The 9 Best Pillows for Snoring of 2020

Snooze peacefully with these top picks

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Our Top Picks

Best Overall: Coop Home Goods Eden Memory Foam Pillow at Coop Home Goods

"The patented design keeps the pillow’s fill equally distributed."

Best Budget: EPABO Contour Memory Foam Pillow at Amazon

"Hypoallergenic memory foam lines up your neck and shoulders."

Best Wedge Pillow: FitPlus Premium Wedge Pillow at Amazon

"Added elevation prevents throat muscles from collapsing."

Best for Side Sleepers: Honeydew Sleep Company Scrumptious Side Pillow at Honeydew

"A hidden zipper lets you remove or add filling."

Best for Back Sleepers: The Saatva Pillow at Saatva Dreams

"Has a shredded latex core for neck, head, and shoulder support."

Best for Neck Pain: Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-Ergo Neck Pillow at Tempur-Pedic

"A rare customizable pillow."

Best for CPAP Machines: Endurimed CPAP Pillow at Endurimed

"Contoured for peaceful sleep with your CPAP in any position."

Best for Pregnancy: PharMeDoc Pregnancy Pillow at PharMeDoc

"Adjustable filler adapts when you shift your body."

Best Cooling: The Purple Pillow at Purple.com

"Made from an elastic polymer that lets air flow through the pillow."

Our Top Picks

Best Overall: Coop Home Goods Eden Memory Foam Pillow

Serious snorers will love this adjustable memory foam pillow. The design lets you open it to add or remove the filling to reach your perfect level of support. You can add more to keep your neck upright or take some out for the ideal amount of comfort.

The patented design keeps the pillow’s filling equally distributed, so you won’t sink in with no support. This is crucial for people who snore: If they don’t have enough support from their pillow, their throat muscles will relax too much as the sleep and create loud snoring throughout the night.

Best Budget: EPABO Contour Memory Foam Pillow

Specialty pillows get pricey, but EPABO’s Contour Memory Foam Pillow is an affordable option that may help quiet your snoring. This ultra-supportive pillow has an ergonomic design that will help you breathe comfortably as you sleep.

The hypoallergenic memory foam lines up your neck and shoulders to promote proper posture and a clear airway for less snoring and more restful sleep. Best of all, it’s a fraction of the cost of other contour pillows.

Best Wedge Pillow: FitPlus Premium Wedge Pillow

Wedge pillows are one of the best options for sleepers who snore. The added elevation prevents the muscles in your throat and upper airways from collapsing when you snooze. This leaves your mouth, nose, and throat wide open, so you can breathe more easily. This pillow is 7.5 inches high with a 1.5-inch memory foam topper for soft support, and you can use it with or without a CPAP machine.

Best for Side Sleepers: Honeydew Sleep Company Essence Side Sleeper Pillow

Side sleeping is a safer bet for snorers. It helps keep your airway open for clear, quiet breathing. You’ll still need a supportive pillow to keep your head and neck in alignment if you want to prevent snoring while you’re sleeping on your side, though.

The Essence Side Sleeper Pillow has a gentle cutout curve that naturally supports your shoulders and neck as you rest. A hidden zipper lets you remove or add filling so you can adjust the pillow’s height to find the perfect angle to reduce your snoring. For extra comfort, memory foam softly cradles your head and neck for eight soothing hours of side sleeping every night of the week.

Best for Back Sleepers: The Saatva Pillow

Saatva Pillow
Courtesy of Saatva Dreams.

Sleeping on your back isn’t typically recommended for people who snore. Your airway narrows when you sleep on your back—the narrower it becomes, the louder your snoring will be. However, if you can’t fall asleep on your side, you can still reduce your snoring with the right pillow. Saatva’s gorgeous hotel-quality pillow is ideal for snorers who sleep on their back.

This weighty-yet-plush pillow has a shredded latex core for neck, head, and shoulder support. The silky fill is made from 100% organic cotton, and the soft sateen cover wicks away moisture and heat so you’ll sleep cooler.

Best for Neck Pain: Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-Ergo Neck Pillow

Severe snoring with neck pain is a real double-whammy. Snoring can make your sleep unrefreshing, and waking up with a sore neck makes your morning even harder. Tempur-Pedic is known for their unbeatable memory foam sleep accessories, and their TEMPUR Neck Pillow is ideal for anyone who struggles with neck pain and snoring.

The contoured design supports the natural curve of your head, neck, and shoulders. You choose your pillow’s size based on your own body measurements—it’s a rare customized pillow.

Best for CPAP Machines: EnduriMed CPAP Pillow

Severe snoring can be a sign of sleep apnea, a condition in which your breathing repeatedly starts and stops while you sleep. This can lead to next-day grogginess, morning headaches, and irritability, but it has also been associated with more serious health issues, including cardiac arrhythmia, hypertension, and stroke. Sleep apnea is often treated with a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine, a mask that helps you breathe while you sleep. However, CPAP machines can get in the way if you move around at night. The EnduriMed CPAP Pillow is contoured for peaceful sleep with your CPAP.

This pillow accommodates almost any sleeping position while you wear your CPAP. The cutouts relieve pressure points on the CPAP machine, reducing the possibility of leaks, and pure memory foam construction keeps your spine properly aligned for deeper, more restful sleep.

Best for Pregnancy: PharMeDoc Pregnancy Pillow

Your body goes through countless changes when you’re pregnant, and snoring is one of the unfortunate side effects. Hormonal shifts and pressure on your diaphragm increase your risk for snoring, which can make you sleepier during the daytime. A pregnancy pillow can help you stay on your side while you sleep, which keeps your airway open and reduces snoring. PharMeDoc’s Pregnancy Pillow has thousands of positive online reviews from well-rested new moms.

This C-shaped body pillow cradles your body and helps reduce strain on your lower back when you sleep on your side. It helps well into your third trimester, and the adjustable filler adapts when you shift your body.

Best Cooling: The Purple Pillow

Purple has been making waves across the web for their innovative approach to bedding. The Purple Pillow has all of the support you need to keep your neck aligned and reduce your snoring without the stuffy heat of a memory foam pillow.

Hot sleepers who snore will love the cool, soft yet supportive feel of the Purple Pillow. Instead of foam or feather fillings, it's made from an ultra-durable elastic polymer that lets air flow through. This keeps your pillow cooler so you won’t wake up sweating.

The polymer is also supportive enough to promote proper head, neck, and shoulder alignment, which will keep your airways open for deeper breathing with less snoring. Cleaning the pillow is a snap: Just run it under warm water with gentle soap, then let it air dry.

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