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Serta Air Mattress: Our Unbiased Review

Serta Raised Queen Pillow Top Air Mattress

​Sleeping on an air mattress is usually reserved for guests, siblings, and people who normally don’t occupy a given spot on the floor. You can take an air mattress with you on vacation, or keep one as a spare for any potential company who plans to spend a night or two at your home.

We tested a Serta Air Mattress to see how well it would suit you and your guests when pulled out as a spare, or even as a permanent fixture as part of a guest room.

What Is the Serta Air Mattress?

Like others on the market, the Serta Air Mattress in this review is designed to be inflated on the spot. You’ll use an air pump to inflate the mattress, and pile on any number of pillows, sheets, and blankets to make it feel like a bed of your own. Air mattresses can support more than one person, given the right amount of inflation.

Using the Serta Air Mattress, you won’t have to manually pump the air yourself. The control panel on the side of the mattress automatically inflates and deflates the mattress, saving your hands and lungs some serious effort!




 18 inches


20-21 pounds

Auto Controls   

Auto Inflate and Auto Deflate with Auto Shutoff available

Mattress Interior

Circular Coils


PVC, Resistant to Water and Punctures


Cup and Bag for Cords and Mattress Components

What Makes the Serta Air Mattress Unique?

Serta Raised Queen Air Mattress

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Any type of Serta Air Mattress uses the company’s patented NeverFLAT technology. Using a custom formula inside the mattress, it ensures that no sagging or air pressure loss will occur while you are sleeping throughout the night or day. You can choose several settings on the mattress (plush, medium, or firm), and then start the primary pump to get the inflation process started.

Using the secondary pump, the mattress will continuously monitor the status of the air inside during the time the mattress is occupied. When necessary, the secondary pump will engage, and it’s quiet enough to never interrupt anyone but the lightest of sleepers.


An integrated nightlight inside the Serta Air Mattress includes a USB port, enabling you to charge your mobile devices no matter where you are located. This means you can set up the mattress inside a tent and not worry about fishing for an outlet on a generator or leaving your devices inside the car!

The circular coils inside the mattress give you the same comfort as a traditional mattress will help to hold the shape of the bed while you stay asleep.

Pricing the Serta Air Mattress

A Serta Air Mattress is a well-known name in comfort. You can also find office furniture and bed frames under the Serta brand. The name commands respect, and with it, you can expect to pay appropriately for an air mattress with NeverFLAT technology.

Depending on your preferred shopping location, a Serta Air Mattress could cost anywhere from $120 to $162. You’ll want to factor in tax and possible shipping costs if you decide to purchase an air mattress online. In the case of something as large as a Serta Air Mattress, you might have to be present to sign for a delivery or be sure that someone is present to accept it.

Trying Out the Mattress


Our experience with the Serta Air Mattress began with the primary air pump. It is nearly impossible to hear the mattress inflate. Once you notice that the red light has been turned on, the pump is active, and will begin to inflate for its initial cycle. While the noise is audible, it’s not something that should bother anyone else who is already sleeping in the same room or others.

After just a couple of minutes, the Serta Air Mattress inflates, and you’ll be ready to get comfortable. The secondary pump automatically regulates throughout the night, requiring no outside input from any human hands. No detectable sound came out of the secondary pump throughout the night, even while listening closely during the early parts of the night.


Using the queen, mattress, there are a total of 35 coils contained inside the Serta Air Mattress. These are used to stabilize anyone’s body who lies down on the mattress and keep their spines in alignment, preventing any pain in the morning.

As it turns out, not only is the core of the Serta Air Mattress sturdy, but it stays consistent throughout the rest of the mattress. This is a testament to the quality of the air pump. It equalizes the necessary pressure throughout the entirety of the mattress, and from our tests, the secondary pump accomplished its job as the night continued.

The top of the mattress is soft and bears enough ridges to bedsheets secured in place. This is a nice touch by Serta and furthers the idea that this is a real bed to use, not just a glorified sleeping bag. Even while staying on the edge of the mattress, the coils never buckled or shifted the focus of the bed.

Pump Performance

Using the pump allows you to choose from three different levels: Plush, Medium, or Firm. The settings live up to their name, and the time it takes to adjust from one setting to another is just enough to check your social media accounts for any new notifications.

You won’t have any issue finding your desired comfort level with the primary pump. The type of mattress you prefer on a normal bed is exactly what you should choose from the automated pump on the Serta Air Mattress. Once your desired level is reached, the pump automatically shuts off, and the secondary pump takes over, maintaining the level until you deflate the mattress.

How Does the Serta Air Mattress Compare?

Compared to other air mattresses on the market, the Serta Air Mattress is the preferred choice among all other brands. We compared it to a few other options just to see how it might stack up, and the results ensured us that the Serta is the best choice.

 SoundAsleep Dream Series Air Mattress

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Another popular brand name, the Soundasleep Dream Series air mattress is well-reviewed in comfort, price, and stability throughout the night. It’s a reliable mattress that will stay with you for years, but it comes at a cost of convenience.

Unlike the Serta Air Mattress, the Soundasleep Dream Series takes what feels like forever to inflate. When you are tired and ready to sleep, there are few worse feelings than waiting for a mattress to blow up while you struggle to keep your eyes open. The same can be said about its deflation process – not great for hurried trips to the airport.

 Intex Comfort Plush Elevated Dura-Beam Airbed

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The Intex Comfort Plush boasts a high mattress that rests quite a bit off the ground, perfect for those who wish to feel like they aren’t sleeping on the floor. It isn’t the most comfortable air mattress in the world, but it makes for a good replacement if others aren’t available.

The biggest issue with the Intex Comfort Plush is sagging. Upon first getting on and lying down, there is a noticeable dip at the edges, and it contributes to a real feeling of instability while you try to relax. It’s not a critical problem, but it isn’t the best first impression to get from a bed that promises comfort anywhere you put it.

Insta-Bed Raised Air Mattress with Never Flat Pump

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Insta-Bed utilizes the same NeverFLAT technology found in our review of the Serta Air Mattress. The mattress is comfortable, and like the Serta, the pump shuts off immediately when it isn’t in use. The advantages of the NeverFLAT pumps work the same in the Insta-Bed as it does in the Serta Air Mattress.

Unfortunately, the Insta-Bed does not feel as stable as other air mattresses on the market. Random moments during the night where you roll over will feel like you’re about to fall to the ground. Even though you’re not far up, the dizzying sensation of tipping over the edge will be enough to pull you right out of the comfortable zone of sleep.

 Intex Dura-Beam Series Elevated Deluxe Airbed

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This Intex model is a perfect choice if you plan to have guests on occasion and just need an inexpensive spare to keep when necessary. It rates high on comfort, especially given the price, and will work for those who just want to make their guests feel like they always have a warm, welcome place to stay.

That being said, the Intex Dura-Beam does not feel like it was built to last. The durability of this mattress is questionable at best, and it won’t take long before you consider having to replace it. This becomes a major inconvenience if you have spontaneous guests and you worry about whether the mattress will still hold up. We don’t recommend going with the Intex Dura-Beam.

The Serta Air Mattress: Buy or Pass?

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Especially after testing other mattresses, we give a full recommendation of the Serta Air Mattress, especially with its incredible NeverFLAT technology built into the pump system. Sleeping on the air mattress felt like a hotel bed, with the support and cushioning expected from a full bed set. This is the kind of sleep that hotels wish they could give to every guest.

The automatic pump system makes pulling out the air mattress a piece of cake. Whether you are planning a trip for yourself or you know that you will have company that will need a space to crash, the Serta Air Mattress and its air pump will make you look incredibly hospitable.

The portability of an air mattress is a luxury you don’t want to overlook when going on a vacation. Even with the technological advances of NeverFLAT, the Serta Air Mattress remains a very compact bed. Once deflated, you can easily store it in an oversized travel bag and turn your attention to more important things, like where you’ll be going when you’re NOT sleeping!

Choosing the Serta Air Mattress

Because air mattresses have plenty of choices on the market, why would you go with the Serta over the competition?

The answer comes back to the Serta name, and the fact that they have been dealing in comfort for so many years with excellent customer feedback. Using the Serta Air Mattress guarantees you a great night of sleep, and it isn’t just a tagline for advertising.

Compared to the others we looked at, there was always an exception or a reason to go back to Serta. At one point or another, the Serta Air Mattress beat out its competition in durability, comfort, and basic engineering.

We also can’t overstate how convenient the dual pumps are. Even if you discount the fact that the secondary pump monitors the airflow of the mattress throughout the night, you will be able to deflate and inflate the Serta Air Mattress in the amount of time it takes to make some popcorn and enjoy a movie.

Maintaining Your Air Mattress

When you invest in an air mattress, you’re making the decision to keep a spare bed for you or your guests for the foreseeable future. It isn’t just a sleeping bag that can be stashed in the closet and occasionally washed when necessary. The Serta Air Mattress will require some routine checkups to be sure it is functioning properly.

Every now and then, be sure to check that both pumps are functioning properly. It might seem like a minor detail, but an improperly inflated mattress could cause someone to wake up sore, and potentially ruin their day.

You also want to be sure that no part of the air mattress has been punctured. This could be caused by something you’re wearing while brushing up against the mattress, or a sharp object that came into contact with the mattress while it’s being stored in a closet.

Follow these steps and you’re sure to have a comfortable sleeping option for years. The Serta Air Mattress is the perfect choice to invest in a portable good night’s sleep.

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5 Reasons Not to Regularly Using Sleeping Pills

sleeping pills swallowed in the jar

Some nights it's just hard to sleep, and no matter what you do, you feel like you can't get any shut-eye.

When you have a few of these nights in a row, it can start to mess with your head.

If sleeping pills seem like the only answer to your problems, it's important to understand that they shouldn't be used long term.

When to Consider Using Sleeping Pills

Sleeping pills placed inside the wine glass

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Not getting enough sleep is bad for your health – it can cause mental issues, fatigue, slower reaction time, heart issues, stress, and more.

When you can't get to sleep for numerous nights in a row, it can quickly start to break you down mentally.

But when should you turn to sleeping pills for help?

When it comes to things that might help you get to sleep at night, what have you tried?

There are tea blends with herbs like chamomile and valerian root which can help you get to sleep at night. You can even find valerian root in capsule form.

Before opting for sleeping pills, talk to your doctor about your sleep issues.

Find out what is causing your insomnia, because dealing with the cause is better than hiding it and masking the issue with some pills.

If pills seem like the only options, you need to know what sleeping pills are, so you can understand how they'll help you (and how they might harm you).

All About Sleeping Pills

Basically, sleeping pills are sedatives.

The majority of them fall under the classification “sedative hypnotics,” which are drugs that are made to help people sleep (they're meant to help you get to sleep and get a full night's sleep).

Of course, like nearly all drugs, some of them treat other issues as well.

One of the drugs under this classification is Benzodiazepine, which includes Librium and Xanax (pills that are also prescribed for people with anxiety).

Then there are medications like Ambien and Lunesta that are mainly prescribed for sleep disorders.

Barbiturates are another common sedative prescribed for difficulties sleeping. These pills work as sedatives, by depressing the nervous system. Barbiturates can be extremely dangerous, as they work like anesthesia – there is a high risk of overdose.

The Effects of Sleeping Pills on the Body

Overdose isn't the only thing you should worry about when it comes to taking sleeping pills. There are many possible side effects – some minor and some extreme.

These side effects may happen immediately, or you might not notice them until you've been on the medication for a while.

Here are five things you want to be aware of when it comes to considering the aide of sleeping pills, especially if you plan to use them long-term.


Complications with Other Illnesses

For some people, sleeping pills should be the very last resort (or they might not be an option at all).

People with breathing issues can have extremely life-threatening reactions to sleeping pills. If you have asthma, COPD, chronic bronchitis, or emphysema, talk to your doctor before taking any kind of sleep aids (even over-the-counter ones).

Because many of the medications prescribed as sleep aids relax you, they can affect your breathing. People with illnesses that already affect their breathing are at risk.


Complications with Other Illnesses

While most common side effects for medication are minor, and not usually life-threatening, they can sometimes mimic other illnesses.

They can also cause other problems – like a pill that causes drowsiness could cause you to get into an automobile accident.

When it comes to sleep aids, some of the most common side effects include the following (some of them will be increased with long-term use):

  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Loss of or increased appetite
  • Dizziness, loss of balance
  • Strange dreams, sleep paralysis
  • Tingling or burning in extremities
  • Drowsiness when you should be awake
  • Uncontrollable twitching or shaking of a body part
  • Weakness
  • Dry mouth
  • Headaches
  • Gas and heartburn
  • Mental impairment, loss of memory
  • Stomach pain

If you have these symptoms (one or more), it's important to stop taking your sleeping pills and contact your doctor. Even if you're taking something that is non-prescription, your doctor can help.


Major Side Effects

Those minor side effects may be painful or annoying, but they aren't likely to harm you permanently (not directly anyway). There are harmful side effects you can experience from sleeping pills, even if you're using them as prescribed.

One of the biggest of the major side effects of sleeping pills is parasomnia.

These are things that happen while you are asleep that cause movements and even actions. You're asleep, so you're completely unaware of what you're doing.

Here is information on some of the parasomnias that could be caused by the use of sleeping pills, especially if you've been using them over a long period of time.

  • Sleepwalking – this is the most common type of parasomnia, in which you walk in your sleep. Some people only walk around the house, others leave the house.
  • Sleep driving – people on sleeping pills have been known to drive while asleep. You may be slightly awake, but not enough to focus or react.
  • Sleep eating – Strange, but true – some people eat in their sleep (this is extremely dangerous as well because it's definitely a choking hazard.

These are just a few parasomnias. You are more likely to experience these if you take higher dosages of sleeping pills. Be sure to follow the prescription as your doctor intended it.


Allergic Reactions

Woman covering her nose because of allergic reaction after taking sleeping pills

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Allergic reactions can happen with any kind of medication. It helps to know the signs of anaphylaxis (which is an acute allergic reaction to something).

Reactions can happen to active or inactive ingredients (many people have dye allergies and even allergies to coating and binders used in medications).

Here are some signs of allergic reaction to watch for (if you experience any of these, stop taking the pill and go to the doctor):

  • Pains in your chest
  • Difficulties swallowing or breathing
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Hives and itching
  • Rash and redness
  • Swelling in the throat
  • Swelling of facial areas (face, lips, eyes, tongue)
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Increased heartbeat
  • Dizziness and shortness of breath


Addiction to Sleeping Pills

Addiction is common when it comes to sleeping pills. This is because people become dependent on them – you may try to go a night or two without them and realize you can't sleep, so you keep taking them even when you've passed the few weeks you needed them.

It's likely that your inability to sleep at this point is psychological and your nerves from not taking them makes you “need” them.

Some people will also build up a tolerance to them, which can make them take more than they need. This can lead to dependence and overdose.

The long-term use of sleeping pills will interfere with your ability to get a good night's sleep. That's the exact opposite of what you want them to be doing.

Know When to Take Your Sleeping Pills

Most sleeping pills are taken right before you go to bed – as you start on your prescription you might find that it takes an hour, give or take, for a pill to kick in.

You can adjust when you take them once you know how they work for you. Only take them when you're at home – not prior to driving a vehicle or using any machinery (or cooking).

You do not want to mix sleeping pills with other sedatives.

You also don't want to take them with street drugs or alcohol. Mixing sleeping pills and alcohol could cause you to stop breathing, which could lead to death.

Both alcohol and marijuana are relaxants, which can increase the effects of your sleeping pills side effects.

Other Things to Know About Sleeping Pills

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You've probably heard that grapefruit shouldn't be eaten with certain medications – sleeping pills are included on this list.

Eating grapefruits or drinking grapefruit juice can increase how much of the sedative is absorbed into the bloodstream, and it also affects how long it stays in your body.

This means that you could get too much of the sedation effects, which could kill you.

Final Thoughts on the Regular Usage of Sleeping Pills

You should never use sleeping pills long-term.

Instead, use them for a few weeks while you figure out what is really keeping you up at night.

9 Best Firm Mattresses


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Never underestimate the power of a good sleep.

There are many factors that go into ensuring you get a good sleep. Having a good mattress is one of them.

Most people notice the comfortability of their mattress. It’s hard to sleep sometimes if you aren’t comfortable, and your mattress could very well be the culprit of this.

The right mattress will have just the right amount of support and comfort to help you get a good sleep.

Let’s take a look at our list of the 9 best firm mattresses of 2018.

Comparison Table

Why Are These The 9 Best Mattresses Of 2018?

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Our comprehensive list covers 9 of what we believe to be the best firm mattresses of 2018. We look at a number of different things including specifications and price, concluding with a star rating out of five.

Without further ado, let’s review what we consider to be the 9 best firm mattresses of 2018.

Best Firm Mattress For Affordability: Nectar Mattress

Nectar Queen Mattress + 2 Free Pillows - Gel Memory Foam - CertiPUR-US Certified - 180 Night Home Trial - Forever Warranty
  • #1 FASTEST GROWING BRAND IN THE U.S. - Recognized as the fastest growing e-commerce retailer by Internet Retailer, Nectar is a memory foam bed-in-a-box mattress designed for every kind of sleeper. Nectar is part of the Resident House of Brands.
  • TWO FREE PREMIUM PILLOWS INCLUDED - Every mattress purchase comes with two free Nectar Premium Pillows ($150 value).
  • INDUSTRY LEADING 180 NIGHT TRIAL- You can try Nectar risk-free for 180 days and return it if you are not 100% happy (180 day trial is for orders on Amazon only). This is nearly 3 months longer than the industry standard.
  • NECTAR FOREVER WARRANTY - We guarantee Nectar for as long as you own the mattress. Longest warranty in the business (we checked).
  • IDEAL SUPPORT FOR ANY POSITION - Optimal level of firmness, coolness, breathability, and comfort. Nectar molds to your body, relieving all your aches and pains. It is firm enough to support you, but soft enough to be gentle where you're sensitive. Even on those 90° nights, Nectar sleeps cool, gently regulating heat for an ideal temperature all night long.

Our first best firm mattress takes into account your budget. Just because you’re limited when it comes to how much you can spend, doesn’t mean you have to skimp on the quality.

The Nectar mattress is a firm mattress that incorporates a number of layers of high-quality foam material, making for a supportive night's sleep.

Ironically, it ranks higher in preference and quality than other more expensive models on the market. This medium firm mattress provides you with a reasonable level of support that can accommodate all different sleep cycles.

What we love most about the Nectar mattress is that it has that cuddly feeling of foam without being the type of bed that you sink into, due to its firmness.

You can get the Nectar mattress for $$. We rate it 5/5 stars.

Best Firm Mattress For Double-Sided Luxury: The Idle Sleep Mattress

The two-sided design of the Idle Sleep mattress makes this firm mattress quality from the very beginning.

This mattress offers excellent performance due to its high-quality materials. The buoyancy foam that comprises some of the material its designed with can provide relief from pressure and support, while firmly keeping you comfortable.  

The great thing about the Idle Sleep Mattress is that there are options – you can choose from four different styles when it comes to this mattress. This means that the mattress you prefer will be tailored to your exact needs.

The custom-made Idle foam makes for a refreshing night's sleep because it doesn't trap additional heat. It's also built to last and won't wear out on your too quickly.

This double-sided mattress offers two levels of firmness, which is great if you’re someone who thinks about the alignment of their spine when sleeping.

The cutting-edge thermal technology in this mattress works with your body's natural temperature regulator, allowing for adjustments depending on the environment of your room.

The Idle Sleep mattress retails from $. We rate this mattress a 5/5.

Best Firm Mattress On A Budget: The Dreamcloud

We’ve already covered another firm mattress that’s gentle on the wallet. Our next firm mattress on the list takes this to a whole new level.

This is because the Dreamcloud Mattress gives you the luxury of firm memory foam, for a fraction of the price. It is most likely the only mattress designed in this way that is affordable.

Because of the level of quality the Dreamcloud mattress has, it’s been built for durability and longevity. Its firm, eight layer construction ensures that you’re comfortable without sinking too far down into the material.

What we love about the Dreamcloud mattress is that it's thicker than a number of other mattresses, adding to the firmness. We also like that it's designed for people who have experienced back issues – if you're looking for a bed designed for your back, the Dreamcloud is ideal.

This is because the many layers of the Dreamcloud mattress offer unparalleled support that will help to reduce any existing pain. This mattress model also comes with a year-long trial period – if it doesn’t work, simply send it back.

Get the Dreamcloud for $$$. We rate it 5/5 stars.

Best Firm Mattress For Side Sleeping: Layla Mattress

Layla Sleep Copper Infused Memory Foam Full Mattress
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  • COPPER INFUSED MEMORY FOAM - This copper infused cooling system mattress provides cooler sleep and variable support great for all sleeping positions
  • FLIPPABLE FIRMNESS - Flip for comfort. Layla is a medium soft on one side and firm on the other so you get two firmness levels in one mattress
  • THERMOGEL INFUSED COVER - Provides excellent heat dispersion and a cooler night's sleep. Thermo Gel reacts to body temperature to keep your body from getting too warm while you sleep. No more jolting awake in the middle of the night when you get too hot.
  • FOR ANY FOUNDATION - Works with solid platform and adjustable base, box spring or foundation, bunkie board on a box spring, or slatted base. You name it!

You may be someone who has always preferred sleeping on your side – and you wouldn't have it any other way. Luckily for you, there's a mattress explicitly designed for this need.

The Layla Mattress comes with an innovative design that incorporates dual firmness in one single mattress, resulting in high levels of support and comfort, especially when lying on your side.

The Layla mattress has a unique copper-infused thermal technology that helps to regulate your body temperature and keep you comfortable in this way as well.

If you suffer from back pain and especially neck pain, the Layla mattress is a great choice. Specifically, it can take the pressure off these problem areas and reduce joint inflammation.

Because of its cutting-edge temperature technology, it also promotes good blood circulation which can help with chronic back and neck pain.

The Layla mattress is an excellent first choice if you're an exclusive side sleeper but don't want to spend too much money on a bed. Add a bit of memory foam into the mix, and you've got a unique design that's hard to find elsewhere.

The Layla mattress retails for $. We rate it 4/5 stars.

Best Firm Mattress For Cooling: Nectar Queen

Nectar Queen Mattress + 2 Free Pillows - Gel Memory Foam - CertiPUR-US Certified - 180 Night Home Trial - Forever Warranty
  • #1 FASTEST GROWING BRAND IN THE U.S. - Recognized as the fastest growing e-commerce retailer by Internet Retailer, Nectar is a memory foam bed-in-a-box mattress designed for every kind of sleeper. Nectar is part of the Resident House of Brands.
  • TWO FREE PREMIUM PILLOWS INCLUDED - Every mattress purchase comes with two free Nectar Premium Pillows ($150 value).
  • INDUSTRY LEADING 180 NIGHT TRIAL- You can try Nectar risk-free for 180 days and return it if you are not 100% happy (180 day trial is for orders on Amazon only). This is nearly 3 months longer than the industry standard.
  • NECTAR FOREVER WARRANTY - We guarantee Nectar for as long as you own the mattress. Longest warranty in the business (we checked).
  • IDEAL SUPPORT FOR ANY POSITION - Optimal level of firmness, coolness, breathability, and comfort. Nectar molds to your body, relieving all your aches and pains. It is firm enough to support you, but soft enough to be gentle where you're sensitive. Even on those 90° nights, Nectar sleeps cool, gently regulating heat for an ideal temperature all night long.

If you’re someone who has the best sleep when their mattress is firm and cool, then this next one is bound to peak your interest.

The Nectar Queen is a great option that provides comfort and support for the body through a unique cooling system and extra air circulation.  

While the mattress itself is new, the Nectar Queen brand isn’t. They’ve established themselves as a reputable homeware brand – so you know they’re producers of quality mattresses.

Nectar Queen has their patented air foam incorporated into this mattress, which makes for a soft, yet firm sleep. The cooling technology is combined with contouring foam that helps to relieve sensitive parts of the body.  

This mattress model is made with quality, comfortability, and firmness in mind. It is well made and will last you for many years. The cooper-infused memory foam tends to last longer than Latex, making it a better option if you're in the market for longevity.

The Nectar Queen mattress suits side and back sleepers. It retails for $. We rate this mattress 4/5 stars.

Best Firm Mattress For Athletes: Bear Mattress

This is a relatively new category in the mattress industry, and certainly in demand as more people focus on the comfort of their sleep and relief from sports-related injuries.

Celliant technology and memory foam combine in this mattress model to give you an edition to the mattress industry that sleeps cooler and can assist with recovery time.

It covers an important niche that can help to improve thousands of people’s sleep. You don’t even have to be an athlete to benefit from this firm mattress – if you’re someone who leads an active and busy life, the Bear Mattress can help.

The improved air circulation and relief from pressure is the result of its Celliant technology and graphite-gel memory foam.

The bear mattress is a medium firm model that can suit any type of sleeper. However, if you're a stomach sleeper, you might not find it as comfortable as other mattresses on this list.

One thing we love about the Bear mattress is that it’s sold online, so you assemble it when it’s delivered to your house. You can contact the helpful customer support line if there are any issues or questions you have.

The Beart mattress retails for $$. We rate it 4/5 stars.

Best Firm Hybrid Mattress For Affordability: The Dromma Bed

The next firm mattress on our list is another model that you can only purchase online – but it’s worth the wait.

The Dromma Bed Mattress is special because it is made out of eco-friendly materials. The top layer is made of natural Latex. While Latex doesn't typically breathe as well as other mattress materials, the fact that it's natural gives it a much better chance of keeping the air circulating.  

This medium firm mattress uses bio-foam for their memory foam, which means they’ve really got the planet in mind.

This mattress offers an ideal level of comfort and support however you like to sleep. We will mention that it’s particularly beneficial if you’re a side sleeper – it can help to relieve any back or neck pressure you may experience.

As we’ve mentioned, the upper layer is made out of natural Latex, allowing it to breathe better than synthetic Latex. The Dromma Bed mattress is an excellent option if you're environmentally conscious but still need a comfortable night's sleep.  

Get the Dromma Bed mattress for $. We rate it 4/5 stars.

Best Firm Mattress For Popularity: Casper Mattress

Sometimes, there’s a well-known brand that you just can't pass up on. Most of the time, this brand will be renowned for a reason. Casper is one of these brands.  

It’s a bed-in-a-box company that has a Latex over memory foam design. It has three different layers of materials, making for a firm but supportive sleep.

While the Latex layer on the top isn’t the best for staying cool, it still does a great job and can be more than sufficient.

Casper’s popularity has been short-lived but fast. The company launched online in 2014 and have quickly become one of the most popular online mattress retailers.

Over the years that they have dominated the mattress market, they have re-designed their mattress model twice to keep up with the latest technology. The result is a three-layered contouring memory foam mattress that has cooling, comfort, and support in mind.

The different materials used also offer a luxurious feel, despite the firmness. The Casper mattress comes at a reasonable price considering its quality.

Get the Casper mattress for $$. We rate this mattress 3.5/5 stars.

Best Firm Mattress For Inner Spring: Aviya Mattress

There aren’t many mattresses that include the inner spring these days, so when they do, it’s important that they prioritize their quality.

We believe that Aviya has managed to achieve this. Their hybrid innerspring mattress offers many different luxurious benefits which look even better considering how affordable it is.  

One thing that stands out with this mattress is its durability. The Aviya mattress offers 2 extra inches of material, guaranteeing that it will outlast many other beds on the market.  

On top of this, it also offers three additional inches of foam on the edges as well. There’s no risk of seeing those springs anytime soon – they’re well covered by the innovative design of the mattress.

The three layers of material make this mattress extra firm, which adds to the support overall. The high-density foam helps with this experience as well.

One unique thing about the Aviya mattress that we love is that most of the materials are environmentally friendly, making it stand out in the mattress market. With both support and sustainability, you’re getting the best of both worlds with this model.

Get the Aviya mattress for $$. We rate it 3.5/5 stars.

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Ashley Sleeper Sofa Review

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Many sofas manufactured today are fold out beds as well. This allows you to use the furniture for multiple purposes. It is highly beneficial to people who have minimal spaces, like a studio apartment. The sofa bed allows them to turn a living room space, into a bedroom later on that night.

The Ashley sleeper sofa is a popular type of sofa bed.

They are stylish, convenient and well designed.

If you are looking for a sleeper sofa, then you will find this review helpful, as we will identify some of the models, features, prices, locations and customer reviews of the Ashley sleeper sofa.

Learn More on the Ashley Furniture Brand

Carlyle Weinberger was the progenitor of the Ashley Furniture. However, Ron Wanek bought the furniture store in 1976. Back then, they had just 35 employees. Back then, they created tables, wall systems and cabinet commodes.

Today, the company is lead by Todd Wanek who started out as an employee in 1979. Ashley Furniture has many locations, factories and manufacturing plants across the world.

In 1986, “Ashley Furniture Industries​​​​ turns the furniture industry on its head with an innovative, patented product line called “Millennium.” A unique, proprietary polyester finishing technique which gave the wood an impeccable luster and extreme durability.”

Since 2018, Ashley Homestore has over 800 locations worldwide.

Stylish Sleeper Sofas from Ashley

Ashley Furniture Signature Design - Bladen Contemporary Plush Upholstered Sleeper Sofa - Full Size Mattress Included - Coffee Brown

No matter your tastes, preference or need, you can choose from an incredible selection of modern sofa beds at the Ashley Furniture website, or just by visiting any of their 800 locations. Ashley has over 52 different sleeper sofas available at various locations. They are comfortable and chic.

These sofas will make it easier to accommodate unexpected guests.

If you want a twin, full or queen bed, they have those options ready to grace your home space. Their sofas come in two-seater and three-seater as well. While a twin or two-seater sofa is apt for a smaller room, understandably, a queen or three-seater sofa needs a little more space.

These sofas come in a variety of fabrics and styles. They range from leather, chenille, synthetic or microfiber.

Some of the popular mattresses are innerspring or memory foam mattresses.

The Bladen Full Sofa Sleeper

Ashley Furniture Signature Design - Bladen Contemporary Plush Upholstered Sleeper Sofa - Full Size Mattress Included - Coffee Brown
  • CONTEMPORARY SOFA SLEEPER: Tie your living room decor together with this equally comfortable and stylish sleeper. Pillowy armrests and cushions cradle you into relaxation-all with high-style flair
  • PLUSH COMFORT: Relax on foam cushions wrapped in supple faux leather upholstery. Included bi-fold full innerspring mattress accommodates overnight guests. Sits atop a supportive steel frame
  • COFFEE BROWN FINISH: Rich with multi-tonal shades of brown, this easy-to-match sleeper truly makes a bold statement in any home. When pulled out, top with crisp, white sheets for a contemporary look
  • VERSATILE USE: Couch transforms into a pull-out full size bed for overnight guests. Measures 90" W x 36" D x 38" H
  • MINOR ASSEMBLY: Simply remove wire hold downs and your sofa sleeper is ready for enjoyment. Fits through doorways 32" or wider

This is the most cost-effective option for Ashley. The beautifully designed beautifully Bladen Full Sofa Sleeper has a cool leather look but gives you the welcome warmth you long for in a sofa.

The textural, multi-tonal upholstery of the Bladen full sofa sleeper “is rich with character and interest —while plush, pillowy cushions merge comfort and support with a high-style design. A pull-out full-size mattress accommodates overnight guests.”

This sofa has a number of features, including:

  • Corner-blocked frame
  • Exposed feet with faux wood finish
  • Polyester/polyurethane upholstery
  • High-resiliency foam cushions wrapped in thick poly fiber
  • Attached back and loose seat cushions
  • Included bi-fold full innerspring mattress sits atop a supportive metal frame

Banner Queen Sofa Sleeper

Ashley Furniture Signature Design - Banner Traditional Faux Leather Sleeper Sofa - Queen Size Mattress Included - Coffee
  • QUEEN SOFA SLEEPER: Elevate your living room with this classy sleeper. Dressed in a rich coffee shade, it looks so elegant as a couch or bed. Pair with crisp white sheets for a clean-lined aesthetic
  • DEEP CUSHIONED COMFORT: Relax on long-lasting, ultra supportive coil cushions. Seating area is wrapped in real leather, exterior upholstery is matching faux leather
  • MEMORY FOAM MATTRESS: Included bi-fold queen memory foam mattress provides better airflow for a cooler night's sleep. Sits atop a supportive steel frame
  • GREAT FOR SMALL SPACES: Use it in lieu of a queen bed in small studio spaces, or accommodate overnight guests even with limited space. Measures 99" W x 39" D x 39" H
  • MINOR ASSEMBLY: Easy-to-follow instructions included. An 8mm hex head socket (not included) is needed for assembly

If you are looking for a more costly item, then consider this item. It is the most expensive of the Ashley sleeper sofas.

The Banner queen sofa sleeper is simply indulgent. It gives you extraordinarily great looks, value and comfort. It is completely wrapped in high-quality leather that has a natural tone variation.

This model also has “fashion-forward windowpane stitching and pocketed coil cushioning set Banner apart with feel-good flair.”

This sofa has a number of features, including:

  • Memory foam provides better airflow for a cooler night’s sleep
  • Leather interior upholstery; polyester/vinyl exterior upholstery
  • Supportive coil seat construction
  • Exposed feet with faux wood finish
  • Corner-blocked frame
  • Included bi-fold queen memory foam mattress sits atop a supportive steel frame
  • Attached back and loose seat cushions

Larkinhurst Sofa – Contemporary Style Couch

Ashley Furniture Signature Design - Larkinhurst Sofa - Contemporary Style Couch - Earth
  • TRADITIONAL SOFA: Rich texture and quality comfort meet in this sofa. The stylish rolled arms give it a traditional touch, while the weathered faux leather make it easy on the eyes
  • PLUSH UPHOLSTERY: This sofa is made with a polyester/polyurethane blend. Includes 2 decorative pillows made of polyester/polyurethane and polyester
  • EARTHY TONE: There's something so relaxing about the neutral tone. With nailhead trim accents and generous back seating support, you can lounge fashionably into the cozy cushions
  • GREAT LIVING ROOM PIECE: Set this couch with a sleeper or chair for a well-rounded space your guests will love. Measures 89" W x 39" D x 38" H
  • ARRIVES ASSEMBLED: Ready for instant enjoyment in your home. Fits through doorways 32" or wider

If you are looking for a trusted sleeper sofa with high rankings from customers, then look no further. The Larkinhurst Sofa – Contemporary Style Couch – Earth continually receives high scores with over 270 reviews on Amazon.

Spectacularly convert your living room into a more rustic setting with this weathered leather couch. It is priced less than many other brands in its class.

This faux leather sofa is “washed in earthy Southwestern tones with generous back and seating support and jumbo window-pane stitching, it envelops you in comfort and quality. Classic elements such as rolled arms and turned feet bring in just enough traditional touch.”

The beauty of the Larkin Hurst sleeper sofa is aided by:

  • Attached back and loose seat cushions
  • Polyester/polyurethane upholstery polyester/polyurethane and polyester pillows
  • Memory foam provides better airflow for a cooler night’s sleep
  • Corner-blocked frame
  • Pillows with soft feather inserts zippered access
  • Included bi-fold queen memory foam mattress sits atop a supportive steel frame
  • 2 decorative pillows included
  • Exposed feet with faux wood finish
  • Cushions with ultra-supportive pocketed coils
  • Nailhead trim
  • Memory foam encased in damask ticking

Zeb Twin Sofa Sleeper


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Made from nylon and polyester, this two-seat sofa is truly a minimalist’s dream. Its design is fresh and striking. It is available in charcoal, espresso and quartz.

This Ashley sleeper sofa has an extremely linear facade with track arms and crisp box cushions. “The Zeb twin sofa sleeper is a beautiful proof that less is more. Wrapped in a richly neutral microfiber upholstery, Zeb includes an upgraded memory foam mattress to make your overnight guests that much more comfortable.”

This sofa has a variety of features, including:

  • Attached back and loose seat cushions
  • Included bi-fold twin memory foam mattress sits atop a supportive steel frame
  • Polyester/nylon upholstery
  • Memory foam encased in damask ticking
  • Corner-blocked frame
  • Exposed feet with faux wood finish
  • High-resiliency foam cushions wrapped in thick poly fiber
  • Exposed feet with faux wood finish
  • Memory foam provides better airflow for a cooler night’s sleep

You can get it on the Ashley Furniture website for $599.99 or order on Amazon.

Other Microfiber sleeper sofas include the:

  • Accrington Sofa Sleeper – $769.99
  • Jarreau Sofa Chaise Sleeper – $539.99
  • Alenya Sofa Sleeper – $699.00
  • Darcy Sofa Sleeper – $549.00
  • Levon Queen Sofa Sleeper – $974.99

Kinlock Sofa Sleeper

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The Chenille fabric type is another popular option among Ashley sleeper sofa buyers. It comes on the Kinlock Sofa Sleeper, which is made from 100% polyester.

This modern sofa is only available in charcoal.

Once you recline in comfort, you will enjoy this sofa sleeper’s cushiony armrests. The chair back provides full support from head to toe.

Its Nailhead accents give a stunning punctuation to the curved frame. And once you are tucked away at night, you will enjoy sweet rest contentedly on the full sized pull out innerspring mattress.

The elegance of the Kinlock Sofa Sleeper is aided by:

  • High-resiliency foam cushions wrapped in thick poly fiber
  • Attached back and loose seat cushions
  • Corner-blocked frame
  • Included bi-fold full innerspring mattress sits atop a supportive steel frame
  • Exposed feet with faux wood finish
  • Corners are glued, blocked and stapled
  • Seats and back spring rails are cut from 7/8” hardwood
  • Stripes and patterns are match cut
  • Sleeper features easy-to-lift mechanism with innerspring mattress
  • Cushion cores are constructed of low melt fiber wrapped over high-quality foam

The constructions of the frame were meticulously tested to replicate the house and haulage environments for superior resilience. As it relates to the fabric, this has been pre-approved for wearability and hardiness to match AHFA standards. There are also additional pieces to complement the sofa. These are the two-seater loveseat and recliner.

This modern three-seater Ashley sleeper sofa is available on the Ashley Furniture website for $699.00. If you prefer, you can order both the two-seater variety.

The Kinlock Polyester Upholstered Full Size Sofa Sleeper with Nailhead Trim can also be bought on Amazon.

Other Chenille type sofas include the:

There are 19 varieties to choose from, so click here to review the full listing.

The Velvet Type Ashley Sleeper Sofa

There are three types of sofas clad in a velvety material. These include the Millingar Queen Sofa Sleeper, the Sciolo Queen Sofa Sleeper and the Dailey Sofa Sleeper.

Their prices range from $629.00 to $839.99 on the Ashley Furniture website.

Millingar Queen Sofa Sleeper

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This 222 lb sofa delivers inevitable comfort. The design is complemented by its softness and striking profile. The black faux leather and smoky gray textured cushions give it a touch of class and elegance.

The Millingar Queen Sofa Sleeper, priced at $699.00, has throw pillows, which gives an added flair to the furniture.

One pillow has a center button and the other is clad with “a trendy geometric pattern. Pull-out queen mattress in quality memory foam comfortably accommodates overnight guests.”

Consider these other features as you deliberate, whether this sofa is right for you:

  • Exposed feet with faux wood finish
  • Corner-blocked frame
  • Pillows with soft polyfill
  • Polyester and polyester/cotton pillows
  • Memory foam encased in damask ticking
  • Memory foam provides better airflow for a cooler night’s sleep
  • High-resiliency foam cushions wrapped in thick poly fiber
  • 4 decorative pillows included
  • Attached back and loose seat cushions
  • Polyester interior upholstery; vinyl/polyester/polyurethane exterior upholstery
  • Included bi-fold queen memory foam mattress sits atop a supportive steel frame

Sciolo Queen Sofa Sleeper

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A little lighter than the previous sleeper sofa, this option weighs in at 210 lbs.

The naturally modish and stylish Sciolo queen sofa sleeper is a great option to take home. It comes in cobalt blue. The sofa’s profile is distinctly fashionable.

It has a crisp and pristine aesthetic with its 2-over-2 cushion design. This is complemented by the four feather-filled toss pillows.

As if it were not already indulgent, the sofa is aided by good quality memory foam for the pullout queen mattress. You will sleep comfortably on this Ashley sleeper sofa.

Added Sciolo sofa features include:  

  • Tufted seat cushions
  • Exposed feet with faux wood finish
  • Loose back and seat cushions
  • Pillow with feather inserts and hidden zippers
  • Memory foam provides better airflow for a cooler night’s sleep
  • High-resiliency foam cushions wrapped in thick poly fiber
  • Polyester/rayon upholstery and pillow
  • Memory foam encased in damask ticking
  • Corner-block frame
  • Included bi-fold queen memory foam mattress sits atop a supportive steel frame

Dailey Sofa Sleeper

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You can get this sleeper sofa in midnight, chocolate and alloy color types. The Dailey Sofa Sleeper allows you to pamper your desires for modern design furniture and a mix of comfort.

It suits well to handle the hassles and wear and tear of daily life.

The fabric upholstery is sumptuously soft. This also comes with an allusion of herringbone texturing. “Divided back design puts pillow plushness and support right where it’s needed most, while overstuffed pillow top armrests are pure pleasure.”

The Dailey sofa has the following added features:

  • Corner-blocked frame
  • Exposed frame with faux wood finish
  • Loose back and seat cushions
  • Attached back and loose seat cushions
  • Included bi-fold full innerspring mattress sits atop a supportive metal frame
  • High-resiliency foam cushions wrapped in thick poly fiber

Get Your Ashley Sleeper Sofa Today

These sofas are versatile to suit any buyer. Luckily, it is a popular brand, which is available in numerous stores. You can opt to visit any of the Ashley Homestore locations or purchase your sofa online.

Along with the faux leather, chenille and velvet type Ashley Sleeper Sofas, you can buy other types. These include the textured, synthetic and leather sofa sleeper from Ashley.

9 Best Pillows For Side Sleepers

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When it comes to your pillow, it’s all about personal preference.

There’s no one size fits all when it comes to pillows. There are many different factors to consider when choosing a pillow. From sleep patterns to body position, these factors will determine what type of pillow will suit you best.

If you're a side sleeper, you will require a specific pillow design that other people may not need.
Let’s take a look at our in-depth guide to the 9 best pillows for side sleepers.

Comparison Table

Why are These the 9 Best Pillows for Side Sleepers?

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Our comprehensive list of the 9 best pillows for side sleepers includes a detailed description of each pillow’ specifications, along with the recommended retail price.

We've also given each pillow and its brand a star rating out of five so that you can make an informed decision about which pillow is best for you.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at our list of the 9 best pillows for side sleepers.


Best Pillow for Side Sleepers Overall: Coop Home Goods Shredded Memory Foam Pillow

Coop Home Goods - Premium Adjustable Loft - Cross-Cut Hypoallergenic Certipur Memory Foam Pillow with Washable Removable Cooling Bamboo Derived Rayon Cover - Queen
  • FULLY ADJUSTABLE PILLOW with our PROPRIETARY MIX of SHREDDED VISCO ELASTIC MEMORY FOAM - ADD or REMOVE foam to adjust to your comfort, perfect custom made pillow each time - for all sleep positions. Allows greater ventilation - Promotes proper alignment allowing deeper sleep through the night. *PATENT PENDING
  • REST ASSURED - CertiPUR-US Certified foam. Our pillows are made without ozone depleters, PBDEs, TDCPP, TCEP flame retardants, mercury, lead and heavy metals, formaldehyde, phthalates regulated by the CPSC, or CFCs. Our foam has been analyzed by independent, accredited testing laboratories. WHAT IS IN YOUR PILLOW? Our pillows meet the CertiPUR-US standards for content, emissions and durability, and are analyzed by independent, accredited testing labs.
  • HYPOALLERGENIC & DUST MITE RESISTANT - allergy sufferers no longer need to compromise comfort! EASY TO CARE FOR - MACHINE WASHABLE - 5 Year Warranty - Guaranteed it will not go flat.
  • Cut Size measurements of pillows: Standard Pillow measures 20 in x 26 in. Queen size measures 20 in x 30 in. King measures 20 in x 36 in cut size.
  • BACKED BY THE COOP HOME GOODS GUARANTEE - We guarantee you'll love the pillow, and if you aren't absolutely satisfied, return it within 100 days for a refund, no questions asked.

We’ve started our list out with what we consider to be the best pillow for side sleepers.

The Coop Home Goods Shredded Memory Foam Pillow with a Viscose Rayon Cover is excellent for people who like to sleep on their side. This pillow is excellent at keeping your neck in the same place all night, allowing for you to maintain the ultimate position.

Despite its sturdiness, it’s also plush and soft enough to provide you with the maximum level of comfort. The inner core of this side sleeper pillow is made up of memory foam that’s been shredded, so it’s not just one solid surface.

One reason why shredded foam is better than solid foam is that it allows you to bend it and shape it to match your needs exactly. Another reason why shredded foam is preferable is that it allows for air to pass through quickly, meaning that it won't accumulate too much and become stuffy.

The materials used in the manufacturing of the Coop Home Goods Memory Foam pillow are hypoallergenic and mite resistant. The Viscose Rayon cover is a bamboo derivative, which means that it won’t hold onto moisture like a cotton cover might.


Best Pillow for Side Sleepers Runner Up: Snuggle-Pedic Bamboo Memory Foam Pillow

Snuggle-Pedic Ultra-Luxury Bamboo Shredded Memory Foam Pillow Combination with Adjustable Fit and Zipper Removable Kool-Flow Breathable Cooling Hypoallergenic Pillow Cover (Queen)
  • Shredded Style Combination Memory Foam Pillow That NEVER GOES FLAT! Our Kool-Flow Soft and Luxurious, Extra Breathable Micro-Vented Cover Made In The U.S.A. with 43% Viscose of Bamboo, 56.4 percent Polyester, .6 Percent Lycra KEEPS YOU COOL ALL NIGHT LONG! Fully Machine Washable.
  • Now With Zipper Removable Outer Cover To Allow For Easy Adjustment of Thickness and Comfort. Conforming Shape Orthopedically Supports the Neck For Side, Stomach, & Back Sleepers.
  • Hypoallergenic & Dust Mite Resistant. Rolled & Vacuum Sealed For Eco-Friendly Shipping. We use a combination of Biogreen and CertiPUR-US Certified foam tested and shown to be MADE WITHOUT ozone depleters, PBDE flame retardants, mercury, lead and other heavy metals, formaldehyde, without phthalates regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission and Low in VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) emissions for indoor air quality (less than 0.5 parts per million).

The next pillow on our list also uses shredded memory foam to give you ultimate comfort and support. The high-quality foam that makes up the interior means that this pillow will never go flat and can keep its shape according to your needs all night.

We love the Snuggle-Pedic Bamboo Memory Foam pillow because it comes in queen-size, which is ideal if you have a large bed and tend to move around a lot in your sleep. You can even use it for other areas of the body because it’s so big.

The rich, thick profile of this memory foam pillow makes it a great candidate for side sleepers. Side sleeper pillows always need to be thick enough to fill the gap between your neck and the bed.

You get a twenty-year warranty with the Snuggle-Pedic Bamboo side sleeper pillow. The inside of this pillow is made from Biogreen material that’s certified in America. In fact, it’s made in America too, offering an exceptional level of quality.


Best Side Sleeper Pillow for Guaranteed Quality: Good Life Essentials Shredded Foam Pillow

Sometimes, having the backing of a reputable brand behind a product can help you feel extra confident about the quality of purchase.

This can certainly be said for the next side sleeper pillow on our list. The Good Life Essentials Shredded Foam Pillow is made by a company that has a solid reputation for manufacturing high-quality products.

One thing we love about Good Life Essentials is that they’re an American based company. The advantage here is that they’re easy to connect with if you have any issues with your pillow.

The American certified foam used to make this pillow is manufactured in America as well. This certification was created to ensure that homeware like pillows doesn't include elements that are detrimental to the environment, including lead, phthalates, and mercury.

The outer casing of the Good Life Essentials foam pillow is easy to take care of. Because it is made out of eco-friendly bamboo material, it also breathes well at night.

Both the interior and exterior of this pillow prevent the absorption of heat or moisture.


Best Pillow for Side Sleepers with Feathers: Five Star Down Alternative Pillow

While shredded memory foam is a popular choice among side sleepers, there is an alternative that you may prefer instead.

The inner material of this pillow is made from fluffy down fiber. This gives you the luxurious feeling of a down pillow without the downsides like feathers poking out or escaping.

This side sleeper pillow sports a soft microfiber on the inside that provides additional support for your neck and shoulders while you sleep.

While the profile of this pillow is thick and wide to keep your spine in line and support your head, it’s also large enough to accommodate for turning and sleeping on your stomach as well.
The casing of the Five Star Down pillow is made with a 1.5-inch gusset around the edges, ensuring that it will never completely flatten out. This feature also allows you to move around during the night without changing the shape of the pillow and losing your contouring.

The 300 thread count cotton outer shell allows for a luxurious feel that looks good, too.


Best Firm Pillow for Side Sleepers: Sleep Better Iso-Cool Memory Foam Pillow

While most memory foam pillows for side sleepers have a certain level of firmness, our next model takes it to a whole new level. This is an excellent choice if you prefer to remain in the same position throughout the night without much give.

The side stitching is gusseted, creating a firm platform for your head and neck that won’t warp and twist.

The interior of this pillow is made from spun polyester with a visco-elastic foam core that ensures a comfortable, yet firm sleep.

One reason we love the Sleep Better Iso-Cool memory foam pillow is that of the outer layer. This padding is filled with small microbeads, otherwise known as Phase Changing Material. PCM can actually tell the temperature of your body and when it changes.

If your body temperature changes in the middle of the night, the Iso-Cool side sleeper pillow will adjust the way it absorbs and traps heat so that you’re never uncomfortable.


Best Latex Pillow for Side Sleepers: Malouf Z 100% Natural Talalay Latex Pillow

A part of choosing the right side sleeper pillow for you is knowing what material is going to suit you best. Our next pillow is made from a unique material that has a number of different benefits.

The Malouf Z Natural Latex Zoned Pillow is made from a unique latex material within. This material has thin, precisely drilled tubes that run through the foam. This is designed to create a comfort zone that helps to regulate air control.

This means that heat escapes easily from this pillow, keeping you nice and fresh in the process.
This original Talalay Latex is different from other conventional Latex that is often used with side sleeper pillows. It is more resilient, which allows for a quicker adjustment in the middle of the night should you fall out of sync.

Because this pillow conforms to the shape of your body faster, you’re always supported no matter what position you’re in. The materials used to make this pillow are hypoallergenic and resistant to mildew.

The unique zone on the Malouf Z Latex pillow gives you extra support by helping to take the pressure off your joints.


Best Classic Pillow for Side Sleepers: Classic Brands Conforma Memory Foam Pillow

Classic Brands Conforma Ventilated Memory Foam Cushion Firm Pillow, Queen
  • Responsive memory foam provides ergonomic support and is ideal for side and back sleepers
  • Superior pressure relief and supportive comfort for your head, neck, and shoulders
  • Memory foam is naturally antimicrobial and resistant to allergens, mold, bacteria, and dust mites
  • Ventilated memory foam regulates body temperature during sleep
  • Medium-plush feel

We’ve already talked about another pillow that’s popular because of the brand’s reputation. The next model on the list is liked for a similar reason.

The Classic Brands Conforma memory foam pillow is an ultra-supportive, cool pillow that has a natural cotton cover. Cotton provides you with a smooth, refreshing sleep.

This side sleeper pillow offers customers the maximum amount of support, measuring five inches thick. Unlike many other pillows on our list, the Classic Brands Conforma side sleeper pillow is made out of one solid piece of foam, which certainly has its advantages.

One of these advantages is that you won't lose your shape throughout the night. Additionally, a precision airflow tunnel running through the core of this pillow allows for a relaxing and cool surface above.

One thing we love about the Classic Brands Conforma pillow is how big it is. It measures 16 inches long, which means it’s also useful if you like to support your back and legs while you sleep.


Best Versatile Pillow for Side Sleepers: Sleep Better Beyond Down Gel Fiber Side Sleeper

Our next side sleeper pillow has expanded on the classic down style of the pillow and discovered a way to replicate it.

The Sleep Better Down Gel Fiber foam pillow is packed full of denier gel in its center. You may be tempted to think that this gel is a liquid – however, they’re actually tiny beads that are designed to absorb shock.

Gel denier beads are much more comfortable to lie on than bean or shell fillings. While providing a gentle level of support, these gel beads will shift and conform to your unique body shape.

What we love most about the Sleep Better Gel Fiber foam pillow is that it’s easy to wash. Simply put it in the washing machine with the rest of your laundry, and it’s as good as new.


Best Waterbase Pillow for Side Sleepers: Mediflow Original Waterbase Pillow

Mediflow Fiber: The First & Original Water Pillow, clinically Proven to Reduce Neck Pain & Improve Sleep. Therapeutic, Ideal for People Looking for Proper Neck Support
  • CLINICALLY PROVEN: Our Waterbase technology has been clinically proven by an independent Johns Hopkins study to reduce neck pain and improve overall quality of sleep, bringing you the best night's sleep you have ever experienced
  • IDEAL FOR ALL SLEEPING POSITIONS: -If you are a side, back or stomach sleeper or switch in between - the water will move with your head, so you will never have to adjust or fluff this pillow. 200 thread count cotton shell. Machine wash and dry
  • CUSTOMIZE TO YOUR COMFORT: Our Waterbased Pillow can be customized to your liking! Adjust the water level for make your pillow soft, medium, firm or even medium-firm!
  • SUPERIOR MATERIAL: This pillow is made with a fully sealed and insulated water pouch with resilient Dacron Hollofil fiber layer on top, encased in a 100% hypoallergenic cotton shell, providing exceptional comfort for the head.
  • MADE IN THE USA: We stand by our product with a 30-Day Satisfaction Guarantee & 3 Year Warranty over manufacturing errors - if you aren't happy within 30 days, we'll take it back, no questions asked.

You may have slept on a waterbed before – but have you tried using a water-based pillow?
Making a side sleeper pillow like you would a waterbed gives you a number of different advantages. These include a giving and supportive surface that’s comfortable and soothing to lay on.

The durable, rugged inner liner of this pillow is fillable. This means that you can add just the right amount of water to suit your height and sleep requirements.

Because everybody has a different body type, other pillows can’t fit your exact specifications the way that the Mediflow Waterbase pillow can. The outer layer is made of 100% cotton, allowing for a cool sleep.

Looking at the 9 Best Pillows for Side Sleepers

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Now that we’ve covered 9 of the best pillows for side sleepers currently available, it’s up to you to choose which one best suits your needs.

From shredded memory foam to Latex and Waterbase, there’s bound to be a side sleeper pillow on our list that can ensure you get a good night’s sleep.

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