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Shoppers may associate luxury pillows with hotel stays and vacations, but there are benefits to using a luxury pillow at home. Luxury pillows are made with high-quality materials that offer long-lasting support and comfort. Sleepers can often feel the difference, especially when compared to a lower quality pillow that does not retain its shape or offer consistent support.

When looking for a luxury pillow, shoppers should consider the materials, including the pillow cover and fill, in addition to the quality of its construction. Your preferred sleeping position and body weight should also be considered, as these can determine what type of pillow you will find most comfortable.

We’ll review our top picks for the best luxury pillows, including how they perform in terms of pressure relief and temperature regulation. We’ll also break down what a luxury pillow is and what sets this type of pillow apart from the rest. To help shoppers determine what pillow to choose, we’ll also answer frequently asked questions about luxury pillows and how to maintain them.

In-Depth Reviews

  • Pros

    1. Proprietary latex and fiber feel offers a balance of cushioning and support

    2. GOTS-certified organic cotton cover

    3. 45-night sleep trial for all orders

  • Cons

    1. Not suitable for sleepers with a latex allergy

    2. Too thick for most stomach sleepers

Price Range

$165 – $185


Shredded Talalay latex and down alternative


Medium Soft

Latex is a popular pillow material because it conforms to the head and neck much like memory foam, but without absorbing excess body heat. The Saatva Latex Pillow is a standout in this product category for a few reasons. It consists of a small inner pillow with shredded Talalay latex that is highly supportive, and a larger outer pillow that contains microdenier fabric with a downy feel. These materials create a highly comfortable pillow without too much sinkage.

The pillow’s cover is made of organic cotton that has been certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard, one of the world’s leading authorities for this type of fiber. The outer pillow can be washed and dried in any household machine. You can also remove the inner pillow to change the loft and overall feel.

Queen and king sizes are available. For a small added fee, you can also add a pair of cotton sateen pillowcases when you make your purchase.

Saatva allows you to test out the pillow for up to 45 days before deciding whether to return it, but the company requests that customers wash the item before shipping it back. Should you decide to keep the pillow, you’ll also receive a one-year warranty. Shipping is free of charge for all orders in the contiguous U.S.

  • Pros

    1. Three firmness options

    2. Down construction offers soft, fluffy feel

    3. 365-night sleep trial

  • Cons

    1. Not a good fit for those who prefer animal-free products

    2. Returns are subject to a fee

Price Range

$109 – $149


Canadian white down clusters or down/feather blend


Plush, Mid-Plush, Firm

Of all the pillow types on the market, down pillows are typically among the most expensive. While the Brooklinen Down Pillow carries a high-end price-point, it’s more affordable than many down pillows without sacrificing a luxury design. The pillow offers a balance of plushness and support that should appeal to many combination sleepers.

You can choose between three firmness levels — plush, mid-plush, and firm. The plush pillow is filled entirely with down clusters, giving it a soft, fluffy feel. The other models contain an inner layer of feathers for support and an outer layer of down clusters. The firm model has more feathers than down to create even more support. The fill is encased in a shell made of 100% cotton in a smooth sateen weave.

Our testers found the plush option was best suited for stomach sleepers, who need soft pillows to ensure the neck is not propped too high. Side sleepers preferred the firm model, since this sleep position needs strong support to keep the head, neck, and spine aligned. The mid-plush option strikes an even balance between plushness and support, so we found it appeals to a wide array of sleepers.

You can purchase the pillow in a standard or king size. Shipping is free to customers in the U.S., and you’ll receive a 365-night sleep trial. The pillow also comes with a one-year warranty beyond the trial period.

  • Pros

    1. Talalay latex gently cradles the head and neck to alleviate pressure buildup

    2. Breathable Tencel cover helps regulate temperature

    3. Available in two lofts

  • Cons

    1. Stomach sleepers will likely find the loft too high

    2. Should not purchase if you are allergic to latex

Price Range

$89 – $99


Talalay latex


Medium Firm

Pillows made with natural or organic components tend to hold a higher price-point. The Brooklyn Bedding Talalay Latex Pillow is a notable exception, holding an affordable price without sacrificing high-quality materials. 

A removable and machine-washable Tencel cover encases the pillow. This material is breathable and moisture-wicking, which helps keep the surface cool and dry to the touch. Inside the pillow is 100% Talalay latex that slightly contours to the head and neck to relieve pressure points. Since latex doesn’t contour as closely to the body, it retains less heat, making the pillow an excellent choice if you sleep hot. 

You can choose between 4- and 5-inch lofts, both falling at a medium firm feel. We recommend the lower loft for back sleepers and some side sleepers weighing less than 130 pounds. Meanwhile, most of our side sleepers enjoyed the higher loft mode since it helped them maintain spinal alignment. Stomach sleepers may prefer another pillow with a lower loft to prevent neck strain at night. 

Queen and king sizes are available. Brooklyn Bedding ships free to customers living in the contiguous U.S., and offers a 30-night return trial. After the trial period, the Talalay Latex Pillow is backed by a 3-year warranty against structural defects.

  • Pros

    1. Chambered design with plush down on the surface and a supportive feather core

    2. Pure cotton shell is smooth and breathable

    3. Special warranty covers your purchase if you notice allergy symptoms

  • Cons

    1. Side sleepers may prefer a firmer pillow

    2. Returns incur a fee

Price Range

$99 – $115


Hyperclean down and Resilia feathers (50/50)


Medium Soft

Down and feather pillows are a hotel bedding staple, and the Pacific Coast Hotel Symmetry Grand Loft Pillow lets you bring the comfort of a luxury suite to your own bedroom. The pillow consists of two chambers. Pure down fills the outer chamber, creating an exceptionally plush surface for your head and neck, while the core contains supportive feathers to prevent uncomfortable sinkage while you sleep. A smooth cotton shell with piped stitches completes the sophisticated design.

Our tests show the pillow is well suited to back and stomach sleepers. The fill sinks a fair amount when compressed, so you shouldn’t experience the neck strain you might find with a firmer pillow. We also found the pillow sleeps cool despite the down’s heat-retaining properties. This can largely be attributed to the naturally breathable cotton shell. 

Pacific Coast uses Hyperclean down, which is washed up to eight times to remove dust, dander, and other allergens. This means you could potentially use the pillow even if you’re allergic to real down, but just in case, the pillow is covered under an “allergy-free warranty” if you notice symptoms up to 30 days after the delivery date. 

The Hotel Symmetry Grand Loft Pillow is machine-washable, but may be too large for certain appliances such as washers with agitators. Dry cleaning is an alternative solution for keeping the pillow hygienic. Standard/queen and king sizes are available. The pillow is reasonably priced for a luxury model, and shipping is free of charge within the contiguous U.S.

  • Pros

    1. Latex and polyester fill can be added or removed for customized loft

    2. Breathable cover materials enhance airflow

    3. U-shape design promotes spinal alignment

  • Cons

    1. Extra fill is sold separately

    2. Not a good fit for those with a latex allergy




75% Latex and 25% Polyester Fiber


Medium, Adjustable

The Cotton Side-Sleeper Pillow from Eli & Elm is a versatile model designed specifically for those who prefer the side position. The pillow’s ergonomic U-shape has a subtle curve at the bottom that’s intended to promote spinal alignment and target neck pain. With a breathable cover and temperature-neutral fill, hot sleepers should also find this pillow a worthy choice.

One of this pillow’s most notable features is its adjustable fill. The 75% latex and 25% polyester fill can be added and removed as needed to optimize the loft level for your individual sleep preferences. Latex also effectively relieves pressure build-up, which can be another bonus for side sleepers who feel pressure points on their head or neck. Sleepers who want a firmer, higher loft pillow can opt to purchase additional filling from Eli & Elm.

Our testing team found this pillow’s plush fill highly moldable and comfortable. Though it’s intended for side sleepers, the Cotton Side-Sleeper Pillow also lends itself well to back and stomach sleepers who customize the loft level. Sleepers who run hot will appreciate the machine-washable cover, which is a breathable blend of polyester, organic cotton, and spandex. Eli & Elm also offers a separate pillowcase that’s compatible with the pillow’s unique shape.

Shoppers who live within the contiguous U.S. qualify for free shipping and a 45-day return window. The included 5-year warranty covers manufacturer and material defects.

  • Pros

    1. Three optional inserts allow you to customize the pillow for loft and firmness

    2. Breathable cover reduces heat retention

    3. Customers receive a 50% discount on their second pillow when they purchase two

  • Cons

    1. Foam might retain too much heat for hot sleepers

    2. Some may find it cumbersome to rearrange inserts

Price Range

$100 – $115


Down alternative, shredded gel-infused memory foam, and solid gel-infused memory foam



Most adjustable pillows on the market have fill that can be added or removed to change the loft and firmness. The Luxome LAYR Customizable Pillow builds on this idea with three optional inserts, which you can arrange in the order that best suits you. It’s a good solution for sleepers looking to experiment with different feels and firmness levels to help relieve neck pain or discomfort.

One of the inserts is cushioned with down alternative fibers to create a plush surface for the head and neck. The second contains shredded memory foam, which is also fairly soft but more supportive. The last insert features two pieces of solid memory foam that measure 1 inch and 2 inches thick, respectively. These components have a firm feel. Luxome encourages sleepers to experiment with the inserts and determine which configuration works for them. You can use more than one to create a reversible design with a different firmness level on each side, or use all of the inserts for a high-loft shape that is particularly well suited to side sleeping. Back and stomach sleepers are more likely to prefer a lower profile.

A cover made of viscose derived from bamboo encases the inserts. This fabric is both breathable and moisture-wicking. For added airflow, the side panels are vented to promote circulation and prevent excessive heat buildup. You can machine wash the cover and the liner of each insert, but you should only spot clean the foam or down alternative fibers.

The LAYR Customizable Pillow is reasonably priced for a luxury model, and shoppers who buy two qualify for a 50% discount on the second pillow. Free shipping is available to customers in the contiguous U.S. Clean, undamaged pillows may be returned within 30 days of receipt.

  • Pros

    1. Pure down with 700 fill power creates a luxuriously plush feel

    2. Thick piping reinforces the seams to help prevent wear and tear

    3. RDS certification ensures ethical animal treatment

  • Cons

    1. Routine fluffing required to maintain a full, consistent shape

    2. Pungent smells may be present for the first few nights due to the natural fill

Price Range

$120 – $159


100% European white goose down


Medium Soft, Medium Firm

When it comes to pillow materials, goose down is one of the most luxurious options available. Quince’s Luxe Goose Down Pillow is exceptionally soft, fluffy, and light — every night, you’ll feel like you’re sleeping in a high-end hotel suite. The fill consists of Hungarian goose down with 700 fill power to ensure the utmost loft, and you can choose from two density levels depending on which sleep position or positions you primarily use.

During hands-on tests, the side and back sleepers on our team enjoyed the supportive feel of the medium/firm density. While still quite soft, this option props the head and neck up to align these areas with the rest of your spine — this is key to alleviating pressure and soreness for both positions. That said, back sleepers on our team also found the soft/medium density comfortable, as did our stomach sleepers. This pillow sinks deeply, and should cause any neck strain when you lie face down or on your back.

The shell is composed of soft, breathable cotton. Sturdy piping reinforces the seams to protect the fabric from wear and tear. You can wash and dry the pillow in your household machines, provided they’re large enough to accommodate it. Otherwise you may need commercial-grade appliances. Quince’s certification with the Responsible Down Standard ensures all animals involved in procuring the down are humanely treated.

The Luxe Goose Down Pillow’s price-point is quite reasonable given the luxurious design, and standard ground shipping is free of charge for all U.S. customers. Each order comes with a 365-night sleep trial, giving you plenty of time to test the pillow at home and decide if it’s right for you.

  • Pros

    1. Viscose from bamboo cover feels cool to the touch

    2. Mulberry silk fill is plush

    3. Includes generous sleep trial and warranty

  • Cons

    1. Above-average price-point

    2. Some side sleepers may prefer a thicker pillow with firmer support

Price Range

$279 – $329


Long-Strand Mulberry Silk


Medium Soft

The Cozy Earth Silk Pillow is soft both inside and out, thanks to its silk fill and viscose from bamboo cover. The 100% long-strand mulberry silk fill feels plush and molds easily into your preferred shape. This medium soft pillow is well-suited to shoppers who are willing to pay a bit more for high-quality construction and transparent materials sourcing.

Hot sleepers and people in warm climates will appreciate Cozy Earth’s dedication to temperature control. Both silk and bamboo-derived fabrics are highly breathable and moisture-wicking. Air flows freely between the pillow core and cover, which helps draw body heat away rather than trapping it against your skin. The Silk Pillow is also very smooth, making it a worthwhile choice for shoppers with skin sensitivities.

The medium loft level is a good all-around fit for many sleepers, though back and side sleepers will likely find it most comfortable. Though the pillow’s cover is washable, Cozy Earth recommends spot cleaning instead of machine washing. The Silk Pillow is backed by a 10-year warranty and 100-night sleep trial. Shipping and returns are free to shoppers within the contiguous U.S.

  • Pros

    1. Plush down fill gives the pillow a luxe, hotel-style feel

    2. Four firmness options to accommodate different types of sleepers

    3. Shell composed of soft, breathable combed cotton

  • Cons

    1. Machine-washing is not recommended

    2. New owners may notice a strong odor for the first few nights

Price Range

$119 – $149


600 fill power down


Soft, Medium, Firm, Extra Firm

The Legends Hotel Best Down Pillow from The Company Store is packed with 600 fill power down, creating a luxuriously plush and lofty design that gently cradles the head and neck. Four firmness options are available to accommodate virtually any sleep position, as well as combination sleepers who switch between their side, back, and stomach throughout the night.

Our team’s tests show each design is suitable for a certain sleep position combo. Those who mostly sleep on their stomachs, but sometimes lie on their back, should opt for the soft density. This pillow sinks deeply and won’t strain your neck in either position. Stomach-to-side sleepers may want to consider the medium density, as this offers a nice balance of plushness when you’re lying face down and support to prop up the head and neck when lying on your side. Side and back sleepers will feel most comfortable with either the firm or extra firm density, depending on how much support they need.

A shell made of smooth, breathable combed cotton-sateen encases the down. Due to the pillow’s dimensions, machine-washing it at home is not recommended — this can lead to permanent damage of both the pillow and your appliances. Use a commercial-grade washer or have the pillow dry cleaned instead, and a machine-washable pillowcase or protector can be a handy workaround. The Company Store holds a Responsible Down Certification, so you can sleep soundly knowing all animals involved in the down’s procurement have been ethically and humanely treated.

Standard ground shipping is free of charge for all shoppers in the contiguous U.S. Your Legends Hotel Best Down Pillow order comes with a sleep trial spanning 30 nights in length.

  • Pros

    1. Moldable latex and gusseted design ensure excellent shape retention

    2. Extra cushioning from blended layer of silk, mohair, and wool

    3. Steady internal airflow and a breathable cover help you sleep cool

  • Cons

    1. Not a good match if you’re allergic to latex

    2. Above-average price-point

Price Range

$229 – $249


Solid, ventilated Talalay latex with wool, silk, and mohair padding


Medium Soft

Avocado has earned a reputation for luxurious, well-crafted sleep products that are also eco-friendly. The Organic Luxury Plush Pillow is no exception, and is particularly well suited to anyone seeking a soft pillow that delivers deep cushioning. Natural latex forms the pillow’s core, so you’ll feel some gentle contouring as this material adapts to your head and neck, while the top chamber is filled with a blend of wool, silk, and mohair for an exceptionally plush feel.

An organic cotton cover encases the fill, and may be removed and spot cleaned if stains or smudges occur. Gusseted side panels help the pillow maintain a full shape, though you should fluff it regularly to ensure optimal loft. Temperature control proved to be one of the pillow’s major strengths during our hands-on tests. The latex is ventilated to promote air circulation, wool and silk have moisture-wicking properties, and the organic cotton is naturally breathable. Queen and king sizes are available. 

Avocado holds carbon negative status, meaning the company offsets more than 100% of its emissions from manufacturing and shipping. The organic cotton has also been certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard, a leading worldwide authority for sustainably made fabrics. Your Organic Luxury Plush Pillow comes with a generous 100-night sleep trial. If you decide to keep it after the trial ends, you’ll also receive a 1-year warranty against material and structural defects.

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What is a Luxury Pillow?

Luxury pillows tend to have a higher price tag, so shoppers may wonder if they are worth the investment. But there are often concrete reasons for the added expense, as luxury pillows are made with high-quality materials for added durability, comfort, and consistent support.

The quality of materials used to make a luxury pillow extends to both the cover and the fill. Cotton, linen, and rayon are commonly used for luxury pillow covers, and they are woven in a way to keep the fill from poking out. The seams may have added details, reinforcements, or gusset panels to add structure to the pillow and help it keep its shape. The fill used is often ethically and sustainably sourced, especially if it includes down and feathers.

While most pillows last one to two years before needing to be replaced, purchasers can expect a luxury pillow to maintain its shape for at least three years without becoming lumpy or flat. Though there is not a standardized definition for what a luxury pillow is, there are certain features that set them apart. We’ll break these down further next to help shoppers understand what to look for when shopping for a luxury pillow.

What Makes Luxury Pillows Stand Apart?

It is easy to become overwhelmed by the sheer number of pillows available in today’s market. Shoppers can narrow down their choices by considering the following factors that make luxury pillows stand apart from the rest. These characteristics point to a luxury pillow that is made to last.

As luxury pillows are made with high-quality materials, including natural fabrics and fills, they tend to be breathable and temperature-regulating. This is good news for hot sleepers, who may find that conventional pillows retain body heat and sleep warm. Down is commonly used in luxury pillows, and it acts as natural insulation to keep sleepers comfortable. Latex is also frequently used and known for its breathable nature. These materials are not only breathable, but durable as well.

In addition to the quality of materials and durability, shoppers should also consider the detailing of the pillow. Luxury pillows may have certain details that speak to the craftsmanship and quality of the pillow. This can include piped edges, embroidery, or reinforced seams that elevate the look and durability of the pillow. These extra touches can indicate that the company has invested time and extra effort in the pillow’s production.

When investing in a luxury pillow, shoppers want to make sure it is a perfect fit. Adjustable luxury pillows are becoming more popular, as these pillows give purchasers the opportunity to add or remove fill for a customized feel.

How to Choose a Luxury Pillow

There are a variety of luxury pillows available, and what works for one person may not be the best for another. Each shopper will have unique needs that need to be met. Understanding your needs and priorities prior to shopping will help you know how to find a pillow that’s right for you. While luxury pillows are generally a valuable investment, there are certain factors that you should consider before making a purchase.

What to Consider When Purchasing a Luxury Pillow

Luxury pillows vary widely in terms of design, but there are common factors that indicate the quality of a pillow and if it will be a good choice. These factors include temperature regulation, pressure relief, price, and more.

The term “luxury” covers a broad scope of products, and manufacturers may use it liberally to appeal to shoppers. That being said, not all pillows marketed as luxury may match that level of quality. It is important to look past product names and marketing to focus on what the pillow is actually made of and how well it will suit your personal needs. Shoppers should keep the following factors in mind when shopping for a luxury pillow.

Quality Materials
The quality of materials used determines the lifespan of the pillow. Luxury pillows are made with high-quality materials, but there are several factors to consider that speak to the durability of the pillow itself. A luxury pillow is often made with natural materials, including cotton, linen, latex, and down, or synthetic materials like memory foam and down alternative fill. Luxury brands tend to have traceable supply chains, certifications that attest to the sustainability and ethics of the materials sourced, and solid reputations for customer service and lasting quality.

The loft of a pillow is its height, which can be considered low, medium, or high. Low loft pillows are less than 3 inches high, medium loft pillows measure between 3 and 5 inches, and high loft pillows exceed 5 inches in height. The loft determines the angle of your head and neck as you sleep. Along with firmness and fill, loft affects how much support you receive. A pillow may have a high loft, but certain materials like down and down alternative compress more easily.

Sleeping position, body weight, head and shoulder size should all be considered when selecting pillow loft. Stomach sleepers often need a low loft pillow, while side and back sleepers can use a medium or higher loft pillow.

A pillow supports the head and neck, helping to keep the spine aligned and relieve pressure on the neck and shoulders. Luxury pillows typically have better shape retention, so they can maintain consistent support and an even surface for sleepers throughout the night. The construction and fill determine the amount of support a pillow provides, and some luxury pillows have gusset panels or inner chambers for additional support and structure.

Firmness Level
Pillow firmness should be considered in addition to loft. Pillows can be soft, medium, or firm, and the firmness determines how much your head sinks into the pillow. Side sleepers tend to benefit from a thicker, firmer pillow that keeps the head lifted, while back sleepers may prefer a more medium firmness. Stomach sleepers often prefer a soft pillow to keep the head and neck at a comfortable angle. Some materials are firmer than others, and shoppers may need to try different pillow types and firmness levels to find the right fit.

Pressure Relief
A conforming pillow that provides consistent support can help relieve pressure and tension in the neck and shoulders. Pressure-relieving materials like memory foam, latex, and down can contour to the shape of the head and neck to help keep the spine aligned and reduce tension.

How well a pillow retains its shape is determined by its fill and construction. Luxury pillows often include structural details like pleated corners, reinforced seams, and gussets for shape retention. While conventional pillows are more likely to lose shape and flatten over time, luxury pillows tend to be made of more resilient materials like high-quality memory foam. Down pillows will need to be fluffed regularly to help keep their shape.

Luxury pillows are often more expensive than conventional pillows, but there are a wide range of price points available. Shoppers should expect to spend anywhere from $50 to $150 or more, so it is important to set a budget before shopping. Factor in the cost of additional sleep accessories, such as pillow protectors and pillowcases.

Moldability refers to how easily the pillow can be shaped or scrunched. Down pillows tend to be highly malleable, allowing sleepers to hug or shape them as needed. A moldable pillow also conforms more closely to the shape of the head and neck, which can be helpful for pressure relief.

Temperature Regulation
Luxury pillows are often made using breathable materials that help regulate temperature and prevent sleeping hot. Temperature regulation is affected by both the pillow cover and the fill. Lightweight, moisture-wicking covers include materials like cotton and linen. Down fill acts as natural insulation to regulate temperature, while latex is naturally breathable. While memory foam tends to sleep hot, luxury pillows that have this type of fill typically use modified varieties like open-cell or gel-infused memory foam to help dissipate heat.

What Are the Pros and Cons of Luxury Pillows?

One of the main benefits of a luxury pillow is its lifespan. While conventional pillows can fall flat or feel lumpy within a year or two, luxury pillows are constructed with durability in mind. As a result, they have longer than average lifespans and are valuable investments. That said, the main drawback is that these pillows tend to be more expensive, which can be off-putting for some customers. The following pros and cons should be considered when shopping for a luxury pillow.

  • Durability: Luxury pillows should provide consistent support for at least three years, depending on the construction and materials used. This is a longer lifespan than the average pillow.
  • Quality of Materials: Luxury pillows are made with premium materials that feel comfortable and supportive for sleepers, with unique details that indicate the level of craftsmanship.
  • Sleeps Cool: The high-quality materials used to construct these pillows are often highly breathable and moisture-wicking, which helps prevent heat retention and keep sleepers cool through the night.
  • High Cost: Many luxury pillows are more expensive than conventional models. While they last longer, the upfront cost may not be ideal for shoppers on a limited budget.
  • Maintenance: Luxury pillows may require dry cleaning or spot cleaning, which is more maintenance than pillows that are machine washable. Down pillows will also need to be fluffed regularly.

What Types of Luxury Pillows are Available?

There are several types of pillows available, categorized by the type of fill used. Certain fills are more commonly seen used in luxury pillows, like memory foam or down and down alternative, though luxury options are available in most pillow types. While the type of material used to fill a pillow will make a large impact on its performance, the factor that separates luxury pillows from the rest is the quality of that fill. We’ll break down common fill and cover materials here, including some potential benefits and drawbacks of each.

Fill Materials

Memory Foam: Viscoelastic polyurethane foam, also known as memory foam, responds to heat and pressure for a closely conforming feel. Memory foam pillows may be made of a solid slab of foam, or shredded foam for adjustability and better airflow. Shredded memory foam pillows are often adjustable, while solid foam pillows are typically not.

High-density foam is more durable than low-density foam, but may trap more heat. While foam is known for retaining heat, some memory foam pillows feature unique cooling constructions, or the fill is infused with gel, graphite, or copper to draw excess heat away.

Latex: Latex is made from the sap harvested from rubber trees, which is processed using the Dunlop or Talalay methods. Like memory foam, latex can be solid or shredded. It offers moderate contouring for pressure relief. Latex is highly durable and breathable, so these types of pillows tend to last a long time and keep sleepers cool.

Down/Feathers: Down is the insulating layer under the feathers of ducks and geese. Formed in soft clusters, down is malleable and conforming. Feathers have more structure and can be added to down pillows for better shape retention. While down and feathers are highly durable, they do require more maintenance. Most down pillows should be dry cleaned.

Buckwheat: Buckwheat hulls, or the casings of buckwheat seeds, are used to fill firm pillows that contour to the shape of the head and neck. The open shape of the hull encourages airflow, making these pillows ideal for hot sleepers. Hulls can be added or removed to buckwheat pillows to adjust the loft. Some sleepers may find the rustling noise of the hulls to be bothersome.

Down Alternative: Down alternative is a synthetic fiber fill, usually polyester or rayon, that mimics the feel of down at a more accessible price point. Down alternative pillows are hypoallergenic and easy to maintain, but they are often less durable than down pillows.

Cover Materials

Cotton: Cotton is a natural fiber that wicks away heat and moisture to keep sleepers comfortable. Luxury pillows are often made with organic cotton covers. Long-staple cotton is also popular, as the longer cotton fibers result in a softer, more durable fabric.

Rayon: Rayon is a semi-synthetic fiber that can be derived from bamboo and other cellulose materials. It is a breathable fabric that is durable and affordable, but there are some environmental concerns when it comes to manufacturing rayon from bamboo or wood fibers with harsh chemicals.

Linen: Linen is a natural fiber derived from flax. It is breathable, moisture-wicking, and highly durable, but it may not feel as soft as cotton or rayon. It is also prone to wrinkling.

Frequently Asked Questions About Luxury Pillows

How do I know my pillow is truly luxury?

To know if your pillow is truly luxury, consider the quality of materials used, the construction, and the brand’s reputation. A luxury pillow will be made with high-end materials that retain their shape and provide consistent support. Reading reviews from verified buyers before purchasing the pillow is beneficial, as this feedback can attest to the quality and feel of the pillow.

How much do luxury pillows cost?

Luxury pillows range widely in price, but shoppers can expect to spend between $50 and $150. Shoppers should keep in mind that price is not the only indicator of quality, and it is possible to find luxury pillows on a budget. Luxury pillows are often a valuable investment, as they last longer than conventional pillows and will not need to be replaced as often.

How do I clean a luxury pillow? 

When cleaning a luxury pillow, it is essential to follow the guidelines provided by the manufacturer. Some luxury pillows can only be dry cleaned or spot cleaned as needed, while others are machine washable. Incorrectly caring for a luxury pillow can lead to loss of pillow shape and deterioration.

How long do luxury pillows last?

Luxury pillows should last three years at least, given that they are made with durable materials and high-quality construction methods. This ensures the pillow will retain its shape and resist flattening or becoming lumpy. A luxury pillow should last longer than the average conventional pillow, which typically lasts six months to two years at most.

Are luxury pillows adjustable?

Some luxury pillows are adjustable, either with loose fill that can be added or removed, or a chambered design that has a removable core. Examples of loose fill pillows include shredded memory foam and buckwheat, while chambered pillows are often filled with down, down alternative, or latex.

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