The best budget memory foam pillow
The Brooklyn Bedding Premium Shredded Foam pillow is ideal for side and stomach sleepers looking for a relatively affordable pillow that doesn’t sacrifice quality or comfort.
Brooklyn Bedding is known for selling American-made mattresses, but the company also offers bedding accessories, including excellent memory foam pillows. The Premium Shredded Foam pillow claims to offer the “best value” along with “cloud-like comfort with contoured support.” I put it to the test to see if the description rang true.
When I first removed the pillow from the box it was shipped in, it seemed flat and shapeless. I was skeptical at first, but within a few hours of being out of the box, the shredded memory foam inside took shape and the pillow filled out nicely.
The pillow also comes with a removable cover that is machine-washable, moisture-wicking, and anti-microbial for a more hygienic sleep environment. You can definitely put a pillowcase over the cover if you’d like, but I also liked having the option of sleeping directly on the cover. I found it to be both soft and comfortable, and I didn’t find myself overheating at all while sleeping on it.
The pillow itself unzips so you can remove some of the foam as needed if you find it to be too thick. Personally, it was the perfect height for my sleeping positions, and I found no need to adjust the loft. The inside is made up of shredded memory foam and latex, and is designed to draw heat out and away from your head as you sleep.
I’m a restless sleeper, and I switch from my side to my stomach frequently during the night. I liked how the pillow adapted to whatever position I was in, and it molded to my head and neck nicely. I also tend to sleep warm but had no issues with feeling overheated during the night.
Typically, once I fall into a deeper sleep, I end up on my stomach for much of the night, and it can be challenging to find a pillow that offers enough support without being too thick and causing my neck to ache. With this pillow, I had support without feeling like my neck was arched at an uncomfortable angle. If you are a back sleeper, you may find that this pillow doesn’t offer quite enough support on its own.
However, when my boyfriend placed it on top of another pillow, he found it to be the perfect combination. He felt that he slept better — and cooler — than he has in the past with lower quality polyester filled pillows. We both like this pillow so much we’ve agreed that we need to get another one so we can each have one of our own — a much better alternative than having a pillow fight (pun definitely intended).
Reviewers love its affordable price point, the ability to adjust the loft, and how soft and supportive it is. It also comes in King and Queen sizes so you can find the perfect fit for you and your bed. — Kylie Joyner
Pros: Affordable, soft yet supportive for side and stomach sleepers, height can be adjusted, comes with machine-washable case
Cons: May not offer enough support on its own for back sleepers