hether you’re a snorer or you’re sharing a bed with one, you’d likely try anything to get some peaceful Zzz’s without being woken up by loud snoring. “Snoring means that something is blocking the way air normally moves from your mouth and nose into your lungs,” according to William Reisacher M.D., an otolaryngologist at Weill Cornell Medicine. Snoring can actually be caused by an uncomfortable pillow that tilts your neck in a direction that blocks airflow.
To prevent snoring in the first place, you need a comfortable pillow to keep your neck in the proper position for breathing. The Good Housekeeping Institute Textiles Lab put top selling pillows on the market to the test by evaluating washability, durability, and comfort by having over 350 testers sleep on the tested pillows. Testers slept on the pillow for a minimum of two weeks before providing feedback on comfort, support, and cooling effects. Our textile pros used their expert knowledge, in-Lab test results, and tester feedback to find the best pillows for snoring:
BEST OVERALL ANTI-SNORE PILLOW
Premium Adjustable Loft Pillow
COOP HOME GOODS
COOP HOME GOODS
With the top overall score out of all the tested pillows, this Coop Home Goods pillow is designed for all sleeping positions. Testers loved that the shredded memory foam and polyester fill is entirely adjustable, so you can find the best height that keeps your snoring to a minimum. Our textile pros love that, unlike most shredded memory foam pillow, both the cover and fill are entirely machine washable.
BEST VALUE ANTI-SNORE PILLOW
Medium/Firm Down Alternative Pillow
HOME DECORATORS COLLECTION
Impressing both testers and textile pros, this Home Decorators down alternative pillow costs just $23, beating out styles triple the price. In our Lab evaluations, the pillow looked great after laundering and the Jumbo size fit perfectly in a standard pillowcase. This pillow has a medium height that’s ideal for back and stomach sleepers to keep your neck aligned, reducing snoring. Based on extensive testing, this pillow is also a Good Housekeeping Seal holder!
BEST ANTI-SNORE PILLOW FOR SIDE SLEEPERS
Breeze pro Advanced Cooling Pillow
Side sleepers need a higher height to keep their neck aligned for proper airflow to reduce snoring. This Tempur-Pedic pillow is available in a high height perfect for side sleepers. Testers loved that this pillow helped them maintain a stable body temperature while sleeping, which is likely due to the cooling gel in the cover. They also gave high scores for it being super supportive thanks to the solid Tempur memory foam material that forms to your head and neck.
BEST ANTI-SNORE PILLOW FOR BACK SLEEPERS
If you love the fluffy feel of down, Parachute’s down pillow was the top-tested down style in our evaluations. Testers gave high scores for comfort and support with every tester saying they would continue to use this pillow. In Lab, it received a perfect durability score, as it had no changes in appearance or shrinkage after laundering. The medium or firm density is ideal for back sleepers, while the soft height is better suited for stomach sleepers. Using a pillow suited for your sleeping position is key to reduce snoring as it’ll keep your neck properly aligned.
BEST ANTI-SNORE PILLOW FOR STOMACH SLEEPERS
Down Alternative Bed Pillows
Experts recommend placing a pillow under your head and your hips when sleeping on your stomach for proper alignment and minimal snoring. The Amazon Basics pillows come in a set of 2 for only $24 total, so it’s easy and affordable to try this stomach sleeping hack for yourself. It might just be the key for comfy stomach sleeping with no snoring.
BEST ANTI-SNORE PILLOW FOR NECK PAIN
The Layla pillow features an innovative fill that’s entirely adjustable. The fill is a mix of Kapok, a natural fiber with a fluffy feel, and shredded memory foam for a great balance between plush and supportive, reducing neck pain and snoring. This pillow received the highest overall score from testers with every tester giving this pillow a perfect score for comfort and support. Note that this pillow cannot be washed.
BEST ANTI-SNORE PREGNANCY PILLOW
$42.99 (61% off)
If you’re not typically a snorer, but pregnancy has caused more snoring than you’re used to, try this anti-snore pregnancy pillow with thousands of five-star reviews on Amazon. This full-body pregnancy pillow supports every part of your body, including your knees, hips, back, neck, head, and of course your bump. It does take up a lot of space on your bed, but replaces the need for any other pillows and can easily be rolled up for storage. We love that the soft jersey-knit cover is machine washable.
BEST COOLING ANTI-SNORE PILLOW
Cirrus Cooling Pillow
If you sleep hot and snore, this SlumberCloud cooling pillow uses Outlast technology to store and release heat to keep your body at a stable temperature and testers raved about its comfy feel, staying quietly asleep all night. You can choose either down or down alternative fill in three different densities, so there is a style for everyone. Testers found the pillow very comfortable, but not as supportive as other styles, likely due to nature of plush down and polyester. There’s also a 60-night trial period to see if this pillow helps your snoring.
BEST CERVICAL ANTI-SNORE PILLOW
In Balance Ultimate Pillow
Cervical pillows provide ample neck support to keep you breathing clearly. Sleep Number’s InBalance Ultimate pillow has a curved design with three removable foam inserts for an adjustable height. The cover uses Outlast technology which stores and release heat for a comfy body temperature all night long. Testers loved that this contour pillow kept them cool while also being comfy. The cover is machine washable, but it was difficult to put the cover back over the inserts in our evaluations.
BEST ANTI-SNORE PILLOW INSERT
Although this isn’t an entire pillow, the Smart Nora Snoring Solution features a pillow insert that will inflate once snoring or deep breathing noises are detected. The motion of the pillow stimulates the throat muscles to allow natural breathing. In our team’s evaluation of anti-snore devices, this pick had the best performance. Coupled with a comfortable pillow, this device can help keep you sleeping quieter and sounder all night.