Down and Memory Foam

Down and Memory Foam Comparison Charts


Top Down and Down-Feather Pillows on Amazon as of 11/17/2017

(# of Models)
Total Reviews Total Gross Rating Overall Average Rating
East Coast Bedding (6) 756 3,386.1 4.5
DOWNLITE (6) 499 2,221.2 4.5
Continental Bedding (6) 962 4,210.0 4.4
Royal Bedding (1) 142 610.6 4.3
Royal Hotel (3) 540 2,270.3 4.2


Top Shredded Memory Foam Pillows on Amazon as of 11/17/2017

Manufacturer (# of Pillows) # of Reviews Gross Rating Overall Average Rating ACRs of Indiv. Models
Snuggle-Pedic (2) 11,788 53,707.8 4.6 4.7 and 4.5
Island Slumber 399 1,835.4 4.6
Zen Bamboo 169 777.4 4.6
Coop Home Goods (2) 15,013 64,753.1 4.3 4.5 and 4.3
Clara Clark 651 2,799.3 4.3
CozyCloud 495 2,128.5 4.3
NapYou 157 675.1 4.3
TAMPOR 100 430.0 4.3
Xtreme Comforts (2) 3,522 14,792.4 4.2 4.2 and 4.2
Sleep Whale 803 3,372.6 4.2
Bamboo Grand 540 2,214.0 4.1
Simply Slumber 118 483.8 4.1
Miracle Bamboo Pillow 289 1,156.0 4.0
Linenspa 976 3,904.0 4.0
Good Life Essentials 794 3,096.6 3.9
MALOUF 228 843.6 3.7
CR Sleep 182 673.4 3.7
Lavish Home 513 1,795.5 3.5
Home With Comfort 456 1,596.0 3.5


Top Shredded Memory Foam Pillows on Amazon as of 11-17-2017

Pillows with 1,000+ reviews
Pillow Manufacturer Avg Rating # of Reviews Gross Rating
Snuggle-Pedic Ultra-Luxury Bamboo Combination Shredded Memory Foam Full Body Pillow With Kool-Flow Breathable Cooling Hypoallergenic Pillow Cover Snuggle-Pedic 4.7 3,309.0 15,552.3
Snuggle-Pedic Ultra-Luxury Bamboo Shredded Memory Foam Pillow Combination With Adjustable Fit and Zipper Removable Kool-Flow Breathable Cooling Hypoallergenic Pillow Cover (Queen) Snuggle-Pedic 4.5 8,479.0 38,155.5
Coop Home Goods – PREMIUM Adjustable Loft – Shredded Hypoallergenic Certipur Memory Foam Pillow with washable removable cooling bamboo derived rayon cover -Queen Coop Home Goods 4.3 14,027.0 60,316.1
Hypoallergenic Pillow – ADJUSTABLE THICKNESS Bamboo Shredded Memory Foam Pillow – Kool-Flow Micro-Vented Bamboo Cover, Dust Mite Resistant & Machine Washable – Premium Quality – MADE IN USA – QUEEN Xtreme Comforts 4.2 2,214.0 9,298.8
Xtreme Comforts – Slim Hypoallergenic Bamboo Shredded Certipur Memory Foam Pillow with Super Soft Kool-Flow Micro-Vented Dust Mite Resistant Machine Washable Bamboo Cover – Made In USA – Queen Xtreme Comforts 4.2 1,308.0 5,493.6


Analysis by Manufacturer Manufacturer Total # of Reviews Total Gross Rating Overall Average Rating
Snuggle-Pedic 11,788 53,267.8 4.5
Coop Home Goods 14,027 60,316.1 4.3
Xtreme Comforts 16,241 69,614.9 4.3


Comparison of Down, Feather, and Memory Foam Pillows on “Sleep Like The Dead”
as of 11/15/2017

 FEATURE Down Feather Memory Foam
Owner Satisfaction 85% 82% 87%
Affordable D- B D+
Durable B B C+
Supportive C C+ B
Neck Pain Relief B- C B
Moldable B B C
Scrunchable A- B- C+
Cuddly B+ B B-
Easy to Use C C- A
Won’t Clump/Shift C C- B-
No Noise B D B+
Lightweight A- B- D+
No Odor C- D+ D+
Not Hot C+ B C-
Reduces Snoring C- C B-
Short Break-in Period B- B C
Fewer allergies C C B
No Need To Fluff D D B
Machine Washable D C- C-
Availability D+ D+ A
Firmness soft to med- firm soft to med med to firm
Adjustable Loft no no yes**


Shredded vs. 1-Piece Memory Foam As of 11/15/2017

Affordable D C+ Prices are often $30-$90. Shredded averages about $57 and 1-piece about $50. Paying higher price does not necessarily result in higher satisfaction.
Durability / longevity B- C Shredded tends to last longer given its ability to be fluffed. Both types will lose “memory” and support over time. Expect on average a 3-4 year lifespan.
Less (neck) pain B B- 18% of owners say their pillow results in less (neck) pain. About 8%, however, report increased pain, often due to excessive firmness or lack of support.
Supportive B B- Most owners say their memory foam pillow provides adequate or better support and holds its shape.
Minimizes Pressure A A- Memory foam contours to the head / neck better than other pillows resulting in more equal weight distribution and above average pressure relief.
Moldable B D+ “Moldable” means the pillow can be easily altered or scrunched to increase comfort / support. Shredded, unlike 1-piece, offers at least some moldability.
Cuddly B+ C A “cuddly” pillow is soft and huggable – not hard, rigid, stiff or oddly shaped.
Contents Won’t Shift or Clump C+ A A strength of one-piece memory foam pillows. Shredded has less stable contents which may shift somewhat during the night.
Back Sleep friendly B+ C+ Loft usually cannot be made significantly lower or higher (by flattening or scrunching) so some back sleepers may be dissatisfied.
Side Sleep Friendly B+ B Loft usually cannot be made significantly lower or higher (by flattening or scrunching) so some side sleepers may be dissatisfied.
Stomach Sleep Friendly C+ D+ Loft is often too high to be ideal for stomach sleepers, especially sleepers of small size.
Not A Heat Trap B- D+ About 5% of owners (1 in 20) of the shredded type report excessive and bothersome heat retention vs about 11% of owners (1 in 9) for the one-piece type.
No Initial Odor / Off Gassing D+ D+ 7%+ of owners (1 in 14) report significant off gassing – a chemical-like odor occurring due to manufacturing & packaging. It often ends after a few days but can persist longer. Headaches, nausea, eye / throat irritation, sweating, insomnia & asthma from off gassing occur for about 2% of owners.
Short Break-in Period B- C Break-in time is similar to that of the average pillow.
Easy To Lift/Move C D+ Memory foam pillows, especially the one-piece type, weigh at least average, usually 3 to 5 lbs.
No Noise B+ B+ Some covers may make a rustling sound when compressed. The pillows themselves are silent.
Fewer Allergies B+ B- The foam is antimicrobial and resistant to allergens. Dust mites reportedly do not eat the foam but still may live inside to feed on shedded skin cells.
Easy To Maintain C A Shredded memory foam pillows may require occasional fluffing. One-piece types do not.
Easy To Clean B+ C The one-piece type should be spot cleaned. The shredded type can usually be machine washed.