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 ReviewsTotal Gross RatingOverall Average Rating
East Coast Bedding (6)7563,386.14.5
DOWNLITE (6)4992,221.24.5
Continental Bedding (6)9624,210.04.4
Royal Bedding (1)142610.64.3
Royal Hotel (3)5402,270.34.2


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

Manufacturer (# of Pillows)# of ReviewsGross RatingOverall Average RatingACRs of Indiv. Models
Snuggle-Pedic (2)11,78853,707.84.64.7 and 4.5
Island Slumber3991,835.44.6
Zen Bamboo169777.44.6
Coop Home Goods (2)15,01364,753.14.34.5 and 4.3
Clara Clark6512,799.34.3
Xtreme Comforts (2)3,52214,792.44.24.2 and 4.2
Sleep Whale8033,372.64.2
Bamboo Grand5402,214.04.1
Simply Slumber118483.84.1
Miracle Bamboo Pillow2891,156.04.0
Good Life Essentials7943,096.63.9
CR Sleep182673.43.7
Lavish Home5131,795.53.5
Home With Comfort4561,596.03.5


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

Pillows with 1,000+ reviews
PillowManufacturerAvg Rating# of ReviewsGross Rating
Snuggle-Pedic Ultra-Luxury Bamboo Combination Shredded Memory Foam Full Body Pillow With Kool-Flow Breathable Cooling Hypoallergenic Pillow CoverSnuggle-Pedic4.73,309.015,552.3
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-Pedic4.58,479.038,155.5
Coop Home Goods – PREMIUM Adjustable Loft – Shredded Hypoallergenic Certipur Memory Foam Pillow with washable removable cooling bamboo derived rayon cover -QueenCoop Home Goods4.314,027.060,316.1
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 – QUEENXtreme Comforts4.22,214.09,298.8
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 – QueenXtreme Comforts4.21,308.05,493.6


Analysis by ManufacturerManufacturerTotal # of ReviewsTotal Gross RatingOverall Average Rating
Coop Home Goods14,02760,316.14.3
Xtreme Comforts16,24169,614.94.3


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

 FEATUREDownFeatherMemory Foam
Owner Satisfaction85%82%87%
Neck Pain ReliefB-CB
Easy to UseCC-A
Won’t Clump/ShiftCC-B-
No NoiseBDB+
No OdorC-D+D+
Not HotC+BC-
Reduces SnoringC-CB-
Short Break-in PeriodB-BC
Fewer allergiesCCB
No Need To FluffDDB
Machine WashableDC-C-
Firmnesssoft to med- firmsoft to medmed to firm
Adjustable Loftnonoyes**


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

AffordableDC+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 / longevityB-CShredded 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) painBB-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.
SupportiveBB-Most owners say their memory foam pillow provides adequate or better support and holds its shape.
Minimizes PressureAA-Memory foam contours to the head / neck better than other pillows resulting in more equal weight distribution and above average pressure relief.
MoldableBD+“Moldable” means the pillow can be easily altered or scrunched to increase comfort / support. Shredded, unlike 1-piece, offers at least some moldability.
CuddlyB+CA “cuddly” pillow is soft and huggable – not hard, rigid, stiff or oddly shaped.
Contents Won’t Shift or ClumpC+AA strength of one-piece memory foam pillows. Shredded has less stable contents which may shift somewhat during the night.
Back Sleep friendlyB+C+Loft usually cannot be made significantly lower or higher (by flattening or scrunching) so some back sleepers may be dissatisfied.
Side Sleep FriendlyB+BLoft usually cannot be made significantly lower or higher (by flattening or scrunching) so some side sleepers may be dissatisfied.
Stomach Sleep FriendlyC+D+Loft is often too high to be ideal for stomach sleepers, especially sleepers of small size.
Not A Heat TrapB-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 GassingD+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 PeriodB-CBreak-in time is similar to that of the average pillow.
Easy To Lift/MoveCD+Memory foam pillows, especially the one-piece type, weigh at least average, usually 3 to 5 lbs.
No NoiseB+B+Some covers may make a rustling sound when compressed. The pillows themselves are silent.
Fewer AllergiesB+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 MaintainCAShredded memory foam pillows may require occasional fluffing. One-piece types do not.
Easy To CleanB+CThe one-piece type should be spot cleaned. The shredded type can usually be machine washed.