Just like sheets and other bedding, shopping for pillows isn't a walk in the park. Besides how soft or firm you want the pillow to be, you'll have to choose from an array of pillow types, such as buckwheat, latex or down. Sleep Like the Dead's comparisons could help you find the perfect pillow for you.
Sleep Like the Dead offers independent reviews and ratings from over 20,000 pillow buyers. In addition to individual pillow brand reviews, the site breaks down the differences between all these pillow types. Down, for example, could be suitable for all sleeping positions, but it can be expensive and needs to be fluffed regularly. Memory foam is soft and supportive, but it can trap heat more.
In the pillow type chart, user reviews reveal how satisfied owners are with the pillow overall, as well as how well those kinds of pillows do for pain reduction, support, durability, allergy reduction and specific sleep positions, among other things.
It's a great starting point for finding a pillow that's "just right".