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5 Benefits of Sleeping on a Shredded Memory Foam Pillow


Man in bed with shredded memory foam pillow with white linens and white t-shirt lets out a big yawn while stretching in the bed in the morning

We all need great sleep, each and every night. Your mattress is a big part of this, but only one piece of the puzzle. You may not realize it, but the pillow you lay your head on is another important piece of creating a bed that feels like a slumber oasis. If you love a memory foam mattress, you’ll probably love your pillow to be made of the same material. A good-quality shredded memory foam pillow is moldable while also offering good support as you sleep. This pillow will then bounce right back to its original shape when you get up. 

Benefits of a Shredded Memory Foam Pillow

As its name implies, a shredded memory foam pillow has filling that is torn into tiny pieces. The individual pieces of foam move independently, allowing the pillow to be moldable. You can sculpt it much like a down pillow; it will shift and change into whatever shape you desire. This delivers these five amazing benefits:


For many people, they want a shredded memory foam pillow for the simple fact that it is very comfortable! A shredded memory foam pillow is soft enough to conform to the shape of your head but supportive enough to keep your neck and back properly aligned. Traditional memory foam reacts and compresses in a way that “cradles” your head. On the other hand, shredded memory foam pieces each compress independently. This makes the pillow much more soft and moldable, while also staying supportive. If you find the loft (height) is a little too high for you or it’s a bit too firm, you can always take some of the filling out to create a pillow that is truly perfect for you.


A shredded memory foam pillow can help you to get a really good night's sleep, even if you are prone to allergies. That's because, unlike some other pillow material options, memory foam is resistant to dust mites, which are the leading cause of most allergies. The material is dense enough to make the living conditions unfavorable for these tiny, unwanted creatures.


A pillow is an investment in your sleep, one you want to get the most out of. Shredded memory foam pillows are very durable, making your money go further. This is because shredded options tend to last longer given their ability to be fluffed. It will lose “memory” and support over time, but you can expect on average a three to four year lifespan. This is about double what some other pillow options can deliver.


Shredded memory foam is more breathable than traditional memory foam. While a single piece of dense foam doesn’t allow air to circulate freely, a shredded memory foam pillow is a much more breathable pillow. This filling type allows warm air to escape while being replaced with fresh, cool air. There’s considerably more “empty” space for air to flow freely between the pieces of shredded filling inside the pillow. This prevents it from getting uncomfortably warm, which has been the main complaint about traditional, solid-piece memory foam pillows.


Your pillow serves a very important purpose. It supports your head and neck throughout the night, ensuring that you can wake up without neck pain or stiffness. An old or inexpensive pillow is not only going to inhibit your sleep and stop you from waking up feeling refreshed, but it can also trigger or worsen neck pain and headaches. Finding a shredded memory foam pillow that offers your head and neck cushioning support should be your top priority.

Need Help Shopping?

You can purchase many different types of shredded foam pillows, like a cooling memory foam pillow, a shredded memory foam pillow made for traveling, and everything in between. How will you ever decide? The key is to let an expert help you! You already trust our brand name and love our mattresses, and the same commitment to excellence comes through in the pillows we sell as well.  Find your nearest City Mattress location to see and feel many of our pillow options in person. By visiting a store you have the opportunity to speak with one of our industry experts. We’ll explain the benefits of a shredded memory foam pillow to you in more detail. If you prefer to shop online, we can also help you there. Ask any questions you may have by clicking the red “chat with us” button at the bottom, right corner. We want you to find the best shredded memory foam pillow for you!