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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Contour Pillows


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We all want to be happy and healthy. Sleeping is a huge part of healthy living, which means your bed can make or break your overall health. For this reason, it's essential to select a pillow that prevents neck soreness, back pain, and any discomfort caused by pressure points. Many people just like you are discovering that this comes from a new contour pillow!

What is a Contour Pillow?

This isn’t like any other pillow you’ve ever laid your head on in the past. A contour pillow fits to your body ergonomically. It will uniquely match the shape of your head and neck, making sure you get tailored support that lasts throughout the night. They are often made out of adaptive memory foam, so it’s like laying your head on a Tempur-Pedic or other memory foam mattress you already love! It will help you retain your natural posture and help to relieve any neck or shoulder pain you may have accumulated throughout your busy day. 

Contour Memory Foam Pillow Benefits

Contour memory foam pillows offer several health benefits. Just a few of these include:

They offer pain relief.

Who wants to wake up every morning with a stiff neck and sore shoulders? Not you! Yet, many people who sleep on their side think this is something that cannot be avoided. A contour pillow ensures you have the support you need so you are not laying on painful pressure points all night long. It cradles your head, neck, and shoulders, molding around your body for a perfect fit.

They are more comfortable.

Even if you don’t sleep on your side or don’t have chronic neck pain, you may find that a contour pillow is simply more comfortable. If you love sleeping on a memory foam mattress, chances are good that you’ll love adding a contour pillow to your bed as well.

They keep you cool.

We carry contour pillow options made not only to support your spinal alignment but also to keep you cool. Ventilated foam increases breathability and activated carbon infused in the foam creates a pathway to filter heat away from the head, face, and neck.

Whether you want a contour pillows for neck pain or a contour memory foam pillow to help keep you from getting too hot at night, you’ll be very pleased with the results after sleeping on it for just one night!

Our Options for Contour Pillows

We have many pillow options to choose from in our online catalogue! This includes an extensive collection of contour pillows. The only thing left to do is decide which one is going to be your new pillow! One of these is sure to be the best contour pillow for you and your unique sleep needs!

Malouf Shoulder Z Gel Pillow

If you want a pillow made specifically for you, one that uses today’s top technology to create your slumber oasis, you’re looking for a contour pillow made by Malouf. The gel-infused dough memory foam cradles your head and neck to relieve pressure, while a layer of liquid Z Gel captures and distributes heat. This makes for a comfortable sleep temperature.

Sleep & Beyond MyDual Natural Wool Side Sleeper Pillow

This is the best contour pillow for side sleepers! Thoughtfully created including an ergonomic contour, this hypoallergenic pillow flawlessly supports your neck, shoulders, and spine. It is adaptable, because you can easily remove the pearl-sized Woolly Puffs™ for your preferred height and softness. You couldn’t ask for anything more!

Malouf Contour Dough Pillow

This pillow's ergonomic design conforms to your neck and head in order to give support that correctly aligns your spine. Utilizing the Malouf Dough formula, which creates a softer, more supportive memory foam, this contour pillow reduces pressure points for a more comfortable night than you ever thought possible.

Malouf Travel Contour Dough Pillow

Once you get used to sleeping on a contour pillow, you won’t want to leave it behind! Thankfully, Malouf made a contour neck pillow that is ideal for traveling. The ergonomic shape combined with memory foam reduces pressure points that may arise when traveling and sitting for a long time on a plane, car, or train.

Malouf Shoulder Carboncool Omniphase LT Pillow

This pillow has the most advanced cooling technology available on the market today! Omniphase® phase-changing material provides continual temperature regulation with ventilation for superior airflow. These phase change molecules capture and release heat as needed to maintain the optimum sleep temperature throughout the night. There’s more, because activated carbon infused in the foam creates a pathway to filter heat away from the head, face, and neck. The unique shoulder cutout is designed to align the head and neck, reducing pressure points in your shoulders.

Malouf Shoulder Zoned Dough Scented Pillow

This pillow does more than contour to your body; it smells good while it is doing it! You have a choice between three different aromatherapy oil infusions available, chamomile, lavender, and peppermint. These scents are known to help you relax and ease into a night of sleep.

This list is only the beginning! We have other contour pillows beyond these, all made from top manufacturers that we are proud to stand behind. We encourage you to take your time and shop for the contour pillow that will perfectly meet your sleep needs. If you have any questions, we’re here to help! You can find a way to connect instantly with a live Sleep Expert in the bottom right corner. Click on the button that says “Chat with us” and ask us anything further you’d like to know!