Pillows 101: Where To Start When Shopping For Your Malouf Pillow

The best sleep starts with the best pillow. However, choosing the best pillow for your best sleep can be a daunting task. We are here to simplify the process for you, with a quick guide to the pillows Malouf™ has to offer.  

STEP 1: Pillow Factors 

As you consider the type of pillow to purchase there are a few things to factor in.  

Mattress Firmness 

Softer mattresses create a smaller gap between your head and mattress, meaning you need a thinner pillow, while firmer mattresses require a pillow with a higher loft.  

Pillow Depth

Pillow depth describes the compressed height of your pillow once you are laying down on it. The ideal depth is the one that helps you maintain a neutral spine, based on your sleep position.   

Sleep Position 

Depending on your sleep position, different depths and shapes create the ideal cushion for correct spine alignment and pressure relief. 

Sleep Temperature 

When you sleep, your temperature drops, shedding heat into surrounding areas. However, many products take that heat and dissipate it, helping you maintain the optimal sleep temperature all night long. 

Material Allergies 

Just because you have allergies doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice comfort. Many pillows offer solutions for all types of sensitive sleepers to keep you comfortable and healthy.   

STEP 2: Select Your Material 

Malouf pillows are made in a variety of material categories, each of which provides different features and benefits for the sleeper.  

Memory Foam

Memory foam is always a popular choice for the conforming support it offers. The foam shapes to your head while you sleep, bouncing back to its original shape when you wake up. The contouring properties offer relief from pain and pressure points while creating a stable surface. Malouf’s exclusive Dough™ memory foam formula is exceptionally soft, while still providing premium support. The memory foam pillows come in a range of ideal support for each sleep position, including special shoulder cutout options perfect for side sleepers.  

Active Dough

Our proprietary ActiveDough™ foam blends two materials, creating the perfect combination. Take the superior support and quick response feel of latex and add in the cushion and contouring relief of memory foam to end your day on the right note. All the Malouf ActiveDough pillows utilize our patented Zoned Technology™ which features zones of larger and smaller holes to offer the right amount of support for your head and neck. The Zoned ActiveDough pillows are right in the middle of the firmness scale, these are the perfect pillow for back and side sleepers.   

Our Pick 

Zoned ActiveDough + Bamboo Charcoal Pillow  



  • Regulates moisture, odor, and temperature 
  • Bamboo charcoal creates hypoallergenic pillow 
  • Responsive pillow perfectly cradles your head and neck 






Many of the Malouf pillows can seem a little overwhelming with all the features and technology you may not be used to. If a traditional pillow is more your style, there are plenty of options there as well. Our down and down blends offer a plump, soft pillow that stays that way. They offer soft, airy support along with luxurious comfort. Our gelled microfiber pillows have those same benefits, but with no quills or allergens that sometimes come with down. Like the latex, filled pillows will work for you regardless of your preferred sleep position.  

Our Pick 

Gelled Microfiber™ Pillow 


  • Luxurious feel without prickly fill 
  • Breathable 100% cotton cover 
  • Maintains comfortable sleeping temperature 






STEP 3: Consider Additional Features 

Infusion Features

From soothing chamomile to allergy-reducing charcoal to restorative CBD, Malouf offers several infused pillows that bring unique and powerful qualities to your sleep experience. Improve your overall ability to rest soundly with any of these infusions.  

Our Pick 

Zoned ActiveDough™ + Lavender Pillow 



  • Calming lavender enhances relaxation 
  • Floral infusion soothes your body and mind for better rest 
  • Memory foam and latex create a cloud-like surface 






As you embark on the hunt for the best pillow for you, we hope this guide makes it a more pleasant experience. With a little research, we know you can find the perfect pillow that will give you the sleep you’ve been dreaming of. 

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