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How to choose the right pillow for you

Choosing the right pillow isn’t always easy with so many elements at play, including firmness, material, shape, size and more. Remember, choosing the right pillow will boost your quality of life, because getting plenty of rest and good-quality sleep are essential to your day-to-day well-being.

Which pillows are the best?

Ergonomic pillows

Enjoy a restful night’s sleep with our ergonomic pillows. When your neck and head rest on a good pillow, you sleep so much better. But we all sleep differently: some on our backs, others on our side — and some move around all night long. That’s why our ergonomic pillows come in various shapes and sizes, so everybody can sleep soundly and wake up feeling completely refreshed.

See our ergonomic pillow guide
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See our ergonomic pillow guide

Multiple positions, same effect

Do you sleep on your back? On your side? Whichever way you sleep, there’s an ergonomic pillow designed for you, so you can enjoy a good night’s sleep.

Pillows for those who sleep on their backs

Tilted to provide excellent support for the upper back and neck, they provide the perfect cushion for your head, allowing you to simply relax.

Pillows for side sleepers

Not too hard and not too soft, so you can comfortably support your head and neck. Don’t be fooled by their appearance, these pillows will take you to paradise in your sleep.

A little bit of everything

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to sleep on a cloud? The shape of these pillows provides a comfortable solution whichever way you sleep. They apply zero pressure to the head, neck and shoulders for a peaceful night’s sleep, even if you never stop moving.


Materials used in our pillows 

At IKEA, we have pillows made from either natural or synthetic materials. Down or feather pillows offer a more natural sleeping experience, while synthetic materials are better for people with allergies, for example. Find out more about the different characteristics of each material type below, so you can choose the best pillow for you.

Foam and memory foam pillows support your head and neck. They also help your muscles relax, meaning you’ll move around less and have a more restful night’s sleep. Our memory foam pillows come with removable covers that can be washed easily.

Feel truly at one with nature with our pillows made from natural materials. Down and feather pillows are very cosy and comfortable for your head to rest on. They are very durable and provide support that’s just right. These materials also allow the pillows to breathe and absorb moisture.

Our ergonomic pillows come in all shapes and sizes. They help your muscles relax, meaning you’ll move around less for a better rest so everyone can sleep like a baby and get up feeling fully recharged. 


Choosing the right firmness

Our pillows are offering you wide range of firmness levels to suit your needs. We have firm pillows with lots of padding to suit those who prefer a firmer pillow, and medium-firmness pillows with a fluffier filling for a softer feel. We all know that temperature affects how well we sleep. Being too hot at night is uncomfortable and it can even wake you up. One side of the KLUBBSPORRE ergonomic pillow maintains an even temperature and properly supports your head, neck and back so you can simply relax. No matter the temperature of your body or the room, the pillow will keep you comfortable.

KLUBBSPORRE ergonomic pillow shown on a bed.
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Use our bedroom planners to find the perfect sleep solution for your needs.