A good pillow can become the secret magic trick that will make you sleep like a baby.
But how do you find “the one”?
That’s the question we will try to answer today. Let’s take a look at the 5 best pillows in Canada and learn how to choose something that would suit your needs perfectly. Ready? Let’s dive right in!
Let’s start this list with GhostPillow Flex due to its amazing structure. GhostPillow Flex is made with a core layer of memory foam filled with holes and pores. I know you don’t see this that often, but they have thought of this fantastic way to give memory foam some breathability. Memory foams are infamous for trapping heat and disrupting sleep because of excess sweating. Not GhostPillow Flex, though. This layer is also infused with cooling gel to include a package of comfortable cool sleep.
The cover you find on this pillow is a smooth fabric so soft and breathable that makes you sleep like a baby. I found the 6-inch loft height of GhostPillow very pleasant and suitable for our pressure points. Finally my neck was at ease!
|Transforming the cooling abilities of memory foam by adding pores and cooling gel
|Some people might find the loft level high
|Puts the neck, head, and shoulders at ease
|Cover can be removed and washed for extra hygiene
Second pillow on this list is definitely the Adjustable memory foam pillow by GoodMorning. It is a great choice because of its unique properties. Firstly, it is filled with premium shredded memory foam, which adds so much breathability and enables you to adjust the height by removing or adding more memory foam to it. If the loft is too high for you, just remove some memory foam from the zipped pillow and you’re good to go.
Next comes the cover of the pillow, and what a lovely cotton cover it is. Cotton is one of the best materials to be in touch with your skin due to being soft and hypoallergenic. Also, if you ever feel like it's time for refreshment, take out the cover, wash it, put it back on, and experience a new pillow all over again.
|Premium materials used compared to many competitors
|Back sleepers and some other people might find it a little soft
|Memory foam that adapts to your neck shape and relieves pressure
Looking for a pillow that would make you feel like sleeping on a cloud? Then the Viewstar might be your perfect match. Being among the most comfortable Canadian pillows, the Viewstar offers gentle cradling and soft support. Resembling fluffy cotton candy, this pillow will carefully hug your neck and head without causing any pressure.
Now, this pillow is more on the softer side, so it won’t work for everyone. For example, if you are a side sleeper, you might need to use 2 pillows at once for more loft and support. Still, the Viewstar is worth your attention, especially if you are a back or a stomach sleeper. Not only is it heavenly soft, but it’s also breathable and hypoallergenic. This model feels like airy down but doesn’t cause any unpleasant reactions. A win-win, if you ask me!
Good value for money (2 pieces for a reasonable price)
Might not be supportive enough for side sleepers
Hypoallergenic materials, safe for sensitive sleepers
May go flat sooner than more expensive models
Offer soft support and feel like a cloud
Breathable and aren’t likely to make you sleep hot
Safety certified for your protection
Quality made (with neat stitching and a sturdy cover fabric)
Machine washable, easy to care for
Who says comfort comes at a high price? These pillows by Utopia Bedding are here to prove the opposite. Being among the best pillows in Canada, they deliver reliable support and comfort combined with a very attractive price tag. You don’t have to spend a fortune to enjoy quality sleep on your new pillow.
Not only do they look more expensive than they really are, but these pillows are also super comfortable. Guys at Utopia Bedding are generous with the filling, so these pillows are quite lofty. At the same time, they are soft and squishy, and would easily adapt to the curves of your body. They offer medium to medium-soft support (depending on your body type) and can satisfy a wide variety of sleepers.
|Affordable and well-made, great value for money
|May lose their shape faster than more expensive models
|Lofty but don’t feel firm
|Might be too fluffy for some sleepers (and aren’t zippered, so you can’t adjust the loft, unfortunately)
|Offer gentle support and cradling for enhanced comfort in different sleeping positions
|Highly breathable and don’t sleep hot
|Safe and hypoallergenic
Even though this set of pillows is the last one on our list, it’s not the last in terms of quality or comfort. The Gohome pillows were designed to accommodate any user, regardless of their body type or preferred sleeping position. That’s why these Canadian pillows come with a zippered cover. They allow sleepers to adjust the loft by simply adding or removing some of the filling. As a result, you get a universally comfortable set of pillows that you can tailor according to your preferences.
Another awesome thing about the Gohome pillows is their feel. First of all, they have super soft, velvet-like covers (that can be used even without pillowcases). Secondly, these pillows are soft but springy. They can deliver proper support for your head and neck while gently hugging the curves of your body. As a result, you get to enjoy heavenly comfort while being properly supported.
Fluffy but supportive, have a rather balanced feel
Might not seem supportive enough for those who prefer firm pillows
Adjustable loft to accommodate different types of sleepers
Arrive overstuffed, so you will probably have to remove some of the filling before you can use your new pillows
Breathable filling for cooler sleep
Can be washed in the machine for extra convenience
Velvet cover for enhanced comfort
Hypoallergenic but mimic the feel of real down
When browsing through Canadian pillows, you will come across different parameters and descriptions, but the loft (or the height) is probably the most important one.
Let me explain: your pillow’s loft matters because it will have a direct influence on your sleeping posture. Which, in its turn, can affect your back health (1). If you pick an inappropriate height, your pillow will cause your neck to fall into misalignment with the rest of the spine. This can lead to tension build-up in certain areas of the spine, back pain, headaches, pinched nerves, stiffness, neck pain (2), and so on.
That’s why a suitable loft is crucial. And you should pick it according to your preferred sleeping position. Here are the general recommendations:
A quick note: the loft of your pillow may also depend on the mattress you are currently sleeping on. For instance, if your bed is soft, you are going to sink in deeper, and your head will be placed closer to the mattress surface. In this case, a thinner, softer pillow would be more suitable than a firm one (which may cause an uncomfortable neck curve). If your mattress is firm, it will make you remain on the surface (rather than sleep “in” it). The distance between the head and the bed will be bigger in this case, so you will need a loftier pillow to fill in all that extra space between the head and the mattress surface.
When it comes to pillow materials, we have a great deal of options. Natural, synthetic, breathable, contouring, the list goes on and on. Let’s take a closer look at each of them to find out what pillow type would be the most suitable for you:
If you want to find the best pillow in Canada, you need to go beyond the filling and height. There are other aspects you should consider that may affect your shopping (and sleeping) experience. They include:
You should replace your pillows every 1-2 years. You might also get rid of the old pillow sooner if it has lumps that make you feel uncomfortable when sleeping. Another bad sign is when you wake up with a stiff neck or in pain. That means it’s probably time to get a new pillow.
It’s good to sleep without a pillow only if you are a stomach sleeper. Back and side sleepers require support for the head and neck, so sleeping without a pillow can lead to neck strain and spinal misalignment.
It depends on your preferred sleeping position. Side sleepers typically benefit from firmer support, for example. Back and stomach sleepers are advised to choose softer pillows without much loft.
Yes, a pillow can cause back pain if it’s not suitable for your body type and favorite sleeping position (for instance, if it’s too thin or lofty for you). In this case, a pillow would cause neck and back misalignment. It can put a strain on some parts of your spine which often results in pain and stiffness.
A cervical pillow is the one that has a specially-designed raised section that is meant to provide extra neck support.
A proper pillow can do you a lot of good, and now you know how to find one.
Just remember to consider your sleeping position and think about the feel you are trying to achieve. Don’t be in a rush to buy some famous “orthopedic” or “chiropractor-recommended” pillow. Instead, think about adjustability and the filling materials and choose according to your desires, not the loud marketing claims.
Now, allow me to recommend my favorite pillow among all of them, which is the GhostPillow Flex memory foam pillow. This pillow is definitely unique in characteristics and performance. When it comes to memory foam, not all of them are so breathable like this one, with pores and cooling gel in them. If you’ve ever woken up all sweaty, you understand how bad it feels to use just normal memory foam. This is a cooling memory foam pillow like no other. In case some people are worried it might be too high due to not being adjustable, remember that it is going to adjust to your neck shape like a good memory foam does. I could not be more confident in this recommendation, because I haven’t seen many pillows as good as this one.
How about you? Did anything manage to catch your eye? What is your favorite sleeping position and which pillow do you plan to pair it up with? Let us know in the comment section!
Yurii Brown is the Founder and Sleep Content Writer at SleepingNorth. Within his first year running the website, he has published over 50 articles that educate readers on sleep and help them find the most suitable sleep products. He pays more attention to analyzing each mattress construction, the different materials used within it, the feel each material contributes, and the best sleeping position they would work for. Having properly examined each product, he provides in-depth reviews that cut to the chase and provide readers with the value they need for more restorative sleep hygiene.