Pillow Buying Guide

Why finding the perfect pillow is so important

We’ve talked about how to find the perfect mattress firmness rating for your sleeping position. But did you know your sleeping position is also linked to your pillow?

Your mattress is vital to promoting healthy spinal alignment, and your posture is one of the biggest factors affecting your choice of pillow.

This is because you need different levels of support depending on whether you’re a front, side or back sleeper to make sure your spine is correctly aligned to avoid exacerbating back problems.

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Remember: this guide is purely advisory – the best comfort test for any pillow is to try it out and sleep on it.

Pillows for side sleepers

Pillows for side sleepers

Side sleepers usually need a pillow that’s thick, offering extra support to the head and neck to allow your spine to align in a natural and healthy way.

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Pillows for back sleepers

Pillows for back sleepers

If you sleep on your back, it’s important for your head to be slightly raised in order to support the natural alignment of your spine. That’s why we suggest a medium or firm pillow that provides the perfect level of support for your head, neck and shoulders.

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Pillows for front sleepers

Pillows for front sleepers

We recommend that front sleepers opt for a softer pillow. This is because you need to allow your head and neck to sink into the mattress and avoid awkwardly straining through the night.

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Pillow fillings

As with mattresses, pillows can also come with bespoke comfort fillings that improve your quality of sleep.

At Silentnight we offer a range of fillings to suit different types of sleepers and sleeping habits. Find your perfect pillow filling below.

Anti-allergy pillows

Anti-allergy pillows

The majority of our pillows are hypoallergenic. This helps to combat one of the most common causes of allergic reactions: dust mites - which are found predominantly in your bedding and pillows.

If you’re asthmatic, struggle with breathing through the night or suffer allergic reactions, then a hypoallergenic pillow might help alleviate these problems.

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Studio by Silentnight pillows

Studio by Silentnight pillows

The innovative Studio by Silentnight pillow allows you to mix and match three removable pillow pads to help you find the perfect height and comfort.

There are 7 different combinations available to suit all sleeping styles. By mixing and matching you can create one of three different firmness ratings - soft, medium and firm.

So whether you’re a back, side or front sleeper, the Studio by Silentnight will suit your preferred sleeping position.

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Duck feather pillows

Duck feather pillows

Generously filled with high quality duck feather, offering superb support and sumptuous comfort and softness.

Premium-quality, 100% cotton with a high thread count makes for a smooth and silky texture, while ensuring that feathers stay firmly in-place - ideal for side sleepers.

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Geltex pillows

Geltex pillows

Our patented Geltex comfort filling can be found in both mattresses and pillows. The pillow offers bespoke pressure relief and more breathability for a cooler sleeping experience - much like our Geltex mattresses.

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Goose feather pillows

Goose feather pillows

Our luxurious goose feather pillow is lightweight and provides a softer firmness rating. It’s ideal for front sleepers, and you’ll enjoy superior comfort from a 100% pure cotton cover.

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Latex pillows

Latex pillows

Perfect for side or back sleepers, the Silentnight reflex latex pillow provides tailored pressure relief from a responsive surface that offers extra-spring for stronger support.

It’s temperature regulating with a 100% cotton cover and vented latex inner meshing that allows for greater airflow for a cooler sleep.

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Egyptian cotton pillows

Egyptian cotton pillows

The durable Silentnight Egyptian cotton pillows comes with a 100% cotton cover, premium 230 thread count and double-stitched piped edge finish, so you’ll enjoy years of sumptuous comfort.

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Pocket sprung pillow

Pocket sprung pillow

A plump pillow that encases individual pocket springs to maintain its shape and prevent it from sinking-in and distorting over time.

With a medium comfort rating, it’s best suited to side and back sleepers.

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FREE UK delivery available

FREE UK delivery on orders over £49

Mattresses and divans delivery service

  • FREE UK delivery to a room of your choice
  • Professional 2-man delivery service
  • Includes set-up of your bed or mattress, plus removal and takeaway of the packaging
  • FREE next day delivery available on rolled mattresses

When do we deliver?

We deliver most items between Monday to Friday, 9am-6pm.

How long does delivery take?

Mattresses and divans are delivered within 7-14 days. Bedding is delivered within 3-5 days.

How much is delivery for orders under £49?

Orders of or under £49 will come with a £2.50 delivery charge.

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60 night comfort trial

We're so confident that our beds and mattresses will provide you with a great night's sleep that we offer the security of the very best in terms of comfort guarantee.

  • At Silentnight we want to be sure that you are satisfied with the comfort of your new bed or mattress which is why we offer a total peace of mind 60 night comfort guarantee. If for any reason you are not totally satisfied we will exchange your purchased bed or mattress for an alternative Silentnight bed or mattress of your choice.
  • We do however ask that you try your new bed for at least four weeks for your body to adjust to your new bed or mattress.
  • For full terms and conditions, please click here for further details.

Total Quality Assurance

Before it gets to you your bed has been through a lot

  • All our mattresses, upholstered bases and headboards are made in the UK
  • All of our product meet European standards and exceed British standards
  • All our Upholstered beds and mattresses ordered through Shop.Silentnight are made to order
  • This means they are not stored for prolonged periods of time and are shipped to you direct from our factory.


  • Accredited onsite laboratory to bring the best products to you
  • Every Silentnight mattress type is tested to ensure it exceeds all British standards
  • Silentnight products are fully certified by the Forest Stewardship Council®(FSC®) FSC-C104461
  • We are full members of the Furniture Industry Sustainability Program.
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