MyPillow Premium Series Pillow Review (2024): A Hands-on Comparison
I tested 14 different pillows over the course of six months. I slept on each pillow for at least one week each. I rated each pillow based on how comfortable it was to sleep on over an extended period of time, whether or not the construction seemed high quality to me, and my take on suitability for different body types and sleep positions. Here is my in-depth review of the MyPillow Premium Series Pillow.
Where Does the MyPillow Premium Series Pillow Rank?
MyPillow Premium Series Pillow
- Four different fill levels available
- Foam is certified by CertiPUR-US
- Doesn't go flat
- Not fully adjustable
- Filling feels lumpy when I sleep
- Bouncy when I lay my head down
The MyPillow Premium Series Pillow dominates hours of late-night commercials, but the pillow disappoints in person. MyPillow uses large chunks of shredded foam with an elastic nature. As a result, the pillow is lumpy and bouncy. I would not recommend the MyPillow due to these comfort issues and the lack of adjustability.
The MyPillow doesn't come with a separate removable cover, and the pillow encasing cannot be unzipped, which means the pillow loft can't be adjusted. Instead, it comes in four different loft levels coded as colors, in increasing order of filling level: White, Yellow, Green, and Blue. I ordered the Green fill level after using the selection tool on the MyPillow site.
I measure the loft at about 7.5 inches, and the fill is pretty firm. The pillow barely compresses when I lay my head down passively. The loft is slightly too high for my comfort level when I sleep on my side, though I don't mind when I sleep on my back. The Green level pillow is too thick and firm for stomach-sleepers, but the White or Yellow fill level might work for that purpose. Because the pillow can't be adjusted, sleepers have to hope that one of the four fill levels happens to fit perfectly for them and hope that they choose the correct one on the first try.
My main issue with the pillow, though, is the nature of the shredded foam filling. The Saybrook and Coop pillows use softer foam and mix the foam with polyester fibers, so those pillows don't feel lumpy to me. On the other hand, MyPillow uses large chunks of firm foam without any polyester fiber, so the pillow is noticeably lumpy. The pieces of foam also have an elastic bounce. The MyPillow reminds me of a bag of packing peanuts in the firmness, the lumpiness, and the slight elasticity. When I shift my weight on the pillow, I can feel the elasticity of the foam. The jiggling of the elastic foam can be distracting as I try to fall asleep.
Based on the MyPillow website, it looks like there are two main differences between the MyPillow Classic Series and MyPillow Premium Series. First, the MyPillow Premium has a shorter width, coming in at 16.5 inches wide compared to the 18.5 inches of the MyPillow Classic. I would not expect this difference to affect my sleeping experience on the MyPillow. Second, the MyPillow Premium comes in four loft levels (White, Yellow, Green, and Blue), while the MyPillow Classic only comes in two (Medium and Firm). This is also not a difference that would affect my review since my main complaint is the lumpiness and bounciness.
Which Pillows do I Recommend?
Based on my extensive sleep testing, here's a quick overview of which pillows performed best, by category.
- Best Memory Foam Pillow: Saybrook Adjustable Pillow
- Best Down and Feather Pillow: Chamberlain Down Dual-Chamber Pillow
- Best for Side-Sleepers: Saybrook Adjustable Pillow
- Best for Back-Sleepers: Chamberlain Down Dual-Chamber Pillow
- Best for Stomach-Sleepers: Tempur-Pedic Tempur-Cloud
- Best Luxury Pillow: Chamberlain Down Dual-Chamber Pillow
- Best Adjustable Pillow: Saybrook Adjustable Pillow
- Best Cheap Pillow: Beckham Hotel Collection Pillow
- Best Flat Pillow: Tempur-Pedic Tempur-Cloud
- Best Hotel-Style Pillow: Chamberlain Down Dual-Chamber Pillow
- Best for Neck Pain: Saybrook Adjustable Pillow
I would highly recommend reading the full, detailed review so that you can decide for yourself.
Compare Pillows: What are MyPillow Premium Series Pillow alternatives?
Comparing pillows can be difficult because reviews out there are often written by people who've only tried one pillow. What does it mean for a pillow to be soft or firm if there's no point of comparison? How do you know if one pillow is truly better than another? Which pillow is right for your body type and sleep position?
My experience systematically trying each of 14 pillows provides some insight into how to compare the pillows. You can read my comparisons of each pair of pillows in the links below, or you can read the full review with all the pillows as well as my pick for the best pillow.
Picking the right pillow can be important. I did all the research here to make the process easier. I hope that this blog helps you as you make your decision.