Hi there, the article will show you top 10 best thin Pillows for slim sleepers. Scrolling through the pillow websites, it is common to read the description like “Guarantee the pillow never goes flat no matter how many times you wash it” or buyer’s comment such as “This pillow goes flat just after two weeks using it. I must return it”. It seems that people usually associate the pillow’s level of loft with its comfort and quality. But have you ever heard of “thin pillow”?
It may sound funny to some people as for why do you need a “flat” pillow instead of just lying without a pillow? But the fact is that “small” pillow is a life saver for stomach and back sleepers. Believe it or not, let us walk you through the world of “thin” pillows and find out if it is made for you! We also provide honest reviews on the best thin pillows for slim sleepers for you to make a comparison and choose your most suitable one. Keep reading you won’t regret!
What is a “thin” pillow?
The definition and standard for a thin pillow (or low profile – low loft pillow) vary from person to person. No specific rules are put between manufacturers as for which height can be categorized into “thin pillow.” However, the thinnest pillow up to now we have come across is at 2.5 inches in height. You can search for them under the words “ultra thin” or “ultra slim” pillow.
Why do you need one?
Why did we mention thin pillow as a life saver for slim, stomach and back sleepers? Imagine when you are sleeping on your side, your head should be positioned higher than the surface of the mattress to allow space for your shoulder and arm. With this position, you will need a thick pillow for your head, neck, and spine to be aligned well. However, if you are back or stomach sleepers, your head will need to be closer to the mattress surface. Sleeping with a thick pillow will put your head in an uncomfortable position and also put the strain on your neck while it curls up to support your head. In the long run, this can not only lead to pain but also result in wrinkles around your neck. Your shoulders may get painful too since some muscles are stretched to support your neck and head. This is where thin pillows come to serve.
Thin pillows will supply you a flat platform to rest your head comfortably even when you lay on the back of your head or one side of your face. If you are a slim sleeper, which means you prefer the low level of loft, this one can satisfy you too. The pillow is also suitable for young children whose neck and spine are still too weak to support their heads if they use thick pillows.
The reason why we do not recommend thin pillows for side sleepers is that the pillows don’t allow enough space to put their shoulder and arm. They may wake up with a stiff neck since they have to bend their head to one side during the night.
So, if you are a slim, back or stomach sleeper, keep reading, and we’ll guide you through the most comfortable thin pillows!
Top 6 thin pillows for slim sleepers:
This ultra slim pillow is exactly as its name – super thin! Elite Rest mentions on their site that they created this pillow just because other thin pillows were not thin enough. Before continue with their features, we give you a short checklist to see the possibility of your preference for this pillow.
You are a back or stomach sleeper
You find your head at an uncomfortable angle during the night and wake up with pain neck
You try sleeping on your
side just because most pillows on the market are made for this kind of sleepers, while you, in fact, love sleeping on your back or stomach
You hate the feeling of having something annoy your head and want something more flat to lay on
You sometimes think that sleeping without pillow is even better than sleeping with a too tall pillow
If you say yes to most of the above statement, then this super thin pillow is made for you!
The pillow is made from memory foam which has long known for its pressure sensitivity and is used for pillows since it can adjust well to the contour of your body. The memory foam is hypoallergenic, anti-bacterial and bug resistant. Don’t have to worry about hygienic issues and your 8-hour each night sleep is guaranteed safe!
The thickness is only 2.5 inch, which is among the thinnest of all pillows currently. The pillow comes with an exclusive half pillow design: one side of the pillow is flat; the other side is normal. You can sleep on whichever side that satisfy you most. Even when you want to put your arms under the pillow or on the pillow while you are sleeping, this slim guy always gives you the best support. Undoubtedly, your head, neck, and spine will be perfectly aligned. Your painful neck problem solved!
The cover made from cotton. This material can withstand heat, detergents, and bleach. It also has high absorbance and breathability, so it is comfortable with our skin. The pillow can be delivered to your door with a 30 day no risk money return guarantee. Best quality with high service, a good start for you to consider, right?
This is another slim product from Elite Rest. It seems like this brand devotes itself to slim sleepers. Their latex foam pillow has all the characteristics of their memory foam pillow and offers more advances.
It is made from 100% natural latex foam, which is preferred for their clean air, cooling effect and posture support. Latex material reduces VOC (volatile organic compounds, can be found in many cheap pillows) exposure, no harmful chemicals exist. It also helps dissipate body heat and keep you cool during the night. Due to its properties, it can fill up negative space and is ideal for your proper spinal alignment. The latex foam is also resistant to dust mite, mildew, and fungus. Safe and clean for you during the night! Moreover, the pillow is designed with ventilated holes and embedded with an outer cotton cover which can absorb heat and moisture well. With this design, the pillow can generate more airflow and maintain an acceptable temperature for your sleep. In a nutshell, the latex foam solves the problem of memory foam: heat trap.
The thickness varies from 2.25 to 2.75 inches, most satisfied for stomach sleepers. Reviewers say this one has good cushion for back sleepers and also thin enough for stomach sleepers.
A 2.5-inch thin pillow that would satisfy all kinds of back and stomach sleepers.
The fill is made from memory foam which offers great support on specific pressure points and conforms well to your body curve (from head to neck and spine). It is resistant to bacteria, dust mite and is hypoallergenic. The pillow is featured with two different edges designs: one side with rounded edges and the other with square edges for your customization.
The cover is a combination of cotton and polyester giving both soft, comfortable touch and cooling effect for sleepers. The cover is removable with a zipper and washable.
Note: This pillow is only available online from”Sold by Royal Firma,” cannot be found in retail stores.
This pillow is 3 inches in thinness, a little bit thicker than the above pillows but offer all the same comfort and safety.
It is a low profile memory foam pillow which will give enough support for your head, neck and spine when you are sleeping on your back. It is embedded with a removable zippered cover made from cotton, a very comfortable-to-touch material, so you can freely put your face on it when sleeping on your stomach. There is no scratchy feeling on your cheeks. Some users review that you can also fold up this pillow to support your head when you sleep on one side at night, but we do not recommend it because the memory foam slab is responsive to pressure, it may bounce back and wake you up to change your position.
One thing that makes the Perfect Soft pillow different from the above pillows is that its memory foam has CertiPUR-US certified, which is a trustworthy guarantee that the pillow is safe from all kinds of dangerous chemicals to both humans and environment. It is hypoallergenic and has been confirmed on reducing neck and spine pain by many users. A very competitive brand for you to consider!
The Pancake is not actually “a thin pillow” but instead a package of thin pillows. This is, in fact, an adjustable pillow that let you customize the height of the pillow by adding or withdrawing individual thin pillows inside. Initially, we didn’t want to include this pillow in the top 8 pillows for slim sleepers since it includes six dreamy soft inner pillow layers, which make it quite thick. However, since this is an adjustable pillow, you can make it fit for everyone’s preferences (thin, medium, high) – a 3-in-1 product!
The fill is made from down alternative puff gel microfibre. Down alternative has all the properties of down but is more affordable and comfortable for people with allergies. The puff gel micro fiber creates exceptional fluffiness and follows the contour of your head, neck, and shoulders. The cover is made from 100% cotton with 300 thread count (a considerable high thread count index shows higher quality and comfort). The cover is designed with the 3-inch gusseted sidewall to help maintain the shape and stability of the pillow when you turn your body during the night. It is an open flip cover with three sided zipper so that you can quickly take out or add in the layers.
The pillow is also delivered with 30 days guarantee the full money back if not satisfied.
This TruContour pillow comes with the same competitive features like the above pillows, but the company’s service is quite satisfying for customers.
The pillow is 2.5 inches in height and made from gel-infused memory foam, which has the same characteristics as memory foam but offers cooling effect for a more comfortable sleep. The pillow is also available in firm or soft quality for you to choose your preference. It is also hypoallergenic and resistant to dust mite.
The cover is made from double knitted Certified organic cotton which is ultra soft and washable. There is tiny air releasing holes on the surface to increase breathability.
The pillow comes with the full refund within 30 days for unsatisfied customers, and if the product is out of order in 1 year, they will offer you a brand new one to replace for free.
This is a 3.25-inch standard size pillow which is mainly designed for stomach and back sleepers.
It is made from gel-infused memory foam with the following properties: motion transfer, responsive to pressure to follow well the contour of your head and neck, the heat dissipating gel to prevent heat buildup. CertiPUR-US certified for no heavy metal materials, low VOC emission, and limited memory foam odor, totally safe for health and environment.
The removable cover is made from the bamboo derived material which is washable. Bamboo is naturally hypoallergenic, odor and moisture resistant. It provides much cooler and more comfortable sleep than cotton does. The pillow also comes with a 30 day no question asked the refund if not satisfied.
This pillow can place among the best for its guarantee of quality. It was rated No.1 among “The best bed pillow” by Sweethome review organization.
The pillow is made from shredded memory foam including the individual pieces of foam move independently, allowing the pillow to be moldable. It conforms well to your head, neck, and spine, reducing the issues of insomnia, snoring and other orthopedic problems. Shredded memory foam also allows for more breathability than the traditional foam. It is hypoallergenic, resistant to dust mite and washable. Xtreme only uses foam that satisfies the CertiPUR-US standard for content, emissions, and durabilities. Hence, this pillow is safe and can even use for pregnant women.
If you are still afraid that the shredded foam is not enough to keep you cool at night, the Kool-Flow Micro Vented Technology with Bamboo derived cover promotes maximum air circulation and breathability, and at the same time maintain the surface cool during your sleep. No more hot, no more sweaty faces and hair!
It is delivered with vacuum sealed & rolled via free Eco-friendly shipping. Xtreme also offers a 30-day money back guarantee if not satisfied and a warranty of 6 years.
In conclusion, slim sleepers, or back/ stomach sleepers may have difficulties in choosing their pillows due to the specific needs of their sleeping behaviors. We recommend you try and note down your acceptable height of pillow, check your allergic history, and keep a record of your previous pillows use to decide which pillow is best for you (based on height and materials). And, remember to buy from brands who offer refund guarantee because you may not find your beloved pillow in the first time! So make your comparison list according to our review right now and pick one that gives you the perfect dream!