If you want to feel like you're sleeping on air or, literally, on a bed of feathers, you've probably thought about investing in a new mattress — but that's not always necessary. Laying your tired head on one of the best down pillows you can find, on the other hand — now, that's a solution and a treat that's worth every penny.
Goose down pillows are light, soft, airy, and, depending on their fill, can last you a long time. Depending on your preference, you can score a down pillow that's practically weightless or one with a little more heft to it — the trick lies in understanding the fill of each pillow. Smaller fills, like 600 (which is the lowest), have smaller down clusters and are firmer, but typically have to be replaced more often. A 700-fill down pillow is slightly softer, and an 800-fill pillow has much larger down clusters that make it the fluffiest option around — and, one that stands the test of time. There's no wrong choice when it comes to fill — opting for a firmer or softer pillow depends on your personal preferences and needs.
Budget is also a consideration when choosing a comfortable pillow. Goose down pillows are popular, but duck down pillows tend to be a more budget-friendly choice. No matter which type you choose, down is considered one of the most comfortable pillows you can own, and you won't regret adding this plush, soft element to your sleeping routine. Check out these six down pillows, which are among the best you'll find.