Hypoallergenic Pillows

Hypoallergenic pillows, also known as allergy-friendly pillows, are perfect for people who suffer from allergies and asthma. They are designed to reduce allergic reactions and prevent the accumulation of common allergens like dust mites, dander, and mold. While all of our pillows are rated hypoallergenic - the ones listed are AAFA certified.

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) certifies products that pass strict Asthma & Allergy Friendly™ standards. Look for hypoallergenic pillows that are AAFA-certified.

Down alternative vs. down hypoallergenic pillows

Hypoallergenic pillows can be made from either down or down alternatives. It is a common misconception that down pillows filled with goose or duck down cannot be considered hypoallergenic. High-quality down is extensively cleaned and sanitized to remove allergy-inducing animal byproducts, making it allergy-friendly for most sleepers. In addition, high thread count and down-proof treatment also help to block other allergens from entering the pillow.

Down alternative pillows are made from specialized polyester fill. Most pillows are encased by soft cotton fabric meant to be covered by a pillow protector and pillowcase of your choice.

Choose the right pillow density for your sleep position

A pillow’s density and loft, or height, are determined by the type and amount of fill. While down, feather, and down alternative pillows each have distinct characteristics that affect the shape and feel of the pillow, they can all be made in a variety of densities. 

Because pillow loft and density affect the alignment of your body while you sleep, different types of pillows are recommended for each sleep position. For maximum comfort, we recommend thin and soft pillows for stomach sleepers, medium pillows for back sleepers, and firm pillows for side sleepers.

Choose the right pillow size for your bed

Pillow sizes refer to the length and width of the pillow, or the amount of space it will take up on your bed. They correspond with mattress sizes. For example, a queen size pillow is 30 inches wide and a queen size mattress is 60 inches wide, meaning that two pillows will fit perfectly. However, you can easily pair a single larger pillow with a smaller mattress size or smaller pillows with a larger mattress.

Our hypoallergenic pillows are available in all sizes: 

Pillow Sizes

Pillow Dimensions


20 x 26 inches

Jumbo (Standard/Queen)

20 x 28 inches


20 x 30 inches


20 x 36 inches

DOWNLITE hotel pillows are made from hypoallergenic responsibly-sourced down and premium down alternative fills.

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