Why do pillows come in all shapes and sizes, and how are they different?

Did you know that aside from aesthetics, the various shapes and sizes of pillows offer different benefits and user comforts, too?

1 Perfect for those suffering from back or hip pain, as the pillow — when positioned between the legs — helps support the lower spine. It can also be used to raise legs and feet. Fossflakes Kneeankle pillow, $169, from Robinsons.

2 Fillings in tufted pillows hardly shift or separate, and they help maintain the pillow’s overall shape. Hay Dot 2X2 cushion, $190, from Grafunkt.

3 Extremely versatile, it can be used as a hug pillow, or replace the need for two pillows on a double bed. Long Hug pillow, $459, from Tempur.

4 The L-shaped curvature offers extra support for side sleepers as it hugs the head, neck, shoulder, and reduces strain on the upper back. Fossfl akes Sidesleeper pillow, $169, from Robinsons.

5 Designed specifically for sleepers who lie on their stomach as the side cutouts allow users to hug the pillow comfortably. Ombracio pillow, $369, from Tempur.

6 A multi-functional body support pillow that provides comfort and a sense of security, as it can fully wrap around the body. Fossfl akes Comfort-U Junior pillow, $399, from Robinsons.

Here’s a behind-the-scene video of our pillow feature shoot: