My husband is a back sleeper and finds these pillows soft yet firm at the same time. I am a side sleeper who sleeps with my arm under my head and find that when I try to use this pillow it makes it too high for my neck, and can not sleep comfortably. I have tried to change positions but due to a shoulder injury I find that is the best position for me. These are great pillows, fill out the pillow cases nicely but would not recommend if you are a side sleeper that is used to a pillow with a lot less fluff! Overstock is wonderful and shipping time was extremely fast and even though these are not comfortable for my sleeping habits I would buy them again for my other beds!