A good night’s sleep is paramount to your overall health and well-being. And like mattresses, your pillow plays a major role in the quality of your sleep. A new pillow is a fairly easy investment—much cheaper than replacing your mattress—that offers a big payoff. That is, if you know which pillow is right for you. The National Sleep Foundation recommends replacing your pillow every one to two years. How do you know when it's time for a new pillow? “Fold it in half and see if it stays that way,” they say. “If it does, it's time for a new one.” Besides, if you've been using simple, throwaway pillows from a big box store, you're missing out. There are better options. And while an old school down pillow is still one of the most popular, there are also a few fantastic alternative options you may want to try out (like cooling pillows). Herewith, the best options our team of troubled sleepers found.