Standard vs Queen Pillow

By Nitin Hariyani

Standard vs Queen Pillow

There are two main role pillows perform in the bed. First, they support the neck of the sleeper and another one is the comfort of sleeper. It depends on the size and softness of the pillow. The wrong size, of the pillow, can reduce the level of comfort. Sometimes it depends on the preference of person but standard says that you should have the appropriate size of the pillow so it will reduce the level of chances of neck pain. According to your needs, you can switch to a different type of pillow size. Here we will explore Standard vs Queen Pillow;

Standard Vs Queen Pillow

Standard Vs Queen Pillow Comparison

A standard pillow is the smallest pillow in pillow sizes, which is 20"×26" inches. The Queen pillow is 4 inches longer than the standard size. The size of the queen pillow is 20"×30" Inches. The width of the queen pillow and standard pillow is the same.
Standard pillows are perfect for twin or double beds and Queen Pillows are perfect for queen size beds. It is still up to you what size pillow you want because a pillow is for comfort. There is no limitation for keeping any size pillow according to bedding science. It is all about the comfort and the benefits you get from the pillow.

The Standard Pillow Size

20"Inches wide and 26"inches long, the smallest size of pillow for a double and twin-sized bed. Two standard pillows are going to make a perfect couple on a Double bed. You can choose any one of them according to your needs or the way you like to sleep.

The Queen Sized Pillow

Queen pillows are bit longer than standard pillows. It’s only 20" Inches wide and 30" inches long in size. They’re designed especially for a Queen bed so displaying two of them is going to be simply perfect for a Queen bed.

Getting a Queen size pillow is entirely up to you and there are many those who like the extra length of the pillow, even if they have Twin size or Double beds.

What are the differences between Standard vs Queen Pillow?


Standard Pillow

Queen Pillow


A standard pillow is the smallest type of pillows it’s used on twin size bed and double bed.

A Queen Size pillow is larger than standard pillows it’s used on double bed and queen size bed.

Pillow Sizes

20" Inch×26" Inches

20" Inch×30" Inches


Standard Pillow normally used on twin size and double size bed on use.

Queen Pillows used on double size bed and queen size bed on use.


Standard pillows are less popular than queen pillows.

Queen pillows are more popular than the standard size pillows.



Q. Are standard and queen pillows the same?

Ans. Standard and queen pillows are not the same; they differ in size and dimensions. Standard pillows are typically smaller than queen pillows. The standard pillow measures 20 inches by 26 inches (51 cm by 66 cm). On the other hand, queen pillows are larger and measure 20 inches by 30 inches (51 cm by 76 cm).

Q. Should I get a Standard or Queen Pillow?

Ans. I may be a sleep expert but It should be your choice, what you would love to choose? Your bed size, sleeping position, sleeping comfort, and Bed Aesthetics are some factors you should think about before investing your valuable money in pillows. 

Q. Will a queen pillow fit in a standard pillowcase?

Ans. A queen pillow is larger than a standard pillow, measuring 20 inches by 30 inches compared to the standard pillow's 20 inches by 26 inches. As a result, a queen pillow will not fit snugly into a standard pillowcase designed for a standard-sized pillow. Attempting to use a queen pillow in a standard pillowcase will likely result in a loose, ill-fitting case that may slip off during the night, exposing the pillow. To ensure a proper fit, it's recommended to use a queen-sized pillowcase for a queen pillow.

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