Eight Sleep Carbon Pillow review
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Recently updated on May 12th, 2020 at 01:42 pm

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Eight Sleep is a tech-focused sleep company that makes some really innovative products. I recently reviewed their Pod sleep system which is can regulate your temperature as you sleep resulting in better, more restorative sleep. In keeping with their theme of regulating temperature, they have launched the Carbon Air Pillow which is designed to keep your head cool. This is primarily a foam pillow with a good helping of phase change material on one side. It retails for $150 which is expensive but in my experience, it is one of the few all foam pillows that actually lives up to its claims.

Overview of the Eight Sleep Pillow

carbon infused pillow

This pillow is a foam pillow infused with carbon. What are the benefits of a carbon-infused pillow? Carbon is known for its ability to absorb odors and moisture making a perfect addition to pillows that are in constant contact with your skin and breath.  As you can see in the picture above the pillow has tiny holes which make it very breathable. If you press down on the pillow you will feel air flow through it, it also makes the pillow softer and recover faster.  On the other side you will find the phase change material that is cool to the touch and helps dissipate heat. So, if you want an even cooler pillow, you would use this side.

cool side of eight sleep pillow

All these technologies add up to a cool and comfortable pillow. There are many pillows on the market that have the cool to the touch phase change material but how much they use varies considerably. This means that it may feel cool for a few minutes but then dissipate rapidly. The same could be said with this pillow but I found that they use quite a bit of the phase change material but they way the pillow is engineered makes it cool, even without the phase change material.

Here you can see how quickly the pillow recovers.

Finally, the pillow is covered in a zippable cover made of Tencel fabric. Tencel fiber is cooler than cotton and even silk.

eight sleep tencel cover

My Eight Sleep Pillow Recommendation

This pillow only comes in one size and I would say its made for people with a medium build. I found it to be a little too thin for my larger frame for side sleeping although it would work fine for stomach or back sleeping. That said, you can always put another pillow under it for support and it won’t take away from the cooling effect.

This pillow comes with a 5-year warranty which is impressive. It’s not often I come across pillows with any warranty. You also get a 30-day trial where you can try it out for 30 days and if you don’t like it, you get a full refund.

The Eight Sleep carbon cool pillow is a great choice for hot sleepers. It is soft and comfortable giving you all the pressure-relieving benefits of foam without all the drawbacks of heat retention.

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airweave pillow review
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Recently updated on April 23rd, 2020 at 03:58 pm

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airweave is a sleep company that makes mattresses, pillows and other sleep accessories. The story of airweave starts with Founder & CEO, Motokuni Takaoka who took over his uncles fishing line company and with his education as an engineer discovered that the resin fiber used to create fishing lines could also be used to create a revolutionary type of sleeping surface. This is also known as airfiber technology and resembles a tangled up fishing line that makes for a spongy, breathable sleeping surface. I received a free airweave pillow for review that has this technology. I previously reviewed the airweave mattress a while back and found that the pillow is just as interesting.

Overview of the airweave S-Line pillow

The first thing I noticed when my pillow arrived was how light and hence the name, airweave, it is mostly air inside the fibers which makes it ultra-breathable, easily the most breathable pillow on the market.

Here’s a quick video of the airweave factory where the make the pillows and mattresses.

Below is my overview and thoughts on the pillow. You can see in the video how easy it is to clean and why it is so sanitary and the perfect choice for people with allergies.

My airweave pillow findings

This pillow comes with inserts so you can adust the height. The inserts are made with the same airfibers as the pillow and you get two of them. I kept mine in since I prefer to sleep on my side and have broad shoulders. This pillow was still slightly too thin for my taste but you can just put a standard pillow underneath it.

airweave insert

Here I’m sleeping on my back and it keeps me in good alignment. I don’t sink into this pillow much at all. If you want a super soft, cuddly pillow you will need to look elsewhere.

airweave pillow

Here I am on my side and yes, the pillow is firmer than most I have slept on but it is still comfortable and you don’t have to worry about it sinking overnight. What I noticed is that the pillow never got too hot. It just felt cool all night long. This may or may not be a benefit but I could also hear better because my left ear wasn’t insulated with foam or feathers like a traditional pillow.

airweave side

Final thoughts on the airweave pillow

The airweave pillow retails for $280 and that is certainly a lot to pay for a pillow. However, keep in mind that this pillow is completely washable by cleaning the inside with water under the sink and the outside cover in the laundry. This is the only pillow I have found that will keep its shape and performance after many washes and because of the materials its made with, it will hold up very well over time and give you great support for years which makes it a solid investment. You have 45 days to return the pillow and keep in mind that they will charge a $20 restocking fee.  I recommend this pillow to people that want a firmer, more supportive pillow, tend to sleep hot and enjoy keeping their bedroom as clean as possible, if you check those boxes, this pillow will be well worth it.

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Purple Harmony Pillow Review
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Recently updated on July 26th, 2022 at 10:54 pm

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The Purple Harmony Pillow 

Purple is known for its genius hyper-elastic polymer grid, with which they’ve made mattresses, pillows, pet beds and more. This time around they’ve introduced a new pillow to their line, the Purple Harmony Pillow. Since variety is the spice of life, their mastermind hyper-elastic polymer grid is not the only thing this Pillow has to offer. The somewhat new and foreign Talalay latex is also beginning to get some attention.

purple harmony pillow height

Overview of The Purple Harmony Pillow 

With the Harmony Pillow, Purple offers a one-year limited warranty, a 100 Night Trial and it retails for $159. It’s popular among sleepers of all types but from my findings, neck sleepers might be the ones that’ll find themselves most pleased.

Construction of The Purple Harmony Pillow 

The Harmony Pillow is available in two sizes: Standard and Tall. Tall is recommended for individuals with larger frames. Below are the measurements and weight of each:

Standard: 26″ x 17″ x 6.5″ and 4.5lbs

Tall: 28″ x 17″ x 7.5″  and 5.4lbs

The outer cover is made using polyester, nylon and spandex Mesh. The materials used for the actual pillow itself consist of only two: hyper-elastic polymer & Talalay latex.

What About Natural Latex Allergies?

As odd as it may sound, talalay latex isn’t likely to cause flare ups for someone with natural latex allergies because of the insane manufacturing process involved. Since natural rubber allergies are due to proteins, Talalay latex doesn’t apply considering that the washing process removes most of them. This material is also known to be inhospitable to things such as common allergens, dust mites, and bed bugs. Despite these findings, it’s still recommended to consult your doctor and do further research to see if talalay latex is an option for you.

My Purple Harmony Pillow Findings

In the past, I’ve reviewed the Purple Plush Pillow, which couldn’t be more foreign to the Purple brand. Being that they’re known for engineering a really specific item, this time around it makes sense that their new pillow acknowledges that to some degree. When it comes to this industry, that’s not entirely necessary but I think that because many people have a certain Association, that it makes them have more trust in Purple as an authority because they’re mindful enough to deliver the comfort of consistency. When it came to the predecessor of the Harmony Pillow (The Plush Pillow), while the item was interesting, it was also kind of odd. It was strangely out of place. “Okay, this pillow is unique but what the hell does it have to do with Purple?”, I thought. It just didn’t seem to be what Purple was all about. Perhaps my expectations were way too high but I suppose it’s not the worst thing in the world when a company’s biggest challenge is having to out-do themselves. It’s unbearable when one’s mind is fixated on beating the competition. Maybe there’s less pressure when it comes to beating your own milestones but then again, the exact opposite could be true. Regardless, IMHO the predecessor failed to deliver. Was its concept too bizarre? It was after all, seemingly the only pillow of its type but I wasn’t satisfied. Something was missing. 

purple harmony pillow talalay latex

In comparison to their other pillows, the Harmony Pillow is a new dimension in the world of upgrades. It’s less complex but offers so much more. It’s not customized at all but thank God for that. Customizable pillows can be exhausting. Besides, that’s where the talent comes in. Being in a fixed, solid-state means having to get the formulation just right. They say perfect doesn’t exist but this pillow is proof to the contrary. 

The talalay latex is a nice, new introduction to their line. Man, it’s soft. Man, it’s bouncy. It’s honestly JUST RIGHT. I thought there might be more to explore and more to expose so, I was getting my scissors ready, only to find the translucent encasing the pillow was in (once outside of the pillowcase). There you could see everything the Harmony Pillow was made of. The latex and all of the punctures that ensure it’s breathable and lively. Can you imagine that even getting the puncture size in a latex pillow matters? That’s how involved this is.

The pillowcase felt a bit deceptive. Initially, I wasn’t sure if it made me a fool or if it just meant they were clever but this pillow isn’t the Original Purple Pillow. It had to be different. In application (meaning when one is testing it), the pillowcase was a genius move. The calculated use of their purple grid provides an interesting texture this brand is known for. If you’ve laid your weary head on a solid foam or latex pillow before, then you know what it typically feels like. In texture, it’s flat, smooth, boring. Maybe it’s not a big deal but if it’s a yawn fest, what’s the likelihood you’ll want to try five different pillows that appear the same? You won’t. The Harmony Pillow takes you away from that predictability because you can’t possibly assume what it feels like until you try it. The subtly is what makes it different; it titilates your curiosity.

purple harmony pillow pillowcase

The latex on the inside and the grid pillowcase work well together. One reviewer on YouTube said that if you take the two apart, that you can take any pillow, put it into the pillowcase and essentially, end up with “the same thing.” While it may appear that way, what makes this pillow function so well, and the reason why I find it so impressive is because of how these two elements work in unison. If Purple intended for them to be used separately, they would have packaged, marketed and sold this differently. She missed the point. Maybe my expectations of this brand are on too high of a peak but who doesn’t like nice things? Purple makes really nice things.

My Purple Harmony Pillow Recommendation

To put it in perspective, I’ll leave you with this. All of the pillows I’m asked to review take up space which means I’m unable to keep all of them. Well, actually, most of them. I gifted this pillow and I regret it. It would be rude to ask for it back which leaves me thinking if it may actually be time to buy another.

After one night, I had no neck pain. I always have some neck pain but that might allude to the possibility that while the pillow I’ve been relying on might have prevented more neck pain than usual, it didn’t alleviate it enough either. Trying a new pillow and waking up with no pain is so alien to me that I didn’t know what to make of it. Puzzled thoughts circled my mind as I woke: “Did the Harmony Pillow help?” “Is that even possible?” Usually, the only thing that helps is my chiropractor, haha. “Maybe I finally slept some way that didn’t mess me up,” I thought but I remained perplexed by my own body, doubtful of the validity of own thoughts. “Or maybe the pillow is just awesome…,” I tried to reason with myself. Every man and lady will simply need to decide for themselves. 

Is there something they could have done differently? No but I do expect a 2.0. Why? One person was able to put so eloquently what I was not, when I was saying that, “It wasn’t what I expected.” Two words: shoulder notch. Regardless if it’s 1.0 or a possible version 2.0, I believe many, especially side sleepers, will rejoice.

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Layla Pillow
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Recently updated on March 31st, 2021 at 09:51 pm

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The Layla pillow is not only the perfect pillow for your Layla mattress, it’s a memory foam pillow that pairs well with most mattresses. It’s priced at $99 and similar to the Layla mattress, it also is infused with copper giving it antimicrobial properties.  You can tell a lot of thought went into the design of this pillow which gives it an almost universal feel.

Ordering Your Layla Pillow

Currently, you can only purchase the Layla Pillow exclusively through the Layla website. It will arrive about a week after ordering. Unlike many pillows, this one actually comes with a free trial period. You can try it for 120 nights and if you don’t like it, return it for a full refund. That includes shipping to you and free return shipping something not often found with other pillow purchases.

Here’s a video overview of the Layla pillow with me on the Layla mattress. As you can see the cover of both the pillow and mattress are the same.


Construction of the Layla Pillow

The pillow is a standard/queen size the measurements are as follows:

24″ wide x 18″ tall x 4″ deep

The Layla pillow is made with a kapok/memory foam fill. Kapok is a fiber that comes from the seeds of a Kapok tree. It has a silky feel that makes for a great filler since it is a natural, renewable material. Combining this with shredded memory foam makes the pillow feel softer and lighter.

What are the other benefits of Kapok?

Kapok is hypoallergenic.
Lighter than cotton
Resists clumping
Down like feel

The cover of the Layla pillow is made with a copper infused cover. This makes the pillow sleep cooler due to copper’s high conductivity. Copper is also antimicrobial so your pillow will stay fresh, longer.

My Layla Pillow Findings

The Layla pillow has a medium loft. That means that it is thick enough to accommodate all sleepers. This is the first pillow with foam and kapok that I have tried. There are many latex/kapok pillow on the market which have a more bouncy feel. I think the foam used in this pillow pairs well with the kapok because you get the familiar down like feel and all the conforming and pressure relieving benefits of memory foam.

Best of all this pillow comes with a trial period so there’s nothing to lose with giving it a try. Pillows you buy on Amazon or other sites often require you to pay return shipping. With Layla they cover the return shipping you’re not out any money.

This pillow does NOT feel like the solid foam pillows of yesteryear. Think of the Layla pillow as a next generation foam pillow that leverages one of the best natural fibers, Kapok with shredded foam to make the pillow breathable, squish and comfy. The added benefit of a copper infused cover means you can get many years out of this pillow.

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Active X Pillow from Nest Bedding

Active X Pillow Review

Recently updated on September 2nd, 2018 at 09:35 pm

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I recently had a chance to review the Active X Pillow that was sent to me for free. This pillow is similar to the Nest Easy Breather pillow in that you can customize the amount of fill inside. What sets it apart from some of the other pillows on the market is the phase change cover which has a cooling effect.

Unboxing and Overview of the Active X Pillow

The Active X Pillow  is similar in design to the Easy Breather pillow in that they both have the same adjustable fill inside.  The biggest difference is the cover. The Active X cover is much cooler to the touch. It is also not as stretchy.

Here’s a video that shows me taking out some of the filling that is inside the pillow.

This pillow is available to purchase exclusively through the Nest Bedding website. After you place your order it should arrive compressed. Once out of the packaging it is easy to fluff up. If you want to you can tumble dry it for about 20 minutes in no heat with a dryer sheet to get rid of the initial memory foam smell.

As of this writing, the pillow only comes in a standard size and retails for $129.

My Active X Pillow Findings

There’s no doubt that this is a next-generation pillow. Aside from being able to adjust the loft to your exact preference. The cooling features built-in will add that extra comfort to get you to sleep in no time.

Here’s a video shot with my infrared camera to illustrate how quickly heat dissipates from the pillow. What I can’t show you is that as soon as you touch it, it feels cool. That’s the real magic of this pillow.

I have had this pillow for three months now before writing this review. I think the reason I have been so slow to write a review is that I didn’t want to be without it. I took out about a third of the filling before I found my right height. I prefer a thinner pillow and the Active X comes thick enough to support side sleepers. I advise you to keep the fill in a gallon size Ziploc bag in case you ever want to add it back.

Here’s a picture of what the filling looks like inside the pillow.

Active X Pillow Filling

The Active X pillow is certainly not the cheapest online but I think it is one of the most effective. I highly recommend this for hot sleepers that are looking for some serious relief. Despite the great cooling effects, this pillow is just plain comfortable. More than a few times my daughter has taken this pillow for herself.

There are lots of new pillows coming online with phase change material to keep you cool. However I have found that these usually are made with solid foam or foam with holes for more breathability. I think that will fit some sleepers just fine, only the Active X seems to do an excellent job of cooling and feeling more like a luxury down pillow. Since down was designed to trap heat, they are terrible pillows for hot sleepers. However a down pillow is what most people are used to and so getting the feel of down with cooling is a double win and require little to no adjustment period.

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Tempurpedic Neck Pillow Review
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Recently updated on August 4th, 2017 at 11:49 am

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I recently received a TEMPUR-Neck Pillow from Tempurpedic for review. This pillos is a classic among the Tempurpedic line. I remember when this was first available in the late 1990s. It was revolutionary in that it veered from the traditional pillow shape and specifically addressed dedicated side sleepers. No doubt this pillow takes some getting used to but it has stood the test of time. The pillow currently retails at $99 for a medium size.

Here’s a picture of the pillow in the packaging.

Tempurpedic Neck Pillow

Below is a video of me with the pillow. You’ll also get a sense of how the foam reacts and how it will look out of the packaging.

Here are the specification of the pillow according to the Tempurpedic website:

TEMPUR® material

100% Polyester Knit Cover

Removable/washable cover




Back or side sleepers


Small: 20″ x 11″ x 3″

Medium: 20″ x 13″ x 4″

Large: 20″ x 12″ x 4.5″

Travel: 10″ x 12″ x 4″


Although I am mostly a stomach sleeper, I can appreciate how this works for side and back sleepers by giving proper support for your neck while keeping you in alignment. Belos is a view of the contouring of the pillow.

Tempurpedic Neck Pillow

Here’s a quick video of how the pillow reacts. I really like how this pillow slowly contours. That feeling isn’t for everyone but Tempurpedic is known for it and it offers excellent pressure relief.

The cover is removeable and washable which is a nice feature. Here’s a picture of the zipper.

Tempurpedic Zipper Pillow


I highly recommend side sleepers who aren’t getting good support to try out at neck pillow. Tempurpedic has been making them for decades and they design has stood the test of time. If you’re wondering what size to get, they have a nice chart on their website that recommends a size based on your height. Often it seems that people don’t have the right loft in their pillow causing their head to get out of alignment.

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muse pillow

Muse Pillow Review

Recently updated on February 2nd, 2019 at 05:52 pm

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The Muse Pillow is a cool sleeping memory foam pillow that comes in different lofts so to accommodate every type of sleeper. They incorporate a generous amount of phase change material that makes the pillows cool to the touch and helps regulate temperature at night. These pillows retail for $120.

Overview of the Muse Pillow

Aside from the phase change cover or “Cold Wire Plus” technology as they call it, the pillows also incorporate both solid and shredded foam, something I haven’t come across before. You can order the pillows direct from their website and they should arrive in about a week.

Here’s a video overview of two of the pillows, the extra low and medium loft.


Construction of the Muse Pillow

The Muse pillows contain both a molded foam core and clustered memory foam aka shredded memory foam. The only exception to this is the extra low loft pillow which is all shredded foam. They also all incorporate the cooling fabric into the cover of the pillows.

The dimensions of each pillow are as follows:

Extra Low: 26″ x 18″ x 5″

Low: 26″ x 18″ x 5.5″

Medium: 26″ x 18″ x 6″

High: 26″ x 18″ x 7″



As I mentioned in the video, you can tell right away when you put your hand on these pillows that the Cold Wire Plus technology actually works. For people that sleep hot, this is a key feature. Below is a video that was taken with my infrared camera to illustrate how quickly heat dissipates from the surface of the pillow.


The pillows incorporate both a solid foam core and shredded foam, except for the extra low loft version which is all shredded foam. Here’s a picture of the inside where you can see the two layers. All these pillows have a zipper where you can wash the cover if need be.

inside of muse pillow


My Muse Pillow Recommendation

When selecting a pillow, getting the right amount of loft so that your neck is properly supported is the most important factor. Once you have a pillow that gets you in alignment, other factors such as pressure relief and cooling come into play. I like how Muse decided to come out with an assortment of sizes out of the gate. They recognize that there needs to be some variation in size. I also like that the pillows incorporate both a foam core and shredded foam. The foam core provides a sturdy base for bed while the shredded foam then gives the pillow more of a traditional feel. To top it all off they have addressed the sleeping hot issue. I used these pillows with a bamboo sheet to ensure that I’m maximizing the cooling effect of the pillow. The only complaint I have is that the bamboo pillowcase slides off the pillow easily. That’s because the pillow has a silky surface and the pillowcase does too so there’s not much friction between the two.

If you are a hot sleeper, the Muse pillows should definitely help.

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Bear Pillow

Bear Pillow Review

Recently updated on January 19th, 2019 at 06:25 pm

The Bear Pillow is a memory foam pillow with phase change material built into the cover for a cool nights sleep. The Bear Pillow uses next generation foam that is softer and recovers quicker than traditional foam. This makes the pillow light and breathable. It is about 4 inches thick which makes it thin enough to accommodate stomach and side sleepers but also will work for side sleepers. This pillow is a great choice for people that like a soft pillow that sleeps cool and is not too thick.


Overview of the Bear Pillow

You can order the Bear Pillow via their website. After ordering you should receive it in about 5 business days. The pillow comes in a case like the one below, which can be reused to store the pillow or for travelling to keep it clean.

Bear Pillow case

This pillow also comes with a 100 night trial period similar to most online mattresses. They ask that you try it for a minimum of 30 days and if after that time you still don’t like it you can return it for a full refund. Below is a video that shows how the pillow works.

Construction of the Bear Pillow

Here are some of the highlights of the Bear Pillow according to the website.

  • Intuitively contours to your sleep position, supporting the natural curves of your head, neck and spine
  • The perfect cool and dry climate while you sleep
  • Dual mesh side panels for continuous airflow throughout your sleep
  • Hypoallergenic and antimicrobial protection
  • Free Shipping & 2 Year Warranty
  • Dimensions: 28″ x 18″ x 4″
  • Machine washable cover


My Bear Pillow Findings

The first thing I noticed about this pillow is that it truly is cool to the touch. This is due to the phase change material used. Bear calls this their Double Ice Fabric. Here’s a closeup of the pillow. Each side of the pillow has a mesh fabric that allows the pillow to breathe.

Bear Pillow Double Ice Fabric

There are many memory foam pillows on the market now that also have a phase change material but I like that the cover of this pillow is washable. That means you don’t need to use a pillowcase. A pillowcase will dampen the effectiveness of the cooling cover. I also found that pillowcases easily slip off pillows with phase change material. That’s because the cover has a silky feel to it, very smooth.

Aside from the cooling cover, the foam inside has holes through it that help ventilate heat.

Inside of bear pillow

I would recommend this pillow for people that sleep hot and enjoy a lower profile pillow. It will accommodate all sleep positions but if you have broad shoulders and sleep on your side, this pillow may be too thin for you. I think this pillow is best for back sleepers and stomach sleepers and side sleepers with a smaller frame.

My Bear Pillow Recommendation

The Bear Pillow retails for $95. In comparison to other pillows with similar cooling technology, this is a good price. For instance, the Malouf Carbon Cool pillow  retails for $199 on Amazon. In addition, the 100 day trial period makes it a risk-free proposition. If you tend to sleep hot and are looking for some quick relief without having to switch out your mattress, definitely consider the Bear Pillow.

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Purple Pillow Review

Purple Pillow Review: Dream in Purple

Recently updated on February 2nd, 2019 at 02:41 pm

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I recently bought the Purple Pillow from onpurple.com. The Purple Pillow pairs perfectly with the purple mattress. It is the most breathable pillow I have tested to date. That’s because it is made with the same technology as the Purple Mattress and Purple Seat Cushions. It is also a heavy pillow weighing 9 lbs. Thankfully you won’t need to ever flip it to the cool side because it stays cool all night long.

Here’s another fun commercial from Purple demonstrating how their pillow works and why it is so unique.

Overview of the Purple Pillow

Below is a video overview of the Purple Pillow and me taking it out of the packaging. I like how it came in a purple plastic bag that can be unzipped. This is basically a miniature version of their mattress packaging. You can order this direct from the Purple website. It is an extremely popular pillow and I think they are trying to keep up with demand.

Construction of the Purple Pillow

I haven’t found any other pillow quite like this one. Here are the construction details and highlights as listed on the Purple website:

    The Purple® Pillow is made with Hyper-Elastic Polymer™ and arranged in a head-specific Smart Comfort Grid™ so it will never break down or lose its shape.
    Made with hundreds of little triangles that give the pillow lateral strength so it can relax under pressure without losing support. The reinforced edges give your neck extra support all night.
    Waking up hot and sweaty is the worst. Sleep neutral—not too hot, not too cold—with the Purple® Pillow because it allows air to flow freely through the pillow.
    Like a taller pillow? Use the air booster to add some extra height to your pillow. Inflate it once and you’ll never need to touch it again. You’ll just get perfect sleep every night.

My Purple Pillow Findings

Here’s a picture of the inside of the Purple pillow.

Inside of Purple Pillow

Here’s another picture of the Purple Pillow without the cover. This shows how much the pillow will sink. The bowling ball in the photo weighs 14 lbs.

purple pillow without cover

Here’s the tag that is on the pillow listing the chemicals used for construction. The cover that the tag refers to is the pillowcase. The pillow itself is 98% Gel which is the hyperelastic grid while the remaining 2% is polyester.

purple pillow chemicals

You also get the Purple Booster which is basically a blow-up cushion that you can put under the pillow and inside the pillowcase. I didn’t need this as I prefer a thinner pillow. I don’t think using the booster would be all that comfortable either since it has a tendency to move apart from the pillow itself.

Here’s another updated pic of the Purple Pillow with a newer iphone

This is what the pillow booster looks like inflated:

purple pillow booster

The Purple pillowcase is very stretchy which lets you get the full effect of the purple grid. I washed mine as normal in my washing machine and didn’t notice any shrinkage. Below are the washing instructions for the Purple pillowcase. I washed mine in warm water and didn’t have a problem.

purple washing instructions

Here’s the tag from the Purple pillowcase that explains a little more about it:


This pillowcase is a little different than most in that it has a zipper to fully enclose the pillow. The reason it needs to fully encase the pillow is that if you were to use the booster, it will keep them together and prevent them from falling out. You don’t need to use another pillowcase on top of this, that will take away from some of the pressure relief.

purple pillow zipper

My Purple Pillow Recommendation

The Purple Pillow has a unique feel. I can see why they decided to make a pillow based on the success of the mattress. My first night sleeping on it was interesting. I appreciated the ability of this pillow to remain temperature neutral. Heat did not build up since air flowed freely through the grid. Pressure relief was definitely there as well. However, I did wake up a couple times during the night because my ear felt a little sore. I’m not sure how to remedy this but it may be something I’ll get used to. For people that sleep hot, I highly recommend trying it and if you’re a fan of the Purple mattress, this completes the experience.

The pillow comes with a 1-year warranty but I do not see anything about a free trial period.

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Bedgear Review 2

Bedgear Review

Recently updated on June 8th, 2016 at 04:54 pm

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Bedgear is a fast growing brand that makes just plain fun and functional products. I recently purchased the Bedgear Thunder 1.0 stomach sleeper pillow and in short, I found it to be a quality product although at a rather steep price at $179.99


The Bedgear Thunder 1.0 is made with a cooling technology built into the outer layer that makes it cool to the touch. You will notice that it does a good job with temperature regulation. The triangles that you see bump out of the pillow which makes for a neat texture. It creates little cooling channels for heat to escape when your head is resting on the pillow.

The pillow itself is made of a soft memory foam that won’t trap heat. It contours remarkably well and will even contour around your arm if you sleep with your arm underneath the pillow at night.

bedgear pillow


I have been sleeping on this pillow for a week and have come to appreciate the cooling aspect. I fall asleep just a little quicker because I am not waiting for my entire body to cool down. The pillow is substantial enough that it will support my neck when I sleep on my side starting out but wont unnaturally prop up my neck when I turn to a stomach sleeping position after I fall asleep.

The materials used to make this pillow are top shelf. The mesh side panels of the pillow look great. The only drawback I noticed is that the pillow easily slips out of a pillowcase. normally use a cotton pillowcase. A remedy for this would be to use a cotton pillow protector and then put a pillowcase over that but then you will likely loose some of the cooling benefits.

Below you will get a sense of how soft it is and how it interacts.

The Bedgear pillow is certainly an investment at $180 but it is a quality pillow that is designed for stomach sleepers that sleep hot who want to go to sleep quickly and stay asleep.

Bedgear has begun teaming up with pro sports franchises to introduce their bedding to professional athletes. Their motto that “Sleep Fuels Everything” definitely rings true for athletes who need all their physical and mental capacities to play to their full potential.  Most recently they have partnered with the New York Mets and Denver Broncos.

mets pillow

Expect to see your favorite sports team colors as a Bedgear pillow sometime in the future. Begear also makes other performance bedding such as mattress toppers, blankets and sheets.

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