Helix Pillow Review


Sizing and Pricing

The Helix Pillow comes in two sizes and two cover options:

Standard:

  • Standard/Queen: $85
  • King: $99

COOL:

  • Standard/Queen: $115
  • King: $129

Overview

  • Comfort:   The Helix Pillow features an adjustable design for you perfect level of comfort
  • Temperature:  Helix offers a cooling cover option that is cold to the touch and stays cool all night 
  • Smell:  There was a faint smell during unboxing that dissipated within a few hours

 

The Helix Pillow

 

The Helix COOL pillow

 

The Helix pillows outer shell is made with the same super soft material as the Helix Mattress cover. Featuring the Helix ticking and signature blue fabric. The Helix pillow feels very well made though we noticed some loose threads in the stitching of the insert layers. The Helix COOL Pillow uses a ultra-cool polyethylene fabric that is cool to the touch and stays cool all night long.  Sleep hot? This pillow could solve all those sweaty nights.

The loft and feel of the Helix pillow are adjustable with its two removable comfort-layers made of crushed memory foam and down alternative. Because the pillow isn’t one solid piece it’s easy to fluff and adjust to cradle your head perfectly.

With its unique blend of crushed memory foam and down-alternative the Helix pillow has an ultra-plush feel while still being supportive.

The Helix pillow has a zipper that runs along the outside making it easy to remove or insert the comfort layers within. Change positions often? Keep your comfort layers in your bedside table for easy loft adjustments.

 


Comfort

The Helix Pillow comes with its two layers inside, just unzip and remove to find your desired height and feel. Our tester has a smaller frame so as you can see below her head is slightly elevated beyond a neutral position with both inserts of the Helix Pillow. Two inserts will work for side sleeping, but one or no layers would be preferred for back and stomach sleeping.

Helix recommends two comfort layer inserts if you are a side sleeper who has broad shoulders or if you like a tall, firm pillow.

If you move between back and side sleeping or aren’t sure which feel you prefer, Helix recommends using one comfort layer in your Helix pillow.

And, for stomach sleepers or those who prefer a plush pillow, Helix recommends removing both comfort layers.

Depending on your body type a different number of comfort layers may work best for you.

 

The Helix pillow

 

The Helix COOL pillow


Performance

The Helix pillow is made with a combination of crushed memory foam and down alternative so it is firm and supportive, yet soft to the touch. The 10 pound weight sinks in lightly while the pillow still holds its shape. If you remove one or both of the inserts the feel will be less firm and the loft will be around 3 inches lower.

Because its made with memory foam there is some slight stickiness when the weight is removed but the down alternative helps to mitigate that stickiness.

The average human head weighs 10 pounds. See our 10 pound kettlebell test below.

 

The Helix Pillow

 

The Helix COOL pillow


Temperature

Even though the Helix pillow is dense it didn’t hold as much heat as initially expected and it stayed cooler than many other pillows tested. 

For the infrared test a hand was placed on the Helix Pillow for one minute and off for one minute.

Sped up at 3x.

After the hand was removed the highest recorded pillow temperature was 86° which dropped to 75°. Similar foam based pillows will hit around 88° and 77°. 

 

The Helix pillow

 

The Helix COOL pillow 

 

The Helix COOL pillow is actually cool. Like, really cool. It’s cold to the touch, and stays cool all night. Plus, it stays cool during our test. Helix uses a high heat-transfer polyethylene fabric that doesn’t hold heat making it tangibly cooler than other fabrics. If you’re a hot-sleeper this pillow could be a game changer for your sleep.

For the infrared test a hand was placed on the Helix COOL for one minute and off for one minute.

Sped up at 3x.

After the hand was removed the highest recorded pillow temperature was 84° which dropped to 73°. The Helix COOL pillow stayed around 5° cooler than other pillows we tested.


Policies

  • Trial: 100 night trial
  • Shipping: Free shipping, 2-5 days
  • Warranty: 3 year warranty
  • Production: Made in the USA

Conclusion

Overall, the Helix pillow may be a good fit for sleepers of all positions because of its adjustability. If you’re not married to an all memory-foam pillow the Helix blends crushed foam and down-alternative to create a uniquely soft and supportive feel. Plus, the Helix COOL pillow is made with a unique ultra-cool knit fabric that is cool to the touch and stays cool all night making it a great option for hot sleepers. 

Features:

  • Crushed memory foam and down alternative
  • Two adjustable comfort layers
  • Cooling cover option


Snuggle-Pedic Pillow Review


Sizing and Pricing

The Snuggle-Pedic pillow comes in three sizes:

  • Standard: $49.99
  • Queen: $59.99
  • King: $69.99

Overview

  • Comfort: The Suggle-Pedic pillow has a crushed memory foam fill which is adjustable
  • Temperature:  Its bamboo cover of the Snuggle-Pedic pillow helps keep you cool but the foam interior does hold heat
  • Smell:   There was a faint smell at unboxing which dissipated within 24 hours

The Snuggle-Pedic pillow features an adjustable design and a cooling cover option with a shredded memory foam interior. Although, the adjustability of the Snuggle-Pedic isn’t exactly customer friendly… If you want to decrease the loft you will have to remove the shredded bits of foam and save them for later if you wish to refill whereas other adjustable pillows have removable internal layers.

The removable cover is a bamboo blend making it soft, durable, and breathable. It zips off from the inner core layer for easy cleanings and the core layer has a zipper of its own for removing the foam fill.


Comfort

The Snuggle-Pedic pillow is very dense and has a firm, supportive feel. Its shredded foam interior is made with Biogreen memory foam and CertiPUR-US memory foams which means they are rigorously tested to ensure safety for both you and the environment. Because memory foam has a lot of internal friction causing it to sick to itself, the shredded foam interior tends to lump together. This means it will need a few adjustments before it feels just right for your body and sleeping position, and may need some more adjustments throughout the night.

Adjust the crushed memory foam fill to your desired height by removing the bits of foam from the core layer. Because our testers head sits slightly elevated beyond a neutral position she would need to remove additional filling.

 


Performance

The Snuggle-Pedic pillow is a dense mix of crushed memory foams making it great at absorbing the 10 pound weight. When the weight is placed the pillow surface is not effected much and reforms soon after. For sleepers that prefers a firm, supportive pillow the Snuggle-Pedic definitely hits those marks.

Because the filling is crushed memory foam it does tend to lump together and may need continual readjusting. 

Loft 6.5”

10lb Kettlebell: 2” indentation, 4.5” loft

 


Temperature

The Snuggle-Pedic pillow features a bamboo blend cover which helps keep you cool at night. Although, the pillow performed averagely in our thermal hand test.

For the infrared test a hand was placed on the Snuggle-Pedic pillow for one minute and off for one minute.

Sped up at 3x.

After the hand was removed the highest recorded pillow temperature was 86° which dropped to 77°.

 


Policies

  • Trial Period: 120 night trial
  • Shipping: Free shipping
  • Returns: Free returns
  • Warranty: 20 year warranty

Conclusion

The Snuggle-Pedic pillow features an adjustable design making it a great option for many sleepers. By removing or inserting the crushed memory foam fill this pillow may be a good fit for sleepers of all positions.

Features:

  • Adjustable filling
  • Cooling bamboo cover
  • Machine washable cover


Tuft & Needle Pillow Review


Sizing and Pricing

The Tuft & Needle pillow comes in two sizes:

  • Standard/Queen: $75
  • King: $100

Overview

  • Comfort: The Tuft & Needle pillow uses T&N Adaptive Foam™ which is soft yet supportive
  • Temperature:  The Tuft & Needle pillow cools down faster than similar foam pillows
  • Smell:   There was a faint smell when unboxing

The Tuft & Needle pillow features their T&N Adaptive Foam™ with the density adjusted for ideal pillow comfort. Plus the foam is blended with graphite for added cooling. The Tencel fiber covering is soft, breathable, and hypoallergenic. The zipper cover is removable for easy washing, too but must be air dried to avoid pilling. 


Comfort

Though the Tuft & Needle pillow is one piece of foam it does have a soft and airy feel. The airflow channels running through make it lighter and more flexible than other solid foam pillows. Even though the pillow is one piece it is soft enough to be easily manipulated into different positions while still providing a decent amount of support.

The Tuft & Needle pillow is 6″ in height. It has a soft but supportive feel that could be a great fit for side and back sleepers. Though, this pillow may be too tall for stomach sleepers.

For our tester, the T&N pillow would be well suited  in the side sleeping position but her head is elevated past neutral in back and stomach positions.


Performance

Loft: 6″

Weight: 2.5″ Indentation, 4.5″ Loft

The T&N Adaptive Foam™ is just that. Adaptive. It bounces back immediately when the weight is removed and has a soft, bouncy feel. The weight didn’t effect the surround surface of the pillow when it is placed and removed. If you prefer and soft pillow but need something that doesn’t buckle under your head at night, the Tuft & Needle pillow may be a good match.

 

 


Temperature

The Tuft & Needle pillows’ T&N Adaptive Foam™ is made with graphite to keep you cool. And, it does actually stay cool. After the hand was removed the highest recorded pillow temperature was 88° which dropped to 75° which is 2° cooler than similar foam core pillows we’ve tested.

For the infrared test a hand was placed on the Tuft & Needle pillow for one minute and off for one minute.

Sped up at 3x.

 


Policies

  • Trial Period: 100 night trial
  • Shipping: Free, 3-4 business days
  • Returns: Free returns
  • Warranty: 3 year warranty

Conclusion

Overall the Tuft & Needle pillow performed well and was very comfortable. The cover does have a tendency to pill so keep that in mind. If you are a back or side sleeper and prefer a soft, reactive pillow the Tuft & Needle may be a good fit.

Features:

  • Made with specially formulated T&N Adaptive foam
  • Graphite infused foam for extra cooling
  • Machine washable cover


Leesa Pillow Review


Sizing and Pricing

The Leesa pillow comes in two sizes:

  • Standard/Queen: $75
  • King: $95

Overview

  • Comfort:  The Leesa pillow has a soft yet supportive feel perfect for side sleepers
  • Temperature:  The foam and knit cover do hold some heat
  • Smell:   There was no noticeable smell at unboxing

After years of development and hundreds of prototypes Leesa believes they’ve designed a pillow that always feels perfect. Like the Leesa mattress, the pillow features specially formulated Avena foam which has hundreds of ventilation channels for improved airflow and support. Leesa tweaked the Avena foam formula with-head cradling comfort in mind for your best nights sleep. Plus, it is all wrapped up in the knit Leesa cover which can be removed for easy cleaning. 


Comfort

The Leesa pillow features their signature Avena foam which can also be found in the top layer of the Leesa mattress. Avena foam has a feel similar to latex and is much springier than its memory foam counterpart. Hundreds of ventilation channels allow for added airflow and optimal weight distribution.

It has a soft but supportive feel and would be a good match for someone who prefers a soft pillow with low loft.

The Leesa pillow was most comfortable in the back and side sleeping position for our tester but was slightly too high for comfortable stomach sleeping. With a loft of 5″ the Leesa pillow may work well for many sleepers in back, side, or stomach sleeping positions.

 


Performance

The Leesa pillow is super bouncy and springs back immediately once the weight is lifted. You can see below just how bouncy the Leesa pillow is when the weight is placed. It is highly reactive and will provide contouring support in back, side, and stomach sleeping positions. 

Loft: 5″

10lb Kettlebell: 2” indentation, 4” loft

The average head weighs 10 pounds. See our 10 pound kettlebell test below.

 


Temperature

The Leesa pillow performed averagely in our thermal hand test. Like latex, the Avena foam interior does tend to hold heat in. Plus, the knit outer cover acts as a sweater for your pillow holding in some added heat.

After the hand was removed the highest recorded pillow temperature was 88° which dropped to 77°. The Leesa pillow stayed 1° to 2° hotter than other pillows we’ve tested.

For the infrared test a hand was placed on the Leesa pillow for one minute and off for one minute.

Sped up at 3x.

 


Policies

  • Trial Period: 100 night trial
  • Shipping: Free, 4-13 business days
  • Returns: Free returns
  • Warranty: 3 year warranty

Conclusion

The Leesa pillow has a low loft of 5 inches making it an option for stomach sleepers as well as back and side sleepers.

Features:

  • Specially formulated Avena foam
  • Ventilation channels for added cooling
  • Removable cover


Casper Pillow Review


Sizing and Pricing

The Casper pillow comes in two sizes:

  • Standard/Queen: $55
  • King: $65

Overview

  • Comfort:  The Casper Pillow is made with super soft coated fibers which make it light and fluffy
  • Temperature:    Because its materials are synthetic the Casper pillow feels warm but heat dissipates quickly
  • Smell:    There was no noticeable smell when unboxing the Casper Pillow

The Casper Pillow is made with no foam and no down. Instead, each Casper pillow is filled with nearly a billion coated fibers. The pillow features a dual-layer design with a thin outer layer of long, thin, fibers, and the inner layer is filled with short, thin fibers. This fill is supposed to prevent clumping and give it a bouncier feel.
The pillow cover is 100% cotton cover with a breathable percale weave giving it a crisp feeling.

To wash just remove the outer cover, zip it back up, and toss in the washer, then tumble dry on low.

Standard size is 18″ x 26″

 


Comfort

The Casper pillow has a soft feel and isn’t exceptionally supportive. It does cradle your head and neck but it doesn’t feel like much is there to align your spine.

The loft may be too high for stomach or side sleepers so keep that in mind if you are of small to medium build.

Overall the Casper pillow is soft and cozy but may not provide enough support to wake up pain free in the morning.

 


Performance

Height: 7”

10lb Kettlebell: 4” indentation, 3” loft

The Casper pillow is very soft, so the 10 pound weight sunk deeply, 4 inches. Leaving three inches of loft surrounding. Because it’s made with synthetic coated fiber which bounced back fairly quickly. If you’re looking for a supportive pillow the Casper may not make the cut. It buckled under the 10 pound weight with an indentation of 4 inches.

 


Temperature

Surprisingly, the synthetic fibers of the Casper pillow released heat quickly during the infrared test. After the hand was removed the highest recorded pillow temperature was 88° which dropped to 75°.

For the infrared test a hand was placed on the Casper Pillow for one minute and off for one minute. Sped up at 3x.

 


Policies

  • Trial: 100 night trial
  • Shipping: Free, 2-5 business days
  • Returns: Free returns
  • Warranty: 3 year warranty

Conclusion

The Casper pillow has a super soft feel and high loft. The Casper would be a good match for back and side sleepers who like a soft pillow but because of its loft the Casper may not be suited for stomach sleepers.

Features:

  • Dual-layer design with different length coated fibers
  • Machine washable
  • 100% cotton cover