The Iso-cool memory foam pillow by Sleep Better is one product that will keep you satisfied and allow you to sleep comfortably without the inefficiency of other plain pillows. Have you ever wished that your pillow would stay cool throughout the night? Perhaps you felt a little disappointed when you had to wake up in the middle of the night to switch to a fresher pillow or bummed out when it occurred to you that it’s the time to switch and flip to the pillow’s “cooler” side. Well, I have good news available for you. If you’re looking for a not too expensive pillow that, doesn’t interfere with the utmost highest quality of sleep, is supported by an overall amount of positive customer reviews, and will keep your head cool then keep on reading. However, please be aware though that this pillow may or may not fit your preferences. As I outline the product I will give you a brief overview of the product and the positive and negative aspects which I believe is crucial knowledge before purchasing any product.

The Material

The technology used in the pillows is an outlast Adaptive Comfort material that has microscopic PCM (Phase Change Material) beads that absorbs heat and feels cool, or releases heat and feels warm.  Made out of one hundred percent cotton, for a lavish night’s rest, Sleep Better’s Iso-Cool pillow responds to a body's changing temperature by warming or cooling. If it’s too warm, the product absorbs heat and feels cool, and if the body's temperature is too cool, the product releases heat and feels warm to regulate their temperature. The cooling effect discussed earlier is based on the Phase Change Material but is also aided by the pillow’s cover which has additional material on one side which provides assistance on the “Cooling” effect, the flip side of the pillow is more preferable to keep your head warm because it does not contain this additional material. Its material is made out of Visco elastic memory foam and doesn’t have that “sinking” quality of a pillow during your beauty sleep.

Great for People with Neck Problems

Most people underestimate the power of a good beds and pillow; you can achieve neck pain relief by choosing a pillow that is neither not too soft nor too hard but rather one that applies that right amount of pressure. Perfectly described in a customer review for the contour size from amazon:

“The problem with most memory foam pillows is that they are too firm at first (especially in the winter when it is cold in the bedroom), then mold perfectly to a person's individual anatomy until the material gets too warm from the person's body heat and finally it does not provide perfect support anymore because it gets too soft and allows the head to sink in too far. The difference between this pillow and the vast majority of them is that it does not feel too firm in the beginning, just supportive, and it does not end up being too soft during the night, it simply remains exactly the same.”


The Not-so great things said about the pillow

Although it is general viewed positively as a great product, everyone has their own preferences concerning everything. I believe it is necessary to know all aspects of a pillow including the non-appealing aspects which may or may not interest or bother you.  Having paid for the product and its shipping and handling, once you receive it you’ll notice that the pillow emits an odor which undeniably stinks. The manufacturer gives instructions to allow it to air out but there have been cases where it has taken up to two weeks for the odor to dissipate. The pillow’s size is another detail to not be overlooked. It is considerably larger than a normal pillow and because of the material used is quite heavy. It weighs a significant 5.5 pounds which is the trade-off from the firmness of this pillow.

Your preferences and things to consider

Before buying a pillow you should consider a few things such as whether you prefer the material to be of synthetic, foam, memory foam, or feathers. Your positioning during your sleep is an important factor along with the firmness or softness of a pillow and more importantly the price range upon which you’re willing to invest in your health.

The Sizes

The Pillow comes in three sizes:

  • Contour- Has a thicker and thinner edge around the sides, more ideal for the man with a bigger frame and weight.
  • Gusseted Side Sleeper- For the person, who likes to sleep on their side with a natural feel.
  • Traditional Shape- The shape of a normal pillow with that memory foam feel.

For the people with Allergies

The Iso-Cool Memory Foam Pillow is a hypoallergenic pillow that is relatively unlikely to cause an allergic reaction. It is specifically designed to minimize the development of an allergy. It repels dust mites which is one of the leading causes of getting an allergy. Hypoallergenic pillows are sealed to prevent these dust mites that naturally gravitate towards old hair, shed skin cells, and oils from seeping inside the stuffing of the pillows over time.

Where to find it and price

Unfortunately I don’t believe you can find these pillows widely available in retail markets anymore. Trustworthy stores like Sears and JCpenny sale them, however, you must buy them online. Amazon has a good return policy, and sale them for a significantly lower price than the retail stores. Under the return policy, they will return the full price of the pillow excluding shipping and handling if you are not fully satisfied with your purchase. One of the most appealing aspects of this pillow is its 15 year warranty with the manufacturer which is included in the box.

Overall, my recommendation for this pillow is for anyone interested in a new approach to comforting their precious head. This pillow seems best suited for the individual who has broad features and requires a firm enough pillow that isn’t too hard to support the body. I don’t believe you will be disappointed in giving it a try despite your body composition but do keep it in mind. I hope you enjoyed this review, sweet dreams!