I slept on Purple’s $199 DreamLayer pillow for a week — is it worth it?

I’ve by no means been the kind of individual to fuss over pillows. A couple of years in the past I bought the Tempur-Cloud Adjustable Pillows and located them to be tender, comfortable and agency sufficient to help my head/neck whereas I slept. Quick ahead two years and my pillows are actually flat and boring. 

Enter the brand new Purple DreamLayer Pillow. Launched final month, the brand new pillow guarantees the contour-hugging help you anticipate from reminiscence foam, however with out trapping warmth like some foam pillows are inclined to do. I have been utilizing the pillow for simply over per week and the excellent news is that Purple’s pillow delivers precisely what it guarantees. The unhealthy information is that one pillow prices $199. 

Fortuitously, the pillow is on sale proper now. You will get the Purple DreamLayer Pillow for just $159 at Purple. That is 20% off and the primary time this pillow is on sale. It is a part of Purple’s broader Presidents’ Day preview.  The query is — must you purchase it. (For extra offers, try our Presidents Day mattress gross sales roundup). 

What I like in regards to the Purple DreamLayer Pillow

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Purple mattresses are identified for the corporate’s GelFlex grid. As we talked about in our Purple Mattress overview, it is designed to ship the tailor-made help you’d discover with reminiscence foam, however with out trapping any warmth. I bought a Purple Mattress two years in the past and may attest that the grid is comfortable and does a strong job of holding you cool in a single day. 

That very same grid is the inspiration of the brand new Purple DreamLayer Pillow. As somebody who tends to sleep sizzling and enjoys a cool mattress and pillow, the Purple DreamLayer Pillow is the primary pillow I’ve used  that does not require me to rotate it in a single day as I search for a “cool” spot to relaxation my head. 

I additionally like that the pillow comes with two detachable booster layers, so you may alter its peak to your liking. I personally use one layer when sleeping or two layers if I wish to prop myself up in mattress. To be honest, there are various pillows which are adjustable, however few of them are adjustable and good at regulating warmth. 

Lastly, I like that the pillow feels heavy/substantial. It weighs 6.5 kilos and you’ll really feel each pound once you elevate it with one hand, however the pillow itself is definitely very tender. (By comparability, my outdated Tempur-Pedic Tempur-Cloud Pillow weighed 4.5 kilos and felt very mild).

What I do not like in regards to the Purple DreamLayer Pillow

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In a phrase — it smells. Like many bed-in-a-box mattresses, the Purple DreamLayer Pillow releases a chemical-like odor when first taken out of the field. This course of is named off-gassing. The odor did not forestall me from getting evening’s sleep, however in the event you’re delicate to smells or sleep in your facet (together with your nostril near the pillow), you may positively wish to air it out for just a few days earlier than utilizing it. 

Though I managed to search out the appropriate peak degree for my pillow, I want the inserts got here in several sizes. Eradicating each boosters leads to a pillow that is too low for me, however a 0.5 booster I feel can be preferrred. 

Small gripes apart, it is the pillow’s $199 worth that makes it a tough suggestion. However on sale for $159 or much less, it is rather less intimidating and a strong purchase for anybody who tends to sleep sizzling. Keep tuned for our full overview of the Purple DreamLayer Pillow.