Comparing The Best Cooling Pillows

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How much sleep do you get?

Experts recommend that we should aim to get at least seven to nine hours of sleep per night in order to function properly. However, busy lives, technology and unsupportive bedding can all play a part in disturbing our sleeping patterns.

If you’re no stranger to waking up tired and achey, you’ll know how debilitating it can be. You’ve probably tried setting an evening routine, having a warm, milky drink before bed and removing screens from the bedroom, but the answer is more basic than you might think.

Your mattress and pillows have a huge impact on the quality of your sleep. If they’re not supportive you’ll find it hard to get into a comfortable position, and if they retain too much heat you’ll toss and turn all night.

Make the simple switch to a supportive cooling pillow, and you’ll get the best night’s sleep you’ve ever had. With memory foam and cooling gel options there’s a lot to choose from, but they’ll all be covered in these cooling pillow reviews and buyer’s guide.

  NameSizesMaterialsRating 
Best Overall
Snuggle-Pedic Cooling PillowStandard, Queen, King43% viscose from bamboo, 56.4% polyester, 0.6% lycra4.9/5Check Price
Best Quality
Technogel Sleeping PillowQueen, KingPolyurethane, gel, foam4.6/5Check Price
Comfortable
Coop Home Goods Cooling PillowStandard, Queen, King40% viscose from bamboo, 60% polyester4.4/5Check Price
Budget
Equinox Cooling Gel Memory Foam PillowStandard, Queen, KingMemory foam, gel4.2/5Check Price
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Cooling Pillows

There are three main types of cooling pillows: gel cooling pillows, pillows which use airflow to cool the sleeper, and temperature regulating pillows.

Pillows which regulate your temperature can be picked up fairly cheaply. They’re at the more basic end of the cooling pillow spectrum, so they’re ideal if you’re just looking for something to keep you comfortable at night.

At the top end of cooling pillows, you’ll find ones which use a layer of gel to cool you down. These are much more effective at actually cooling your temperature, so they’re great if you live in a hot part of the world or if you tend to feel warm when you sleep. These cooling pillows are more expensive, but they’re a valuable investment in your health.

When a cooling feature is combined with memory foam (which is known for retaining heat), the result is the ultimate in comfort and support.

Pillow Comparison Chart

snuggle pedic
Snuggle-Pedic Cooling Pillow
  • 4.9/5 Rating
  • Yes hypoallergenic
  • Yes memory foam
  • No cooling gel
snuggle pedic

Recommendation

Hands down the #1 best cooling pillow on the market is the Snuggle-Pedic cooling pillow. Its shredded memory foam is firm, thick and supportive. However, one of the best features of this pillow is that it’s customizable. Unhappy with any element? Simply send it back to the manufacturers and they’ll adjust it to suit your personal preferences free of charge.

TECH SPECS

Hypoallergenic
Yes
Memory foam
Yes
Cooling gel
No
Sizes
Standard, Queen, King
Materials
43% viscose from bamboo, 56.4% polyester, 0.6% lycra

Snuggle-Pedic Cooling Pillow

This pillow is designed to suit everyone, whether you sleep on your side, back or stomach. Its moldable, customizable nature also makes it ideal for pregnant ladies or anyone who needs extra support.

Slightly heavier than some other pillows, this is sturdy enough for you to mould into the right shape. The fact that it’s filled with shredded memory foam (rather than a large, solid block) means that the filling is moveable, enabling you to create the most comfortable, supportive pillow for your needs.

This shredded memory foam also has another benefit. It allows air to move through the pillow, which is supposed to keep you cool throughout the night. I didn’t find this feature outstanding or overwhelming – at first it didn’t seem to be significantly cooler than many other pillows I’ve tried. However, after a while, I noticed that I stopped needing to flip the pillow over to the ‘cool side’, as it was kept at a constantly comfortable temperature.

You can put an external pillowcase on the pillow – frankly, I don’t know anyone who uses a pillow without one – but be aware that this may have a slight impact on the cooling effect of the pillow. It will be very minor, but this is something to be aware of if you’re very sensitive to slight temperature changes.

I would put this pillow on the firmer end of the spectrum, but that is somewhat subjective. It arrives squashed down into a tiny package, so all it needs is a quick spin in the dryer for around twenty minutes to plump it up to its full volume. From that point onwards, I didn’t find that the pillow lost its shape or volume at all – and if it does, it can easily be returned to normal with another few minutes in the dryer.

The pillow is entirely machine washable, so you won’t get a build up of bad smells and bacteria. In addition, it’s hypoallergenic, which is great for anyone with allergies.

Even after washing it several times, my Snuggle-Pedic still looked and felt as good as new. The fabric exterior remained very soft and comfortable against the skin.

The only minor niggle I had was that when the pillow first arrived, it had a very slight smell which was obviously as a result of the manufacturing or packaging process. It wasn’t offensive, and a pillowcase would probably mask the most of it anyway, but I’d recommend leaving it out to air for a few hours before your first use.

Any other worries which you might have shouldn’t put you off buying what is the most comfortable pillow I’ve ever used. If anything is not to your complete satisfaction – even something very minor – then you can send it back to the manufacturers with a description of what you’d like improved, and they will adjust the pillow to suit you. This means that whatever your preferences, this pillow can be unique, customized for you alone. You can make these adjustments not once but twice, and you won’t even have to cover any of the costs.

Pros
  • Shredded memory foam allows air to circulate which keeps you cool
  • Doesn’t lose shape or volume
  • Machine washable
  • Fully customizable and adjustable to individual preferences
Cons
  • Using an external pillow case can limit the cooling effect
  • Heavier than many other pillows
  • Pillow has a slightly unpleasant smell at first
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technogel pillow
Technogel Sleeping Pillow
  • 4.6/5 Rating
  • No hypoallergenic
  • Yes memory foam
  • Yes cooling gel
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Recommendation

Offering a patent pending design and an exceptional cooling ability, the Technogel Sleeping Pillow is the best cooling gel pillow that money can buy. In position #2 in this guide the price might make you balk, but for the support and cooling effect you definitely get enough bang for your buck.

TECH SPECS

Hypoallergenic
No
Memory foam
Yes
Cooling gel
Yes
Sizes
Queen, King
Materials
Polyurethane, gel, foam

Technogel Sleeping Pillow

The first thing to note is that this pillow is designed for small-framed people with narrow shoulders. If you’re broad or well-built, this pillow will probably be too thin for you, and consequently it won’t offer enough support.

However, for those who do find that this pillow supports the neck at the right angle, you can benefit from one of the most comfortable cooling pillows you’ll ever try.

The cooling effect is very unusual at first, and does take some getting used to.

It works by layering cooling gel over a base of memory foam. This means that while the top seems soft and cool, you will always get the underlying support of the firm memory foam. The pillow is also made with a series of holes and tunnels (a design feature which is patent pending), promoting air flow and allowing the user to keep noticeably cooler for longer.

When you first lie down, the pillow will feel cold. However, I found that after a few minutes my temperature stabilized. It still feels cool and refreshing, just not quite as chilled as before.

The pillow actually comes with a soft cover, which I think it a really nice touch. It just takes the edge off the cold temperature, making the pillow much more cozy and comfortable during winter. It isn’t obligatory to use this cover so if you get year-round warm weather then you probably won’t need it, but I liked the extra softness during cooler months. Whether you choose to use this cover or not, it’s recommended that you always use an external pillowcase as well.

The gel and foam combo is very comfortable, giving just the right balance between softness and support. However, its composition means that you won’t find the support or cooling effects deteriorating with time.

This is a fantastic pillow if you’re looking for something that cools very effectively, while still being comfortable and supportive. It’s by far the most expensive pillow in this guide, but it’s money well spent as you can’t put a price on a good night’s sleep.

Pros
  • Pillow feels noticeably cool due to gel and a patent pending design
  • The combination of gel and memory foam is comfortable and supportive
  • Comes with a removable cover for winter months
Cons
  • Not suitable for people with big frames or broad shoulders
  • Very expensive
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coop home
Coop Home Goods Cooling Pillow
  • 4.4/5 Rating
  • Yes hypoallergenic
  • Yes memory foam
  • No cooling gel
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Recommendation

When you consider the shredded memory foam filling and the adjustable nature of this pillow make it comparable to the Snuggle-Pedic cooling pillow. However, what the Snuggle-Pedic has in warranties, the Coop Home Goods cooling pillow makes up for in lift and versatility. Adjustable on a day-to-day basis (or even hour-to-hour if you need it) this is the most comfortable pillow in this guide, giving it our #3 rating.

TECH SPECS

Hypoallergenic
Yes
Memory foam
Yes
Cooling gel
No
Sizes
Standard, Queen, King
Materials
40% viscose from bamboo, 60% polyester

Coop Home Goods Cooling Pillow

I noticed many similarities between this Coop Home Goods cooling pillow and the Snuggle-Pedic. Both are customizable, and both are filled with shredded memory foam. This gives you a plumper pillow with good buoyancy. It’s perfect for side sleepers, but back and side sleepers might find it a little too high.

However, in this pillow the memory foam is shredded into smaller sized pieces. This makes it a versatile product, as you can mould the pillow (within reason) to a comfortable shape to suit your needs and your sleeping pattern.

If you find that the pillow is too full for your liking (or not full enough) then you can adjust it yourself. Both the inner and outer covers are secured with zippers, so simply open the pillow up, remove or replace some of the memory foam, then close it up again. It’s a more basic system, but it’s so much quicker and easier than adjusting the Snuggle-Pedic which needs the pillow to be returned. In this case, you can instantly get the perfect result.

The downside of having this shredded memory foam is that after sleeping on it for a few nights, some of the foam compresses to form larger, more solid chunks. This is uncomfortable to lie on, and the chunks can be difficult to even out manually (especially when half asleep in the middle of the night), although it can be improved with another quick spin in the dryer.

Unlike the Technogel, this pillow won’t specifically cool you down. However, it’s still classed as a cooling memory foam pillow as the airflow through the filling means that it doesn’t retain as much heat as traditional pillows. I found that on the few occasions when I did want to flip the pillow over to the ‘cool side’ (even if it was more from habit than necessity), it was more trouble than it was worth as the pillow is quite firm and heavy.

Luckily for those who are keen on keeping bedding clean, these pillows are machine washable. Alternatively, the bamboo cover – which is lovely and cozy, I might add – can be removed and washed independently from the rest of the pillow. It’s all hypoallergenic, so you don’t have to worry if you have allergies or sensitivities to dust mites.

When it first arrives, the pillow might have strong, heady smell. Leave it out to air or put it in the dryer for a speedier process, and you’ll find that the smell almost vanishes within an hour or two.

With a pillow like this, it’s always important to know that you’re going to be getting a high quality, long-lasting product, especially if you’re buying it for its health benefits. As a result, it’s reassuring to know that this Coop pillow comes with a five year warranty. It might not be as long as the 20 year warranty of the Snuggle-Pedic, but it’s still good to know that you’re covered if you experience any problems.

Pros
  • Can be opened so you can adjust the amount of filling yourself
  • Doesn’t retain heat
  • Machine washable – the cover can be removed and washed separately
  • Comes with a five year warranty
Cons
  • Shredded memory foam can clump together to form lumps
  • Strong, unpleasant smell at first
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equinox
Equinox Cooling Gel Memory Foam Pillow
  • 4.2/5 Rating
  • No hypoallergenic
  • Yes memory foam
  • Yes cooling gel
equinox

Recommendation

Featuring a layer of cooling gel over a sturdy, supportive base, the Equinox cooling gel memory foam pillow gives a cool, comfortable night’s sleep. It doesn’t have the patent pending design technology of the Technogel pillow, but its other similarities make it a much cheaper alternative. As a result, it comes in as the fourth best cool gel pillow, and best budget buy.

TECH SPECS

Hypoallergenic
No
Memory foam
Yes
Cooling gel
Yes
Sizes
Standard, Queen, King
Materials
Memory foam, gel

Equinox Cooling Gel Memory Foam Pillow

After taking this pillow out the box, I was struck by the strong, very unpleasant smell. This is very common with items made from memory foam, and the smell did go away within a week or so, but it was still far stronger than any of the other pillows in this guide.

However, once the smell does disappear, sleeping with this this Equinox pillow is actually a very pleasant experience.

The pillow is neither too soft nor too firm. You won’t find your head sinking down almost to mattress level, but equally there isn’t so much buoyancy that your head’s held uncomfortably high.

I found that it was most comfortable when sleeping on my side; stomach sleepers might find this pillow too uncomfortable.

This pillow does provide a cooling effect, much like the Technogel pillow. The technology is very similar: here, the layer of gel draws heat and moisture away from the skin, while the design promotes air circulation. Both of these features leave the pillow feeling cool and fresh throughout the night. I never found myself wanting to flip the pillow over to find the ‘cold side’ – which is just as well, because the design means that one side of the pillow is significantly colder than the other.

One downside is that the pillow itself can’t be washed as easily as the Snuggle-Pedic and Coop products. This can only be wiped clean with a damp cloth, although the snug-fitting cover can be removed and put in the washing machine.

I wouldn’t quite go as far as calling it a pillow case, but the cover does provide an extra level of softness and comfort to the pillow. It’s made of a soft mesh, so I would recommend using a traditional pillow case as well. Choose one made from cotton rather than polyester to enhance the cool, fresh feeling.

If you want to try a cooling pillow which features gel and enhanced airflow, but if you don’t want to pay through the nose, then this is a fantastic cheap alternative to the Technogel. The Technogel is better quality and has patent pending technology, but as it’s so much cheaper, this Equinox pillow is excellent value for money.

Pros
  • Memory foam moulds to each person’s body, giving the right balance between soft and firm
  • Gel layer and internal design gives a cooling sensation all night long
  • Inexpensive
Cons
  • Very strong, unpleasant smell at first
  • The pillow itself isn’t machine washable
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xtreme pillow
Xtreme Comforts Cooling Pillow
  • 3.5/5 Rating
  • Yes hypoallergenic
  • Yes memory foam
  • No cooling gel
xtreme pillow

Recommendation

The Xtreme Comforts cooling pillow is another shredded memory foam style pillow, but it doesn’t clump like the pillow from Coop Home Goods. This is one of the most comfortable shredded memory foam pillows available, adjusting to offer the perfect amount of support depending on your sleeping position.

TECH SPECS

Hypoallergenic
Yes
Memory foam
Yes
Cooling gel
No
Sizes
Standard, Queen, King
Materials
Memory foam, 43% bamboo

Xtreme Comforts Cooling Pillow

In my experience, shredded memory foam pillows can be a bit hit and miss. The fact that they’re made up of small pieces of memory foam means that they can feel a bit lumpy, certainly more so than a traditional memory foam pillow.

However, this is one of the most pleasant, comfortable pillows of this type that I’ve ever tried. As with most shredded memory foam pillows it can be put in the dryer to puff it out, or you can do it manually. Grab the two sides and pull them apart then push them together again. This is the sort of thing that only takes seconds, so do it on a daily basis and you can prolong the life of your pillow, keeping it plump and supportive for years.

Its flexibility and versatility means that you can shape it so that it’s comfortable for your position. It stays in that shape for as long as you stay in that position. When you move or adjust the pillow again, it also adjusts to support your neck properly.

It was comfortable to use in all sleeping positions, although if you sleep on your stomach then you might find it marginally too high.

This pillow is neither too hard nor too soft – I found that it sits nicely somewhere in the middle. It stays just as firm throughout the whole night, and it doesn’t soften after months of use, either.

The Xtreme Comforts pillow isn’t just comfortable because of its memory foam filling: it’s material makes it comfortable, too. The fabric cover contains bamboo which keeps it fresh, soft and breathable. I prefer to use this hypoallergenic pillow without another external pillowcase, but obviously it gets dirty quite easily this way. A separate cotton pillow case makes it quick and easy to clean.

Like the other shredded memory foam pillows I’ve reviewed, this pillow doesn’t have any specific cooling features like a layer of gel. However, the airflow through the pillow itself does keep you cool, giving you a deep, comfortable, restful sleep.

Pros
  • Can be returned to its full, plump size manually or in the dryer.
  • Can be shaped into any position, where it will stay until you change position
  • Offers a good level of support
Cons
  • Doesn’t have any specific cooling features
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comfort revolution
Comfort Revolution Memory Foam & Hydraluxe Cooling
  • 3.0/5 Rating
  • No hypoallergenic
  • Yes memory foam
  • Yes cooling gel
comfort revolution

Recommendation

The Comfort Revolution memory foam and hydraluxe cooling pillow features a layer of gel supported by solid memory foam, much like several of the other pillows in this guide. Here, the cooling effect isn’t quite as strong or long-lasting as some of the other options, but it’s affordably low price point makes it a good investment if you’re new to cooling pillows.

TECH SPECS

Hypoallergenic
No
Memory foam
Yes
Cooling gel
Yes
Sizes
Queen
Materials
Memory foam, gel

Comfort Revolution Memory Foam & Hydraluxe Cooling

First off, when this pillow arrived I was really surprised at its size. It was much bigger than I’d expected. Usually I seem to find that specialized pillows come up slightly smaller than I’d hoped, but Comfort Revolution have been generous with their sizing.

Like the Technogel and several other pillows I’ve reviewed, Comfort Revolution have designed this firm memory foam pillow with a thin layer of gel on top. The gel has a slight cooling effect, but it also has another standout feature. Made with hydraluxe technology, the gel actually improves your circulation, which helps to get oxygen round your body while you’re asleep. This isn’t something that you’ll specifically notice, but you will find that you sleep comfortably and wake up feeling refreshed.

I did notice that the pillow felt cool when I first lay on it, but I was disappointed with how long the feeling lasted. It was more ‘cool’ than ‘cold’, and I found myself adjusting to the temperature quite quickly. This meant that most nights, by the time I wake up I don’t notice the cool feeling anymore.

I’d class this as a negative when compared to some of the other (very effective) cooling gel pillows on the market, but some people may prefer it. You might not be looking for a particularly cold pillow – or you may want something that regulates your temperature – in which case this is ideal.

This isn’t the best cool pillow you’ll ever buy, but it is comfortable. It does take a week or two to settle down and reach the perfect height, but once it does it offers a good balance between soft and supportive. I really felt like it was shaping itself to my neck and head, thus reducing aches and pains.

I’d recommend putting this pillow inside a normal cotton pillow case. You can’t machine wash the pillow – only wipe it clean with a damp cloth – so using your own removable cover is a good way to keep it clean and fresh.

Pros
  • Very good size
  • Improves circulation
  • Very supportive
Cons
  • Cool feeling doesn’t last all night
  • Not machine washable
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perfect cloud
Perfect Cloud Double Airflow Memory Foam Pillow
  • 2.8/5 Rating
  • Yes hypoallergenic
  • Yes memory foam
  • No cooling gel
perfect cloud

Recommendation

Produced by Perfect Cloud, this pillow is designed like a traditional memory foam pillow, but it has several added benefits that you won’t find elsewhere. Its soft touch finish isn’t as hard or firm as you might expect, instead giving soft, comfortable support. Furthermore, its dual airflow system helps air to circulate throughout the pillow, keeping it (and you) cool all night.

TECH SPECS

Hypoallergenic
Yes
Memory foam
Yes
Cooling gel
No

Perfect Cloud Double Airflow Memory Foam Pillow

I was really impressed with this pillow. It’s made from memory foam (a single piece, not shredded) so I expected a fairly hard, warm pillow which would take some getting used to.

However, it was actually remarkably soft. My head sank in to a comfortable level, so that I felt like the pillow was shaped around me. ‘Dense’ is probably a more accurate description than ‘firm’, as it’s heavy and supportive.

As you move around throughout the night, this pillow will change shape with you, to reduce pressure on your neck, head and joints regardless of your position. It’s most comfortable when you lie on your back or side, although it is suitable for stomach sleepers, too.

The Perfect Cloud also fared exceptionally well when it came to its cooling ability. Memory foam pillows have a reputation for becoming uncomfortably hot, but the manufacturers have designed this pillow with that problem in mind.

They’ve come up with a ‘double airflow’ design, which allows air to circulate throughout the pillow. All this means is that the memory foam core features air pockets, and part of the exterior is made from breathable mesh.

You won’t feel the air flowing around inside, but you will notice that it doesn’t hold as much heat as you’d expect. I found that as my head was kept cool while I slept, I woke feeling fresh and headache-free.

As impressive as it is for a memory foam pillow, I did find one downside. The pillow can’t be washed, but you can put the removable cover in the washing machine and the dryer. However, the pillow is hypo-allergenic and resistant to dust mites, so you can rest easy knowing that you won’t be at risk from a build up of dust mites and allergens.

Pros
  • Double airflow design keeps you cool all night
  • Much softer than most memory foam pillows
  • Changes shape with you for added support
  • Hypo-allergenic
Cons
  • Pillow is not machine washable
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How To Choose A Cooling Pillow That Will Improve Your Sleep

The Ultimate Cooling Pillow Buyer’s Guide

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What is a cooling pillow?

A cooling pillow does exactly what it says on the tin: it’s a pillow which is designed to keep you cool at night.

Cooling pillows use either natural heat processes, advanced airflow techniques or cooling gel layers – or a combination of all three. Together, these features are designed to regulate or even lower your body temperature.

Regular pillows which do not have any cooling features are known to retain heat, which can make you uncomfortably hot during the night. This can lead to tossing, turning, and broken sleep as you try to find the ‘cool side’ of the pillow. As a result, a pillow that is designed to keep you cool will give you a more restful night’s sleep.

Comfort is a priority with these pillows, so most incorporate memory foam to give a good level of support.

Many cooling pillows will only leave you feeling comfortable rather than cool. Gel cooling pillows are the only type that are specifically designed to feel cold to the touch.

How do cooling pillows work?

The most basic cooling pillows wick away moisture and draw heat away from your body, both of which keep you feeling cool. They retain some of this heat, so that if you cool down too much, some of the heat will be transferred back to your body to keep you at a comfortable, stable temperature. These pillows regulate your heat, rather than just cooling you down.

The next level up uses airflow to keep you cool. These cooling pillows use tunnels and internal structures to channel air around the inside of the pillow. This prevents the build up of heat, which again keeps you cool and comfortable at night. Breathable fabrics are also very common in these pillows as they help air to flow through the pillow more easily.

The most advanced cooling pillows use gel to lower your body temperature. As heat is drawn away from your body, chemical processes in the gel prevent the heat from being retained or returned to your body. This means that the pillow can give you a constant, noticeably cool feeling for several hours at a time – even lasting all night.

Do cooling pillows really work?

Cooling pillows do work, but you have to be aware of what they’re designed to achieve.

With most cooling pillows, as your temperature drops, you won’t notice the cool effect as strongly anymore. This doesn’t mean that the pillow isn’t working. Instead, the cooling effect isn’t wearing off: you’re just adjusting to the temperature as you cool down.

The best gel pillows are designed to feel cool to the touch, so you’ll notice them working when you first lie down to go to sleep.

You might think that airflow or temperature regulating pillows aren’t as effective, but actually they’re just designed with a different purpose in mind.

Pillows which use the flow of air to cool the pillow internally won’t feel cool to the touch, so don’t expect it to feel cold when you first lie down. While you’re asleep, don’t expect to feel the air flowing around inside the pillow, either. This is more about allowing the pillow to breathe.

As a result, this is a gentle process. You won’t notice a dramatic, instant drop, but this is a natural way of lowering your temperature. It works in a similar way to a light breeze: as the air flows past, it draws heat away from your body.

Similarly, pillows which regulate your temperature work very subtly. They draw heat away from your body when you get too warm, and they transfer this heat back to you when you get too cool. They’re not specifically designed to drop your temperature – they’re just supposed to keep you from getting too hot or too cold.

All cooling pillows are effective. Make sure that you realize the design of your pillow and its intended effects to ensure that you’re not disappointed.

Contrary to what you might think, the most effective cooling pillows are those which simply leave you feeling comfortable rather than cold. As long as your temperature is at a good enough level to leave you comfortable and with a good night’s sleep, then your pillow has done its job.

For more information about how effective specific pillows are, read through out cool gel pillow reviews above.

Are cooling gel pillows safe?

In a world that’s becoming increasingly focused on natural products that are good for our health, it can be worrying to think that there are all sorts of chemicals making up a cooling gel pillow. Add into the mix the fact that you’ll be spending eight hours a night pressing your head and face into it, and it’s easy to see why many people are put off buying one of these pillows.

However, they are safe to use on a nightly basis. Millions are sold around the world each year, and while a small percentage might experience an adverse reaction, the same could be said of any product.

Technogel in particular is one brand that specifies that its gel products are non-toxic and safe for the skin. If you’re still unsure or if you want to buy a different brand, it’s always worth checking with the manufacturers first.

When you receive your pillow, you might also be worried if there’s a strong chemical smell.

This smell is very common with memory foam products, and most cooling gel pillows include a memory foam base.

The smell – which is similar to a new plastic or wet paint smell – comes from the manufacturing process. You might find it a little heady at first, but it will soon dissipate. Shredded memory foam pillows can be thrown in the dryer for twenty minutes to rid the pillow of its smell quickly – otherwise just leave it to air out for a few hours.

Once the smell has gone, it shouldn’t pose any other risks to your health while you’re asleep.

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