Before we get into the heart of the review, we want to talk a little bit about the company’s different policies for the GhostPillow. First off, if you’ve not familiar with GhostBed, you might have heard of their parent company Nature’s Sleep who’s been around for 15 years now. So GhostBed was created by veterans in the industry who’ve been around the block a couple of times. The brand sells a variety of bedding products, and everything is designed and manufactured here in the United States.
You’ll receive free shipping if you purchase GhostPillow, and free returns if you decide to give it back after your 101-night free trial period. If you decide to keep it, however, it’ll be protected under warranty for five years. If you want to read up more on the details of your coverage, head over to their website and check out their warranty page.
There are three layers of material inside GhostPillow, not including the cover (which we’ll get into pretty shortly here). First, we’re going to start with the pillow’s aerated gel memory foam support core, which keeps the pillow from falling in on itself. Aerated gel memory foam is cooler than the traditional type because it’s breathable and allows for better airflow.
Next comes a gel layer with patent-pending Phase Change material that notices changes in your body temperature, absorbs the heat, and releases it later when your body returns to a more neutral state.
The next layer of material is called an inner aerated mesh cover, and it’s another way to promote airflow and regulate temperature. If you turn your GhostPillow over, you can slightly see the thin mesh material we’re referring to.
Finally, the pillow is wrapped in “Ghost Ice Fabric,” and it’s basically cover that wicks moisture away and is noticeably cool-to-the-touch. Another huge plus about the cover is that it’s machine washable, so it’s effortless to clean if you happen to get a spot on it.
When you pick up GhostPillow and plop it at the head of your mattress, it feels like a solid piece of memory foam, but it’s also light and airy at the same time. It would do some decent damage in a pillow fight, but it feels pretty fluffy when you squeeze it in your hands.
The dimensions of the GhostPillow are W 16″ x L 23″ x H 6″. So GhostPillow sits at 6” in loft when it’s decompressed, and we found that the loft is about 2”-4” when it’s compressed. In general, folks who are more petite should look a pillow that’s on the thinner side while heavier people usually find thicker pillows more comfortable.
There are pillows out there like Layla’s pillow that are adjustable to make it thicker or thinner, depending on your needs and preferences. In GhostPillow’s case, however, we think its loft sits in a range that’ll accommodate a wide variety of sleepers.
When side and back sleepers are looking for a pillow, they should steer towards one with a little more loft to keep their head propped up. To make it a little easier, side sleepers should try to imagine a straight line going from your nose, all the way down your spine. If your nose is higher or lower, that probably means you aren’t properly aligned.
Back sleepers, on the other hand, should be conscious to maintain a proper “C” curve in your neck when you lay down. If you lay your head down on the pillow and you notice you’re looking forward instead of upward, that indicates you’re out of alignment.
We think the GhostPillow passed the nose test and the “C” curve test, so we’d say it’s a pretty good option for all those side and back sleepers looking for a supportive pillow.
In contrast to back and side sleepers, strict stomach sleepers should look for a pillow on the thinner side, to make sure they don’t wake up with a bothersome kink in their neck. There isn’t necessarily a test for stomach sleepers to see how well a pillow works for them, they should base it off how comfortable or uncomfortable they feel.
You just don’t want your neck to feel like it does after you’ve been sitting front row at a packed movie theater for two hours. When we tested out GhostPillow, we thought it felt comfortable and thin enough to accommodate a stomach sleeper.
We all know there are pretty decent pillows out there that cost around $40, so some people might consider GhostPillow’s retail price of $85 a little steep. We don’t disagree, but there are also many pillows on the market that cost even more, like the Leesa Hybrid Pillow which starts off at $125.
Things start to get a little expensive when you incorporate different technologies in it, and in this case, people are willing to pay more for GhostPillow’s temperature regulation properties. So if you’re somebody who sleeps warmer at night, you might think it’s worth the $85.
If there’s a coupon available for GhostPillow we should have it listed on our page. If not, you can head over to their website to see if they’ve updated their price or if they’re running any new promotions.
You don’t usually come across a pillow that can accommodate such a wide range of body and sleeper types, so that’s one edge GhostPillow has on its competitors in the market. It also has a pretty good price compared to other pillows we’ve tested out. So what do we think? We’d say, if you want to take advantage of its cooling technology and you see its value, it’s worth it. And you can always return it for a full refund if you find it doesn’t work for you during your trial period.
How did The Slumber Yard get this pillow?
|GhostBed sent us their pillow to review, and post about on our website. Since we don’t have partnerships with any bedding brand, we’re able to publish unbiased and honest reviews.|
Is the foam in GhostPillow CertiPur-US certified?
|Yes it is, which means it was manufactured without mercury, lead, ozone depleters, and other harmful chemicals or metals.|
Does GhostPillow come in different sizes?
|Currently, GhostPillow only comes in one standard size.|