If you’re familiar with the online mattress industry, you’ve probably heard of the industry standard free shipping, trial period, and free returns. Thankfully, they tend to treat their pillows the same way. In Sealy’s case, you get the free shipping and returns and a 100-night trial period. If you keep the Chill pillow after the trial period, you also get a 5-year warranty.
I’ve combed through Sealy’s Cocoon website (where they sell the Chill Pillow and the Cocoon mattress) and I can’t find any pillow-specific return details other than that returns are free. With their mattresses, you simply call up the company within your trial period and they come pick it up free of charge, but I’m not sure with the pillows. Do you send it back? Do they pick it up? I really don’t know, other than it’s free. So in the case that you end up returning a Sealy Chill pillow, we’d love for you to contact us and let us know how it went down.
The Sealy Chill is going to cost you $69 before any discounts. If you usually buy your pillows in the dorm room section of Walmart, that’s a big number, but compared to some other high end pillows, it’s really not too bad. The Leesa Hybrid Pillow, for example, starts at $125. Sealy sometimes runs deals on their products or will bundle a pillow in with a mattress purchase. You can check their site for current deals.
When you lay on it, it compresses to around 3.5” in terms of its loft. And this is a pretty hefty pillow, weighing in at 6lb. Now, you may be thinking Um, no thanks, I don’t need a pillow heavier than my head, to which I’d say, Actually, your head weighs about 8lb. But also, it’s not an unreasonable weight for a pillow. The Purple Pillow weighs 10.2lb, for example. But still, at 6lb the Sealy Chill Pillow is not exactly lightweight.
The Chill Pillow is made with hyrdraluxe and poly foam, with a cool pad on one side. If you sleep extra hot, the cool side is there to give you some relief, but if you don’t sleep hot and aren’t interested in an especially cool side of the pillow, just flip it over to the temperature neutral side.
The pillow’s cover is polyester and spandex. It’s soft and doesn’t have any kind of overwhelming smell. Plus, it’s machine washable and that’s always a plus.
Chill definitely has a memory foam feel, so you really do have to love memory foam to love this pillow. It does a good job compressing and it cradles your head and neck really well. Even those of us here who aren’t fans of memory foam think it’s a comfortable pillow.
Now, if everything about this pillow sounds great except you just wish it weren’t so memory foam-y, you’re in luck. The Chill Pillow is two-sided, with one side being a bit fluffier and more neutral.
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If you’re shopping for a pillow and are planning to spend a good amount of money on it, you want to make sure that not only is it comfy in a general way, but also that it’s suitable for your sleeper type.
For example, side and back sleepers tend to prefer a pillow with more loft to keep proper alignment, while stomach sleepers generally need a thinner pillow that doesn’t kink their neck.
As we mentioned before, the loft on the Chill is 6″ uncompressed, and about 3.5″ compressed. We think this pillow will work for any sleeper type (assuming you like memory foam, of course), but will probably be most preferable for stomach sleepers.
But keep in mind that the size of your head and body ultimately determine which pillow is right for you. For example, if you’re more petite, you generally need a thinner pillow, regardless of your sleeper type since your neck is short. If you’re larger or heavier, you will likely need a pillow with more loft.
Like we said, the Sealy Chill is going to be just fine for all sorts of sleeper types, and that includes side and back sleepers. We will say, though, that if you’re a bigger person and need to be propped up more, you may want to look at other options with more loft, like the Layla Pillow.
As a rule of thumb, if you sleep on your side, make sure that you can follow a straight line from your nose down your spine. You don’t want your head too high or low—it needs to be in a neutral position. For back sleepers, you should make certain that you’re not being pushed forward by the pillow.
In order to maintain the “C” curvature in your neck, you should sleep with your head facing mostly upwards. Clearly, you need to do what’s more comfortable for you, but in general, that’s what you want to think about as a side or back sleeper.
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The Chill is great for stomach sleepers (per the judgement of an average-sized man). If you’re smaller, you may find the loft too much for stomach sleeping, but for most people, we think it’s a really comfortable height. Unfortunately though, the loft is nonadjustable, meaning the pillow will work or it won’t.
The cover on the Chill is antimicrobial and it’s removable, which makes tossing it in the wash (because it’s machine washable) super convenient. Sealy also assures that the cover won’t shrink in the wash, so no worries there.
How did the Slumber Yard get the Sealy Cocoon Chill Pillow?
|We were sent this pillow by Sealy in order to post a review about it.|
Is the pillow available in different sizes?
|No. It is only available is the standard size, which is 24" x 16" x 6".|
Are there any special cooling properties within the cover?
|No. The only cooling technologies are on the pillow itself. The gel strip is actually cool to the touch.|