5 Best Cooling Pillows for 2019

  • Written by: Amanda Myers

Are you suffering from any of the following: going through menopause, medical condition, sleeping in a hot room, night sweats, headache, neck pains, sleepless nights, allergic reactions, asthma, respiratory issues, sleep apnea, coming off a surgery, back problems, cervical pain, snoring, insomnia, stroke and everything else that keeps you from having good night sleep?

Getting a good night sleep is very important to our health. A good sleep can lead to better mood, better energy, better health, better learning, better memory, and longer life span.

Getting a good sleep has a lot to do with the pillow you are using. If you are trying to find out how you'll be able to get a good sleep, you have to start with your pillow. Is it comfortable? Is it smooth, soft or thick enough for your head, neck, and shoulders? Is it safe to use? Is it easy to clean?

We selected out top 5 cooling pillows. They have similarities but here we will highlight what makes one pillow different from the other. What are their unique qualities? What makes them better than a regular pillow? Basically, most of these pillows provide a cooling sensation or heat reduction qualities using gel or bamboo materials. They also offer features like customizations, removable and washable cover, additional stuffings, different shapes, and generous warranties. To know more about these features and why it is worth it to buy a cooling pillow, please read further.

Here's a list of selected cooling pillows, their qualities, features and our rating for each pillow.

Product Our Rating
Snuggle-Pedic Ultra-Luxury Pillow
Snuggle-Pedic Ultra-Luxury Bamboo Shredded Memory Foam Pillow Review thumbnail FULL REVIEW HERE BUY HERE
Cr Sleep Pillow
Cr Sleep Reversible Memory Foam Review thumbnail FULL REVIEW HERE BUY HERE
Coop Home Goods Pillow
Coop Home Goods - PREMIUM Adjustable Loft - Shredded Hypoallergenic CertiPUR-US Memory Foam Pillow Review thumbnail FULL REVIEW HERE BUY HERE
Equinox Cooling Pillow
Equinox Cooling Gel Memory Foam Pillow Review thumbnail FULL REVIEW HERE BUY HERE
Sleep Restoration Gel Pillow
Sleep Restoration Gel Pillow Review thumbnail FULL REVIEW HERE BUY HERE

Equinox Cooling Gel Memory Foam Pillow - Most affordable with honeycomb cooling gel

Made of CertiPUR certified memory foam, this pillow has the cooling gel on one side only so you can flip the pillow over to the side without gel during winter. It conforms to the shape of your head and neck and easily goes back to its original shape when not in use. The cooling gel technology unlike other gel pillows extracts body heat and promote airflow keeping it cool best for people suffering from hot flashes, night sweats, and migraines.

Sleep Restoration Gel Pillow - Made of super plush material that is fade and stain resistant

This silky, stylish pillow uses a gel-coated fiber to provide a cooling sensation. Out of all the pillows reviewed, this pillow is perhaps the squishiest of them all and yet it is firm enough to provide support to your head and neck. If you like to squish your pillow, then this is for you. No need to air dry or wash, it is ready to use. 

Cr Sleep Reversible Memory Foam Gel Pillow - Most unique pillow with several features

The one side of the pillow is fully spread out with cooling gel. It comes in two designs - square and contoured which is ideal for those with neck and shoulder issues. The cover is zippered, removable and washable. The whole thing is CertiPUR-US certified so you can rest assured that the pillow is safe to use. To see the gel on the pillow and its other features, please click on the title.

Snuggle-Pedic Memory Foam Pillow - Adjustable pillow backed by 20 year warranty with free customizat

You can adjust the pillow by gathering the stuffings, unzipping the cover, or by contacting the company. They offer 2 free customizations, 90-day money back guarantee, and a 20-year replacement warranty. What more could you ask for? You are assured a pillow for 20 years, it is worth the price. More than that, the company provides outstanding customer service. What are the features? A lot. Aside from what we already mentioned, it USA-made certified, Biogreen certified, and CertiPUR-US certified. One look and you can tell it's a high-quality pillow. For more details, please click on the title.

Coop Home Goods Memory Foam Pillow - Best selling pillow and a combination of bamboo and polyester

Everything about this pillow is just right and well-thought out. It is adjustable with zipper cover and finely-shredded memory foam which makes it smooth to the touch, soft with free airflow keeping it cool. They offer a 30-day money back guarantee so you can try it and a 5-year warranty. For more details, please click on the title.


If you want to be able to adjust your pillow by adding or removing stuffings, we recommend the Snuggle-Pedic Memory Foam Pillow and the Coop Home Goods Memory Foam Pillow. Both have a zippered cover so you can open up the pillow and add or remove stuffings.

If you want gel pillows, you can select between the Equinox Cooling Gel Memory Foam Pillow and Cr Sleep Reversible Memory Foam Gel Pillow.

If you want to be able to squish the pillow without losing its shape, we recommend the Sleep Restoration Gel Pillow.

All pillows are machine washable and can be put in a dryer for re-fluffing and de-lumping.

All pillows except the Sleep Restoration Gel Pillow are made of CertiPUR-certified memory foams. However, the Snuggle-Pedic and Coop Home Goods have shredded memory foams.

Just to give you an idea, a CertiPUR certified foam is:

- Made without ozone depleters
- Made without PBDEs, TDCPP or TCEP ("Tris") flame retardants
- Made without mercury, lead, and other heavy metals
- Made without formaldehyde
- Made without phthalates regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission
- Low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) emissions for indoor air quality (less than 0.5 parts per million)

I hope this information helps you decide on which pillow to buy and I wish you all the best!

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