Our team at Sleep Foundation performs hands-on pillow tests to bring you the most helpful and data-driven recommendations and reviews. Our testing methodology incorporates objective and subjective evaluations from our expert testers. Below are some guidelines that inform our testing process:
Testers lie on each pillow to evaluate cushioning, support, and overall feel. We test each pillow in different sleep positions to determine if the pillow is better suited for side, back, or stomach sleepers. We closely handle the pillows to evaluate loft and moldability, and we use thermal sensors to measure heat retention.
Our testers represent a wide range of sleep positions, body types, and personal sleep references. This helps ensure that our pillow reviews and recommendations will reflect as wide a range of sleepers as possible.
Each member of our testing team has extensive experience in the sleep product industry. We draw on our in-depth knowledge to bring you the most trustworthy pillow recommendations.
SleepDream offers a unique, ergonomically shaped pillow that the company designed to encourage proper sleep posture, improve sleep quality, and prevent recurring aches and pains.
The SleepDream Pillow is a solid memory foam pillow with an organic, bamboo-derived rayon cover. The pillow features a distinct ergonomic design intended to promote proper spinal alignment for all types of sleepers.
The SleepDream Pillow has a medium firm feel and is available in two sizes, standard and king.
We’ll break down this pillow’s construction, pricing, and performance ratings, as well as SleepDream’s customer service policies.
SleepDream Pillow Review Breakdown
Made with a carefully designed solid core of memory foam, the SleepDream’s ergonomic, contoured shape is engineered to promote a healthy sleep posture. Our sleep testers found that the SleepDream offered a comfortable base of support for the head and neck regardless of their sleep position or body weight.
The SleepDream avoids some of the major pitfalls associated with memory foam. It sleeps relatively cool, is moldable, and has minimal off-gassing. This closely conforming pillow performs well across the board for a wide range of sleepers, despite only being available in one firmness option.
Materials and Options
The SleepDream Pillow contains a solid foam core and a bamboo-derived rayon cover. The memory foam is certified by CertiPUR-US to be free from harmful chemicals.
The SleepDream uses charcoal- and bamboo-infused memory foam and features a unique ergonomic design. The center contains a rounded divet to cradle the head and neck and help keep them in place throughout the night. The convex side panels are designed to nestle the sleeper’s shoulders.
The pillow cover is removable and machine-washable for easy cleaning.
The SleepDream Pillow is medium firm with a 4-inch loft. Both standard and king sizes are available.
Standard: 20” x 12”
King: 24” x 13”
Zoned Memory Foam
As with all sleep products, pillow pricing can vary depending on the materials, construction, and design. At the lowest end of the price range, basic pillow models typically cost between $20 and $40. However, premium models made with organic and natural materials can cost closer to $150 or more.
The SleepDream Pillow falls into the upper end of the average price range. It features a carefully designed ergonomic shape and high-quality materials. SleepDream occasionally offers discounts and promotions for shoppers who purchase more than one pillow.
SleepDream Pillow Pricing
Pillow Performance Ratings
To find out how well the SleepDream performs, our team of sleep testers evaluated the pillow’s durability, comfort, and off-gassing.
Aside from its lack of firmness options, the SleepDream performed well across the board. This pillow stands out when it comes to close contouring that gently cradles the head and neck. The SleepDream also performed well in categories where memory foam pillows often fall short, including moldability, temperature control, and odor potential.
The SleepDream is a relatively durable pillow with a sturdy construction. That said, memory foam has a tendency to form lasting impressions over time with frequent use. The SleepDream will likely last between 2 to 3 years, which is the average lifespan for a pillow.
The SleepDream lacks firmness options. Sleepers with varying sleep styles and body weights often require different firmness levels in order to sleep comfortably. While the medium firm feel of the SleepDream Pillow appeals to a variety of sleepers, those who prefer a plush or firm pillow may want to consider other options.
Unlike pillows made with shredded memory foam, microfiber, or down feather fill, solid core pillows have a rigid shape. The SleepDream holds its shape and doesn’t require fluffing to maintain its loft during the night.
Sleepers who enjoy cuddling with their pillow typically look for a fill material that’s less rigid and more malleable. Despite its solid core construction, our sleep testers found the SleepDream to be moldable due to the memory foam’s response to pressure.
Memory foam is known for its ability to gently cradle and conform to the shape of your body while still providing support. The SleepDream is no exception. This pillow’s high-quality memory foam core provides excellent conforming comfort that cradles your head and neck.
Memory foam is notorious for sleeping hot, and its ability to cradle and conform to your shape also means that the airflow between your head and the pillow can be limited. However, our sleep testers found the SleepDream retained less heat than the average memory foam pillow.
New pillows often emit a noticeable odor known as off-gassing. This is generally caused by the release of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Depending on the materials in the pillow, the strength and duration of this smell can vary. The SleepDream is CertiPUR-US certified and has low off-gassing potential.
Sleeping Style and Body Weight
An individual’s preferred sleep position and body weight have a significant impact on how they perceive a pillow’s comfort. These factors will determine what you prefer in terms of loft, firmness, moldability, and pillow shape.
To take into consideration varying sleeping styles and body weights, sleep testers in the following categories evaluated the SleepDream Pillow. We found that the SleepDream’s moderate loft and excellent conforming ability was suitable for all positions and body weights.
The SleepDream Pillow performed the best for side sleepers. People who prefer to sleep on their side tend to need ample support for the head and neck. While support is key, a pillow that provides too high or too low of a loft can misalign the neck and cause pain.
The contours of the SleepDream’s ergonomic shape are designed to elevate the neck and keep it aligned with the head and spine. As a result, this design was comfortable for our side sleeping testers of all body weights.
Back sleeping promotes spinal alignment, but this position still requires a supportive pillow to keep the head and neck at a comfortable angle. Back sleepers are also more prone to snoring. Pillows with a low loft may not elevate the head enough, making snoring more likely.
The contoured shape of the SleepDream Pillow works well for back sleepers. The pillow is designed to cradle the neck and head at a comfortable angle. Our sleep testers who weigh under 130 pounds found the design more comfortable. While those who weigh more than 130 pounds find the SleepDream Pillow to be supportive and conforming, some may prefer a pillow with a slightly lower loft.
Stomach sleepers often have trouble finding a pillow that works well for their sleep style. Since side and back sleeping are more common, most sleep companies design pillows with these sleep positions in mind. When sleeping on your stomach, it’s best to have a low loft pillow.
Despite it’s medium loft, the SleepDream’s contoured design worked well for stomach sleepers. With its distinct shape, stomach sleepers could choose to have the lower profile side of the pillow closer to their neck and shoulders to help keep their upper body in alignment with the rest of their back as they slept. Overall, the SleepDream was fairly comfortable for stomach sleepers in all weight ranges.
Under 130 lbs.
Over 230 lbs.
Discounts and Deals
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The SleepDream Pillow is available through the company’s website. SleepDream doesn’t partner with third party retailers or operate any brick-and-mortar locations.
SleepDream offers worldwide shipping.
SleepDream ships free to the U.S. and internationally.
Orders typically ship within 24 hours, Monday through Saturday. During peak times, orders may take up to two business days to ship.
Delivery time for your SleepDream Pillow will depend on your location. Orders shipped to the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the European Union take between 4 to 14 business days, while other locations may take 5 to 20 business days.
The SleepDream Pillow comes with a 100-night sleep trial that starts the day your pillow is delivered. The sleep trial allows you to try out your new pillow in the comfort of your home.
If you’re not satisfied with your SleepDream Pillow, you can contact the company within the first 100 nights to initiate a return.
Returned pillows must be shipped to a SleepDream warehouse. The pillow must be undamaged, and customers are responsible for all return shipping costs.
If you decide to return your SleepDream Pillow within the first 30 days, you’ll receive a full refund. Between 30 and 100 days, you’ll be charged a 25% restocking fee.
After 100 days, the SleepDream Pillow is no longer eligible for return.
The SleepDream Pillow comes with a 1-year limited warranty. The warranty covers material damage incurred with proper usage.
The warranty does not include the pillow cover or damage resulting from improper use. The warranty only applies to the original purchaser.
To initiate a warranty claim, contact SleepDream’s customer service within one year of your purchase and include pictures of your pillow and your order number.
The company typically processes warranty claims within two business days. If your claim is approved, SleepDream will send you a new pillow at no additional charge.
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