Here I talk about an out-of-this-world pillow, because I review the Pluto Pillow.
This pillow is customized, personalized, just for me.
That’s because Pluto gives you a questionnaire to fill out online. You give them all your stats, and they use their fancy algorithm to basically design the pillow that’s perfect for you.
There’s about 35 different variations that they work with. I’ll have, basically, a hybrid design. We’re talking a solid foam core and a plush outer cover.
Now, if you want to know more about the process and whether or not I like my pillow, hop on the rocket ship, because we’re heading to Pluto.
Before I talk about how they make the pillow for you, I just want to know how many of you are into this, “give your information, have someone create a pillow for you,” idea.
Comment “yes” below if you’re all about it, or “no” if you’re not so sure. Definitely let me know. I’m curious what you think about it.
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How the Process Work
Now, let’s talk about how they make this pillow.
First of all, go to Pluto’s website. They’re going to have a questionnaire for you. It’s very thorough.
They ask you your basic stats, your height, your weight.
They’re also going to talk to you about your sleep position, what you like and dislike about the pillow you had before.
They leave a box at the end where you can basically give them all the information you want.
I do want to mention that their customer service is great.
They reached out to me to clarify some things that I put and ended up helping me decide to tweak my answers a little bit. I’m so glad they did.
I really like my pillow, so much, in fact, that I want to talk to you more about it right now.
I want to do a deeper dive into this pillow and show you all the design components and the materials that they use.
I do want to remind you that your answers to the questionnaire are going to be different than mine, so your individual sleep profile will look different.
As a result, your pillow is definitely going to look different than mine, unless we’re the same person, which we’re probably not, so just keep that in mind.
They’re all going to have a hybrid pillow in the pillow idea or design involved. They’re all going to have a foam core and a plush outer cover.
They’re just going to look a little bit different.
For me, this is a polyethylene polyester blend on the outside. The polyethylene is there to help you sleep cool. It has a coolness to the touch. It’s got a little bit of a slippery feel to it. That’s because I told them I sleep hot.
Now, you can access the inner core with a zipper. You can unzip this outer pillow and reach the inner one, which is essentially a piece of solid foam.
Mine’s ventilated for breathability.
I believe this is a piece of memory foam, although it is really responsive. It’s got almost a little bit of a bounce to it, but it is on the softer, plusher side, and it is on the thinner side.
Now, the rest of this pillow has got polyester fibers in there. This is going to give me that feel, that down alternative, but I’m not going to lose any support because I’ve got this foam core.
Now, this outer cover is machine washable and dryable, but you’re not going to want to wash the core.
Right now, the pillows just come in one size, and they’re $95.
There are so many things I like about the Pluto Pillow.
They do a great job of asking you the right questions, to begin with, all the things that they really need to know to help design the right pillow for you.
I do think it’s going to be a great fit for those who are looking for that best-of-both-worlds, hybrid feel.
You’ve got that solid foam core that’s not going to go flat. It’s going to maintain its shape and give you support.
This polyester outer cover, the outer pillow, is soft. It gives you that softer, down alternative feel overall.
Of course, it’s nice that you can remove this cover, machine wash and dry it, as well.
I can’t speak highly enough about the customer service. They did a great job of contacting me and reaching out when they read my answers to my questions. They wanted to see if I want to tweak my pillow.
You know what? I’m so glad I did, because I got a pillow that I actually really love and sleep with every night.
Here are a few things to consider about this pillow.
First of all, you’ve got to be on board with this hybrid pillow and the pillow design.
Although it is customized to you in terms of firmness and loft height, outer fabric, it is always going to have that solid foam core and this plush outer cover, no matter what.
Also, this polyethylene’s cool-to-the-touch cover is a little bit slippery. Sometimes, especially with softer pillowcases, it can slip off at night. If that bothers you, it’s something to think about, as well.
Right now, the pillow only comes in one size and it is about $95. That may not be in everyone’s budget.
I want to talk to you about how your sleep position affects what kind of pillow you end
In the questionnaire, they’re going to ask you what your primary sleep position is and what position you wake up in.
For me, for example, I told them I tend to fall asleep on my side. Sometimes I roll onto my back, but I mostly always wake up on my side.
They designed my pillow accordingly.
The one nice thing is that you could unzip this pillow, take out that inner foam core, and I could just use that plush outer pillow to sleep on my stomach. It would create a flatter, probably softer, surface.
Overall, I had a really good experience sleeping on my side and my back with this pillow, which is great, because that’s what it was designed for.
Well, if you can’t already tell, I really like my customized Pluto Pillow.
The whole process was seamless for me. I really appreciated that extra customer service.
I also really like the packaging. They gave me a cool box with a little piece of candy in it.
Also, they gave me a little recap of all my answers and basically reminded me of what I asked for.
It does come with the 100 Night Sleep Trial.
I would recommend giving it at least two weeks of that sleep trial to try it out, especially if you’re getting a pillow that’s very different from the one that you’ve been sleeping on before.
Alex P. Davis has a BA in Interior Design from The New York School of Interior Design and 10 years of experience expertly designing sophisticated interiors.