This pillow is for all you side sleepers out there. If you looking for a plush pillow that’s also customizable, you have come to the right place.
Here I am reviewing the Eli & Elm cotton side sleeper pillow and this was created for, you guessed it, side sleepers. It’s made with high quality materials, but is this the right pillow for you.
To help you find out, I’ll go over its unique shape, its customization options and its features.
Lets get started.
Eli & Elm has perfected their luxury bedding collection. They sell everything from thermal regulating sheets to mattress protectors. And they sell a wide variety of pillows. Whether you’re looking for a responsive latex pillow or a slow moving memory foam pillow, they’ll have something that catches your eye.
But their side sleeper pillow is definitely one of the most unique. How does it benefit people in the sleeping position though.
To find out, let’s take a close look at its construction.
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This is not your typical pillow.
It has a unique u-shape, which is designed to help you maintain the proper spinal alignment.
What this means is that your ears will stay in line with your shoulders and your chin will stay in line with your sternum. It will help alleviate neck pain in the sleeping position.
The cover is made of this soft cotton material. It’s really thin and it’s super easy to maintain. It’s machine washable, so you can just throw it in the cold cycle and the tumble dry.
To make things even more convenient, this pillow has an interior liner.
When you unzip it, you’ll get to the comfort layer. This has two unique materials inside.
First it has polyester fiber, which creates nice softness and it has what I love to say are their latex noodles and this gives the pillow a nice responsiveness.
Again, it’s super important that you maintain a neutral alignment so that your ears are in line with your shoulders and your chin in line with your sternum.
So what does this all mean?
First let’s talk about the pillow’s height, also known as its loft.
With most pillows, the loft is set in stone and there isn’t much you can really do about it. But with this one there’s a bit of wiggle room.
So if you lay your head on it and it feels too tall, you can easily take out some of the filling and get it to where you like it.
So next let’s chat about its cooling features.
If you’re worried about overheating at night, this could be a great option. It has a nice thin cover and because it’s made with pieces of latex, it shouldn’t trap heat very easily.
And this pillow is super durable, It’s really well made and it’s very easy to maintain, so I expect this to last you a long time.
And last but not least this pillow is also hypoallergenic. It’s antimicrobial, dust mite resistant and mildew proof.
Firmness and Feel
Of course it wouldn’t be a pillow review without talking about firmness level and feel.
So when you get this pillow right out of the box, you’re going to notice it feels a lot firmer than average. That’s not your cup of tea. You can easily take out some of the filling and get it to your liking.
And now let’s talk about feel.
So when you press into it, this pillow feels very responsive and that is thanks to the latex noodles all throughout it.
You’re not going to sink into it like you might with traditional memory foam pillows.
Moving on to sleeping positions.
When you’re lying on your back, this pillow could be doable, especially if you take some of the filling out.
If you’re a combo sleeper between side and back sleeping, this could work, but I don’t totally recommend this u-shape for strict back sleepers.
However if you’re a side sleeper, this is the name of the game.
This nice u-shape helps create a nice neutral alignment and it really supports your neck.
Stomach sleepers however won’t find this pillow to be a great fit.
Generally stomach sleepers want to rest on a completely flat surface so that the neck stays in alignment.
You could take out a lot of the filling with this pillow, but again this just isn’t the best pick for stomach sleepers.
So now I’m going to figure out who this pillow may be a good fit for and who it’s not a good fit for-
Let’s start with the pros.
First of all, like its name suggests the Eli & Elm side sleeper pillow is great for side sleepers.
The u-shaped design combined with the nice soft fillings will really help keep your neck in the proper alignment.
Second this pillow is super easy to customize. So if you get it and it feels a little bit too lofty and too firm, take out some of the filling and get it to where you want it to be.
And it’s super easy to maintain. Just throw the cover into the washing machine and tumble dry on low.
Moving on to some of the cons of the Eli & Elm side sleeper pillow.
First of all, this is a very high-end luxurious product, so it’s a bit pricier than others on the market.
If you’re on a budget this may not be for you.
Second, this isn’t a great pick for stomach sleepers. You would need to take out a significant amount of this filling in order to keep your neck in the proper alignment. You might as well just find another pillow.
And it’s not a great pick for those who are looking for a pillow with a traditional rectangular pillow shape.
Before I wrap up I’m going to go over some additional information about the Eli & Elm side sleeper pillow. They do offer free shipping to most states, they have a 45-day trial period and a money-back guarantee.
They have a five-year warranty and different accessories, like the u-shaped pillow case is available.
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.