Here I’m going to review the self-proclaimed best pillow for side sleepers – the Pillow Cube. But I’ll be the judge of that.
I’ll go over the Pillow Cube’s construction, how it feels, who it’s best for and who it’s not so good for. At the end I’ll be answering some frequently asked questions.
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Right off the bat let’s get into the construction of the Pillow Cube, besides its shape of course.
The Pillow Cube is made of a hundred percent memory foam covered in a removable gel infused polyester shell.
It comes in two different sizes – the standard five inch model, or if you’re taller than six four, you can get the seven inch model.
They’re both the same price, by the way.
I will say the Pillow Cube does compress quite a bit when you apply pressure to it, which means extra support for your head and neck.
For me I’m all about the feels and when I lie my head on this pillow, it feels propped up and supported.
The memory foam is super soft and gives me that luxurious feel, while the quilted shell that it comes in, gives that extra layer of comfort.
When you press down on this pillow it’s dense but not restrictive. You can move your head any which way without feeling you’re putting in too much effort.
Lastly my favorite part about the feel of this pillow is that it’s so pliable. You can move it in any which way without sacrificing support.
You know how that saying goes. It doesn’t matter what you look like on the outside, it’s on the inside that counts.
That doesn’t apply to this pillow.
I mean look at this thing. But the shape and design are all for good reason.
This cube of memory foam is designed specifically for side sleepers. The pillow can slide right into the space between your head and your shoulder to provide support for your neck and align your spine perfectly.
As an occasional side sleeper I found this pillow to give me immediate relief when it came to any pressure I experienced in my neck or my shoulders, which is a huge bonus for me.
For back sleepers the Pillow Cube could also be an option for you as long as you don’t move your head around a lot when you sleep.
This pillow is no friend to a toss and turner but if you tend to stay in one spot throughout the night, the loft on this pillow could provide great relief for your neck and keep your spine in alignment as you sleep.
Sorry stomach sleepers, this pillow is definitely not for you, at least when it comes to sleeping.
By design your neck would be totally contorted from the extreme loft if you were to use this pillow. That just sounds like a bad neck ache in the morning.
However I will say that the Pillow Cube is not just for sleeping. I’d also recommend this pillow for traveling or for some extra lumbar support while you work.
Pillow buying can be super confusing so I made a pros and cons list to help make that decision a little bit easier for you.
First up the pros.
With this pillow there is no fluffing required. The great perk of a memory foam pillow is that it will always keep its shape and never leave you flat.
Number two, this pillow gives you excellent neck support. Say goodbye to any of those neck aches that you can wake up with in the morning.
Number three, the pillow shell that it comes in is machine washable, so if you’re a clean freak or have allergies, it’s great to know that this pillow shell is super easy to wash.
Moving on to the cons, starting with number one. The pillow cube looks to stand out and not fit in. Unfortunately it won’t fit any standard pillow case.
You’ll have to purchase a separate one on Pillow Cube’s website to find one that perfectly fits your Pillow Cube.
Number two, it also has a small surface area. Unfortunately if you move your head around a lot while you sleep, you might fall off of it.
Lastly I found this pillow to be too lofty for stomach sleepers and petite body types. So this one shape definitely doesn’t fit all sizes.
Now I’m going to go over some quick hits regarding Pillow Cube’s policies, just so you know what to expect if you do buy .
Now that you have 60 days after your initial purchase to exchange or return the Pillow Cube and if you do decide to return it, know that you will be charged $20 for shipping and handling.
Next I’ll be answering some frequently asked questions, starting off with number one.
Does the Pillow Cube come with a pillowcase?
No, unfortunately it doesn’t, you have to go to Pillow Cube’s website and find a specific pillowcase.
How long does it take for the Pillow Cube to expand?
Once you get your Pillow Cube, take it out of the box, massage it around for a minute or two and then let it sit for 12 hours to fully expand.
Does the Pillow Cube get hot?
Memory foam does tend to trap heat, so if you are a hot sleeper I’d stay away from this guy. Remember there ain’t no cool side of the pillow with this.
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.