Sweet Night The Original Pillow Review
- Great for hot sleepers
- Ideal pillow for multi-position sleepers
- Designed to relieve neck and shoulder pain
- 100-day return window
- Memory foam loft may fluctuate and compress over time
- Shorter than industry standard warranty period
- Longer off-gassing period
- Support 8.0
- Cooling 8.5
- Durability 8.0
- Warranty 8.0
The secret behind a good night’s sleep is both down to your surroundings but also upon the pillow you rest your weary head on. It’s not something that I would particularly pay attention to as a young adult but as I’ve gotten older, I’ve found myself becoming a bit of a bed snob, with high expectations. Any comparisons made are usually based on the comforts I find in my own bed.
I think we’re all like that though, right? There’s nothing like slipping into your comfies and enjoying the feel of your own bedsheets and that all too familiar smell of the laundry detergent you use for every wash. So when it comes to bedtime I’m very particular with how I like my bed to feel, from the mattress to the pillows.
As a hot sleeper myself, the Sweet Night Original Pillow is one that I’ve been wanting to try out for a while due to its cooling memory foam and especially its claim as the best pillow for neck pain.
In this review, I’ll be covering all aspects of the pillow from product details to the features that stand out. I’ll also go through the pros and cons of the product and ultimately my overall verdict.
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The Sweet Night Company
The founder of Sweet Night is described on the company’s About Us page, as being one that has engaged themselves in the sleep products industry since graduating from university. After much research, he found that mattresses and other sleep products like a bed pillow or mattress topper contributed to an individual’s sleeping environment.
Many individuals encounter sleep problems, from neck pain, allergy sufferers, and even those that find it difficult to regulate their body heat.
Founded in 2011, Sweet Night initially launched with high-quality mattresses and this has since grown into a wide range of sleep products. Whether you’re after a box mattress, hybrid mattresses, hypoallergenic pillows or bed frames, this company seems to have everything you’d need to kit out your bedroom space.
Even more interesting, Sweet Night manufactures their own products which results in a more efficient pricing structure. Only selling their products online further reduces their overhead costs.
What does this mean for you? A great sleep product at an affordable price point.
The Sweet Night Original Pillow comes in three different sizes; Standard, Queen and King. As far as ergonomic pillows go, this one has been designed to provide the best in comfort. The adjustable loft and firmness make it one of the most comfortable pillows I’ve ever come across.
The outer pillow cover is made of 30% rayon, which is a material that’s derived from bamboo. There are many benefits to using bamboo as a material. It keeps fresher for longer due to the microscopic holes in the bamboo’s fibre. It’s what contributes to the Sweet Night’s wonderfully soft exterior, it’s crease-resistant which I love and it’s eco-friendly – an added bonus.
Bamboo is also sweat-resistant, making it a good choice for those needing some help controlling their body temperature in bed. When it comes to asking the question, which is the best material for a sleeping pillow, bamboo is the go-to.
The interior is filled with 90% gel-infused foam and 10% shredded foam which contribute to the breathability and overall comfort of the pillow. An added extra is the 25% extra filling that you simply unzip the pillow to remove. It has a machine-washable outer cover that’s hypoallergenic, antibacterial, and dust mite resistant.
My First Impressions
One look at this pillow and you can tell just by the visual appearance that it’s going to be a good one.
I have to say that the softness of the pillow is something that I really love. I like the high-density memory foam filling that makes up the firmness of the pillow and that you can remove some of the shredded memory foam fill to help find that perfect pillow height.
The extra filling that you can remove inside of the pillow is easily accessible through the zipper and is in perfectly formed square cubes. It meant that there was no mess when it came to pulling some of that extra padding out.
The exterior of the pillow is a luxuriously soft material and in my opinion, when it comes to answering what is the softest pillow material, bamboo is up there at the top. It honestly felt like I was sleeping on a cloud.
For anyone worried about the impact certain materials have on your skin, bamboo is considered one of the best when it comes to sleep masks and pillows. It’s not one that’s g,going to cause irritation or creasing of the skin.
The look of the pillow itself is simple but stylish. You could easily throw over a pillowcase or you can keep it as is and it’ll still look presentable on your bed.
There are many great features to this pillow and some for me that stand out immediately is the premium materials that have been used. From the exterior rayon material to the gel-infused memory foam.
The Memory foam pillow has become significantly popular due to its health benefits when it comes to sleepers with sore necks. A lot of standard pillows don’t have the same firmness as this Sleep Night Original Pillow has. I would say it has a medium firmness that isn’t too hard or soft and keeps to its original shape.
Harvard Health mentioned that neck pain often comes from a poor-quality pillow. Matthew O’Rourke, a physical therapist at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital mentions that “a pillow that’s too soft or too firm can often lead to a sore neck”. That’s why the Sweet Night Original Pillow is one that I feel makes for the perfect neck pillow. As far as a support pillow goes, this one provides enough firmness and density needed.
The Pros & Cons
It’s important to cover both the pros and cons of this product in order to give it a fair review. I feel like pillows are a personal preference and so what I find to be the perfect pillow, might not be the case for you.
I’ve put these pros and cons into bullet points, just so it’s a little more easily digestible but I do go into some detail further down on these points.
- Extra padding is great for a supportive pillow and provides that extra comfort.
- Bamboo material is a breathable cover and material type that’s perfect as a pillowcase.
- Ergonomic design benefits anyone’s preference to the preferred level of height and comfort.
- The hidden zipper design doesn’t get in the way when adjusting your head on the pillow.
- Memory foam helps retain shape after washing and is great in molding to your head and neck.
- As far as expensive pillows go, the quality adds more than enough value to what you pay.
The advantages of the ergonomic design mean that even heavyweight stomach sleepers or side sleepers will get a good quality night’s sleep, thanks to the Sleep Night Original Pillow.
The breathable fabric of the rayon material makes it great for hot sleepers or those with a dust mite allergy.
The extra padding is one worth mentioning, particularly as it comes in these cube forms. Cheaper pillows will often use any remaining foam from their mattresses, which they shred and put into the pillow. It often leads to uneven pillow firmness.
- The density memory foam pillow might not be to everyone’s taste.
- Good for soft support but some may want a deeper pressure relief.
- The adjustable foam may not be enough in density for some.
Whilst this pillow ticks all the boxes, in my opinion, I am typically one for a soft pillow than any firmer alternatives. This is certainly a good in-between but the density of the memory foam might not be to everyone’s tastes.
For sleep preferences, you may find this pillow to not have enough adjustability, even with the extra padding. With that being said, you could always buy an extra pillow for added height. As I mentioned, it’s a great one for soft support but depending on your preferences, this moldable pillow might not provide enough for a restful sleep for some.
As far as shredded foam pillows go, this one has a good mix but if you’re looking for firmer pillows, you may want to consider something with even more density than the Sweet Night Original Pillow.
I really like this pillow when it comes to my sleep setup.
It offers the right level of support for my neck and head, as well as being super comfortable and soft to the touch. I think the value for money is apparent and that I’ve found myself to be having a deeper sleep as a result of trialing this pillow.
However, it’s important to note that personal preferences are unique and therefore the level of firmness offered with this pillow might not be for every sleeper type.
If this pillow is anything to go by, then Sweet Night is one company I shall be checking out when it comes to its entire range of sleep products.
Where to buy the Sweet Night Original Pillow
The Sweet Night Original Pillow is available to buy on the company website as well as on other sites like Amazon. The pillow comes with free shipping and is compressed when packaging. This makes unpacking it a lot easier, especially when needing to move it from one room to another.
Sweet Night Pillow Size Options and Price
|Pillow Size||Measurements (inches)||Price|
|Standard size||20" x 26”||$49.50|
|Queen size||20" x 30”||$54.90|
|King size||20” x 36"||$58.90|
Delivery, Warranty, and Returns
The Sweet Night Pillows come with free shipping and reach most delivery addresses in the United States within six business days. Similar to other memory foam pillows, each pillow is compressed into the following box sizes:
|Pillow Size||Box Dimensions (inches)||Shipping Weight|
|Standard size||7.28″ x 7.28″ x 15.55″||2.93 lbs.|
|Queen size||7.28″ x 7.28″ x 16.53″||3.3 lbs.|
|King size||7.28″ x 7.28″ x 16.53″||4.76 lbs.|
Upon unboxing, the pillow will expand to its normal size after 1-2 hours. Kneading and/or airing it out will speed up this process.
The Original Pillow’s 3 year warranty is shorter than other competing brands. During this period, any defect in quality is covered and Sweet Night will repair, replace, or refund the price paid with the following exceptions:
- Blood, tears or stains
- Normal changes in softness or resilience of the pillow
- Improper maintenance, alteration, or repair by unauthorized representatives
It is also worth noting, the warranty is not transferable. So, only the original purchaser qualifiess for coverage.
On par with the industry standard, Sweet Night offers a 100-day return policy should you be unsatisfied with the quality of the pillow.
Commonly Asked Questions
What Type of Sleeper Should Use a Sweet Night Pillow?
The Original Sweet Night pillow is designed for all body types, genders, seasons, and sleeping positions: side sleepers, back sleepers, or stomach sleepers.
This makes the Sweet Night pillow one of the most versatile pillows available on the market.
What Sort of Pillowcases Can Be Used with the Sweet Night Pillow?
The Sweet Night pillow can be used without a pillow case as the inner layer holds the foam. However, should you want to add / replace the included external pillow case, the standard pillow measures 20″ x 26″ which should fit any standard size pillowcases.
The queen size pillow measures 20″ x 30″, which should perfectly fit any standard Queen Size pillowcases.
The king size pillow (pictured in the review) measures 20″ x 36″ which should also fit any standard King Size pillowcases.
Can I Adjust the Shape of the Sweet Night Pillow?
Sweet Night pillows are delivered ‘overstuffed’ – which may not suit every sleeper.
To provide a more customized pillow to your liking, simply use the zipper to open the inner pillow casing and remove as much foam stuffing as needed to improve your sleep quality.
Can I Clean the Sweet Night Pillow?
The external pillow cover is machine washable. However, it is recommended to hand wash to extend the lifespan of the cover and should be air-dried.
Rather than washing the internal casing that holds the memory foam, however, it is recommended to simply air it out.
Note* None of the pillow materials should ever be dry cleaned.
Sweet Night Company Information
Sweet Night is headquartered in the Mall of India 776 S Illinois Rte 59, Naperville, IL 60540
Sweet Night Contacts
You can reach out to Sweet Night 24 hours a day via their online chat, contact form, or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Customer service phone support is available Monday – Friday 9am – 6pm EST
- Phone: 857-305-6091