Cooling pillows keep your head cool while you sleep and are perfect for hot nights, headaches, neck pain, fevers, and night sweats. Here are our top ten favourite cooling pillows:
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- Comfort Revolution Memory Foam & Hydraluxe Cooling Bed Pillow
- Pinzon Gel Top Memory Foam Cooling Pillow
- Classic Brands Cool Sleep Ventilated Gel Memory Foam Gusseted Pillow
- Penguin Cooling Pillow Mat
- PolarGel Cool Pillow Mat
- Dreamfinity Cooling Gel and Memory Foam Pillow
- Classic Brands Reversible Cool Gel Memory Foam Pillow
- Sleep Innovations Cool Contour Memory Foam Pillow
- Gel’O Cool Pillow Mat
- Sleep Better Iso-Cool Memory Foam Pillow
Comfort Revolution Memory Foam & Hydraluxe Cooling Bed Pillow
This cooling pillow is firm but conforms nicely with its memory foam build, supporting your head well. Great for neck pain! It uses cool gel to keep your head cool but reportedly doesn’t last throughout the night. Be warned, it also seems to lose its cooling properties after a couple of years.
Pinzon Gel Top Memory Foam Cooling Pillow
This Pinzon memory foam cooling pillow has a textured gel pad which massages the head, neck, and shoulders. Like a lot of memory foam pillows, it does come with a factory smell which may take a little while to disappear. It’s unusual in that it feels soft to sink into but becomes firmer as it conforms to your head. It also holds its shape much longer compared to other memory foam pillows. Although it is super comfortable, as a cooling pillow, it doesn’t do its job quite as well as the other cooling pillows on our list.
Classic Brands Cool Sleep Ventilated Gel Memory Foam Gusseted Pillow
The Classic Brands Cool Sleep pillow uses cool gel memory foam to disperse body heat and create a cooler sleeping surface. The foam perfectly molds to the user, leaving no pressure points. Depite sinking into it, it is very breathable and stays cool throughout the night. The pillow unfortunately comes with a plastic smell when you first receive it and may be annoying to sleep with until it is aired out.
Penguin Cooling Pillow Mat
This is one of the largest cooling pillow mats you’ll find on Amazon! It is completely flexible and folds easily for travel and storage. It is thin enough that it doesn’t noticeably change how high up your head is and is the same amount of firmness as your pillow. It works best if you refridgerate it before using. The comfort of this mat has mixed reviews, however, with some find it a bit uncomfortable to use, especially if they aren’t back sleepers.
PolarGel Cool Pillow Mat
This pillow mat spans the whole width of your pillow and works by placing it on top or inside the pillow case. It comes with two removeable straps to stop it sliding around while you sleep. When you first lay your head on it, it may seem to be not particularly comfortable but give it a minute or two and it will mold around your head and give you a comfortable sleep without over heating. Some customers report that it only seems to stay cool for a few hours however it comes with some terrific customer service if you are unhappy with the mat at all.
Dreamfinity Cooling Gel and Memory Foam Pillow
The Dreamfinity cooling pillow has a micro bubble gel layer which sits on top of memory foam. This means the cooling is only on one side so you can always flip the pillow over when you don’t need it. The cooling aspect works really well, however the memory foam pillow is extremely soft which some people may not like. It arrives with a mild smell which you can either hide with a pillow case or air out for 72 hours.
Classic Brands Reversible Cool Gel Memory Foam Pillow
If you have trouble sleeping because of the heat, this pillow does a fine job at solving that problem. On one side is medium-soft memory foam and on the other is the medium-firm cool gel side. It has a perfect balance of firm and soft with the cool gel working without being too cool and the foam working without being too hot. When you first receive this pillow, you’ll probably notice a powerful plastic smell for the first week. Putting a pillow case on top of it hides most of the smell.
Sleep Innovations Cool Contour Memory Foam Pillow
This durable pillow has a high loft and low loft which lets you choose the most comfortable sleeping position. Unlike some other cooling pillows, it does not come with a strong chemical smell straight out of the box. While it prevents you getting hot during the night, it doesn’t actually have an overly cooling affect like other cooling pillows have so whether it is suitable for you depends on how cold you want the pillow to get.
Gel’O Cool Pillow Mat
This is a large-sized mat that sits on your pillow, absorbing heat from your body to leave you feeling cool. It’s soft and conforms to the body, allowing your pillow to give you the support you need. While you can refridgerate it for extra coldness, it works great all on its own without preparation. However, if you are a restless sleeper, you may find it difficult to keep it in place. Adding some Velcro to prevent slipping may fix this.
Sleep Better Iso-Cool Memory Foam Pillow
Unlike other memory foam pillows, this one does not feel too firm in the beginning. It’s just supportive, extremely comfortable, and doesn’t end up getting too soft during the night. The beads in the pillow adjust to your body’s change temperature, absorbing heat when you are too warm and releasing heat when you are too cold. It is quite a firm pillow though and may not be as comfortable for those who like really soft pillows.
Cooling pillows work in different ways, whether they are a mat that sits on top of your existing pillow or are built into memory foam. Depending on your needs, we hope this list has helped you decide on the perfect cooling pillow for you.