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The tagline of the GhostPillow is that it’s ‘built for supernatural comfort’.
That’s just about spooky enough to spark our attention!
GhostPillow are the new kids on the block when it comes to high quality, memory foam pillows, employing a team of sleep scientists to create an intelligent product that adapts to keep you cool and comfortable, while also providing a high level of support for your head and neck.
While GhostPillow might be marginally more expensive than other pillows on the market, it’s undeniably a sound investment into your bodily health and sleep comfort.
Let’s get right into it so you can see if it’s the best pillow for your needs…
GhostPillow: The Details
- Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 15.8 x 5.5 inches (Queen size)
- Item Weight: 2.9 pounds (ships at 7.3 pounds)
- Cover: Cotton performance fabric, moisture wicking, embroidered, machine washable
- Materials: Gel memory foam
- Warranty: 5 year limited
Comfort vs Support
With most pillows, you generally have to compromise between comfort — soft, plushy down — or support — harder and more unyielding memory foam. This can mean that the quality of your sleep will be compromised.
The GhostPillow memory foam pillow, however, is the best of both worlds: soft and plush with enough support to perfectly cradle your head and neck while keeping your spine in alignment throughout the night.
With pure down pillows, the plushest pillows available, while you may have the softest comfort, you’re likely missing out on much needed support. This could lead to back pain, neck pain and crippling headaches.
On the other hand, many memory foam pillows feel almost clinical with their hardness and chemical odor, even if you are getting the health benefits of an aligned spine and neck.
GhostPillow is the perfect halfway point that delivers wholly on both comfort and support, and has gone down a storm with people suffering from back pain and spinal injuries.
As sleepers who have more often than not woken up with a stiff neck after a night on an unsuitable pillow, we wholeheartedly recommend the GhostPillow for people who need a little more by way of comfort and support than most people.
The real star of the GhostPillow show, however, is the incredible cooling technology.
The gel memory foam is aerated and benefits from patent-pending phase change technology — monitoring your temperature, absorbing and dissipating heat — and thermos sensitivity technology, which senses this heat and works to adjust itself back to cool.
While most memory foam pillows that claim to be cooling see their effects wear off as the night goes on, the GhostPillow memory foam pillow promises a continuous air flow and a cool burst as soon as your head hits the pillow.
It stays cool all night long — no matter what the temperature is outside — so you’ve always got that amazing ‘cool side of the pillow’ feeling against your head and neck.
Performance Fabric Cover
Another feature we want to draw attention to is the cover. With most pillows, the cover seems like an afterthought — but not so with the GhostPillow.
It’s made of performance fabric — that’s right, the stuff that’s used in sportswear clothing. This ensures that any sweat and moisture accumulated during the night is immediately wicked away — no more damp patches!
This feature works well with the cooling technology to make sure that the pillow stays cool to the touch all night long.
The GhostPillow memory foam pillow has a huge number of high-spec features to justify its reasonably high price tag.
- Thermos Sensitivity technology: It has immediate coolburst airflow technology that cools the pillow immediately and throughout the night — you’ll feel that cool blast as soon as you lay your head down
- Ergonomically engineered: It’s the perfect compromise between comfortable and supportive, plush and robust
- Phase Change technology: Monitors your temperature throughout the night, redistributing heat and dissipating any excess hot spots
Take a look at this somewhat bizarre promotional video, presented by what looks like a stereotypically Germanic scientist, on how the GhostPillow works:
In addition to the above, the GhostPillow also benefits from the following…
It’s Supremely Comfortable
The number one thing to consider before buying a pillow is how comfortable it is.
Now, obviously, comfort levels vary hugely from person to person, but we feel pretty confident that the majority of sleepers will be in sleepytime bliss with the GhostPillow.
As we’ve already mentioned, it’s been expertly engineered to hit the exact right note between soft and firm — plush to the touch, but robustly supportive.
Unless you prefer an extreme of soft or firm in your memory foam pillows, we think you’ll be more than happy with this. And will probably fall asleep quicker than you ever have before…
Great for Back, Neck and Shoulder Pain
Another plus to come from the ergonomic engineering of the GhostPillow is the fact that it’s been perfectly calibrated to adjust to the shape and yield of your neck and head, ensuring that you remain in good spinal alignment throughout the night.
That means no waking up with a stiff neck or sore shoulders after a night with your spine all out of whack.
It’s Cool All Night Long
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: one of the major pros to come from the GhostPillow is that it stays cool no matter what the temperature is like outside or even inside your bedroom.
That’s particularly impressive for memory foam, which is known for running hot through the night.
This pillow manages such a feat thanks to two things: the immediate coolburst airflow technology, that keeps air flowing round the pillow constantly, and the phase change technology.
The latter monitors your temperature all night long, adjusting its own temperature — by redistributing heat and killing hot spots — in line with your own.
Plus the performance fabric cover wicks away any pesky moisture immediately.
So, how does this immediate cooling technology actually work?
According to Entrepreneur magazine, microcapsules within the ‘phase change layer’ will turn into liquid when it hits a certain temperature. This liquid will then work to absorb the heat emanating from your body, storing it away from your body.
This works the other way too: when the temperature drops on cold nights, the microcapsules will transform back into solids and will release that stored heat to help you warm right back up again.
Pretty cool stuff!
You can read more about the Ghost Pillow’s technical specs on their company website.
Cover is Washable
Another bonus for the GhostPillow’s cover is the fact that it’s easily removeable thanks to the zipper, and is washable too.
Fresh, Lavender Scent
One of our favorite features of the GhostPillow is that it always seems so fresh and new.
This is partly down to the lavender scent infusion — don’t worry, it’s very subtle and not overpowering in the slightest.
Not only does this keep things smelling good all night, but lavender is well known for its relaxation and sleep inducing properties. You’ll be having a wonderful night’s sleep in no time at all!
Just a little thing, but yet another detail that really pushes the GhostPillow into luxury territory, is the fact that it’s delivered in an attractive designer box.
Not only does it feel even more like a special purchase, but also it makes it the perfect gift.
While there’s a lot to love about the GhostPillow, there are a couple of drawbacks that you should be aware of before you buy.
We weren’t too bothered by this, but if you’re particularly fussy or have sensitive skin, it may be worth bearing in mind.
The brand name and logo is embroidered on the sleeping side of the GhostPillow — and it’s a pretty big logo.
If you are likely to be irritated by it, it’s probably worth buying an additional pillow case to be placed over the top. Of course, then you’re missing out on the moisture wicking quality of the performance fabric!
If only the company had embroidered their logo on the side instead…
It’s certainly not the most expensive pillow we’ve ever tested, but the GhostPillow is definitely up there at the top of the market in expensive pillows.
Is it worth it? We would say yes — particularly if you suffer from back/neck/shoulder pain and like to have a continually cool pillow — but obviously its high price tag will automatically exclude a lot of people from buying it.
Might Take Some Time to Adjust
We found that it took a few nights of sleep to really find the comfort in the GhostPillow. It takes some time to get used to the firm support and find what works for you.
This is especially true if you’re coming to this straight from a very soft, plush pillow — this will probably feel very firm in comparison!
But give it some time and we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
The company offers a 100-night trial when you buy through Amazon and we’d recommend that you take advantage of it (not that it should take you anywhere near that long to decide if it works for you or not!).
Overall, we highly recommend the GhostPillow. It’s the perfect blend of comfort and support, stays cool all night, and is a lifesaver for people who suffer from back, neck or shoulder pain.
Yes, it’s definitely expensive and it might take some time to get used to it, but we think the high price tag is justified by the excellent specs and the all-round comfort of the product.
Plus, if you buy through Amazon, you’ll get a 100-night trial. There’s nothing to lose!
Have you tried the Ghost Pillow yet?