I Slept on Purple's Harmony Pillow for Six Months — Here's How It Went

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September 14, 2020

We all need better sleep and more of it, especially during hectic holiday seasons and times of stress. A recent survey from Mattress Advisor found that 64 percent of responders get less than eight hours of sleep during the holidays. Of those people, 32 percent reported only getting three to five hours per night due to stressors like holiday pressure, family and travel — yikes! A comfortable environment is crucial for getting good sleep. While a good mattress is obviously important, if you already have one you love or are looking for more budget-friendly sleep aids for yourself or to gift, a quality pillow is the best place to start.

You may know the direct-to-consumer company for their mattresses, but Purple released a pillow last year they've dubbed "the best pillow ever invented," and I slept on it for several months to test it out.

As primarily a side sleeper, it seems like I'm always stacking multiple pillows to find just the right amount of incline and firmness to support my head and neck comfortably, which gets more and more difficult when basic $30 pillows lose their fluff and fall flat after several months. As soon as I laid my head down on the Purple Harmony Pillow, I could tell it wouldn't require constant fluffing night after night.

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What makes the Purple Harmony Pillow so unique is the 360º Grid™ Hex technology around a hypoallergenic Talalay Latex Core that gives it a firm-but-soft feel. No matter if I'm sleeping on my side, back or stomach, it always conforms to my neck and head to give support where I need it, but it always bounces back to its original shape every single time. The design is also very breathable and the cover wicks moisture, meaning I didn't have to continually flip over the pillow to the "cool" side. The pillow is also non-toxic, made in the U.S. and machine washable.

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While very comfortable, this pillow does have a few downsides. At 4.5 pounds, it's heavier than most pillows. The hexagon-shaped grid pattern is also fairly visible through a regular pillowcase and sometimes leaves an imprint on my face when I sleep on my side. Using an extra liner on top of the one the pillow comes in makes the grid pattern less visible, but it's still something to be aware of before purchasing.

Regularly priced at $159, it's not cheap for a pillow, but when you consider all of the cheaper pillows you won't need to replace when they fall flat or get worn out from constant fluffing, it's a worthwhile investment for something you use every single night. Purple offers free shipping, a 100-night trial, a one-year warranty and free returns just in case you don't love it. Right now, Purple is also offering 10 percent off when you purchase two pillows together.

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