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I Tried it!: Pillow Cube

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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Stony Brook chapter.

Pillow Cube
I love pillows. Wait, scratch that. I love being comfortable, and it’s hard not to argue that pillows are one of the most important things when it comes to being comfortable in bed. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone to stores like Target and grabbed different types of pillows, including memory foam, over…and over… and over. A few months ago my dad finally asked ‘Why do you keep buying pillows’ and the answer was simple “They keep going flat and it’s uncomfortable.”
We all know that a good night’s sleep helps us function/stay awake better in class to help you make sure you don’t almost miss a final because you accidentally wrote down the wrong day…don’t ask… let’s just say it was the one semester I was thankful for group work.
In any case, I kept looking for a pillow that would support my neck as I often sleep on my side otherwise I’d try to fluff my pillow and fold it in specific ways for more support, layer them and, well, you get it.
I’m sure many of you are in the same position- no pun intended.
It didn’t always work that well. I ended up having my head and neck propped too high on an angle or too low. I’ve even tried using the belly of my teddy bears.
So I started looking for other alternatives. I came across Pillow Cube. Now, initially, I was skeptical that a cube is going to not only help me sleep better but support my neck and head better than other pillows I have tried. For reference, I typically get pillows from Target that range from $5-25.

I actually spent 2 hours on my side, awake, watching a movie, I mean doing school work, to test it out and this is what I found out:
It was firm but soft. When I say firm, I mean it isn’t something that easily flattens. If you press your finger down on a typical pillow, there is a fairly wide ripple effect in a regular pillow. My store-bought pillows’ ripple effect was about 4 to 4 inches.

When I pressed down on a Pillow Cube pillow, it didn’t flatten as easily as my other pillow and the surface area that is affected around my finger was less than an inch.

The second thing I noticed when I first laid down and put my head on the Pillow Cube was that my head didn’t sink. It seemed to stay in line with the rest of my body. I literally said “Ooo” which, yes, garnered an odd look, but hey I was comfortable. My head and neck were supported throughout.
This was a stark difference to my regular pillows, where my head would just sink downward. But this is exactly what Pillow Cube is supposed to do.
The company describes it as a “bed for your head” as it is supposed to keep your neck aligned with the rest of your body.
Pillow Cube also regulates temperature. I did notice that to be true as well. I didn’t have to flip the pillow over to find a cool spot.

What is the Pillow Cube?
It comprises supportive high-response fiscal elastic memory foam containing a bamboo charcoal viscoelastic foam core. I have tried memory foam before and I will say this pillow is more supportive/firmer than any memory foam pillow I’ve tried in the past. It is designed to sit the space between your shoulder and neck when you lie down. They have three different sizes:
The Pillow Cube comes in 4″, 5″ or 6.” They list height as a typical indication of what pillow to choose. However, they have a tutorial on YouTube where you lay down on your mattress and stack books until your neck is aligned with your head.
The Kickstarter brand built on top of their original pillow and released the Side Cube Deluxe. The Side Cube Deluxe contains “Premium Memory Foam infused with Cooling Beads (for deeper sleep & more support), Cool Coat painted across the top (adding an icy touch of coolness), Ventilation Holes (extra cooling, less ear pressure) and Advanced Antimicrobial Properties,” (PillowCube)

The covering of the pillow is extremely soft, softer than most cotton I’ve felt. You also now have the option of purchasing a silk pillowcase. I have silk pillowcases from some Prestige companies and Pillow Cube’s Silk pillowcase is on par and is, to me, a very high standard silk pillowcase. For those of you who don’t know what a silk pillowcase does, it can help prevent friction on your hair. Friction can lead to hair issues, such as frizzy hair and split ends. Silk pillowcases are also good for the skin according to Good Housekeeping, “Traditional pillowcases can cause skin
creases (which may cause wrinkles over time).”

They also have a travel cube called Travel Cube that can be compressed. The brand just released a pillow for stomach sleepers. If you have an issue with warm pillows Pillow Cube has cooling pillows such as Ice Cube and Ice Cube deluxe. If you decide you don’t like the pillow you can return or exchange the pillow within 60 days.

The brand has recently branched out to include other types of bed-related items including mattresses, sheets, comforters, supplements, and a cooling mattress protector that fits the dorm’s XL beds.

If you’re a side sleeper, I highly recommend Pillow Cube as it really did make a difference for me.

Sweet Dreams!

I love writing about beauty, entertainment, fashion and accessories and more. I love musicals, singing, movies and all things beauty including hair! I've acted in movies, sung opera and won pageants. I also write fiction and many of my stories have been featured in anthologies.