Mook tests the $160 Purple Harmony pillow | Follow along


Mook

El Presidente
Admin
Joined
May 23, 2007
Messages
174,005
Reaction score
14,441
Location
Elgin

So as most of you know, I sleep for shit. 3-4 hours of actual sleep is my average. Luckily, its gotten a bit better because of certain non prescription drugs but I still need to work my way up to 6-8 hours. Every pillow I've tried has sucked. Or they start out marginal and go downhill fast. Some of that is because of my left arm from a previous car accident and it gets uncomfortable throughout the night. But a large majority of my sleep issues most definitely stems from poor choice in pillows.

About 2 weeks ago, I spent a few hours going down the pillow rabbit hole...reading reviews, watching videos, the usual things someone does when they're laying in bed staring at their phone when they should be sleeping. After spending yet ANOTHER night of reading, I settled on the Purple Harmony Pillow. You guys might be familiar with their mattresses, which typically carry high marks as well. Purple describes this as THE perfect pillow, and I'm going to update you guys every day on whether or not they deliver.

I'm typically a back and side sleeper, with time on my stomach sprinkled throughout, mostly when I'm half awake. Purple and reviews all say this pillow is perfect for back and side. I should mention, I bought the "regular" size rather than the "tall" size. Purple says this about the two sizes:

The Purple Harmony Pillow comes in two heights so you can choose the pillow that best fits your needs and preferences.
The regular Purple Harmony Pillow 6.5” is favored by back sleepers, side sleepers with smaller frames, and stomach sleepers.
The Purple Harmony Pillow Tall is favored by side sleepers with average to larger frames and anyone who generally prefers a taller pillow.
So lets start with an hour ago. I got an email from UPS saying my package was delivered at my door. There was no package. Knowing exactly what happened, I walked behind my house and grabbed my box off the driveway these morons will randomly deliver to...apparently living here 6 years is still too confusing for them.

The box arrives fairly non discrete, except for the word PURPLE in the corner.



Everything is packaged nicely, pillow is in a sealed bag, no risk of COVID attacking me.



This is what the pillow looks like chilling on the bed. Exciting.



This is what it looks like inside the cover. Its very stretchy and feels gel like. Its basically Purple's hex design in a cover. Purple claims this cover will keep you cool at night (I've heard that before) and will adjust to your head and neck as you move throughout the night.






I laid on it real quick to test but not long enough to make any real first impressions. I wanted to go in tonight mostly blind. On my back and side, I was encouraged, however. The real test will come around midnight tonight.

The plan is to bump this thread each morning and tell you guys how I slept. I don't expect much out of the first few nights, as my body will need to adjust to something new, but I'm hoping to have real results by day 5 or so. This pillow comes with a 100 day trial but I'm hoping to know whether its worth it or not long before then. Stay tuned.

 

Jeffs FRC

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 10, 2006
Messages
3,546
Reaction score
1,168
Location
Carpentersville
I got a Mypillow for Xmas and it’s been pretty good. I’m pretty rough with pillows for some reason...
 

Ryan02Stang

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 19, 2004
Messages
12,607
Reaction score
5,810
Location
Mount Prospect
We got 2 of these pillows for "free" when we bought outlr Purple mattress. My wife loves the pillow, but I didn't like it. My complaint though was that it wasn't tall enough so maybe I need to try the tall version....I didn't know there was a tall one.

Crazy how heavy those pillows are though! Has to be at least 10 pounds.
 
OP
Mook

Mook

El Presidente
Admin
Joined
May 23, 2007
Messages
174,005
Reaction score
14,441
Location
Elgin
We got 2 of these pillows for "free" when we bought outlr Purple mattress. My wife loves the pillow, but I didn't like it. My complaint though was that it wasn't tall enough so maybe I need to try the tall version....I didn't know there was a tall one.

Crazy how heavy those pillows are though! Has to be at least 10 pounds.
Having met you in person, I think you'd definitely need the tall.

And ya, they definitely feel very premium.
 

SleeperLS

Desert Racer
Donating Member
Joined
Oct 19, 2008
Messages
11,954
Reaction score
1,156
Location
West of the Mississippi
Very interested in your thoughts on this pillow. I also have yet to find a good pillow I enjoy. I usually mash together 2 or 3 flat ones to make me comfortable.
 

Turbocharged400sbc

Welllllllllll ya knowwwwwww.....
Joined
Jun 16, 2007
Messages
26,614
Reaction score
148
Location
hangover park IL
So as most of you know, I sleep for shit. 3-4 hours of actual sleep is my average. Luckily, its gotten a bit better because of certain non prescription drugs
praytell mook partaketh, mary of the janes?

my best pillow ever was a giant bag of giant marshmallows in boyscouts
 
OP
Mook

Mook

El Presidente
Admin
Joined
May 23, 2007
Messages
174,005
Reaction score
14,441
Location
Elgin
praytell mook partaketh, mary of the janes?

my best pillow ever was a giant bag of giant marshmallows in boyscouts
Delta 8. Give it a Google. It's helped me sleep a decent amount. Still experimenting with how hard to it the pen before bed tho.
 

Ryan02Stang

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 19, 2004
Messages
12,607
Reaction score
5,810
Location
Mount Prospect
Ryan02Stang Ryan02Stang how do you like the mattress? And which version mattress did you buy?
X3 I’ve been checking these out as it’s time to replace my almost 10 year old bed
We got the "Purple Mattress" not one of the Hybrid ones. We've been very happy with it. It is firm, but the initial layer is that "purple grid" and very comfortable. My wife was having minor stiff back issues, and I was having minor stiff neck issues...neither serious at all, just would be randomly sore sometimes. Neither of us has experienced it whatsoever since we went to a Purple mattress last year. Has been very comfortable, and I have noticed I definitely feel cooler/chillier sleeping with this mattress (which I like).

This said, my wife and I aren't mattress snobs, so its not like we have tried a million mattresses and this was finally the perfect one. But we have been really happy with the purchase and plan on sticking with them going forward. Link below to the one we got.

 

Jeffs FRC

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 10, 2006
Messages
3,546
Reaction score
1,168
Location
Carpentersville
Anyone know i
We got the "Purple Mattress" not one of the Hybrid ones. We've been very happy with it. It is firm, but the initial layer is that "purple grid" and very comfortable. My wife was having minor stiff back issues, and I was having minor stiff neck issues...neither serious at all, just would be randomly sore sometimes. Neither of us has experienced it whatsoever since we went to a Purple mattress last year. Has been very comfortable, and I have noticed I definitely feel cooler/chillier sleeping with this mattress (which I like).

This said, my wife and I aren't mattress snobs, so its not like we have tried a million mattresses and this was finally the perfect one. But we have been really happy with the purchase and plan on sticking with them going forward. Link below to the one we got.

So did you just order this without even checking it out? Are there Purple stores? I’m kinda nervous about ordering a mattress that I can’t check out in person.
 

Ryan02Stang

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 19, 2004
Messages
12,607
Reaction score
5,810
Location
Mount Prospect
Anyone know i

So did you just order this without even checking it out? Are there Purple stores? I’m kinda nervous about ordering a mattress that I can’t check out in person.
I just ordered it. Figured with their return policy we'd just send it back if we didn't like it.

I don't know of any purple stores....
 
OP
Mook

Mook

El Presidente
Admin
Joined
May 23, 2007
Messages
174,005
Reaction score
14,441
Location
Elgin
Purple is online only as far as I know. But with their return policy, basically no risk.
 

nytebyte

Not Politically Correct
Joined
Mar 2, 2004
Messages
9,120
Reaction score
2,223
Also waiting to hear the results.
I must have tried a dozen pillows over the past 10 years, including the Mypillow which gave me neck pain.
I'm using a Casper now which is just OK.
 

IDAFC21

WOW.
Super Moderator
Donating Member
Joined
May 23, 2007
Messages
41,544
Reaction score
1,436
Location
Avondale, AZ
goddamn $160. I need new pillows again. Been on the search as well. But if this thing is a majestic super pillow....
 

Rebel

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 15, 2008
Messages
2,715
Reaction score
126
Location
Truckee, CA
Ryan02Stang Ryan02Stang how do you like the mattress? And which version mattress did you buy?
X3 I’ve been checking these out as it’s time to replace my almost 10 year old bed
Anyone know i

So did you just order this without even checking it out? Are there Purple stores? I’m kinda nervous about ordering a mattress that I can’t check out in person.
I purchased a purple3 two years ago. I absolutely love it. Tried like 10 different mattresses, and I settle on this one. I have a bunch of bamboo pillows but I think they're wearing out so I might look into a purple pillow. I purchased mine from mattressfirm. Tried them all back to back. I also went to a sleep number store and tried those as well as the tempurpedic ones. I got a free adjustable base with mine, some sheets, and a two purple seat cushions but going back I would have maybe skipped the frame and got some fancy pillows. I don't use it as much as I thought I would. It sleeps pretty cold overall. I have a thing about texture and love the feeling of the hexagon pattern on my toes.
 

CMNTMXR57

GM & Holden Nutswinger
Joined
Sep 12, 2008
Messages
12,868
Reaction score
2,118
Location
Elgin
Also in for results. I'm a side sleeper, tossing from side to side but as I get more "life experienced," I think this is causing my shoulder and neck pains.
 

IDAFC21

WOW.
Super Moderator
Donating Member
Joined
May 23, 2007
Messages
41,544
Reaction score
1,436
Location
Avondale, AZ
Im completely a side sleeper. And a tosser. (yeah i said it.) Whenever I wake up during the night, I've gotta switch over to my other side or else I cant fall back asleep. And if i try and sleep on my back, my throat tends to collapse in on itself and I start snoring like crazy :LOL: But if my pillows arent up to the task, my shoulders definitely start feeling it, which Ive been feeling lately, so its definitely time for some replacements.
 

Create an account or login to comment

You must be a member in order to leave a comment

Create account

Create an account on our community. It's easy!

Log in

Already have an account? Log in here.

Top Bottom