Review: Sleep Number® AirFit Adjustable Pillow with CoolFit Foam

My husband travels a lot, and as often as he can, he brings his pillow with him. I tease him about it sometimes, mostly because I have never understood needing a particular pillow so much that I can’t sleep well without it. That was, until I was sent the Sleep Number® AirFit Adjustable Pillow with CoolFit Foam for review.

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I have fallen in love with this pillow.

And trust me, this is a bit of a surprise to me. I’ve always been skeptical about how much a pillow could really affect a night’s sleep. But the improvement in my quality of sleep since getting the AirFit Adjustable Pillow with CoolFit Foam is profound. I am a total believer.

About the Sleep Number® AirFit Adjustable Pillow with CoolFit Foam:

  • This pillow adjusts to your head and neck for a personalized sleep experience.
  • Control your own comfort with this adjustable pillow.
  • Changes with you as your sleep needs change.
  • Gel-infused memory foam for a cooler, more comfortable sleeping temperature.

Straight out of the box, I was struck by two things: this pillow is heavy, and it smells pretty horrible. There is actually an insert included in the packaging which explains that the smell is not toxic, but is typical in the manufacturing of this pillow, and will go away. There are suggestions for washing the cover and airing out the pillow. Although the odor was strong, I confess that the second I put my head down on it (which was right away), I didn’t want to sleep without it while waiting for the smell to go away. So, I just dealt with it (and honestly, after a night or two I didn’t notice it at all).

I have had no problems with adjusting it to my head and neck. The recommendations are to leave the valve open for the first night so it can naturally adjust to your needs. After that first night, I closed the valve and it’s been perfect ever since. For me, there has been just enough firmness and just enough give, and it’s been completely comfortable.

The pillow comes with a soft cover, and I’ve actually enjoyed the feel of it so much I haven’t put a pillow case over it. I like that the cover can be easily removed and washed.

The CoolFit Foam does indeed keep the pillow feeling cool, which has been wonderful, considering we live in the Houston area. Even with our A/C running, our room can get very muggy, and a warm pillow is not conducive to a great night’s sleep (which I know all too well from experience).

I find that the firm structure of the pillow elevates my whole sleeping posture and puts me more in-line, and I have discovered that my neck and shoulders are far less stressed in the morning than they used to be. I’ve also discovered that I am sleeping more solidly through the night, which – to be perfectly honest – I did not expect. Remember, I said I was skeptical!

I’ve been surprised by my own protectiveness over this pillow, too. When my son watches movies in my room, I make him use another pillow, and even when I’m sitting in bed reading, I use other pillows to prop myself up. This momma’s Sleep Number® AirFit Adjustable Pillow with CoolFit Foam is reserved just for me, and just for my very cherished sleep.

If you’re looking for a way to improve your sleep, I recommend checking out the Sleep Number® website for all of their current deals and promotions, as well as the Sleep Number® Facebook page for special Facebook-only offers.

Because everyone deserves a good night’s sleep!

*Disclosure: I received a free Sleep Number® AirFit Adjustable Pillow to review from Select Comfort / Sleep Number for this post. No other compensation was received. All opinions expressed are honest and my own. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some napping to do.