Honeydew Sleep Pillow Review – Give Your Mellon a Rest

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Ben Trapskin

I have reviewed hundreds of mattresses, sheets, pillows, duvet inserts, comforters, sleep gadgets, and adjustable beds. My reviews are based on my personal experience and the feedback I get from customers.

Recently updated on June 25th, 2020 at 12:37 pm

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Honeydew Sleep is a family-owned, California based company that sells innovative pillows that are made with some of the best materials available. I first met the founders of Honeydew 3 years ago and they truly are a family-run enterprise. They have been working in the sleep space for over 30 years and Honeydew represents their response to customer demand for a quality pillow.

By working directly with customers and listening to their needs in a pillow, Honeydew Sleep has produced a solid lineup of pillows that should have near-universal appeal.

Overview of the Honeydew Scrumptious and Essence Pillows

Here’s a video overview of the two pillows and the differences between the two.

Your pillows arrive in a box with attractive packaging.

It includes instructions maintenance and how to get the most out of your pillow.

The pillow is vacuum-sealed and rolled to save space. It inflates quickly and is ready to use right away. You also get a couple of pillowcases that are made from a bamboo fiber for a silky and breathable feel.

honeydew box contents

These pillows come with a 60-day trial which means you get to test it out for about 2 months to see if it’s a good fit. If you don’t like it, it’s a free return. If you decide to keep it, you a covered by a 3-year warranty that covers any defects in materials or workmanship, not normal wear and tear.

How Much Do Honeydew Pillows Cost?

Currently, the Scrumptious pillow retails for $99 while the Essence pillow retails for $79.

Construction of the Honeydew Pillow

Here you can see what’s inside the pillow. This pillow is made from cut foam and polyester fibers. These materials are becoming more common in high-end pillows because that mix is so comfortable and customizable. If you want a thinner pillow, simply pull some out and store it in a Ziploc bag for later use.

Although these materials are common, it is clear that Honeydew is using premium foam and it is cut in a consistent diamond pattern in small pieces. This gives the pillow a consistent feel, no lumps, and better contouring.

My Honeydew Pillow Findings

People who have broad shoulders should go with the Scrumptious model over the Essence. Inside they use the same materials but the Scrumptious as a gusseted edge making it thicker while the Essence has a knife-edge design for people that want a lower profile.

Honeydew pillow comparison

Both pillows I received have a shoulder cut out which is ideal for side sleeping. Honeydew also makes a standard shaped pillow.

honeydew 4

Because of the unique design, you get custom shaped pillowcases that will curve towards the bottom. In a pinch you can always use a standard pillowcase, it really won’t take away from the feel.

honeydew pillowcase

Both the pillowcase and the pillow have zippers. Having a zipper on the pillowcase ensures that it won’t come loose from the pillow. The pillowcases you receive have a silky feel and are very breathable. You can choose the color below or white.

My Honeydew Recommendation

While there are pillows similar to Honeydew, I haven’t come across one that is this affordable. The side sleeper pillows I tried are truly unique and I strongly recommend them for dedicated side sleepers that may have neck or shoulder pain. Neck and shoulder pain are often indicative of a pillow not providing adequate support. Because the pillows are customizable, breathable, and affordable, they should be one of your first considerations. If you don’t like them you can always return them for a full refund within the trial period.

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