SmartSilk Pillow Review

Posted on Oct 17 2013 - 9:16pm by Susan Bewley

Over the past few years, I have learned to really enjoy my sleep. As a teenager and college student, sleep seemed like one of those 'optional' things.  Who has time for sleep when there are so many fun video games and movies I could be watching? Now that I am an adult, I truly value my sleep. I have used memory foam pillows, traditional pillows, and even those odd body pillows trying to find that perfect pillow. Since I have been having issues sleeping, I brought my search online trying to find a new pillow. As I was browsing, I ran into SmartSilk, a silk-filled luxury bedding company that makes allergy friendly silk-filled pillows. Curious, I reached out to the company, who was happy to send two complimentary king size pillows to me for review purposes. As soon as they arrived, I couldn't wait to get started testing these pillows!

SmartSilk Pillow: What Are They

What makes SmartSilk pillows different from every other pillow on the market? Most companies create pillows that are designed to be thrown away every two to three years, leaving people to think they are getting a bargain for pillows. In the end, they spend hundreds of dollars every decade on nothing but pillows, leaving their wallet less full and their sleep less fulfilling. With SmartSilk, you are paying for a pillow that is designed to last and keep you sleeping peacefully throughout the night for a long time to come – each of their pillows comes with a full 10 year risk free warranty, giving you a comfortable pillow that is built to last, for under $100. As well, each pillow in their collection is certified asthma- and allergy-friendly, not only in the United States, but Canada as well, allowing you to sleep peacefully without having to worry about allergens, dust mites, or even pet dander!

As for the pillows themselves, you can expect only the best from SmartSilk. Each pillow first starts with SmartSilk's innovative polyester micro gel fiber filling, which is inside their silk-filled liner, giving you a super soft, cool surface that naturally adjust to your body temperature. The outer shell for the pillow is made from 100% cotton, , creating the perfect, breathable material pillow that is mold and mildew resistant, doesn't take in body odor, and is extremely easy to wash in your own washing machine and dryer. With SmartSilk, you are paying for a pillow that is perfect for just about every person!


SmartSilk Pillow: Comfort

When I first opened my SmartSilk pillow, I was a bit concerned because they looks so flat. Even after waiting for them to inflate from their vacuum sealed pack, I was a bit uncertain. They were just so much flatter than anything else I had used previously. In all honesty, I hated these pillows at first, since they were just so different from any other pillow I had tried. However, I kept trying them not just for the review, but because of something my husband said – he had heard me breathing hard in my sleep – I had a head cold at the time – and said that I was breathing much more easily in my sleep with these pillows.  It wasn't until the third night that I started to really prefer falling asleep on this pillow to my traditional memory foam pillow. It was flexible enough for me to put it in just about any position and was very cool due to the breathable fabric. I even noticed that I was no longer having blackheads on the side of my face where I slept, which was something I have never had happen in my life. Now, I can't sleep without this pillow. Memory foam just seems too high and firm for me, leaving me snuggling up to this pillow every night!

As for my husband, he seems to have a bit more mixed feelings about this pillow. While he likes the feel of the cover, and the coolness, he prefers a much firmer pillow. For this reason, the Smartsilk pillow wasn't a very good standalone pillow for him. What he did find that he loves, however, is combining this pillow with his preferred memory foam pillow. With this pillow on top, he has the best of both worlds, giving him a nice, cool pillow that feels absolutely amazing! So far, we both love our pillows and aren't sure how we slept so well without them!

Smartsilk pillow 2

SmartSilk Pillow: Overall

So far, I have to say I love my SmartSilk pillows. While it may have been a bumpy ride at first, they are so far my preferred pillows at night. Now I have issues sleeping on our memory foam pillows! Even though my husband thinks they aren't firm enough for him, he has combined it with his shaped foam pillow to create the 'perfect' pillow in his eyes. So far, based on our own experience, I can happily give these pillows an A rating. They are soft, comfy, and cool, making them a great option for anyone who is searching for the 'perfect pillow.'

SmartSilk Pillow: Where to Purchase

Want to purchase a set of these pillow for yourself? You can purchase a silk filled pillow and other amazing products at the SmartSilk website. Before purchasing, just make sure to check out their Twitter & Facebook accounts first to make sure they aren't running any amazing sales! If you have pets, also don't forget to check out their new PawsNSilk line!

Smartsilk pillow 3

Disclosure: Budget Earth did not receive compensation for this review but did receive free products from SmartSilk for review purposes. All opinions on this product are my own and may differ from our readers' opinions.

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Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

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  1. Doorsie October 17, 2013 at 9:46 pm - Reply

    Great review, thank you for alot of information I was wondering!! Like one, they DO look flat! That was my first thought.. do they support the head well? I've been in an auto accident & I think I would probably do it how your husband does… ontop my regular pillow. Mine are HORRIBLE!! I'm using two ontop each other now that are worn thin. I have tried everything over the years.. feather pillows being the last. I like very soft pillows, but high up. And COOLNESS!! I am forever waking up & turning my pillow around for that cool spot!! These sound absolutely AWESOME! I just got a gel wheelchair cushion & it is making a difference.. I never thought to look for gel pillows! Thank you for the chance, would be so wonderful if my number came up! Thank you for taking the time to write about it!

    • Susan Bewley October 17, 2013 at 10:45 pm - Reply

      The pillows are very nice but they are a bit on the flat side. I’ve noticed from some other blogger pictures that theres are a bit fuller than mine. I’m not sure if this is a flaw with the king size or just them fluffing them up more for the review. I like showing them how they are in my pictures. 🙂

  2. Kathy Stuit October 17, 2013 at 10:25 pm - Reply

    I want this pillow. They sound like it'd be a night in heaven sleeping on these!

  3. Jason October 17, 2013 at 11:01 pm - Reply

    It's nice that they stay cool, my memory foam can get very warm in the summer.  

    Do they work well for side sleepers?  The thinness seems like it might be a problem.

  4. alihaider October 18, 2013 at 4:35 am - Reply

    I love SmartSilk Pillows too much for thy're soft,comfy&cool.The pillows are really  perfect pillow in all counts &considerations. I'm wanted to purchase 3 (three)sets of these pillows ,1(one) set for myself&other 2 (two)sets,1(one) for the spouse&the rest for my alone son.

  5. Mer October 18, 2013 at 7:31 am - Reply

    This sounds super comfy. I prefer my pillows less firm, and I really like that they stay cool. Wish I'd had one this summer! I also like that they are machine washable.

  6. cheryla lister October 18, 2013 at 10:41 am - Reply

    I appreciate your very honest review.  I, too, would look at this pillow and think it was too flat to work for me.  I'm glad that after a bit of time you found it to be better than your old pillow.  I have yet to find a pillow that is perfect for me.  I love the sound of the cool touch this product has, but I might end up folding it in half to get the height that I "think" I need.

    • Susan Bewley October 18, 2013 at 11:05 am - Reply

      I ended up folding it in half long ways to get the fluffiness I needed. Its a great pillow, but does take some adjusting 🙂

  7. rebeka deleon October 18, 2013 at 11:30 am - Reply

    We need new pillows and these sound great. i like mine on the flatter side because i like my neck to be aligned with my back so this would be good for me. i sleep on my stomach.

  8. Barrie October 18, 2013 at 12:41 pm - Reply

    I need a great pillow to sleep. Every few months, I'm purchasing a cheap wal-mart pillow till my head leaves a depression and my neck starts hurting. This sounds like a potential solution! 

  9. Erin K. October 18, 2013 at 12:45 pm - Reply

    Love the review.  Lots of honesty.  I am looking for a new pillow as my neck is in constant pain.  However, this pillow does look a little too soft for me.    

  10. lisa October 18, 2013 at 2:07 pm - Reply

    A pillow does make a huge difference in the quality of sleep I have. I'm always tossing and turning trying to find a cool spot.

  11. Paula V October 18, 2013 at 2:41 pm - Reply

    This is very interesting how you didn't like yours at first.  Yes, them being so flat would be a concern of mine as I tend to buy cheap pillows and they flatten on me after several months.  I had a foam pillow for the support but it's not really comfy…your hubby may be onto something combining them both.

    • Susan Bewley October 18, 2013 at 7:21 pm - Reply

      It really is a brilliant idea! I find that memory foam seems to flatten after four months.

  12. Beth H. October 18, 2013 at 4:10 pm - Reply

    I found this content to be very helpful as I am currently looking for a new pillow. I don't want to just buy a pillow without knowing more about it. I have had my same pillows for quite sometime and need to replace them. I have neck and shoulder issues and maybe this is what is causing it. I too was skeptical about how flat it looks but with anything you must always try more than one time.

  13. Alisha October 18, 2013 at 4:36 pm - Reply

    I want it and i like it.

  14. Evelyn Chuter October 19, 2013 at 4:23 am - Reply

    I love that silk pillows are allergy friendly because I do have allergies. Also I love that they last so long with out losing there shape or comfort.  Awesome pillows!

  15. Holly Thomas October 19, 2013 at 10:14 am - Reply

    I would really love to try these, I am sick and tired of wasting my money on cheap pillows!!

  16. Helga October 19, 2013 at 10:29 am - Reply

    These look so comfy and cozy!  Plus they are ideal for me since I am very picky about pillows.

  17. Vesper October 19, 2013 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    I also have problems with my sleep – I don't know if it is because I am getting older or I have the wrong pillows. I like the idea that these are allergy free and made of natural products but they do seem expensive

  18. Christa Sloan October 19, 2013 at 2:51 pm - Reply

    I'd be interested in trying these pillows for sleeping or just leaning against. 

  19. barb October 19, 2013 at 3:00 pm - Reply

    Love the thought of the pillows staying cool. When you get to a "certain age" keeping cool while you sleep makes a huge difference in how well you sleep.  For both men and women!

  20. Pauline Milner October 19, 2013 at 4:18 pm - Reply

    I really like that they offer a ten year guarantee.  It is also good that the outer shell it cotton and is asthma and allergy friendly.  Cotton is a breathable product so the pillows should always be fresh.

  21. sharlene October 19, 2013 at 4:38 pm - Reply

    i like the fact that they help with allergies and they look so comfy.

  22. Sandy Cain October 19, 2013 at 9:53 pm - Reply

    "Soft, comfy and cool" – does it get any better than that?  I especially like the cool part, I get so hot when I sleep!   I also like that it's flexible and you can bunch into just the shape you want!  Sounds super to me!

  23. Terri S October 19, 2013 at 10:25 pm - Reply

    I like that it stays cool. I am constantly turning my pillow over in the night for the cool side. I also like a softer pillow as I am a stomach sleeper.

  24. Dawn Ganey October 20, 2013 at 2:56 am - Reply

    I love that they come with a 10 year warranty & are under $100.

  25. Nena Sinclair October 20, 2013 at 3:54 am - Reply

    Over the years, I've tried so many different pillows, without much luck! I rarely have a decent sleep, I have a hard time to get my neck, shoulders and head comfortable. I would love to try these SmartSilk Pillows! I love that there's no worry about allergens, dust mites, or even pet dander and that they're mold and mildew resistant, too!

  26. Kathy Stuit October 20, 2013 at 3:59 am - Reply

    Sleep is one of the things I treasure. Having that perfect pillow is a necessity for a good rest. I do buy  a new pillow every year or so and hate it. After reading your review I think I found that these pillows will be perfect! Cool to the touch, I so want this! So looks like I will be putting this on my Christmas list this year!

  27. Heather October 20, 2013 at 11:45 am - Reply

    I've got allergies and my asthma is often triggered at night.  I buy pillows I can wash a few times and then throw away because keeping them for long is torment!  I'd love to try these out.

  28. Danielle Sauers October 20, 2013 at 4:15 pm - Reply

    I'm like your husband, I usually prefer firmer pillows but I would be more than willing to give these a try.  I am currently using a memory pillow that I've had for about 6 months but it's starting to lose its shape.  This one sounds much better!

  29. laura motz October 20, 2013 at 5:09 pm - Reply

    A pillow that is cool at night! Nice! Would love to try these miht help with my allergies.

  30. Kyaw Sein October 20, 2013 at 5:56 pm - Reply

    I am a side sleeper, never sleep flat on my back. Will these pillow offer comfort for side sleeper. Would like to try it if I win it.

  31. Cindy Edson October 20, 2013 at 7:33 pm - Reply

    This would be a wonderful win. They look very comfy,,,


  32. Tammy Jackson October 20, 2013 at 9:12 pm - Reply

    I love that they stay cool! They look extremely soft and cozy! A good pillow is essential for a good night's sleep!

  33. krystal pena October 20, 2013 at 10:06 pm - Reply

    they looks so soft! and they also sound so comfy would love to get these thanks for sharing!

  34. Petra S October 21, 2013 at 1:35 am - Reply

    I love the fact that the pillows are hypo-allergenic and stay cool. I  have asthma and some allergies plus long hair. This pillow sounds perfect;  like it was made to order for me!

  35. Rose Reeder October 21, 2013 at 8:04 am - Reply

    If I had SmartSilk, I would have a  pillow that is designed to last and keep us sleeping peacefully throughout the night for a long time to come  and each of their pillows comes with a full 10 year risk free warranty, giving us a comfortable pillow that is built to last, for under $100. Also certified asthma- and allergy-friendly, without having to worry about allergens, dust mites, or even pet dander!

  36. md kennedy October 21, 2013 at 11:25 am - Reply

    I really love that the SmartSilk pillows are down-free (down is so cruel!).  As well, I would appreciate the coolness as I get terrible night sweats.

  37. tammy saylor October 21, 2013 at 2:39 pm - Reply

    Theses look like wonderful pillow. I need new one. The one I have now are flat and worn out.

  38. MPaula October 22, 2013 at 12:42 am - Reply

    I had no idea I was supposed to throw out my pillows every few years! I don't actually do that, although I do get new pillows. I have a big box full of old pillows that I no longer use! *sigh* I have 2 cats, one of whom will be 19 in March. Because she is fragile, she pretty much gets to do as she likes, including sleeping on one of the 2 pillows on my bed. These silk pillows would protect me from her dander and likely help my sinus congestion.

  39. eric rivera October 22, 2013 at 11:23 am - Reply

    god does that pillow look so comfty! i bet you had a ball reviewing this one! i use a temperpedic pillow and its not that great it sinks too much 

  40. Sunnymay October 22, 2013 at 3:02 pm - Reply

    The Smartsilk Pillow keeps your hairdo intact so you don't fight with your hair all night.  Nor do you wake up with the dreaded "bedhead" and have to spend time getting the wildness in your hair retamed.

  41. ikkinlala October 22, 2013 at 4:21 pm - Reply

    It sounds like they may be a bit flat for me, but I like your husband's idea. A cool surface is certainly appealing.

  42. Sandra Beeman October 22, 2013 at 6:16 pm - Reply

    This pillow sounds like the answer to my dreams. literally. I love a cool pillow and would very much like to not keep buying them each year. Sure hope I can get one.

  43. teresa daine null October 22, 2013 at 7:39 pm - Reply

    i have so wanted a good pillow for years.. i am 56 and i have been sleeping on the same pillow for 34 years.. of course i buy the zip lining to put it still know it is not healthy and so need a new good one!

  44. Waco Bayless October 23, 2013 at 12:15 am - Reply

    They do look a bit flat for my liking but, I would be willing to try one depending on their return policy.

  45. Tanya White October 23, 2013 at 10:39 am - Reply

    This is on my Christmas List this year, I really want it bad.

  46. crystal smith October 23, 2013 at 11:09 am - Reply

    I can totally relate- as an adult now sleep is way more important than it was a few years ago…and a quality pillow can really make a difference! I cant believe these come with a 10 year warranty- thats awesome.

  47. Jen L October 25, 2013 at 5:31 am - Reply

    I am happy to hear there are silk filled pillows.  I have just replaced my down duvet with summer weight silk and the difference is incredible to me.  I would love to trade in my pillows as well!

  48. Anita L October 27, 2013 at 6:35 am - Reply

    Thank you for this review on SmartSilk Pillows.  I believe that these pillows could really be beneficial to women of my age who are suffering from night sweats due to menopause.  It would also be nice to sleep better in general 🙂

  49. Todd October 27, 2013 at 4:05 pm - Reply

    Its hard enough to get a good nights sleep to begin with.  The battle starts with finding a mattress that you feel compfortable in.  But people forget that pillows are just as inportant as the mattress.  Being someone that has bad insomnia, pillows make the night just as a mattress!


  50. Sharon Haas October 27, 2013 at 4:54 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the review. While the pillows do appear to be flat, I look for pillows like that because I like my pillow folded in half when it's under my head. I can't give any go reason for doing that but it's how I sleep and I want a pillow that accomadates my wierdness. lol

  51. Karen Matlock October 27, 2013 at 5:53 pm - Reply

    This sounds like a pillow that couls work for me. I like that it's flatter than most because my memory foam pillow seems to hurt my neck. Nice review.

  52. Linda Snead Wheeler October 27, 2013 at 7:29 pm - Reply

    I love the idea of a silk-filled pillow. I'm always looking for great pillows to replace on a regular basis. I need allergen fighting, dust mite fighting pillows, and these would be so great for me!

  53. Debi H. October 29, 2013 at 12:55 pm - Reply

    I can't believe it adjusts to body temperature!!  Just what this perimenopausal woman needs!!

  54. Rachael Henzman October 29, 2013 at 3:19 pm - Reply

    These sound like great pillows!  I especially like that they last so long and don't take in body odor.

  55. Jana L. October 29, 2013 at 9:24 pm - Reply

    Awesome review, thank you for putting in so much details about the pillows so that I have an idea of what to expect from Smart Silk pillows. It sounds like this pillow would definitely help with my allergies as I suffer from it year round. The adjusting to body temperature sounds intriguing and different from other pillows out there. Wow, better than memory foam pillow? Now that is something that I want to compare! 

  56. Anne October 30, 2013 at 8:01 pm - Reply

    These pillows sound like they're exactly what I need. My dust mite allergy can trigger my asthma during the night, so they'd help with that, and they'd stay cool when I have a hot flash (yes, I'm at that age). Thanks for the review!

  57. Tara C October 31, 2013 at 11:35 am - Reply

    I love that these pillows have a 10 year warranty – most of my pillows are in horrible (flat) shape after a year! I do like my pillows more squishy than firm, so sounds like SmartSilk pillows would be perfect fit for me!

  58. Tammy Woodall October 31, 2013 at 12:02 pm - Reply

    I love that fact that SmarkSilk stands behind their pillows with a 10-year warranty – not just 2 or 3 years like other companies. I also like the fact that the SmartSilk pillow adjusts to your body temperature – which enhances a better night's sleep.

  59. Lily Kwan November 1, 2013 at 1:16 am - Reply

    These pillows look very nice. I'll definitely check them out!

  60. cassandra martz November 23, 2013 at 2:15 pm - Reply

    These sound so comfortable.

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