First off, I'm a side sleeper. I typically sleep with one firm pillow and a second pillow below to prop the head up a little. The second pillow is either an older firm pillow or a soft one. I don't take replacing my main pillow lightly but I replaced the top pillow with the GhostBed one. Night one, I fell asleep immediately with the new pillow. No adjustment time at all.
Since the first night, there haven't been any issues. The memory foam definitely feels different than your typical pillow but it hasn't affected my sleeping at all. It also feels cooler than a regular pillow thanks to the memory gel.
I didn't notice any difference with the smell of the pillow but my son commented about it. Some people claim it has a lavender scent. I certainly didn't notice that either. Whether the pillow has an added scent or not it hasn't affected my sleeping either.
The pillow ships direct to you in a big box. Unlike the mattress which is shrink-wrapped and squeezed into a box smaller than the whole size, the pillow is left with all the air inside.
The pillow costs $85 each. If you sign up for the GhostBed mailing list, you might catch an occasional 2-for-1 deal. If you're concerned about purchasing a pillow online without even feeling it, you do get a 101-night sleep trial with it where you can return no questioned asked if you don't like. You also get a five year warranty.
Overall, a very comfortable pillow where I've never looked back to switch to my original one.
And, now on to the giveaway. GhostBed sent me two pillows and I'm giving away the second one. Because of that, I need to limit this to continental US residents only due to the shipping costs that I'll be picking up myself. You have through 10/24/16 at 11:59pm EDT to enter. You must be 18+ to enter, and void where prohibited. Good luck.
Disclosure: I received the above mentioned product for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received. All opinions stated are my own and may differ from yours. See my disclosure policy for more information. Java John Z's is responsible for sponsor prize shipment.