Comparison of Two Rival
Shredded Memory Foam
Body Pillows

The Snuggle-Pedic Shredded Memory Foam Body Pillow and  is ranked #1 five of the six websites cited in Top-Rated Body Pillows: Amazon, Sleep Like the Dead, and New Better Health. Coop Home Goods Total Body Pillow is listed on only three of them, and has fewer than 1,000 verified reviews on Amazon. These two manufacturers also have the two top-rated head pillows listed on Amazon with over 1,000 customer memory foam pillow reviews.


Coop Home Goods Total Body Pillow

Coop Home Goods Total Body Pillow
↓ Snuggle-Pedic Shredded Memory Foam Body Pillow

Snuggle-Pedic Body Pillow


Both Snuggle-Pedic (S-P) and Coop Home Goods (CHG) are located in the Los Angeles, California, metropolitan area, and both make their products in the United States. The Coop is “made right here in the USA to our specifications,” which may mean the manufacturing is contracted out. The Snuggle-Pedic is made in the factory owned and operated by its parent company, Relief-Mart.

Body Pillows

Body pillows are long pillows designed to support most or all of a sleeper’s body. They come in any of five basic shapes: I, C, J, U, and O. Both the CHG and S-P body pillows are I-shaped, averaging 54” x 20” x 7” (dimensions vary with adjustments). Most side sleepers hug the body pillow, with their heads on one end and the other end between their legs.

Body Pillow Shapes

What’s Inside

Both the Coop Home Goods and Snuggle-Pedic body pillows are filled with shredded memory foam. This form of foam has the advantage of being easily adjustable. The contour of the pillow can be customized by moving the filling in a closed pillow. The memory foam in the CHG pillow is finely shredded to a fluff, while that in the S-P is extremely small pieces. Reviewers note that the CHG is initially firmer – too firm for some – and the foam a little harder to re-shape than the shredded memory foam in the S-P.

When the pillow is opened, the volume of the foam can be adjusted. In the case of the Snuggle-Pedic, the type of memory foam (balance of regular and Biogreen) can be customized for free by the company within the trial period.

Another advantage of shredded foam over foam blocks is increased airflow. This is especially important for memory foam, since it needs more airflow to counter its tendency to build up heat.

CertiPUR-US seal Biogreen logo UL logo GreenGuard Gold seal

The memory foam in the Coop Home Goods Total Body Pillow and the regular memory foam in the Body Pillow by Snuggle-Pedic are certified by CertiPUR-US as free from harmful chemicals and heavy metals, as well as having emissions of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) less than 00.50 mg/m3. The VOCs emissions of the Biogreen in the blended shredded memory foam of the Snuggle-Pedic Body Pillow has been tested by UL to be only 00.039 mg/m3, which is 1/13 the CertiPUR-US standard and less than 1/5 the stricter GreenGuard Gold standard of 00.22 mg/m3.

What’s Outside

Both the Coop HG and Snuggle-Pedic body pillows boast covers featuring bamboo-derived rayon in a blend with polyester. The ratio varies slightly: 42% bamboo rayon, 56.4% polyester, 0.6% lycra for S-P; 40% bamboo rayon, 60% polyester for CHG.

The S-P KoolFlow cover is a thick knit with micro-vents for increased airflow. Lycra enhances the elasticity of the fabric.

The CHG cover is knit, but does not appear to be as thick as the S-P. It is zippered so the user can add or take out foam to adjust the loft and firmness of the pillow. Inside of this is a tightly-knit 100% polyester liner, also zippered. Both are promoted as breathable.

Warnings against Counterfeits

Top-rated products with high sales volumes are attractive targets for counterfeiters. The Amazon listings of both of these top-rated body pillows have notices to only buy these pillows from their own retail agents – Relief-Mart for the Snuggle-Pedic model, and Marlowe’s Merchantile for Coop Home Goods.

Price

Both of these body pillows sell for $69.99.

Sleep Trial

The Coop Home Goods Total Body Pillow has a 30-day sleep trial period, with a full refund if returned. Snuggle-Pedic has a 90-day sleep trial for its body pillow. During this time, the pillow can be exchanged or customized at no charge. Customization includes both the amount of foam and the balance of the blend.

Warranty

Relief-Mart covers their Snuggle-Pedic Body Pillow with a 20-year warranty. The warranty on the Coop Home Goods Total Body Pillow is only for 5 years.

Evaluation

The body pillows by Coop Home Goods and Snuggle-Pedic are essentially equivalent, as shown in the chart below. Considering their ratings, these are the two best memory foam pillows today (the other two are from the same companies). Here is where they differ: :

  1. Texture of the shredded memory foam (extra fine vs. fine)
  2. Composition of the shredded memory foam (regular only vs. two kinds)
  3. Snuggle-Pedic will customize the blend of memory foam for the customer
  4. Amount of free additional foam (< 50% vs, > 50%)
  5. Design of the cover: the KoolFlow is more breathable
  6. Percentage of bamboo rayon in cover (40% vs. 43%)
  7. Length of sleep trial (30 vs, 90 days)
  8. Length of warranty (5 vs. 20 years)

It is hard to say what accounts for the higher average Amazon customer review rating and the higher level of owner satisfaction on Sleep Like the Dead for the body pillow by Snuggle-Pedic over that by Coop Home Goods, especially with such a small margin between the two models. The warranty and the sleep trial could account for greater sales, but final satisfaction has more to do with comfort. It may be the Kool-Flow design of the cover, keeping the memory foam cooler. Or it could be the texture or composition of the shredded memory foam.

Comparison of Body Pillows by Coop Home Goods and Snuggle-Pedic

Feature Coop Home Goods Snuggle-Pedic
Adjustability

Yes, by user:
zippered to adjust loft by adding or removing foam

Yes, by re-shaping foam
Exchange or have S-P adjust amount or blend of foam
Memory Foam type

Shredded MF

Shredded MF:
regular + Biogreen

Source of Foam

New foam shredded for pillows

Trimmings from mattresses (new foam) shredded for pillows

Certification

CertiPUR-US

CertiPUR-US, Biogreen UL tested as exceeding GreenGuard Gold standard

Additional foam for free

Less than ½

Over ½

Cover Materials

40% bamboo rayon
60% Polyester –
100% polyester liner

43% bamboo rayon
56.4% polyester
0.6% lycra

Cover features

Zippered cover and liner

Thick, micro-vents

Place of Manufacture

USA

USA

Sleep Trial/Return Period

30-days

90-days

Warranty

5-years

20-years

Average Amazon customer rating (# rev.) as of 9/8/17  4.5 (972) 4.7 (2,885)
Owner satisfaction as discovered by Sleep Like the Dead

92%

94%