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Pillows? 10 Feb 2014 13:20 #46

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Hi osahar,

Ah pillows! What a wonderfully (annoying) search they can be!


I couldn't agree more :)


Thanks for sharing some of your thoughts and research and I hope you have the chance to let us know what you end up choosing and your feedback (from both of you) when you've had the chance to sleep on it as well.

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Pillows? 17 Feb 2014 08:24 #47

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Ok, so took the first plunge of the "new bed" journey. We ordered a pair of the BioSense 2™ Classic Pillow for All Sleepers . The "2" model comes with a 100% tencel fabric cover to cool it a bit more (we stopped at a Brookstone store on Sunday and tried out both models) plus it adds another natural ingredient, peppermint, to the odor control ingredients in the original version (green tea, charcoal, and seed oil).

If anyone is looking, the website lists a great sale on them right now. Buy 1, get one 50% off. The online cart doesn't do it correctly, but I called customer service and they honored that deal at the current sale price. So $69.99 and $34.99. Plus free shipping. Great deal, and I can't wait to be sleeping on the new pillows!

Now to decide if I should get a set of pillow protectors for them. I've never used one, and the idea of a waterproof version would probably be a good idea as long as it doesn't have that "crinkly" sound when you are laying on it. I found these ( White Mountain Textiles Stretch Knit Dust Mite & Bed Bug Pillow Covers from Phoenix's reference thread on mattress protectors. Anyone have one they'd recommend?

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Pillows? 17 Feb 2014 09:14 #48

Hi Osahar,

I had a bad experience with a good waterproof but breathable membrane pillow protector. In short, if using on a 'poofy' pillow, being one that compresses a bunch and then expands a bunch, the waterproof membrane significantly reduces the airflow, and significantly changes the behavior of the pillow. Basically, the pillow becomes slow to deflate, and even slower to inflate. I was trying on a down pillow - worst idea ever. I even tried not zippering it up, but that only slightly improved the situation.

It will certainly depend on the pillow.. But my experience with a down pillow and a waterproof membrane pillow protector was among my worst ideas ever ;)

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Pillows? 17 Feb 2014 09:27 #49

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Thanks for the input DN! I haven't seen much on people's experience with them. Maybe I'll try to find a water resistant cotton type of protector. Keep out the mites, etc., but still be breathable and keep most stuff off of the pillow.

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Pillows? 17 Feb 2014 16:37 #50

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Hi Osahar,

Like dn, I personally would also would tend to avoid the membrane type protectors with pillows (I like my pillows cooler and more breathable). I would tend towards a cotton dust mite protector if dust mites are a concern which can help absorb moisture (although I wouldn't call them water resistant as much as moisture absorbing) which along with the pillowcase would be as much as I would want to affect the "feel" of a pillow I liked.

The one you linked also has a waterproof/semi breathable membrane and is also a polyester fabric (not cotton).

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Pillows? 24 Feb 2014 07:58 #51

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Ok, the pillows arrived on Friday!

First chance to use them was last night. They are a little firm still at this point, the memory foam core needs to break in a little I think. The tencel cover is a nice feel, and does help a little with cooling. It didn't seem to be as warm as my previous dual-core feather/down pillow. I'm hoping as a little time passes that it softens up like the display model.

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Pillows? 30 Sep 2014 22:37 #52

So I currently have a tempurpedic traditional fill pillow that I like, but it isn't very durable and quite expensive. Its a memory foam filled pillow, so I was hoping there could be some suggestions to similar, but better quality pillows. It is shaped like a regular pillow, which I like because I'm not a fan of the curved pillows. I have it in soft, but that the middle softness for this pillow. Hope someone can point me in the right direction

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Pillows? 05 Dec 2014 06:19 #53

I thought I would report on the new shredded latex pillow I bought from Cozy Pure. It's the Pure Performance Pillow, which has a zipper so you can add/remove the latex to your liking. I liked the concept of shredded latex over a solid piece, as I am pretty fussy about pillow loft and wanted the ability to adjust as needed. I had tried some shredded latex pillows at a store and while I liked the concept, they seemed kind of lumpy/uneven to me, probably due to inconsistencies in the size if the latex pieces inside. Since the Cozy Pure pillow has evenly sized shredded latex "noodles," I took the risk that the unevenness would not be a problem.

The pillow arrived very fully stuffed. They certainly did not skimp on the fill. I removed quite a bit of it, and still ended up with a substantial pillow. So far, I am quite happy with it. It is supportive and firm in a good way, but also soft-- I know that sounds contradictory but I don't know how else to describe it. It lets me sink in, but is not mushy like down and some of the synthetic pillows I have used. I like the springiness and resilience of the latex. So far I believe this is the best pillow I have owned. It is not cheap, but I took advantage of the sale they are having now. I had not read much about this pillow before I bought it, so I wanted to add my thoughts here.

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Pillows? 05 Dec 2014 11:25 #54

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Hi sas95,

Thanks for the feedback about your Cozy Pure lanoodles pillow ... I appreciate it :).

I also happen to like their lanoodles pillows and sleep on one myself (although I don't have the customizable version) and I know that some of the other forum members that have purchased it like it very much as well.

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Pillows? 06 Dec 2014 19:02 #55

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I've been sleeping on one of those Pure Performance Pillows from Cozy Pure for several months now - close to a year - and it's my all time favorite pillow. I never thought I'd find anything I liked better than my well stuffed down pillow in a tencel cover, but it's been sadly neglected since getting the LaNoodle pillow. Actually, I liked it so much that I bought a 2nd one on sale because I was afraid something might happen to the first one I bought and I never want to be without one. I too had to remove some of the noodles from them to get them to my notion of "perfect" - which was fine with me since it meant I also ended up with a 3rd pillow using all the noodles I'd taken out of the other pillows.

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