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Pillows? 03 May 2013 17:44 #31

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I bought latex pillows at Sears (and unfortunately returned) and our Bed Bath and Beyond also carries them.

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soft feeling pillows for side sleepers 04 May 2013 17:51 #32

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Please suggest the soft feeling pillows for side sleepers, pillows that don't mush up and lose their height.
Thanks

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soft feeling pillows for side sleepers 05 May 2013 00:58 #33

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Hi richardb,

Please suggest the soft feeling pillows for side sleepers, pillows that don't mush up and lose their height.
Thanks


I was doing some research on the internet the other day and came across a pillow with a few dozen reviews (I wish I'd saved the link) which more than most was a great example about how subjective firmness and softness really is. In reading the reviews there were just as many who said it was very firm as there were who said it was very soft and everything in between and each one was adamant that they were "right". In other words ... firmness and softness is very subjective and each person has a very different idea of what feels soft and firm. This is especially true with pillows which are such a personal item that outside of the basic needs (keeping your head and neck in alignment in all your sleeping positions) they are really a personal preference choice.

NOE: I found the page here .

I've switched your post to the pillow thread so you can read through it to get a sense of what type of material you may prefer from some of the resources and feedback listed in the thread but in the end your own personal experiences and testing are really the best way to choose a pillow because there is no way to know if someone else feels the same way you will feel about any pillow. In terms of materials and durability ... the same guidelines as mattress materials would apply and higher quality materials will be more durable and keep their original properties for longer.

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soft feeling pillows for side sleepers 05 May 2013 19:33 #34

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can you tell me out of all tempurpedic pillows which ones would best suite me as a side sleeper and someone who prefers soft feeling pillow?
that will at least narrow it down somewhat. thanks

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soft feeling pillows for side sleepers 05 May 2013 20:42 #35

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Hi Richardb,

According to Tempurpedic ... their two softest pillows are the Tempur-Cloud and the X-Soft Tempur traditional pillow. They also say that both of them are suitable for all three sleeping positions.

I don't have any personal experience with either of them.

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Pillows? 21 May 2013 01:00 #36

I know this is off topic, but I was wondering what pillows are comparable to the tempurpedic neck pillows contour. I slept on one of those and it was amazing, but I was hoping there are other alternatives since I think that pillow is overpriced.

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Pillows? 21 May 2013 08:41 #37

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Hi GSW408,

I switched your post to the pillow thread and hopefully there are some forum members who have compared the Tempur-Neck Pillow to others and can provide some feedback.

There are many similar contour style memory foam pillows but "feel" can be very subjective so what may feel the same or similar to one may be different to another.

We own the Trillow here which has a great feel, had no offgassing, and is cooler than most other memory foam pillows I've tried but it's also very pricey. My DH loves it and it can also be customized for height which is a nice feature. She sleeps on the thinner version (with the outer wrap removed).

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Pillows? 22 May 2013 00:59 #38

Thanks for your feedback. The reason why I've asked about the tempurpedic neck pillow contour is because I have neck problems and when I slept on that pillow my neck pain went away. However, the pillow is a bit too pricey and was wondering if there is another alternative. If anyone can give me any feedback, I would appreciated it.

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Pillows? 31 May 2013 18:24 #39

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Thanks for your feedback. The reason why I've asked about the tempurpedic neck pillow contour is because I have neck problems and when I slept on that pillow my neck pain went away. However, the pillow is a bit too pricey and was wondering if there is another alternative. If anyone can give me any feedback, I would appreciated it.

I've seen great reviews of contoured wool and latex pillows which are similar in shape to the tempurpedic neck pillow (and no off-gassing, which is nice). But these are also pretty expensive, unfortunately. There are some companies such as Holy Lamb which also make wool neck rolls which are less expensive, and can be used together with a regular pillow to make a sort of do-it-yourself contoured pillow (holylamborganics.com/pillows.html#anchor2710)

Have any side sleepers ever tried using a boomerang pillow, such as the one here?: soaringheart.com/products/side-dreamer-pillow
If so, did you find it actually reduced shoulder pain, since your upper shoulder is supported, rather than sagging forward? They look really interesting to me.

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Pillows? 08 Jan 2014 08:27 #40

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Pillow resource:

Sweethome recently did a review on pillows and I think it's a great article. There are some glaring omissions, such as reviews of better memory foam (they discounted the entire category because overall people are not happy with memory foam), and shredded latex (I think it just flew under their radar). I also wrote a blog about the study that includes my love for buckwheat hull pillows.

Also, I realize that I need to explore shredded latex pillows. It's possible that they may be the best option for most of my patients.

Sweethome: The Best Bed Pillows

Finding Your Perfect Pillow

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