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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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Pillows? 21 Dec 2014 23:19 #56

Is pillow firmness entirely subjective or can you deduce a "correct" firmness based on your style & statistics? I'm looking at the Z by Malouf latex pillows. I'm a mostly side-sleeper with broad shoulders and a medium latex mattress - from that I can conclude that chances are I'll be more comfortable with a high loft pillow. But I'm not sure whether to get plush or firm?

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Pillows? 22 Dec 2014 05:03 #57

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I'm a mostly side-sleeper with broad shoulders and a medium latex mattress - from that I can conclude that chances are I'll be more comfortable with a high loft pillow. But I'm not sure whether to get plush or firm?


I do think it is very subjective, but I was in a similar situation nearly two years ago, and ended up with the Z high loft pillow in the firm configuration. I tried the plush but felt that I "sunk in" too far. The firm pillow held me head in what felt like a more natural position. It is also dependent on the mattress. When on a latex mattress, I feel I need the extra height. On an inner-spring mattress, I would use a lower-loft pillow.

It is two years later, and it still works very well.

John

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Pillows? 22 Dec 2014 09:10 #58

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Hi JohnnyO,

Is pillow firmness entirely subjective or can you deduce a "correct" firmness based on your style & statistics?


It would be a combination of subjective preferences (how a pillow feels) along with more objective requirements (keeping your head and neck in good alignment in all your sleeping positions) which would vary based on the type of mattress you have and the body type and sleeping style of each person.

While you would be able to choose a pillow that in very general terms was "in the range" based on specs, this may still not turn out be a good choice when it comes to the specific needs and preferences of each person and the only way to know this would be to sleep on in.

I'm looking at the Z by Malouf latex pillows. I'm a mostly side-sleeper with broad shoulders and a medium latex mattress - from that I can conclude that chances are I'll be more comfortable with a high loft pillow. But I'm not sure whether to get plush or firm?


I would agree that the high loft would have the best chance of success but I don't know which of the two firmness options would work best for you. I also have a Z by Malouf and am mostly a side sleeper with average-wide shoulders and a softer mattress and I chose the high loft soft because I don't like firmer pillows and it also works well for me although I currently sleep on a shredded latex pillow which is softer yet.

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Pillows? 22 Dec 2014 10:44 #59

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I saw this thread pop up and couldn't resist putting my two cents in!

First off, I have tried many pillows over about the last 15 years- most of them are in the closet. When a guest comes, I am able to ask if they want firm, medium or soft, etc :lol: There are 8 pillows in that closet, most poly fill, most cost over $30...

I've tried latex (taladay I think, not shredded), and memory foam (thankfully a friend let my try hers), didn't like either of those. I like feather, but DH seems to snore more on feather, so we removed feather about 3 years ago.

My favorite pillow (polyfill) from I don't know where it's from, is about 7 years old, lumpy (which I don't mind) and I wanted to replace, but couldn't find the exact pillow online. This one has been washed a couple of times, and always has an allergen blocker cover on it.

On a whim one day, while in Target last summer, I ended up getting an inexpensive pillow to try out (around $12), sick of paying a lot of money for pillows and being disappointed. And it's become one of my favorites! The pillow has an organic cover, and says it blocks allergens, but at this price, I don't quite buy that, so I still have an allergen cover on it.

We are having guests next week, and much to my frustration, many of the pillows in the closet have become musty (moldy) smelling. We moved to a damp area 7 years ago, this is new for me. We just had to get rid of my favorite futon after we came home from a trip and it smelled moldy.

I'm off to Target this week to buy a few more of their organic cotton polyfill pillows to replace the musty guest pillows (I guess I could wash them, but don't have the energy or time before guests arrive)- my DH likes this pillow too- so I'm hoping the guests find them
comfy too.

this is the pillow: www.target.com/p/aller-ease-down-alternative-organic-pillow-standard-queen/-/A-14448264#prodSlot=_1_6

And I have an all cotton allergen protector on it. The cover is not organic, but National Allergy does sell an organic version too. This is the one I have: www.natlallergy.com/all-cotton-allergy-pillow-covers.html

I just ordered more pillow protectors for the guest area, and I'll be putting more "Damp Rid" moisture control units around. I have them in the clothing closets and they work well, but need to get them in the other closets, disappointed to have the guest pillows smell moldy, and the futon ruined. I'm thinking of putting a Damp-Rid cup under each mattress, our new polyfoam mattress and the new cotton/foam futon. Hopefully that will keep musty smells out of the pillows and futon...

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Re: Pillows? 11 Apr 2015 21:06 #60

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I have been looking for a pillow for a side sleeper, namely myself. Has anyone tried the Charter Club Latex Foam Pillow ? I just tried it in a Macy's store where it's on sale for $47.99 plus an extra 15% off if you buy it online and use the code" SUPER by 4/12/2015; although, I'm sure Macy's is always having a sale. I tried one for like 1 minute right before the store closed and thought it was nice..

I also tried the Lauren Ralph Lauren Latex Fusion Memory Foam Pillow , which is also on sale for $74.99.. I'm sure when you're thinking pillows, Ralph Lauren is the first thing that comes to mind. I liked this pillow and thought the latex/memory foam combination was interesting but I think I prefer something firmer; not sure I like the sinking in feeling, but I probably need more time to make a better assessment.

Being a side sleeper, I was intrigued with the Sensorpedic Bounce Foam Gusseted Pillows that I found online. I may go back to see if I can try one of these. I don't think I've ever tried a Gusseted Pillow so I'm intrigued. It's on sale for $41..97 and it says it comes with a 15-year warranty.

I might be more interested in the Totillow Pillow if I could find a price on their website. Am I just overlooking it?

Any side sleepers have experience with any of these pillows or even a Gusseted Pillow in general?

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