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Re: Pillows? 11 Apr 2015 21:59 #61

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Hi electricrelish,

I don't have any personal experience with any of the pillows you mentioned and a quick search didn't turn up any feedback on the forum about them either but hopefully any of the members that have used any of them will see your post and share their comments and feedback about them.

The Sensorpedic pillow sounds more like it uses one of the newer generation of polyfoam materials (see post #2 here ) and doesn't sound like memory foam at all.

I checked the Totillow site as well and clicked on the order now button on this page but it just leads to the same page and I also don't see any prices anywhere on their site. It also says "Totillow Down Synthetic Posture Pillow now offered at AMAZON.com" but it's not currently available there .

According to the cached Amazon page here and the Kaboodle site here they were selling for $79 when they were available.

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Re: Pillows? 30 Apr 2015 10:22 #62

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A promise I made to myself years ago...IF I find a "perfect" pillow I will buy the store out. I had that pillow a few years ago and kept saying - "I'm going next weekend to buy the rest of them off the shelf". I never did, and subsequently never found the pillow again since it was discontinued. It was a foam pillow at WalMart for $30-40. The next one I find that hit's the sweet spot will be hoarded!


36 years trying to find the perfect pillow, still searching. The latest one is a shredded latex from AZ Mattress Company. Not sure about it yet, but after 2 nights, I am not in love.

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Pillows? 09 Jun 2015 15:33 #63

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Has anyone tried Chiroflow pillows? Good/bad?

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Pillows? 26 Sep 2015 23:07 #64

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This summer I tried quite a number of pillows. I updated almost all my bedding.. I couldn't part with a 10 year old Scandia down neck roll pillow. It's still fantastic! However, it's now double encased in dust mite covers.

I added an Empress Silk Silk filled Pillow Silk Charmeuse Cover - Standard, Silx Silk Filled Double Fill Pillow, Boudoir and my new favorite pillow an Obasan Saguenay 1.0 – Organic Wool Pillow for my head.

The silk pillows are firm. They started out too hard for me, but over 2 months they have become softer and softer. The Empress Silk pillow is great for back sleeping. It's about 2 inches thick when I lie my head on it. I feel like it supports my neck really well. The travel size Silx Filled pillow is just a great little pillow if I need a little more loft. And I love silk. I love. The combo of the two after breaking in is starting to become really comfy for side sleeping. But I still prefer the wooly one more for side sleeping. i actually swap pillows depending on if I'm on my back or side. I never found a single pillow over the years which could do it all.

I tried a Pure-Rest Organic Wool Woolie Ball Fill Pillow and a Holy Lamb Wooly "Down" before The Obasan. For me, the Obasan has a malleability and cradling effect that the others lack. How? For me I feel like my head is resting on a cloud but being kept perfectly still by the force of the wool. Perfect for side sleeping. I love it for back sleeping too, but I prefer the silk just a tiny bit more. The other wool pillows aren't bad, but the other two don't make me want to exclaim heavenly. I also like the cover and the wool puffs best of all in the Obasan. After two months It still feels really cuddly and supportive. It replaced an 8 year old down Pillow.. Ha, this is so subjective.

The Obasan Pillow only took two days to arrive from the time I ordered it. All the way from Canada to the US. Shipping was free! Considering how long natural bedding companies can make you wait for a pillowcase I found this detail astoundingly nice. It made me really happy! It has a zipper like the others, so you can remove wool if you want, It requires a little daily maintenance. But it's actually fun. i like fluffing a wool pillow like this for a minute or two everyday, Obasan said it could last up to 6 years with proper care which entails putting it in a dryer with tennis balls every so often and placing it in direct sunlight at least 1 time a year. How I hope it lasts!

Finally, I tried Berkeley Oxygen, Savvy Rest medium Talalay and an Obasan Saguenay 2.0 – Shredded Organic Rubber Pillows. I personally am not a fan of latex pillows - shredded or sculpted - for my head. My head is transformed into an unwilling bouncing ball. I actually got awful neck pain sleeping a whole night on any one of the three. I feel like I can never just relax into the latex. I always feel like it's pushing back at me. There is a consolation however,I love them under my knees to relieve back tension (absolutely wonderful). I used to use a Buckwheat Pillow or a micro bead pillow under my knees -- but latex is far and away the best. I wish I had used them in the past for this purpose!

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Pillows? 27 Sep 2015 12:35 #65

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Hi mattress maven,

Thanks for taking the time to share all your pillow feedback ... I appreciate it :)

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Pillows? 12 Oct 2015 17:39 #66

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I'm ordering a CPAP pillow made with buckwheat hulls and shredded foam for my sleeping pillow. Anyone familiar with a wedge pillow? There are so many, I'm not sure which one to order. I think it would be nice for watching TV.

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Pillows? 12 Oct 2015 19:51 #67

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Hi Quickstrike,

Hopefully some of the members here that own one will see your post and share their experience.

While I don't use one myself so I don't have any personal experience with sleeping using wedge pillows ... I would suggest that if you plan to use a wedge pillow for sitting up and reading or watching TV that it provides suitable back and lumbar support when you are sitting up and isn't only designed for elevating your head a little when you are lying down to help with breathing, snoring, acid reflux, or some of the other reasons that some people may choose or need to sleep with their head elevated a little.

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Pillows? 15 Sep 2016 21:32 #68

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Hello,

I am new to this community.

I am side sleeper with no health conditions or chronic pain.

I just sleep very HOT.

Has anyone tried Obasan Pillows from Ottawa, Canada?

Are they really good or just another expensive marketing ploy?

This is the pillow I am thinking of getting...
obasan.ca/shop/saguenay-5-0/

Thanks,

Mike

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Pillows? 16 Sep 2016 08:15 #69

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I just sleep very HOT.

Has anyone tried Obasan Pillows from Ottawa, Canada?


File this under the, "you actual mileage mar vary" category:
This pillow appears to be similar to one from Savvy Rest that I've used. It has a different feel from the all shredded latex version. To me it feels more "breathable" and not quite as dense as the all-latex version. My pillow also has two cotton covers, plus my pillowcase, which all affect air flow. I'm a warm sleeper and this pillow works fine for me, but this is my own personal and subjective opinion.

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Pillows? 16 Sep 2016 10:54 #70

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Hi Mikey604,

I would echo Jeff's comments.

While I don't have any personal experience on your specific pillow I have also tried similar pillows with a combination of wool and shredded latex pillow stuffing encased with organic cotton and they would tend to be very breathable and temperature regulating (in both directions).

As Jeff also mentioned ... adding wool to shredded latex would result in a different and less resilient (springy) "feel" compared to a pillow that only used shredded latex.

It also has the ability to customize the amount of fill in the pillow so that it can be customized to suit your individual needs and preferences.

A pillow with shredded foam materials or wool is also more "scrunchable" than a pillow that has more solid materials so that you can adjust the loft and firmness of the pillow when you change sleeping positions.

For the benefit of others that are reading your post I'll add the same general comments as I did in reply to your other post about pillows that have a soft solid layer on top of memory foam.

In terms of how they feel or perform ... a suitable pillow is an essential part of good alignment for the head and neck and upper body because the gap between the head and the mattress and the curve of the cervical spine needs to be supported just like all other parts of the spine. Like mattresses though ... there are certain "needs" that depend on body type and sleeping positions (and on the firmness of the mattress you are sleeping on) but with pillows, personal preferences play a more important role because the face is much more sensitive to textures, temperature, smells, and other more subjective "feel" based properties of a pillow. There is more about choosing pillows in the pillow thread here and the other topics and sources of information that it links to that may be helpful as well.

Better sleep shops will often have samples of their pillows available for you to try (they should be in a pillowcase and not a plastic wrapping) so you can try different types of pillows and pillow materials in person and use your own personal experience rather than just "theory" or other people's experiences to help you decide on the types of pillows and pillow stuffing you tend to prefer but the only way to know for certain whether a pillow you haven't tried before a purchase will work well for you and how you will like it will be based on your own personal experience when you sleep on it.


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