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I know my pillow choice, here's my stats - will you help me get it "just right"? 21 May 2014 16:17 #31

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Thanks tm820,

I looked it up but their website does not tell what it's made out of. I'm guessing memory foam. The fact that they don't readily list it concerns me.
I also am a big reader of Amazon reviews. The pillow has more negative reviews than positive. Over 200+ negatives out of 600+ reviews. Not a good sign in my book.
I am glad it works well for you but I am certain it's not along the lines of what I am looking for.

I will check back to see if ps99115 and maybe others will review the LaNoodle latex contour pillow.

Thanks everyone.

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I know my pillow choice, here's my stats - will you help me get it "just right"? 21 May 2014 18:04 #32

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Hi seejanesleep,

I looked it up but their website does not tell what it's made out of. I'm guessing memory foam. The fact that they don't readily list it concerns me.


You can see some comments about the mypillow in post #20 here .

You can also see some comments about the Lanoodles pillow in this topic and I also sleep on a Lanoodles pillow and it's my current favorite (although of course personal preferences can be very different for each person especially when it comes to pillows) and you can see my comments about it here and some comments from another forum member are here .

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I know my pillow choice, here's my stats - will you help me get it "just right"? 21 May 2014 18:28 #33

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Hi Seejanesleep,

I received the lanoodles contour pillow last week and took it out of the box and immediately knew it was not for me. Very well made pillow and the cover is nice but the lanoodle filling is just too dense and heavy and I knew my neck would not like it (never took it out of the plastic). I am somewhat of "goldilocks" when it comes to pillows and still have yet to find the perfect pillow. I did not want to make a $100+ mistake so I am unfortunately sending the pillow back. Again I am VERY picky with pillows so the pillow might very well work perfect for you.

I honestly wish I can find a good quality solid foam latex contour pillow at a decent price. At a local latex mattress store I found the organopedic latex countour pillow which was almost perfect but at a price of $325 its way too expensive.

Anyone have any thoughts about a good solid latex countour pillow?

Thanks!

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I know my pillow choice, here's my stats - will you help me get it "just right"? 21 May 2014 18:34 #34

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Hi ps99115,

Did you order the one that has the adjustable fill or the one where the fill can't be adjusted?

The lanoodles themselves are much less dense and softer than solid latex.

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I know my pillow choice, here's my stats - will you help me get it "just right"? 21 May 2014 20:03 #35

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Phoenix - thanks for the links.

Clawdia - I saw your older posts through Phoenix's links and it seems like you have a lot of health issues. Also sounds like the LaNoodle contour pillow worked for you.

ps99115 - thank you for your review. I see reading your prior posts that you've been through quite a few pillows. How would you compare the solid latex Z Malouf to the LaNoodle contour?

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I know my pillow choice, here's my stats - will you help me get it "just right"? 22 May 2014 08:49 #36

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Hi Phoenix,

I ordered the adjustable contour pillow. I was afraid to open the package and adjust it because I don't want to void the return policy. I have several solid foam latex pillows (Malouf zoned, LI - none of which I currently use) and I find the solid latex foam pillows to be a bit softer neck feel as compared to shredded latex but the shape is not good for my neck and lifts my head up too high. I would likely do better with a medium-firm solid latex countour pillow.

Seejanesleep - the lanoodle pillow is a very high quality pillow. Cover is made of organic cotton and the latex itself had that sweet vanilla smell (can smell through the plastic) not the "old tennis ball" smell like the Z shredded pillow. A solid and shredded latex pillow is like comparing apples to oranges in terms of feel and personal preference will dictate which is better for you.

Cozypure.com sells lanoodles by the pound. I am seriously thinking about buying some lanoodles in bulk and experimenting in making my own DIY latex pillow (part solid latex and part latex noodles). I the past I have tried modifying one of my solid latex pillows with an electric cutting knife which did not turn out very well. I tried to shave off a couple of inches in height but the electric cutting knife cuts latex vertically easily but shaving a pillow horizontally does not work very well.

Anyone successfully modified or made their own DIY latex pillow?

Thanks,

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I know my pillow choice, here's my stats - will you help me get it "just right"? 22 May 2014 11:01 #37

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Phoenix - thanks for the links.

Clawdia - I saw your older posts through Phoenix's links and it seems like you have a lot of health issues. Also sounds like the LaNoodle contour pillow worked for you.


I didn't buy a coontour LaNoodle pillow - they sent me one by mistake when I ordered a queen size pillow that has the adjustable fill, so I did get a look at one before I sent it back in exchange for the one I'd actually ordered. I love my queen size ones with the fill that can be adjusted. I had to remove some of the LaNoodles to get the right degree of softness, and managed to get them just perfect for me. The queen size regular shaped pillow has more LaNoodles in it than did the contour pillow, which was noticeably lighter. Once I saw the shape of the contour pillow, I knew it wasn't for me.

I've also made some DIY LaNoodle pillows by buying the bulk noodles, and those turned out great, too.

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I know my pillow choice, here's my stats - will you help me get it "just right"? 29 May 2014 13:03 #38

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I'm really tempted to purchase a LaNoddle pillow in the future. It seems they sometimes have sales around the holidays. Maybe I'll have to wait until Christmastime.

I like the support of my solid latex Z Malouf pillow but once in awhile I will wake up and I've moved/slid down a bit and as a result the pillow isn't supporting my neck any longer. I am thinking maybe a pillow with filling and maybe the contour shape also would help the filling stay under my neck and help my head stay where it's supposed to be. At least a bit better than a solid pillow would do. My down pillows have been good for filling in the area under the neck but they don't have the firmer support since they smash down quickly.

I wonder whether the contour or regular LaNoodle would be a better choice for me. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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I know my pillow choice, here's my stats - will you help me get it "just right"? 29 May 2014 13:58 #39

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This is just me, of course, but I didn't like the shape of the contour pillow at all, even though I love the regular LaNoodle pillows (love 'em to the point that I have two queen size and 3 regular size ones - made one regular size one from the extra noodles that were in the queen size pillows I bought, and bought 4 lbs of bulk noodles to make the other two regular size pillows). The "contour", what I could see thru the plastic bag it was in, looked and felt like a squared off pillow - not the dimensions of a traditional pillow but more square - that had the "contour" line running right thru the middle of it. For me, I'd want the contour line to be about 1/3 of the way from the bottom, not right in the middle. It had about a pound fewer of the noodles in it when compared to the shipping weight of the queen size pillow.

Considering the odd shape - a regular pillow case might or might not fit - my feeling was that it would be hard to find one that would fit. The regular shaped queen pillows were actually too firm for me to start with, but removing some of the noodles made them really soft but still supportive, and I can smush one around to whatever shape I want at night.

You have to realize, for sure, that I never actually felt of the contour pillow outside of the plastic bag it ships in, so all of my observations are probably at least somewhat skewed by that. The only thing I ended up being sure of is that I wouldn't want one.

On the other hand, you might think it's the greatest thing you've ever seen.

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I know my pillow choice, here's my stats - will you help me get it "just right"? 03 Jun 2014 16:58 #40

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The other pillow that I had seen is K-Lex, it is a blend of kapok and latex. I was back in that store today and kicked myself for forgetting to get the name. At any rate I was able to try both the regular pillow and the crescent or 'side sleeper' pillow. I also tried several other pillows.
The Side Sleeper would have come home with me if there had been another one, I'm going to get one for myself. It was awesome in a very cuddly, supportive way and much better than my initial hand impression. I was not as happy with the rectangular Queen sized pillow. The one they had has been there on display, but inside a protective bag, no odor and the lumpy stuff inside was not at all lumpy to my head.


Manufacturer's link : churchillandsmith.com/k-lex-pillows/

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