Review of MyPillow
Pillows are a subtle yet important part of our sleep health. We’ve reviewed many types of pillows that help with snoring on this site, but if your spouse is not a snorer and is still looking for a comfortable pillow, then MyPillow might be the solution. MyPillow is not an anti-snoring pillow, but it is a pillow that claims to help you sleep better and wake with no neck or back pain.
The MyPillow story is a fascinating account of one man’s journey to find the right pillow. After discovering that even the most expensive pillows would go flat over time and leave him with a stiff neck and sore arm, Mike Lindell began developing his own pillows. He had a dream of developing a pillow that would not go flat and would stay cool at night. He also wanted the pillow to be machine washable and dryable. After testing 90 different formulas and fills, Lindell finally came up with the perfect pillow in the summer of 2004.
You’ve probably heard about MyPillow and not even realized it. MyPillow has been heavily advertised on TV and radio and in those commercials, you can see and hear Lindell’s passion about the MyPillow. You can check out his enthusiasm for his product in this infomercial.
After his booming success with infomercials and ads, MyPillow is now the official pillow of the National Sleep Foundation. It is made in the USA and can be purchased online. Fulfilling his dream, MyPillow is machine washable and dryable and helps with neck and back pain. MyPillow provides a 10-year warranty, and you can return it for any reason within sixty days and get your money refunded.
How MyPillow Works
MyPillow has a patented 3-piece interlocking fill that adjusts to your personal sleep needs regardless of your sleep position. By adjusting to your head throughout the night, MyPillow keeps your head in a neutral position. This position allows you to fall asleep faster and stay asleep then wake with no neck and back pain.
MyPillow is customizable to your needs. Using your t-shirt size as a guide, MyPillow’s fitting guide (posted below) allows you to find the right pillow for your personal needs. We found this very useful in choosing the right pillow when purchasing.
Important: If your body is accustomed to sleeping on down or feather pillows, you should reduce one level of support. For example, if the chart recommends a “white” for you, drop one level to “yellow.”
My Experience and Review
I have used pillows like MyPillow in the past but seem to gravitate back toward down feather pillows. I was hopeful that MyPillow would change that.
MyPillow requires you to buy two pillows when you order. While I normally would just buy one pillow, I was comfortable with this requirement as I was able to customize each pillow. I ordered both the white and blue colored pillows. The white pillow is smaller and thinner compared to the blue pillow. I used the blue pillow and my wife used the white.
When we first received the pillows, my wife and I noticed that they seemed lumpy. Despite appearances, however, the pillows were comfortable to sleep on and we did not have any trouble adjusting to them and falling asleep. The pillows lived up to their promise of remaining cool. I did not overheat at night or sweated like I did with my old pillow.
MyPillow Video Of Features & Filling
Overall, my wife and I were happy with MyPillow. After a while, the pillow did seem to get a little lumpy and there were pieces of foam stuck in various parts of the cover. At $50 this is a good-quality pillow compared to other pillows of the same design and comfort. Newer pillows on the market, such as the Tempurpedic pillows are more expensive, but they do contain a more effective cooling memory foam. You can get a better-quality pillow but must pay at least $100 or more.
Instead of MyPillow, our personal favorite is the Purple Pillow with its unique design. It really is a “Bed-for-your-head”. You can read more about Purple Pillow here.
However, the MyPillow is a mid-cost pillow that might just be your solution to a solid night’s sleep. With its reasonable cost and 60-day guarantee, there is no harm is testing out the pillow and seeing if it works for you.
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