Traditional - Pillows
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Sat Mar 27 00:00:00 MDT 2010goeagles88 Rating:5.0
I purchased the latex pillows on a recommendation from a friend who swears by this type of pillow. We've never owned pillows made from latex. What I'll say is that they take a few nights of getting used to because they are a bit firmer than traditional down or fill pillows. Having said that, once you get used to them, the benefits are good. Latex is spongy and dense, sort of like memory foam. Unlike memory foam, however, it doesn't fully compress and stay there. If you roll over the pillow springs back to its former shape instantly. It does compress where your head or face is and is quite comfortable. I have a temperpedic contour pillow and enjoyed it for a while, but the compression issue starting giving me middle back pain (I'm a side sleeper cause my wife made me a side sleeper...). With this pillow, no more back pain. I purchased a memory foam mattress along with these pillows. The thing I learned after the fact is that latex is naturally obtained from rubber trees and memory foam is made from petroleum. The mattress put off pretty strong fumes for 2 weeks, the pillows never did. I'm actually considering natural latex when I'm ready for the next mattress. Just wish they were made in the USA.
Thu Jul 18 00:00:00 MDT 2013steegs Rating:4.0
Latex pillow is comfy but, springy. Cradles neck and head nicely. Compared to traditional pillows this one may take a little getting use too
Mon Mar 04 00:00:00 MST 2013nicolesque Rating:3.0
I have been wanting to try latex pillows, having read so many great reviews. This pillow is very soft and flimsy. It is very bouncy however, and does immediately regain its shape when decompressed. I can tell it will hold up much better than traditional fill pillows but I wish it was a bit more substantial and perhaps a bit firmer. For me, it will not be enough to sleep on by itself - I would need two of these to do the trick. If you prefer a very soft pillow that is not very dense or thick then this might really be great for you.
Tue Nov 26 00:00:00 MST 2013buckybadgersteviepointer Rating:5.0
I got the firm, and it is really firm. If I were to do it over, I would get the medium firmness because this really keeps your head elevated. It is like sleeping on a cloud. I will never purchase a traditional pillow again.
Thu Feb 21 00:00:00 MST 2013veracapela Rating:4.0
The pillow arrived on time. It was exactly what I needed. I was looking for something to prevent me from waking up on my back and offer additional support. I'm also an individual who needs to move a lot during the night, so the traditional pregnancy pillows wouldn't do. The only little complaint I would have to say is that the pillows aren't very dense and are already flattening out a bit after 3 weeks of use. Other than that, it was just what I was looking for.
Sat Jan 19 00:00:00 MST 2008Rating:2.0
Title says it all. These pillows are VERY soft (ie. not firm) so side sleepers like myself my find their head and neck too low. If they had a 1 to 1.25 inch core or bolster of traditional foam these would probably have been perfect for me.
Mon Jan 04 00:00:00 MST 2010lindago Rating:5.0
When asked how he likes his pillow (for use with his CPAP) my husband of 48 years responded, "I like it." For him that's high praise. He rarely uses gifts he hasn't requested, but this is a hit! We cover it with a traditional pillowcase for sanitation. There's no need for a structured duplicate of the one included.
Mon Mar 08 00:00:00 MST 2010helenoftroy2 Rating:4.0
have used this pillow for three days now and I am very pleased with it. Excellent conformity to neck, head, and shoulders and adjusts with a simple shake or a little 'punch' to the hulls. Wake with far less neck pain than traditional pillows. The package insert suggests using half of the buckwheat hulls to start with but I ended up using almost all of them to obtain a 'good' loft. I have not had any issues with noise associated with the buckwheat fill- perhaps because once I have the pillow 'set' to my sleeping preference, I fall asleep faster and experience little tossing and turning during the night. I added a satchet of clean lavender buds inside the pillow for a wonderful scent. The only reason I did not give this 5 stars is because, for the price, this really should have come with the custom pillow case made for the pillow (available sold seperately). Standard pillow cases are too large for it and I noticed that the pillow can shift in a standard pillowcase and has to be rearranged occasionally. Despite that it is a really good pillow, reduces morning aches and pains and the hulls do appear to be clean and have not triggered my severe allergy problem. I think I will add a dust mite cover to extend my investment in this great pillow.
Wed May 23 00:00:00 MDT 2012nebulaenebulae Rating:1.0
I don't understand how a human can sleep on this pillow. It allows you to lay in one position and one position only: with your body straight. You cannot sleep in a fetal position, you cannot bend in any way, you cannot stretch across the pillow -- just totally straight as though you have a cast on your neck and torso. That is because of the edge (I slept on the lower edge). If you try to move your head, whether you are on your back or on your side, the edge will push your head up or to the side -- one, two -- you will not have any neck support anymore. You cannot sleep on your stomach at all on this pillow: you head will be pushed in an unnatural way to your side and you simply won't be able to fall sleep. If you like to sleep kind of 3/4 on your stomach, you won't able to: same reasons as above, your head will be at an awkward, uncomfortable angle towards your body. No 3/4, only on your side perpendicular to the bed or totally flat on your back! You can't even put your head to the side while on the back -- it'll be pushed straight! So I have no idea how others find this type of pillow even usable. You can't take several positions, and you should be able to be maximally comfortable and to sleep in any position, no? Also, I'm 100 lbs, 5'1", and even the low edge was too high for me. But in my case, it doesn't really matter because the main problem is in the way this pillow is shaped and the bouncy latex material it's made of. I'm totally puzzled and will continue to look for a pillow of a traditional shape, and no latex or foam for me.