As others have noted, these pillows don't look to be very substantial. Don't be put off by their appearance. Rest assured (pun intended), these pillows are *comfortable*! They provide excellent support. After the first night I slept on them, I woke up the next morning without my usual neck cramps or lower back pain. Having used them now for over a month, I can say that these pillows were the best purchase I've made in a long while.
I'm a retired neurosurgeon and treated neck problems for 30 years. These pillows are supposed to support the neck and give relief from painful degenerative joint disorders such as arthritis. They don't. They are too thin. I know. I suffer from cervical osteoarthritis. I'm a side sleeper and during the night my head sinks too far into the memory foam, bending my neck to the side and leaving me with increased morning neck ache. They need to be about twice as thick as they are. I gave mine away.
I've been using this pillow for the past few weeks and I've noticed a better night's sleep than previously. I sleep longer with less twisting and turning. The memory foam pillow is very comfortable and cushy. You can feel it mold around your neck and head where it does not become flattened. It is the right amount of support. Upon receiving the pillow in the mail I did notice a slight smell from it being new but I aired it out for a few hours and was able to use it. The first few nights I slept like a baby....I don't think I even turned or twisted one time but now that I am used to it I do still twist and turn but definitely not as much as I did....I am one of those turners who twist about 100 times a night. I can sleep on my side comfortably.....there is enough support for your neck and shoulder so that when you lay on your side you are still comfortable.
*I've bought several things from Overstock.com, including an excellent memory foam mattress topper, and they've always been excellent - until now! I don't know what kind of foam this is, but it's almost - not quite - exactly NOTHING like memory foam. There are remnants of blue cloth labels in the seams of the covers, and another label sewn in that says they are "made for Serta." If I was Serta, I'd be ashamed to have my name anywhere on these pillows. They are flat and hard, and do not yield at all to my head. After getting my neck and shoulder pains back, I returned to my old pillow, which I made up of a double layer of extra memory foam mattress topper (I only needed a full size, but since there was no price difference I bought a king size) that I'd bought from Overstock a few years ago. I used the cover from one of the pillows - I do think these pillow covers are rather nice - and I put both of these "Memory Foam" [sic] pillows into the other cover, and I use it for my back on the couch. Since I paid for these pillows with a gift card, I'm only out $****, so it's not worth it to me to return them. Oh well.
The pillows were exactly what we expected when they arrived. 2 Serta memory foam pillows tucked into a box, that expanded as soon as we took them out. Odor was on pillows for about 3 days then went away. The smell was not to strong and did not disturb my sleep. My boyfriend loves his, they do take some getting adjusted to as they are not your average pillow. Overall, i would recomend them.
I was disappointed with the SIZE of the pillows. They are very comfortable, however the picture in the advertisment led me to believe they were standard pillow size. Upon delivery, I found them to be a mere (3) three inches thick and (20) twenty inches in length.
The raised areas at the top and bottom which are supposed to support the neck were a bit to "hard" for my liking. I know they are meant to be supportive, but they actually hurt. The pillow portion within the raised areas is not as firm as it looks in the picture. That portion was a little too soft.
...these are not decorative pillows or big fluffy sitting-up-in-bed pillows, but they do accomplish the purpose for which they were designed: sleeping on. I didn't even know I had any sort of problem, just bought them for fun, but after sleeping on one for three days, I went to my weekly massage and the masseuse said, "What happened? Your neck's not all screwed up like it usually is." Who knew? Initially, they seem a little hard, but I guess I have a warm head or something because they soften up right away and are extremely comfy.
I was taken aback at how small the pillow was even tho I did know the measurements before I bought it. I've used the pillow over a week and I do like the way it "cradles" my head. The pillow doesn't look at all like the picture. The middle is only about 2 inches thick, so when you put your head down on it, it sinks and there isn't much padding underneath, so keep that in mind. The price was right. If I paid more for it, I wouldn't be very happy. I can't say I sleep any better with it.
I bought these pillows to replace an old foam contour pillow. I debated between these and a more expensive brand and I'm so glad I bought these. There was an odor when I first opened them but I took the pillow out of the case and let it air out and sprayed some febreeze on it and it was good to go by bedtime. They seem firm at first but as the foam heats up with your body temperature, the pillow gets softer. Seriously, for the price, you can't find a better pillow!
I have had these pillow for about 2 weeks. They are very nice but a bit too firm for me. The foam is very dense which makes it heavier & firmer than other foam pillows I have used. It does give good neck support but I find myself using a down pillow on top of the foam pillow.
I purchase a lot of items from Overstock and I have to say that this is the only item that has not impressed me. If you are looking for a Tempurpedic knock off....this is not it. I know that the cost of this item is very low compared to the cost of a Tempurpedic pillow but I read a few of the reviews and it sounded like it was a nice pillow. It is incredibly thin. I think they send you 2 pillows because you have to sandwich them together to equal one skinny pillow.
I got this product and it looked like those noodles you buy for the kids to float in the pool and was just a little softer. There was no tags on the pillow to say it was a serta product, just the bag that they were wrapped in had the serta name on it. I have other serta products and they all have the serta tags attached to them. I'm returning these.
I was disappointed to find out that these memory foam pillows are not the same as those sold with the four-inch memory foam mattress topper that I'd bought from Serta in the past. I had *loved* those pillows and wanted to get some more; the picture here looked similar, but the foam is much "squishier"/airier and the pillows are overall less substantial, too soft, and not as well made. If you're looking for a very soft, pliable memory foam pillow, you may like these -- but if you're hoping to find the same Serta contour memory foam pillows as come in other packages, you might be disappointed.
I am a very satisfied customer. The product was timely send and the quality was outstanding. Money well spent thank you :)
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Good it was exact
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Perfect in my perspective
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
The pillows are nice and exactly as the description and appearance would suggest. The two pillow deal is a great way to try these pillows out compared with paying around $50 a piece in most department stores and I'm glad I bought them here instead. The contour foam does pretty much nothing to help my comfort level or neck and back problems so I'm still on the hunt for something to help me sleep better. If you're a back sleeper, these are probably great for you. I'm a side sleeper and the pillow leaves me at an awkward angle.
I have a very short neck and most of these pillows make me feel like I'm suffocating b/c my chin is on my chest. However, this pillow has lower sides so it fits perfect. The problem is keeping the pets off of it. They love how it cradles their body. I probably need to get some more so I can hide mine from them!!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? same same
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? excellent