I have never tried feather pillows before. I find all the feathers on either side of my head and nothing under my head. I changed back to my regular pillows for my head and have been using the feather pillows as a body pillow for which they are perfect! They are a bit noisy when you move them around and the smell of treated feathers takes a week or two to disappear completely, yuck! If you like to sleep with 3-4 pillows like I do, you should make this one your body pillow! I ordered some of these for my parents because they like flat pillows LOL, hope they like these.