I wanted a long body pillow so that my feet would not hang off the edge and I got that. This pillow was to be firm but it is not. The filling moves to the lower section of the pillow and requires to be fluffed every other day. The cover is very soft and makes it more desirable to hold than most. It is like sleeping with a large teddy bear. It dose make the bed warmer due to the cover but that is a plus for the cold nights.