Some years ago I developed serious pain in my neck; the chiropractor told me to toss my synthetic pillows and switch to down. So simple, but it really helped. My old pillows were getting a bit flat, so it was time to get new ones (to test if your down pillow is "broken", lay on a flat surface and fold in half; if it stays folded and doesn't immediately spring back, you need a new one). Price is reasonable (check out department stores - you'll be shocked!), cotton cover feels thick so hopefully down will not seep out (too early to tell). Pillows are very soft, so if you're looking for firm support, these are not for you. Good for side or stomach sleepers. Great value, very pleased so far.