WOW!! Whether you're a pillow hugger, squeezer, snoozer, or heavy sleeper this pillow works wonders. I've fiddled around with several pillows on my bed for more nights than I can count as good sleep...and this pillow is excellent. It holds you in place...is not hot at all...fabric is two-sided in case you like microfiber texture or a plush texture, and its excellent for any desired position. I've had some great sleep lately and no more bunching up my pillows under my neck or shoulders. If you wish to hug half of it and sleep on your side you will definitely like this one. I am sad that I didn't buy two, but I will definitely pick up another one. Shhh..I actually asked for a 2nd one for my birthday soon. So I will keep my fingers crossed. I didn't experience any unpleasant chemical smell...or anything. The best part is...if you move during the night...you can immediately find your comfortable little indentation in a matter of seconds...or flip the pillow creating a new one, or just move to a different spot. Can't say enough about this one....you won't be disappointed. Thickness is perfect all around...and length is good enough...even for a wider shouldered person like me. Excellent product!! I'm sure you will like it....try one or two!! Whoever made this...designed a good product. Forget the expensive tempur-pedic ones...this is pretty darn close...and not as heavy...very comfortable! Love it!!!