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Are "microfibre pillows" the same as "memory foam pillows"?

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Padine Fri 01-May-20 12:21:17

I need a new pillow (or 2) and after loads of research, I need a memory foam one. The best place to buy from is online and they have a mid-price range of the size+price I want, but when I click on the Memory foam tag, it comes up with microfibre. I asked the company this same question and they just linked me to their website -Grrrrrr!!! Can any Gran help me out please?
TIA

Wibby Fri 01-May-20 13:28:11

No they arent the same, microfibre are finer threads of polyester which makes a fluffier pillow. Memory foam is a great deal firmer.

Sussexborn Fri 01-May-20 13:37:07

Memory foam can also be very hot especially in the summer.

Padine Fri 01-May-20 16:10:17

Thank you! I had a feeling they weren't the same but why would this shop (highly rated as no. 1 in Which report) not be honest with me when I asked an innocent (probably ignorant in their view) question? They are also SO expensive at over £100 - no pillow is worth that imho!

lemongrove Fri 01-May-20 16:16:40

just bought new pillows from the Eve site....they are brilliant.
had the few best night's sleep ever.Three layers of different foam, including one of memory foam.
they look a bit different to normal pillows but keep your spine aligned in the correct position, no more cricked necks or need for plumping up pillows.