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Pillows what kind?

(18 Posts)
Joesoap Mon 04-Jan-21 15:07:49

I recently decided I neded a more comfy pillow,there is nothing wrong with my present one but it is too soft,well three days ago I went to a shop where there had a great selection, but what a dilemma,I chose a memory foam pillow, I was delighted to get to bed that night,but it was far too low,I had a pain in my neck and didnt sleep well.Back to the shop next day and exchanged for a thicker memory foam pillow, last night didnt sleep a wink, it was hard and too high,I took some of the filling out at 2am, to make it better,it didnt help I got up and took my old pillows back and slept like a log. Tomorrow I trail back to the shop and leave it back, they will be glad to see the back of me I am sure.
I want to try a latex pillow as they seem to be the best for me. I cant tolerate dune,has anyone any experience of these,I did have latex pillow for years and I am sorry I got rid of it ( due to its age).Love to hear from anyone,I need a good nights sleep!

Evoha16 Mon 04-Jan-21 15:19:51

WOOL - 👍🏿

Genty Mon 04-Jan-21 15:22:39

I have a shredded memory foam pillow, its a firm pillow and I find it very comfortable.

Cabbie21 Mon 04-Jan-21 15:47:17

Memory foam can be too hot. I don't like feathers - too soft and can be noisy. Down is good but expensive. I recently bought one made of microfibre. It is like down, only synthetic and washable. I love it.
When we had a caravan I used to like the Dunlopillo pillow. I think that was latex.
I am really surprised you can return pillows after use.

EllanVannin Mon 04-Jan-21 15:52:24

I have a Dunlopillo pillow. Not cheap but well worth it as they don't go out of shape. Not too soft.

Grannynannywanny Mon 04-Jan-21 16:04:40

Did the shop staff realise you’d slept on both pillows and removed some filling from one of them? I’m surprised that pillows are returnable.

MiniMoon Mon 04-Jan-21 16:27:34

I have a buckwheat hull pillow. It took a bit of getting used to but I wouldn't have anything else now. If it is too firm you can take out some of the buckwheat until you are happy and comfortable.
It is cool to sleep on, and your head and neck is supported, plus your head doesn't move.
I believe they are popular in Japan.

PollyDolly Mon 04-Jan-21 16:33:39


Did the shop staff realise you’d slept on both pillows and removed some filling from one of them? I’m surprised that pillows are returnable.

Wish I knew where these pillows were returned to.........definitely won't be buying my new ones from there! 😱😡

Squiffy Mon 04-Jan-21 16:55:40

Buckwheat every time! Fully adjustable by removing some of the husks until it feels right for you. You can buy extra husks, if necessary, to make it firmer. It stays cool, too, which is a huge plus as far as I'm concerned!

sodapop Mon 04-Jan-21 17:27:28

Yes I was surprised you were able to exchange pillows Joesoap. I must admit to having a bit of a thing about pillows. I think they harbour germs etc and I can't bear any sort of mark on them and always use protectors. I tried washing pillows without success, they seem to end up lumpy. I change our pillows at least six monthly and have tried most types. I agree with Cabbie about memory foam, I usually end up with microfibre.

YorkLady Mon 04-Jan-21 17:32:55

Goose feather and down pillow from soak and sleep. £40 per pillow but have had them for five years and they are still perfect.
Think they are £24 in the sale. Well worth it.

rascal Mon 04-Jan-21 17:46:15

Dunlopillo. I have always used them.

Septimia Mon 04-Jan-21 18:59:50

DH always manages to mangle his pillow. I've replaced them no end of times. I don't know what he does to them, but they end up as a couple of lumps in a bag, even the expensive ones.

I came to the conclusion that feathers were the only answer - they can be shaken back into place - and it seems to be working......

lemongrove Mon 04-Jan-21 19:07:56

We have Emma pillows, pricey but are marvellous.I recommended them a while ago and a few GNers have told me they bought them and love them.

Nanna58 Mon 04-Jan-21 19:56:22

I love my Emma mattress,but loathed the pillows!! Still can’t find one I like!

Puzzler61 Mon 04-Jan-21 20:01:44

“Touch of Silk” from Next, £25 for a pair are good.

They come in Soft, Medium, or Firm.

lemongrove Mon 04-Jan-21 20:06:12

They do take some getting used to Nanna 😃

Nell8 Mon 04-Jan-21 20:21:01

I use a down filled pillow from House of Fraser. On the advice of a physiotherapist I roll up a towel into a tight sausage shape. (I use a thin small bath towel). This is slipped into the pillow protector along the bottom edge of the pillow. It gives good support to my neck and helps me to avoid waking with neck ache!