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A good PILLOW for a SIDE SLEEPER?

(48 Posts)
mumznet Fri 30-Dec-16 12:24:37

I don't want to buy latex or memory foam due to dangers to our health with these pillows. but feather pillows have almost killed me with neck pain everyday.. got some hollowfibre ones they are better than feather but I'm looking for something firmer,
please HELP
lady with neck pain

thank you

Isabelle112 Fri 30-Dec-16 22:01:18

I bought DS a bamboo pillow - he's a side sleeper, suffers from neck aches and he's doing very well with the new pillow.

www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0170MI3QI/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Bamboo, orthopaedic neck support - having rested my head on it when it arrived, I'd say that's it's very comfortable. Now down considerably in price from the nearly £70.00 that I paid. I'll think I'll get myself one.

missyB1 Fri 30-Dec-16 22:07:30

Ooooh thanks for this thread! I'm a side sleeper and desperate for a new pillow. Wasted my money on a silentnight memory foam one last week, chucked it away after one night!

DuffyMoon Fri 30-Dec-16 22:10:46

What's wrong with latex pillows shock

missyB1 Fri 30-Dec-16 22:17:55

One of the things that was terrible about the memory foam one I bought was an overwhelming chemical smell from it. Made me feel nauseous but also worried me.

MarzipanPiggy Fri 30-Dec-16 22:20:40

Not quite answering your question but I'm a side sleeper and a lot of my back and neck issues have improved since I started sleeping with a theraline pillow between my knees and arms during pregnancy. Youngest DC is 2 now but I won't sleep without it and have considered packing it for holidays

mumznet Sat 31-Dec-16 07:05:07

Some great ideas - I know what you mean by pregnancy pillow I think I should get one...😎

Latex and memory foam give off harmful gases overtime it can lead to minor complications respiratory problems , asthma or extreme such as heart attack. These things are not safe.
Any pillow without memory foam guys? Thanks

Boofeckinghoo Sat 31-Dec-16 07:39:41

Latex and memory foam are bad for your health? They're in all sorts of things, not just beds/pillows etc.

How is it they're still being sold?
Is there a good article I can read about this? This is very concerning.

mumznet Sat 31-Dec-16 15:33:36

I know you are right,,,,,but if they are in the pillow and we would be directly breathing it in so thats why I was thinking to particularly avoid pillows,....ofcourse my double bed mattress has foam shock

mumsnit Sat 31-Dec-16 19:02:00

I really suffered from neck pain but this pillow has helped hugely www.johnlewis.com/john-lewis-soft-touch-washable-standard-pillow-medium-firm/p231895973

BoreOfWhabylon Sat 31-Dec-16 19:10:30

I have a silk-filled pillow from Soak and Sleep. Firm and non-pouffy. Also does not give me sweaty scalp, which others do.

Love it.

WeAllHaveWings Sat 31-Dec-16 19:13:08

We have the John Lewis pillows linked to above, best pillows I've ever bought and cheap.

mumznet Sat 31-Dec-16 21:14:14

mumsnit i just noticed your name so similar to mine lol

CurbsideProphet Sat 31-Dec-16 21:19:44

I always sleep on my side and love my "pillow that loves to be washed" from Dreams. I bought a pillow from M+S that was rubbish and gave me terrible neck ache.

Footle Sat 31-Dec-16 22:05:38

Boofeckinghoo, you don't have to believe everything you read, even on MN.

mumsnit Sat 31-Dec-16 22:44:20

@mumznet - I was getting desperate all the best names were taken lol!

Good luck with the pillow hunt...

mumznet Sat 31-Dec-16 23:11:58

Well it is true actually
My new pillow from silent night from Amazon.co.uk has a thin layer of memory foam in the middle and in the instructions it does say to air it 72 hours before use. It stinks and I'm sending it back 😁
If a tiny bit of foam needs airing imagine what a full foam pillow will be like 😯

mumznet Sat 31-Dec-16 23:14:19

Thanks @mumsnit
I got some from Argos those pillows came on TV I'll post the name here....can't remember what it's called...
I will let u know if they are any good

mumznet Sat 31-Dec-16 23:17:05

Nice name @boofeckinghoo. I am so amazed at the lovely names users have kept on here 😃

kindfriend Sat 31-Dec-16 23:30:35

I love my Baavet wool pillow.

https://www.baavet.co.uk/baavet-products/wool-pillows/wool-pillow

mumznet Sat 07-Jan-17 14:31:40

i got these from amazon £14 for one
www.argos.co.uk/product/3394081

its really high and im still getting used to it...can't believe i have been sleeping on flat pillows

mumznet Sat 07-Jan-17 14:31:56

sorry these are from argos not amazon

Follyfoot Sat 07-Jan-17 14:34:55

I've had neck surgery and have tried just about every type of pillow going. The best for me by far is a water pillow, it goes everywhere with me. You can adjust the water to what is comfortable for you, and then add a bit more as the pillow squishes down over time.

HeyMacWey Sat 07-Jan-17 14:36:46

This dunlopillo is brilliant. But it's latex.

But for anyone not bothered about that it really is a brilliant pillow if you're a side sleeper. Saved my neck and shoulders from hideous pain.

gobbin Sat 07-Jan-17 17:57:35

I second a Baavet pillow, I previously had a medium one and got on well with it. They are dear though.

Bought the IKEA pillow below two weeks ago. It's feather/down and comes in softer or firmer. I have the firmer one which isn't hard but gives good support. No neck pain.

IKEA Jordrok pillow

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