I just want a nice pillow. Any advice?
ArseInTheCoOpWindow · 19/03/2023 15:53
I’m so sick of the fuckers. They’re all shite.
Fancy posh quilted one was like sleeping on a bag of rocks after 5 months. Super posh memory foam one was like sleeping on a slab of bread.
Dd has has informed me she hates her goose feather ones (as do l) so I’m sort of stuck in a shit pillowgate situation.
Please recommend me a nice comfy pillow that doesn’t lose its shape and cause the pillowcase to twist round it. Is this rocket science?😭
NoParticularPattern · 19/03/2023 20:31
We have some of these www.bensonsforbeds.co.uk/products/igel-side-sleeper-deep-pillow/?sku=KAYPIL200 and they’re brilliant. We got them free with our bed as no way in this planet would I spend £75 on a pillow but they’re great. I also love our thick slabs of memory foam from Dunelm about 7 years ago too. They don’t make ones the same any more and anyone who does are ££££ for similar and not willing to spend that cash if it’s shit and not the same!! But the igel are lovely and still in production!
Catnipples · 19/03/2023 20:33
I must have tried around 15 pillows over the last few years: Tempur, bamboo, John Lewis, M&S, Premier Inn, Simba, Kuddly and have hated them all and sent them back. Or kept them and they've gone flat within weeks.
But then, after pretty much giving up all hope, I finally found the Holy Grail of Pillows: the Dorma Dream pillow from Dunelm:
The best £22 I have ever spent. It is like sleeping on a cloud, holds its shape, is not too soft or too hard. I am genuinely considering stockpiling them in case they discontinue it.
Have had it 6 months and still like new.
whirlyhead · 19/03/2023 20:36
I’ve tried every tempur pillow there is. My house is a tempur pillow graveyard. All too firm as was the panda one and the simba one goes quite manky looking after a year or so. Also tried savoy pillows and hated them too. I currently have a mela standard which I’ve had for about 18 months and it’s still nice and relatively soft and fluffy.
ArseInTheCoOpWindow · 19/03/2023 20:46
ScrummyDiva2 · 19/03/2023 20:41
Premier Inn ones don't last. Great at first, but you'll only get a couple of months comfort from them. The Simba pillow has stayed great though- definitely worth the extra money!
😭don’t tell me that! I’ve just ordered some😣😣
Otins · 19/03/2023 20:47
Which? did a guide on them earlier this week and the Simba Hybrid was their favourite. simbasleep.com/products/simba-hybrid-pillow I'm in a similar position to you, so i am tempted to get one.
Neverknowinglysensible · 19/03/2023 21:02
if the premier inn ones don’t work, try Fine Bedding dual support memory foam. They are great. Microfibre on one side, memory foam on the other and don’t twist.
I used to buy new pillows every couple of months as I could never find any that were soft but supportive. These last for a good 18 months before I throw them on principle. I know I’m wasteful, but I read once about how bedding becomes full of cast off skin etc. and I just have never been able to forget it.
CurlyhairedAssassin · 19/03/2023 21:30
DH skits me for being so particular about pillows. But I just can't sleep if it's not right. So many of them are far too high/stuffed. Or too hard. Or too soft so that if you're lying on your side it fluffs around your mouth and nose and you can't breathe.
I took DS to Ikea to get some uni stuff, and while he was getting a pillow I thought I'd get one too. I got the Lundtrav low pillow. DS got the high version. I love mine, it's perfect. Gets great reviews too. DS likes his I think but it's far too high for me and gets poor reviews.
Someone recommended Dorma Full Forever pillows upthread. I bought one of those a few years back but it's far too high and firm.
The Lundtrav one feels like the cloud like ones I've had in posh hotels.
spelunky · 20/03/2023 06:54
I quite like my Nanu:
Although, tbh, I think pillows are one of those things that you can really overthink!
I also bought this one from Dunelm at around the same time:
I now have both on my bed and I honestly couldn't tell you which is which in terms of how they feel. It's been about 2 years and they're both fine and not too flat.
JollyJolene · 20/03/2023 07:13
I have a Silent Night pillow from Amazon that I like but it’s not old enough for me to guarantee it’ll last you.
The best pillows I’ve ever slept on were in Disney, (Caribbean Resort) called Sobella Supremo from sobelathome
I know this as I googled it when I got home and it seems many other people liked the pillows too. Surely, hotel pillows must get some bashing.
Whatwouldnanado · 20/03/2023 07:31
Have a look in TKMaxx. We have 'box' shaped rectangular regular size duck down and feather pillows from there topped with Soak and Sleep duck down and feather regular ones. They wash beautifully, always comfy. Have spent loads over the years on various synthetic ones.
CaringIsWaring · 20/03/2023 09:47
@ArseInTheCoOpWindow thinking about your twisty pillow issue -maybe you should get a pillow protector as it will provide a bit of friction between the slippery pillow and the slippery pillow case.
They are like thinner pillow cases designed to protect the pillow from sweat etc. I bet that would solve your problem as they tend to be non-slippery.
CaringIsWaring · 20/03/2023 11:21
@ArseInTheCoOpWindow I want you to know that I thought about you when I was getting into bed and plumping up my pillow and went "aha! the twisty thing must be because the pillow case slides round. she needs a pillow protector".
Isn't that a weird feature of life?
That hours later I thought about someone who I will never know or meet because something that may be of help to them and from your perspective a total stranger was thinking of you in the night!
ArseInTheCoOpWindow · 24/03/2023 08:35
The Premier Inn ones are here and are wonderful. Maybe a bit ‘high’ but l hoofed the underneath pillow out.
Bouncy and comfortable. They are quite big, but fit snuggly in a pillowcase and l prefer this.
Thank you for recommending them.
JustJamie5 · 24/03/2023 09:15
It looks like you’ve found some pillow success! I hope they last!
I’m not sure if this is helpful but I’ve found that the combination is important- I need a firm but thin bottom pillow and a more squishy top pillow. At the moment the bottom one is a synthetic one the top is wool (I can see you’re allergic but for anyone who isn’t and who is browsing yous thread for help - the baavet pillow has a zip in it so you can adjust the squishyness and I prefer wool to feather as it doesn’t flatten too much!)
Ive had my current combo for ages. My partner changes pillows every few month because he can’t crack what he wants….. I do think it’s very Individual!
dinmin · 26/03/2023 23:17
GymNewbie · 19/03/2023 20:28
Soak and sleep ones.
Omg i was the same as you. I got the 4 for me and dh. Honest they're amazing. Plump lovely don't lump was about £70 for 4 on offer
I have one that’s too firm (box pillow) - it’s like my head isn’t heavy enough!
Have another that’s too soft 🤦♀️
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