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    So who's got the scoop on special pillows?

    Any opinions of pillows like the memory foam things or swedish neck pillows or what have you? No ailments being addressed, just wondering if they increase the comfort factor or not.
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    We've got a few. I used them for a bit, but stopped because I didn't like them. My wife now uses one of them and says she doesn't like it, but she has noticed less neck pain.

    The problem (my problem that is) with them is that you almost have to lay in the correct position for them to be comfortable. You can't do the things people like to do like turning them sideways, fluffing them, bending them over, etc..... I think they work because they pretty much "force" you to sleep in the correct position, either side or on back and at appropriate height without head moving much. I am a restless sleeper and can't sleep in one place all night.....therefore it doesn't work well for me.
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    buck-weed pillow

    been using the same one for... well probably 6~7 years.
    just give it some sunlight once in a while.

    it conforms to a height you give it. meaning you're not forced into one position and can squish or flatten the pillow as you toss about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite View Post
    We've got a few. I used them for a bit, but stopped because I didn't like them. My wife now uses one of them and says she doesn't like it, but she has noticed less neck pain.

    The problem (my problem that is) with them is that you almost have to lay in the correct position for them to be comfortable. You can't do the things people like to do like turning them sideways, fluffing them, bending them over, etc..... I think they work because they pretty much "force" you to sleep in the correct position, either side or on back and at appropriate height without head moving much. I am a restless sleeper and can't sleep in one place all night.....therefore it doesn't work well for me.
    Get one you fill with water and you'll avoid most of those problems.

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    If it works for you you'll love it. If not, you won't.

    Many of my clients have tried all sorts of pillows, I'd say it's a 60/40 split as to who doesn't like them to who does, but that's just anecdotal and off the top of my head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by no motor? View Post
    Get one you fill with water and you'll avoid most of those problems.
    Bad idea if you have cats.
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    I bought my gf a $40 authentic down filled pillow. At first it was kind of stiff, but I laid down on it last week and have to admit its awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    buck-weed pillow

    been using the same one for... well probably 6~7 years.
    just give it some sunlight once in a while.

    it conforms to a height you give it. meaning you're not forced into one position and can squish or flatten the pillow as you toss about.
    Oooo, good one! I think I can get them in Amish country a few miles south.
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    The real question is how well do they work for putting under your lady before special activities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DataJunkie View Post
    The real question is how well do they work for putting under your lady before special activities.
    Yeah, like for her to sit on so she can see the chessboard. I'm sure that's what you meant.

    I used one for a while. Liked it. Dunno why I stopped. Liked it well enough to take on camping trips, but I'm back to using a down pillow. Hard to beat going down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danarnold View Post
    Yeah, like for her to sit on so she can see the chessboard. I'm sure that's what you meant.

    I used one for a while. Liked it. Dunno why I stopped. Liked it well enough to take on camping trips, but I'm back to using a down pillow. Hard to beat going down.
    Word.

    Shoulda known where pillow talk would go in here.
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    I don't use pillows if I can avoid it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    I don't use pillows if I can avoid it.
    I do, but not necessarily for sleeping
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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    I do, but not necessarily for sleeping
    Oh, well, there are a lot of fun things to do with pillows, I just don't like my head being propped up while I'm sleeping.

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    I started using feather/down pillows a few years ago and now I'm not going back to anything else. Yes you should air them out regularly and they don't last forever but the way you can adjust them and they way they conform to your head is just the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spreggy View Post
    Oooo, good one! I think I can get them in Amish country a few miles south.
    I liked the one I had years ago, but the hulls began to break down after a few months. It's kind of like a bean-bag chair for your head. I use a memory foam pillow now. Works pretty well, but what KT notes about the positioning is a factor. I actually have a small pillow I put under it, so I have it at the right height for sleeping on my side.
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    Let me ask this about memory foam. It appears that the whole benefit is that once it takes the shape of your head, it doesn't pull with tension at the corners so to speak. But does that make it hard to move around a bit? Does it give you the "ahhhhh" feeling you would hope for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoelS View Post
    Bad idea if you have cats.
    My haven't punctured it yet, and I doubt they will. The water bladder is under enough foam they can't get at it, and my last cat loved to lay on mine.

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    For me it felt like it kept my head from being able to move around freely.

    Also, memory foam is NOT "airy".....so if you are prone to getting hot easily while sleeping, a memory foam pillow may make it worse.

    Quote Originally Posted by Spreggy View Post
    Let me ask this about memory foam. It appears that the whole benefit is that once it takes the shape of your head, it doesn't pull with tension at the corners so to speak. But does that make it hard to move around a bit? Does it give you the "ahhhhh" feeling you would hope for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spreggy View Post
    Any opinions of pillows like the memory foam things or swedish neck pillows or what have you? No ailments being addressed, just wondering if they increase the comfort factor or not.
    Sobakawa, or similar buckwheat husk filled pillow. I don't sleep on anything else. Lots of support.

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    100% goose down pillow. The trick to keeping it from deflating too much when you put your head down, is to first use a tight fitting pillow case with a zipper. Then put a regular pillow case over top.

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