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My Pillow Review | Should You Get One?

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You have probably seen the commercials or come across the My Pillow at your local mall. Maybe you heard about it from a friend who either loves it or hates it. Somewhere along the line you heard about the My Pillow and were wondering, is the My Pillow worth it?

my pillow kiosk

In this My Pillow review I break down all the components of the My Pillow and try to dispel some of the common My Pillow complaints. Please keep in mind, if you find a pillow that works for you, stick with it! Some people swear by My Pillow but they probably haven’t slept on as many different pillows as I have. This gives me a great deal of context in which to compare the My Pillow against dozens of other brands.

My Pillow is made in Minnesota, my home state. I appreciate that it is a Made in the USA product and supports our local economy.

My Pillow kiosk 2

Here are some of the listed benefits of the My Pillow as listed on the website:

OFFICIAL PILLOW OF THE NATIONAL SLEEP FOUNDATION!
Patented interlocking fill adjusts to your exact individual needs!
Four different loft levels!
10-Year warranty – will not go flat, stays cool!
60-Day Money Back Guarantee (less S&H)
Custom fit sizing – Fits your size and sleeping position (for stomach, back AND side sleepers) for the most comfortable pillow for you

Findings

I purchased the My Pillow  from Amazon.com. I really like how easy it is to both purchase and make returns from Amazon. Rather than have to put up with the hassle of returning it if I didn’t like it, I thought I would  use Amazon to be safe since their returns are easy and hassle free.  The Amazon price is a bit cheaper than the website. Right now Amazon has the My Pillow Classic Queen size for $49.95 while the official My Pillow website lists it for $99.97.  However,  you do get a promo code from the website to reduce the cost to 49.99 which is in line with Amazon however there is a shipping charge of $10 to buy from the website. 

When the My Pillow arrived from Amazon it came in a standard Amazon box and was wrapped in plastic like this:

My Pillow

I was expecting a somewhat heavier pillow. This is one of the lightest pillows I have reviewed so I was a little worried that it wouldn’t live up to my expectations. Per the instructions on the packaging, I put the pillow in my dryer for 15 minutes on a cool setting. It fluffed up very nicely and there was no odor after putting in the dryer. I used a dryer sheet just for the fresh scent .  After taking a nap with it and sleeping on it for a few nights, I found it to be a really  nice pillow.  I like lighter pillows because I sometimes move mine around at night so this was a nice benefit.

My Pillow premium comes in different levels of firmness. However, I have heard from friends who also bought that their sizing chart isn’t always accurate. Part of the issue is that the sizing chart bases which color to get based off your shirt size. I think a better rule of thumb is as follows:

Yellow Level: (Least Firm) Stomach Sleepers
White Level: (Medium): Back Sleepers
Green Level: (Firm): Side Sleepers
Blue Level: (Extra Firm) Side Sleepers

The filling inside is supportive but not overstuffed so that I can’t move it around as needed.  This pillow really cradles your neck and left me with no soreness in the morning. It also does a wonderful job with temperature regulation since it’s not a solid piece of foam.  

One drawback is that you cannot adjust the amount of filling inside of it. It would be nice if there was a zipper where you can remove foam if you found it to be too firm however you can return it hassle free if you need to go with a thinner or thicker pillow. 

I think the MyPillow will be well received by stomach sleepers in particular who prefer a thinner pillow that is also able to provide some neck support and is easy to move around. People are very particular about what pillow they like so it would be hard to say that one is necessarily better than another. What I can say is that this pillow has a very unique feel that I have not come across in any other pillow. Your head sinks into it a perfect amount.

 I think if you try out this pillow with the right expectations, you should be pleased with the results. My advice would be to  buy it HERE through Amazon to order since it will be much more hassle free.  The coupon codes you can use through the website will just discount it to the Amazon price anyway. 

There’s something about My PIllow that makes it feel like no other. Many people absolutely love it and wouldn’t consider any other pillow. Finding the right pillow can take time,  the pillows on this site give you a good overview of what’s on the market and what to expect before you make a purchase.

Update January 26, 2015

I have been sleeping on the My Pillow every since I first purchased it many months ago and its still my “Go To” pillow. I like that it’s light and that I can easily adjust it during the night. I realize how much I depend on it when I have to stay at a hotel without it. Below is a video explaining the difference between the My Pillow Original and My Pillow Premium.

 

Here’s a video comparing the My Pillow vs My Pillow Premium

As I said, I have tested dozens of pillows and I keep coming back to My Pillow every night when I’m not testing another pillow. It just works.

In January 2017 the Better Business Bureau downgraded their rating of My Pillow to an F. This is because they have been running the buy one get one free offer for over a year and this violates FTC rules. This is another reason why I advise using Amazon to purchase this product.

I still haven’t found a pillow that feels similar to the My Pillow. Many of the shredded foam pillows on the market use a denser foam which doesn’t have as much bounce. They also cannot be washed.

Shop My Pillow via Amazon to get their 30 Day return guarantee and a great price! If anything check out the My Pillow reviews on Amazon. For more information.

Check out my other pillow reviews to find out which is right for you: Sleep Sherpa Pillow Reviews


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My Pillow

My Pillow
8.58333333333

Firmness

7/10

    Cuddly

    9/10

      Neck Support

      10/10

        Price

        8/10

          Off Gassing

          9/10

            Sleeps Cool

            9/10

              Pros

              • Suprisingly comfortable
              • Light
              • Cuddly
              • Great for side and stomach sleepers
              • washable

              Cons

              • Fill not adjustable

              Ben • June 15, 2015


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              Comments

              1. Debbie December 10, 2015 - 1:40 pm Reply

                Hi! FWIW, I and a couple of family members have these pillows. They come in four levels of firmness.

                Thanks for providing this site with all of your great reviews!

              2. BeBe January 6, 2016 - 3:38 pm Reply

                Firmness

                5

                Cuddly

                5

                Neck Support

                0.2

                Price

                5

                Off Gassing

                8

                Sleeps Cool

                8

                I bought a My Pillow from Bed Bath and Beyond. I was really hoping for a good nights sleep. That did not happen. I am a side sleeper. I did not notice any unusual smells and it “scrunched” nicely but I woke up with a stiff neck everyday for the week that I used it. I returned it to BB&B with no problems. So now I am back in search of a good pillow. I have already tried a Temperpedic and hated it. Also it was not returnable so that was $90 down a rat hole.

              3. Walt Jones January 12, 2016 - 1:30 pm Reply

                Thanks for the thorough review. You address the concerns I had from reading other sites.

              4. Cissy B February 24, 2016 - 4:15 am Reply

                Hello and thank you for your most excellent website.
                Two of the 4 links in your My Pillow review go to the “Standard Classic Firm” model and two go to the “Standard Classic Medium” pillow. Which pillow model is represented in your review/video?

              5. Linda Hansen March 29, 2016 - 6:28 pm Reply

                I thought they sounded great so I bought 2 for myself and 2 for my grandson. I followed the instructions when I got them and heated them in the dryer. Then I used them that night. MISTAKE #1. It felt like I was sleeping on a lumpy pillow. I felt like the princess and the pea story! MISTAKE #2. I slept on it for a 2nd night. NO BETTER! Then I emailed to see about getting a refund. I met resistance on 2 different emails. Unfortunately, I had deleted my email receipt so I figured the company was going to fight me tooth and nail for a refund so just said forget it and gave the pillows away. I wasted $200+. Please read this and save your money!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

              6. R. Andersen wfswo@yahoo.com April 7, 2016 - 3:13 pm Reply

                Firmness

                1.6

                Cuddly

                2.4

                Neck Support

                1.7

                Price

                8.6

                Off Gassing

                3

                Sleeps Cool

                3.5

                Advertised as the best pillow according to the National Sleep Foundation? The National Sleep Foundation is the creation of the “inventor” of MyPillow. What a joke on the consumers! Superb marketing of an item made from scraps! It’s obvious from the commercials that it is lumpy, and in the TV ads the pillow is in constant motion by its creator, so its lumpiness is somewhat masked in the commercials. Shredded foam pieces are remnants of cuts from solid foam, and this is not organic or latex, but the cheapest of chemically produced foams. Of course this doesn’t mean that you won’t like the pillow, but returning it is costly. Return shipping costs are not refundable if you don’t like the pillow, and the commercial is carefully worded so that the description is as advertised.

              7. Michael May 1, 2016 - 10:51 pm Reply

                My parents swear by their My Pillow pillows. Personally, they compact too much for me, but I didn’t notice any lumpiness.

                That being said, I think you should very closely check your facts. I have been unable to locate any information indicating that the creator of the My Pillow pillow also founded the National Sleep Foundation. In fact, given that the NSF was founded in 1990, and the My Pillow pillow did not come on the market until 2004 (and didn’t take off until 2010 or so, and wasn’t selected as the official pillow of NSF until 2014) this seems unlikely. If you have information to the contrary, I would be interested in seeing it (as such a action could violate numerous consumer protection laws). Otherwise, accusing somebody of actions which have potentially criminal implications could be seen as libel.

              8. Shaun November 17, 2016 - 4:10 pm Reply

                I don’t think people should post dishonest comments. Just the facts. Do your fellow Americans a favor and don’t lie. We work hard for our money just want the truth. Referring to other comments not the blog writer

              9. Mark34476@gmail.com November 30, 2016 - 12:29 am Reply

                Firmness

                5.3

                Cuddly

                5.4

                Neck Support

                8.7

                Price

                9.8

                Off Gassing

                4.6

                Sleeps Cool

                10

                I have a pair of my pillows. The my pillow premiums with the gusseted sides is for side sleepers giving it a taller profile to accommodate the space from you head to mattress . The regular my pillow that you like is flatter for back or stomach sleepers . I really love my regular my pillows. I talked about them so much my mom and other family members went and bought them and they seem to be very happy with them too .you have a great site very informative I learn a lot from it . Thanks

              10. kmdchic@aol.com January 14, 2017 - 6:32 am Reply

                Firmness

                7.9

                Cuddly

                8.6

                Neck Support

                9.4

                Price

                6.3

                Off Gassing

                6.4

                Sleeps Cool

                7.5

                Received 2 My Pillows for Christmas. WOW. They are amazing. I was skeptical, but they are everything they are advertised to be.

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