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