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Good Pillows

Hoping someone can help me out. Do you guys have any recommendations for a good pillow? At the moment i am using a long body pillow with a regular pillow on top of it.

Maybe because my pillows are too high or cause i toss and turn a lot but i been getting neck pains that hurt when turning my head.
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A pillow is very personal, you need to keep trying different ones until you find the perfect one for you. I don't think recommendation works that well. For me, i am the type that doesn't like pillows, I used to sleep without one, Then eventually I bought into the hypes of memory foam and all that stuff, after years of switching to different pillows, now i am back to a super thin one, as thin as my bath towel. I find that there are only 2 comfortable options for me, either no (or thin) pillow, or one of those neck pillows that supports your neck only and do not touch your head.
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I agree. You'll just have to try different ones and see which one you like. I found the memory foam pillows at Costco are really good for me. They're around $36 reg price.

Also, I do find that sometimes I have issues with my neck and ribs. My chiropractor fixes everything in 1 or 2 sessions. If you have insurance then give that a try. You just might need an alignment.
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I like my bouncy latex pillow.

I looked for the lowest profile I could find...then I ripped out a shallow crater when I received it to make it a bit lower. (I am 80% back sleeper.)
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Does anyone have the purple pillow? Very pricy, not sure if it's actually good or they have great marketing.
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gekaizer wrote:
Oct 8th, 2018 2:33 pm
Does anyone have the purple pillow? Very pricy, not sure if it's actually good or they have great marketing.
I was just going to let OP know about this purple pillow. I saw the ad on youtube the other day, and the ad itself is very informative. Not sure if it's really going to make a difference or it's just snake oil.
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I love the memory foam pillows at costco.. took me a while to get used to it but now its a dream to sleep on!!! Best pillow I've ever had.
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I like super firm and form fitting pillows. So my sobakawa pillow is what gets me to sleep. I bring it traveling too sadly.
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Aznkid2000 wrote:
Oct 3rd, 2018 4:02 pm
Hoping someone can help me out. Do you guys have any recommendations for a good pillow? At the moment i am using a long body pillow with a regular pillow on top of it.

Maybe because my pillows are too high or cause i toss and turn a lot but i been getting neck pains that hurt when turning my head.
Get a chiropractic pillow. I used to have the same problem until my chiro noticed I have broad/wide shoulders versus my neck length. What happens is if you dont use a proper pillow and as the pillow wears out your neck/head will bend in curved fashion instead of being horizontal in position. Thus, resulting in pain at based of neck and vertebrae beneath the skull. Now you mention the pain when turning your head. It's possible you have locked vertebrae which can occur from the turning of the head improperly and staying in that position for long periods of time. ie. sleeping. Again, best to see a chiro first to see what exactly is causing the pain and then choosing the right pillow. Not everyone is the same.


Example pillows from chiro wholesaler.
http://www.kosim.ca/products/pillows.html
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ds2chan wrote:
Oct 5th, 2018 12:16 pm
I agree. You'll just have to try different ones and see which one you like. I found the memory foam pillows at Costco are really good for me. They're around $36 reg price.

Also, I do find that sometimes I have issues with my neck and ribs. My chiropractor fixes everything in 1 or 2 sessions. If you have insurance then give that a try. You just might need an alignment.
What's strange is I bought the Novaform pillows a few years ago from Costco. I liked them, but washing them was a pain. They wouldn't dry no matter how long put them in the dryer. I guess I kept it too long in the dryer as the cool side gel started to leak. I bought them again recently, but I noticed they are far thinner than before. The previous ones were a little too puffy, but once worked in, it was perfect, these new ones are so flat that they are giving me neck pains.

I rarely ever return anything to Costco, but I probably will with these.
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Oct 19th, 2018 1:02 pm
What's strange is I bought the Novaform pillows a few years ago from Costco. I liked them, but washing them was a pain. They wouldn't dry no matter how long put them in the dryer. I guess I kept it too long in the dryer as the cool side gel started to leak. I bought them again recently, but I noticed they are far thinner than before. The previous ones were a little too puffy, but once worked in, it was perfect, these new ones are so flat that they are giving me neck pains.

I rarely ever return anything to Costco, but I probably will with these.
Check the washing instructions but I thought these pillows are not supposed to go in the washing machine. Why would you wash a pillow? You can wash the pillow case that you put on it and the cover that is already on the pillow.

I did a quick Google search and it said do not put memory foam in the washing machine or in the dryer. I guess you "broke" your original pillows.
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Oct 19th, 2018 1:29 pm
Check the washing instructions but I thought these pillows are not supposed to go in the washing machine. Why would you wash a pillow? You can wash the pillow case that you put on it and the cover that is already on the pillow.

I did a quick Google search and it said do not put memory foam in the washing machine or in the dryer. I guess you "broke" your original pillows.
My cat peed on them.
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joeyjoejoe wrote:
Oct 19th, 2018 1:44 pm
My cat peed on them.
damn.. that's horrible.

When I did a Google search it said to hand wash them (not in those words but I got the feeling that was what they were trying to get at). I did not read the drying instructions except for the part that said do not put them in the dryer.

After thinking about it, the new Novaform pillows do seem a little flatter when compared to the older ones. I was OK with it though.

If you have health insurance then you should definitely go see a chiropractor. Just to see if it'll help.
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Supposedly, a lot of neck and upper back pain is from being hunched over a lot, looking at ur phone or computer.
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Might not be what you want to spend but we checked out the Casper pillows today and are considering trying them out. We like a dense pillow with firm support. The 100 day sleep trial period makes me less worried to spend that much on king sized pillows.

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