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Thread: Where To Buy A Good Pillow?

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    I got so much good advice on here about mattresses,would like to ask about bed pillows.
    I've bought ones that looked/felt great & were pancakes in no time. Also had a couple that were solid as rocks & leave a crick in my neck.
    Do you have a fav brand/store for buying pillows? A neighbor said she hasn't bought any in 20 yrs!!!! Guess I'm just not good at picking pillows. :(

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    Be ready to spend some money$$ I have several and they are all fine 20 to 30 years later. Go to Macy's they have some good ones...

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    I've had a feather pillow that is an embarrassment to my hubby...it actually spits feathers now. It's not like I couldn't make a case for it and sew it inside (gosh what a novel idea :)) but I did that before and it did change the way the pillow "felt" inside the case.

    So I bucked up and bought a new "fluffy" pillow...OMG...I thought I was sleeping on a 2' high block of fluff...that wouldn't flatten for anything. After a couple hours of fighting that rascal I tossed it on the floor and got my "normal" pillow back.

    DH tried the "new" pillow too thinking it looked comfy...it also got the toss again, lol. Funny thing is ... it didn't look that fluffy in the store.

    Good luck. Me and my feather pillow will have to be together until all the feathers are gone it seems.

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    I like the down pillows from Ikea. I like a thin pillow so I made 2 out of mine. My DH likes a thicker pillow but still would rather have down.

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    I am a picky pillow person... I have neck and back issues.
    I have shopped everywhere for pillows.. allways go back to JCPenney or Macy's....... I'm one of those dumb looking ppl that puts my head ON the pillow in the store( thru the plastic)
    BTW.... for all the cast offs....I save the plastics and I give them as gifts to my kids and parents ( ANYTHING is better than the pillows they normally have... they use them til they die!) Between DH and I we have 7 kids... I outfitted all the kids and my parents in pillows one year, during the pillow search!

    I have a feather pillow that I got from mom... it is a bit ' stale" smelling... any ideas on how to freshen it up? The fabric looks ok, but outdated..... but I dont want to make a new case for all those feathers.....it is currently residing on my back deck in the SUNSHINE...... one can hope.

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    For sure.....I know just what you mean :thumbup: When we go to visit DD & family in Fl, my pillows go too!Think they use wally world stuff till it shreds :-D

    Sun will prob help the stale smell....especially hot sun. Can it be washed? I like to wash pillows on a very hot,sunny day & dry them on the porch.Have you tried Free Breeze?

    Quote Originally Posted by bluteddi
    I am a picky pillow person... I have neck and back issues.
    I have shopped everywhere for pillows.. allways go back to JCPenney or Macy's....... I'm one of those dumb looking ppl that puts my head ON the pillow in the store( thru the plastic)
    BTW.... for all the cast offs....I save the plastics and I give them as gifts to my kids and parents ( ANYTHING is better than the pillows they normally have... they use them til they die!) Between DH and I we have 7 kids... I outfitted all the kids and my parents in pillows one year, during the pillow search!

    I have a feather pillow that I got from mom... it is a bit ' stale" smelling... any ideas on how to freshen it up? The fabric looks ok, but outdated..... but I dont want to make a new case for all those feathers.....it is currently residing on my back deck in the SUNSHINE...... one can hope.
    :thumbup: :-D

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    I like the ones from JCPenney that have a gusset around the edge. They don't seem to flatten out as quickly.

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    There is just nothing like sleeping on a great pillow. I truley believe in spending $$ to get a great pillow. I like Macy's for Down pillows. Do not confuse feather with down.... HUGE difference.

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    My problem is... what is a comfortable pillow? I have used throw pillows, thick, thin, hard and soft pillows.I have used feather, down and that stuff that bounces back. Bouncing back doesn't help if it doesn't support your neck!!! When you find one ,et me know what it is.

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    A good feather pillow for me too :D:D:D

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    I tend to like very firm pillows, and often stuff two pillows into one pillowcase. It helps use up all those old ones we all seem to accumulate.

    DH is away this week, and somehow, I ended up on his Tempurpedic pillow. I have to say it's rather enjoyable. I don't know how much it costs, but now I want one for myself.

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    I have found that the feather pillows at Sam's Club are good quality pillows and the price is reasonable.

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    I have found that the feather pillows at Sam's Club are good quality pillows and the price is reasonable.

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    My daughter gave me a memory foam pillow. I love it. It isn't one of those that are supposed to support you neck. It is like a regular pillow but is made with memory foam. it weigh a lot but i wouldn't it trade for any other pillow.

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    I think pillow preference is very subjective. We all sleep differently. Having said that, my husband and I both love our memory foam pillows. I believe I got them at Target, can't remember what I paid. I don't like hard pillows, but I also don't like pillows that are too soft and my head sinks all the way down to the mattress. The memory foam is soft enough to be comfortable, but firm enough that it still supports my head.

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    bought mine from my chiropractor. It's almost like a memory foam pillow. Love it.

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    The memory foam ones are awesome, but I still need two pillows for post nasal drip so I use the memory foam on the bottom and a nice squishy foam pillow on top. Used to love feather pillows from Northern Nights (QVC) but the quality has gone downhill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hannajo
    .......Tempurpedic pillow. I have to say it's rather enjoyable. I don't know how much it costs, but now I want one for myself.
    When I looked at them here in town 6 months ago they were in the $150 range. :shock: :cry:

    Jan in VA

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    I got some pillows at Kmart a while ago
    and they were down. they were called "Grandma Pillows". LOVE LOVE LOVE them.......but now they don't sell them anymore. Boo hoo. I too have been on a pillow hunt. Good luck with yours.

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    I'm on the hunt for a new pillow also. I'm a side sleeper so I need one that doesn't squish too much. I can't use down/feather because I'm allergic to that.

    ::shrugs:: I will google information & see what turns up. :)

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    Macy's or Penney's for me...Never got a bad one...Always wait for a sale...Penney's runs one that's buy one and get the second for one penny...that's my favorite.

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    My pillow is small size, filled with Buckwheat grains. It was on sale about 75 percent OFF, at Filene's Basement, a well-known discount store in Washington, DC.

    Never get the buckwheat wet--not even damp. Double-case it at all times, with a heavy muslin inner case, to prevent sweat, oily hair, perfume, spilled foods... or any other hair product from messing up the actual pillow.

    It is wonderful, especially a benefit to anyone who tosses and turns, sleeps light, and must re-adjust all through the night, has neck pains, etc. I don't think I could live without it, I travel with it. ---Oh, and did I mention I've been using it for almost 23 years?

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    I like my sobakawa cloud pillow. It really straightens my neck and helps me breath better. Be aware tho, get the bigger one because the "regular" size is the size of a travel pillow.

    Since I bought it I have not woken up with neck pain!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hannajo
    I tend to like very firm pillows, and often stuff two pillows into one pillowcase. It helps use up all those old ones we all seem to accumulate.

    DH is away this week, and somehow, I ended up on his Tempurpedic pillow. I have to say it's rather enjoyable. I don't know how much it costs, but now I want one for myself.
    I have a tempurpedic pillow, love it. won't ever use a different pillow. took a night to get used to it. also have a tempurpedic bed, omg, I love that thing.

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    Bluteddi,
    That is hilarious. I TOO have done the same thing in the store with pillows. I thought I was the only one who did such a thing. hehe Glad to hear I'm not the only one.

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