Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Pillow Talk

Let's talk about pillows...

The past few years I have purchased pillows from Target and Walmart. They were so cheap, usually under $5. What a great deal I thought! Until not even a month later, the pillow went flat. I tried to fluff them and put them in the drier, but the result was always the same. Flat. Solution: Go out and purchase a new one. Until I realized, these pillows weren't such a great deal after all, if I had to buy a new one frequently.

Over the summer, I started to notice that I was getting up at night to fix or fluff my pillow. This would happen about once or twice during the night until recently when I got fed up. My shoulder or neck would occasionally feel off like I slept wrong too. I decided I would invest in a good quality pillow. Why is that so hard to do?! I guess justifying spending $50-$60 on just a pillow was what was holding me back.

Mattress stores sell them for around $80. I saw a friend post that Costco sells them a little more affordably. However, I don't have a membership there. I was passing by Ikea after attending a family funeral this week and decided to take a look at their pillows. They had a huge selection! King size, queen size, soft and firm, feather, down fill and polyester, memory foam, etc. They list the percentages of fill and exactly what feathers or fibers are inside on the display which is helpful. There was a whole section of the store dedicated to pillows and comforters.

I decided to purchase the Guldpalm pillow in firm for me and the soft version for Chris. I tested several out in the store. As silly as it looks, you really need to test them out. I liked that their pillows can be machine washed and come sterilized. Once you open them, I don't think you can return them since the sterile seal has been broken. So, as excited as I was to try out my new pillow, I was too scared to open it and try it out! It was $60 and what if it didn't work for me? Thankfully, it was just fine and I got a perfect night's sleep.

What type of pillow do you use? Where do you purchase pillows?

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