For quite a few years I've been using therapeutic pillows recommended by my chiropractor. Each long edge of the pillow has a different sized section of memory foam. I flip the pillow over to the correct side to support my neck depending on if I'm laying on my side or back.However, the last pillow I got didn't seem to last as long as it should have. The foam on the side I used the most started breaking down, and there was an indentation right in the middle of it. When I realized that it was time for a new pillow I decided to research other options. I looked in multiple stores, but the number of styles was overwhelming. How do you figure out what type of pillow would be comfortable, short of buying one to take home? And then if it's not, finding the time to return it.
At the beginning of December I went to the library to research something in Consumer Reports. The library staff hole punches the magazines for each year and places them in a binder. I quickly got the information I came for for, but as I was closing up the binder I saw a teaser on the front cover of a different issue for reviews of pillows. I turned to the article and took a photo of their recommendations for the best ones.
When Hubby Tony asked me for suggestions for Christmas presents, my list included a Coop Home Goods Original pillow, top-rated by Consumer Reports. On Christmas morning I opened a long, narrow box and found my new pillow--rolled up tightly and enclosed in plastic. When I took it out of the plastic the pillow was completely flat, but the instructions said that tossing it in the dryer for a short time would allow the memory foam to plump up. The instructions were spot on. Fifteen minutes later the pillow was fluffy and ready to use.
It took a couple of nights to get used to the firmer pillow, but now I can't imagine sleeping without it. My neck is supported no matter which way I'm laying in the bed. Each morning I give it a shake to get rid of any dips and it's ready to use again.
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