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OT: I destroy pillows, and I cannot always sleep.

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by cometazzi, Nov 20, 2020.

  1. cometazzi

    cometazzi Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    I'm a side-sleeper, single guy in the bed all by myself (for now). Something I've had a real problem with over the last 5-7 years or so, is that I absolutely destroy pillows. They go flat in the center, and then I'll use the edges until they go flat. Takes me about 4-5 weeks to completely flatten a pillow beyond use.

    I don't know what I'm doing to them at night.

    I've been replacing them every six weeks or so, but it seems so wasteful. I usually buy the 'extra firm' pillows in the $10-$20 range at various department stores. The 'Never Goes Flat' types you see there are no better. I'll wreck those in the same amount of time, and then they're like having a Fun Noodle in a bag of trash.

    Something tells me I could spend more money on a pillow and have joy, but I'd hate to blow $100 on something that I'll have to replace in a month like all the others.


    Anyone else have this experience, and have you found a solution?
     
  2. Dereksys38

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    I too used to hate the flatness of those typical "firm" pillows, to me it felt just as floppy as the rest. Then about 4 years ago I got a bamboo one, and it's been firm but comfortable ever since! I'd personally suggest one of those.
     
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    Get one filled with buckwheat hulls. It can't go flat. You may or may not like the texture at first but it's get-used-to-able.

    Originated in Japan: Sobakawa, not to be mistaken for Soba Noodles.
     
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  5. Unionjack515

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    Yes don’t spend the extra money on an expensive down/feather pillow—I have and experienced the same problem as with cheaper ones. I find myself just stacking a couple that I’ve flattened and get a little more use out of them haha
     
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    I have a feather pillow that makes me feel like a millionaire. You just have to fluff it.

    The Mr. Pillow guy can bite my hairy arse!
     
  7. beanluc

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    Well, you can get them in normal Western pillow shapes too.
     
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    I've had a My Pillow for six or seven years and it's the best.
     
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  10. Jakedog

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    I’m pretty hard on pillows. The memory foam ones, if I spend some money and get a good one, usually last me a good while. I got one about a year ago that’s filled with shredded memory foam. I can’t put a dent in it. It is (for all appearances at this point) indestructible.

    Do you sweat a lot at night? I was on some meds for a couple years that gave horrible night sweats. Sweat breaks down anything in record time. I not only destroyed countless pillows, but a very expensive mattress. If you sweat a lot a waterproof pillow and mattress cover are your friends. They are a WHOLE lot different than the rubber covers they gave to bed wetters back in the day. Modern material makes it so you can’t even tell it’s there. They’ll make your stuff last a whole lot longer.
     
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    When I was single I fell asleep with the TV on and it never mattered what kind of pillow. The TV relaxed my busy mind .
     
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    Obviously, you are an alien.
    Do you by any chance have a 40 foot tic tac shaped craft hidden on your property?
    I'll send over a news crew with some free pillows for you to try out.
    If it's radioactivity emanating from you brain we may not have anything that will hold up, but do enough interviews and we will keep you supplied with fresh pillows.
     
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    As like @BigDaddyLH , ya gotta fluff it. Best to fluff in the AM for longest life. My second wife taught me this.

    Yeah, okay, no puns here, just the straight and narrow. Oh wait, that didn't come out right. Oh no.
     
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    Side sleeper who has 6" of titanium plates and 22 screws in his neck...the right pillow was a must. I tried about every gel and foam pillow on the market before landing on one that worked great and never flattened. More importantly, it doesn't move around at night due to the weight so it never ends up bunching up.

    I can't find any tag on it now, but it is a green memory foam. Probably a Serta or Beautyrest brand I suspect. I hated the gel ones and the hybrid gel / foam ones as well. This green memory foam though is great.
     
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    +1 on the sobakawa buckwheat-hull type.

    They last a long, long time, and there are other advantages as well:
    The spaces allow air to circulate very freely, unlike a foam filling.
    They mold to shape yet give more solid support than even the firmest Western fillings.

    They're different, and it does take a little while to get used to these.
    Once you do,nothing else measures up.
     
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    It may have a funny name. However, the Snuggle-Pedic company has really nice pillows. I got one for my better half recently, and she loves it. Great for side sleepers.
     
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    Had the same problem, tried all sorts of pillows 'till a got an Aldi special buy firm one, it's great.
     
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    I use foam pillows and have never had one flatten out.
     
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    I was given a My Pillow as a gift years ago. I like it. It'll flatten a bit due to my 20lb bowling ball head, but, I can flip it and survive the night. When it's too flat a few minutes in the dryer will bring it back for another month.
     
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    I have Polo down (not feather) pillows from the Ralph Lauren Polo, not outlet, store. Goose down quills don't penetrate the cover so the down stays put. The pillows don't flatten and they fluff pretty easily. I'll estimate that they last about 4 years before I get new ones and move the old ones to middle of the bed for the dogs. Dogs aren't as fussy. A pillow supports a whole papillion or Jack Russell. We have a Wheaten now and at 6 months, she's way too big for pillows. She's too big for the bed. She's using a hand me down down comforter folded to size. I wouldn't say good down lasts forever, but it lasts long enough to be handed down.
     
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