Have I ever told you how much I love sleeping? When sleep is good it can be totally restorative. When it's not it can be a nightmare. I rarely suffer from insomnia. I used to be more likely to wake up with a headache or a crooked neck. We got a great mattress a few years ago, some really soft cotton sheets and a lightweight down blanket. They all seem to help in creating that good night's rest.
Finding the right combination of things I think is key to a good nights rest and your pillow is like the cherry on the sundae if you have the right one.
A little background: I was in a car accident over 6 years where I was hit from behind by a guy going 35-40 mph and suffered a 'mild' case of whiplash and a sprained neck and it's never been the same. The accident coupled with the fact that I spend too much time sitting down at a computer makes my neck a bit finicky and if I sleep too long with my neck in an incorrect position I get headaches.
My pillow is VERY important to me and I got a lovely offer to try out two Tempur-Pedic pillows right after I had just spoken with my chiropractor who had recommended I try one out. For the last several weeks I have been using Tempur-Pedic's The NeckPillow and the boy has been using The ComfortPillow.
The NeckPillow's shape helps to support the neck and keep it in the proper position (spine alignment is important here!) while sleeping. I can't really say one bad thing about the pillow. It's comfortable and the Tempur-Pedic foam, which has been tested and proven to be the highest quality foam out there, does not make me hot when I sleep.
The boy is a bit less picky about his pillows, but he was really pleased with The ComfortPillow. It is made out of the same material as The NeckPillow but is not as firm and is in the shape of a traditional pillow.
Both pillow are made out of the same pressure-relieving foam that their mattresses are. I have slept in a Tempur-Pedic mattress once and that foam does what they say it does (supports, comforms to your body) and is very comfortable. Both pillows came with a soft, removable and washable cotton (75%) and polyester (25%) cover. When you first take them out of the box they do have a smell, but it is in no way an offensive one and slowly goes away.
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Just a little programming note: This is the first time I have ever reviewed products that I been given gratuitously. Up until now I have always turned them down for a number of reasons. I felt fairly confident this time though that I would be able to truthfully give this product a thumbs up and a recommendation based on what I had heard from various sources and am glad my instincts were right.
If it's time for a new pillow at your house, I would definitely check these out first!