Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Pillow Talk

After waking up with a sore neck for the umpteenth time, I decided it was time to get my head in the game.

Since we spend one third of our lives asleep, I finally woke up and invested in some super comfy new pillows.
We'd been nuzzling cotton and polyester-filled pillows for years (plus one supportive memory-foam that lacks the cozy factor completely), so after my typical research-a-thon, I determined that my side and stomach-sleeping family would benefit from switching over to down-filled pillows.
phoenix down 75/25 pillow and double down around pillow
Reviews by Good HousekeepingSleep Like the Dead, and "Luxury Hotel Pillows Anyone Can Own" led me to purchase 2, medium support, Phoenix Down 75/25 pillows (3 year warranty) and 2 Pacific Coast Double Down Around pillows (5 year warranty). Both brands are machine washable, though of course, dry cleaning is recommended.
To protect the pillows from body/hair oils and drool, dust mites and allergens, I also invested in AllerSoft Cotton allergen control pillow protectors. These are easy to remove for monthly washing and should save me from having to wash the entire pillows more than the recommended 2x/year.

Before making purchases, do be sure to check the sizes of your current pillowcases. I accidentally ordered "queen" pillows and had to exchange them for the "standard" size that fit my cases. You don't want to have to buy all new bedding to match your pillows.
Once we were all set up with our new, fluffy pillows, my fella and I sampled both brands for one week to determine which we wanted to keep for our bed and which would best suit our kiddos. 

After supreme snuggle-sampling, we chose to keep the softer Phoenix pillows for ourselves and passed the slightly firmer (but ultra-comfy) Double Down Around pillows to the peanuts, who sometimes switch from stomach/side to back sleeping positions. 

Gotta say, I've been super psyched to hop into bed since these new pillows have made their debut. They mold to the body for perfect positioning and feel incredibly snuggly and supportive.

Aaaaaand I suddenly want a nap...

What are your go-to pillows when it comes to superior comfort and design?
Sweetest dreams to you, my friends!

*P.S. This is NOT a sponsored post. Just writing about some products that we've tried, tested and approved for our family to catch the best ZZZZZZZZZZZZs.
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Bethany Lewis said...

Ah! I need to order these! I've been on a great pillow hunt for years!

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