Are you at that time of your life again when you need a new pillow? I know it can be a little sad to let go of something that’s been a part of your life for some time, but don’t we all have to do that once in a while? There are times when no matter how great your current pillow is, you must now let it go. Letting your old pillow go may be sad, but getting a new one shouldn’t be. That’s why I’ve taken time to check the market to review one of the pillows I found: the MyPillow Classic Series Bed Pillow.
From the onset, my review of this pillow tells me I can give it a rating 4 out of 5. To arrive at this rating, I’ve looked at a number of things including its strengths and weaknesses. This first helps us to see if there are any weaknesses in the product that you can’t live with. Also, we look at the strengths so that you have an idea of whether the product meets the conditions which are the most important to you.
- Pillow is safe for washing
- Made in the USA, so you can expect a quality product
- 2 custom levels to fit different sleeping positions
- Filled with Open Cell Poly allowing pillow to sleep cool
- Open Cell Poly is a synthetic and comes with a slight odor
- Poor support
- Has a cheap feel
Now you have an idea of the pros and cons of this product. If you’re still reading, I can assume that you see potential in it. Hence, we’re going check out some of the most important features of this product so that we can get an idea of the features that set it apart from others in its class or those that make it similar to them.
The MyPillow Classic Series Bed Pillow is designed to offer two loft levels. This is an advantage in that it’s a pillow that can be used by people with different neck profiles. It’s also good for you if you sometimes sleep on your back and want a low profile pillow and sometimes on your side and want a high profile one.
The fact that this pillow is washable ensures that you can clean it as often as you wish. As you would know, a clean pillow is a healthy pillow. The manufacturers of the pillow recommend that you wash it once every two to four months.
The MyPillow Classic Series Bed used patented fill designed to allow the pillow to remain cool right across the night. The patented fill could be an indication that the manufacturers are willing to invest in research to ensure that the final product meets your demands as a customer. A cooler pillow gives you a comfortable night where there is no need to keep waking up to flip the pillow over.
The makers of the pillow announce that after a number of trials they arrived at the conclusion that the patented 3 piece interlocking fill would result in a pillow which allows for softness and adjustability without compromising support. However, looking at the pillow carefully will show that support was indeed compromised.
With many products manufacturers moving over to the East where the conditions under which products are manufactured are often questionable, it’s always great to see a product which promises that it’s still manufacturing in a country like the USA, which is known for maintaining high standards. The manufactures of this pillow promise that 100% of all materials used are sourced in the United States and the manufacturing take place in the home state of the founder: Minnesota.
It’s important when replacing your pillow to ensure that it’s durable; you don’t want to be buying a pillow every other three months. Getting a pillow that’s not durable will also present problems because it will lose its loft quite quickly. After checking the product a few times, we don’t see any indication of the type of warranty it comes with.
We often believe that providing a generous warranty or money back guarantee could be a great way of indicating how confident a manufacturer is with their product. This leaves us a bit jittery about the durability of this product.
The patented 3 piece interlocking fill makes this a good pillow for you to adjust until you arrive at the best support for your preferences. The pillow is designed so that you get the right levels of softness. This is one of the things manufacturers of pillows usually struggle with; often getting the softness right and missing the support of the other way round. It looks like this pillow’s support is compromised by the need to make it softer.
Neck pain relief
If you feel any pain in the morning when you wake up, it could be an indication that your pillow is not right. Most of the times it could be that your pillow is either too low or too high. What we like about the MyPillow is that it can be adjusted to a level but still feel your neck is properly aligned to prevent any pain when you wake up in the morning.
Unlike water or buckwheat pillows, the My Pillow is made from a material that will not make noise as you shift in the night.
The MyPillow is manufactured from synthetic materials and this could be the reason for the slight odor when still new. However, it looks like the manufacturers have done a great job at ensuring that the pillow does not arrive with a heavy chemical like stench. We believe that this may have to do with the fact that the filling material is patented and well researched.
The Open Cell Poly is specifically designed to ensure that your pillow allows free circulation of air. This is the reason why this pillow can remain relatively cool across the night. When using this kind of pillow, you can forget about always having to wake up to flip the pillow over to get rid of accumulated heat.
Even though we often notice that pillows made from synthetic materials could present issues for those with allergies, we can safely say with this product, we haven’t met anyone complaining about this. Again, this could be the result of the fact that the manufacturers have taken time to research the filling so that they can make it as safe as possible.
If this pillow will reduce snoring, no one generally seems to be paying a lot of attention to this. We tried to check what the manufacturers are saying about what the pillow can do for someone who snores and we found nothing. Our conclusion is that this is not a feature the manufacturer paid a lot of attention to address.
To a large extent, we didn’t find anything really out of this world with the MyPillow but we also can’t say that there is anything that makes us think this is a bad product. However, to get a proper idea of how the product compares in its own class, we decided to pick another four products in the same class to compare. The products we compared with include:
- Snuggle-Pedic Ultra-Luxury Bamboo Shredded Memory Foam Pillow
- Beckham Hotel Collection Gel Pillow
- Xixi Home Adjustable Hypoallergenic Shredded Memory Foam Pillow
- Bamboo Sleep Premium Bamboo Memory Foam Pillow
Snuggle-Pedic Ultra-Luxury Bamboo Shredded Memory Foam Pillow
Both the Snuggle-Pedic and MyPillow products come at around the same price. However, at the time when we checked the two products, the MyPillow was actually being sold at a discount. If sold at its original price, it would be much more expensive. When we attempted to get an idea of the reason behind the difference in cost, we didn’t find any that would convince us.
Checking the stuffing in the two pillows gave us the idea that the patented material used to fill the MyPillow gave it the edge over the Snuggle-Pedic. We believe in companies that are always at work looking for ways through which they can improve their products.
With regards to the quality of the products, we noticed that both of them are manufactured in the USA. If you believe in buying a product manufactured in a country where you can be assured that the people who made it work under fair conditions, both these products would be suitable. However, we noticed that the Snuggle-Pedic is stuffed with Certipur-US Certified Foam which gives us an idea that the product’s safety cannot be questioned.
Both these pillows offer you an opportunity to adjust the thickness and comfort levels. This makes them both suitable for different sleeping positions.
With regards to the better one, we would go with the Snuggle-Pedic because even though it’s much cheaper, it has almost the same qualities as the more expensive MyPillow.
Beckham Hotel Collection Gel Pillow
We also found the Beckham pillow and thought it would be a great product to compare with the MyPillow because both the products are manufactured in the USA. They also both come at just about the same cost if compared to the MyPillow on its discounted price.
Both the pillows can easily be adjusted by removing and adding stuffing so that whether you are sleeping on your side or back, you can still adjust to the level that provides the right alignment for your spine.
The CertiPUR-US Certified foam used to stuff the Beckham pillow gives it the edge over the MyPillow when it comes to safety. While we understand the MyPillow uses a patented filling, we still believe that industry leaders in the pillow industry want to give their customers confidence through using stuffing material certified by CertiPUR-US. For that reason, in this regard, we would go with the Beckham pillow.
Both these pillows would be suitable for someone who wants a pillow they can adjust depending on the sleeping position they want to take at a particular time. They would all work well for you if you’re looking for stuffing material that allows air to circulate easily.
Xixi Home Adjustable Hypoallergenic Shredded Memory Foam Pillow
The main difference between the Xixi Home and the MyPillow is the cost. The Xixi Home pillow will be a great product for someone looking for a quality pillow at a low cost. Both the pillows can be adjusted; making them suitable for someone looking for a pillow for different sleeping positions.
The Xixi Home pillow is made from shredded memory foam, which makes it an ordinary pillow when compared to MyPillow’s patented interlocking fill which is machine washable. With the Xixi Home pillow, you’ll only be able to wash the covers.
While the manufacturers of the MyPillow haven’t indicated specifically that their pillow would be suitable for someone with neck and shoulder pain, the manufacturers of the Xixi Home pillow have clarified that their pillow is manufactured specifically to alleviate this kind of pain.
We didn’t see any guarantees and money back offers when we reviewed the MyPillow, but the makers of the Xixi Home pillow have specifically indicated that if you buy theirs and you are not satisfied with it within 30 days, they’ll refund you without putting you through the stress of answering questions.
If you’re looking for a quality pillow at a great value, with a money back guarantee, we will advise you to go with the Xixi Home pillow.
Bamboo Sleep Premium Bamboo Memory Foam Pillow
The manufactures of the Bamboo Sleep Premium Bamboo Memory Foam Pillow are not being clear about where exactly their product is made. At one point they indicate, “Made in the USA or imported”, and at another, they say, “Cover made in the USA.” This makes it difficult to have an idea what really is happening.
If you care about the place where the product you buy is made, then you the MyPillow will be for you. However, if you are looking for a pillow that comes with the assurance that you can return it before 30 days if you don’t like it, we would advise you go with the Bamboo Sleep Pillow.