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PILLOWS

I am in search of the best pillows ever for sleeping. Can you help me? [more inside]
posted by thereemix on Jun 20, 2014 - 29 answers

Help a special snowflake sleep

I can't fall asleep comfortably unless my head is elevated above my pillow. Is there a pillow that will solve this, or another standard solution? [more inside]
posted by capricorn on Mar 18, 2014 - 12 answers

I need a pillow for reading in bed

I need a pillow for when I'm sitting up in bed reading/computing so I stop screwing up my back trying to get comfortable. There are a lot of options, though! What's best for back/neck support? Traditional reading pillows (the kind with arms) or wedge pillows? What material will work well for this?
posted by NoraReed on Sep 22, 2013 - 8 answers

What pillow should I buy?

I need to purchase three pillows. I have the internet, Costco, Sam's Club, WalMart, Target, Kohls, and the other usual suspects from whom I can purchase the thing. What's the best pillow to gt? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Jul 20, 2013 - 15 answers

Please help my upper back feel better.

Despite my best efforts, my upper back pain seems to be getting worse. I'm wondering: 1) if some sort of special pillow might help this and 2) if there are any other things I can do to fix it. [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski on Jun 10, 2013 - 23 answers

Where can I buy a quality buckwheat pillow?

Where can I buy a quality buckwheat pillow in the DC area, or Maryland, or online? Or what do I need to look for to get a good one, and how much should I expect to pay? My aching neck is ready to try something new. [more inside]
posted by NikitaNikita on Apr 11, 2013 - 4 answers

pillows for neck problems

my brother Steve and I both have neck pains. We're considering buying the My Pillow we saw at Wal-Mart yesterday. The problem is it costs $60.00. Has anybody bought this thing and tried it out? What do you think? Please answer ASAP. Thanks.
posted by jesman on Mar 26, 2013 - 8 answers

Wedge pillow for a side/stomach sleeper?

After any sort of cold/respiratory illness, I descend into a month or two of sore throat, raw/drippy/sneezy nose, and asthma-type-coughing and wheezing caused by post-nasal drip. In high school, I briefly used a wedge pillow to minimize this and I'm considering getting one again, but I'm not sure if my sleeping position is compatible with a wedge pillow. Any experiences and advice welcome. [more inside]
posted by a box and a stick and a string and a bear on Jan 16, 2013 - 11 answers

What kind of pillow is NOT going to compress over time to become a sad, flat pancake pillow?

I want to buy square pillow forms and make the covers myself. I want the forms to be at least 16" but larger is better. The cushions will be used by heavy people for lower back support or for head support when lying down in the couch. What sort of pillow is NOT going to compress over time to become a sad, flat pancake pillow? Assume a complete lack of knowledge regarding pillow ingredients, brands, types and sources. [more inside]
posted by cranberrymonger on Nov 28, 2012 - 5 answers

Magical pillow for ear pain?

Is there a pillow out there that won't hurt my ears and won't puff up in my face? [more inside]
posted by moira on Oct 21, 2012 - 19 answers

A really really long pillow

Where can a bolster, traversin or other similar long, full bed width, pillow be obtained in Australia? [more inside]
posted by deadwax on Sep 4, 2012 - 9 answers

Help me find a better pillow.

I think it's time for a new pillow - one that will help alleviate chronic neck/back pain. Preferably suited for back sleepers. I'll even settle for something that doesn't make the pain worse at this point - the last two weeks have pushed me to the limit.
posted by crankyrogalsky on Jun 12, 2012 - 16 answers

New mattress - new neck pain, help!

First night on the new mattress and I feel horrible - do I need a topper or a new pillow or ??? We replaced our sagging mushy tempurpedic with a new latex mattress yesterday and while it felt awesome when we first went to bed over the course of the night I went from comfy to miserable. I woke up exhuasted, with a headache and tight neck and shoulders. My husband slept great and he is the one with serious back pain, so I want to make this bed work for us. [more inside]
posted by snowymorninblues on Jun 10, 2012 - 12 answers

Help me rehab my spa pillows

Spa Pillow Rehab? Looking for suggestions on how to replace "skin" over foam spa pillows. [more inside]
posted by Big_B on Mar 22, 2012 - 1 answer

I want to fall asleep on my own giant Totoro

I would love to buy, or possibly make, a giant Totoro plush pillow, something I could actually sleep on. If it's not big enough for me, I'd like one that would be big enough for a child to sleep on, and that I could rest on. Searching the internet at large turns up nothing, so I turn to y'all. Thanks!
posted by filthy light thief on Nov 18, 2011 - 8 answers

I want an awesome bed.

Do you have an awesome bed? A bed you're daydreaming about right now? I want you to tell me about it. Your favorite mattress, pillows, mattress topper, sheets, comforter, duvet cover, anything. All suggestions welcome.
posted by sharkfu on Oct 11, 2011 - 49 answers

How to pwn a friend.

My friend agreed for me to full on tackle him... We are in the 10th grade, I outweigh him by probably 80lbs, and he said he would let me do it... Questions: can we get in trouble or suspended? Im will only be a few feet away, and he will have pillows, a helmet, and will land on some grass, can he (or I) get hurt? And finally, if one of us DOES get hurt, what will the injurys be?
posted by sizzil34 on Sep 2, 2011 - 28 answers

Will the guilty party please raise a paw?

Did one of my cats ruin my Tempurpedic pillow? [more inside]
posted by andrewcilento on Jun 25, 2011 - 10 answers

Is sleeping on a rock good for me?

Tell me about your experience with a memory foam pillow. Do you love it, hate it, or something in between? [more inside]
posted by yawper on Jun 23, 2011 - 27 answers

How can I effectively sleep on the train?

Is there a travel neck pillow (preferably inflatable) that won't bring my head in contact with the (gross commuter-rail) seat or window? [more inside]
posted by moammargaret on Jun 9, 2011 - 4 answers

Your favorite face pillow?

Do you like using a face pillow for lying on your stomach on a regular bed (i.e. not a massage table)? What kind is it and where can I get one? [more inside]
posted by huckit on Dec 16, 2010 - 1 answer

Stiffer viscoelastic pillows?

Is it possible to buy very firm memory foam (visco-elastic foam) pillows? [more inside]
posted by floam on Nov 28, 2010 - 5 answers

Do they make double bolster pillows?

Where can I get an extra-long bolster pillow to fit on my full-sized bed? [more inside]
posted by juniperesque on Oct 9, 2010 - 5 answers

The Coolest Bed

Help me have the coolest (as in temperature), breathable bed. [more inside]
posted by edmz on Aug 16, 2010 - 8 answers

Instructions needed: neck pillow

A silly question, but how do I use those U-shaped neck pillows? I know I'm supposed to put the wider part (bottom of "U") behind my neck, but this pushes my chin down and as I have no support for it on the front (top of "U"), my neck hurts even more than if I just let my head loll around. [more inside]
posted by gakiko on Mar 31, 2010 - 10 answers

How I Miss Good Night's Sleeping

How should one decide what type of anti-snoring pillow to get? What factors should be considered? [more inside]
posted by Ms. Saint on Jan 3, 2010 - 9 answers

DOG PERIOD BLOOD IN BED. CAN I JUST SLEEP IN IT?

my dog bled on my blanket (i think mine's called a com-fort-or). can i still sleep in my bed? [more inside]
posted by defmute on Oct 29, 2009 - 11 answers

Looking for a dustrpoof pillow cover that isn't annoying.

Allergyfilter: Need recommendations for a dustproof pillow cover. [more inside]
posted by Fleebnork on Aug 2, 2009 - 2 answers

Where can I get a firm, thick pillow that will last?

I sleep on my side and every pillow I've had flattens after several weeks of use, or just collapses when I put my head in it. This causes my shoulder or back to hurt when I wake up. Is there any type of pillow that will stay firm for a while so I can sleep on my side comfortably? I've tried double pillows, folding a pillow in half, etc. but it never works out.
posted by tasty on Jun 29, 2009 - 32 answers

Help me find some WoW bedding for my boyfriend.

Attention WoW users! I'm trying to find a World of Warcraft blanket or pillow for my boyfriend's upcoming birthday, does anything like this exist? My google-fu is weak. [more inside]
posted by internet!Hannah on Nov 12, 2008 - 14 answers

Deep cleaning feathers

Cleaning feather/down - I have several feather or down filled things (pillows, cushions, ski jacket, etc.) that over years have have various liquids spilled *into* them. Liquids like juice, pet urine, beer, gasoline, sweat, etc. (not all on the same item!). My point is these are not surface dirt things - this is stuff that seeps through the cover and into the feathers. I looking for a way to clean the feathers themselves. Is there a fluid that I can soak - say a cushion - in and it will clean the feathers inside? Or a vapor of some kind ? Or will just soapy water do the job if I can be sure to drying the insides properly? All and any advice please, especially on the pet urine soiled item - it'll have to go if I can't clean it 'deeply'. TIA
posted by Xhris on Nov 4, 2008 - 12 answers

Sofa/Bed Harmony?

How can I convert my full bed into a sofa temporarily? [more inside]
posted by mayfly wake on Oct 17, 2008 - 10 answers

How can I alleviate a tight neck and back area?

The left side of my upper back and neck are consistently crick-y, cracky and tight. Once in a while it's painful, but at all hours of the day, I can stretch the muscles and bones in the area and get some clicky sounds. Can you recommend ways that I can alleviate this? [more inside]
posted by k7lim on Jun 6, 2008 - 11 answers

Bedroom tips needed!

Last night I slept in my own bed after several days in the road and realized that the hotel beds were much more comfortable and rejuvenating than my own. How can I replicate the hotel-bed experience at home? [more inside]
posted by mikewas on Mar 13, 2008 - 27 answers

Help me find a cold pillow!

I am looking for a pillow that stays cold all the time that does not require water! [more inside]
posted by thebrokenmuse on Dec 25, 2007 - 11 answers

A little pillow talk

Ribbons criss-cross over a thin wall-mounted cushion so that lots of photos can be tucked between the ribbons to form a collage. What the heck is this frame/mount/doohickey called? Googling for obvious phrases like "collage pillow" and "photo ribbon" turn up only unrelated items.
posted by nakedcodemonkey on Aug 15, 2007 - 6 answers

The perfect pillow.

How do I find the perfect pillow? [more inside]
posted by toastchee on May 4, 2007 - 19 answers

Pillow Talk: Can pillows be recycled or donated?

What do you do with extra pillows? We were on a kick for a while where we just couldn't find bed pillows of the right thickness, so we bought a bunch that didn't work and now we don't want. Can they be recycled? Donated? Is it considered unhygenic to donate them, even to shelters? Do shelters want them? (We're in Seattle.) Most are barely used or never used. The only thing I can find on Google suggests cutting them apart and using the stuffing as packing material.
posted by GaelFC on May 2, 2007 - 13 answers

Waking Up with a Sore Back

I wake up with sore lower back and stomach muscles every day, and I'm ready to be over it. I have a history of tweaking my back - mainly just from the way I sleep (on my stomach to a large degree). Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by wavejumper on Feb 18, 2006 - 11 answers

Help me find a poster

Excuse me, have you seen this poster? [more inside]
posted by esch on Nov 20, 2005 - 2 answers

Buckwheat pillows

My neck is killing me. Where can I find a buckwheat/soba pillow in NYC? Bonus points for somewhere not overcharging for "organic ultimate lifesaving pillows".
posted by mkultra on May 20, 2005 - 10 answers

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