Mefites who work lying down - what do you recline on? [more inside]
We have a glorious bed and mattress. We have a fantastic duvet cover and sheets. We do NOT have a fabulous duvet insert comforter or pillows -- they're currently IKEA ones that are just not doing it for us anymore. What on earth do we replace them with? MeFi, HELP US SLEEP BETTER! I need recommendations for down-alternative pillows and a duvet-insert for a king-sized bed. [more inside]
When I was 8 years old, we had a TV couch pillow that was oversized, plump, plush, and neither too hard nor too soft. It was a world of comfort, and I've been searching for decades for a similar throw pillow....but the trend is for rigid, tight, earache-inducing knife-edged good-looking pillows that are anything but cuddlesome (if that's a word). Can anyone who understands my sentiment recommend a killer-perfect 18x18 pillow form or pillow? I'm down/feather allergic, but would consider adding a hypoallergenic barrier/cover layer.... [more inside]
What is the best travel pillow that provides side-to-side neck support with minimal back-of-neck support? [more inside]
The past couple of weekends my husband and I have been bed shopping. While doing this I came across the perfect pillow - however the shop told me it isn't made anymore. I was wondering if there was stock left anywhere else in the world. [more inside]
I need to replace my old pillow, but I'm having trouble finding one that I like. How hard could it be to find a nice, reasonably-sized pillow? Apparently really hard. Everything I find in the store is huge and overstuffed, which makes me feel like I'm sleeping with my head tilted all night and make my neck hurt. I've tried memory foam and I'm on the fence since I am used to a softer pillow. I'm going to keep using the memory foam for now, but in the meantime, give me your soft, flat pillow recommendations! I tend to sleep on my side and back, for more context.
I wanted to get these IKEA slippers but I didn't get around to it before they went out of stock at my local IKEA. Where can I buy a similar pair of thick pillowy or quilted machine washable slippers online? Down would be nice but cotton/poly is OK, too.
My favorite bed pillow has to be thrown out due to smoke damage after a fire in our building. It's a foam contour pillow - latex, I think - that I'm pretty sure I got at Bed Bath and Beyond a few years ago. Here it is in all it's sooty and smoke saturated glory. Sadly it has no brand labels and BBB doesn't seem to carry it any more. I'm hoping that someone recognizes it and can remind me of the brand to help in my search. [more inside]
I need help finding a pillow. I have read through the posts by other people who needed help finding a pillow, but no one seems to have had the specific issues I have, so, I pose to you this question. [more inside]
I am in search of the best pillows ever for sleeping. Can you help me? [more inside]
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]
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?
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]
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]
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]
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.
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]
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]
Is there a pillow out there that won't hurt my ears and won't puff up in my face? [more inside]
Where can a bolster, traversin or other similar long, full bed width, pillow be obtained in Australia? [more inside]
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.
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]
Spa Pillow Rehab? Looking for suggestions on how to replace "skin" over foam spa pillows. [more inside]
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!
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.
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?
Did one of my cats ruin my Tempurpedic pillow? [more inside]
Tell me about your experience with a memory foam pillow. Do you love it, hate it, or something in between? [more inside]
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]
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]
Is it possible to buy very firm memory foam (visco-elastic foam) pillows? [more inside]
Where can I get an extra-long bolster pillow to fit on my full-sized bed? [more inside]
Help me have the coolest (as in temperature), breathable bed. [more inside]
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]
How should one decide what type of anti-snoring pillow to get? What factors should be considered? [more inside]
my dog bled on my blanket (i think mine's called a com-fort-or). can i still sleep in my bed? [more inside]
Allergyfilter: Need recommendations for a dustproof pillow cover. [more inside]
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.
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]
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
How can I convert my full bed into a sofa temporarily? [more inside]
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]
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]
I am looking for a pillow that stays cold all the time that does not require water! [more inside]
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.
How do I find the perfect pillow? [more inside]
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.
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]
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".