4 new pillows ~£60?
Bought some cheap wilcos pillows about a year ago and they have lost thier shape and are a bit rubbish.
I have a £50 John Lewis voucher so was looking at feather (not down, bit pricey) or synthetic – as someone who knows sod all about pillows, what should I get?Posted 7 months ago
Need 4 so could potentially get 2 cheaper ones for underneath, and some slightly better ones for on top?
My personal set up is one good quality down one, from John Lewis actually, for face and head interface and them 2 cheapo synthetic ones underneath for ballast.
But I’m sure theres some STW handmade using purpose bred Pyrenean duck feathers suggestions on the wayPosted 7 months ago
Feather or down always make me sneeze.
My current fav pillow is a £20 synthetic job from Ikea.Posted 7 months ago
Very comfy 🛌
Can’t remember what I paid for the ones I want rid of, but they were the cheapest ones at the time, about £6 or £10 each I think.Posted 7 months ago
or the current ones are so flat and limp, I could possibly bung 2 in each pillow case and then but some nicer top ones?Posted 7 months ago
Synthetic FTW.Posted 7 months ago
the properties that make down excellent for sleeping bags make them rubbish for pillows.
I’ve had one of these for about the last six or seven years now. Cant say that it’s noticeably changed shape or texture (if that’s the right word) since I first bought it. Might be a bit of a marmite thing though as MsGinge tried it and didn’t get on with it (and now has a £60 John Lewis latex job that she doesn’t like either but won’t replace because it cost so much money).Posted 7 months ago
Owl down ftw. It’s got to be the correct breed of owl though. None of the rubbishy ones…Posted 7 months ago
Unicorn skin stuffed with dodo down. Nothing else comparesPosted 7 months ago
A Dunelm temperature reactive memory foam pillow has changed my life, I replaced 4 not exactly cheap feather pillows with 2 of these (£32 each if I remember correctly) and it was money very well spent.Posted 7 months ago
Stuffed with wool, from john lewis. Keeps its shape, but you can remove wool if too hard…Posted 7 months ago
You spend a third of your life with your head on a pillow: why wouldn’t you get the best you can?
I sleep on my side. Found a contoured pillow from IKEA excellent. It basically supports your neck so allows you to sleep with a straight spine.
Owl down ftw. It’s got to be the correct breed of owl though.
Teet? Or are they too common?Posted 7 months ago
Dunelm synthetic ones here.Posted 7 months ago
Got a firm and a soft version so I can choose which one I want at night
Teet? Or are they too common?
A teet is my go-to owl, tbf.Posted 7 months ago
I got some pucker expensive ones from John Lewis with housewarming vouchers family gave me (I never would have stumped up so much for them without the vouchers). It’s not exaggerating to say they changed my life!
I’ll never skimp on pillows again (or a mattress or bed linen).
As far as I’m concerned the feeling after a good night’s sleep has to be one of the best, plus the extra amount if stuff I can do when I’ve slept well compared to when I’ve slept badly means I can justifiably see anything like that as ‘an investment in my personal productivity’ 🤣
Spend the money. Sleep well.Posted 7 months ago
IKEA memory foam things with gel topper for some weird reason. Very comfortable on their own. We have one each then a couple of cheap ones that are actual pillow shaped which make the bed look nice but spend the evening on the floor. Looking-at pillows if you will.Posted 7 months ago
You spend at least a quarter of your life resting your head on something. And how much do you think you should spend?
Tempur normal shaped pillow with a down addition for me. Don’t skimp.Posted 7 months ago
Memory foam or similar for a thin under pillow and then the best feather down on top assuming you are not allergic.
If you want to add to be heaven get a mattress topper. We use this place and the quality and service are excellent. Get a descent and reasonably firm mattress and a new topper very couple of years and it is bed bliss : https://www.soakandsleep.com/Posted 7 months ago
Hope they are good, they can’t be any worse than my surrent ones lolPosted 7 months ago
Stuffed with wool, from john lewis. Keeps its shape, but you can remove wool if too hard…
Snap (albeit Baavet). I find down ones distinctly limp and unsatisfying.
I don’t want my face pressed against a synthetic pillow for eight hours a night for the same reason I don’t wear polyester shirts or socks.Posted 7 months ago
A lot depends on the stack height you need!
I find 1.5 pillows the annoying optimum amount so go for 1 decent synthetic and one rubbish one for the half. Also had success with a folded towel instead of the cheap one.
I also use an Ikea pillow cover on the top one to avoid mankiness.Posted 7 months ago
Contoured pillow for the head, cheaper pillow between the legs (I sleep on my side) for straight spine nirvana.Posted 7 months ago
Who’d have thought… Stack height and head angle can also apply to pillows!Posted 7 months ago
I had two very old limp pillows and replaced with a single memory foam pillow from dunelm Mill, what a revelation that was. Lovely and firm.
gutted when I left on holidy a few years back.
Replaced it and it still has its shape years later unlike the mass of cheap pillows the wife buys.
They are so good the wife got one and the 10 year old daughter wants one.Posted 7 months ago
I was bullied into buying two Tempur pillows at £100 when I bought a new bed recently.
It might be because I almost passed out from the cost, but I’ve had the best nights’ sleep I’ve had in years. People* throw around phrases like “game changer” because they’ve discovered Jaffa Cake gin, but it’s hard to overstate just how much better they are than ‘normal’ ones. You spend a third of your life in bed, never again am I buying TX Maxx specials.
(* – well, me at least)Posted 7 months ago
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