We are famous late adopters of a lot things, after all, if what you have works, then why do you need a new one?
Slowly, over the years, I've learned that there can be improvement even in everyday items you may take for granted such as pillows. Growing up, I used the same feather pillows for years, it's just what you did, and I'm not even sure I would have recognized a worn out pillow.
As I got older, allergies dictated a pillow switch and I have to say I've bought mostly cheap cotton/polyester models. I'm a side sleeper, so if they didn't provide enough support, I'd just fold them and flip them until I got comfortable and eventually fall asleep. Why spend all that money when a cheap one works just as well?
A few back problems and a good bit of insomnia later, I started to wonder if maybe a quality pillow might be a good idea after all. I looked around, but never really did anything about it because I couldn't figure out the right one to get.
So, when the good folks at Ashley Sleep offered me a dual sided memory foam pillow, I jumped at the chance to try it out.
I don't know if the picture does it justice or not, but the first thing I noticed was how pretty the pillow is. I love the gray trim, and the covering is so soft I almost hated to cover it with a pillow case!
It is indeed 2 sided, and it's a great thickness (6"), not to thin or too deep for me. One side is firm, supportive memory foam (for side sleepers) and the other side is more cushioned and "squishy". I love it, but it took a little getting used to the first couple of nights when I'd flip it in the night and lie back down with an entirely different effect!
Now, I've discovered that a quality pillow really does makes a difference in how I sleep! Neck and back alignment is a big deal, so it turns out. I never realized quite how ratty my pillow had become until I saw that this one is firm enough to quickly spring back to it's original shape.
I've also noticed that I no longer have to rest my head on my arm (and wake up with a numb arm) to get support because the pillow is enough.
I am really glad to have this pillow and have noticed a difference in the quality of my sleep, I should have done something about this a long time ago!
Ashley Sleep prides themselves on making environmentally responsible, state-of-the-art, affordable products. Here's some more information about the Ashley Sleep Advantage:
Disclosure: Ashley Sleep gave me the pillow to check out. No additional payment or compensation was received. I liked the pillow and I thought you might, too.