Pinzon Micro Bead Therapy Pillow with Cover
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- Micro bead therapy pillow offers firm density for support and millions of micro beads to comfortably cradle the head and neck; imported
- Pillow cover is 85% Nylon/15% Spandex; Velour pillowcase is 70% Cotton/30% Polyester; micro bead stuffing
- Contains millions of micro beads; designed to retain shape without regular fluffing; also use for lower back support at home, at work, or in the car
- Pillowcase is machine washable and dryable; insert should be spot cleaned
- Measures 22 by 15 inches
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--Two weeks later-- still love the pillow - put a loose fitting regular pillow case on it to protect it.
--Three Months Later-- still my favorite pillow purchase, may be a moot point, since Amazon does not seem inclinded to carry it any longer. I don't wake up with neck pain with this pillow - and I have lingering whiplash injuries (bulging discs).
--10 months later and final review. Still sleep with this pillow in a regular case. It's the still the best, though the long channel of microbeads has gotten less fluffy over time. I would still buy it again even if I had to buy one a year.
As has been mentioned by others, I found the pillow a little to firm with the supplied cover so I just used a normal pillow cover. After a couple of months the pillow started to get less firm, so I put the supplied cover on and it firmed right back up.
The beads in the pillow sort of work like water would. When you lay your head on it, the beads are displaced by the weight of your head and that weight is distributed on the internal pillow case. So the pillow case ends up determining the firmness of the pillow. Over time it stretches so the pillow becomes less firm since the beads have a bigger pillow case to fill.
After a couple more months of using the supplied pillow cover the pillow was not very firm again as the pillow cover had stretched. So I rolled up the end of the supplied pillow cover and pinned it with safety pins (being carefull not to pin the internal pillow case as the beads would probably come out the pin hole) and put the whole thing in a normal pillow cover. This has worked well. Every now and then I have to roll-up the cover a little more, but this method allows me to adjust the firmness to whatever I like. So the extra messing around has its advantages.
I may stretch the pillow case a little more than others since I tend to set up in bed to read and lean against the pillow with my upper body weight, but I doubt that anyone would get much more than a year out of the pillow without doing something to keep the pillow from stretching.
These microbead pillows are great for people who need neck support while they sleep. I highly recommend them if you have this problem.
I sleep on my side, and this little honey is firm, yet it has just the right amount of "give" to gently caress my head, no matter which position I'm in. I like a firm pillow, so I left it in it's case to keep it firm. I no longer spend all night fidgeting with the darn thing. I'm sleeping MUCH more soundly now, and I no longer wake up with sore neck and shoulders. An added bonus is that while it is not exactly cool, it does not heat up like regular pillows, so again, less time turning my pillow over and over trying to find a cool spot.
I recommend this pillow for anyone who is tired of stacking store-bought pillows, trying to find the right combination of soft vs. firm. I am sleeping like a baby now thanks to this little gem!
But... BEWARE! The microbead filling keeps falling out through the pillow seams. The little beads are so small that they are seeping through the holes where the pillow is stitched together and they are all over everything! I have repaired two holes in the seams already trying to keep the little buggers contained in the pillow, but it's no use. I am going to be forced to throw this pillow away. I'm tired of getting out the vacuum cleaner to pick up after my pillow every morning.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My favorite pillow. If I use any other pillow, my neck hurts in the moring. I sleep on my side and this pillow is perfect.Published 1 month ago by Liz
My son loves this pillow! Sleeps well, supportive and comfortable.Published 5 months ago by G. Sikora
You already know how hard it is to find the perfect pillow, and you never know if the one you've chosen is THE ONE until you've slept with it. Read morePublished 11 months ago by PHOEBE HOPPER
Firm, stays in place… if that’s what you looking for. Stays relevantly cool. Comfy fabric. For me it’s a bit too tall. It’s alright for a nap on my back but not the whole night. Read morePublished 12 months ago by MikeStLucia
I didn't really care for it but my cat loves it. I like firm pillows but this one just felt hard, like trying to sleep on a firmly rolled up blanket or something. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Joseph