Pillows can be a tricky thing to navigate. I’m not talking about throw pillows–which I probably need an intervention with. I’m talking about the sleeping-on-at-night ones, the ones you hide behind 400 throw pillows on your bed because they are always deflated and lumpy and terribly wrinkled.
I’ve tried many different kinds of pillows–everything from feather to down alternative to the um, regular kind(?) not sure what they are called. The regular kind start out super comfy, but give them a few weeks and the filling starts to bunch up and shift around and you soon have a lumpy pillow. If anyone has a remedy for this, to de-lumpify my pillows, please feel free to share! I’ve had feather pillows, which do well except when your daughter tinkles on them so you wash them and forget to throw them in the dryer immediately and then you have to air them out for a month to get that weird smell out.
I decided to try out the SmarkSilk pillows–pillows made completely of silk on the inside with a 100% cotton outer shell. They have all different types for whichever way you sleep (back, side, stomach.) I tend to sleep on my side and stomach the most, so they sent me a flatter pillow. My husband loves back sleeping so they sent him a back sleeper which is definitely a lot more plush. Check out the difference:
(Ignore that pillow behind the first one–it’s just for support.) This is the back sleeper…see how poofy it is?
And this sad looking fellow is the side/stomach sleeper. But don’t be deceived–it’s a wonderful pillow. Usually pillows this deflated don’t hold up. But this one is perfect for scrunching up if you need more support on your side or just being flat if you want to sleep on your tum. It feels as flexible as a feather pillow, but no feathers inside!
One time I got a stiff neck and it was horrible. I couldn’t move my head OR my entire body for several hours. I retreated to the bed and the only pillow that worked for pain was the back sleeper. Because the only position I was comfortable in was on my back. It provided the right amount of support for my poor neck and I actually got some relief.
But now my neck is all better and so I’m back to lil’ scrunchy up there. If you are interested in the right kind of pillow, I do enjoy these SmartSilk ones. However, I’m not yet afflicted with certain conditions that many of you struggle with–allergies, night sweats, fibermyalgia. These pillows are supposed to help out with all those things.
They are hypo-allergic. They feel like a feather pillow but don’t have feathers in them and are rich with the protein sericin (which is the best choice for people with skin allergies.) They are inhospitable to dust mites as well. They wick away excessive moisture, for those who have night sweats, they are resistant to mold and mildew, and also flame retardant. They have a temperature regulator so it can be cool when you are hot and warm when you’re cold.
There’s really a lot to know about the SmartSilk pillows and bedding, so for more information, I would suggest visiting their site.
I received product to review SmartSilk pillows, opinions are my own.