Saturday, May 2, 2009
The Perfect Pillow (Really!)
As someone who suffers from insomnia as well as allergies, finding the perfect pillow is extremely important...one that is both comfortable and protects against allergens.
I have tried many expensive pillows in my life, but have never been completely satisfied. Thanks to Fleischman-Hillard, I was given the opportunity to try out a customized Select Comfort pillow and I can honestly say that I have finally found the perfect pillow.
The key, in my opinion, is the fact that the pillow is customized to my liking. I selected my pillow options by phone, but the usual method is via online or in-store.
I really recommend you go through the in-store process since an expert can guide you to the right fit for you based on your personal preferences. The experts I spoke to by phone were so friendly and asked me all the right questions to help me make the right choices.
You have three different steps to finding your perfect pillow: outer comfort, inner support and pillow protector. And within each of those steps, there are lots of choices.
I told the experts that I sleep mostly on my side, prefer a semi-firm pillow (I do not like memory foam pillows...those are too firm), and that I suffer from allergies. They talked me through each step with all of this in mind and we were able to create a pillow customized to my liking.
For the first step, I selected the Silver Outer Core which is a shapeable, naturally antimicrobial, high-quality down alternative with 5% silver fiber. The fact that it's shapeable means it won't be too firm, and the antimicrobial properties help protect against allergens.
The inner core is what really gives my pillow its balance. Although I do not like memory foam pillows, I selected the Classic Memory Foam for this part (the inner core is placed inside of the outer core). By combining the shapeable nature of the Silver Outer Core and the firmness of the Classic Memory Foam, my pillow is now the perfect firmness for me. It contours to my head and neck but it also bounces back. I have honestly never had a pillow this comfortable before!
I selected the In Balance Pillow Protector for the final step. I had mentioned that I prefer a cool pillow when I go to sleep and this particular protector provides temperature balancing to minimize temperature swings and makes for a cooler pillow. It's also hypoallergenic so it is free of dust and allergens.
While this pillow is the most comfortable one I've ever owned, it's also done wonders for my allergies and that is my favorite aspect of it.
I used to take Benadryl around-the-clock for my allergies. Shortly after I received the pillow and began using it, I noticed that I wasn't needing my Benadryl as much. I didn't put two and two together right away, but one day, I realized that my allergies had improved right after I changed to the Select Comfort pillow.
So in addition to its comfort, it's actually improved my health. It truly is the PERFECT pillow! I will never go back to using any other brand than Select Comfort from now on.
Click here to learn more and to select YOUR most perfect pillow from Select Comfort.
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