It is currently Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:54 pm

All times are UTC - 6 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 69 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next
Author Message
 
 Post subject: SLEEP!
PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:24 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Jun 12, 2016 9:24 pm
Posts: 229
Any members familiar with, My Pillow? I was pillow shopping the other day. The first pillow offered was over $100! The next was more than $60. A corker mention My Pillow. $50 is still a hefty price for a pillow unless it is supremely comfortable and very eurable.

_________________
A moment of carelessness, a lifetime of regret.
A lifetime of carelessness, a moment of regret.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
 Post subject: Re: SLEEP!
PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:32 pm 
Offline
Moderatorer
User avatar

Joined: Wed Dec 18, 2002 6:00 pm
Posts: 35989
Location: Among the pixels
Michael w6 wrote:
Any members familiar with, My Pillow? I was pillow shopping the other day. The first pillow offered was over $100! The next was more than $60. A corker mention My Pillow. $50 is still a hefty price for a pillow unless it is supremely comfortable and very eurable.

I've had two for something less than 10 years now, and both the S.O. and I are still quite happy with them on their own terms. So that's durable for you, at least. However, lately it has come to pass that I'm not so happy with the inventor (or "inventchur", as he says it), but that's another story independent of the product itself, having more to do with his character, and fit only for PMs. For strictly personal reasons I wouldn't buy his brand now, but good pillows being expensive as it is (where I live, anyway), I'm not about to throw mine away as a symbolic gesture, either. All else aside, I think it's a good product user-wise, so I can be objective about it on its own merits, and you can decide the rest for yourself. But there are practical details that won't suit everybody:

There will probably be some sensory adjustment, as some people find the pillow too squeaky to put up with. I didn't find it to be an issue, myself; for me it was quiet enough not to be a disturbance. I don't know if the slight noise goes away as the filling wears a bit, or I've just gotten used to it, but I don't even notice any noise now. It's very comfortable and dependably supportive, but first contact will feel a bit bumpy due to the nature of the filling. However, this goes away with head and neck pressure, so that's not an issue for me, either. A big selling point is that it's washable, which I like, but if you're not doing it by hand, then a machine-washed queen size pillow (which I have) or larger will either need a front-loader or, if you use a top-loader as I must, you will have to wash it twice, flipping it over to get it fully clean, because the filling doesn't collapse in water as clothing does. I don't know how the smaller sizes fare in top-loaders. But with a top-loader you will want to get two pillows, or you will constantly be dealing with imbalance issues. I suppose one possible solution would be to wash clothes or towels along with one pillow, but due to mass differences it may not solve the imbalance issue, and you still might have to wash the pillow twice anyway, again depending on its size. There are no issues with using a dryer, although you may elect to run that twice as well. I don't; after one cycle there's only barely some slight hint of a cool whiff of almost-dampness that evaporates quickly enough.

When I ordered my queen size pillows back in the day, they cost me $60 apiece; I was only interested in your basic, standard pillow design and nothing else. Strictly as pillows go, for me it was money well spent at the time. But for my personal issues with the man I'd certainly buy the product again, but I can't ethically allow myself to put those issues aside, and conscience requires me to say as much. All in all, product or otherwise, YMMV. I have no idea what the prices are now.

I do think it's worth looking into the inventor, his marketing practices, and his alliances to see if that's the sort of person you want to support. It might matter to you; it might not. My own purchase is many years' worth of an already-done deal, but with things coming to my attention in more recent years, it's become a pebble in my shoe at times - like now, for example.

Hope that helps.

_________________
"Time is the wisest counselor of all." - Pericles

"I remain not entirely convinced of it." - Nano


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
 Post subject: Re: SLEEP!
PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:25 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 29, 2002 6:00 pm
Posts: 4300
Location: Los Angeles
The filling is soy-based, a patent he purchased from the space program. Possibly not good if you are allergic to soy, or view it as a hormone disrupter. The filling chunks can certainly be jostled around to adjust the fit. I found the pilllows overall to be far too soft/squishy. Costco sometimes carries them, and I've found a limited selection of the MyPillow products at WalMart.

The owner has certainly made good from his drug addiction & prison/jail days, and contributes to charitable efforts.

He has flirted with the possibility of running for governor of Minnesota in 2022 to replace incumbent Tim Walz, and has taken on the role of campaign chair for President Trump's reelection campaign in Minnesota.

Here's an interview with him on Fox in 2019, along with a transcript.
https://www.foxnews.com/transcript/mypi ... -addiction

_________________
International Traditional Music Society, Inc.
A non-profit 501c3 charity/educational public benefit corporation
Wooden Flute Obsession CDs (3 volumes, 6 discs, 7 hours, 120 players/tracks)
http://www.worldtrad.org


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
 Post subject: Re: SLEEP!
PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:41 pm 
Offline
Moderatorer
User avatar

Joined: Wed Dec 18, 2002 6:00 pm
Posts: 35989
Location: Among the pixels
kkrell wrote:
The filling is soy-based, a patent he purchased from the space program. The filling chunks can certainly be jostled around to adjust the fit. I found the pilllows overall to be far too soft/s quishy.

All right - I didn't know this. Kudos for that, and I'll retract my presumption that it was a synthetic like polyurethane.

Over time, mine seems to have settled some so that it's less over-soft; it's become more like a thick, accommodating soft pad.

kkrell wrote:
The owner has certainly made good from his drug addiction & prison/jail days, and contributes to charitable efforts.

It's a well-known story, and that too is greatly to his credit. I certainly have my hat off to him for that.

What I don't like is how he's had little problem making outrageous claims in his marketing, such as being a "Sleep Expert" when he has no such certification, or his pillows being able to treat and cure a number of diseases including cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis. I have very serious issues with someone who'll go that far.

kkrell wrote:
He has flirted with the possibility of running for governor of Minnesota in 2022 to replace incumbent Tim Walz, and has taken on the role of campaign chair for President Trump's reelection campaign in Minnesota.

And that is something people will have to take into account on the basis of their own values.

_________________
"Time is the wisest counselor of all." - Pericles

"I remain not entirely convinced of it." - Nano


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
 Post subject: Re: SLEEP!
PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:54 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Dec 29, 2003 1:21 am
Posts: 1475
Location: Behind the anthracite and shale curtain.
https://www.budget101.com/frugal-living/5698-my-pillow/

_________________
Information is not knowledge.
Knowledge is not wisdom.
Wisdom is not truth.
Truth is not beauty. Beauty is not love.
Love is not music. Music is the best.
- Frank Zappa


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
 Post subject: Re: SLEEP!
PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:28 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:47 am
Posts: 895
Location: Surrey/Hants border, England
A pillow's a pillow - these days they're mostly made out of the same stuff as a duvet, not like the old days when they were filled with feathers. But I quite often just fill a pillow case with material of some sort, as it tends to give better support, & it's easily washable - but that's just me. :D

_________________
Keith.
Trying to do justice to my various musical instruments.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
 Post subject: Re: SLEEP!
PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:14 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:21 pm
Posts: 13388
Location: Unimportant island off the great mainland of Europe
fatmac wrote:
A pillow's a pillow - these days they're mostly made out of the same stuff as a duvet, not like the old days when they were filled with feathers. But I quite often just fill a pillow case with material of some sort, as it tends to give better support, & it's easily washable - but that's just me. :D

The old days? I sleep on two pillows, stacked one on top of the other. One of them is goose feather and the other is duck down. They have very different qualities, and I find that sometimes I want one of them on top, next to my head, with the other one underneath, and sometimes I want them the other way round.

_________________
"Only connect!"

https://youtu.be/ezbWVysJAOY
https://tapm.bandcamp.com/


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
 Post subject: Re: SLEEP!
PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:44 pm 
Offline
Moderatorer
User avatar

Joined: Wed Dec 18, 2002 6:00 pm
Posts: 35989
Location: Among the pixels
fatmac wrote:
A pillow's a pillow -

Uh - no.

ImageImage
ImageImage

My preferred type of pillow is filled with buckwheat hulls:

Image

_________________
"Time is the wisest counselor of all." - Pericles

"I remain not entirely convinced of it." - Nano


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
 Post subject: Re: SLEEP!
PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:50 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:21 pm
Posts: 13388
Location: Unimportant island off the great mainland of Europe
I like the look of that first one. Also, the buckwheat ...

_________________
"Only connect!"

https://youtu.be/ezbWVysJAOY
https://tapm.bandcamp.com/


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
 Post subject: Re: SLEEP!
PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:45 pm 
Offline
Moderatorer
User avatar

Joined: Wed Dec 18, 2002 6:00 pm
Posts: 35989
Location: Among the pixels
benhall.1 wrote:
I like the look of that first one. Also, the buckwheat ...

I have a very similar wooden neck rest atop one of my bookshelves; I'm looking at it right now. Got it at a curio shop years back. The general concept is African, and they'll come in a number of different forms. Mine's Ethiopian; that specific style appears to be indigenous to that general region, and it looks great - makes me think of ancient Egypt - but I gave it a try, and I couldn't use it. Maybe the one I have is at the wrong elevation for me. So, now it's just another tchotchke.

As to buckwheat hulls, I give them a resounding thumbs up. They allow the pillow to breathe, so it's cooling, and although the pillow isn't fluffy but is instead quite firm and heavier than the usual, it's still very comfortable, because if you like you can easily shape it to conform to you, and it offers great support. It crunches a bit when you move, but that never bothered me.

_________________
"Time is the wisest counselor of all." - Pericles

"I remain not entirely convinced of it." - Nano


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
 Post subject: Re: SLEEP!
PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:02 pm 
Offline
Moderatorer
User avatar

Joined: Wed Dec 18, 2002 6:00 pm
Posts: 35989
Location: Among the pixels
oleorezinator wrote:

I read the article, and have some observations. The homemade erstatz MyPillow is a commendable idea, for it's a good use of inexpensive memory foam. I'm all about DIY. But it's going to end up in a landfill one day; at least Lindell's filling is soy-based and biodegradable. Also, I very much question her assertion that both of the MyPillows she received didn't have enough filling; the odds of one type of flaw being duplicated in the same shipment are pretty slim, so this raises flags for me. Lindell strikes me as being big on quality control, and I didn't have the article writer's problem, myself: Mine came tightly compressed, and when I opened their wrappings, out they sprang, each as plump as you could ask for.

I'm also curious why she sent them back to Amazon for a refund, and left it at that. Surely she would have seen the TV ads and known how they're supposed to look. At those prices, I would have contacted the manufacturer, because I'm pretty sure Lindell would want to hear about any substandard product leaving the factory, and most consumers would want their voices heard.

So, yeah. For what it's worth...

_________________
"Time is the wisest counselor of all." - Pericles

"I remain not entirely convinced of it." - Nano


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
 Post subject: Re: SLEEP!
PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:12 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:18 am
Posts: 876
Location: Parker County, Texas, USA
The neck rests seem like precursors of the cervical pillow, which I use and find comfortable.

_________________
Deartháir don phaidir an port.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
 Post subject: Re: SLEEP!
PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:16 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Sep 13, 2009 10:06 pm
Posts: 1711
Location: just outside Xanadu
Kapok. Used it for my zafu. They used to use cat-tails (pu2tuan2) but now they use kapok.

Bob

_________________
Not everything you can count, counts. And not everything that counts, can be counted

The Expert's Mind has few possibilities.
The Beginner's mind has endless possibilities.
Shunryu Suzuki, Roshi


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
 Post subject: Re: SLEEP!
PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:23 pm 
Offline
Moderatorer
User avatar

Joined: Wed Dec 18, 2002 6:00 pm
Posts: 35989
Location: Among the pixels
An Draighean wrote:
The neck rests seem like precursors of the cervical pillow, which I use and find comfortable.

It rather does, doesn't it. It's hard for me to be certain from the photo, but that one looks shorter than the one I have, and it seems as if it would be more comfortable for me.

an seanduine wrote:
Kapok. Used it for my zafu. They used to use cat-tails (pu2tuan2) but now they use kapok.

Bob

And how could we forget kapok? Never considered cattail fluff ... I will now, though.

_________________
"Time is the wisest counselor of all." - Pericles

"I remain not entirely convinced of it." - Nano


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
 Post subject: Re: SLEEP!
PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:19 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Jun 12, 2016 9:24 pm
Posts: 229
"A pillow's a pillow" -I don't think so. The pillow bought was $16. It came rolled in a plastic bag. This should have been a warning to the quality. I got it home and lay down on it. A napkin might have offered more support. I could not return the pillow, this was stipulated when I purchased it, but still my money was refunded and the pillow went to the trash.

_________________
A moment of carelessness, a lifetime of regret.
A lifetime of carelessness, a moment of regret.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 69 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next

All times are UTC - 6 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
[ Time : 0.093s | 11 Queries | GZIP : On ]
(dh)