Monday, January 27, 2014

Best Part of Any Bed Might be the Pillow - 2014 Might be the Year of the Pillow

Cool Pillow from Comfort Revolution

Ten Ways To Inexpensively Change Your Life for the Better


My wife takes her pillow wherever she goes.  She isn't the only one.  We just discussed how a blanket can be a big deal in how you sleep, and certainly the bed (next post) can be a make-it-or-break-it part of whether you sleep, and how you feel on awaking.  Personally I can sleep anywhere (almost) with any kind of cover, bed, or pillow, but I do have clear pillow preferences:  firm and king size.

Up until recently, we had three or so main choices on pillows.  Feather, foam, or memory foam.  Sure, the late night TV shows all have those 19.95 pillows that will change your life.  And if you call right now, you'll get two by just paying for the freight and handling.

But 2014 might be revolutionary in the pillow biz.  Since 2007 or so, pillows that stay cool have been coming to market with varying degrees of success.  My son got two new pillows for Christmas, and they both offered the same basic thing.  They stay cool!!  No more flipping them over.  No more worries if the cat was laying on your pillow just before you came to bed.  The pillow is going to be cool to the touch and stay that way.

Well, a quick bit of research reveals that there are many ways to do the cool trick on a pillow and so far, none of the methods is without issues.  Water based can leak.  Foam approaches have had issues with not being very good pillows.  You'd think that making a "good" pillow would be at the forefront before adding on a nice additional benefit.

So for this item, we did the personal story version.  Two family members got the Comfort Revolution CERULEAN BUBBLES Hydraluxe pillow for Christmas.  Both were so pleased that they immediately suggested that upcoming gifting opportunities for other family members should go the bubble's way.  At $80, this pillow is already getting great reviews, but has not been on the market long enough to have generated hundreds of reviews.  Other similar products seem to be doing quite well for even less money. 

The point of this entire series has been that you don't need to spend $100,000 to add some serious comfort to your life.  We at Unique Home Construction still believe you'll have good reasons to update your kitchen, add a room or a bathroom, or build a home spa.  But while you are getting around to those adventures, we hope you've enjoyed our research into smaller purchases that can add benefits to your day. 

Some who have been following this series are wondering about our promise to review beds.  After a great deal of thought, we are going to at least postpone that one.  Really great beds can be well over $1000.  And the range of personal preference and special needs make this a much harder item to seriously evaluate.  Maybe later. 





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