MyPillow Review - UPDATED Dec. 2017
MyPillow is advertised as the world’s most comfortable pillow and many users seem to agree with this statement. During the decade or so it has been around, it became quite popular with people who had their fair share of troubles with pillows that go flat over time and fail to provide the necessary support. However, it took 90 different formulas and fills, several failed attempts at gaining a large enough customer base, and one or two lucky breaks to make MyPillow what it is today – a widely used pillow that has helped many people sleep better and wake up without neck pain, arm soreness, and other problems.
What is MyPillow?
Right at the beginning of this MyPillow review, we will stress that MyPillow is not an anti-snoring pillow in the strictest sense of the word and it is not advertised as such. Its main role is to keep your neck and head in the most comfortable, natural position throughout the night, every night, without losing its shape. This helps you stay asleep, as it eliminates any discomfort that could force you to wake up before time and it also prevents any soreness caused by an unnatural head position and straining of the muscles in your neck, back, and arms.
How can this help you stop snoring? The main reasons for snoring are restrictions of the airways, which can largely be caused by an inadequate position of the upper part of your body during sleep. On the other hand, if your head and neck are properly supported, the airways stay open and the throat muscles stay relaxed, allowing you to breathe normally and freely. If your snoring is caused by the problems described above, MyPillow might help reduce the snoring level.
How Is It Different?
There are several crucial features that set MyPillow apart from the rest of the pillows on the market. First of all, it is incredibly soft, which is not something we would expect, considering that it is designed to provide optimal head and neck support. Second, the most important distinctive feature of MyPillow is that it does not get flat. It was designed particularly because its creator was tired of pillows that lose their shape and height and leave the neck and head in an uncomfortable position. As we have already mentioned in this MyPillow review, My Pillow stays the same from the moment you go to bed to the moment you get up and does not lose its shape for as long as a decade.
What is also unique about MyPillow is its patented interlocking fill, which allows it to adjust to your comfort level, without giving in to the weight of your head, thus keeping your neck perfectly aligned and allowing you to reach the REM sleep phase more quickly. As you already know, everyone’s head size, shoulder width, and body frame are different. That is why the genius behind MyPillow came up with different fill levels for people of different shapes and sizes. The official MyPillow website provides a detailed guide to choosing your perfect fill level, so you can easily pick the pillow that is designed for your body frame and allows you to enjoy maximum support regardless of your sleeping position. There are 4 standard fill levels in the offer. You can also choose between two sizes, including king and queen, depending on your preferences.
Another advantage of MyPillow is that it does not get warm, which is one of the most annoying qualities of ordinary pillows. Its open-ended pillow case is made of 100% cotton, so it does not compromise the natural cooling effect of the pillow. This means less sweating and more comfort.
MyPillow is machine washable and dryable, which makes it incredibly easy to clean. You can find clear and simple cleaning instructions on the company’s website, so you do not have to worry if you have done something wrong, like using fabric softener.
We have said before in our MyPillow review that it is unusually soft, which made us doubt whether it can actually provide sufficient support. However, during our tests, we have confirmed that it does not get flat at all, keeps the neck aligned, and provides a great level of comfort, with no soreness in the neck in the morning. What surprised us most is that it really stays cool all night, which is something we never thought we would have the chance to see.
On the downside, the fill is not as homogenous as we expected it to be. It is rather grainy and it does tend to get lumpier over time. Since the case is made of cotton, you may even notice pieces of the fill sticking out of the pillow. All of this did not influence the general comfort the pillow provides, but it is not something we want to see in an otherwise high-quality pillow.
The price of a single queen-size MyPillow Premium is $55.99. For king-size pillows, you need to pay an extra $10. If you need more pillows, you can save money by buying two queen-size MyPillows for $99.98 or 4 (2 Premium and 2 smaller, Go-Anywhere pillows) for $109.98. If you opt for the 4-pillow special offer, the company will donate one pillow to a charity. We can say that MyPillow is quite reasonably priced, considering that it comes with a 10-year warranty. You also get to enjoy a 60-day money back guarantee.
- 4 fill levels for all body frames
- Does not get flat
- Keeps the neck optimally aligned
- Prevents soreness in the neck and arms
- Stays cool all night
- 10-year warranty
- 60-day money back guarantee
- Lumpy with the tendency of getting even lumpier
- Not an anti-snoring pillow