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Sunday, June 23, 2013

I have been awake for a while now. I awoke abruptly, got up to use the little girl's room and get a refreshing drink (or gulp) of water. One of the first things I noticed is how I feel that somehow in my sleep, I sustained a massive neck injury. It was only when I laid back down that I realized it: I bought another piece of crap pillow.

I became hotly angry lying there on my flat as a pancake pillow. The advertisement on the outside claimed great and magical things about this pillow, and I assumed that by this, the steep price I paid, and the wonderfully sewn covering on the outside, this was meant to be the pillow that would change my life. Oh, and it's a reputable name brand too...although I'm too tired to recall it here. emoticon

So, what does one do after so many pillow failings? I remember going to a specialty store a couple of years ago and spending a sickening amount of money on TWO pillows that lasted barely over a month until they flattened into some warped, lumpy ridiculousness. I have spent hundreds of dollars to essentially watch pillows deflate before my eyes. I am limited too with my ten thousand allergies, so I can't just run out and get any old pillow. I mainly have to stick to the cotton filled ones as I am allergic to down/feather, latex, and wool. I found out the hard way when I was on vacation in Florida and wound up waking up looking like Yoda the next morning due to the hotel's fancy pillow fillings. I had to go to the ER for severe swelling in my face that ultimately made its way to my temples. Needless to say, I have to be careful.

So, here I sit, awake, less than two months after buying another failed pillow. I'm sitting in front of the computer stretching my neck and shoulders while I write about the pillow which has stolen my sleep. Maybe I should get a second job to support my everlasting need to replace crappy pillows. emoticon
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    Aw man! Hope you find a good pillow soon! emoticon
    1374 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/24/2013 10:26:15 AM
  • _LINDA
    So sorry :(( Hope the sore neck eases soon. That is difficult trying to find a specific pillow. You would think if you paid that much for it, should come with a money back guarantee. I love my triple bagged down pillow, but pretty much like any pillow that is reasonably soft and doesn't crank my neck up too far. Maybe you will have to resort to blankets fluffed up around you..
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    1375 days ago
  • SAASHA17
    aww sucks!!! I hate that too..i have given up and dont use a pillow anmore...bleh
    1375 days ago
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    1375 days ago
    I don't know what to tell you about buying a new pillow. I finally found one I like that is one of those squishy foam ones and I love it. For your neck, try doing neck strengthening exercises and you'll feel better.
    1375 days ago
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