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Some of the best pillows on the market are made with shredded latex and shredded memory foam. The small pieces of material in these pillows mimic that of a down filled pillow but without all the allergy concerns. They also last longer as they won’t compact as quickly over time as a down filled pillow would.
As you can see the pillow comes compressed similar to mattresses that I have unboxed. The body pillow is obviously in a bit larger package but not much larger. After I unboxed the pillows I put them in the dryer with a dryer sheet for about 20 minutes to get rid of some of the initial off gassing. It took about 2 days before all the smell was completely gone so depending on your sensitivity you will want to take that into consideration.
Here’s the 2017 version of the Coop Pillow. It now comes with a zipper where you can adjust the amount of fill for the correct loft.
The pillow is made of a 60% polyester / 40% bamboo cover. It has a nice texture to it and as opposed to a cotton cover has some stretch to it that allows the memory foam to contour more closely to your body. The bamboo is used as a cooling material that wicks away moisture and provides more breathability to the pillow allowing you to sleep cooler.
It is made in the USA with Certipur-US Certified Foam.
CertiPUR-US® approved foams are:
- Made without ozone depleters
- Made without PBDE flame retardants
- Made without mercury, lead and other heavy metals
- Made without formaldehyde
- Made without phthalates regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission
- Low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) emissions for indoor air quality (less than 0.5 parts per million)
I am typically a stomach sleeper as I start out on my side when going to bed but wind up on my stomach at some point during the night. I know that stomach sleeping is not good for your health but it’s a habit that’s tough to break. Using the Coop king sized and body pillow in combination allowed me to fall asleep on my side and stay asleep on my side. This is because the body pillow kept me in a comfortable position throughout the night and gave me the same sensation as if I was sleeping on my stomach. It also kept me in alignment as I was able to cradle the pillow with my arms as well as my legs.
Both of these pillows contain a substantial amount of memory foam which means that they are much heavier than a conventional pillow. Keep that in mind if you like to toss your pillow from side to side during the night. Your partner might also get a little jealous if you find yourself reaching for the body pillow instead of them. That said, they are wonderful pillows for the price.
A comparable pillow is the Snuggle-Pedic pillow, also sold on Amazon. The difference is that the Coop pillows have a bit more bounce to them and they they don’t seem to has as much off gassing as the Snuggle-Pedic. That aside, the Coop pillows are substantially less expensive than the Snuggle Pedic which makes them my recommended shredded memory foam pillow.
The 2017 pillow now comes with a zipper where you can adjust the fill. Here’s a picture of the pillow unzipped. Notice that the foam is a nice clean consistent shred:
If you are a side sleeper, getting both of these pillows is definitely worth a try. They do a great job of keeping you in a comfortable sleep position and can be molded to suit your needs. They come with a 5 year warranty that guarantees they won’t go flat and a 30 day return policy. I slept great with these pillows and that says something since sleeping on my side is not my natural position. I think these pillows could help stomach sleepers transition out of their bad habits.
This pillow was also recently featured on Business Insider with a positive review. It is listed as, ” Improved Design – Adjustable Shredded Memory Foam Pillow with Viscose Rayon Cover derived from Bamboo – Removable Case – Coop Home Goods – Made in USA”
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