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My Pillow Review | Should You Get One?

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You have probably seen the commercials or come across the My Pillow at your local mall. Maybe you heard about it from a friend who either loves it or hates it. Somewhere along the line you heard about the My Pillow and were wondering, is the My Pillow worth it? I really like it and it has mostly positive reviews on Amazon as well.

my pillow kiosk

In this My Pillow review I break down all the components of the My Pillow and try to dispel some of the common My Pillow complaints. Please keep in mind, if you find a pillow that works for you, stick with it! Some people swear by My Pillow but they probably haven’t slept on as many different pillows as I have. This gives me a great deal of context in which to compare the My Pillow against dozens of other brands.

My Pillow is made in Minnesota, my home state. I appreciate that it is a Made in the USA product and supports our local economy.

My Pillow kiosk 2

How is the My Pillow Made?

Here are some of the listed benefits of the My Pillow as listed on the website:

OFFICIAL PILLOW OF THE NATIONAL SLEEP FOUNDATION!
Patented interlocking fill adjusts to your exact individual needs!
Four different loft levels!
10-Year warranty – will not go flat, stays cool!
60-Day Money Back Guarantee (less S&H)
Custom fit sizing – Fits your size and sleeping position (for stomach, back AND side sleepers) for the most comfortable pillow for you
 

How the My Pillow Feels

I purchased the My Pillow  from Amazon.com. I really like how easy it is to both purchase and make returns from Amazon. Rather than have to put up with the hassle of returning it if I didn’t like it, I thought I would  use Amazon to be safe since their returns are easy and hassle free.  Right now Amazon has the My Pillow Classic Queen size for $49.95. I couldn’t find the standard My Pillow for sale on the mypillow.com website.

The My Pillow website has a offer where you can get 2 premium My Pillow pillows for 99.98. If you use a promo code you can get free shipping. The my pillow promo code I entered to activate the free shipping is RMN30 this is listed as a 30% off coupon but it just activated free shipping for me.

You can buy 1 My Pillow Premium for $55.99 with promo code RMN30 as well. This is a savings of $23.99 and free shipping and handling.

When the My Pillow arrived from Amazon it came in a standard Amazon box and was wrapped in plastic like this:

 

I was expecting a somewhat heavier pillow. This is one of the lightest pillows I have reviewed so I was a little worried that it wouldn’t live up to my expectations. Per the instructions on the packaging, I put the pillow in my dryer for 15 minutes on a cool setting. It fluffed up very nicely and there was no odor after putting in the dryer. I used a dryer sheet just for the fresh scent .  After taking a nap with it and sleeping on it for a few nights, I found it to be a really  nice pillow.  I like lighter pillows because I sometimes move mine around at night so this was a nice benefit.

My pillow review packaging weight

My Pillow Sizes

My Pillow premium comes in different levels of firmness. However, I have heard from friends who also bought that their sizing chart isn’t always accurate. Part of the issue is that the sizing chart bases which color to get based off your shirt size. I think a better rule of thumb is as follows:

Yellow Level: (Least Firm) Stomach Sleepers
White Level: (Medium): Back Sleepers
Green Level: (Firm): Side Sleepers
Blue Level: (Extra Firm) Side Sleepers

The filling inside is supportive but not overstuffed so that I can’t move it around as needed.  This pillow really cradles your neck and left me with no soreness in the morning. It also does a wonderful job with temperature regulation since it’s not a solid piece of foam.  

One drawback is that you cannot adjust the amount of filling inside of it. It would be nice if there was a zipper where you can remove foam if you found it to be too firm however you can return it hassle free if you need to go with a thinner or thicker pillow. 

I think the MyPillow will be well received by stomach sleepers in particular who prefer a thinner pillow that is also able to provide some neck support and is easy to move around. People are very particular about what pillow they like so it would be hard to say that one is necessarily better than another. What I can say is that this pillow has a very unique feel that I have not come across in any other pillow. Your head sinks into it a perfect amount.

 I think if you try out this pillow with the right expectations, you should be pleased with the results. The pillow doesn’t go flat overnight and keeps you supported. 

There’s something about My PIllow that makes it feel like no other. Many people absolutely love it and wouldn’t consider any other pillow. Finding the right pillow can take time,  the pillows on this site give you a good overview of what’s on the market and what to expect before you make a purchase.

Update January 26, 2015

I have been sleeping on the My Pillow every since I first purchased it many months ago and its still my “Go To” pillow. I like that it’s light and that I can easily adjust it during the night. I realize how much I depend on it when I have to stay at a hotel without it. Below is a video explaining the difference between the My Pillow Original and My Pillow Premium.

 

Here’s a video comparing the My Pillow vs My Pillow Premium

As I said, I have tested dozens of pillows and I keep coming back to My Pillow every night when I’m not testing another pillow. It just works.

In January 2017 the Better Business Bureau downgraded their rating of My Pillow to an F. This is because they have been running the buy one get one free offer for over a year and this violates FTC rules.

I still haven’t found a pillow that feels similar to the My Pillow. Many of the shredded foam pillows on the market use a denser foam which doesn’t have as much bounce. They also cannot be washed.

You can shop My Pillow Direct and activate coupon code RMN30 for the best discount. An advantage of buying direct is a 60 day money back guarantee vs. the standard 30 day guarantee from Amazon. You still have to pay return shipping according to their return policy.

Check out my other pillow reviews to find out which is right for you: Sleep Sherpa Pillow Reviews


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My Pillow

My Pillow
8.58333333333

Firmness

7/10

    Cuddly

    9/10

      Neck Support

      10/10

        Price

        8/10

          Off Gassing

          9/10

            Sleeps Cool

            9/10

              Pros

              • Suprisingly comfortable
              • Light
              • Cuddly
              • Great for side and stomach sleepers
              • washable

              Cons

              • Fill not adjustable

              Ben • June 15, 2015


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              Comments

              1. Debbie December 10, 2015 - 1:40 pm Reply

                Hi! FWIW, I and a couple of family members have these pillows. They come in four levels of firmness.

                Thanks for providing this site with all of your great reviews!

              2. BeBe January 6, 2016 - 3:38 pm Reply

                Firmness

                5

                Cuddly

                5

                Neck Support

                0.2

                Price

                5

                Off Gassing

                8

                Sleeps Cool

                8

                I bought a My Pillow from Bed Bath and Beyond. I was really hoping for a good nights sleep. That did not happen. I am a side sleeper. I did not notice any unusual smells and it “scrunched” nicely but I woke up with a stiff neck everyday for the week that I used it. I returned it to BB&B with no problems. So now I am back in search of a good pillow. I have already tried a Temperpedic and hated it. Also it was not returnable so that was $90 down a rat hole.

              3. Walt Jones January 12, 2016 - 1:30 pm Reply

                Thanks for the thorough review. You address the concerns I had from reading other sites.

              4. Cissy B February 24, 2016 - 4:15 am Reply

                Hello and thank you for your most excellent website.
                Two of the 4 links in your My Pillow review go to the “Standard Classic Firm” model and two go to the “Standard Classic Medium” pillow. Which pillow model is represented in your review/video?

              5. Linda Hansen March 29, 2016 - 6:28 pm Reply

                I thought they sounded great so I bought 2 for myself and 2 for my grandson. I followed the instructions when I got them and heated them in the dryer. Then I used them that night. MISTAKE #1. It felt like I was sleeping on a lumpy pillow. I felt like the princess and the pea story! MISTAKE #2. I slept on it for a 2nd night. NO BETTER! Then I emailed to see about getting a refund. I met resistance on 2 different emails. Unfortunately, I had deleted my email receipt so I figured the company was going to fight me tooth and nail for a refund so just said forget it and gave the pillows away. I wasted $200+. Please read this and save your money!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

              6. R. Andersen [email protected] April 7, 2016 - 3:13 pm Reply

                Firmness

                1.6

                Cuddly

                2.4

                Neck Support

                1.7

                Price

                8.6

                Off Gassing

                3

                Sleeps Cool

                3.5

                Advertised as the best pillow according to the National Sleep Foundation? The National Sleep Foundation is the creation of the “inventor” of MyPillow. What a joke on the consumers! Superb marketing of an item made from scraps! It’s obvious from the commercials that it is lumpy, and in the TV ads the pillow is in constant motion by its creator, so its lumpiness is somewhat masked in the commercials. Shredded foam pieces are remnants of cuts from solid foam, and this is not organic or latex, but the cheapest of chemically produced foams. Of course this doesn’t mean that you won’t like the pillow, but returning it is costly. Return shipping costs are not refundable if you don’t like the pillow, and the commercial is carefully worded so that the description is as advertised.

              7. Michael May 1, 2016 - 10:51 pm Reply

                My parents swear by their My Pillow pillows. Personally, they compact too much for me, but I didn’t notice any lumpiness.

                That being said, I think you should very closely check your facts. I have been unable to locate any information indicating that the creator of the My Pillow pillow also founded the National Sleep Foundation. In fact, given that the NSF was founded in 1990, and the My Pillow pillow did not come on the market until 2004 (and didn’t take off until 2010 or so, and wasn’t selected as the official pillow of NSF until 2014) this seems unlikely. If you have information to the contrary, I would be interested in seeing it (as such a action could violate numerous consumer protection laws). Otherwise, accusing somebody of actions which have potentially criminal implications could be seen as libel.

              8. Shaun November 17, 2016 - 4:10 pm Reply

                I don’t think people should post dishonest comments. Just the facts. Do your fellow Americans a favor and don’t lie. We work hard for our money just want the truth. Referring to other comments not the blog writer

              9. [email protected] November 30, 2016 - 12:29 am Reply

                Firmness

                5.3

                Cuddly

                5.4

                Neck Support

                8.7

                Price

                9.8

                Off Gassing

                4.6

                Sleeps Cool

                10

                I have a pair of my pillows. The my pillow premiums with the gusseted sides is for side sleepers giving it a taller profile to accommodate the space from you head to mattress . The regular my pillow that you like is flatter for back or stomach sleepers . I really love my regular my pillows. I talked about them so much my mom and other family members went and bought them and they seem to be very happy with them too .you have a great site very informative I learn a lot from it . Thanks

              10. [email protected] January 14, 2017 - 6:32 am Reply

                Firmness

                7.9

                Cuddly

                8.6

                Neck Support

                9.4

                Price

                6.3

                Off Gassing

                6.4

                Sleeps Cool

                7.5

                Received 2 My Pillows for Christmas. WOW. They are amazing. I was skeptical, but they are everything they are advertised to be.

              11. Joe January 23, 2017 - 11:36 am Reply

                Firmness

                6.4

                Cuddly

                7.8

                Neck Support

                7.3

                Price

                9.2

                Sleeps Cool

                1

                We have two MyPillows via Christmas. Yes, I was surprised that the first pillow costs $60 and you ‘pick up’ the 2nd one for just $35 or so. I did see them get slammed on the evening news for false advertising in this buy one get one free sales pitch. My wife says she loves her MyPillow. I think it is comfortable, and I have tried a bunch of different pillows. My prior BB&B pillow was basically the same feel with now gussets on the sides. After about four nites with my MyPillow, I still think it heats my head up at night. Even after I took off my flannel case and went to high end cotton. Tell me folks, am I wrong? Does your MyPillow not stay cool as it claims in the TV ads and in the accompanying brochure?

              12. [email protected] January 26, 2017 - 5:24 pm Reply

                I have to wonder how much they’d cost if My Pillow didn’t advertise on nearly every TV channel 10-15 times a day. Frankly,my bamboo pillow is by far a better,more comfortable pillow.

              13. Karen January 28, 2017 - 12:39 pm Reply

                I have to say that the My Pillow is the worse pillow I have ever sleep on. I have talk to different people, and they fully agree.

              14. Adam January 31, 2017 - 11:54 am Reply

                Excellent site you have here. I am in agreement with your preference of the My Pillow classic versus the premium. I had originally purchased a couple of premiums with the travel sized pillows thrown in from the website, but returned them when I found the fill to be a bit too much. Still wanting to find the right fit for myself, I purchased two classics from Bed Bath and Beyond and found those to be just right. They are still my favorite pillows as of this writing, though I agree with the reviewers that they really don’t seem to have that much of a cooling effect. Regardless, I’m sleeping well and that’s a minor complaint. I should also note that even though they recommend a firm pillow for someone of my size, I prefer the feel of the medium fill for the added give. It feels better for me, personally while still giving me proper support.

              15. A. Morales February 8, 2017 - 7:47 am Reply

                Lets make it clear. BBB gave MyPillow an F not because the were “running the buy one get one free offer for over a year and this violates FTC.” This statement implies that it is illegal for pillow companies to to offer BOGO sales or that its illegal to do it for over a year. What’s illegal is that they Lied about pricing. The cost for “one” pillow, using the BOGO code, was $100 and u get second for free. BUT At the same time, on their website, you could buy one pillow at regular price for $50. So was there ever a BOGOfree deal? NO. all it did was trick people into purchasing 2 pillows. The MyPillow creator also claimed on TV that the pillow could cure treat symptoms of fibromyalgia, restless leg syndrome, sleep apnea, cerebral palsy, acid reflux and many more. Additionally, Tom Clapp, a “random user” was on TV commercial saying the he woke up rested after using MyPillow. Turns out Tom Clap is also the president of the Michael J. Lindell Foundation. As in Michael Lindell the creator of MyPillow. $1 Million in fines was paid out to California(ns) in 2016 and other states in line for suits. I can foresee MyPillow lowering their quality to increase their margins since they will need heavy funds to defend the business. More to follow im sure

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