Pillow Preference

October 21, 2011


A while ago we started the Great Re-Pillowfication of 2011. We bought a couple of nicer pillows for the guest room and a super-expensive swanky pillow for Lloyd. Seriously, every time he goes to bed he calls to me (sleeping in the next room), “I love my pillow.” I call back, “Remember when you and I used to be married?”

He and I stopped in Target Thursday afternoon for my abbreviated shopping session. (I was aggravated that the truck was broken because I had some other stops to make, but Lloyd is only good for 30 minutes of non-auction shopping, and he was my ride.) I need some long-sleeved shirts, so he just zipped through the women’s section throwing shirts willy-nilly in the cart. At one point I said, “Stop. That’s from the maternity section.”

“How can you tell?” he asked.

Sigh.  He's taken, ladies.

Eventually we passed the pillow section, and they were having a sale. We called Brad to ask him what his pillow preference was, so we could continue to rid our house of the cheap Wal-Mart pillows I race to buy right before company comes. (They are good for 20 minutes of head support, then collapse.)

Brad said his preference was ‘dense’. Well, Lloyd and I couldn’t agree on what that meant. I thought that meant ‘firm’, Lloyd seems to think it would mean stuffing two pillows into one pillowcase.

So, for today’s comment, please explain your pillow preference. I’m probably only going to buy Brad’s, but I’m curious to hear everyone’s.

Me? I’m a mostly-on-my-back sleeper, so I like a medium-full down pillow that can puff up by my cheeks for minimum head-lolling. If it’s cold I also like a pillow I can put over my eyes & forehead.


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9 Responses to “Pillow Preference”

  1. Brad Said on:

    My pillow at home is made of memory foam. It’s really heavy and not fluffy. It’s nice for side-sleeping. I think “firm” doesn’t really describe it. That’s why I said “dense”.


  2. Beth Said on:

    I prefer down pillows. In fact, I don’t remember when I didn’t sleep with a down pillow. I love them. Down. All the way.

    I need two of them. One for under my head, medium-full. And one for hugging under me, less-full. I’m a tummy/side sleeper. I sleep on my tummy, but prop myself up on the hugging pillow so that I’m just barely to my side.
    (I really have no idea how to explain that without actually demonstrating…)


  3. Peggy Said on:

    Dang, pillows are hard to explain I realize now. My pillow is medium fullness, maybe a little less, but not flat. I can fold it for TV watching. Not fluffy. Medium firmness I suppose. All I know is I have to sleep with it.

    And I sleep with a pillow between my knees….for my back. And a side pillow too.


  4. Lauren's mom Said on:

    This post is making me sleepy…..

    Down, ..down,…down.


  5. Dawn Said on:

    Water pillow! Seriously-you will love it. Put in as much or little water as you like.


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