I have a really hard time getting comfortable at night. I have to keep my head elevated at a very precise angle-mostly because I have some sort of pillow OCD and not for actual health reasons-and the pillow has to be just the right amount of firmness (or softness, if you prefer). So I was really excited to try out the Savvy Rest Shredded Latex pillow, because according to the description, it came over-stuffed so I could take out some of the latex and get it exactly right.
Well, as it turned out, I didn’t need to take out anything. The pillow is huge, at least in my opinion. I reviewed the standard size, and it’s slightly bigger than any standard pillow I’ve ever had. Granted, I always bought the cheapest pillows and stacked them on top of each other to get the height correct, so that could have something to do with it. The Shredded Latex Pillow doesn’t need stacking. It’s about as thick as two regular flat pillow. This works out great for me because my bed is up against a shelf-like headboard, but since they didn’t come together, my bed doesn’t really stay flush with the headboard. It rolls away a little and leave a bit of a gap. My flat pillows always fell in that gap during my tossing and turning, so I would wake up with a stiff neck and have to reposition everything. The thicker Savvy Rest Pillow doesn’t fall down the crack, so not only do I stay comfortable, but my sleep isn’t broken by waking up to rearrange everything.
The pillow itself is encased in a soft, removable cover, although I recommend adding a pillow case to keep it from getting dirty. You can unzip the cover, take out the pillow, unzip the pillow itself, and remove some of the shredded latex until the pillow is exactly how you like it. I would keep the extra latex in a baggie or something in case you need it in the future to restuff the pillow, but I’m a bit of a pack rat, so maybe normal people wouldn’t do that?
I’ve been sleeping on my new pillow for about a week, and I’ve definitely noticed an improvement in my overall comfort. I haven’t woken up with a stiff neck since I started using it, and it’s much easier for me to find the right position for my head at night. Now I’m kind of wondering what it would be like to try out a Savvy Rest natural latex mattress. They make those as well. They even make comfy pet beds! I was thinking about getting one of those for review instead of the pillow, but my dogs are all huge, and I really wanted something for myself. I’m glad I chose to be selfish for once!
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Note- I received a free pillow to help with my review. My opinions, as always, are my own.