We review a good range of items here, but I’d say that the majority are for the children, or the home, and are very rarely of direct benefit or interest to the Husband. Until now.
When Mediflow got in touch with me, asking if I’d be interested in reviewing one of their pillows, I rejoiced – I kid you not! Not only would I have something that the Husband would benefit from, but if all went well, I’d also be able to stop pillow-shopping every few months, too.
I am fortunate, it seems, as I can sleep on any pillow provided. I don’t think that this is a product aimed at me. I prefer 2 pillows, but if it’s one, then fine, I’ll still sleep and I’ll be OK the next day. The Husband is a different case entirely. He has to have two, and he is particular about them. If the kids have been messing about on our bed and our pillows have been swapped over, I wouldn’t notice, but he will spot it within a second! Oh, and when we go on holiday, it’ll take him a night or two to get the right pillow combination! We also seem to end up searching for that ‘perfect pillow’ every few months, that will be just the right density for him, and will ensure he doesn’t wake up with neck ache. So, it’d be fair to say, never has he been more interested in the arrival of a review item…
On arrival, it pretty much looks like any other pillow, until you open it up and find these instructions..
OK, so that’s not standard with a pillow! The Husband likes a firm pillow, so there was a lot of water adding..
Once he’d put enough in, the blue nozzle that you see there is unscrewed and you plug the pillow up. He assures me you can’t feel the little plug when you lie on it. Obviously, Boo had to test it out…
There is quite a bit of water in it now, so it is very heavy, not that that’s a problem. It’s just strange to get used to moving a very heavy, sloshing pillow.
Since his first night of sleeping on it, he’s added more water to it a couple of times, to get it to the right firmness for him. That’s his favourite feature, the fact that it can be readily adjusted to get the perfect density for his comfort. He also imagines that as it’s water, over time, the pillow won’t get a dent in it from where he lies, which can also make it uncomfortable. He’s been sleeping well with this one from the start, so it gets a thumbs up from him, both in terms of comfort and, he hopes, longevity.
So as happy as we are with this product, I’m really pleased to be able to offer one of these up for a give-away, too, thanks to Mediflow. The give-away ends 25th June 2014, open to UK residents only. Good luck!
What do you think? Have you tried one of these?
Disclosure: I received a Mediflow pillow FOC for the purposes of this review, but all words and opinions remain my own (or my husband’s).