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I am the worst sleeper ever. It takes me forever to fall asleep, I toss and turn constantly, I am always having to adjust my pillow and am either too hot or too cold. And if there is a bit of noise, I am instantly awake.
Over the years, I have tried everything to help me sleep better, even medications. Sadly, I find that most of those make me more wired than anything else. So when I was asked to try the MediFlow Floating Comfort Waterbase Pillow, I have to say I was pretty skeptical but was definitely curious about the concept of having a water based pillow.
Now this is going to age me, but I remember as a kid, sleeping over a friends in their waterbed (yup, remember those?) and finding those some of the best sleeps I would have. So knowing this, I was anxious to see how the pillow worked for me.
The pillow has 3 layers to it, on top, there is a layer of soft CombedLoft™ Fiber, than a thermal insulator that surrounds the water layer and then of course, the water layer. The pillow arrives with the water layer empty and you fill it up to your desired firmness. I like a fairly firm pillow so I had to try it out each night and added water accordingly.
I normally use 2 pillows (and even 3 if I have a cold and my sinuses are blocked up) but I decided to try the pillow on it’s own. Having the support of the water layer for my neck, I didn’t feel like I need an extra pillow at all. I can say that I have seen an improvement in my sleep with this pillow and more than anything else, I have found that my neck isn’t as still in the morning as it has been in the past. Also, I find it keep my head at a comfortable temperature. I often will flip my pillows in the night because me head gets too hot.
If there is anything that I can say about this pillow that is a bit off, is that I haven’t mastered getting the air out of the water pocket as it is described in the instructions and the water does slosh around a bit when I move it. It’s nothing that is very disruptive, just something that I notice and definitely doesn’t prevent me from using the pillow.
And of course, my son had to give it a try as well. He tends to be a bit of a snorer when he has a stuffy nose and I found when he tried it (and just so happened to have a cold), he didn’t make that nasally snoring noise when he slept. Something tells me, I am going to need to get another one of these pillows as someone is trying to take claim over it.