In today's fast paced world we often don't get as much sleep as we should. When we do turn in for the night it is important that the sleep we get is restful and restorative. Sometimes though, we just can't seem to sleep. One thing that may help us achieve a better night's sleep is a fluffy and supportive pillow. I have partnered with Brentwood Home to bring you a review of their Sleep Wellness Bundle. No monetary compensation was received although they did send me the bundle to put to the test. This post may contain affiliate links.
But how can you find the right pillow if you change positions all night long? Do you buy one for a stomach sleeper, side sleeper, back sleeper or some other choice? Do you buy soft or firm? The Brentwood Home Sleep Wellness Bundle with two Helena Latex Filled Pillows and two Carmen Latex Pillows has you covered either way.
The all-natural Helena pillow takes away the guesswork of which pillow to buy because it's resilient latex responds to your movements so it is great for various positions. The eco-friendly Helena pillow is filled with 100% natural latex ribbons and silky-smooth kapok fibers. I really like the fact that it has a zippered opening where you can add or remove fill to make it exactly to your specifications. My husband loves a hard pillow – the harder the better. I like a pillow that has a lot of give yet isn't flat. I need to keep my neck perfectly aligned and so I have the best chance of waking up without a headache.
Worth mentioning is that the both pillows have a 100% organic cotton cover and are Echo-Institut Certified free of synthetic materials. The kapok in the Helena Pillow is pesticide-free. These things are important if you are looking for healthy, natural products.
For me the test is how I sleep and how I feel when I wake up. I tried these pillows expecting maybe a slight difference but nothing drastic. Boy, was I wrong! I have headaches almost every day of my life (at least four times a week). I thought it was from food or beauty products but I am really beginning to wonder. You see while using these pillows I only had one headache compared to the usual four during the week. I am not sure if it is due to the eco-friendly nature of these pillows or the fact that they provide the right degree of support. (Note: your experience may be different than mine and this is not a health claim.) Another thing I noticed is that I actually had a dream while using these pillows. For me that is so rare. I don't think I normally sleep deep enough to dream. Coincidence? Maybe, but seriously I never dream or at least I don't ever remember dreaming when I wake up.
Besides experiencing less headaches, I didn't seem to be so restless. I am used to changing pillows several times a night between my three fairly flat ones. I was quite content with these pillows and didn't find myself switching all the time. This helped me sleep more soundly with less interruptions.
Between the two kinds of pillows in this Brentwood Home Sleep Wellness Bundle I preferred the Helena Latex Filled Pillows. My husband preferred the Carmel Latex Pillow for its firmness and support. He has claimed at least one for his own. They claim to never require fluffing. They also contain molded all-natural latex.
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Helena Latex Filled Pillows – spot clean your pillow with a damp, white cloth, allowing it to air dry in a sunny, breezy spot. If you want to fluff your pillow, you can place it in a tumble dryer on cool. Using bleach is not recommended.
Carmel Latex Pillows – Spot clean your pillow with a damp, white cloth, allowing it to air dry in a sunny, breezy spot. Using bleach is not recommended. There is no need to fluff these pillows.
IMHO, the all-natural aspect of these pillows made a significant difference for me. I never gave the eco-friendly thing much thought when it came to my pillow. I love the Helena Latex Filled Pillows and I feel I may now be spoiled for any other kind of pillow. The fact that I could take out some of the fill to make the pillow just right was a huge plus for me.
My husband has claimed the Carmel Latex Pillow. He likes the firmness of these pillows. Since I work mostly from bed I use the Carmel Latex Pillow during the day to help support my back. It feels great! I think my days of three flat pillows are over.
I always try to list something I don’t like about a product just to keep things honest. The only thing I can come up with for these is maybe that they aren't machine washable. For me that isn't a deal breaker. I feel I can use the instructions to take good care of my new pillows.
Personally, I have never had a pillow that was so comfortable before. My husband is shaking his head because now I am going to have to shop for a much better mattress to go along with my all-natural, eco-friendly, send me to dreamland pillows.
What kind of pillow do you use? Does all-natural, eco-friendly make a difference to you or have you ever given it a try?