Bow chicka wow wow…
Come on, between the title and my confession that I read 50 Shades of Grey (ahem…finished it. Book 3 is the best.) you probably thought this was going to be an R-rated post.
But you can bring the kids back in the room. When I say technology — I mean a souped-up, super cool, space age PILLOW. Sent to me by the fine folks at Technogel, thanks to my work with FitFluential. They asked me to give the pillow a try and share some of my thoughts.
First step: picking the right product. I’m a stomach sleeper, but I’m trying to get better about sleeping on my sides. So I chose the king-sized (go big or go to bed) Anatomic Pillow, which promised to help with neck, back and shoulder pain. Check, check, check.
This thing is a beast, yo. And while I hoped that it would come looking like the picture on the website:
It actually looks like a normal pillow, with all of that cool squishy technology covered up. (By the way, that blue part? It’s the same stuff used in Dr. School’s foot cushions. Cool and creepy at the same time.)
I have some good. Some bad. And some…random for your enjoyment.
- It’s huge…the king size, at least. I can roll around on the thing and still have cushion.
- The dip in the middle of the pillow is GREAT when I’m horizontal. I sort of tuck my cheek in and drift off.
- I like a firm pillow, but this was rock hard. I tried punching it down a bit with my fist, but because of that darn memory technology, it kept coming back up to shape.
- It’s TERRIBLE for anything but being horizontal. When I go to bed and when I first wake up, I like to prop myself up and watch the news or check my email. I couldn’t do that with this pillow, so I found myself throwing it off the bed and using another pillow as a prop.
- Even after a week, I never got fully comfortable. I woke up with a sore neck and shoulders several mornings in a row.
- I had my husband test it out for a a few days, and he woke up in terrible pain. I can’t blame it completely on the pillow, but since I had the same issue, I have to think that the break-in period is just too long.
Would I get this myself? It’s spendy…like WHOA spendy. I cringe at spending more than $6 on a pillow and have to be talked out of sleeping on the same ratty cushion for years at a time. So, sadly, probably not. I also think that the website is hard to navigate, so if I was in the market for a $$$ pillow, I would have gotten frustrated by the ordering process.
I was (obviously) not 100% in love with the Technogel pillow and neither was my husband. Which made me feel bad, because I don’t like posting negative reviews. BUT after I originally posted this, Paolo, the incredibly helpful representative from Technogel worked with me in email after email to try and pin down the reasons that it may not have been the right type of pillow for me — remember, I could have picked any product to review, and I picked the one I did — AND offer to send me a new one, just because. He really did want me to have a good experience, and understood all of my feedback.
So, we’re getting a new pillow. Courtesy of Technogel. Cool people. Good service. Two thumbs up.
Having said that, YOU could win one and get to try it yourself…a free fancy pillow. Does it get better than that? There’s just one way to answer, and it’s by leaving a comment addressing this question: Do you have a TV in the bedroom? If so, do you keep it on through the night and if not, why?
I will pick one random winner on Friday, April 13th (it will be someone’s LUCKY day) and that person will choose any pillow he/she wants from Technogel.
FitFluential LLC compensated me for this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.