You may be familiar with the brand MyPillow from its unique commercials on both the TV and the radio. But what’s the deal with MyPillow pillows? I got my hands on one of their White MyPillow Premium pillows and spent several nights testing it out. If you’re ready for my take on the pillow, who I think it’s a good fit for and if it’s worth the hype – check out my video review and written review below!
There are several different types of MyPillow pillows to choose from. In this review, we’re focusing specifically on the MyPillow Premium pillow. We got the White pillow which is the medium firmness option. Here are more details on the pillow:
- Comes in two sizes: Standard and King
- Standard dimensions: S/Queen – 16.5 ” x 26″ + 2″
- Cover: 100% cotton
- Filling: chunks of memory foam (polyurethane foam)
- Full price: $59.99 and King is $69.99 (varies)
- You choose your size as well as your Fill Level online when purchasing.
- You can use their guide to decide which level is right for you, and it comes in Yellow, White, Green, and Blue and goes from least firm (Yellow) to most firm (Blue)
- The guide asks you four questions about your sleep preferences
- Mine suggested a White medium fill
- Machine washable and dryable
- 60-day money-back guarantee and a 10-year warranty (varies by retailer)
- Made in the USA
How To Find The Correct Firmness/Fill Option
When you order online you are asked to pick what fill level you desire in your pillow. If you need help, they have a guide that asks you four questions and makes a recommendation.
Then it makes a recommendation for you. The pillows are part of a color-coded system. So the smallest pillow, which is recommended for children, is yellow, the medium fill is white, green offers more fill and the blue has the most fill.
MyPillow says that if you are used to sleeping on a down or feather pillow you should reduce by one level of support. So if you had selected medium firmness you’ll want to go to the yellow option with the least firmness.
Who Makes It?
MyPillow Premium is made by MyPillow. It’s a well-known pillow brand thanks to its creative advertising. The CEO of MyPillow is Mike Lindell and after a lifetime of struggling to get comfortable enough to sleep, Lindell developed the first MyPillow in 2004.
Now the brand offers several pillows and other sleep products, including bed sheets, mattress toppers, and even mattresses.
Each pillow comes with a pamphlet or a booklet in the packaging. There are detailed instructions inside for how to care for your pillow. There are also details on the tag of your pillow – in case you’re like me and immediately lose papers once you’ve opened a package.
Here’s how to care for your pillow
- You can use warm or cold water on a regular wash cycle and any detergent will do
- If your washer offers an extra spin cycle that will lessen the drying time
- Balance the load if you have a top-loading and front-loading should be washed with a full load of laundry
- You can tumble dry but it’s not recommended to use dryer balls or fabric softener
- Don’t worry about over-drying it, they say
They also recommend you clean your MyPillow every 4 months.
- Easy to clean
- Simple but can work well if you like chunky memory foam
- A variety of firmness levels and a guide to help you pick
- Available at different retailers and usually on sale
- Lumpy filling
- Will need to be fluffed consistently
- Overpriced for the value of the product
Best Sleeping Positions For The MyPillow Pillow
Keeping in mind that I reviewed the White – or medium firmness – MyPillow based on a quiz I took that indicated I was a back sleeper, I’d say that the pillow will work well for average-sized back sleepers.
Over time, I did experience some compression with the memory foam chunks and did feel it flatten out, especially in the area around the back of my head. I did have to throw it in the dryer to fluff it about every 2-3 days.
When I moved to my side, the pillow was supportive enough initially, but I did not care for the big chunks of memory foam that I could easily feel through the thin cotton cover. It also flattened out after a few nights of use, and I would have to keep it super fluffed in order to have enough firmness and loft for it to be comfortable in a side sleeping position. I would recommend going with a Blue or Green MyPillow that offers more fill for side sleepers.
Likewise, the pillow was too chunky and too full to be enjoyable on my stomach. I’d recommend getting a Yellow colored MyPillow Premium pillow with the least amount of filling if you want something for stomach sleeping.
MyPillow is a familiar pillow brand for many reasons, including its colorful commercials. I will say that I found the website a little tricky to navigate as there seem to be several different types of MyPillow pillows to choose from, but it’s not immediately clear what sets each type apart.
Once I settled on the MyPillow Premium, I followed their online questionnaire that asked four questions and guided me towards the White, or medium-firm, MyPillow.
The pillow comes super compressed and very flat once you open the package – which can be common when shipping shredded foam pillows. In order to get an idea of the MyPillow Premium’s true loft and height, you absolutely need to toss it in the dryer and give the foam chunks a chance to expand. I would do that immediately if possible – 15 minutes on a high heat setting (those are the instructions on the pillow’s tag).
Overall, the pillow is super simple in design. It’s got a patented interlocking fill, but from what I could feel through the thin cotton cover, it really is just big chunks of different sized memory foam. I found it to be the most comfortable on my back and feel like the medium firmness could be a good fit for that sleeping position.
The biggest hindrance to me using it for side sleeping is the fact that the chunkiness of the fill is very apparent when you press your face against the pillow. There’s very little smoothness here and I found that distracting when I was trying to sleep.
One saving grace for me is that the pillow is very easy to clean. Make sure to follow the instructions in the booklet provided by MyPillow or the instructions on the tag of the pillow, as they change their care guidelines based on what kind of washer or dryer you have. Either way, you can machine wash and dry the pillow, and I found the drying process to be pretty easy and quick, especially compared to other shredded memory foam pillows I’ve reviewed.
MyPillow does have a good amount of hype but for me, the MyPillow Premium fell flat, literally, during the review. The chunks of foam were compressed by my head overnight and after only a few nights of sleep, it became too flat to be comfortable while back sleeping. You’ll have to continuously fluff this pillow in the dryer if you want to enjoy it while back or side sleeping.
So, as Katie mentioned, MyPillow Premium is all about options. You can choose from very soft (Yellow) all the way up to very firm (Blue). Based on my size and weight, I would probably opt for one of their firmer models (Green). Katie is much lighter than me and ordered the White model which is a bit softer than the Green.
While the White model isn’t exactly made for someone of my size, I do still feel very comfortable lying on it on my back. My head sinks in but not too far, and I feel nice support on my neck. Moving to my side, the pillow is too soft for me. Again, this probably wouldn’t be as much of an issue on one of the MyPillow’s firmer models. However, when I am on my stomach, this MyPillow is a good match for me.
In regard to the pillow’s feel, the MyPillow is not my favorite. It is a bit lumpy and I usually prefer something with the slow-moving memory foam feel.
The MyPillow Premium pillow is essentially a pillow with a thinner cotton cover and chunks of memory foam in the core. There is no additional innovation added to this pillow. By that I mean it doesn’t have any special material or features woven into the cover or in the core – aside from its patented interlocking fill feature. To me, it’s missing that little something that sets it apart from all the other pillows with the same design.
While it worked well for me back sleeping during the first few nights, the fact that it continued to fall flat and needed consistent re-fluffing makes me feel that the price does not match the value on this pillow. I do believe you can find something very comparable for a price lower than what MyPillow is offering.
I realize that MyPillow may have a fan following and that my opinion might not be popular, but after reviewing so many pillows I can’t help but feel slightly disappointed with the MyPillow Premium – to me there wasn’t anything “premium” about it.
Have you tried the MyPillow Premium? What do you think? Comment below!
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