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MyPillow is advertised as "The World's Most Comfortable Pillow" - quite a claim to be making.
But, then again, there's nothing low-key about MyPillow's marketing strategy. 📺
So, what makes this pillow unique?
Two MyPillow options are available in the UK, the MyPillow Classic and the MyPillow Premium, though you'll only get the Premium one on Amazon.
The cover and filling are the same, though the Premium version is available with different fill levels.
There are two parts to the MyPillow, the cover and the filling:
- Cover: 100% cotton
- Filling: 100% shredded open-cell polyurethane foam
Let's take a closer look at the filling. 🧐
Patented interlocking fill
The unique patented interlocking fill the MyPillow is advertised with is basically shredded pieces of memory foam.
This makes the MyPillow unique. ⭐️
This gives you that distinct "sinking into the foam" feeling you'd expect from memory foam.
The shredded foam in the MyPillow, in contrast, gives it the feel of a traditional down pillow.
This completely changes the way you'll sleep on the MyPillow - something we'll explore in more detail further below. 👇
Alternative one-piece memory foam pillows
You can consider the suggestions below if you prefer one-piece memory foam pillows.
These are also fully customisable options.
Our favourite layered memory foam pillows:
The MyPillow cover is made from 100% cotton, designed to be soft, comfortable, and breathable.
Many customer pillow reviews, however, lament the fact that the MyPillow sleeps quite warm.
Memory foam retains more heat. 🥵
If there aren't any other cooling mechanisms in place, it makes sense that the pillow would be quite warm.
The Simba Hybrid Pillow, which also features memory foam, for example, has active cooling technology and a mesh panel to allow for enhanced airflow and breathability.
You can also find a range of cooling pillows that aim for a more comfortable sleep. ❄️
Another common My Pillow complaint is that you can feel the chunks of memory foam through the pillow, particularly in the side sleeping position.
Pillows like the Simba Hybrid have thick covers to prevent this from happening.
MyPillow reviews & criticisms
MyPillow poses quite a conundrum as there are almost as many negative My Pillow reviews as there are positive ones. 🤯
You'll undoubtedly find quite a few MyPillow complaints on the internet!
The best way to explain this is that one’s experience of the pillow largely depends on the fill level chosen and what the preferred sleep position is.
If, for example, a side sleeper has chosen the yellow pillow with the least fill, it’s likely to be uncomfortable.
But there are also many other features of the pillow that give MyPillow a shady reputation.
One of the most common MyPillow complaints is that you can feel the shredded pieces of foam through the cover - especially if you sleep on your stomach or side.
But just as many My Pillow reviews don’t mention this at all and claim that the pillow has given them the best sleep of their lives. 🛌
Maybe some MyPillows don’t have the same quality as others, or maybe the customers who feel the foam pieces didn’t pop the pillow in the dryer to fluff it up, as recommended.
The pillow doesn’t keep its shape well after washing, so you definitely need to fluff it up afterwards.
But since the pillow cover is quite thin, it could be completely possible to feel the actual pieces of foam.
The Simba Hybrid pillow, which also has individual foam cubes, has quite a thick cover so that you don’t end up feeling the individual pieces of foam.
Sketchy marketing tactics
MyPillow is all about its marketing.
But, in the past, My Pillow has used numerous sketchy marketing techniques, which we're not fans of.
Advertising a discounted product with a promo code but not providing that promo code to customers, for example, isn’t a great way to win trust and loyalty.
Similarly, the "buy one, get one free” offer My Pillow used to run came with very unclear conditions, which don't aid customer trust either.
Was this offer a scam, or did it really exist?
Many customers said that they had bought the pillow with one of these offers in the past, though we tried numerous times and weren't successful.
Luckily, the company seems to have turned a new leaf - in the UK, at least - and we haven't encountered any more recent marketing tactics that seemed a tad shady. 🍃
What else does MyPillow UK offer?
MyPillow may have started as a pillow company, but it's no longer just that.
In the UK, MyPillow also offers:
- My Pillow bedsheets
- My Pillow pillowcases
- My Pillow travel pillows
- My Pillow travel dog beds
The company has a much bigger selection in the US, where you’ll find a number of other pillows, a mattress topper, slippers, blankets, towels, and even MyPillow mattresses. 🇺🇸
Surprisingly, My Pillow mattress reviews are actually quite favourable, and the company boasts encased coil and all-foam mattresses.
We have yet to try the My Pillow mattress and can't verify claims that it actually provides a decent sleep.
But why not try one of our tried-and-tested best mattresses that are available in the UK?
Our favourite UK mattresses:
MyPillow trial period
While the MyPillow doesn’t come with a risk-free trial period, there is a 60-day money-back guarantee.
If you return the pillow for any reason within 60 days, you’ll get a full refund. 💰
But, the customer will have to organise and pay for the return, which is a huge inconvenience.
We prefer the completely risk-free 200-day trial period the Emma pillow comes with, where Emma organises and pays for all returns.
The Panda memory foam pillow also comes with a good 30-day trial period.
Is the MyPillow UK a good pillow?
My Pillow UK is an extremely well-marketed pillow and has many favourable customer reports.
But, customer reports are 50/50 - some say they love the pillow and others say they hate it.
We think it could suit you perfectly if you're looking for a fully washable pillow and are pretty knowledgeable about the height and firmness you need.
But we also think you'd be better off opting for the Simba Hybrid Pillow if budget isn't a problem.