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8 of 8 found the following review helpful:
Another 5 star review Oct 19, 2009
By D. Summers
I had been looking for a body pillow after a back injury. I tried one other, but returned it due to lack of support. I'm keeping this one. I can only echo most of what S.Wheeler said. I found that I had to remove a bit of the kapok stuffing to get the pillow just right.
The support is outstanding. Unlike the other pillow I tried, the Bean does not collapse under your weight. It offers great support without being too firm. The shape is perfect for a body pillow, and it runs the length of my bed, head to toe. Good weight to it and you can bend/shape it to get whatever support you need (straight, curved in a C-shape for supporting the neck and knees, etc.). They even include a little instruction sheet demonstrating all the positions in which it can be used for neck, back, hip, leg and arm support.
This one comes with a pillowcase that fits perfectly, but you need to put it on like a sock. That is, roll it up, fit it over the end (toe) of the pillow, and then unroll it over the pillow. If you try to simply shove the pillow in to it, you may tear the seam of the pillowcase.
The Bean is well constructed, with heavy stitching, so I don't anticipate any problems with it coming apart. You can order refill bags of stuffing directly from Bean Products' website, but the filling holds up so well, I'm not sure I'll need to. Moreover, I still have the stuffing I originally removed, so I'm set.
This pillow is so comfortable, and I've gotten so accustomed to it, that when my back heals up I think I'll still be using it.
7 of 7 found the following review helpful:
Best pillow I've had in years Sep 20, 2008
By S. Wheeler
I bought my pillow about a year ago, and unlike the other reviewer, mine was so full I had to remove 3 gallon ziplock bags. I am not pregnant, but have degenerative arthritis in my neck, causing pain and migraines. This pillow has helped me tremendously, keeping my body in alignment. Even after a year, it has not lost any of its fullness like other pillows. The facts about a stuffed synthetic pillow they tell you it will start to break down in just 2 months. So this means when you are happy with the way your pillow feels it won't last long. Not so with this one. It's the same as the first day I bought it. And because of the cylindrical shape, it doesn't take up quite as much room as a regular body pillow. I also own the Snoozer pillow, and within 3 months the stuffing started to break down, I had to restuff it after about 6 months and then gave it to my son to sleep with. You can also bend and fold this pillow to the shape you want. It also is fairly weighty which to me is a benefit because it stays where you put it, the snoozer was always moving away from me.
It is a bit pricey, but this pillow will last you for a very long time. I reccomend this pillow highly. If you are suffering from pain like me, or suffer from fatique syndrome, pass over the u total body pillow, it will lose its shape too. It has a zipper on it so you can add or remove stuffing to your liking, I even added lavender in it for a nice scent. It's been a year and I still don't need to add back any stuffing.
Get a pillow case too. I purchased mine from Sit in Comfort, came with a pillow, and was free shipping, came in a week.
4 of 4 found the following review helpful:
excellent - comfy pillow May 12, 2009
By L. George
I was concerned about having a firm enough pillow after reading one of these reviews (and another for a Sleeping Bean product with another sort of fill). Did some research and found out that their kapok fill - one of several options - is a firmer option so thought I'd try it. It's wonderful - soft, but stays firm and supportive.
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
Love love love Jul 28, 2013
I had one of those horse-shoe pregnancy pillows before I passed it along for this.
I loved this product and post pregnancy it now lives at the head of the bed as an extra pillow support.
I hated the horseshoe shaped pillow for a few reasons. One, that I felt totally trapped inside. I couldn't touch my husband, it was impossible to get out of bed for the many bathroom trips, and at 5'10" I was too tall for it.
Tis pillow was great. Nice and long.
I ESP like how sturdy the fill is. It's not just a flimsy pillow inside but has some structure.
Love this product.
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
Best pillow I've ever had! Jul 09, 2013
I bought this pillow about 4 or 5 years ago. I suffered horribly for about 10 years with chronic daily headaches/migraines and couldn't find a pillow that didn't just hurt to even lay on till I found this one. I went through lots of pillows, cheap, expensive, memory foam, down etc. Im not saying it cured my headaches or anything like that, but I could sleep better than I had in a long time. I didn't need to turn hardly at all, supportive and heavy enough not to slide away or off the bed. It stays put, but not too heavy that it is uncomfortable. I even like the covers for it. Some people say it is cheap but it works for me. It's almost like Egyptian cotton to me, silky but strong, so it's not scratchy at all, and believe me when I tell you when I am nauseous, head pounding, extra sensitive to touch anything it's a big deal. the only I would say down side is like any pillow it can get a bit warm in the summer. I am warm in nature and live in the south but not as warm or hot compared to other body type pillows. the only thing cooler would be a cool gel pillow(which I've had) and buckwheat/millet pillow(which I have and use on occasion when I am feeling just too warm but I still use the bean for the rest of my body for support. Just now I am looking for a little extra filling for a couple more years till I will most likely replace it. so cost wise you may think it is expensive, but think of how many pillows you will buy over the next 5 years. it holds its shape beautifully and that was extremely important as well for me. Now, my husband would rather I use him as a pillow but he is just not as comfy and too warm, so sorry hon. it does take up some room so you need to have a decent size bed. It's almost like having another body in the bed and if you're like me and the need for room and coolness make sure you bed is accommodating. I have a king size. I am not a big reviewer but this one is worth a few minutes of my time to add.
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