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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Do Your Pillows Fit?

I am very fussy when it comes to pillows.  I can spend over an hour at Bloomingdale's trying various pillows before making my final decision.  I place the pillow on the wall and lean into it; I hold the pillow in my hands and push it up towards my face to replicate what it will feel like to be face down in it.  It is quite a process.  Mom is frequently with me for these experiences and comes close to needing a diaper due to her laughing fits. 
    
I am still using the pillows that I bought way before surgery, and they no longer fit me correctly.  I am a stomach sleeper- I know it isn't good for my back, but it is really the only way I can consistently get to sleep.  My old pillows are now way too thick.  I guess because I have a lot less stuffing in me than I did last year, my head is closer to the mattress.  If I place my head towards the center of the pillow, my head is supported at a really unnatural angle.  Instead, I use the thin corner of the pillow.  I clearly need new pillows but doubt I will have time to spend sorting it out during this trip home.  
    
We all know that our clothes stop fitting, and many of us (I am not one of them) have had medicines that no longer fit us as we lose weight.  But how about your pillows- do your pre-surgery pillow still fit? 

6 comments:

Jacquie said...

You are too funny! Actually, I am a pillow snob myself and a stomach sleeper like you. I haven't noticed a difference since the weight-loss per se but I have bought pillows during the loss...maybe I just didn't realize it was because of the lost weight?

MandaPanda said...

I actually bought new pillows last year and found that once they were home, I didn't like them as much as the one I had so I'm still using that one. I know I need a new one but I hate getting home and realizing that they just aren't as comfy.

Ronnie said...

Hmm, I didn't even realize being a stomach sleeper could hurt your back... maybe that's why I have issues.

Also, I think that's brilliant to do the sleep test on em in store. Better than spending good money on a pillow just to never use it and possibly return it. :)

trisha said...

LOL Nora you make me laugh! that's too silly. but obviously needed bc i always buy pillows, get them home and HATE them, never use them and end up continuing to use my old tattered comfy ones for lack of options!

Sam said...

LOL... I never really thought about it, but then mine are quite soft (I like the feather ones)

Cece said...

Maybe pillows are like gym shoes where you need to buy two of them and break them in together ! And, yes I am a pillow snob :)