Pillows : Ratings of Sources

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Pillows: Ratings of Sources

1. SleepLikeTheDead.com Pillow Reviews, Ratings & Comparison, SleepLikeTheDead.com, May 2, 2015
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The editors of SleepLikeTheDead.com have analyzed at more than 39,000 individual owner reviews for eight types of pillows, including memory foam, down and down alternative, as well as several others. Based on this data, they rate overall consumer satisfaction with each type of pillow, as well as with specific models, giving each a satisfaction rating. However, the pillows are not reviewed in any further detail.
2. Amazon.com Bed Pillows, Amazon.com, As of July 2015
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Shopping for pillows at Amazon.com can be a bit overwhelming; there are literally thousands of choices here, in every conceivable type, from foam and feather varieties to full-body and travel pillows. We found several options here that have high overall ratings from thousands of users. Memory foam and down pillows tend to be the most highly rated.
3. Overstock.com Sleep Pillows, Overstock.com, As of July 2015
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Overstock.com carries many kinds of pillows, including sleep pillows, bed rest pillows, decorative pillows and daybed pillows. They are also the primary seller of several popular pillow brands, including National Sleep Products and Science of Sleep. Many of the pillows on this site garner hundreds or even thousands of reviews.
4. Linens-N-Things Bed Pillows, Linens-N-Things, As of July 2015
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Linens-N-Things carries a wide variety of pillows. However, searching here is more complex, as you have to select a choice to see reviews and these pillows have fewer reviews than at other sites.
5. Walmart.com Pillows, Walmart.com, As of July 2015
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Walmart.com sells hundreds of pillows of all types, and quite a few get hundreds of reviews. A search for "pillows" brings up a number of categories, including bed pillows, decorative, pillows and outdoor cushions, which makes narrowing down your choices much easier. Walmart is the primary retailer for the inexpensive Mainstay brand of pillow.
6. BabyCenter.com Cozy Pregnancy Pillows, BabyCenter.com, Editors of BabyCenter.com
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In this roundup, editors review the top body pillows -- some are specifically aimed at pregnant women, others are just body pillows that also work well in pregnancy. Seven "best" pillows are named, but there does not seem to have been any actual testing.
7. AllergyBuyersClub.com Pillows - Down Pillow Comparisons, Wool, Cotton Pillow Ratings, Reviews, AllergyBuyersClub.com, As of July 2015
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AllergyBuyersClub.com is a retail site dealing in products for allergy sufferers. The site offers a good number of pillows in down, latex, down alternative and natural fibers. On this page, editors list the pros and cons of the various pillows, along with star ratings. Links take you to pages for specific products, which include more detailed reviews and, in some cases, comments from customers.
8. ConsumerReports.org Pillows buying guide, ConsumerReports.org, April 2013
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In the spring of 2013, 71 staff members at ConsumerReports.org took part in a blind sleep test, trying out two pillows -- one pricey and one inexpensive -- for five nights each. The results show that for memory-foam pillows, price doesn't equal quality. For down and polyester pillows, however, most staffers found the pricier pillow more comfortable. The article does not name the specific brands tested. The article is free for all to read.
9. Health Sleep on This: Our Top Pillow Picks, Health
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Testers from Health magazine sleep on 20 pillows, checking each one for neck support, odor and how well it keeps the stuffing contained. This article names six top picks: one natural and one synthetic pillow for back, side and stomach sleepers. However, there's no direct comparison between pillows and no mention of how the other pillows in the test performed.
10. PeterGreenberg.com 11 Best Travel Pillows: Traveler Tested & Approved, PeterGreenberg.com, June 24, 2014
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PeterGreenberg.com is a popular blog about all things travel-related. In this post, contributor Darra Stone tests and ranks 11 different travel pillows for comfort, portability and practicality. Each pillow gets a brief, but thorough, review.
11. Wall Street Journal Desperately Seeking Slumber , Wall Street Journal, Feb. 1, 2013
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For the online version of the Wall Street Journal, travel writer Nancy Keates tested a dozen travel pillows over nine hours (each). Here she names five standout travel pillows, but the article is available only to subscribers.
12. WebMD.com Snuggle Up with the Perfect Pillow, WebMD.com
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This archived WebMD.com article focuses on how pillows affect sleep quality and what to consider when choosing a new one. It touches on such topics as when to replace your pillow, the pros and cons of different fillings and recommendations for back, side and stomach sleepers. However, no specific brands or models are recommended. Physician Brunilda Nazario reviewed the article's content for accuracy.
13. Today Cheaper memory foam pillows can be just as good as pricey ones, Today, Nov. 12, 2014
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While no specific pillow brands are named, this article consults with experts and pillow users to determine the benefits, or lack thereof, of using a pricier pillow. The conclusion seems to be that, regardless of price, your pillow comfort depends upon individual preferences.