The first exceptionally good night's sleep I remember having was on a business trip, of all things, in 2004. Oh sure, I probably had a few good nights before then, probably even slept soundly at times, but 2004 was the first time I slept on a particular hotel's famous bed and the comfort bar, for me, was set.
I remember it so distinctly because it was such a horrible trip otherwise. The people we had assembled disagreed with everything we were presenting, had nothing but criticism for us and our vision, and were basically uncooperative at every turn. And those were the highlights. By the time the first day's activities came to an end, I was sure I wouldn't be able to sleep that night.
And then I crawled into that magical white cloud in the middle of the room, and... I think I was out some time between turning out the bedside lamp and the room going dark.
For nearly ten years now, I've been trying to re-create that stay in my own bedroom and finally, I think I've done it.
A few years ago I bought a mattress that is the best I've ever slept on. A few months ago I bought all new bedding, ditching my dark comforter and colored sheets for all white ones.
There was just one thing missing and though I looked high and low, shopped high-end boutiques and bargain basement bins, I had no luck in finding the perfect pillows. I can't tell you how many pillows I've bought over the last ten years, trying to find the perfect balance of softness and support, made without allergens or feathers, and ones that wouldn't leave me with a sore neck in the morning. (Well, I could tell you the number but it's so embarrassing... let's just leave it at upper lower-range double digits.)
I am the Goldilocks of bedding. Apparently.
But, if you are in the market for pillows--and if you can't tell me the last time you bought pillows, you ARE in the market--I can wholeheartedly recommend these. (Serta makes something similar but they are slightly more expensive and I can't vouch for them.)
If you prefer pancake-thin pillows, disregard this post because these are not for you. But, take it from Goldi, if you are looking for the perfect pillows that are not too soft and not too firm, but are just right, you've found them. I've never slept better.
Not even in 2004.
I was not compensated for this endorsement, I just wanted to share. I've been waiting nearly ten years to write this post. :-)