Are you about ready to throw your old pillow in the trash? My Pillow has created a pillow that they believe it suited for any style sleeper. Can the My Pillow really live up to these lofty expectations?
Keep reading below to find out! Looking for the quick read? Click here to hop on down to the review summary.
The My Pillow is constructed from an outer cotton cover and 100% polyurethane foam filling.The foam inside the pillow appears to be a standard poly foam that’s been put through a shredding machine.
The standard version of this pillow is 18.5″ x 28″. Additionally, there are 2 loft / feel options with the classic My Pillow (medium & firm).
The cover of the My Pillow is 100% cotton. There is no zipper on the pillow, so you will not be able to remove or adjust the interior filling. With that said, the stitching of the cover is fairly well done. I found a total of 2 loose threads along the seams, but otherwise the cover seems to have a decent build.
Aesthetically speaking, the cover of this pillow is nothing special. The My Pillow logo has been adorned into the cover on both the front and back of the pillow. Personally, I’m not a big fan of the design or the cover. It has a cheap feel to it and the style reminds me of inexpensive pillows I’ve purchased at big retail stores.
The cover and entire pillow is machine and dryer washable. Part of the unboxing of this pillow includes a recommended initial 15 minutes through the tumble dryer, which helps fluff the pillow up.
Feel & Support
The My Pillow offers a fairly soft feel. As you lie your head on the pillow, there is a moderate amount of sinkage. The My Pillow cradles your head and neck, providing an average amount of support.
With that said, the support was not something to brag about. My Pillow’s fill leaves much to be desired. As a back / side sleeper, the My Pillow could be an okay option, however it does require frequent fluffing and manual adjustment of the interior filling. While lying on my stomach, the pillow was just to lofty. Even as I tried to spread out and mold the fill, the My Pillow just did not adapt in the way I needed it to. When I rolled over onto my side, the pillow was okay. It was definitely more comfortable than on my stomach.
Finally, the pillow felt most appropriate on my back. Since the pillow has a medium loft, it was able to support my neck and back while sleeping on my back, more so than on my stomach or side.
Additionally, the pillow was not the most quiet I have tested. The cotton cover is comparatively rougher and courser than many other pillows I’ve tested. This type of finish on the fabric creates more rustling when changing positions, leading to additional noise. If you or your partner are a lighter sleeper that level of noise can become annoying.
The cooling of this pillow was about middle of the road. The shredded foam does a good job of breathing, but the cover does not have the most notable airflow. Not to mention, My Pillow only recommends placing a cotton cover on the pillow. My Pillow believes if you place any other material on the pillow, it will take away from the cooling properties. I’m not sure I necessarily agree with this statement, as I have found performance polyester and tencel sheets to be better cooling fabrics, in my opinion.
- Virtually no smell – there was minimal smell with this pillow
- Machine washable – with a cover made from 100% cotton, you have the ability to fully wash and dry this pillow
- Offered in 2 sizes – Standard (18.5″ x 28″) & King
After sleep testing the My Pillow for several weeks, I have come to the conclusion that there are simply better options out there. The overall support and quality of the My Pillow is average at best. More than that, I find it egregiously difficult to swallow the price point of this pillow. At $50 for a pillow I expect a much higher material quality and performance level. This pillow looks and feels like a twin pack of $10 pillows I bought as a freshman in college.
The bottom line – the My Pillow is an okay all around pillow, but at $50 there are simply much better options available from other companies (many of them cheaper). Sleepopolis does not recommend the My Pillow.
If you are in the market for a good all around pillow I would highly recommend you consider the following:
- Nature’s Sleep Down Alternative – traditional and balanced feel, high moldability, great build quality, $32
- Malouf’s Latex – varying lofts / firmnesses, great build quality, solid latex, but still with a balanced feel, $68
- I Love My Pillow (not related to My Pillow) – moldable, fluffy, soft, good material quality, $70
- Nest Easy Breather – the pillow I sleep on, great adjustability, exceptional material quality, $99
For more information check out the full list of Sleepopolis pillow reviews.