It took me a while to realize what was keeping me from having a good night’s rest. Feeling stiff and like I never slept enough hours plus a clogged nose and crusty eyes in the morning, I thought it might be the dust under my bed or my old mattress which still feels good apart from being over ten years old.
Then I realized, maybe my (also super old) down pillow just got a bit old & nasty and no washing (in a pillowcase with a zipper and then let it air dry over a few days always turning and fluffing it up again) helps it anymore and the feathers flatten instantly.
After procrastinating that new purchase for another while because I expected a proper pillow to be a little splurge, I decided to just take a look at my local bedding store on my way home after work – and found a simple entry level memory foam neck pillow for ten Euros (according to the guy in the store it was a special offer).
The first night it felt amazing at first, then a bit umcomfortable because it’s so stiff & firm but compared to a completely flat 10+ year old down pillow the support it offered was heavenly.
(Note from present me since I started the draft of this post yesterday: I now slept the second night on that pillow and it was even better)
Being a side sleeper isn’t easy, but if you make it work, it’s amazing.
Would you like some updates on the progress of this room?