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I Found the Most Comfortable Pillow Set on Amazon — and It’s Under $40

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We all know sleep is important: Clinical hypnotherapist Fiona Lamb told FIRST in July 2019 that a quality night’s rest “helps to improve your energy levels, concentration, and memory, with some studies even showing that regularly sleeping well could help to reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease.” One of the easiest ways to make sure you’re getting the sleep you not only need, but deserve, is to replace your worn, ratty pillows for a brand new set that will help you drift off to dreamland with ease.

If you’re anything like me, however, you tend to use your pillows way past their expiration date — sometimes to unfortunate consequences. 

A couple months ago, I found myself waking up, day-in and out, with a sore neck. It was then that I realized it was probably time to toss my once-beloved, now “pancaked” pillows to the side in favor of some fresh, fluffy ones.  While researching the best pillows on Amazon, I came across what would eventually become my dream set — the Fern and Willow Premium Loft Down Alternative Pillows ($32.99, Amazon).

I had my doubts about buying pillows online. How was I supposed to find the perfect pillows without being able to test them first? Could I trust two pillows to be quality at such a low price? The last thing I wanted to do was get caught up in the rigmarole of buying and returning multiple sets. However, after reading one glowing review after another (and seeing that Fern and Willow has a 100 night, risk-free return policy), I bit the bullet. 

As it turns out, I made the right choice — these pillows more than exceeded my expectations. Fern and Willow’s fluffy headrests come vacuum-sealed and neatly rolled into a gorgeously packaged box. While they may initially look flat — much like a rolled mattress — they immediately begin to fluff up once you break their seal, leaving you with two marshmallow-like pieces you’ll be dying to rest your head upon. 

When it comes to the feel and fill, these pillows are soft to the touch and made with a cooling premium gel-infused microfiber down alternative that makes them a great choice for anyone with allergies. And, thanks to their unique fill, not only are these pillows extremely breathable, they’re able to balance incredible comfort with outstanding neck support, shape, and springiness. After just a couple of days with these pillows, my neck pain was gone — I was thrilled! 

I’m not the only satisfied customer, either — far from. One of its nearly 1,000 five-star reviews reads, “These pillows feel incredibly high-quality and like they should cost way more than they do.” 

A fellow buyer gushed, “It really is like laying your head on a cloud.”

Added a third: “Sleep is so important and everyone should invest in a quality mattress and pillows — I finally stopped being cheap and did just that. After using these for about two months all I can say is, WOW, WHAT A DIFFERENCE! These pillows are extremely soft, fluffy, and comfortable! Not only that, they are always somehow cool. … Definitely happy I made this purchase!”

Thanks to Fern and Willow, I’m finally getting the sleep my body was craving. Gone are my nights spent tossing and turning, vainly attempting to fluff up pillows that were no longer up to par. Take it from me — one night with this cloud-like bedding, and you’ll see that these truly are the dreamiest pillows around. 

Where to buy: $32.99, Amazon

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