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You might have seen the TV commercials and ads for MyPillow floating around, the pillow that claims to be the best option for those with neck and back problems, sleep apnea, and is “guaranteed” to be “the most comfortable pillow you’ll ever own.” But before you rush to order yours, you might want to hold off since this popularly rising product has fallen flat with the Better Business Bureau.
The BBB just revoked its accreditation of MyPillow and slapped it with a big fat “F.”
There are various reasons why the BBB decided to lower the grade on this item. The main reason was because of the “false adverting” if you will regarding its continuous buy one, get one free offer. Instead of having this BOGO promotion be a limited-time offer, the company keeps this offer on the table always, meaning it’s not really a deal so it’s the price for two of its pillows.
Advertising the promotion this way as a discount offer violates the BBB’s Code of Advertising.
Other reasons why MyPillow now has a failing grade is because some packaging sold in stores like Walmart is not the same as seen in the TV spots, although the boxes say “as seen on TV,” some of the packaging features the premium pillow but the standard is included inside, and customers don’t really having a full warranty on the pillow.
So instead of wasting your money on a product that not only was found to have no scientific research behind its health claims, but also now has a failing BBB grade, check out these options that are available on Amazon.
Mediflow Original Waterbase Pillow
If you suffer from neck pain then the Mediflow pillow is the option for you. It supports the neck and back when you are asleep no matter your position, and essentially is a waterbed for your head. The consumer adds water into the inner chamber of the pillow, making it as thick and filled up as they wish.
Unlike MyPillow, this option was part of a study at John Hopkins University and was ranked the best for reducing neck pain.
The Mediflow Original Waterbase Pillow is available Amazon for $39.99.
Coop Home Goods’ Shredded Memory Foam Pillow with Viscose Rayon Cover
If you are a side or stomach sleeper, then this is the pillow made for you. This pillow is stuffed with memory foam, making it feel like you are sleeping on clouds, while contouring with your body for the perfect, comfortable fit. The foam can be removed so that each pillow is customized to each sleeper’s comfort and needs.
The Shredded Memory Foam pillow is hypoallergenic and uses Bamboo to help it stay cool. It’s available on Amazon for $52.99 for a Queen size, and $59.99 for a King.
SONA FDA-Cleared Anti-Snore and Mild Sleep Apnea Pillow
Those who suffer from sleep apnea or who keep their partners up at night because of their snoring should invest in this FDA approved pillow. For starters, the SONA pillow has an unique shape so it will take some time to get used to. It is designed to prevent the user from sleeping on their back, while also lifting the head at an angle to keep your airway more open.
Unfortunately, this item is not available on Amazon right now, but keep an eye out for when it comes back in stock.