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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Journey to Pain Relief: Purple Pillow Review

Recently, my husband bought me a Purple Pillow. If you have been on YouTube lately, you have probably seen plenty of Purple ads. 
*Quick disclaimer - I was not paid for this review and we did not receive the pillow in exchange for this review. My husband paid for it. It is my honest opinion.*
My husband and I have been searching for ways to alleviate the spinal pains that I face on a daily basis. It has been quite difficult. One of the problems I'm facing is the pain from hypertension in my neck. It causes me to have migraines as well as to lose sleep. We have talked about getting a new bed. One that is bigger, newer and more gentle on the back side. But which one we think is best? Not so easy to answer. He surprised me by buying the Purple Pillow. It is made of a polymer material. Two things I liked right away would be the way it is like a gel in cooling off and in flexibility.
This pillow can take the pressure, conform to it, but then bounce right back to its original shape fairly quickly. It is just like they say, no fluffing required. The cooling sensation feels good to my neck and head, but also to my shoulders. It was why I had bought a gel-topped pillow before. However, with that one I noticed that it is too hard on my shoulders. This one really does ease the pressure points. I even tried sleeping with it under my back. Felt so good! At least until I got up the next morning. That was when the stiffness kicked in from not sleeping on a large enough surface to accommodate my entire spine. This is why we have been considering getting a Purple mattress later on. 
This is what is inside the pillow

The only turn off I had with my pillow would be the initial smell. The polymer they used has an unusual smell. Something in the plastic or rubber zone to me. To help cover it up, I put a dryer sheet into my pillow case between the polymer and where my face would go. I was glad they also sent a zipper case for it. Pillow is inside the washable zipper case, then inside my pillow case. Helps to cover the smell better. 
This pillow runs $99 with free shipping in the continental United States. And it was worth the money. I have not had morning stiffness in my neck or woke up with headaches while using this pillow. So it is a definite win on that battle. My husband has even talked about getting the mattress one day. Especially now that they offer variations in thickness. 

Hope this review helps anyone sitting on the fence about buying one. And if you do, I hope you have as great a nights sleep as I have. Enjoy! 

32 comments:

  1. Wow! I have never heard of this. You should do a follow up review in a month and let us know if it still works. I am glad it is helping.

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    1. I certainly plan to. Though I slept on another pillow last night when my daughter hogged the Purple one. Decided that she is not allowed to do that any more as I woke in incredible stiffness.

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  2. Nice! If a pillow alleviates my back pain, I think I would be willing to air out the smell of polymer. This is really useful information. Saving and sharing. 👍🏼 💕 Xo, Evelyn, PathofPresence.com 🦋

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    1. I hope this brings you as much comfort and better sleep as it has brought me! <3

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  3. This looks like an amazing pillow! As someone with early onset arthritis in my neck and shoulders, finding a pillow that will give me the support I need to keep everything from worsening is key. I'll have to give this one a try.

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    1. I definitely recommend this then. I have arthritis that I have had since I was 15. I understand the pain that comes from it. I believe this pillow will help.

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  4. I'd love to hear how you feel about this in the future too. I'm especially interested in whether or not the spell goes away over time.

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    1. I promise to write another post in the future about how well it works. And I do hope it helps with my other issues.

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  5. It's pricey but sounds like it really would help people who have spinal problems at night time which makes it worth the price tag in my opinion

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    1. It is pricey, but has helped me tremendously. I think it is worth it.

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  6. Never heard of this pillow before but it sounds amazing in your review! My Grand Ma is having pain in her spinal cord and will check out this pillow for her!

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  7. Oh wow... looks exactly like what I need. I will be checking it out~

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  8. In total honesty this is the first time I hear about the purple pillow, but I'm SO glad to have read your review, because my husband suffers terribly, as you do. We also have been thinking of changing the bed, the mattress and we also hesitated what to choose. I'll take this into consideration!! Thank you.

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    1. I hope you guys are able to find one that suits you best. My husband and I will be looking to buy a new bed after we move again. And that is when we might get one of these.

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  9. I have back pains sometimes so this would be ideal. I need something that offers amazing comfort and allows my back some comfort The price is a good point too.-Chastity

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    1. This one is amazing. Out of all the ones I have tried, I'm in love with Purple!

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  10. This sounds so interesting, thank you for sharing your experience and the details. This would be perfect for my husband who deals with shoulder and back pain.

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    1. I hope it helps offer extra ideas on battling neck pain!

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  11. I actually have the best pillow for my preferences but I just realized that it's just a sub. This one here looks like my primary pillow, the one that really needs to be under my head. My journey has just started!

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  12. My poor husband has tried so many pillows in his life, and still he struggles. Thanks for your honest review, I'll be sure to give it a try

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  13. Believe it or not I had not heard about the Purple Pillow until your post. I have tried so many myself but never been 100% satisfied. I will have to check it out. Thanks for the comprehensive review.

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  14. Oh dang. The rubber/ plastic smell will be something uncomfortable for many people to sleep on. Hope the smell is better now. I will prolly try using essential oil or something.

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  15. I haven't heard of this! Your post is the first time I have heard of the Purple Pillow. The plastic smell does sound unpleasant though. Will you post another update after a couple of weeks?

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    1. It goes away with time. And yes, I do plan to post an update soon about how I feel about it.

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  16. Thanks for sharing info and review about such an useful thing. My workplace is far away from my home and the daily journey sometimes causes severe back pain. I think in that situation such special designed bedding equipment works better.

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    1. I think it is definitely worth looking into. We have talked about getting one for me to use to sit on for travels as well.

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