You know the adage "You get what you pay for". Well, every once in awhile you get more than you pay for. This is the case of a purchase I made back in December. Is was a pillow from mypillow.com. Yeah, a friggin’ pillow. Let me explain.
It seems like I’ve had trouble sleeping forever and anything that would help would be worth my attention. I had seen parts of their infomercial on the tube and immediately dismissed it. Figured it was in the same class as the Ginsu Knives, Slap Chop and all the other As Seen On TV, $19.95 so called miracle products but something changed my mind. It was a personal testimonial by New York radio talk show host Don Imus.
I try to catch the Imus show in the a.m. and find it funny and informative. He started doing commercials for mypillow but when the allotted, paid-for time ran its course, he continued raving about the product. We all know (or at least we should) testimonials aren’t worth much but due to his passionate oratory, I thought it deserved closer scrutiny. So I went to their website to see what the deal was.
First of all, the inventor of mypillow does the presentation and if sales depended upon him smooth-talking you into a purchase, they wouldn’t sell a one. He’s not a professional pitchman by any stretch of the imagination. Just an ordinary joe, stumbling through his spiel about something he believes in. After viewing all the video and perusing as much as I could, I decided to order one. BTW, mypillow seems to be touted as a cure for everything from snoring to gonorrhea (well, that’s stretching it a little) but it’s pretty close and you have to get passed that. Let me tell you though, the 60 day money back policy and free exchanges if you don’t get the correct fit (there are five different sizes depending on the amount of filling used or they’ll custom make one for you) was the clincher.
The big surprise was the cost. This thing ain’t cheap! No $19.95 and we’ll-send-you-a-second-one-just-pay-for-the-shipping-and-handling offer here but after going to their Facebook page, I found that if I used "facebook" for a discount code, there was a 25% savings. Shipping is extra though but is refundable if you return it.
Now it was time to order. I didn’t know which size so get so I opted for the one designed for most men. Wrong! After using it for about a week, it just seemed too thick for me. A quick call to mypillow had the next thinner model in the mail the same day. When it arrived, I sent back the original on their dime, which is nice.
I’ve used it for a couple of months now and believe it or not, the hype was real. I now sleep better than I have in a long time. Longer and deeper. You have to check their website for the science behind it (if there is any) but I could care less why it works, it just does and no, it’s not the placebo effect.
The bottom line: It’s well worth the money and more. If it ever disappears. I’ll buy another in a heartbeat.
Then there was this: