We went on vacation last week and I think I got about 2 hours of sleep each night - the pillows were so uncomfortable to me! I felt like I was some sort of "princess and the pea." They were nice pillows - sturdy, fluffy, puffy, soft yet firm..... meh. I ended up putting a pillow case on one of the throw pillows.
I went through a phase where I kept buying new pillows, certain that one of them held the restful night of sleep for which I longed. Memory foam, pillows for side sleepers, microbead, body pillows, you name it, I tried it. But none of them worked for me. As a result, even our guest beds have a minimum of 4 pillows. We currently have 22 pillows in the house:
(actually we have 25 - the 3 "extra" pillows are in the linen closet.)
(25 is a bit excessive for a household of 2, no?)
Out of all of these pillows, there is 1 that provides me with a decent night sleep.... and it is the sorriest, flattest, wimpiest thing you've ever seen:
To put it in perspective, here is a picture that shows how much flatter it is than the other pillow on the bed:
I am a "side sleeper" but supposedly the pillows for "stomach sleepers" would be best for me. I don't know. I'm starting to think that "20 year old" pillows are my best bet.