Folks who have a tough time sleeping due to back and neck pain may find the answer in a new pillow, but not just any pillow, a "cloud pillow".
It's the Sobakawa Cloud Pillow and it's based on traditional Asian buckwheat pillows. It's supposed to provide better support and more comfort than fiber, feathered and memory foam pillows, but would we rain on the cloud pillow's parade in our "As Seen On TV" test.
Terry McFadden compared a conventional pillow, the kind you sleep with every night, to the Sobakawa Cloud Pillow, which has ten million micro air beads.
Supposedly what the air beads do is provide a cooler sleep, like you always have the cool side of the pillow when you sleep. And as you can see there's a cut out for your head. It contours with your head and stays that way a more comfortable sleep, a more refreshing sleep.
Terry’s regular pillow was comfortable enough but he didn't feel any contour to it. The Cloud Pillow was very comfortable. Terry said, “I feel like it has a little more support than what I’m used to.”
However, in order to really test it out we handed the Cloud Pillow off to someone who has trouble sleeping due to back and neck issues.
Our subject, Sherry Harper, admitted that she had been waking up every day with neck pain. She has tried all sorts of pillows, some much more expensive memory pillows, but nothing seemed to do the trick. So what was the verdict on the Cloud Pillow? Sherry said "It worked perfectly. It did exactly what it said it would do. It supported my neck, supported my shoulders, supported my back and I didn't wake up with a neck ache."
Sherry went the whole week without a neck ache and gave the Sobakawa Cloud Pillow a thumbs up.
We got our Cloud Pillow at Walgreens, but it is available at many stores and all over the internet.