Product Type: Sleep Limited home furniture
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Sound Asleep Or Wide Awake - Simply A Great Pillow!
Sound Asleep Pillow
Member Name: ZOOKEY
Sound Asleep Pillow
Advantages: Very comfortable, no head phones required.
Disadvantages: Cover looks and feels a bit cheap (not a real problem as you don't see it once it is in pillowcase)
The Sound Asleep pillow at first glance looks like any other pillow, it is only on closer inspection you realise there is more to it.
The pillow has a small speaker fitted inside of the pillow, there is a wire comes out of the side of the pillow which is designed to connect via a 3.5mm stereo plug to music sources such as ipods, mp3 players, cd players and radios. The idea of the pillow is that it provides a personal sound, the person using it lies their head on the pillow and can hear the music (or other audio source) playing through the pillow, it is not intended to be used as a loud speaker.
The pillow is the size of a standard pillow (48cm x 75cm). The cover is 50% cotton and 50% polyester and has a 100% polyester hollow fibre filling.
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It is not to be used by children under 5 due to strangulation risk
It is recommended that the playing device attached to the pillow is on the flour or a bedside table whilst playing
You are advised to detach the cable from the pillow when not in use.
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My Experiences With The Product
Just over a year ago I was suffering with severe back problems and was on a cocktail of prescription drugs whilst waiting for corrective surgery. Whilst the drugs helped greatly with the pain they did have rather a lot of unpleasant side affects, one of which was insomnia. A a result I spent hour after hour every night lying awake bored out of my mind. As I did not want to disturb my husband watching tv or listening to music was out of the question as I obviously didn't want to make any noise and I found headphones so uncomfortable whilst lying down.
It was during this time a friend suggested I try one of these pillows. I wasn't convinced as to how good this pillow would actually be, it seemed rather gimmicky to me and I did question the quality but decided to give it a try. I ordered my pillow from www.iwantoneofthose.com, I can't remember exactly how much I paid for it but they are currently selling for £17.99 or can be picked up on amazon for lower price of £12.59.
When my pillow arrived a few days later it came packaged in a plastic bag with plastic handles, the packaging almost identical to that of a standard pillow. The pillow itself looked and felt just like a standard pillow, the only visible difference being a wire coming out of one end for which to attach your ipod (or music player of choice). The fabric on the outer of the pillow has quite a cheap look and feel to it but has been well filled and is nice and comfortable to lie on. With a bit of a prod and a poke it is quite easy to locate where the speaker is concealed but once you lie your head on the pillow you can not feel it.
The pillow simply plugs into the headphone socket of your ipod (or music player of choice), turn player on and lie back and enjoy. I was quite surprised by how good the sound was that came from the pillow, it was much better quality than I had expected. It is a nice clear sound which can be set to the volume of your choosing (using volume control on ipod or music player) . I was initially a little disappointed that you can still hear the sounds from the pillow whilst not lying on it, it is quite a muffled sound but unless you have volume set really low it can still be heard in the room. But my husband assured me that it was fine, that he could hardly hear it and it certainly wasn't loud enough to disturb him. Comfort wise the pillow is really good, it is as comfortable as a standard pillow and much more comfortable than wearing headphones.
My pillow has been well used since I got it, it was my most treasured possession whilst laid up with back problems, it was used almost constantly over this period which lasted around 3 months. It enabled me to listen to music, audio books and watch tv via my ipod touch day and night without disturbing my husband who although could hear muffled sounds emitting from the pillow was not disturbed by them. Now I am back on my feet I still use my pillow on a regular basis, it has been well used in the year or so I have had it but it is holding up well. The pillow is not machine washable so I have mine in a pillow protector as well as a pillowcase to keep it clean, it's lost a bit of its bounce as all pillows do but is still very comfortable and it will be not need replacing for a good while yet.
This is a great product which I do not hesitate to recommend.
Summary: Great idea that really works!
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