Listen, I don’t want to talk about bedding right now, but I HAVE to talk about bedding right now. Oh god, you’ve already heard right? Casper of excellent mattress fame has released pillows and sheets. Wait. Shut up. No. Stop talking. I already know, this is huge news.
So I did what any rational  human would do and insta-bought a set of the sheets and pillows on the day they were announced. Actually that is a lie. I went to the NYC announcement event, listened to their product designer talk about how the designed the sheets, and pillows and THEN insta-bought them on my phone while he was still talking. So you would probably think that is the effed up part, but no, that isn’t even the effed up part, the effed up part was that it was actually an excellent idea. Spoiler: I love these new Casper pillows with the same passion I have for their mattresses . And the sheets! Oh man, let me tell you, these sheets are just absolutely… uh ok fine they are actually just fucking sheets. I’ll talk about the sheets in the next post, don’t get me wrong, they are nice too.
Let’s start with the pillows because, I’m not lying here, real living humans have been asking me to recommend pillows. Casper has created a pillow without trade offs. Here are some fun facts because this is a fun site:
- Casper originally set out to make 3 different pillows for each type of sleeper: side, back, and stomach. By beautiful accident the one they made is actually better for all sleepers than position specific pillows
- Reviews of sleep studies found that people move in their sleep between the three positions, so one pillow for all is actually great news. Hooray!
- Casper got really excited about wool pillows until they slept on them and found that they smell like sheep. I just like that fact
- The final pillow design does not use wool and I can attest that my pillows do not smell like sheep
- Casper’s pillow scientists found that the best pillow design actually is two pillows in one. They use an inner pillow that is buoyant and springy, then an outer pillow that is plush
- The 2 level pillow design is also easier to wash
- You should wash your pillow, most people don’t
- I mean, you should wash them, like, today
Enough facts! Time for opinions. These pillows are outstanding. Your head sinks into them like “oh my god yes my head needs this and deserves this. My head has earned this!” They are like down pillows without the noise and heat. But then they have just enough springiness that you don’t feel like you are getting lost in them. Oh man, is it bed time yet?
Finally, the pillows are big and beautiful. My previous pillows fit into my pillow cases with room to spare. No more! These pillows push your pillow cases to the god damn limit. Woooooooo.
Wait, no, that wasn’t finally, THIS is finally: These pillows are the first to get a double thumbs up “yes good good” approval from my wife. These are the first pillows we have tried that she actually likes and, after only a few days, they have already made a noticeable improvement to her constant neck pain. She called them a “huge improvement” and then told me that she had pasta for lunch .
Verdict? I’m really excited about these pillows and would recommend them to anyone. I seriously can’t wait to lay down on them again. Much like the mattress, you aren’t going to score these pillows for under $10… sorry. They actually cost $75. To a proud owner of these pillows, that sounds about right. These aren’t “I just need something to sleep on something other than bricks and don’t care” kind of pillows. If you want that then use what I previously used: the pillows recommended by the Sweethome. All I can say about those is that they are cheap and that they are pillows. The casper pillow, on the other hand, is a way to spoil your head. God it is great. Your head deserves it.
Hahahaha no, ok don’t worry, I realize that what I did was in absolutely no way rational, it’s cool ↩
If you are thinking “why does this strange person on the internet think it is reasonable to have a passion for his mattress and pillows” then you really need to rethink whatever you are sleeping on ↩
It may seems like I have no self control, but I actually do try to avoid dropping the true and real ef bomb on here, but come on man, these are just sheets ↩
Just let them have that title, it is a cool title, more people should get to have cool titles ↩
This was his word, not mine. I don’t think he meant that it is able to float so I guess it is the second definition of buoyant and… yeah, sure, I guess I want a pillow that is cheerful and optimistic. Who wouldn’t want that? ↩
Oh they also look pretty nice with their blue stripes and cover which no one will ever see or care about so this only gets a footnote ↩
Pretty sure the pasta wasn’t relevant, but I’m leaving it in JIC ↩