Using SleepyPeople’s Guide to Quilts & Pillows – Part 2

Using SleepyPeople’s Guide to Quilts & Pillows – Part 2 A Mum Reviews

Using SleepyPeople’s Guide to Quilts & Pillows – Part 2

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how we were in the process of ordering a new quilt and pillows from SleepyPeople.com. They have very useful guides to help you find a suitable duvet or pillow for your needs. They also have a new guide called How To Choose The Right Winter Duvet over on their blog.

We used the buying guide to find a duvet and the pillow selector tool to find a new pillow for my husband who sleeps on his front and often has neck and shoulder pains. The pillows we were going to get were out of stock so we we used the tool again and picked a different one the Sealy Pocket Springback Pillow.Using SleepyPeople’s Guide to Quilts & Pillows – Part 2 A Mum Reviews

We’ve now been using the duvet and the pillow for a couple of weeks so we are ready to let you know how the buying guides and tools worked for us.

The duvet that we got is the Rest Assured Supremely Soft Duvet (in King size) which is a 13.5 tog duvet for a “premium hotel experience”. It’s a luxury hollowfibre filled duvet that’s fluffy and warm. It can be washed at 40°C and can be tumbled dried too which is essential when you have a baby or toddler. Using SleepyPeople’s Guide to Quilts & Pillows – Part 2 A Mum Reviews

The duvet came in a large box and was packaged in a plastic bag inside. As soon as I opened the bag, the duvet started to fluff itself up as air started to get into it. A problem we had with our old duvet was that the filling wasn’t spread evenly and that it had lost a lot of volume. It also looked uneven when the bed was made which wasn’t the best look. This new duvet is lovely! It’s much fluffier and the filling is well distributed. Using SleepyPeople’s Guide to Quilts & Pillows – Part 2 A Mum Reviews

It’s also warmer than our previous duvet. I’m often very cold and known to go to bed wearing full coverage pyjamas, a knitted jumper, socks AND my large fleece robe and then continue to tuck in under a duvet and sometimes a blanket too while my husband sleeps in his underwear. With this lovely new quilt, I can always skip the fleece robe and there’s no need for extra blankets or socks. We’re very happy with the Rest Assured Supremely Soft Duvet and SleepyPeople.com‘s duvet buying guide.Using SleepyPeople’s Guide to Quilts & Pillows – Part 2 A Mum Reviews

The Sealy Pocket Springback Pillow is a supportive pillow that helps maintain the correct positioning of the spine. It’s got pocket sprung pillows that are flexible yet firm and that spring back into shape instantly after use. The pocket springs are nested in memory foam layers to aid circulation for heat control and comfort. It’s made from 100% polyester on the outside and the filling is too so it’s suitable for people with feather allergies. The pillow can only be wiped cleaned so a pillow protector is something that I recommend to keep it looking nice and fresh for as long as possible.

Pillows are very difficult to buy without feeling them in person. Reading about this pillow we thought it would be much thinner than it actually is. It says it’s depth is 5cm but that must just be the white side bit (see photo below). The actually depth where the pillow is the thickest must be at least 20-25 cm. Because of this, it’s unfortunately not a good fit for my husband since he’s a front sleeper and this puts his head too high up and strains his neck. A thinner and softer pillow is what he needs.Using SleepyPeople’s Guide to Quilts & Pillows – Part 2 A Mum Reviews

The pillow is not wasted though, because it turns out I quite like it and so does our little girl. I can sleep in all positions and vary between sleeping on my back, front or side. I can even sleep sat up and I think most sleep deprived mums will agree. I use a bunch of different pillows for the different positions. For side sleeping, this pillow is great for me and provides the right support and comfort.

It’s a shame that this pillow wasn’t a good fit for my husband but at least 2 out of 3 in the household use it. I would suggest putting this particular pillow in the results for side sleepers rather than front sleepers in the pillow selector tool.Using SleepyPeople’s Guide to Quilts & Pillows – Part 2 A Mum Reviews

See how even and fluffy both the duvet and the pillow looks! I’m very happy with the result and I’m sure the duvet will keep us warm and toasty all through winter. As you can see, our toddler daughter approves of both the duvet and the pillow. We have six pillows in our Superking sized bed and she went straight for the new one! The only problem with our new, more comfortable bed set up is that it will be even more difficult to stop our little girl from coming into our bed all the time!

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We were sent these products for this feature. As always, all my reviews are 100% honest and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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