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Old 12-13-2012, 11:26 AM   #1
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Memory foam pillow issue - too hard!

I purchased DH a memory foam pillow last week. Had him test it before I uncovered the plastic and tossed the box. He said it was great.

He attempted to use it that night, and said it was too hard. Like sleeping on a brick.

Is there any way to relax a hard memory foam pillow? Any hints you have?

We always use the same type, but I couldn't find them this time, so I had to get a new brand. At $20, I really don't want to toss it, and since it is out of the plastic, I can't return it either (it has been used).
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:41 AM   #2
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Where did you buy it? Most stores will take it back even if you have used it. Can you perhaps save it for a guest room? I don't know how to relax a memory foam pillow but those were a couple of thoughts I had. I keep thinking of getting the girls memory foam pillows but haven't done it just yet. LOL
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:49 AM   #3
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I purchased DH a memory foam pillow last week. Had him test it before I uncovered the plastic and tossed the box. He said it was great.

He attempted to use it that night, and said it was too hard. Like sleeping on a brick.

Is there any way to relax a hard memory foam pillow? Any hints you have?

We always use the same type, but I couldn't find them this time, so I had to get a new brand. At $20, I really don't want to toss it, and since it is out of the plastic, I can't return it either (it has been used).
Where did you buy it? I know that Bed Bath & Beyond will take anything back, regardless of your reason. Just let them know that the pillow has been used so that they don't put it back out on the sales floor.

If you've already tossed the packing materials, then you're probably stuck with the pillow. Give it to the kids or put it in the guest bedroom as suggested by the PP. You can also try it out yourself to see if you like it.

AFAIK, there is no way to "relax" a memory foam pillow. They're made so that they don't relax.
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:08 PM   #4
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I got 2 free memory foam pillows with my memory foam mattress.

I love the mattress but I hate the pillows. They are super hard.

I use them behind my other pillow when I want to sit up and read in bed or watch tv.
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:13 PM   #5
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Op, I know you already bought the pillow, but, DH and I got memory foam gel pillows and we absolutely love them.

DH has this one
http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/s...LinkType=PDPZ1

And I got this one
http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/s...LinkType=PDPZ1

We used to toss and turn all night and now we sleep like babies Worth every penny!
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We got them at Ross. I don't even have the receipt anymore - I tossed everything out after DH said the pillow would work.
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:55 PM   #7
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I think you're stuck with it, as is. I bought one for DH too. He didn't like it either. They accept your impression more as they heat up from your body temperature, but I doubt it will ever be soft.

It's now on my daughter's bed in her pillow sham.

My other idea was to use it to smack intruders over the head if they came in the house.
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Old 12-13-2012, 02:11 PM   #8
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My other idea was to use it to smack intruders over the head if they came in the house.
That *is* a good idea, LOL.

Right now I am using it to prop myself up at night when he is trying to go to sleep and I am reading on my Kindle.
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Old 12-13-2012, 02:28 PM   #9
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That *is* a good idea, LOL.

Right now I am using it to prop myself up at night when he is trying to go to sleep and I am reading on my Kindle.
That's the ideal use for memory foam pillows *supposedly they get harder over time. I use mine when I'm talking *on the phone* to DBF in the evening in bed.
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Old 12-13-2012, 02:33 PM   #10
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Try putting them in between your mattress for a few days to see if that helps soften it.
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:36 PM   #11
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My pillow is harder when my room is cold and it softens up at about 70 degrees.
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Old 12-14-2012, 05:25 AM   #12
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Memory foam pillows definitely soften with time and heat. My complaint it that mine is actually to soft, and has indented too much where my head usually lays. Try it again. Body heat should soften it.
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My other idea was to use it to smack intruders over the head if they came in the house.
If you have the superhuman strength to lift it up enough to swing at an intruder
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