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'I wake up with no stiff neck': These cooling, supportive pillows are down to $12 each

Everyone deserves a comfortable night's sleep and over 46,000 shoppers say these help... a lot.

Cliché alert: We all spend one-third of our lives in bed (more, if you're lucky), but how many of us actually sleep well? A good night's sleep is something so many of us take for granted, probably because we haven't experienced it in so long, but it's not hard to try to change that. In fact, for some, all it takes is replacing that limp, flattened pillow for one that's supportive and plush — and no, it doesn't have to put a dent in your wallet, either.

Bedding remains one of Amazon's most underrated categories and this Utopia Bed Pillow two-pack proves it. It may change the way you sleep, and you can score a queen-size pair right now for just $23 with the on-page coupon (that makes them only $12 each!).

Life's too short to spend one-third of it a tossing, turning ball of frustration. Look to the gusset! Your head and neck will thank you. 

Save $11 with coupon
$23 at Amazon

They don't call it "Utopia" for nothing — these pillows have a cult following for so many reasons. And while this isn't the most affordable they've been this year, when you apply the on-page coupon, it gets pretty close! Plus, spending $23 in exchange for several more nights of better sleep sounds like an absolute dream.

Once out of the bag, the awesomeness of these Utopia pillows is just beginning. Leave them basking in the sun for a few hours or toss them in a low-temp dryer with a couple of tennis balls, and these babies will achieve maximum fluffiness. Thereafter, dear readers, your sleeping life will never be the same again.

You'll see these described as "gusseted pillows." What does that mean? See that band of double-sewn fabric running around the perimeter? That's there to provide added height and structure to the pillow — to make it more three-dimensional. It's a kind of insurance against flattening out...and it makes all the difference when it comes to a sound night's sleep.

The Utopia Bed Pillow also features 950-gram poly fiber filling inside a breathable outer shell that ensures you're always sleeping on the cool side of the pillow. If you are a sleeper who wakes hot and sweaty, these are just for you!

white bed pillows with blue trim
See that band of blue around the outside? THAT's gusseting! See, you learn something new every day. (Amazon)

Over 46,000 now-happy slumberers roused themselves long enough to sing the five-star praises of the Utopia pillow.

Pros 👍

One shopper who was a fan of Utopia Bedding's sheets decided to give their pillows a try on a whim and was pleasantly surprised. "They have zero odor, the fabric covering is simple but a good weight, so you can't see the stuffing," they wrote. "The stuffing is very full, but not hard, very nicely cradles the head and neck and is 'squishable' if you're a pillow-hugger."

"Wasn’t expecting much," said a one-time skeptic. "All pillows, in my opinion, go flat and disappoint. ... On the first night — no kidding — I didn’t have to punch or adjust. I just slept. It’s day three, and the pillow is still puffy and holding its shape ... I put it in the dryer on low for a few minutes and it expanded to full size. I love it, and my memory foam pillow has been put away. I sleep hot and this pillow does stay cool."

"I love these pillows," proclaimed this shopper. "I’ve spent so much money trying to find the right pillow. I suffer from severe — I mean severe — neck pain and for some reason this pillow allows me to find the position to fall asleep in. I wake up with no stiff neck. Finally, something that works. And bonus, it stays cool too."

Cons 👎

One five-star reviewer added that how you sleep will have a lot to do with, er, how you'll sleep: "I wish there was a bit more filling in them for lying on your side," the reviewer explained. "My head sinks in a little, making talking or watching TV a bit challenging."

For this shopper, these were a good news/bad news proposition: "They are really cool to the touch, which is great. However, they're really soft — like, your head sinks into them. I need something with just a little firmness."

Prices vary by trim color, though there are six choices available.

Save $10 with coupon
$24 at Amazon

If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping on these pillows, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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