Hope you have had a good week? Just wanted to let you know I am launching the latest Northern Nights TSV on Sunday at midnight and as I have had them on my own bed for the past week or so thought I would share with you how I got on with them. It's the first pillow TSV we have had at QVC since March 2009 and I am so glad I get to launch it!
Firstly, they come in a large box, no cheapie vacuum bags with squashed pillows here. The reason I mention that is if you are thinking of getting them as a present for a wedding, house warming or birthday they would look very impressive wrapped!
Over the course of my adult life I must admit it's only recently I even started to think about pillows. I used to pick up any old cheapie pillow without ever really thinking about it and if you have ever been the same, please read on. Let me tell you now, the pillow can be the difference between a lousy night's sleep of tossing and turning and a great night's sleep where you wake up feeling refreshed!
Two bundles of luxury
When I took them out of the box and unwrapped them my first impression was of absolute luxury! You can see me holding them in the photo; they are so full and sumptuous. They look SO expensive, the kind of pillows you would expect to see in your very high end department store. The reason for this is that they have a 300TC dobby woven cover – it feels so smooth and luscious you might be tempted to sleep on them without a pillow case! Now, obviously you wouldn't do that and the reason they have a high thread count cover is a) to keep all the feathers and down in and b) to keep the filling fresher for longer as its harder for any moisture to get inside through the high densely woven fabric.
I then began to squeeze them. These pillows are filled with feather AND down. Now, this was new to me, I currently sleep on Northern Night eurofeather pillows but have never experienced sleeping with down – it is wonderful! The feeling of support from the feathers is reassuring, supportive and comfortable with the added benefit of the down to add some luxury, extra comfort and also more adjustability and squeeze-ability. You can mould and shape these pillows so there are exactly right for YOU.
Perfect for all kinds of sleepers
These pillows also have a 'slumber core' – now without getting too scientific that basically means that they are designed to give you better alignment when sleeping and targeted support from the neck right up to the crown of the neck.
I must admit I am a back and a side sleeper and as I am used to sleeping on a gusseted pillow I was concerned the TSV pillow might not be high enough. I needn't have worried because the pillow is so adjustable and mouldable, if I want a little more height I just create the shape I want and the special design means I feel really supported. I guess if you did want much more height either pop the TSV on top of each other or on top of your existing pillow. As you can see from the photo I have four pillows on my bed, two of them in the red pillowcases are the TSV. Don't they make the bed look so full, cosy and inviting?
The key thing here is in this TSV you can either use the pillows as your sole pillow OR you can put these new pillows onto older pillows to give yourself a fresh, new and luxurious sleep.
I often say on air (and I know our bedding guests agree) that a good pillow is the absolute foundation of a good night's sleep. So, even if you have a mattress that has seen better days or bedding that you know needs replacing, before you do any of that get a decent pillow. Our TSV isn't just a decent pillow it is sumptuous, supportive and heavenly!
One last thing, to protect your investment in these fab pillows you might want to get hold of some pillow protectors. They are a great idea and if you do ever need to freshen up the pillows themselves, you can bung them in a 30 degree wash – perfect!
Hope you can join me and guest expert Sam Doubledee for the launch on Sunday night. See you then…