Some fun facts about pillows
- A 1945 move entitled “Pillow of Death” addresses the story of a man who, amidst having a scandalous affair with his secretary, finds his poor wife smothered to death by a pillow… followed by more death. I won’t spoil the end for you.
- Recently featured on the television series “My Strange Addiction,” a woman is addicted to carrying around a pillow she has had since 1982. Since it was bought at an antique shop, there’s no telling how old the pillow actually is. (Her fiancee has possibly left her over the pillow thing.)
- The (massively reputable) UK Daily Mail Online insists that not having the right pillow causes “semisomnia,” or low-grade exhaustion, leaving people “too shattered to get out of bed every day.” And that a substantial portion of our pillow’s weight may be comprised of “undesirables.”
- A recent poll on Self.com asks viewers how long they’ve had their pillow. Only 9% of people own up to having a pillow almost as old as Justin Bieber, but I suspect most are lying (I did).
- You can avoid semisomnia, having to lie about how elderly your pillow is, driving away your future spouse, and the temptation to stay up late watching ridiculously-premised 1940s horror films by purchasing, at a steal, two memory foam pillows from i-SkinMedix for 32 bucks (free shipping!), a $165 value. (I did.)