“I am so in LOVE with this pillow…”
I’ve said every night for the past week.
My husband is sick of hearing about it, but I’m not quite over it yet.
When Factory45 alumni Lydia Lopez-Astrov asked me if I was a side or stomach sleeper, I admitted (with my tail between my legs) that I am, in fact, both.
Which I know is the worst, but I can’t kick the habit.
Not only is stomach sleeping horrible for your back and side sleeping bad for your shoulders, but both styles of sleeping exacerbate every 35-year-old woman’s nightmare:
And while I’m all for the natural progression of aging, when Lydia told me she was creating an age-defying sleep-mask-style pillow I’ll admit I was intrigued.
But I knew finding truly sustainable materials for the pillow wouldn’t be easy…
Polyester or polyfill, which are plastic materials derived from petroleum, are the main culprits.
We spend nearly a third of our lives sleeping and yet most of us don’t know what we’re sleeping on…
A recent New York Times opinion piece from journalist Nicholas Kristoff put a spotlight on endocrine disrupting chemicals — many of which come from plastic materials — and how they’re negatively affecting sperm counts, among other things.
So, while yes, I was excited about a pillow that aims to decrease wrinkles, it was the natural latex filling, organic cotton shell and 100% silk pillowcase that not only has me sleeping easy at night but may also make this one of the most sustainable pillows on the market.
Like I said, I love it.
When Lydia joined Factory45 in 2019 she had worked on upwards of 40+ prototypes and says, “I have slept on every version over the past several years and I am no longer able to sleep on any other pillow.”
I’m so glad the world is waking up to the need for more sustainable sleep.
Lydia is offering the Factory45 community a 20% discount on any purchase. Use the code “Factory45” at checkout — offer expires on March 15th!