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Old 03-17-2013, 07:51 PM   #1
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ISO help finding flat bed pillows

Here's my question.

I need a flat - very flat - bed pillow for DH.

We are talking maybe 1" is all.

He has a bad back and neck from a long ago vehicle accident so anything more than that gives him horrific neck pain and headaches.

I used to be able to get inch and a half thick pillows when we lived on the west coast. He has used the last one until it needs to be replaced.

I simply can not find one out here.

Do any of you have any ideas for me as to where I can get something that flat?

I got a regular one and opened it up, pulled most of the stuff out of it but it separated too much.

We've tried using towels but they are too hard.

He can't used memory foam because they are too high also.

Any and all ideas are welcome !
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:09 PM   #2
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It's not flat, but my chiropractor gave me an orthopedic neck pillow (for neck & back pain). I used it along with a thermaphore. It helped with pain.


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Old 03-17-2013, 08:21 PM   #3
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How about making one using the foam available at larger fabric stores?
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:21 PM   #4
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A hunk of "egg crate", maybe doubled, might work. You can find big sheets of it at Walmart or like places, just cut to size.
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:23 PM   #5
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The thinnest I could find was 2.25" thick.

Your best bet may be to find a foam rubber dealer and special order a pillow to your specs.
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:31 PM   #6
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I just bought a large sheet of foam 2" at a fabric store for a project.

They had several types 1/2" 1" up to 4" in stock. Very inexpensive.
They can cut it in half for you. All you'll have to do is make a slip cover for it. I highly recommend buying a little bit of batting for it. It will keep the slip cover from moving around while your sewing it up. A t shirt works great as a slip cover. It's not like anyone is going to see that anyways. The foam padding you can cut yourself with a serrated knife.

I've had to make a customized pillow like that for my husband. He broke his neck in a diving accident. Every now and again his neck bothers him.
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:03 PM   #7
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Thanks for all the great suggestions !

Cerise .. I like that one and will see about giving it a try.

If if doesn't work then I will go the foam route. Munky .. I had no idea I could get foam in so many sizes .. thanks for that info.

The best news in all of this is #1 we may solve the problem, and #2 if it doesn't work for him, I get the pillow !!

Thanks again .. you are all great help !!
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:24 AM   #8
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Get a feather pillow. Because its essentially just a bag
of feathers, they compress nicely. And can be smushed
around to create a really flat area on the pillow.
I've been using one for years to create the same thing..
a very very thin pillow!
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:05 AM   #9
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Get a feather pillow. Because its essentially just a bag
of feathers, they compress nicely. And can be smushed
around to create a really flat area on the pillow.
I've been using one for years to create the same thing..
a very very thin pillow!
Oh I wish it were that easy. I understand what you are saying but the problem is that I am horrifically allergic to feathers.

It would be good for him but not for me to have feathers in the bed.
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:07 AM   #10
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They make non-allergenic feather pillows... look for hypoallergenic feather pillows
online!

Amazon.com: Down Etc 75-Percent White Goose Feathers Hypoallergenic Standard Pillow, White: Home & Kitchen
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