I’m one of these people that need absolute silence when it comes to falling asleep, whereas the Mr, is the complete opposite. Since moving out, one of the things he’s really struggling with is sleeping. For years, he fell asleep to the sound of the television or music, but we don’t have space in our room for a TV, and like I said, I need my silence. Wearing headphones for bed is unbearable, and I have these nightmares where he wraps the wire around his neck (overactive imagination much?) so when I discovered the iMusic Pillow I was really looking for a double prayer answer.
The iMusic Pillow is just like any other pillow, nice and squishy, well stuffed and fits in any standard pillowcase. The secret lies within. Inside it has a small speaker, about the size of a plum, buried deep within the stuffing. From one side of the case, a tiny zip reveals a lengthy aux-cable that attaches to any device with an aux connection. No software to install, no apps, no further power required. You quite simply, plug and play.
Two concerns I had about the iMusic Pillow; would I be able to hear what he was listening to? And would sleeping on top of a speaker actually be comfortable or turn your brain to dancing flubber?
Can your hear the iMusic Pillow?
Only if you're the one resting on it. The volume is controlled by the volume on the device it’s connected to. Mr can comfortably, and clearly listen to anything, from podcasts to short stories and I don’t have a clue. I hear nothing. Nada. Zip. To the point where the first couple of nights I didn’t think he was bothering to use it at all. There have even been times when he’s put the volume up so we can both hear what he’s listening to. Now, I like my silence but there’s something about drifting off to someone reading a short story that is nothing short of magical, especially if you’re having trouble getting off to sleep.
Is the iMusic Pillow comfortable?
The speaker floats around the pillow, it’s movable though from reading some reviews I actually think this might be a fault in the one we have. It’s a happy accident if that’s the case. The speaker is easy to move around the pillow, so no matter how you prefer to sleep, you can put the speaker in just the right place to hear it. I’ve actually been using the pillow for the last few nights and am someone who needs the sound directly into my ear (maybe I have the volume too low) and I can barely feel it. I know it’s there but it’s 100% more comfortable than headphones, with no cord around the neck, going to die in your sleep, hazard.
I really did expect the iMusic Pillow to be a gimmick, something that might get used once or twice but would eventually just end up like every other pillow, the cable forgot about, and sleepless nights back on the cards. Not only has it helped the Mr, but much to his annoyance, I’ve even found myself using it, to the point where I think I’m going to have to buy one for myself. It’s been used nightly for almost 3 months now and the pillow is still fluffy, well stuffed and the speaker is crystal clear. I’ve listened to music, podcasts, meditation and short stories and everything sounds great.
Do you need to listen to something to fall asleep or do you need pin drop silence?
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Until next time,