Monday, March 29, 2010

REVIEW: Sound Oasis Sleep Therapy Pillow

The first time I used my Sound Oasis Sleep Therapy Pillow, I was testing it out in order to write a product review. I listened to Stevie Wonder and ended up listening to my entire collection of Motown anthologies. I didn't get much sleep that night, but I felt cozy under a warm comforter, my head pressed against the pillow as my favorite music flowed from inside. Then one night during a particularly hectic week when a deadline for six stories loomed just a few days ahead, I was tossin' and turnin', as the old Bobby Lewis song goes, and adjusting pillows, when I noticed a cord sticking out from inside one of them.

I couldn't believe it. That pillow had been resting against the headboard as mere decor for more than a year, handled only to remove for laundering, the satin pillow case that protected it. I shook my head and connected the pillow to a portable CD player beside the bed, and this time I popped in a soothing CD from the Aquae Sulis Spa (JW Marriott, Las Vegas) and before it reached track number 10, fittingly called "Stolen Slumber," I was in slumber land.

Music can be a great tool for relaxation therapy and has been proven to help reduce stress, ease depression and, as I can attest to, help relieve sleeplessness. It also helps if you chose the right music.

The Sound Oasis Sleep Therapy Pillow is available in a standard size (20" x 26") polyester fill pillow that comes with two thin stereo speakers that fit inside, making it much more comfortable than using headphones. The 1/8" (3.5mm) plug fits most electronic devices, so you can use it with your iPod/MP3 player, CD player, TV or radio. The pillow is also hand and machine washable (the speakers can be removed). The Sound Oasis Sleep Therapy Pillow retails for $49.99 online at or by calling 1-866-625-3218.