Back in the day (the late 70s, to be exact), my brother got a waterbed. At first, I remember thinking I’d never want one. Water is for swimming in, not sleeping on, I thought. But then later, when he went off to university, and I was suffering from bouts of insomnia, I would slip into that waterbed and head straight into dreamland. There was something about feeling suspended by water, the easy way it kind of shaped itself around my body when I moved, that seemed to lull me into the deepest possible sleep. And now, you can get that same waterbed feeling with just a pillow—a Mediflow Waterbase Pillow, that is.

Brazen Loves: The Mediflow Floating Comfort Waterbase PillowI’m pretty picky when it comes to my pillow tastes, and I’m gonna bet that you are, too. The fact is, we spend half our lives in bed, and so being comfortable there is essential, something I’m never going to sacrifice. There are a lot of places that I’ll cut corners in this life, but comfort between the sheets is not one of them. So when I agreed to try a pillow that you fill with water, I have to admit I had my doubts. Especially since I am a serial pillow puncher at night. By doing so, I could control how my pillow felt, and water just seemed, well, a very strange bed fellow.

Then my Mediflow Waterbase Pillow arrived, and it changed sleep forever.

Why We Love the Floating Comfort Waterbase Pillow by Mediflow

The secret is in the Mediflow pillow’s supportive waterbase, which is customizable. You choose the filling you love best (fiber, foam or feather). Then all you do is use the enclosed spout to fill the pillow pouch with your desired level of water, depending on the amount of support you prefer—soft, medium or firm. Personally, I’ve always been a fan of the softer side, so I simply added less water.

Even at the “soft” level, I did have to get used to a “bouncier” feeling. That’s because you don’t sink into this pillow. Instead, your head and neck feel cradled in that waterbed type of responsive support. There is no more waking to adjust the pillow to fit just the right spot when you change sleeping positions. There is the same fullness all around, so no matter where you lay your head, it feels equally soft. And since the pillow is quite heavy from the water, it doesn’t move around when you do.

Brazen Loves: The Mediflow Floating Comfort Waterbase PillowAnother bonus is the temperature of this pillow. I tend to sweat at night, but it stays nice and cool beneath me regardless.

Because the waterbase adjusts as you move, it does an incredible job of maintaining proper alignment of your head and neck throughout the night. As a result, you can expect to wake feeling very refreshed. Gone are the days when I experience those horrible neck cramps from “sleeping the wrong way”. Since sleeping on the Mediflow Waterbase Pillow, there is no more pain or tension during the day. Instead, I feel energized, and that is worth it’s weight in water. Wouldn’t you say?

Why You Should Try the Floating Comfort Pillow by Mediflow

> It’s the only pillow clinically proven to improve the quality of sleep, as noted by a peer-reviewed study conducted at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

> Benefits include deeper sleep (no more waking up to fluff your pillow!) and a reduction in neck pain

> It’s customizable. Choose your preferred filling (fiber, foam and feather) and level of comfort – just fill the pillow with tap water until you reach your desired amount of firmness

> Invented in Canada and ranked #1 selling pillow in six countries (USA, Canada, UK, Germany, France and China)

> Over 5 million sold – reaching #1 on global e-commerce platforms including Amazon, Shopify, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Alibaba with consistent 4+ Star reviews

> Reached #1 Bestseller in Amazon Home & Kitchen during July 2017 among 24,163,959 items

The Floating Comfort Pillow is available for $49.99, about the same amount you’d spend on a high-end foundation to conceal your lack of sleep. For more information, visit


About the author

Randi Chapnik Myers

Randi Chapnik Myers is Co-Founder and Content Editor of, the only lifestyle site by women 35+ for women 35+. A journalist, blogger, editor and marketer, she specializes in custom content creation for publications, companies, brands and authors at Proud to call herself a social media addict, Randi is never far from a screen—even when she's out hunting for designer bargains.

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