When I moved to a new apartment last summer, I brought almost no furniture with me. It wasn't hard to select new versions of big purchases, like a mattress, but when it came to the details, I struggled. Shopping for pillows, in particular, left me perplexed, especially with so many options on the market. In the end, I panicked and ordered the best-selling set I could find—and I couldn't be happier with my decision. Right now, those very pillows are less than $40 for Cyber Monday.
The Beckham Hotel Collection bed pillows have earned more than 105,000 perfect ratings for a reason. The plush down-alternative filling is soft yet firm, and it's enclosed in cooling covers made of 250 thread count cotton. That means there are 250 threads in 1 square inch of the fabric, and according to experts, any number above 200 is typically considered high quality for cotton. As a result, the pillows are a perfect combination of sturdy and breathable, even when covered with my favorite silk pillowcases.
I used to flip my previous pillows several times a night to maintain a comfortable temperature, especially during scorching New York City summers. After switching to Beckham's, though, I sleep soundly without any adjustments (no matter the weather). I also suffer from chronic neck pain, and though the pillows haven't cured it, they soften under the curves of my head and neck instead of propping them at unnatural angles. Now, I wake up with far less aches than usual, and I start each day with a rejuvenated version of my body.
Amazon shoppers have experienced similar wonders after buying the pillows. "I have herniated discs in my neck and have been through many, many pillows," said a self-proclaimed pillow snob. "These are just unbelievable and for the price, you can't go wrong…They provide great support for my neck which I've had problems with for 20 years."
With today's 20 percent off coupon, the Beckham Hotel Collection pillow set comes to just $18 per pillow in the standard queen size. But in typical Cyber Monday fashion, we have no way of knowing how long this deal will last, so hop to it while you still can.
To buy: from $36 (was $45); amazon.com.