◆ You can make custom-made pillows for less than 10,000 yen !?
By the way, when it comes to custom-made pillows, the price is quite high, exceeding 20,000 yen. I'm convinced that it will be used for a long time, but I feel that the hurdles are a little high even though I have never used it in the first place.
I found "PILLOWY cafe" while researching various things. It seems that you can make custom-made pillows from 9,800 yen (excluding tax) here, which is much more affordable than the market price. However, the operation is by the bedding maker Tokyo Nishikawa, so the quality seems to be reliable.
◆ I went to "PILLOWY cafe" Atre Meguro store
That's why I immediately visited the Atre Meguro store.
The store is located on the 4th floor, which houses MUJI and general merchandise stores, and has a fluffy and cute atmosphere that makes you feel like you are selling macaroons. I don't have a chance to visit the bedding department of a department store, but I think I can easily drop in here even after work.
The order flow is explained on the display at the store. Hmmm, there seems to be a lot of variation in materials and colors.
◆ Make your own pillow and start!
Guided by the staff, we went to the back of the store. There was another dreaming bet waiting there! It seems that measurements and trials are performed here.
First of all, while measuring the shape of your head with a special device, we will discuss the pillow you are currently using and your sleep problems.
Once the material is decided, put a sheet at the base of the neck and adjust the height. I realized that it is a very delicate part because it can be cramped just by 0.5mm difference. In addition, put a sheet on the back of the head to adjust the "line of sight" when lying on your back. The correct line of sight is not directly above, but a little ahead. It might have been completely different until now!
At the end, adjust the height of the pillow in a lying position at both ends. After checking whether you can turn over smoothly, the measurement is complete. While listening to the explanation of the store manager who knew all about sleep, it took about 15 minutes.
And here is the most fun (?) Custom time! Choose from several colors for the pillowcase and inner cover.
In addition, some parts are connected by snaps inside the pillow, and it seems that each part is adjusted to the height measured earlier. The same material will be attached as a spare, so you can make fine adjustments at home after taking it home. If you are worried about yourself, they will provide free maintenance for the first half year of purchase.
Once everything is decided, you will receive the finished product in about 30 minutes. You can take it home on the day you make it, so you can really use it as if you were shopping.
This time, I showed you a special place that is being created on the spot.
◆ Recommended for men on weekday mornings
In addition, miscellaneous goods such as pillowcases, bedding, and towels are also sold in the store. If you look at it while you're waiting, you'll just want it ...
It usually takes about 50 minutes from visit to pick-up, but it is recommended to visit the store in the morning on weekdays because it is crowded on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. By the way, it is OK for men to use it, and many people come to the store at the same time as the store opens ... (I understand your feelings). “I feel that the number of men who are particular about bedding is increasing,” says the store manager. It seems that gift tickets are also available here, so it might be a good idea to give them as gifts to your husband and come to the store with them.
◆ I'm looking forward to sleeping more and more
By the way, when it comes to the actual sleeping comfort, it's completely different from before! My neck is no longer stiff, and I'm even more happy to be able to wake up very cleanly in the morning (it's just my personal impression). I can't let go of it for the time being, and I'm planning to make a more luxurious pillow in the future ...
In spring, when a new life begins, stress tends to accumulate without your knowledge. Why don't you review your bedding so that you can get rid of it with a good night's sleep?