These pillows are WONDERFUL to sleep on. You definitely will have a good nights rest. Soft & contours to anyway you'd like to position yourself. The first time I opened the package it had an odor but it faded after about a week (there's an insert that lets you know as well). The covers are easy to remove for washing & honestly, that's all you need to wash. But if you wish to wash the pillows I suggest using the laundromats industrial, front load washers instead of possibly damaging your own machine. I ordered 4 & plan to purchase more. I hope they wont run out of inventor! My daughter also ordered 2 pillows after trying them. I HIGHLY recommend these pillows.