Smarter: How to Avoid Waking Up With a Stiff Neck

September 24th, 2022

This week, I’m sharing advice from experts on how to not wake up stiff and sore in the morning. Also in this issue: How to get stains out of shirt collars, and why a 0-degree nozzle on your pressure washer is a big no-no. A Fill Station Custom Pillow can reduce neck stiffness because of Read More

5 Neck Exercises Everyone Should Do To Build Strength And Prevent Pain

July 15th, 2022

The neck has a tough job. It keeps a damned large mass (your head) attached to a much larger and extremely mobile one (your torso). As such it is often a weak point in the balance you need to stay healthy and maintain strong dynamic posture. Signs of the weakness aren’t always super obvious and Read More

Here’s How To Know If Your Toddler Is Ready For A Pillow

May 31st, 2022

We all know a good night’s sleep, at any age, is important to our health and well being. Your toddler is (hopefully, for your sake) sleeping through the night by this point, but how comfortably? Do toddlers need pillows? And if so, when is the right age, and is the size of the pillow itself Read More

Sleeping With This Many Pillows Could Be Ruining Your Back, Experts Warn

May 17th, 2022

We’ve all woken up with a crick in the neck or an aching back after a poor night of sleep. This kind of pain can be uncomfortable and even debilitating, which can lead to serious health complications and, of course, more restless nights. You might assume you tweaked something in your sleep, but in reality, Read More

How To Use a Memory Foam Neck Pillow

May 10th, 2022

For many, memory foam pillows are becoming essential commodities for sleeping. Not only do they make for one of the most comfortable pillows, but they have a lot of other practical benefits where your back, knees, or neck are concerned. But, of course, depending on which sleep position you take, the benefits shift, as does Read More

This Unexpected Sleep Solution Totally Transformed How I Wake Up

May 2nd, 2022

Having a “crick in the neck” is one of the worst things to wake up to in the morning. Medical News Today (MNT) says a crick, “makes the neck feel stiff and less mobile than usual.” While it can be the result of an injury (like whiplash), MNT lists other likelier causes: muscle injury or Read More

A Guide to Healthy Sleep Positions

May 2nd, 2022

A good sleeping position along with a good quality of sleep throughout the night relaxes the spine and muscles. Sleep is needed not just for relaxation but also for mental and physical recovery. We all have a favorite position while sleeping which we naturally fall into every night. But can one position be healthier than Read More

The main reasons behind your neck pain

April 28th, 2022

In all honesty, neck pain is very common in adults because after all our body is not designed to work for numerous hours per day especially on a chair with little to no support. One of the biggest problems of facing neck pain is finding the cause behind it, here are a few reasons why Read More

Side Sleeping: Which Side Is Best?

April 27th, 2022

We spend about one-third of our lives sleeping. When you sleep soundly, your body has a chance to rejuvenate and recover from the previous day’s activities. While sleeping, your body may move around in various positions, and the most common sleep position is side sleeping. Side sleeping is the most common sleeping position. The height Read More

Most people are making this pillow mistake – according to sleep experts

April 26th, 2022

We all have our own preferences when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep. From perfecting your bedroom’s climate to finding the best mattress for your preferences, the process behind sleep knows how to start a debate. However, nothing kicks off a conversation quite like the most provocative question of all: How many pillows Read More

Welcome Heavenly Sleep Shoppe in Grand Prairie, TX

April 15th, 2022

Grand Prairie, TX is now Open! Congratulations to Jim Potts! He now has 2 Heavenly Sleep Shoppe locations and has been a licensee for more than 5 years. With our concept, he has built a steady customer fan base that visits his store to build pillows and service them through Re-Fluffs & Adjustments. Click here Read More

What’s the Best Sleeping Position for Digestion?

April 15th, 2022

No matter what type of sleeper you are, your sleep position can affect how you digest food. While you’re sleeping, your brain and body continue to work by digesting the food and drinks you consumed throughout the day. Both the foods you eat and your sleep position can affect the quality of sleep you’re getting Read More

Could A Buckwheat Pillow Help You Sleep Better? Here’s What We Know

April 13th, 2022

Sleep is essential to your overall health. Your efforts to stick to a balanced diet and exercise regularly won’t be able to give you the best results if you regularly deprive yourself of sleep or sleep in uncomfortable positions. Sleep allows your body to repair damaged muscles and tissues, and replenish lost energy, so you’ll Read More

Pillow Buying Guide

April 13th, 2022

Fluffy, white, rectangular, soft. Many pillows may look about the same, but they differ widely in how supportive they are. A great pillow for someone who sleeps on their back may be a terrible one for someone who sleeps on their side. And if your pillow fails to give your head and neck the proper Read More

5 pillow infill materials you should try out

April 12th, 2022

An average person tends to spend nearly one-third of his lifespan sleeping. If that is the case, then your sleeping arrangement must be carefully planned. One of the most important elements of the bed is the pillow—a uncomfortable one can give you body aches, neck pains and restless sleep. Since no single type of pillow Read More

Is Your Pillow Giving You a Stiff Neck While You Sleep?

April 11th, 2022

Is your pillow hurting your neck — and your sleep? The kind of pillow you choose and how you sleep on it makes a big difference in how rested you’ll feel when you wake up in the morning, according to chiropractor Andrew Bang, DC. “All the ways you twist and bend during your day leading up to bedtime plays into Read More

Do You Wake Up With Neck Pain? You May Be Using The Wrong Pillow!

March 30th, 2022

Neck pain: Choosing the right pillow is important as you spend one-third of your lifetime sleeping. A study conducted in 2008 shows that supportive pillow, when combined with regular exercise can help in reducing chronic neck pain better than hot or cold compresses, massages and other methods. Neck pain can be reduced with a custom Read More

Benefits of Using a Latex Pillow

March 29th, 2022

Choosing the wrong pillow can be harmful to your health. In fact, pillows that are too high or low may lead to neck pain, issues breathing, and other health issues.  Other pillows even may give off toxic chemical emissions or can develop problems with mold, dust mites, and other dangerous substances. To prevent these issues, it Read More

What are buckwheat pillows?

March 28th, 2022

Buckwheat pillows are made of buckwheat hulls, the dried outer shells of the buckwheat seed. Buckwheat pillows have been used for centuries in Asia and Europe as a natural way to promote restful sleep and relieve tension headaches. In the Fill Station Pillow Kiosk, you can build the perfect Buckwheat Hulls pillow to whatever firmness Read More

Is your pillow hurting your health?

March 28th, 2022

You probably know someone who won’t leave home without a special pillow, claiming that a particular bag of fluff or feathers is the key to a good night’s sleep. And that person may be on to something. “Anything that will make you more comfortable will improve the likelihood of getting a good night’s sleep,” says Read More

Best Sleeping Positions for Back, Neck and Shoulder Pain

March 25th, 2022

Try to avoid tucking in your chin. Instead, focus on maintaining the natural curve of the neck. Your pillow should be thick enough to support your head and neck without letting it droop down. A custom pillow can help you reduce the stress off your shoulders and neck. When you build a custom pillow, they Read More

Improve your sleep instantly with this expert pillow trick

March 25th, 2022

If you feel comfy when you drop off to sleep, but wake up with aches and pains, it might be that your mattress isn’t providing the support you need (in which case, our best mattress guide can help). However, it might also be your sleeping position that’s putting strain on your spine or joints. According Read More

How to shop for a new pillow

March 23rd, 2022

Shopping for a new pillow might sound easy — until you set out to do it. There are pillows available for every budget and type of sleeper, but finding the right one for you might take a bit of research and experimentation. At retailers with the Fill Station Pillow Kiosk, we make building a custom Read More

Say “good night” to neck pain

March 22nd, 2022

As with so many things, when it comes to neck pain, an ounce of prevention may be worth a pound of cure. It’s true that some causes of neck pain, such as age-related wear and tear, are not under your control. On the other hand, there are many things you can do to minimize your Read More

What is a pillow protector — and are they worth it?

March 20th, 2022

We spend a good chunk of our lives in bed, and yet most of us don’t give it the care and attention it deserves. We might splurge for the best mattress, or even take the time to get the best pillows — comfort is essential after all. But, it seems maintaining the bed is a Read More

How to Tell If Your Pillow Is Dead

March 18th, 2022

Getting a restful night’s sleep depends on several factors—and the pillow itself is a biggie. Pillows provide support for the alignment of your spine, and they are a necessary factor in one’s slumber comfort. The thickness and firmness of the pillow you need or prefer will very from person to person, but any pillow can Read More

Are you sleeping on the wrong pillow? Expert shares test to help you tell

March 16th, 2022

Sleep is an integral part of your health, but how much quality sleep are you getting? If you often wake up with head or neck pain, or experience a general feeling of malaise throughout the day, your pillow might be to blame. Visit a Fill Station Pillow Kiosk to be custom fitted.

Are You Attached to Your Pillow?

March 7th, 2022

If your house was on fire and you had to grab your family, a few possessions and go, what would you save? Most people say their pets, their jewelry, pictures and banking information. But also at the top of the list, believe it or not, many people would save their pillow. It may seem silly, Read More

How to Wash Pillows the Right Way

March 6th, 2022

You wash your clothes after each wear and even mange to toss your sheets in the machine every week. But your pillows? They haven’t seen the inside of a washing machine since…ever? Knowing how to wash pillows the right way, and doing it regularly, is not something you should skip out on. Check out Fill Read More

Fill Station® Partners with Curacao on a New Sleep Center Concept.

December 3rd, 2021

Curacao “is a large-format retail store chain and finance company with export, travel and money transfer services. Founded in 1978, Curacao is headquartered in Los Angeles with retail locations in California, Arizona and Nevada.” Curacao’s Northridge, CA New Sleep Center will have various of bedding National brands and imported. The Fill Station Pillow Kiosk will Read More

Snooze Mattress Co & Fill Station Pillow Kiosk New Partnership!

December 3rd, 2021

We are excited to announce Snooze Mattress Co. & Fill Station Pillow Kiosk Franchise and License partnership. Matt Smith, the CEO of Snooze Mattress Co., has a vision to grow his mattress stores nationwide. In the past 30 days, he has franchised in the Arizona and Texas markets with more markets coming online. We look Read More

Kiosk Size Packages

December 3rd, 2021

The questions that we always get on our license packages are the following: How much room does it take up? What’s the total height? What’s included when we install the kiosk? Do you own the equipment? When you become a licensee, you own the equipment and the kiosk graphics are upgraded to match your showroom. Read More

Shredded vs. 1-Piece Memory Foam

November 4th, 2021

Information on the following chart was extracted from a comparison of types of pillows on Sleep Like The Dead, an independent review and evaluation site for mattresses and pillows. Shredded memory foam is rated higher in most categories, though single-piece memory foam rates higher in some. Comparing these to verified customer review ratings of individual Read More

The best latex pillow you can build

October 23rd, 2021

Latex pillows deliver a great night of sleep, providing the perfect mix of support and cushioning. Many latex pillows are designed to be cooling yet as soft as a down pillow. Everyone wants a great night of sleep. But if you’re someone who has kids, pets, or a spouse who sets the alarm for 4:30 Read More

Build a Bolster Neck Pillow

October 14th, 2021

The Fill Station® Bolster Neck Pillow is customized for proper head support for pain management. It reduces stress on the shoulder for the side sleeper. The roll feature offers more cradling neck support for back sleepers. Stomach sleepers can rotate the pillow for low profile pillow support. The bolster is designed to keep the weight Read More

Shoulder & Arm Support Pillow Coming Soon!

October 5th, 2021

We are excited to partner with William Crist, Doctor of Physical Therapy, on his new Shoulder & Arm Support Pillow Invention. We will be creating his Proprietary Prototype Pillow Shells in-house to distribute to our licensees. These new Pillow Shells can be filled with our shredded Chill Memory Foam, Latex, Feathers, and Poly Foam. The Read More

La Mesa mattress store makes customized pillows, beds, and more

September 24th, 2021

When you create custom pillows, your business can become the talk of the town. Your store does not have to be a showroom filled with mattresses. It can become a destination for everything created by you. “Owners of the family business have been in the bedding industry since the 1960s and even create custom pillows Read More

Retailtainment: Why Experiential Retail Is the Future of Shopper Engagement

September 14th, 2021

“Retailtainment is retail experiential marketing for shoppers entertainment. Experiential marketing techniques create in-store branding experiences between shoppers and brands, through a facilitating medium or media. Retailtainment branding experiences in store bring products to life, through light, sound, movement and interact directly with the shopper.” Customer experience in mattress and furniture stores can amplify engagement and Read More

Healthy sleep patterns may lower arrhythmia risk

September 13th, 2021

Disturbing your sleep patterns can disturb your healthy heart. Most people think health is being within their BMI. The lack of sleep can put the most healthy person at risk. “Healthy sleep patterns may be associated with reduced risk for atrial fibrillation/atrial flutter and bradyarrhythmia, according to research published in the Journal of the American Read More

Stress and Sleep Disorder

September 7th, 2021

The importance of good sleep helps build your immune system. With changes in our lives because of Covid, people are investing a lot in good sleep to increase their viral protection. “The purpose of this study was to review potential, physiological, hormonal and neuronal mechanisms that may mediate the sleep changes.”

Welcome Snooze Mattress Co in Colorado Springs, CO

August 13th, 2021

We would like to welcome Snooze Mattress Co in Colorado Springs, CO to the Fill Station® License Network. They added two new kiosk locations. Click here to see all locations:

New Vendor Program – Coming Soon!

July 24th, 2021

The Fill Station Group, LLC is excited to announce our new Vendor Program. If you have a product with a zipper on it and it can be filled with Buckwheat Hulls, Shredded Memory Foam, Shredded Latex, Shredded Poly Foam, and Feathers, we want to speak with you. For a while, the license Fill Station®️ Pillow Read More

Pillow use: the behavior of cervical stiffness, headache and scapular/arm pain

July 24th, 2021

“Pillows are intended to support the head and neck in a neutral position to minimize biomechanical stresses on cervical structures whilst sleeping. Biomechanical stresses are associated with waking cervical symptoms.” Authors: Susan J Gordon, Karen A Grimmer-Somers, and Patricia H Trott See Research Paper: Click Here!

Fill Station Pillow Kiosk – Age Demographics

July 21st, 2021

As part of Fill Station’s Marketing of events, our demographic appeal are ages 45 – 65. When consumers of this age visit a retailer, they are more likely in the market to purchase a quality sleep system, and become more interested in an adjustable bed. A pillow fitting can result in a mattress purchase from Read More

Mattress Makers Recent Customer Experience

June 9th, 2021

This post of this customer experience is why people enjoy building pillows. It’s crafted specifically for that person’s needs. “His & Hers but totally different! That’s the great thing about our @fillstationpillow kiosk! Customize your own pillow based on your personal comfort needs! Visit a mattress makers location today or go to to learn Read More

15 Mile Trip for Re-Fluffs

December 27th, 2019

Even after knee replacement, this customer drives 15 miles to have his pillow re-fluffed. This time he wanted remove a pound from one pillow and add it to the other. His excitement that he enjoys the service and pillows is what makes the program more superior to most retailers. He mentioned that he will be Read More

The Pillow Trap is Real

December 9th, 2019

The logic and fundamental process of the Fill Station® Pillow is that you do not have to live with a pillow that is not correct for you anymore. You have the option to remove or add filler. The use of any product for sleeping should not trap you into an uncomfortable feeling that cannot be Read More

Taste of Pillow Customization

September 6th, 2019

The creation of a Fill Station® Pillow is similar to going into an ice cream shop with many assortments of flavors and toppings. Think about a pillow in your mind being made of Crush ice cream. “The flavors offered aren’t always the same, but Crush offers tropical flavors like mango, pineapple, papaya, and strawberry. Crush Read More

The Roaring Pillow Under Your Head by Arthur Watkins

August 6th, 2019

It’s obvious by title I am talking about your current pillow. Sometimes we forget, or your body becomes immune to how bad your pillow is until you willfully try a new one. A constant unleveling of support can be a long hinderance through your day. For example, at work you are staring at your computer. Read More

4th of July Pillow Building Festivities.

July 5th, 2019

Many guest have visited our Fill Station Pillow Kiosks for the 4th of July Pillow Building Events. With so many options from Feathers, Memory Foam, Natural Latex, Poly Foam, and Buckwheat Hulls, customers have solved many neck issues with the correct fitted pillow. When a pillow is built at the correct height and firmness, pain Read More

Report from the Field: John’s Bedroom Barn

March 19th, 2018

John, owner, at John’s Bedroom Barn shares his success story with the Fill Station® Pillow Kiosk that helped him sell a $7,500 mattress sale. The Fill Station Group is determined to help retailers create retailtainment to attract customers into their showrooms daily.

Celebrating New Partnerships!

November 16th, 2017

The Fill Station network is growing!  We would like to welcome Sleep Haven Bedding with two Fill Station locations located in Modesto, CA and Redwood City, CA.  Additionally, we would like to welcome Today’s Bed in Woodbury, MN to the Fill Station licensee network.

Fill Station Expands into Canada

October 23rd, 2017

Fill Station® Expands into Canada Opens First Canadian location in John’s Bedroom Barn in Nanaimo Nanaimo, British Columbia (October 16, 2017) — The Fill Station® Pillow Kiosk is a unique kiosk that allows customers to build customized pillows.  Fill Station announced its expansion into Canada. With 30 locations in the United States, Fill Station’s first international location is John’s Bedroom Barn in Nanaimo, British Columbia. Read More

Get our Pillow Building-Palooza Party

October 11th, 2017

The Fill Station® is doing a Crowd Funding Campaign. Get a Pillow Building-Palooza Party with our Fill Station® Pillow Kiosk Mobile Edition at a wedding, corporate event, kids party, birthday celebration, family reunion, gala, anniversary party and much more! We will stamp the pillows with your customized image, logo or message celebrating your event. Perk for Read More

Welcome Elephant’s Attic

March 13th, 2017

The Fill Station® Group would like to welcome Elephant’s Attic to the Fill Station® network of licensees.  Elephant’s Attic is located in Vandalia, IL.

Down Alternative Cluster Fiber Now Available

February 1st, 2017

 A new, optional filler  is available in the portal.  This cluster fiber serves as a down-alternative filler.  It is a hollow, siliconized, polyester cluster fiber fill that is a hyper-allergenic option for Fill Station customers. The continuous filament fill provides support and prevents lumping so you enjoy consistent comfort. This fill offers great neck and shoulder Read More

As the Fill Station® Expands New Partnership’s Take Place

December 9th, 2016

As the Fill Station Licensing network continues to grow, demands for pillow fillers are increasing.  Fill Station® Group has partnered with two leading companies in the Sleep Product Industry.  DOWNLITE and Talalay Global will be supplying their products directly to the Fill Station Group. “When it comes to building a pillow; we want to offer Read More

Just in Time for the Holidays…Fill Station® Friends are Available!

November 8th, 2016

Fill Station® Friends are now available.  Now families can enjoy the benefits of building their very own Fill Station® Friend.  Kids can choose from building a pillow and adding a special animal cover making their pillow extra fun and cuddly!  Kids can choose from three friends, the Purple Unicorn, the Green Dinosaur, the Blue Cat. Read More

Aromatherapy Pillow Mist Collection – Now Available!

November 8th, 2016

Now your guests can enjoy the therapeutic and relaxing benefits of our new Aromatherapy Collection of Pillow Sprays. Our sprays are 100% pure, and natural aromatic compounds that are carefully extracted from plants.  Let your customers take their pillow building experience to the next level by offering them Lavender, Citrus Joy and Tranquility Pillow Sprays. Read More

Good Morning Mattress Center Joins the Fill Station® Network of Licensees

September 1st, 2016

Fill Station® Group is proud to announce their partnership with Good Morning Mattress Center in Mobile, AL. “We are excited to work with Carlos and his team at Good Morning Mattress Center and we are proud to have them as the eighth licensee to join the Fill Station® network,” said Vannie Morisey, Director of Business Development Read More

Fill Station® Group Welcomes Gardner’s Mattress and More

July 21st, 2016

Fill Station® Group is proud to announce their new partnership with Jeff Giagnocavo and Ben McClure of Gardner’s Mattress and More located in Lancaster, PA. “We are excited about this partnership with Gardner’s Mattress and More,” said. Arthur Watkins President of Fill Station Group.  “Jeff and Ben are both extremely innovative and motivated individuals.  They Read More

Fill Station® Pillow Kiosk Launches its Email Automation System

July 20th, 2016

With ongoing development of the Fill Station® Pillow Kiosk program for licensees, we are proud to announce the deployment of the Fill Station® Email Automation System. This new technology will allow engagement with your customers after they registered their custom pillow(s). Your registered membership list is an exclusive benefit to your business to drive more sales Read More

Fill Station Group now offers leasing!

May 31st, 2016

We are proud to announce license leasing for our Fill Station® Pillow Kiosk Program for the US Market. Our easy new finance license program will allow retailers to floor our Turnkey Fill Stations as low as $295 a month for 36 months of the agreement with all the benefits of:   Chiropractor Partner Program. Customizable Pillows. Read More

Trent Bedding does their Big Reveal Today!

May 20th, 2016

Trent Ranburger, the owner of Trent Bedding, does his Big Reveal of the Fill Station Pillow Kiosk Live through Social Media. The Fill Station Group wants to thank Trent Bedding for becoming a licensee, and we are excited about our partnership.  

Fill Station® 2015 Sales Results

January 4th, 2016

Summary The Fill Station® Pillow Kiosk has been in development for the past 3 years in Mattress Inn. The premise of the Fill Station is to drive traffic and introduce a new customer base that visits Mattress Inn often for refluffing and adjustments. Through the year, there were scheduled events that crowded the showroom to Read More

Fill Station Group to expand its Chiropractic and Physical Therapy Partner Program

September 15th, 2015

  The Fill Station Group LLC will start expanding its Chiropractic and Physical Therapy Partner Program in areas of potential Fill Station® Licensees. This expansion will help other medical experts join the program while the Fill Station Group signup new licensees. The program is simple, and very cost effective for the licensee and medical partner. The program Read More

Fill Station® Group hires first Independent Rep for Tennessee

September 3rd, 2015

Kris Kietzmann joins the Fill Station Group LLC as the Fill Station® Tennessee Independent Sales Representative to sell licenses to mattress and furniture stores in the state. Kris represents a national mattress manufacture and another sleep product line. We are excited for Kris, his understanding of the Fill Station® License Program, and what it will Read More

The Fill Station® Pillow Kiosk Showroom Opens September 14, 2015

August 27th, 2015

We are pleased to announce that the Fill Station® Pillow Kiosk Showroom will open its doors to retailers on September 14, 2015 in Mattress Inn. Never before, a retailer can experience a product in a live customer environment, visualize how the kiosks will fit in their showroom, and see the Fill Station® Pillow Kiosk in Read More

Fill Station® Group Announces License States for its launch

August 5th, 2015

The Fill Station® Group LLC will start selling licenses to our Patent Pending Fill Station® Pillow Kiosk in GA, TN, AL, KY, AR, MS, FL, NC, SC, and MO starting October 6, 2016. Controlled growth is our targeted goal, and we will soon start searching for Independent Reps. Once we see demand in other states, we will Read More

Fill Station Group LLC Partners with Dr. Paul Patterson to build pillows

June 8th, 2015

The Fill Station® Chiropractic & Physical Therapy Partner Program starts rolling out today. Thanks to Dr. Jeremy Johnson for being our first partner. Today we have partnered with Dr. Paul Patterson to build custom neck pillows for his patients in our showroom. Looking forward to more partners in the coming weeks.

Chiropractic & Physical Therapy Partner Program

May 28th, 2015

The Fill Station Group LLC will be launching our new Chiropractic and Physical Therapy Partner Program (CPTP) with licensees at launch. This program is design to help you build relationships with Chiropractors & Physical Therapists in your local area. The CPTP program can help you gain more customers for your store, and grow your business. Patients Read More

License a Fill Station® Pillow Kiosk

April 23rd, 2015

Arthur Watkins, founder of Fill Station Group, LLC, worked relentlessly to develop the Fill Station® Pillow kiosk – an easy, affordable way to offer his customers a custom pillow so they would sleep better – once and for all. Custom Fill Station® Pillows are the answer for you and every member of your family. They Read More