Travis’s Story

Queen Anne Pillow Founder Travis Luther at 255 pounds.

I started Queen Anne Pillow Company after a decade of suffering debilitating back pain. I was fed up with the way I felt. My weight had ballooned from 180lbs in college to 255lbs as a working adult.

I wasn’t a lazy person, but my back pain had limited almost all of my physical activity. I wasn’t able to get out with my kids as much, ski, or participate in a lot of the other activities I had previously enjoyed. Even worse, I was so uncomfortable that it was hard to get to sleep and to stay asleep. I was stuck in a terrible cycle in which I woke up too tired to do the things I needed to do to feel better.

I had tried almost everything to get some relief – chiropractic, yoga, physical therapy, diet, and exercise. I was living on pain medications and in back braces. In addition to my physical limitations, ten years of chronic pain had mentally worn me out. I’m still embarrassed to admit this, but I had developed a short temper and an increasingly pessimistic outlook on life.

Occasionally, I would see pillows advertised that claimed to relieve sore necks. I wondered, “Is there a pillow that could help relieve my back pain?”

I got online and started to investigate. I found plenty of pillows, but to my surprise, I couldn’t find a single manufacturer that could clearly articulate the variances between them. What was the difference between a down pillow and a down and feather combo? What were polyester clusters and how were they different from spun threads? What was fill power and why did it matter? I really had no idea how to choose.

It seemed like my only option was to spend hundreds of dollars playing a game of pillow roulette – hoping I’d be lucky enough to land on a pillow that was right for me. But, for a product that most of us spend more time with than anything else, that just wasn’t good enough.

After all the disappointment of what I found online, and at big box stores, I started calling pillow manufacturers, asking if they could make me something all my own. As you can imagine, in an industry used to telling people that you get what you get, I didn’t receive a lot of encouraging responses. But one company did agree to let me fiddle with all the traditional pillow ingredients and create something unique. The result was the Queen Anne Pillow – a pillow that changed my life (mine was a Queen Firm).

Change Your Pillow – Change Your Life

Queen Anne Pillow Founder Travis Luther at 215 pounds.

My new Queen Anne Pillows allowed me to fall asleep faster and sleep better. I woke up earlier than I had in a long time, and, I woke up refreshed. Almost overnight, I had so much more energy – energy to do the things I needed to do to improve my health. These were just easy things at first, like going for a walk, or doing 15 minutes on the elliptical before the kids woke up. Eventually, that snowballed into the energy I needed to take on more physical activities, like going for a hike or enjoying the peace of a long, slow bike ride. My mental health also got better. I had the clarity to see how my diet was compounding my problems. I recognized that a few easy changes could result in a dramatic improvement.

How I Lost 25 Pounds in Just 12 Weeks

Here’s how I lost 25 pounds in just 12 weeks: I got some sleep. And how did I finally get a good night’s sleep? I invented the Queen Anne Pillow. It seems ridiculous, but it’s true!

I didn’t know this before starting the Queen Anne Pillow Company, but study after study has confirmed that a good night’s sleep has tremendous positive effects on weight control, pain relief, and mental health. These aren’t studies from obscure colleges or business-funded think tanks, but from reputable universities like Harvard.

Once I solved my own sleep problems, I woke up refreshed and ready to attack the day. I had the energy I needed to add a little exercise to my week and the mental discipline required to plan my meals. Oh, and when I set out to lose 25 pounds, I also expected it to take four months, but I got it done in just three!

How I Lost 50 Pounds in Five Months

Queen Anne Pillow Founder Travis Luther running the entire Las Vegas Half Marathon with his Queen Anne Pillow.

I can STILL remember stepping on the scale at 230lbs. I felt incredible! My weight had not been that low in a long time. I was so excited and so motivated. I knew after three months of doing it that I had everything I needed inside of me to lose another 25lbs, so I created a plan and got to it.

I’m not going to lie – the next 25lbs was a little harder to shed, so I committed to the gym five days a week. I also knocked out a lot more indulgences from my diet (goodbye sugary creamer in my coffee). But in just two more months, I had reached my second goal and finally weighed 205lbs! Since then, I’ve kept my pillows fresh and my body and mind healthy.

Now It’s Your Turn

I started the Queen Anne Pillow Company for two reasons. First, to create a pillow that could change my life, and second, to educate other folks like me about the differences between them.

If it’s been too long since you woke up truly refreshed, I hope you’ll consider a Queen Anne Pillow. A better night’s sleep gave me the physical energy and mental stamina I needed to finally address my own health problems. I can’t imagine a better investment for your own health and happiness than a great night’s sleep! Find out why tens of thousands of other people just like you have changed their pillows and changed their lives. Try a Queen Anne Pillow tonight!

Travis Luther, Founder – Queen Anne Pillow Company