By Jeff Sherman Staff Writer Published Sep 26, 2008 at 6:04 AM

We spend a lot of time sleeping, but I never have sent much time shopping or researching pillows. This is going to change, but I need your help.

Here's the deal. I need a new pillow.

I have no medical needs, no specific therapeutic or orthopedic requests. Just an awesome, high quality pillow. That's what I need. I've heard that latex foam pillows are good, but who knows? And, before you ask, yes I did a search but really didn't find one authoritative blog or site that ranks pillows. So, I need you to guide me and tell me what's best for resting my head.

In case you need to know, we (my wife and I) haven't yet succumbed to the mattress-marketing prowess of Select Comfort or Tempur-Pedic. But, we do have a nice Stearns and Foster mattress that's about six years old. I am, though, tempted to start a new mattress hunt in a few years. Why not? My wife and I need maximum sleeping comfort.

Back to my pillow needs. My current headrest has some type of beads in it. No down or memory foam, but it was (when bought years ago) some type of ergonomic thing. But, it's nothing special. I do have two pillows, if that helps. The second is your basic hotel grade feather variety. No brand name, just something that was bought at a Linens ‘N Things or Boston Store -- again, years ago.

So, it's now time for a killer new pillow.

Help me, Milwaukee, find the right one. Use the talk back feature, please.

Here's to an even better night's sleep.

Jeff Sherman Staff Writer

A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.

He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.

Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.  He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.  

He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.

He also thinks you should read OnMilwaukee each and every day.