Friday, November 20, 2020

New Pillow for a New Sleep

It's been one long year since my last trip out of the country and with covid still lingering everywhere, I think I would still be sleeping in my room, in the same bed, for a long while more. Funnily enough, I was contacted by Best in Singapore, an internet media company, for a review of a premium plush pillow and I thought why not? At least I could rest my head on a new different pillow!!

The pillow is the Origin Superior Coolmax® Latex Pillow from Origin Mattress. I'm sold on the word Coolmax already. I have several apparel using Coolmax® material and it's a welcome in humid hot Singapore. Off I go to their website to order the Origin Superior Coolmax® Latex Pillow (you can click on the link) and at the time of writing, it is $129, off from the original $159. The price includes free same-day shipping, and payment can be made using credit card, secured via payment service provider Liquid Gateway. There is also a
7-Day Free Return (self-return to Origin’s warehouse) and even 2 years of warranty!

Well, while the same-day shipping offered a time-slot for your shipping, it did not quite "deliver". I chose a 1pm-6pm slot, and the pillow arrived at about 8pm, so it did inconvenienced me a bit. But deliveries post-covid for me had been generally a hit-and-miss affair. Anyway, the thing that caught my eye on the box when it arrived was the words "Designed in Germany". As a photographer, I had known that German optics and engineering are well-known but now, it seemed applicable for pillows! Apparently, they had infused latex with a cooling gel formula and THAT, is German engineering!

"Designed in Germany"!

The pillow also comes with a removable pillow case made with Tencil fabric, a luxuriously soft fabric that is also machine-washable. A thing to note though, is that the pillow is not contoured or recessed in the middle like some other pillows that offers "ergonomic" shapes. The design is such that their responsive latex foam already provide full support for the head and neck. Finally, the latex foam has hypoallergenic properties, so it is anti-dust mite, which is a very important point for me (yes, I am allergic to dust mite).

Non-contoured pillow

Pillow include a soft luxurious-feel pillow case

Well, after using it for the past few days, it had to be said that most of the points are delivered. The feeling on the head is luxuriously soft, but I have to point out that it is not those "feather soft" in the sense that after being compressed, it stays compressed kind. Nor does it slowly return to shape like those memory foam. It is actually springy, and firm on the head so your head don't sink all the way into the pillow. This helps support your head/neck. I think some people may have quite specific requirements on this aspect. For me, it is definitely comfortable and more preferable than those "super soft" pillows that I had in some hotels, where after a while, my head has literally almost sunk to the mattress level....

Unlike a lot of Singaporeans, I do not sleep with the air-condition on, so on hot humid nights I do perspire on the pillow. While the past few nights that I tried the pillow had not been hot, it really still felt quite cooling on the head. So I guess the cooling gel that was fused in may really had helped. Also, just for the record as it is probably too short a time be "tested", but I never had any dust mite allergy reaction flareup!

In conclusion, I am pretty pleased with the pillow. As to whether it is worth the price, it all depends on your budget and requirements. You can also check out this article for more ideas about the pillows in the market : The Best 8 Pillows in Singapore.

Again, my thanks to the Best in Singapore and Origin Mattress for this collaboration. Their websites and social media can be found below. Check them out!

Best in Singapore
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Origin Mattress
Website | Facebook | Instagram


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