Sleep deprivation can cause an array of health issues ranging from being grumpy and moody to serious problems like cardiovascular disease and metabolic disorders. Reasons for this can vary but sometimes the cause and the remedy is as simple as using a better pillow. Adequate rest and sleep are the body’s chance to heal, repair, and genuinely recover from any negative inflictions. I personally have suffered from insomnia since I was a kid. I also get headaches and lower back pain so a good night’s sleep has eluded me for a very long time. I have tried numerous pillows with some being better than others. I’m always on the lookout for and interested in pillows with new technology or design that will improve my sleep.
A new company to come to my attention is Dormeo Octaspring. They create and design mattresses and pillows with ultimate comfort at the forefront. Their pillows are made with the same technology as the mattresses: a unique technology that combines traditional springs and newer memory foam, creating springs made out of memory foam for optimal sleeping comfort. There are 18 breathable memory foam springs in the center of the pillow for head comfort and 12 firmer springs on the edge for neck support and spine alignment. Their pillows are suitable for side, back, and stomach sleepers.
I have tried other memory foam pillows and I did not like them at all. They are hard and excruciating to sleep on so they were tossed. What I have found is that there are a lot of comfy soft snuggly pillows on the market that feel nice on the head and face but they seriously lack in supporting the spine and alleviating pain. There are also harder pillows that are good at putting you in the right position for proper spinal alignment, but they are painful to rest your head and face on. The Octasprings pillow design is intended to cover both of these concerns. It will support your head and neck while gently putting you in the right position to help align your spine thus mollifying both neck and back pain.
I have to say that it’s not easy to get used to a new pillow. This has been a challenge for me for as long as I can remember. I tried the Octaspring pillow and for me, there are pros and cons. First, it’s an attractive pillow that is incredibly made. The detail and workmanship are above all others. The fabric is soft, smooth, and very comforting. I love the luxurious texture and how easily it molds to any contour.
I am a side sleeper and I immediately noticed that my spine was in a different position and it felt better. I could physically feel my spine adjust to this new position and it definitely offered some pain relief. I’ve never experienced this from any of the other pillows I’ve used so this was a big plus. The pillow felt moderately comfortable yet a little awkward on my head when I first lay down. Over time though, for about 2 hours, I experienced a slight earache and some facial discomfort from the surface of the pillow. It’s a lot firmer than what I am used to so I was affected by it. I would have to work my way up to using it for a full night. I liked how my back felt but I would personally prefer a pillow that was a little softer on my head and face.
Another family member who suffers from chronic back pain was very eager to try this pillow. He also used various memory pillows before and was not impressed with them at all.
This family member sleeps on his side, his back, and his stomach but feels the most pain when he sleeps on his stomach. With the first use, he also noticed that his spine was readjusted to its natural position as soon as he laid down. He normally sleeps with a pillow between his knees to help support his back and relieve the pain. He was so surprised that his back felt better, about 50% better. It reduced the tension and pain enough to get more sleep than he normally gets. It will take time for the muscles to adjust and hold the proper position. Knowing this at least renders some hope so he’s willing to use the pillow until he is 100% pain-free. He also loved how the pillow snuggled in around his neck offering amazing support and stress relief. He enjoyed the feel of the pillow on his head and face and said it was very comfortable. He also made a very important discovery since he’s been using this pillow, he no longer snores! His family is profoundly grateful for this bonus. He said this pillow allowed him to have the coziest and most peaceful sleep he’s had in a long time. It’s a godsend! He has continued to use the pillow and feels his spine is slowly getting better. For him sleeping on his side has offered the most relief using this pillow.
Just as Goldilocks discovered some pillows are too soft, some too hard and some are absolutely perfect. You won’t know this until you try out the pillow for yourself. I can honestly say that the Octaspring pillow would be useful to those who do have back issues. Finding a pillow that is designed to offer spinal relief can be difficult but perhaps there is no need to look any further. It does cost more than other pillows but my family member who loves this pillow says it’s worth any cost.
Disclaimer: I received products to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.