11.30.2020

Origin Superior Coolmax® Latex Pillow Review

Ever since my insomnia situation improved after changing to a shredded memory foam pillow, I have been keeping a lookout on different types of fillings used in pillows. I am now a mild pillow hoarder— my bed has 1 memory foam pillow, 1 shredded memory foam pillow, 1 goose feather pillow and 1 cheap cotton pillow!

Today, let me introduce you to a new member on my bed: 1 Origin Superior Coolmax® Latex Pillow— an orthopaedic pillow designed in Germany!

You might be thinking why do I need so many pillows when I only have 1 head attached to my body? Well, I found out that by switching pillows every few weeks, my neck and spine can be free from all forms of stiffness caused by the constant use of one single pillow. It definitely helps to ease my frequent neck, spine and lower back pains that I've been experiencing since 10 years old.

Extremely fast payment and quick delivery

I ordered the pillow from Origin Mattress website at around 12pm, stating my collection time slot to be between 6pm to 10pm. Guess what? I received my order at 6pm on the same day! I might have given this product a five-star review simply for the fast delivery service itself, if this blog post is not about product review.

Origin Mattress pillow arrives in a big blue box

My first impression of Superior Coolmax® Latex Pillow

The pillow arrived in a big blue box with a size of a new desktop packaging. Upon unboxing, I found myself hugging a soft and bouncy yet firm pillow. Superior Coolmax® Latex Pillow is made of natural latex with a dimension of 65cm x 40cm x 13cm. This pillow also comes with a removable Tencel fabric pillow cover, suitable for machine wash to stay hygienic.

Removable Tencel fabric pillow cover with zip

Don't tell anyone... I have a secret habit of smacking face down on a pillow to test the comfort of every new pillow. When I tried it on this latex pillow, my face got bounced off back in the air (and got slammed back on the pillow afterwards...)— this proofs that this latex pillow is super springy and bouncy!

Unlike most new pillows, latex pillow only gives off a slight rubber smell. There is no pungent off-gassing that requires 1 or 2 days of airing. This is how the pillow looks when I put a pillow cover over it. I was able to sleep on my back and not smell anything throughout the entire night.

My new latex pillow is all readied to be sleep on

What is good about a latex pillow?

Since I have previously reviewed a memory foam pillow, thus I will take this chance to compare these two popular pillow choices.

Provides appropriate support

Both latex and memory foam pillows come in rigid shape and do mould according to the contours of my head and neck. However, the pillows support pressure in a different approach! I will try to explain my experience in words, hopefully, it is not too abstract.

Basically, sleeping on a memory foam pillow feels like my weight sinks downwards completely before the pressure gets distributed evenly across every inch of the foam. On a contrary, sleeping on a latex pillow feels like there is an upward buoyant force that counters my weight, balancing my head at a middle ground before distributing the pressure evenly. As such, I discovered that the latex pillow provides a better my neck and spinal support, which would help in keeping my spine aligned in a long run.

Latex is denser than memory foam. After one night of good sleep, the latex pillow bounced back to its original shape right after I lifted my head. As for the memory foam pillow, it took around 15-30 seconds to regain its shape after getting compressed for a night. 

latex has many holes for ventilation

Cooling and breathable ventilation

As background context, memory foam is made of 100% synthetic material, while latex foam has a natural open cell structure with thousands of tiny air bubbles. Therefore, latex has excellent airflow channels and can regulate body temperature better than its alternatives.

Besides having the luxurious Tencel fabric that helps in creating an extra cooling pillow, the Superior Coolmax® Latex Pillow is also infused with Coolmax cooling gel. I got my fiancé to comment on this cooling sleep experience because he is a hot sleeper. After trying one week, he prefers this new latex pillow as this pillow is more cooling than the shredded memory foam pillow that I gave him to try previously. Of course, this means that this latex pillow is now in his possession (he always choose the most breathable pillow)... Nevermind, I have 4 more pillows.

Natural hypoallergenic properties without allergens

For those who are suffering from sensitive skin or allergies, a latex pillow is an ideal and hygienic choice for you! I fell in love with latex the moment I learned that this material has natural hypoallergenic properties: anti-dust mite, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-microbial. That says, people with latex allergy could consider synthetic latex instead of the all-natural latex pillow.

latex pillow is a saviour for people suffering from sensitive skin

Long-lasting and durable

Unlike traditional pillows, latex pillows don't require periodic maintenance as they are known for their durability. Because of latex's hypoallergenic properties, a well-maintained latex pillow can last about 5-10 years (traditional pillows are to be replaced after 1-2 years. I never follow this rule hence I'm having backache.) while holding its shape and preserving its overall appearance, softness and high-quality features.

What else should I consider before buying a latex pillow?

Price

The Origin Superior Coolmax® Latex Pillow is available at a discounted price of $129 (UP $159). The reason why latex pillow is pricier is because of its good quality organic and bio-degradable material. Personally, I think this pillow is a worthy investment because we typically spend 6-8 hours per day in bed. Not to say that it is also relatively cheaper than an ergonomic pillow.

Latex pillow care

I have this habit of basking my pillow under the sun to kill germs. Luckily I googled before doing so because I found out that latex pillows can be a little tricky to care for:
  • Use spot cleaning instead of machine wash to protect the shape.
  • Prevent long hours of direct sun exposure that hardens and breaks down latex material.

Why should I get Origin Superior Coolmax® Latex Pillow?

2-year warranty with a 7-day free return policy

If you are still worried if the Superior Coolmax® Latex Pillow is for you, you can opt for the 7-night trial! Within the 7 days of trial, you could self-return the pillow to its warehouse and request for a refund. 100% money-back guarantee. Origin Mattress also offers an impressive 2 years warranty that covers manufacturer defects!

Get yourself a Origin Superior Coolmax® Latex Pillow

What’s inside your pillow matters!

We spend 1/3 of our time in bed for 365 days yearly, so finding the right pillow is a big decision like choosing your husband/wife. You need to consider the pillow filling according to your personal preference, favourite sleeping position, body size and amount of support needed. Of course, for the best buck spend, the lifespan of a pillow is also important. Looking for more options? You can read this article: The Best 8 Pillows in Singapore.

For more information about Origin Mattress

Other than pillows, you can also add-on or check out other bedding products that Origin Mattress has to offer, such as mattresses, mattress toppers, bed frames... You can even walk-in the showroom at Kallang Pudding Road. 
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