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Dormeo Octaspring Evolution Plus Memory Foam Pillow: Review

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Memory foam pillow sleep review

Having previously reviewed and been impressed by the comfort of the Dormeo Octaspring mattress, we were interested to discover there are now pillows available with the same ‘octaspring technology.’

Dormeo kindly offered us the chance to road test (or bed test, really!) a pillow, so we took up the challenge and off we set to put it through its paces…

What’s special about the Octaspring Evolution Plus pillow?

Dormeo Octaspring mattress review

An Octaspring foam spring

The Evolution Plus pillow   is one of four pillows in the Dormeo Octaspring range that utilise their specially designed ‘octaspring’ technology (the other pillows in the range are Octaspring Classic Evolution, Octaspring Memory Evolution and Octaspring Evolution).

This means that, unlike standard pillows, the pillow is made up of special ‘springs’ constructed from memory foam.

The pillow has 12 soft memory foam springs to cradle the head, plus another 12 firmer foam springs around the edges of the pillow. These are designed to tuck under your neck and help keep your spine correctly aligned as you sleep.

Our verdict on the Octaspring Evolution Plus pillow

Having never slept on any kind of memory foam pillow before, it did take quite a bit of getting used to.

Firstly, because it’s a lot firmer than a standard synthetic pillow and secondly as there was a bit of a difference moving from sleeping on two pillows to just one Octaspring one.

At first, I tried using it placed on top of a standard pillow to provide the pillow height I’m used to, but to be honest it really didn’t work. The combination of a firm memory firm pillow on top of a soft standard one created a funny balance and I ended up with a stiff neck.

Instead, even though it’s lower than I’m used to, and hence probably why it took so long to get used to it, the best way of using the Evolution Plus pillow seems to be on its own (or perhaps it might work with another identical pillow beneath it if you do want the height?).

With time it did become a comfortable alternative to a standard pillow. The foam helps your head gently mould into the pillow each night, but you’re not left with a ‘dent’ in the pillow afterwards and it seems to spring back into shape again after use.

One of the benefits of the foam ‘springs’ is that they’re designed to allow good ventilation, and this was very evident, as the pillow stayed cool throughout the night.

If you don’t get on with standard pillows, or suffer from back problems, then the pillow may be a good option to try, especially as it’s designed to help provide a comfortable and well-aligned sleeping position.

Overall, the Octaspring Evolution Plus is a well made, comfortable pillow, with a nice outer finish, and is definitely worth trying if you’re interested in memory foam to improve your sleep. Compared to other pillows, it’s an investment piece at £80, but it does come with a two year guarantee from Dormeo Octaspring.

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Dormeo Octaspring Mattress: Invest in sleep perfection

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
How to get a perfect night's sleep

Dormeo Octaspring mattress

How good is your mattress? We thought ours was reasonably okay and adequate, until we got the chance to sleep on one that infinitely improved our sleep and provided the perfect level of comfort and support – the Dormeo Octaspring mattress.

When Dormeo asked if we’d like to test their new Octaspring mattress, the idea of an excuse to do some serious sleeping sounded like the perfect opportunity!

Installing the Octaspring mattress

The mattress arrived a bit unexpectedly and we’d not had time to remove our old mattress, so the delivery men kindly informed me that it was really lightweight and easy to move, so we’d have no problem doing it ourselves. Quite frankly, they were fibbing (*** see note at end).

Our stairs are not straight, they’re twisty, and the mattress is by no means thin or bendy. Getting it up the stairs proved far trickier than expected, not to mention exhausting, and at several points we thought it had got stuck and we’d have to call for help with getting it any further.

But after a lot of huffing and puffing, we finally made it upstairs, got it onto the bed and collapsed straight onto it. It was when we came to move the old mattress down that we got our first insight into how different the Octaspring mattress really is.

The old mattress really was thin and floppy, proving no problem at all to manoeuveur back down the stairs. It was a complete contrast to the Octaspring, which was super sturdy and made up of layers of foam springs. Visually, there was no comparison between the two mattresses and the Octaspring was so much thicker and far, far more substantial than the old bog standard mattress.

As well as looking different and being specially made for the perfect sleep, the Octaspring proved to be so much more comfortable too. In fact, it’s a world of difference from our previous mattress.

I can’t begin to describe just how comfortable it is – it’s almost like you’re lying on a soft cloud that is fully supporting your body. It seems to mould itself around your body, giving you the exact amount of support you need, and you don’t get disturbed by someone else’s movement as they turn on the other side of the bed.

Octaspring mattress technology

Dormeo Octaspring mattress review

An Octaspring foam spring

Most mattresses are either made with metal springs (like our old one) or with memory foam. Springs help provide good ventilation, but can create uncomfortable pressure points. Memory foam on the other hand can be more comfortable, but lacks the ventilation, which can result in making you feel hot and uncomfortable.

In the case of the Octaspring mattress, designer Willy Poppe came up with the idea of creating the best of both worlds – blending together the two concepts to create a spring made out of memory foam. It’s a clever idea and from a sleep and comfort point of view, it really works.

Octaspring mattress range

There are five different mattresses in the Octaspring range.

They differ in the number of Octaspring layers they have (from one to three), in the number of Octaspring zones in the mattress (from three to seven) and in the depth of the mattress (from 18cm to 30cm), and are priced accordingly.

We’ve been sleeping on the Octaspring 8500, which is thickest at 30cm and has three layers of the Octaspring technology in seven zones.

Now we’ve tried the Octaspring, we’re fully converted and don’t ever want to go back to a flimsy, unsupported mattress again!

As we spend about one third of our lives sleeping, and lack of sleep is a contributing factor to various health problems, it makes sense to invest in something that will help provide the best night’s sleep possible. To find out more, visit www.octaspring.co.uk

Dormeo Octaspring offers customers a 60 night risk free home trial, so you can try the mattress and see if it improves your sleep, plus they come with a 20 year guarantee. They’re also currently giving away two free Evolution pillows (worth £160) for orders placed before the end of March.

***In normal circumstances Dormeo’s ‘white glove delivery service’ promises to deliver the mattress directly to the room of your choice (you shouldn’t have to drag it upstairs yourself like we did!). If requested, they’ll also set it up, remove the packaging and take away your old mattress – definitely a valuable service.

 
 
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