Informative Pillow Facts + Uratex Philippines Giveaway (October 2015)

October 05, 2015
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I've noticed that my family members and myself are experiencing headaches, nape, upper and lower back pains upon waking up in the morning as if that we haven't slept. Then I've realized that maybe it's time for us to look for pillows that promote comfort. 

Isn't it nice to have the right kind of pillow to rest our bodies on. Using the right kind of pillow is not just relaxing but helps us avoid serious health problems. Pillows should not only provide comfort but support as well.

According to Miss Lisa Antis of www.sleepcouncil.org.uk, a good pillow should hold our head in the correct alignment, in the same relation to our shoulders and spine as if we are standing upright with the correct posture. Our head is heavy. It weighs 4.5-5.5 kilos (11-12 lbs). Our neck which supports the head is composed of seven of the 33 vertebrae that are responsible for protecting the nerves of the body. The persistent headache, neck pain, or stiff neck may be due to poor pillow support. 

Miss Lisa gives us tips on how to look for and maintain perfect pillows that promote the individual's good health, comfort, and support. Here they are:

1          Try out different types of pillows.

"As with shopping for a new bed, you should try out different types of pillows before making your final decision. If possible you should try out the pillow (or pillows) on a bed where you can lie down on your side. Ask someone to check if your neck and upper back are in a straight line. The pillows should be tucked well into the neck and shoulder to support the head fully."

2    Consider the number of pillows to use aside from your preferred sleeping position.

"Too many pillows will cause the spine to curve upwards and the skin to crease on the top of your neck. Too low or thin a pillow will make the spine curve downwards and cause a crease on the underside of the neck. It is a matter of personal choice whether you prefer to achieve the correct head and neck support with one or more pillows – but they should be able to retain their shape and give you constant support throughout the night. Remember, it’s fine to sleep on your back or sides but if possible avoid sleeping on your tummy, which puts a lot of strain on your neck as it is permanently twisted throughout the night."

3    Check out the pillow material.

"Pillows come filled with synthetic fibres, foams or down and feathers. The most popular are the polyester filled type – available in a variety of feels from very soft to very firm – and a broad range of prices. Better quality polyester pillows can be machine-washed. Branded fibres are often an assurance of quality. Down/feather pillows offer a luxurious give and excellent durability. Many also wash very well. The softness – and cost – will go up in proportion to the percentage of down it contains. Check on the type of feathers used: chicken feathers are straight and have to be artificially curled – a treatment which eventually wears off. They might also smell! The casing will be important too: the weave must be very fine to prevent feathers working their way through. Check labels carefully for quality assurance and beware: some people can have an allergic reaction to down or feathers. Foam and latex pillows tend to be firm with a definite bounce to them. They hold their shape very well and are considered hypo-allergenic.  Specially moulded neckcare pillows are usually made from foam or latex – and are often intended for use in conjunction with another, softer pillow. The price range is again broad. Also available are lumbar support pillows to prop you up comfortably in bed. Pillow dimensions can vary too – although the standard size is between 71-74 cm x 46-48 cm (28-29 in x 18-19 in). You may prefer the square, continental style pillow, 65 x 65 cm (26 in square)."

4    Protect your pillows.

"It is recommended that special barrier covers are also used by anyone with asthma or other breathing problems or eczema."

5     Replace your pillows regularly.

"Because pillows affect your sleeping posture and lie next to your skin and your nostrils, it is a good idea to invest in quality pillows and replace them at least every two or three years for a healthy sleeping environment. When they have lost their ‘loft’ (height) and become lumpy, discoloured or misshapen they are definitely ready for replacement. Remember, an old, unwashed pillow could also contain as much as 10% of its weight in skin scale mould dead and living dust mites and their allergen laden droppings!"

Source: http://www.sleepcouncil.org.uk/2011/05/a-fact-sheet-on-pillows/
Lisa Artis, May 16, 2011 


I've made the right decision to shop for pillows from one of Uratex Philippines Retail Showrooms because it has more pillow selections to choose from based on our needs and lifestyle. I love Uratex Mattresses because they are hypoallergenic and last longer. I bet that Uratex Pillows are the same. Let me show you its pillow collection before I tell you what I've chosen. The photos and information are adapted from www.uratex.com.ph.

Uratex Pillows has two categories and each category has further subcategories:

A     Classic Collection

HEAD
 
Permasoft Pillow
A medium firm pillow that has great comfort and support.
SRP- Php439.75


Contour Plus
A pillow with contour and convoluted feature that is designed for spine and neck support while giving you great comfort.
Size/SRP- 6 ½” x 16″ x 44″/Php449.75 


Gentle Pillow
A fluffy pillow that is ideal for those who prefer soft pillow.
SRP- Php219.75


Moulded Pillow
A resilient pillow that is ideal for those who prefer firm pillows.
SRP- Php599.75


Massage Pillow
A pillow that is designed for back support while giving you great comfort.
SRP- Php629.75


Neckease Pillow
A moulded and contour pillow perfect for neck support. 
SRP- Php599.75


Senso Aire Pillow
A pillow with convoluted memory foam on top for maximum comfort and support for your neck and spine.
SRP- Php699.75 


Snuggles Pillow
A pillow that contains soft core foam and convoluted foam wrap to ensure its huggability.
SRP- Php429.75



BODY

Yakap Pillow
Curl up with this Yakap Pillow and relax comfortably. This pillow is soft and long for a truly relaxing sleep.
Size/SRP- Big: Php749.75 and Small: Php449.75


Backease Pillow

A pillow for a more comfortable office environment or relief while driving your car.
Size/SRP- 3"x4"x16" (Standard: Php529.75 and Supreme: Php579.75)


Comfort Feel Massage Pillow
A pillow that is has a supportive foam perfect for massage.
SRP- Php799.75



SPECIALTY

Wedge Pillow Small/Medium/Large

small
 
medium
large

An elevated pillow ideal for those who want to sleep with their head higher.
SRP- Php1,299.75/Php1,399.75/Php1,899.75



B     Premium Collection

HEAD

Senso Memory Pillows

Senso Memory Traditional Pillows
Senso Memory® Pillows use memory foam which give a plush feel and contours with your body.
Size/ SRP- 5″ x 16″ x 26″/Php 1,449.75



Senso Memory Wedge
A triangle shaped pillow that is sloping, it can be used in an upright or downright position. Because it situates the body in a diagonal pose, it is often used to relieve symptoms such as acid reflux and GERD disease.
Size/ SRP-
1″ x 3″ x 9″ x 13″Php 549.75
2″ x 5″ x 15″ x 20″Php 1,099.75


Senso Memory Cervical Pillow


A pillow that has a curved design that accommodates the head, neck and shoulder contour especially for back and side sleepers. In effect, it relieves the neck, shoulder and head from pains and aches. It also eases the breathing airways, reducing snoring and sleep apnea symptoms.
Size/SRP- 4" x 13" x 22"/Php1,199.75


Senso Memory Neckease Pillow

This pillow fits your neck contour. Commonly known as a travel pillow, it is often used by travelers to keep the neck upright when sleeping in a sitting position.
Size/SRP- 3" x 11" x 11"/Php799.75


Senso Memory Bolster
Size/SRP- 8″ x 36″/Php 2,049.75


Therapoint Pillows

Latex Foam Pillows
Naturally crafted from the milk of the tropical rubber tree, Talalay latex pillows provide the perfect balance of comfort and support.
Class/Size/SRP

Standard Soft6 1/2 x 15.7 x 24inP 1,899.75
Standard Medium6 1/2 x 15.7 x 24inP 1,999.75
Standard Firm6 1/2 x 15.7 x 24inP 2,099.75
Queen Soft7 x 15.7 x 27.5inP 2,099.75
Queen Medium7 x 15.7 x 27.5inP 2,199.75
Queen Firm7 x 15.7 x 27.5inP 2,299.75
Queen Zone7 x 15.7 x 29inP 2,699.75


SPECIALTY

FiberSoft Pillows
FiberSoft Pillows are irresistibly soft and fluffy!
FiberSoft Pillows are made from the combination of hollow conjugated siliconized polyester fiber and hypersoft foam to provide dual comfort. These pillows are hypo-allergenic, have long-lasting plumpness and promote air permeability.
Size/SRP
KingP 999.75
EuroP 949.75
QueenP 899.75
StandardP 849.75
TravelP 349.75


Soft Escape Pillow

 A supersoft moulded pillow that soothes, comforts, and energizes your body while you sleep. Pillow cover is made with microfiber material that wicks moisture away from the body keeping you cool and dry and provides extra softness. Treated with sanitized which prevents and controls the growth of allergens long-lasting, safe and effective protection against bacteria, fungi, molds, dust mites, mildew and unpleasant odor. 
Size/SRP- Standard:PHP1,199.75 and Queen: Php1,499.75


Kensington Pillow
 A pillow that is made from supersoft foam that comforts and soothes your body. Its cover is made from high end material that keeps you cool and dry all night. It is treated with sanitized for that clean and fresh feeling because it prevents the growth of bacteria and allergens. It's available at Uratex Retail Showrooms only. 
Size/SRP- Standard-PHP1,199.75 and Queen Php1,499.75

  

Among the pillows that I've shown above, I preferred Permasoft Pillows because they are not too soft and not too hard, the size is just right, very sturdy, comfy, promote good head and neck support, and align the spine correctly. The hypoallergenic foam pillows are covered with zippered cool non-irritating cotton pillow cases that are easy to put on and take off, can be washed by hand or machine, and dry quickly. They are also affordable. 

These are the Uratex Permasoft Pillows including the comforter and throw pillow case that we've got from Uratex Retail Showroom in Quezon City.


All of us had a restful sleep on the first time that we used them. We didn't wake up feeling tired and in pain. Amazing!

Uratex Philippines is very generous and wants one of you, my readers, to experience the comforts that Permasoft Pillows give my family. Uratex Philippines will be giving away two (2) Permasoft Pillows worth Php879.50 to one (1) lucky AAPM reader this month.

All you have to do is to follow the steps below:


The giveaway is open to my readers residing in  Metro Manila/NCR and Greater Manila Area (Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal) only. You don't have to be my social media account followers to join. Giveaway period is from October 5 to 31, 2015 only. Winner will be chosen by random.org.


I'll announce the winner through a blog post on November 1, 2015 and he/she will be notified through email and/or Facebook message on the same day. Thanks!


Good luck and thanks for joining!


XOXO,

SJ
  

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53 comments

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  43. Congratulations, Mars CAROL CHAN, for winning two Permasoft Pillows from Uratex Philippines!

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  45. Hi, I would like to ask where in Quezon City po yong showroom ng Uratex na sinasabi nyo po?

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    1. Hi, Emelyn! Here's the address & other details:

      32 Miller St. SFDM Q.C.
      Tel: 371-0569
      Fax: (632) 374-5395

      Store Hour:
      Mon-Sat -> 8am-6pm
      Sun -> 10am-6pm

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