I don’t know if it’s the stress of being on my computer all day, or just getting older, but a good night’s sleep has been quite elusive for me for a good several months. I would often toss and turn, and wake up several times with pain in my neck and my back. My husband and I decided it was probably time to change our mattress.
Our old one was actually from a well-known brand here in Singapore, but it was your standard pocket coil mattress (super thick though, at 18 inches high), and it was over 8 years old. I researched the latest technology and compared features from well over a dozen suppliers before I ordered a mattress from Sigmund Home.
It’s a hybrid mattress, which combines natural latex with German-patented pocket springs that prevent motion transfer. This actually meant my husband doesn’t get woken up by my tossing and turning. We had only been using it for a week and we already felt a huge difference in our sleep quality! The mattress also has cooling gel memory foam on top which is really important for Singapore weather – although we did purchase an additional memory foam mattress topper because I wanted it to be thicker, like our old mattress. Two months on, and I haven’t had any back aches at night anymore. It’s like sleeping on a cloud, every night.
Which is why I was excited when the nice people at Sigmund Home asked me to try their Ergo Foam Tencel Pillow. The pillow promises superior neck support – which I desperately need, being a side sleeper. Visco-elastic cells allow the pillow to mould perfectly to your neck and shoulders – thus eliminating neck pain. I’ve been using it for 2 weeks now and I can safely say that it is as effective as their hybrid mattress.
The pillow is covered in a breathable tencel fabric made from the pulp of eucalyptus trees. (No, it’s not scented). But it is hypoallergenic (good for me, as I have asthma).
The angle of the pillow is great! You can opt to use the higher or lower end, depending on the way you sleep. The support is amazing – soft, and yet it cradles your head and neck so it’s always properly aligned to your spine. The memory foam is very dense – the pillow is quite heavy.
What I love the most is the fast delivery. I got my order barely 2 hours after I ordered it, and it came in a nice reusable carrier bag. Would I recommend it? Absolutely. If you suffer from back pain like I used to, having the right mattress and pillow really helps a lot. Say hello to better sleep!