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Dormeo Octasmart pillow is for side and back sleepers. Loft, firmness level and all other features are obviously adapted to the two most popular sleep positions. We believe that most combination sleepers will also find it comfortable, but that also depends on personal preferences, as well as the body frame.
Allergy sufferers are another group of customers who will benefit from this pillow. It is 100% hypoallergenic and easy to maintain, so it will certainly not be the culprit of allergic reactions.
Since it is a combination of memory foam and polyester, it cannot be ideal for hot sleepers. Nevertheless, hot sleepers who want a memory foam pillow should definitely consider this one because it is way more breathable than many other memory foam pillows, and we will talk about this in more detail in the following paragraphs.
The core is the most important part of any pillow, so we'll start with Octasprings. Then we will analyse the outer cover before moving on to the performance cover that is closest to you. Finally, we will talk about the maintenance and certificates that this pillow carries.
Dormeo is one of the most famous sleep companies not only in the UK but in the whole of Europe. Product quality and many innovations put them at the very top of the industry. In order to justify their reputation, they tried to use memory foam in a different way and thus overcome some of the basic problems of traditional memory foam. We can say that they succeeded.
Memory foam retains heat and is not breathable, which is the main reason why a certain number of customers do not want to buy a memory foam product. So Dormeo has created memory foam springs and thus improved breathability and cooling. That's not all. Such construction brings even better bounce. There are a total of 24 individual Octasprings in the pillow providing equal support on the whole surface.
Most memory foam pillows do not have additional layers over the foam core, but only the outer cover. The Dormeo Octasmart pillow features an additional outer layer made of Wellsleep fibres.
These fibres are light and soft like down, so they represent a certain type of down alternative.
This layer was added to make the pillow even more comfortable and soft. Well sleep fibers are known as soft and airy fibres, which has a positive effect on breathability. Wear and tear on Octasprings is reduced because of polyester fibres that act as a shield.
For those customers who like to use a pillowcase made of cotton, bamboo or some other natural material, the outer cover is not so important.
However, you can use the Smart performance cover without a pillowcase because it is very comfy. It is soft and pleasant even for sensitive skin. The cover is very durable and you don't have to worry about visible damage. Hundreds of fresh air pockets keep you cool during the night because they enable uninterrupted air circulation letting hot air escape.
Dormeo Octasmart pillow is hypoallergenic. You won't find dust mites and other allergens in it because polyester and memory foam are not a suitable environment for them. However, you have to maintain it regularly because the accumulation of dirt such as dead skin cells and body oils is inevitable.
Fortunately, maintenance is very simple. All you have to do is remove the cover and wash it in the washing machine. We recommend that you wash the cover at 40 degrees C and either air dry it or use the low heat setting in a tumble dryer.
In a separate part of our review, learn more about whether this pillow is eco-friendly and sustainable, but now we want to focus on something else. Octasmart pillow carries the OEKO-TEX certificate, which is one of the most valued certificates in the textile industry. This implies that the product is free of harmful chemicals and any other substances that are dangerous for the health of people, animals or our environment. When buying any product, especially sleep-related, always check whether it is made in accordance with all laws and regulations, as well as whether it carries one of the known certificates.
Dormeo Octasmart pillow is a medium firm pillow, on a firmness scale of 1 to 10, somewhere between 5 and 6. That's why it is a favorite choice of side and back sleepers, while stomach sleepers usually look for another model that is firmer and has a lower loft.
The heart and soul of this pillow consists of 24 special memory foam springs called Octasprings and are part of the Octaspring Aerospace technology developed by Dormeo. Support is not compromised compared to a single block of memory foam, some customers even consider it improved.
What has certainly been improved are breathability and bounce. Octasprings make it one of the best memory foam pillows for hot sleepers.
Memory foam springs are wrapped in Wellsleep fibers cover, which makes the pillow softer and breathable. The entire pillow is encased in a removable and washable polyester cover.
Dormeo Octa smart pillow is hypoallergenic and OEKO-TEX certified.
We cannot promise front sleepers a great night's sleep if they buy this pillow. Its characteristics are not suitable for what people who sleep on their stomachs generally need. This does not mean that some stomach sleepers will not enjoy this pillow, but in general they should look for other ones. It is not possible to solve problems with unsuitable pillow as you can add a topper to the mattress.
Let's take a look at an alternative, just in case Dormeo isn't what you're looking for.
Emma Original pillow is a great option for people who are looking for an adjustable loft pillow.
The three-layer construction of the pillow allows each person to adjust the height to find their perfect sleeping position. The layer of visco-elastic memory foam moulds to the head and provides pressure relief for those with neck pain, while the ZeroGravity foam gives a cloud-like feeling.
The hypoallergenic removable elastane cover is moisture-wicking and breathable, making it a good option for hot sleepers, and if you're all about animal rights and protection, you'll be pleased to know this pillow is vegan-friendly.
Breathability is what makes this product better than some other similar ones. There is no doubt that the Octasmart pillow by Dormeo is an overall high-quality product with many great features. But you can find at least a few more comfortable and supportive memory foam pillows on the UK sleep market. However, you can't find many, if any, that are as breathable as this one. This was exactly the company's goal when they developed the Octaspring technology.
Our testing process is straightforward. We take into account the average customer ratings, product materials, and of course – how the product actually performs. And the latter, we figure out in the following way.
When you decide to buy a memory foam pillow, you cannot expect that it will be eco-friendly or sustainable. Also, most memory foam pillows have polyester covers, and this is also the case with this model. Although we do not know what exactly they did to leave 50% less environmental footprint, we believe that it is true because it is a respectable company. That's why we can rank the Octasmart pillow a little higher on the sustainability scale.
After testing this product, our impression is very positive. It fulfilled the expectations we had before it was delivered to us, and that primarily refers to breathability. Hot sleepers from our test team felt a noticeable difference between the Dormeo Octasmart pillow and many other traditional foam pillows that they have tested over the years.
We had no major complaints about any other feature. The pillow offers almost exactly what you need and expect from it. It is comfortable, supportive and pressure relieving. The cover is generally breathable and comfortable, although don't expect softness like when the cover is made of cotton or some other natural material. All in all, our final rating is 8.5.
In case we've missed any key information, we're going to go through some FAQs regarding the Dormeo Octasmart pillow. And if you have any other questions we haven't covered, leave them in the comments!
You can wash the cover in the washing machine at 40 degrees C but not the whole pillow.
Dormeo Octasmart pillow is medium firm providing best night’s sleep for side sleepers.
Octasmart pillow is no different than other memory foam products, so it has off-gassing issues at the beginning.