Getting Your Best Sleep Ever is Not as Expensive as You Think!

Sleepcare Gourdos Pillow Buffet Best Sleep Ever

I freely admit it, I LOVE TO SLEEP!

Not that I get enough hours, but that doesn’t stop me from trying to get the best sleep environment ever. And you know what the secret is? It’s not about buying the most expensive mattress.

You can get by with an okay mattress, but what will make or break your sleep are 3 things:

  • a good mattress topper – this can make an okay mattress feel awesome!
  • good quality bed linens – choose a smooth, cool textile that is 300 thread count or higher
  • the RIGHT PILLOW! – more on that below!

These are the things to spend your money on – get the best you can afford. 


I was recently invited to Gourdo’s Sleepcare Pillow Buffet in their Megamall branch. When we hear about Gourdo’s, we always think that they only sell kitchen and dining room products. But they have actually had a bed and bath section since 2005!

Sleepcare Gourdos Pillow Buffet

What is the Sleepcare Pillow Buffet? Sleepcare offers many options for your pillows, and they have samples of each of them for you to try! Go ahead, lie on the beds and try the pillows. They are confident that this will help you find the most comfortable pillow for you!

For me, one pillow is just too flat, so I either get a firmer, fluffier pillow or pile 2 pillows…

Sleepcare Gourdos Pillow Buffet 2


Of course, I also checked out the prices! The fluffy Anti-Dust Mite, Anti-Bacterial Pillow is only P625.00 for a Queen size. That’s a steal. Generic pillows already cost around P400, but are they Anti-Dust Mite and Anti-Bacterial? Imagine, you’ll be using that pillow for at least 2-3 years, what’s a P200 difference over 2-3 years for a better product?

This is how I think about buying pillows – I will be using the pillows every night for about 8 hours, 364 times a year, over several years — even a P1,000 price difference will not really matter once you think about it this way. Paying for the best pillow for your needs will only hurt you once financially, but a bad pillow used for 3 years will hurt you every night for 3 years. There’s nothing like spending every night for 3 years unhappy with your pillow and wishing that you’d just spent the extra P200 3 years ago. That’s like suffering for 3 years of your life just to save a mere P200.


Industry expert Quentin Chan flew in from Hong Kong to tell us all about the Sleepcare pillows on hand.

Sleepcare Gourdos Quentin Chan Pillows

I will just list the main points for each pillow, with their corresponding sizes and prices:

Anti-Dust Mite, Anti-Bacterial Pillow

Anti-Dust Mite, Anti-Bacterial Pillow

  • Best for those with asthma
  • Specially treated to kill dust mites and bacteria that can cause respiratory problems and skin allergies
  • The treatment used is safe – certified by OEKO-TEX to be safe, even for babies
Price Available Sizes:
P 800.00 20×36 King
P 625.00 20×30 Queen
P 450.00 15×20 Kids

Thread Count: 200 TC
Fabric: Blended Cotton (Cotton + Polyester)
Filling: Polyester Fiber (800 g/28 oz)

Care Instructions:
• Machine wash with hot water.
• No need for bleach or harsh chemicals.
• Use regular detergent.
• Tumble dry medium.
• Do not iron.

Memory Comfort Pillow

Memory Comfort Pillow

  • Can be easily molded to provide comfort when you need it and adjust your head’s
    weight as well as temperature, assuring a perfect fit
  • Provides an ideal neck support while contour shape is meant to be therapeutic, as it offers the ideal alignment for your spine and neck
  • Memory Comfort Pillow reduces sleep apnea and snoring which provide a good night’s sleep
  • Has a high side and a low side so you can use whichever height suits you best
Price Size:
P 995.00 23 x 14”

Fabric: 80% Cotton, 20% Polyester, Knitted Fabric
Filling: Memory Foam

Care Instructions:
• Do not wash the memory foam.
• Gently twist the pillow if wet.
• Dry the pillow in a well ventilated area.

Aromatherapy Pillow

Aromatherapy Pillow

  • Gives you the same anti-microbial and hypo-allergenic protection with the added benefits of aromatherapy
  • The foam is structured to mimic latex (latex is too expensive) – I really liked this one  It provides adequate support without being too firm.
  • Comfortable and Ergonomic shape
  • Smell lasts from 9 months to one year
Price Size:
P 1,400.00 18 x 26”

Thread Count: 200 TC
Fabric: 100% Cotton
Filling: Polyurethane foam
Available Scents: Lavender • Rose • Jasmine
Available Soon: Plumeria • White Ginger

Care Instructions:
• Hand wash Pillow in cold water and mild detergent.
• Use a dry towel, press it into all parts of the pillow to absorb excess water.
• Place the Pillow in a sunny or shaded place to dry.
• Do not dry clean.
• Anti-mite & Anti-bacterial effects last for 3 years. During this time, frequent washing is
not required

Hotel Atelier Pillow

Hotel Atelier Pillow

  • Get this if you want to get the “hotel-feel” at home
  • Hypo-allergenic
  • Provides year round luxury and durability
  • Alleviate any pressure points
  • Made to the highest quality 5 and 6 Star Hotel standard
Price Size:
P 1,400.00 20 x 30”

Thread Count: 200 TC
Fabric: 100% Combed Cotton, with the silver grey cord around the pillow
Filling: Polyester Microfiber

Care Instructions:
• Machine washable, approx. 30 degrees
• Use mild liquid detergent
• Line dry
• Do not bleach
• Do not iron
• Do not dry clean

Hotel Pillow

Hotel Pillow

  • Hypo-allergenic
  • Much higher fill count than generally available, and uses finer fibers, hence, not advisable to wash
  • Provides year round luxury and durability
  • Alleviate any pressure points
  • Made to the highest quality 5 and 6 Star Hotel standard
Price Size:
P 1,500.00 20 x 30”

Thread Count: 300 TC
Fabric: 100% Pure Cotton
Filling: Polyester Microfiber

Care Instructions:
• Wash approximately 30 degrees, using mild liquid detergent only.
• Do not bleach.
• Do not iron.
• Do not tumble dry.

Memory Gel Pillow

Memory Gel Pillow

Gel infused memory foam pillow provides maximum pressure point relief that promotes
improved airflow and reduces heat for better quality sleep.

  • Ergonomic contour offers superior head and neck support.
  • Memory foam maximizes pressure distribution evenly.
  • Completely non-toxic and hypo-allergenic.
  • Cool Gel layer to reduce thermal contact for optimum sleeping comfort.
  • Hygienic and durable bamboo fiber washable cover.
Price Size:
P 1,995.00 23 x 14”

Fabric: 40% Bamboo Fiber, 60% Polyester, Knitted Fabric
Filling: Memory Foam

Care Instructions:
• Do not wash the memory foam.
• Pillow cover is washable.
• Gently twist the pillow if wet.
• Dry the pillow in a well ventilated area

Professional Pillow

Professional Pillow

With Adjusters:
Professional Pillow with adjusters

This is the pillow that can be customized to fit your needs. The Dr. Pillow (see below) is the machine used to determine which pillow thicknesses and other customizations fit you.

  • Research conducted by the University of South Australia, Centre for Allied Health
    Research, School of Physiotherapy, confirms that the Professional Pillow provides the
    right support for the head and neck.
  • It has two sides at different neck lengths, you may choose the side that nestles perfectly against the neck and shoulder area.
Available Size:
3” Thickness
3.5” Thickness
4” Thickness
Price 4.5” Thickness
P 3,500.00 5” Thickness

Dr. Pillow

This is the machine that measures your body to determine the best pillow for you. You just sit down on the chair, and the machine will do the rest.

Dr. Pillow Selector

Find your perfect pillow measurement for the right pillow!


Some pillows are washable, some are not recommended to be washed. Please read the instructions above.

Pillows that are not recommended for washing need to be properly protected with a good pillow protector and a pillow case. They also need to be aired out in the sun once in a while.

Pillows are ideally replaced every 2-3 years, or once they no longer feel the same, or are not as fluffy anymore, etc…

Hope this helps you find your best pillow!

The Sleepcare Pillow Buffet is available at: Sleepcare Stores in Alabang Town Center and Glorietta; Gourdo’s in Uptown Mall, The Fort, Megamall, Trinoma, Greenbelt, Gateway Mall, Robinson’s Magnolia, and The Promenade; and Living Well at The Podium, and SM Mall of Asia and SM Aura.

For more information, you may log on to or call the Gourdo’s 24-hour hotline at (02) 8123022.

Gourdo’s Megamall
4/F Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall

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