I received the Makura Health and Neck Support Pillow for a review and both my mother and I tested it out.

I have problems with back pain and neck pain. My TCM doctor told me that my neck pain is caused by tense, irritated muscles.

My mother has a snoring problem and every night she snores sooooooo loudly. She also suffers from neck pain. Our TCM doctor told her neck pain was due to poor posture during the day and bad ergonomics while she is at work.

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And, so we put the Makura Pillow to a test drive. I like to sleep on a down-filled pillow usually and so initially when I tried the Makura Health and Neck Support Pillow, I felt that it was too hard for me. I was not able to find a comfortable sleeping position. But after 3 days of use, the pillow did seem to provide more support for my neck and it kept my spine comfortably aligned. I felt refreshed and the lower back pain did seem to subside. The Makura Pillow seems to conform to the exact contours of my head and neck.

After 5 days of using the Makura pillow, I began to feel more energized. I was pretty surprised at the results of the good night's rest. So I let my mother have a go at it.

The first night my mother slept on the Makura Pillow, I did not hear any snoring coming from her room at all. Normally, her snoring is really very bad. When she woke up, she told me that she needed the Makura Pillow. The Makura pillow helped to keep her neck in a neutral position which reduces the stress of the neck during her sleep and gave her neck muscles a chance to recover. She felt that her neck pain was greatly reduced with just one night of using the Makura Pillow. It is known that when you support your cervical spine and neck, you tend to sleep better. Maybe that was why she felt that she had slept so well.

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The Makura Health and Neck Support Pillow is the latest wonder product by Active Hive, a lifestyle and wellness brand. Made in Japan, Active Hive’s Makura Health and Neck Support Pillow keeps the neck and spine aligned in the optimum angle, providing quality uninterrupted sleep, serving to enhance the body’s processes, and essentially prevent any serious health conditions that may occur in the long term.

Due to new-age conditions like “Text-Neck” or “Tech Neck”, many of us have adapted a posture that causes necks to be slouchy, and also affects the mid back. Long hours of staring at computer screens with the wrong posture can lead to serious problems. Especially with the current generation’s addiction to the use of devices such as iPads, tablets and smartphones, the condition is affecting not just the older generation, but younger ones as well. When prolonged, it could even lead to a hunched back condition. A pillow with the right support will help to alleviate the stress that we put on the neck. Most of the time, we are unaware of our sleeping positions and with the wrong pillow, an unnatural tension in the shoulders can lead to neck stiffness and morning headaches, a result of knots in the neck because of the incorrect sleeping posture over a long period. This is where the Makura Health and Neck Support Pillow comes in. By providing the right posture, frequent aches and headaches are reduced and prevented.

Benefits of the Makura Health and Neck Support Pillow: 

♥ Better air circulation and heat dissipation

The unique capsules inside of the pillow provide better air circulation while you are asleep, thus
providing more comfort and less heat retention, contributing to a better sleep experience.

♥ Pillow retains its height and does not change shape

 In order for optimum support, the pillow retains its height all throughout a good night’s sleep, and does not change, thus it is at the optimal shape throughout the whole night without compromising comfort.

♥ Adjustment of pillow height can be done by adding / removing the capsules - uninterrupted, deep quality sleep as neck is aligned in its optimum angle

Inside each pillow, there is a certain number of capsules provided. However, not everyone’s natural
phyqisue is the same, thus the amount of capsules inserted can be removed in order to suit your
most comfortable neck and head position.

♥  Uninterrupted, deep quality sleep as neck is aligned in its optimum angle

The pillow is shaped uniquely such that the neck and head are properly positioned. This leads to deep
quality sleep providing proper rest that is uninterrupted. In the case of uncomfortable pillows that
do not provide proper posture, one may tend to have trouble finding the right sleeping position and
have interrupted sleep, which leads to not feeling well-rested the following day.

♥ Hygienic and good for people with allergy

The pillow is 100% allergy-safe without any harm or risks to those with sensitive skin or dust allergies as the capsules are machine-washable, thus ensuring safe use for all. (Place pillow in washing net and place in wash machine to wash and spin dry, leave it to air or sun dry. DO NOT use a dryer.)

♥ Relieves or gets rid of neck and shoulder pain

By adapting to the right sleeping position every night, the neck and shoulder aches caused by poor
posture throughout the day becomes alleviated, and corrects posture problems. Without aches and
pains, those who have been suffering from poor posture are able to correct their posture even while
awake, leading to more comfort in everyday activities.

♥ Wake up more alert and well-rested

By having the right posture and achieving uninterrupted sleep, it directly benefits one’s energy
levels and attention. Over time, the energy that you gain from sleeping in an optimal position
enables you to achieve more in daily life.


I would highly recommend the Makura Pillow because it truly gave me a good night's rest. The benefits of a good night's sleep are much greater than many of us realize. After a good night's sleep, I feel better, my thoughts are clearer, the pain in my neck is reduced and I felt like I had more energy to attend to my son's needs.

The Makura Health and Neck SupportPillow retails at $188, available at Active Hive and online : http://activehive.com.sg/product-category/sleep-care/

Promotion: Purchase a Makura Health and Neck Support Pillow and receive a complimentary Minus Calories workout worth $103.

About Active Hive:

Active Hive is a lifestyle and wellness brand that offers innovative fitness and complementary wellness services to enhance the quality of your life with its high-tech workouts, wellness and lifestyle products and services. At Active Hive, they believe in the 7Rs – Responsible, Right Exercise, Right Nutrition, Right Balance, Right Concentration, Rest and Right Effort. At Active Hive, you can easily achieve your fitness goals and lead an active lifestyle, becoming strong and fit physically and emotionally. They believe that with Health, Fitness and Wellness, the route to true beauty and style can be realised marvelously to achieve a balance to the mind, body and soul!

Active Hive is located at    : 65 Ubi Road 1 #02-88 Oxley Bizhub Singapore 408729

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