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The only pillow that is comfortable, ergonomic and allows you to choose your comfort level. Meet Wopilo, your new sleeping partner!
The only pillow that is comfortable, ergonomic and allows you to choose your comfort level. Meet Wopilo, your new sleeping partner!
The only pillow that is comfortable, ergonomic and allows you to choose your comfort level. Meet Wopilo, your new sleeping partner!
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There are two types of pillows out there, you’ve probably met them both. Your classic pillows - sometimes they’re comfortable, sometimes they aren’t and they get harder over time and do not support your neck properly. And also your memory foam pillows, they’re not very comfortable and retain heat, causing unbearbly hot sleeping conditions.

Wopilo will revolutionize your nights by offering the comfort of a traditional pillow, the neck support of an ergonomic one while letting you choose your desired comfort level, firm or fluffy!

 

 

A SIMPLE CONCEPT

With a unique design that combines the best of a comfortable pillow and memory foam, Wopilo was developed with the help of an osteopathic expert, specialized in pain.

 

A SUPER COMFORTABLE, LATEST GENERATION MICROFIBERS PILLOW

Just 0.8 decitex in diameter (the thinnest on the market), our microfibers provide the same feeling and comfort as down feathers (without allergies and the savage process of feather removal). Soft, enveloping material, it’s the highest quality synthetic packing on the market. We also preferred the down microfiber for its versatility, strength and easy maintenance.

LATEST GENERATION MEMORY FOAM CORE

Wopilo’s core is made of the best memory foam currently available on the market. Certified Oekotex foam with a density of 40kg / m3 and firmness of 2.0Pa / kg will relax tense muscles and perfectly supports your neck.

The Wopilo core is not thermo-sensitive, unlike traditional polyurethane foams that tend to be firmer when the room is cooler and softer when the room is warm.

Our memory foam maintains the same level of firmness, no matter what temperature the room is. Your neck will be sure to thank us! Even better, it won’t retain body heat and prevents sweating. Another added bonus is that it has a longer lifetime than conventional foams. 

 

 

CHOOSE YOUR COMFORT WITH ITS TWO DIFFERENT POCKETS

You can choose your side, firm or fluffy! Wopilo adapts to the sensitivity of your neck, it has one pocket with 200 grams of microfibers and another with 450 grams so that you can choose:

  • a softer comfort if you sleep on the thickest pocket
  • a firmer comfort if you sleep on the thinnest pocket

ALL YOU COULD EVER WANT FROM A PILLOW... AND MORE

 

WOPILO IS AFFORDABLE

 

If you don’t have a rectangular pillowcase (classic size 50 x 70 cm => 20 x 26 inch.), add 20€ to receive the perfect pillowcase for your Wopilo (100% cotton percale, 80 threads/cm², high-end made in France).

 

 

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Follow us on social networks and if you know someone who loves to sleep, tell them about Wopilo!

Wopilo was developed with the help of an osteopathic specialist, keenly aware of how important a pillow is for back and neck health, as well as for sleep quality. From a medical point of view, your pillow needs to fulfill two roles while you sleep.

The first is to provide proper neck support when you are lying down to prevent the development of neck problems including cervicalgia, cervical lordosis, curvature inversion or even scoliosis. This also helps reduce symptoms (which can be very painful and therefore prevent you from sleeping) of many neck and back disorders such as cervical sprain, torticolis, herniated discs and cervical spondylosis.

The second role is to allow the sleeper to be comfortable in a position that is sufficiently relaxing so that they produce serotonin, the well-being hormone that will trigger the release of melatonin, the sleeping hormone…

By design, Wopilo fulfills both roles perfectly. As icing on the cake, Wopilo encourages sleepers to position themselves either on their side or on their back, the two most restorative positions you can sleep in.

A suitable pillow should allow for proper vertebrae alignment and release pressure points on your neck. The majority of the American population is aware that having a good pillow is vital (more than 60% of the population).

USING WOPILO

Wopilo adapts to your personal desired comfort level. To ensure you are properly using Wopilo and to benefit from optimal neck support from the memory foam core, the Wopilo tag should always be located at the top of your pillow and the core under your neck. 


 

Wopilo is the story of Antoine, 32 a fan of comfort, and Thomas, 32, a poor sleeper who was regularly afflicted with morning neck pain.

Thomas came up with a solution simply because he could not find the ideal pillow. He found himself constantly folding traditional pillows, which resulted in a sore neck, and he simply could not sleep on the ergonomic ones. With the help of an osteopathic disorders specialist, he worked for months on the design and selection of materials. This is how Wopilo was born.

After a painful apartment move, Thomas gave his friend Antoine a prototype. Antoine went on vacation in August 2016 and took the pillow with him as his new night companion. He also had it tested by his family, friends and bedding professionals. Everyone was unanimous that Wopilo was a great product.

Antoine decided to leave his marketing job at a snack food company to dedicate himself, with Thomas, to launching Wopilo.

“Pillows are associated with comfort, yet paradoxically, they are the reason behind so many different aches and pains, especially for the neck. We developed Wopilo because we personally needed a solution to sleep better and we ended up developing an innovative pillow that will improve the nights of thousands of people”.

TIMELINE

 

A SPECIAL MESSAGE TO YOU BACKERS

Since the beginning of this project, we thought that Wopilo might be a perfect match for Kickstarter and of course, for you backers. We’ve designed every detail, including the packaging, with you in mind.

Thank you so much for your support!

Antoine & Thomas - Wopilo, sleep in progress!

Il existe deux grandes familles d’oreillers sur lesquelles vous avez probablement déjà dormi. D’un côté les oreillers classiques, carrés ou rectangulaires. Certains sont confortables, d’autres moins ayant tendance à se tasser avec le temps. Ils ne soutiennent pas ou peu les cervicales et sont responsables des douleurs au cou. D’autre part les oreillers ergonomiques, dans des matières élastiques comme le latex ou les mousses à mémoire de forme. Il leur est souvent reproché d’être durs et de manquer de confort. Composés de matières peu respirantes, ils tiennent chaud.

Wopilo va révolutionner vos nuits. Il offre le confort d’un oreiller traditionnel moelleux, le soutien cervical d’un oreiller ergonomique tout en vous laissant le choix d’un confort ferme ou extra-moelleux. 

         

 

Avec son design unique qui combine le meilleur de l’oreiller traditionnel et de la mousse à mémoire de forme. Wopilo a été développé avec l’aide d’un médecin ostéopathe.

 

UN OREILLER SUPER CONFORTABLE EN MICROFIBRES DERNIÈRE GÉNÉRATION

Avec juste 0.8 decitex de diamètres (les plus fines du marché), les microfibres de Wopilo reproduisent l’effet enveloppant du duvet (sans les allergies et l’arrachage des plumes parfois sauvage). Douillet, enveloppant et gonflant, c’est le garnissage synthétique le plus qualitatif du marché. Nous avons également préféré la microfibre au duvet pour sa polyvalence, sa résistance et son entretien.

UN CŒUR EN MOUSSE A MÉMOIRE DE FORME DERNIÈRE GÉNÉRATION

Pour le cœur de Wopilo, nous avons sélectionné la meilleure des mousses à mémoire de forme. Certifiée Oekotex, cette mousse, d’une densité de 40kg/m3 et d’une dureté de 2.0Pa/kg, va relâcher vos tensions et soutenir parfaitement votre cou.

Le cœur de Wopilo est non thermosensible contrairement aux mousses polyuréthane traditionnelles. En général, les mousses sont plus dures quand la pièce est froide et plus molle quand la pièce est chaude.

La mousse à mémoire de forme Wopilo gardera la même fermeté peu importe la chaleur de la pièce, pour le bonheur de vos cervicales ! De plus, elle ne conservera pas la chaleur du corps et évitera don de vous faire transpirer. Enfin, elle dispose d’une durée de vie supérieure aux mousses classiques. 

 

DEUX CONFORTS DIFFERENTS DANS UN WOPILO

Choisissez votre confort, ferme ou moelleux. Wopilo s’adapte à la sensibilité de votre cou. Il est composé d’une poche de 200 grammes et d’une autre de 450 grammes de microfibres et vous proposera :

  • un confort plus moelleux si vous dormez sur la poche la plus épaisse
  • un confort plus ferme si vous dormez sur la poche plus fine.

TOUT CE QU'UN OREILLER DOIT APPORTER... ET PLUS ENCORE

 WOPILO EST ABORDABLE

 

Si vous n’avez pas de taie d’oreiller rectangulaire (format standard 50 x 70 cm), merci d’ajouter 20€ à votre contribution pour recevoir la taie idéale pour votre Wopilo (percale 100% coton, 80 fils/cm², confection française).

 

SHARE WOPILO

 

                                  

 

Partagez-nous sur les réseaux sociaux et si vous connaissez quelqu’un qui aime dormir, parlez-lui de Wopilo !

Wopilo a été développé avec un médecin ostéopathe, conscient de l’importance majeure de l’oreiller autant pour le dos et les cervicales que pour la qualité du sommeil. D’un point de vue médical, l’oreiller doit tenir deux rôles principaux pendant la nuit.

Le premier est de soutenir la courbure cervicale lorsque nous sommes allongés; ce qui empêche le développement de maux cervicaux allant de la simple cervicalgie à la lordose cervicale, l’inversion de courbure ou même la scoliose. Cela permet également de réduire les symptômes (pouvant être très douloureux et pouvant empêcher de dormir) de nombreux troubles cervicaux et dorsaux comme l’entorse cervicale, le torticolis, la hernie discale, l’arthrose cervicale ou encore des douleurs post AVP (accident voix publique).

Le deuxième est de permettre au dormeur de s’installer dans une position suffisamment relaxante pour qu’il sécrète la sérotonine, hormone du bien–être qui déclenchera la sécrétion de mélatonine, hormone du sommeil…

Par son design, Wopilo tient parfaitement ces deux rôles. Cerise sur le gâteau, il « oblige » le dormeur à se positionner sur le côté ou sur le dos, positions de sommeil les plus réparatrices.

La majorité des français en est consciente puisque disposer d’un bon oreiller est important pour plus de 60% d'entre eux.

BIEN DORMIR SUR WOPILO

Wopilo est un oreiller qui s’adaptable au confort de chacun. Pour être sûr de bien l’utiliser et bénéficier du soutien cervical de son cœur en mousse à mémoire de forme, il suffit de se repérer grâce à la griffe Wopilo qui doit toujours se situer en haut de votre oreiller. Son coeur doit être placé sous votre cou.

 

Wopilo, c’est l’histoire d’Antoine, 32 ans, fan de confort et de Thomas, 32 ans aussi, mauvais dormeur et régulièrement sujet aux douleurs matinales.

C’est parce que Thomas n’avait pas trouvé son oreiller idéal qu’il a cherché la solution. Il pliait sans arrêt les oreillers traditionnels qui lui donnaient mal au cou. Et il ne pouvait tout simplement pas dormir sur les oreillers ergonomiques. Avec l’aide d’un spécialiste des troubles ostéopathiques, il a travaillé pendant des mois sur le design et la sélection de matières. C’est ainsi qu’est né Wopilo.

Suite à un déménagement douloureux avec son ami Antoine, Thomas lui confie un prototype abouti. Antoine part en vacances en août 2016, Wopilo sous le bras. Il le fait tester à sa famille, ses amis et à des professionnels de la literie. Wopilo fait l’unanimité.

Antoine décide de quitter son travail en marketing dans les biscuits pour se consacrer, avec Thomas, au lancement de Wopilo.

« L’oreiller est assimilé au confort alors que paradoxalement, il est à la base de nombreuses douleurs, notamment au niveau des cervicales. C’est parce que nous aussi nous avions besoin de mieux dormir que nous avons développé Wopilo, un oreiller innovant qui va améliorer le sommeil de milliers de dormeurs. »

TIMELINE

UN MESSAGE SPECIAL A NOS CONTRIBUTEURS

Depuis le début de notre aventure, nous avons toujours pensé que Wopilo était parfaitement adapté à un lancement sur Kickstarter et bien sûr à vous. Nous avons désigné chaque détail de notre oreiller fétiche avec un seul et unique objectif : vous faire mieux dormir.

Merci infiniment pour votre soutien.

Antoine & Thomas – Wopilo, sleep in progress!

Risks and challenges

For several months, we’ve been working on all aspects that will allow us to offer you an innovative and high-quality pillow. We’ve taken the utmost care in sourcing all Wopilo material, as well as our logistics partners in order to provide you with an amazing pillow delivered in a reasonable time frame, at an affordable price.

In the true spirit of a Kickstarter campaign, Wopilo has never before been produced, except for our 50 prototypes used for our video, tests and provided to journalists. Our post-campaign plan is as follows:
we’ll order all Wopilo material as soon as the campaign ends in the beginning of July. August is traditionally a holiday month here in France so Wopilo production will begin in early September. We should be able to send you your Wopilos in October 2017.

We’ve selected our partner workshops with great care and are completely satisfied with the quality of Wopilo. We’ve anticipated product and delivery challenges with one goal in mind: to offer our backers the best product within the deadline we’ve committed to.

Despite all of our careful planning and relatively flexible timeline, there is always the slight possibility that setbacks might occur. In that event, we’ll of course keep you updated in the most transparent and timely manner possible.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us, day or night, at hello@wopilo.com. We look forward to knowing that you’re sleeping on Wopilo!

Antoine and Thomas

----- En français -----

Depuis plusieurs mois, nous travaillons sur tous les aspects nous permettant de vous proposer un oreiller innovant de qualité. Nous avons sourcé l’ensemble des composants de Wopilo, ainsi que nos partenaires logistiques afin de pouvoir vous proposer un oreiller livré dans des délais raisonnables à un tarif abordable.

Wopilo n’a jamais été produit auparavant (exception faite des 50 prototypes utilisés lors des shootings et offerts aux journalistes). Nous commanderons les composants de Wopilo à la fin de la campagne au début du mois de juillet. Le mois d’août étant traditionnellement un mois de vacances en France, la confection des Wopilos débutera au début du mois de septembre. Ainsi, nous devrions être en mesure de vous livrer vos Wopilos à partir du mois d’octobre 2017.

Nous avons sélectionné nos ateliers partenaires avec énormément de soin et sommes parfaitement satisfaits de la qualité de Wopilo. Nous avons anticipé les challenges de production et de livraison avec un seul but : offrir à nos contributeurs le meilleur produit dans les délais auxquels nous nous sommes engagés.

Cependant, bien qu’ayant pris quelques semaines de marge, il est toujours possible qu’un contretemps intervienne. Si tel est le cas, nous vous tiendrons informés en toute transparence et ce, dès que possible.

N’hésitez pas à nous contacter jour ou nuit à hello@wopilo.com. Nous avons hâte de vous savoir dormir sur Wopilo !

Antoine et Thomas

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