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We reviewed 5 pillows so you know what to buy

Author imageThe Mattress Warehouse

Sleep is one of the most important aspects of our lives. We all know that. And so it is quite annoying to think that something as small as a pillow can have such a massive influence on how well you sleep, wouldn’t you agree? What’s more, with thousands of pillows for sale, it can be a nightmare finding the “one”…

That is why The Mattress Warehouse decided to review some of our best selling pillows (across the price spectrum). So that you can make an easy and informed choice next time you replace your pillow.

On that note, some of you might be wondering;

How often should you buy new pillows?

To avoid loss of support and the buildup of allergens, you should replace your pillows at least once every two years.

And of course, you are reading this because you asked yourself (or Google, in this case);

What is the best pillow to buy?

In short, something that helps you to wake up after a restorative night’s sleep, without back and neck pain.

The best pillow for you might not be the best pillow for the next-door neighbour. So it is important to take the following into consideration when looking at pillows for sale:

  • Loft – How thick is the pillow? When you lie down (regardless of your preferred sleeping position) your neck and spine should always be aligned. If your neck is at an angle to your spine, the pillow is not for you.
  • Comfort rating – How firm/soft is the pillow? This is mostly based on personal choice.
  • Material/Technology – Are you looking for a good ol’ down pillow or something with cooling gels and memory foam?
  • Cleanability – Look at how easy it is to clean the pillow you are considering. Because yes, pillow maintenance is a thing.

Without further ado, let’s get into it. We identified five pillows that range from entry-level, single material pillows to technologically advanced pillows that take on weird and wonderful shapes and sizes.

Here they are. 5 great pillows for sale:

Linen Company Memory Foam Pillow

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Linen Company Memory Foam Pillow

This is a favourite among our customers that do not want to break the bank every time they buy a new pillow. And the great thing is that it does the trick!

With its high-class memory foam, your head and neck will be supported throughout the night. Furthermore, sleeping with the right support for your neck naturally runs over into keeping your spine and neck aligned. Which is the case with the Linen Company Memory Foam Pillow. The breathability of the material is great, so your head won’t become sweaty at night.


  • Affordable
  • Gives firm support for your head and neck
  • Keeps its shape and form
  • Stays cool throughout the night


  • Only comes in one size

Cloud Nine Memory Foam Pillow

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Cloud Nine Memory Foam Pillow

This one got a lot of positive feedback from customers.

Because of how the pillow is contoured, it provides its users with excellent cervical spine (neck) support. Both side and back sleepers love the Cloud Nine Memory Foam Pillow!


  • Affordable
  • Contoured pillow makes for perfect neck support
  • Different sized contours means that back and side sleepers can use it to optimum effect
  • Easy to keep clean


  • Low loft, so people that prefer a thick pillow won’t benefit from the Cloud Nine Memory Foam Pillow

Sealy My Coolsmart Pillow

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Sealy Coolsmart Pillow

The Sealy Coolsmart Pillow is probably our favourite pillow at the moment. Layered as it is, the Cool Gel has an amazing cooling effect on you while you sleep. While at the same time, the memory foam layer allows for this pillow to conform to your neck and head seamlessly. And even the pillow cover is designed to aid in keeping you cool.

Here is what one of our customers, Sam, had to say about the Sealy Coolsmart Pillow:

“I’ve always had a problem with pillows but since I got this pillow I have no neck pain nor do I wake up with headaches”

It goes without saying that he gave it a five-star rating. So if you want to prepare for summer, you know which pillow to get.


  • Keeps you cool
  • Great support for your neck
  • Firm to medium comfort


  • Only comes in one size

Malouf Z Shoulder Cutout Zoned Dough Pillow

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Malouf Z Shoulder Cutout Zoned Dough Pillow

This pillow is an absolute dream for anyone that sleeps on their side!

Designed in such a way that your shoulder can dock into the pillow, it allows for unparalleled neck support. Think about it. When you sleep on a normal pillow, there is always a bit of tension between your head and shoulders. But the Malouf Z Shoulder Cutout design erases that problem.

Now combine this unique design with memory foam zones that offer different levels of support for your head and your neck. And top it off with a cooling TENCEL pillow cover. What do you get? An amazing pillow! Sadly, only for side sleepers…


  • Infused with natural lavender or chamomile oil to promote a soothing sleep environment
  • Unique shoulder cutout design for side sleepers
  • Zoned memory foam for exceptional support
  • five (5) year warranty


  • For side sleepers only

This is where you might wonder… Are expensive pillows worth it?

Well, normal pillows should be replaced every second year. The Malouf Z Shoulder Cutout has a five-year warranty, meaning it will only need to be replaced after five years. You do the math.

And besides, can you really put a price on quality, restorative sleep?

Malouf Z Zoned Travel Neck Pillow

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Malouf Z Zoned Travel Neck Pillow

And now for something a bit different. We figured that seeing as travel is back on the cards, we should review a travel pillow as well. Because who doesn’t want to get out and about after being locked up at home for half a year?

The Malouf Z Zoned Travel Neck Pillow is one of the best travel pillows we’ve ever experienced. It is made of uniquely zoned memory foam that allows for your head to relax while your neck gets a lot of support. Furthermore, the essential oil infusion helps you to drift off anywhere, whether you are in a car, train or a plane. Just be careful not to doze off while waiting for your connecting flight!


  • Perfect size for travel @ 29 x 29 x 7 cm
  • Relaxing scent to help you doze off faster
  • 3-year warranty


  • Suited for travel, not for your main bedroom

Ready to get your new pillow?

We hope this short review gave you a better idea of what to do when you see that “pillows for sale” sign next time.

And remember, if you have any questions regarding pillows (or anything else bed-related), don’t hesitate to contact us or shop for some great bedding online. We are here to restore your sleep-life.

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