Humble Opinions: We Tested A Bunch Of Pillows If Ya Wanna Know Which One Feels Most Cloud-Like

Best Pillows to Shop in Australia
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We love sleep so much to the point that we reckon we could prob spend the rest of our lives in bed. Extreme? Yes, but hey, it’s somewhat true. After all, we spend around eight hours going nap nap each and every day. Even when we find ourselves out at a party or the pub, the JOMO hits and suddenly we can’t stop thinking about how much we just want to crawl into our own beds and lay our heads to rest on a comfy pillow.

While we’re not certain about many things, we are certain that our love for our beds isn’t an isolated thing, so for those of you who also relish in a good night’s sleep, we thought it would be fun to share our humble opinions on our go-to pillows, bc we all have one we favour over the other six on our beds, and it’s about time we gave ’em a little zhushing.

Turns out, we have a lot of divisive thoughts and feels, so read on to discover the best pillows in Australia, as deemed fit by our own PEDESTRIAN.TV staff. Yeah, yeah, you’re welcome.

The best pillows to support your neck in Australia

Ergoflex HD Memory Foam Pillow

Ergoflex HD Memory Foam Pillow, now $159.99 (usually $199.99)

“I used to have the flattest pillow on earth before this, so when I tell you anything is an improvement, I’m talking literally anything. That’s why when I tore open the plastic on this baby, I was so fkn shocked at how thick and cushiony it was. After I got over the initial growing pains of the switch (aka getting used to having proper memory foam support), I am mad at myself for not making the switch sooner. I feel like I wake up so much more aligned, and instead of letting my head and neck lull around all night, it moulds to my body seamlessly. Highly recommend .” — Tiffany

Emma Sleep Pillow 

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Emma Sleep Pillow, now $100 (usually $200)

“When I first pulled the Emma Pillow out of its box, I was worried that it was going to be too thin for me. I’ve been sleeping with foam pillows for years now, and they’ve all been much fluffier and thicker than this. But after sleeping on it, I was blown away by how comfy and supportive this pillow is. The Emma pillow isn’t a single piece of foam but three layers of foam – HRX Supreme, Airgocell, and viscoelastic. The layers work together to give the pillow its firmness and ergonomic support – which you can mix and match to fit your own comfort (I use all three because it feels a bit too thin for me otherwise). My only real issue with it is that it’s quite large and just barely fit into the pillowcase covers that I owned at the time.” — Chris

Emma Diamond Pillow

Emma Diamond Pillow, now $135 (usually $300)

“I’m kind of in love with the Emma Diamond Pillow. If you ask me, it comes at the perfect height to sleep on, but if it’s still a little too tall for you, you can actually remove one of the internal foam layers (or rearrange them) to your liking! But what I also appreciate is that it’s super cooling, breathable and its cover is water-resistant (read: sweat-resistant), so it’s the best choice for hot sleepers in my opinion.” — Bella

The Eva Pillow

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The Eva Pillow, now $99 (usually $150)

“The first thing that struck me upon opening my Eva pillow was just how cool it looked. The black charcoal memory foam was something I’d never seen before — a whole new world of pillows. And then there’s the texture, soft and rubbery — the whole thing just challenged my perceptions of what a pillow should be. The Eva offers two levels of firmness, you can add the included cover if you like it thicc, or you can just chuck on a pillowcase directly over the charcoal bad boy as is. I chose the latter as I like my pillows on the slimmer side. At first, I loved it. It felt insanely supportive when I gave it a little test lie on my back, my head looking up at the ceiling. Problem is, I sleep on my stomach, and when trying this with Eva, it just felt weird. I’m used to a much firmer pillow and didn’t think I’d ever get used to the Eva — and yet, I slept like a baby the first night and the second and have continued to for weeks. Sometimes it still feels weird, but you can’t argue with results.” — David 

Ecosa Memory Foam

Ecosa Memory Foam Pillow, now $120 (usually $150)

“If you prefer an ergonomic shape to your pillow, the Ecosa one is for you — but it’s also for you if you wake up with a crick in your neck all the time. I found this pillow was the clear winner for neck support. The shape of the Ecosa is brilliant if you sleep on your back or side. My only issue with this one is when I’m in a stomach-sleeping mood, the shape can be a bit awkward. Another bonus — the Ecosa pillow comes with two inserts that can raise the height of the pillow, designed for heavier heads. I have a friend with this insanely heavy head (seriously), so this would be a godsend if that’s you.” — Melissa

Koala Pillow

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Koala Pillow, now $127.90 (usually $159)

“First, there’s a “high” and a “low” side to the pillow. Basically, you can flip the pillow depending on your preference. But regardless, the outer edge is firmer than the centre — meaning your neck is supported. I love this pillow because I enjoy memory foam but always found it a little too firm. So I use the “low” side, and it’s perfect. I also hug my pillow and lie on my stomach, so it allows for that too. The best thing, though? The air holes mean it’s always cool – you know how you flip your pillow for the cold side? This pillow is ALWAYS PLEASANTLY COOL.” — Mel 

“When I decided I wanted to replace my raggedly, old pillows, I wasn’t sure if I’d like a foam pillow, despite all the benefits I’ve heard. Foam pillows are noticeably firmer than any filled with cotton or down. While I’ve slept on fluffy, soft pillows for my entire life, it’s clearly done nothing for my neck. So one thing that stuck out to me while shopping was that the Koala pillow had a soft and firm side, which meant that if I didn’t take to the firmer side, then I could revert back to my old ways and still enjoy that sweet ergonomic support. My only ish with these pillows is that they’re pretty thick, so there’s a high gap between where my head sits and where my shoulder rests. You’ll also probably want to invest in some bigger queen- or king-sized pillowcases, since these bad bois are larger than your standard pillow.” — Bella 

Macoda Pillow

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Macoda Pillow, now $125 (usually $150)

“Some days I feel like I’m 26 going on 46. My neck is always sore (WFH has definitely contributed to that), and I feel like I need to properly stretch in the mornings to be able to function during the day a long way from what I was doing pre-25. It never really occurred to me just how much 8hrs of sleeping on my side or prostrate could affect my neck and back, but ever since using the Macoda pillow, I’ve noticed, I am wriggling around in bed far less overall. I feel better rested and not nearly as sore when I wake up and throughout the day. This pillow is on the firmer side, but your head still sinks into the memory foam, and as someone who previously used a lumpy old thing from my mum’s never-ending supply of bedding, it’s heaven. This pillow also has a constant cool side due to the pillow’s open structure, which allows airflow. I generally run hot when I sleep, so I am so excited to have this as the weather gets warmer.” — Georgia 

The Sleep Republic Pillow

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The Sleep Republic Pillow, now $117 (usually $130)

“I like that this ergonomic pillow doesn’t look weird on my bed — usually they can look a bit square or weirdly shaped. This has been a lifesaver with the back issues I’ve been having lately, and, not going to lie, also creates the support that I so desperately need when working from bed (or horizontally on my phone).” — Chantelle 

Hilton Hotel & Home Superior Queen Pillow

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Hilton Hotel & Home Superior Queen Pillow, now $47 (usually $79.95)

“Highly recommend these pillows. They have such a luxe feel to them and really do remind me of the kind of bedding you’d find on a bed in a fancy hotel. I was also really pleasantly surprised with the price (they’re also often on sale). I have one of these and one memory foam pillow, and I find that I like having this to really cuddle up and get cosy with. One thing to note is that it is quite thick, so excellent for side sleepers — but for someone who prefers a flatter/thinner option, you’ll want to avoid this one.” — Zara

Bamboo Standard Pillow

Bamboo Pillows Standard Bamboo Pillow, now $54.95 (usually $74.95)

“Using standard pillows, I often used to wake up with a sore neck for no good reason. Sometimes the pain would last for days. After switching to this one, it stopped happening. Its comfortable and firm memory foam seems to be the perfect height for me. The only downside is it seems like it’s beginning to flatten out, which means I’ll need to replace it soon, but I’ve had a good nine months of use, so can’t really complain when that’s the price.” — Matt 

Kmart Anko High and Firm

Kmart Anko High and Firm, $16

“I started using the Anko High and Firm pillows about a year ago, and they’re fantastic they’re the perfect combo of fluffy and supportive, which makes the ultimate cosy sleeping buddy IMO. They’re not too soft yet firm in a way that doesn’t have you feeling like you’re sleeping on concrete. I am a terrible sleeper, but ever since I’ve used these Anko godsends, I’ve definitely had a lot of my anxiety around sleep curbed because they make the whole ‘going to bed’ experience wonderful. I think they’re pretty dang great considering the $14 price point, too!” — Bianca 

Target Side Sleeper Pillow

Target Side Sleeper Pillow, $11.20 (usually $14)

“I’ve been buying Target’s Side Sleeper Pillows for years now. They’re really comfy, especially if you suffer from neck pain or tension headaches (I used to use a special one from my physio before I got onto these Target ones). They’re easy to wash — just check them in the machine — plus at only $12 a pop there’s no deterrent to replacing your pillows regularly to keep bugs at bay.” — Mel M 

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