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Aeyla The FOAMO Pillow Review

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Written By Connie

CPD Sleep Consultant

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1 April 2024 7 min read

In this Aeyla The FOAMO pillow review, we are going to take a deep dive and determine whether this is the pillow you've been missing in your quest for a perfect night's sleep.

Having a good pillow is essential if you want to have a good night's sleep every night. After all, they not only bring comfort to your head and neck but also support them both to make sure you don't wake up with aches all over.

So, is The FOAMO pillow the answer to all of your needs? That's the question we will be answering as we take a close look at this product and detail everything that makes it the perfect pillow for you. And if you have any questions after reading our Aeyla The FOAMO Pillow review, feel free to leave it in the comments!

Advantages

Adjustable-bacrest-2.0-pro
Fully adjustable
You can adjust the filling inside the pillow to suit your position.
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Breathable
Shredded memory foam allows air to circulate.
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Soft and comfortable
Comfort is key for sleep.

Disadvantages

Easy-maintenence-con
Some maintenance issues
The filling can easily fall out if the inner zip is opened.
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Issues with the cover
It can be difficult to remove the insert from the cover.
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Slight off-gassing
Expected from using memory foam.

Who is the Aeyla FOAMO Pillow for?

There are a few key things you need to know about The FOAMO Pillow – it's a memory foam pillow, surprisingly breathable, and fully adjustable. So, it makes perfect sense for:

What do we use this product for?

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Just like with any other memory foam pillow, we use The FOAMO Pillow to provide more support, alleviate neck pain, and get some restful sleep. All of these goals are made quite easy since the pillow is fully adjustable – meaning that you can get all these perks regardless of your sleeping style. So, we use this pillow for:

  • Adding head and neck support
  • Alleviating neck pain
  • Adding comfort
  • Relieve any tension and reduce the chance of any more tension

Features you should know about the Aeyla FOAMO pillow

We've sung the general praises of this pillow, but if you're having trouble sleeping at night, you probably want more concrete information. So, let's take a closer look at the FOAMO pillow and discuss the exact reasons we like it so much. 

Fully adjustable

This is probably one of the biggest selling points for this memory foam pillow. After all, nothing is worse than getting a brand-new pillow, only to realise that it's uncomfortable or that it doesn't suit your sleeping style.

But with adjustable pillows, that isn't a possibility. That's because you can manipulate it completely by adding or removing some of the fillings. Do you sleep on your stomach and want a firmer pillow? Just add some stuffing. Is the loft too high and your neck is strained? Just remove some stuffing.

It might take a night or two but you can perfectly tune The FOAMO Pillow so that it fits you. And while it's a bit more bothersome to configure than something like the Aeyla Dual Pillow, it's also a lot more precise. So, side sleepers, stomach sleepers, and everyone else rejoice – as every sleeping position is accounted for!

Shredded memory foam

If you were wondering exactly how you adjust The FOAMO Pillow, this is the key. And while it might seem somewhat arbitrary, shredding the memory foam brings quite a few benefits to the pillow.

For one, unlike down or feathers, memory foam is very easy to take out, put back in, and store for later use. If the pillowcase does get damaged from prolonged use, you don't have to worry about the memory foam getting everywhere and making a huge mess.

Plus, it makes the pillow have a bit more airflow through the product. If you sleep hot, you might have been burned by a memory foam pillow in the past as they can hold onto heat and make things a bit uncomfortable during the night. Since this isn't one solid block of memory foam, air can travel freely and you can stay nice and cool all night long.

And if all of that wasn't good enough, the memory foam is also infused with cooling gel. So, if you had any second thoughts about this pillow overheating, put those worries to bed.

Cotton outer shell

Although the memory foam filling is quite the selling point, the outer cotton pillow shell is arguably just as important. To be clear, we're talking about 100% cotton here.

There are three main reasons for this. Number one is comfort. Yes, memory foam does offer that signature sinking feeling where you feel like the pillow itself is hugging your face, but it doesn't feel to the touch nearly as good as cotton. So, Aeyla combined the two and we all stand to gain from it.

Number two is breathability. While having the memory foam shredded does allow for the air to move more freely, it wouldn't mean much if the pillow was encased in thick, synthetic material. Cotton on the other hand only helps in this department and makes the pillow even more breathable.

Lastly, cotton is naturally hypoallergenic. So, while it's not advertised as fully dust mite resistant, just like any other hypoallergenic pillow, The FOAMO will keep your allergies at bay. On top of that, all the materials used have been Oeko-tex certified so you don't have to worry about any harmful chemicals either. 

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Review of The FOAMO Pillow

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This memory foam pillow comes with a lot of strengths and a few avoidable weaknesses. Firstly, the pillow is easy to adjust and can fit any sleeping position imaginable – as someone who always changes their sleeping positions, I found this pillow extremely comfortable.

The shredded memory foam makes for some added comfort and the cotton outer shell keeps things nice and cool. After testing the product, I felt it was soft to the touch because the cover is quilted cotton. The pillow is also hypoallergenic and has the added touch of the Aeyla self-care label, which can be found on other sleep products.

There are minor issues – like slight off-gassing, only one size being available, and difficulties with maintenance. But, as you'll soon see, most of these issues can be solved rather easily. 

KEY FEATURES:

  • Cover material: 100% cotton
  • Layer material: Memory foam
  • Firmness: 6.5/10
  • Support: 9/10
  • Breathability: 8/10
  • Pressure relief: 9/10
  • Hypoallergenic: Yes
  • Removable cover: Yes
  • Care instructions: The cover is machine washable
  • Warranty: None
  • Trial: 30-night trial
  • Delivery info: Free over £30, takes 2-5 working days

What we like about the Aeyla FOAMO pillow

In case you're still uncertain about whether this is the right pillow for you, let's go over The FOAMO's biggest selling points once more:

What we don’t like about the Aeyla FOAMO pillow

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No product is ever perfect. So, to get the full picture, before you commit to buying The FOAMO Pillow, here are the reasons you might want to look the other way.

  • When adjusting the pillow, be aware that the filling can easily fall out when the inner zip is opened – as I found out when reviewing. If you are washing the pillow, make sure you only unzip the outer one because you don't want to change the density once you have found the ideal amount of filling.
  • We found that the insert is difficult to remove from the cover and once removed it has to be carefully cleaned, meaning that maintenance of the pillow is a lot more difficult and time-consuming.
  • Since it is a memory foam pillow, you should expect some off-gassing in the beginning.

The common problems with the Aeyla FOAMO Pillow & how to solve them

Since this pillow is fully adjustable, you might be thinking “how much stuffing am I supposed to take out/put in to have a good night's sleep?” Well, although it isn't an exact science, we found a few general guidelines you can follow.

For those who are predominantly side sleepers (or change position, like me) just leave the memory foam pillow as is. However, if you're a back sleeper, remove around 1/4 of the stuffing. And for stomach sleepers, take out around 1/3 of the stuffing. Of course, you should fine-tune the pillow to your exact preferences, but this is a good starting point. Make the most of the 30-night trial period to find what works to make it a supportive pillow for you and if it works with any mattresses you may have at home. 

Aeyla's customer service and company information

Delivery – They have free shipping available to those who spend £30 or more, with the shipping time being 48 hours but up to 5 days. There is the option of express delivery in some areas on orders placed before 1 pm.

Payment – The standard card payment methods are available – with the addition of Google Pay, Apple Pay, PayPal and paying in instalments Klarna.

Online customer service – Aeyla has a live chat through their website which is extremely helpful if you are needing a query response quickly. They will ask you to give a name and email before sending your message but it doesn't take long to do. Before reaching the chat system, there is a button for you to look through some FAQs that may be useful to you. The team on the chat are very polite and happy to assist.

Check out the best alternatives to the Aeyla FOAMO pillow

If you're looking for something similar but don't want The FOAMO Pillow, don't worry – there are alternatives on the market. So, if you want all of the benefits of The FOAMO Pillow but want an easier time adjusting it, we suggest giving the Emma Original Pillow a look.

Emma Original Pillow

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This is another adjustable pillow that you can adapt to suit your likes and dislikes. With this choice, you can remove a layer to change the height and also fit your needs.

To be more specific, the Emma Original pillow comes with three layers and you can mix and match them however you want!

Each layer has a specific purpose, so if you know what will help you, just can alter the Emma Pillow. For example, if you're a hot sleeper, keep the gel-infused layer at the top for the cooling.

But if you want to focus more on pressure-relief, have the memory foam layer take central stage. The same logic goes for your sleeping position. If you're a side sleeper, use all three layers. And if you're a stomach sleeper, pick your favourite and just use one!

Just like The FOAMO Pillow, it has a removable cover, is hypoallergenic, breathable and has a comfort level that's sure to please any sleeper.

Do take a look at our Emma Original pillow review and find out more about this product.

Advantages

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Hypoallergenic
Safe for people with allergies.
Adjustable-bacrest-2.0-pro
Adjustable height
Made up of removable layers.
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Suitable for all sleepers
Every sleep position will find this comfy.

Disadvantages

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Only one size
If the standard size doesn't suit you, there's nothing you can do.
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Slight off-gassing
Expected with memory foam layers.

Consider the Eucalyptus Silk Pillowcases if you are buying the Aeyla FOAMO Pillow

Product image of Aeyla Eucalyptus Silk Sheet Set.

As we've briefly mentioned, maintenance of The FOAMO Pillow can be a bit bothersome.

The cover is difficult to remove and memory foam tends to be pretty delicate when it needs a wash, so it can be a bit of a process. However, if you just get some pillow covers, you don't have to worry about a thing!

Not only are these covers easier to wash, but they're also extremely breathable, nice to the touch, and made out of a sustainable material. But that's not all!

The covers have restorative properties when it comes to your skin's health, and the covers come in three different colours. So, it's a lot easier to make sure it matches the aesthetic of the rest of the bedroom. Plus, they're made by Aeyla with the specific goal of fitting The FOAMO Pillow like a glove!

And, this should go without saying, silk is a heavily sought-out material for a reason! You can't have a “silky smooth” sleep without the silk, so, it's definitely worth considering.

Advantages

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Breathable
Keeping cool during the night.
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Soft and kind to the skin
The silk and eucalyptus work together to support skin health.
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Machine washable
Easy maintenance, thanks to being washing-machine-friendly.

Disadvantages

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Expensive
A bit pricier when compared to similar products.
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Only one size
One size choice but perfectly fits FOAMO Pillow.

What makes this product better than some other similar ones?

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The best aspect of The FOAMO Pillow is undoubtedly its adjustability. Even though a dual pillow also comes with a certain level of customisability, it can never match a FOAMO pillow. Whether you want a firm pillow with a medium loft or a soft pillow that feels like a fluffy cloud, The FOAMO is a unique pillow that has an option for you.

And can you even imagine how comfortable and blissful it must be to lay down on this puffy pillow, cover yourself in a quality weighted blanket (which Aeyla is also known for) and watch some TV? It sounds like a dream!

Is The FOAMO Pillow eco-friendly or sustainable?

Overall, Aeyla seems rather determined when fighting the good fight. Across the board, they’ve said that 1% of all earnings on their site go to a mental health charity called Young Minds, as well as that every purchase will go towards environmental protection. Plus, Aeyla uses Oeko-Tex-certified materials, meaning that they don’t work with dangerous chemicals. However, memory foam itself isn’t biodegradable, so we can't give them a perfect score just yet.

How did we test the product?

Now we'd like to discuss exactly how we test our products. After all, how can you trust our opinion on quality pillows if you don't know how we got there? On the most fundamental level, all the products we review go through the following tests:

And when it comes to the FOAMO pillow, in particular, these are the exact test conducted to gauge its quality:

Overall impressions of the product after the testing

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Overall, we were more than satisfied with The FOAMO Pillow. When testing the pillow, I found every sleeping position comfortable on this memory foam pillow. I found that I was able to easily adjust the pillow to suit different needs and while it wasn't as quick as with The Dual (Mela) pillow, it was a lot more precise.

The memory foam pillow itself has a fluffy softness and is super comfortable. When fully stuffed, the pillow offers good support while keeping the spine aligned and I didn't have any neck aches when using the pillow either.

Lying your head on the pillow felt supportive whilst changing shape to suit your position. It would then return to its original shape when you get up.

So, weighted blankets might have been Aeyla's claim to fame, but their pillows aren't far behind either!

Conclusion

And that concludes our Aeyla The FOAMO Pillow review! So, what do you think? Is this going to be your next new pillow or do you have a different pillow in mind? Be sure to tell us in the comments!

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About the author

Connie
As a CPD certified Sleep Consultant I know how important sleep is. And as a combination sleeper, I have found it difficult to get products to suit my sleep style. I have more than 2 years product testing experience with The Sleep Advisors which means I have slept on, with and under more than 500 products with varying degrees of success. This is added to more than 2 years experience as a product reviewer for Closer, Heat and Grazia magazines, so I've got a rigorous process. I love sharing my sleep testimonials with our readers and hearing their experiences too.
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