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Aeyla (Formerly Mela) Dual Pillow Review

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Written By Connie

CPD Sleep Consultant

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9 April 2024 9 min read

Why have one pillow, when you can get two in one? Introducing The Dual Pillow from Aeyla. The Dual Pillow from Aeyla, formally known as the Mela pillow, is a microfibre pillow and free from any harmful chemicals making it ideal for allergy sufferers. Finding the right pillow can be difficult when you are looking for something to keep your spine aligned whilst giving you pain-free and good-quality sleep. This may be the best pillow for you, continue reading to see if it suits your sleeping style.

Who is Aeyla dual pillow for?

There is no single characteristic of the Aeyla pillow that makes it completely unsuitable for one specific sleep position or body type. We can say that this pillow is generally designed to suit everyone, giving them a good night's sleep. It is suitable for any sleeping position so it is bought by side, back and stomach sleepers, as well as men and women equally.

However, as no product can suit everyone, there is a chance that the Aeyla pillow may not be ideal for those who want an ergonomic pillow design or a firmer pillow choice.

Advantages

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Hypoallergenic
An ideal pick for all people who suffer from allergies.
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100% cotton cover
The cover is made of 100% cotton material.
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Good for neck pain
If you suffer from neck pain, this pillow will soothe your pain

Disadvantages

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Not ideal for side sleepers
Some side sleepers will find it sinking too much.
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Not removable cover
You cannot remove the cover to wash it.

What do we use this product for?

Aeyla The Dual Pillow is a great option because it is comfortable to rest your head on – which is exactly why we use it. This pillow is an ideal option if you are someone who changes their sleep position quite frequently in the night as it slowly regains its shape to suit your position every time you move. Using this dual pillow will also minimise the number of pillows you will have on your bed. It gives the illusion of one pillow, with the ability to work as two – a clever design for those wanting a minimal aesthetic on their bed.

Features you should know about Aeyla dual pillow

Each product has some important features you should know more about. That's why we, in this part of the review, have singled out everything crucial for every future owner of The Dual Pillow to know. From the design to the options available, here is the rundown of this Aeyla pillow.

our reviewer demonstrating one of the Aeyla dual pillow features

Inner & outer pillow

This Aeyla pillow consists of two parts – an inner pillow and the outer pillow. These two can be separated for washing, but also for getting a softer sleep surface if needed. Do not get confused – there is no pillowcase or removable cover that protects the pillow. Instead, it utilises the innovative pillow-in-pillow design with two pillows that you can separate and use to find a comfortable way of sleeping.

Sink-in softness

You will probably be surprised how a pillow with sink-in softness can provide good support, and wonder how a sink-in pillow will suit stomach sleepers. But, Aeyla has managed to combine sink-in softness and support, thanks to the pillow-in-pillow design that will be supportive and remain comfortable. When you lie down, you will first sink into the ideal position and the pillow will support the chosen position.

Two loft options

The Dual Pillow comes in two loft options – mid loft and low loft. Judging by the name, you would probably guess that one of them is higher than the other, therefore more suited towards certain sleeping positions, but no. Both of these options sit 15cm tall. So, where's the difference? Well, the low loft has less filling than the mid loft option. Therefore, the mid-loft is a slightly firmer and more supportive choice that will sink less than the low loft.

Our reviewer unzipping the Aeyla pillow and demonstrating how the dual loft feature works

Double comfort with a supportive inner pillow

And what we just told you about sink-in softness and support at the same time is possible because of the inner pillow which is highly supportive. The outer layer or to be more precise outer pillow is credited for comfort and fluffiness, while the inner pillow is in charge of support and firmness of the whole pillow.

OEKO-TEX certificate for polyester microfibre

Aeyla points out that they used the brand new polyester microfiber to fill this pillow, unlike many other pillows available on the market in the United Kingdom that are filled with leftover scraps of polyester to reduce costs.

Their brand new polyester microfiber fill is Oeko-Tex certified. This guarantees that the pillow is completely free of any harmful chemicals or toxins, which means that it is completely safe for sensitive groups of people, such as those with allergies and children with asthma. Oeko-Tex is well-known label for textiles tested for harmful substances.

Review of Aeyla (Formerly Mela) dual pillow

Our presenter showing the Aeyla pillow during the review process

This unique pillow features a pillow-in-a-pillow design that offers softness while still providing the support you need – regardless of the position you sleep in. From testing, the overall feel of the dual pillow is super soft which is lovely to sleep on all night long and it feels of high quality. At first, we were a tad sceptical about this one suiting stomach sleepers' needs, but when testing we found that removing the inner pillow leaves you with a perfectly cosy, low-profile fluffy outer pillow.

However, what makes Aeyla Dual Pillow special is the fact it is available in two loft options – Mid and Low – to fit your individual needs. The Mid loft option is slightly firmer and will provide a bit more support, especially for the side sleepers. This is not like your cervical or contour pillow level of support, so keep that in mind. In some ways, having the mid loft gives you the option of mid and low because you can remove the inner pillow to lower the loft.

For added peace of mind, the pillow is made with hypoallergenic Oeko-Tex certified polyester microfiber fill and super-soft cotton for a completely safe and healthy sleep experience, so you can rest assured that both you and your family will wake up happy and allergy-free every morning. The separate pillows can be washed to keep them clean, using a mild detergent on a gentle cycle and follow this up by drying them in the tumble dryer with dryer balls.

KEY FEATURES:

What we like about the Aeyla dual pillow

What we don’t like about the Aeyla pillow

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 the best alternatives to Aeyla dual pillow

If you want a cheaper option than the Aeyla pillow or are simply looking for different features, consider this best alternative.

Emma Original Pillow

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If you liked what we had to say about the Aeyla Dual Pillow, the Emma Original Pillow is bound to be right up your alley as well!

For one, just like the Aeyla Dual Pillow, the Emma Original Pillow is comprised out of multiple parts, making it easy to adjust the pillow's loft. In fact, the Emma Original Pillow takes it one step further than the Dual Pillow by having three separate layers!

This means that you can be even more precise when it comes to the perfect pillow loft for you.

Of course, this also means that the Original Pillow comes with a removable cover that you can easily wash. However, we will point out that instead of cotton, you'll be getting polyester.

But the Emma Original Pillow is also a bit cheaper than the Dual Pillow and you get a longer warranty period, so we'd say it evens out in the end.

To learn more, you can read our review of the Emma Original Pillow right here!

Consider Mela Weighted Blanket if you are buying an Aeyla pillow

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Anyone who wants to buy a weighted blanket should definitely consider Aeyla blanket as it is one of the best, if not the best, weighted blanket on the UK market.

Since it is available in three weights – 5.5kg, 7kg and 9kg, everyone can find the right model for their body type and needs. It is filled with silent anti-rustle glass quartz pellets and has a double-sided cover. One side is cooling cotton and the other is fleece.

Feel free to check our review on Mela Weighted Blanket. 

What makes this product better than some other similar ones?

We can say that the fantastic balance between comfort and support is what makes this product better than some other similar ones. Also, the fact that it fits all sleep positions makes it a very popular choice when buying a pillow.

How did we test the product?

As Aeyla pillow is more expensive than 30 pounds, it means that you are entitled to free delivery. If you order before 2 pm, you can expect the pillow to be delivered to you in the next 48 hours, and in some situations this can be extended to 3 to 5 working days. Aeyla offers a 30-night trial guarantee only on weighted blankets, so you can’t return Aeyla pillow.

The pillow reached us very quickly. We unpacked it right away, and since there is almost no smell, we were able to use it immediately.

our reviewer sleeping on the Aeyla (Mela) pillow

We have already tested some other products from their offer, so we were not surprised by the high level of workmanship. The pillow is really very comfortable, although at first it seems that you will sink too much. But just then support kicks in. You will feel it shape towards your head and then hold your head and neck in the perfect position. The morning after the overnight test we were very pleased and tried it in all three sleep positions. If we have to single out, the back sleeper was probably satisfied, but it is definitely recommended by the side and stomach sleeper from our test team.

We then washed it, following the instructions. You can tumble it dry with dryer balls to keep it fluffy.

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FAQs about Aeyla (Formerly Mela) dual pillow

In the FAQs section we will answer some more questions, and those answers should help you decide whether to order this pillow.

Is Aeyla pillow suitable for all types of sleeping positions?

Yes, it can be used by back, side and stomach sleepers and they can expect similar performances.

Should hot sleepers use Aeyla pillow?

Breathability is fine, and cotton is generally cooling material so hot sleepers are likely to find it good enough.

Does Aeyla pillow come with a removable pillowcase?

It does not come with a pillowcase or cover. Instead, the pillow consists of two pillows – the inner and fluffy outer pillows.

How do I wash my Aeyla pillow?

It is machine washable, but don’t forget to separate inner fluffy outer parts.

How do I keep my Aeyla pillow fluffy all the time?

Hold opposite corners and push in and out diagonally.

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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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