13 Best Pillows Malaysia In 2020 (With Memory Foam & Latex Options)

What’s the best pillow in Malaysia? There’s no such thing! As everyone has their own sleeping patterns! Are you a side sleeper? A stomach or back sleeper? Or maybe all three?

Knowing what you need helps!

And with these pillow recommendations by pillow type, you don’t have to search high and low for the best pillow brands in Malaysia!

Here are some tips on picking the best pillows to buy for your bed:

Best Pillow Top Picks

For Side-Sleepers

Goodnite Bamboo Charcoal Organic Natural Latex Pillow

Goodnite Bamboo Charcoal Organic Natural Latex Pillow

Latex pillow that is high and firm enough for side sleepers!

Benefits:

  • Breathable
  • Supports neck well
  • Does not absorb smells (i.e. antibacterial)

For Back Sleepers

Getha Classic Award 'S Latex Pillow

Getha Classic Award ‘S Latex Pillow

Comfortable luxury that is sustainable and non-toxic!

Benefits:

  • Cooling
  • Lasts long
  • Gives firm support
  • Naturally repels dust mites, fungi and other allergens

Memory Foam Alternative

Ann Taylor Bamboo Charcoal Cuboid Memory Pillow

Ann Taylor Bamboo Charcoal Cuboid Memory Pillow

Affordable and comfortable for side sleepers!

Benefits:

  • No need to plump it further
  • Relieves neck pain
  • Feels soft but still provides support

Types Of Pillow

Sometimes, you can find hybrids of pillows that have more than one type of fill!
  1. Synthetic/ Poly-fill Cheapest of all pillow types; Will flatten over time; Soft-Medium
  2. Cotton – Flat but firm; Naturally hypoallergenic and dust mite resistant
  3. Down – Goose or duck feathers; Goose down is softer; Not always 100% natural; Has a slow sink
  4. Memory Foam – Excellent support that’s evenly distributed; Tends to feel warm.
  5. Latex – Firmer than down or cotton pillows; Not fluffy or malleable.
  6. Bamboo fiber – Breathable; Often not 100% bamboo fibers but filled with shredded memory foam; Chemical-intensive process to turn the fibers into rayon.
  7. Wool Moisture-wicking, hypoallergenic, dust mite resistant; Quite firm; Durable
  8. Kapok – Cruelty-free; Feels like feather pillows; Biodegradable; Prone to lumping
  9. Buckwheat hulls – all-natural, very firm, not widely available in Malaysia yet

Synthetic Vs Organic Pillows

There’s something to be said about that attractive low price range that comes with synthetic pillows!

Benefits Of Synthetic Pillows

  • No animal products
  • Likely machine washable
  • Better support (i.e memory foam)

On the other hand, the more expensive organic pillows usually have more benefits:

Benefits Of Organic Pillows

  • Longer lifespan
  • Less chemicals
  • Moisture-wicking
  • Cooling to the touch
  • Breathable
  • Naturally hypoallergenic
  • Biodegradable

How Do I Choose The Right Pillow?

As a rule of thumb, you need a pillow that supports your spine and neck in a neutral position. That means your neck shouldn’t be higher or lower than your back.

The wrong pillow will result in neck pains the next day! And then, you’ll be looking for the best massage chair!

Consider these 2 factors when choosing a pillow for yourself:

1. Sleeping Position

  • Stomach – You can probably get away without having a pillow! If you need one, then get a low and soft That’s highly compressible.
  • Side – High pillows with medium firmness will be your best friend! Being able to fluff them is a bonus!
  • Back – Straightforward: Go for soft to medium; Flatter pillows are better too.

2. Mattress Type

Have you found the best mattress in Malaysia for you yet?

Your pillow type should contrast with your mattress or sofa bed.

  • Firm mattress and soft pillow
  • Soft mattress and firm pillow

When You Should Change Your Pillow (Pillow Life Span)

You know it’s time to change your pillow when it:
  • Is no longer comfortable
  • Has multiple stains
  • Smells weird
  • Doesn’t go back to its shape when you fold it
  • Is possibly causing breakouts in your skin!
And experts recommend that you should change your pillow every 1-2 years as body oil, dust mites and bacteria can breed in your pillow over time.

Pillow Lifespan

In general, feather and down pillows can last up 5-8 years. While synthetic pillows last 2 years.

Looking After Your Pillow

Like turning your mattress once in a while, there are certain things you can do that will prolong the life of your pillow!
  • Wash your pillow every 3 months (i.e. or sun it out in direct sunshine)
  • Change your pillow case every 2 weeks

13 Best Pillows In Malaysia 2020

We have many memory foam and latex pillow recommendations for you! From the best pillow brands in Malaysia!

Best Memory Foam Pillow In Malaysia

1. Sonno The Pillow

Sonno has only one pillow on its product page so far. The 100% memory foam pillow. Which is meant to be paired with their latex and foam hybrid mattress!

Sonno The Pillow

The CertiPUR-US® certification guarantees that it is made without harmful chemicals like flame retardants, heavy metals and low VOCs!

And the 30-nights’ trial will give you plenty of time to make your own Sonno pillow review!

Detail Of Sonno The Pillow

2. Akemi Outlast Memory Pillow

Household-brand Akemi has a memory pillow from its Outlast range with dual-height design to improve sleeping posture. And it has additional properties like moisture control and thermal regulation!

The Outlast range uses the same active temperature-regulation technology made for NASA astronauts when they’re in space!

Through phase change material (PCM) textiles which can absorb excess heat!

Akemi Outlast Memory Pillow

3. Jean Perry – Ann Taylor Anti Snore Memory Pillow

If an anti snore pillow sounds too good to be true, try this one by Jean Perry! It’s a little smaller (55cm x 35cm) than the standard pillow size (66cm x 51cm).

By the way, if you ever wondered why some memory foam pillows are higher on one side only, that’s to accommodate side sleepers!

Jean Perry - Ann Taylor Anti Snore Memory Pillow

4. Jean Perry Coating Cool Gel Comfort Memory Pillow

This particular pillow boasts 2 functions cooling capability on one side and adequate support for the neck via memory foam!

Jean Perry Coating Cool Gel Comfort Memory Pillow

The Jean Perry Coating Cool Gel Comfort Memory Pillow comes in 2 different sizes too! Standard and kids!

4. Ann Taylor Bamboo Charcoal Cuboid Memory Pillow

Best for side sleepers:

Ann Taylor Bamboo Charcoal Cuboid Memory Pillow may look intimidating since it’s quite high.

But your head, neck and shoulders will be comfortably supported once you lay your head down!

Ann Taylor Bamboo Charcoal Cuboid Memory Pillow

5. NeckPro Memory Foam Contour Pillow

That price tag may deter you, but this bouncy memory foam pillow usually comes with a buy one, free one deal anyways!

So it’s actually quite reasonable! Along with the quality!

NeckPro Memory Foam Contour Pillow

6. KOYOTO K-115 Memory Foam Contour Sleep Pillow

Both side and back sleepers can appreciate the KOYOTO K-115 Memory Foam Contour Sleep Pillow.

The outer cover is made of bamboo/rayon – breathable but not sustainable if you consider the process of making rayon.

KOYOTO K-115 Memory Foam Contour Sleep Pillow

7. Akemi Medi+Health Memory Pillow

Akemi strikes again with its Medi+ Health dual-touch pillow. Dual touch in this cases means it has a soft microfiber side that feels similar to down.

While the other side has high density memory foam!

Akemi Medi+Health Memory Pillow

Best Latex Pillow Malaysia

8. Getha Classic Award ‘S Latex Pillow

Natural latex bedding specialist, Getha has a pillow with that is low enough for the whole family! And anyone who likes sleeping on their back!

It will maintain its shape for years too!

Getha Classic Award 'S Latex Pillow

9. Getha Classic Windy Latex Pillow

Spending this much on a pillow seems crazy but the Getha Classic Windy Latex Pillow is soft without lacking the support you need!

Air reservoir pockets ensure sufficient ventilation.  And because it’s made of latex, the pillow will keep its shape long!

Getha Windy Latex Pillow

10. Mylatex 100% Natural Latex Pillow

Mylatex has a very similar pillow to the one by Getha. Good ventilation and durability. But this one is more affordable, comes with warranty and has a contour shape!

The pillow has been certified by ECO Germany and LGA Germany.

Note: This company makes one of the best foldable mattresses in Malaysia too!

Mylatex 100% Natural Latex Pillow HB209

11. Goodnite Bamboo Charcoal Organic Natural Latex Pillow

With 5 years warranty, you can rest easy (pun intended) with Goodnite’s Bamboo Charcoal Organic Natural Latex Pillow!

It’s higher than the average latex pillow too. So side sleepers will find it most comfortable!

Goodnite Bamboo Charcoal Organic Natural Latex Pillow

12. Dunlopillo Ecopillo 100% Natural Latex Pillow

Ecopillo Contour Latex Pillow by Dunlopillo provides support through its ergonomic design (i.e. contour).

They claim that their latex comes from sustainably managed plantations too!

Dunlopillo Ecopillo 100% Natural Latex Pillow

13. Therapedic USA Anti-Snore Pillow 100% Natural Latex Neck Care & Support

US brand, Therapedic started in 1957 with mattresses. Eventually expanding into various bedding products like neck pillows, memory foam pillows, cooling technology and so on.

Their Anti-Snore Pillow 100% Natural Latex Neck Care & Support with a convex in the middle is affordable! Including a 2-years’ warranty as well!

Therapedic USA Anti-Snore Pillow

14. Natural Latex 100% Natural Latex Contour Type Pillow (Large)

So far, all the pillows we mentioned are slightly smaller than your standard size pillow. Even this “large” one by Natural which measures 60 x 40 in cm!

Certifications from ECO Germany, LGA Germany and the Malaysia Rubber Board (MRB) prove that this dual-height pillow has no synthetic fillers and is made to last!

Natural Latex 100% Natural Latex Contour Type Pillow

Conclusion

The best pillows in Malaysia have a few things in common – medium firmness, superb neck support and long durability.

Other attractive features include organic materials, easy care, versatility and affordability!

In this post, we recommend memory foam and latex pillows that last longer than synthetic poly fills. While ensuring that your spine alignment is neutral as you sleep!