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Are Derila pillows any good?
There is much hype surrounding the Derila pillow online.
The ergonomic design sets it apart from traditional pillows with a shape to help improve your sleeping posture.
But is it actually any good? 🤔
We noticed many YouTube reviews for the Derila pillows used an animated computer voice, which made us sceptical about their legitimacy.
Here is an example:
Be careful when reading reviews online, as some manufacturers create fake reviews to mislead buyers into thinking their product is popular.
You can feel assured that our review is genuine and honest.
In fact, we tested the Derila pillow for several weeks to find out if it was any good. 🕵️
Throughout this article, we’ll provide a completely unbiased account of our experience with the Derila pillow.
Derila pillow composition
The Derila pillow is meant to help with snoring, tension and neck pain.
But how does it do this?
The Derila memory foam pillow has an ergonomic design with butterfly support wings and a neck nook to position the head and neck in a natural sleeping position. 🦋
The pillow's design is intended to relieve tension as the neck can sit within the hollow shape to align with the spine.
The shape fits the head and neck in a way that should be comfortable in every sleeping position.
We felt reasonably comfortable on the Derila pillow during testing, but we’re not sure we’d go as far as saying it’s a cure for neck and back pain.
The Derila pillow comprises 3 cm (1.18”) memory foam and a foam base layer.
The pillow is very firm, offering a supportive feel. 🧱
However, it might feel too firm for some people.
If you prefer to sink into your pillow, we recommend looking at other alternatives.
The Derila pillow promises to support the spine's natural curve and cushion the head area with contouring memory foam.
We tested the responsiveness of the memory foam below:
The Derila memory foam adapts to pressure and returns to its original shape. 🧽
However, the material isn't as advanced as Tempur pillows.
Tempur uses phase-changing materials that turn to liquid so they can easily mould around the body. 💦
Check out our favourite Tempur pillows below:
Who is the Derila pillow suitable for?
Derila claims that their pillow is ideal for every sleeping position.
But is this true?
We tried the Derila pillow in the side and front sleeping position:
For each position, you are required to use the Derila pillow slightly differently.
You can follow this guideline:
- Back sleepers: Place the Derila pillow with the thin side inclined towards the head
- Side sleepers: Position the pillow with the large end under the hollow of the neck
- Stomach sleepers: Make sure the thin side of the pillow faces the head and neck
Our Derila pillow how-to-use guide can help:
We found the neck bent upwards too much to be comfortable in the stomach sleeping position. 😣
Stomach sleepers should opt for a soft and low pillow or sleep without a pillow for the best alignment.
We also noticed a slight bend when sleeping in the side position.
However, despite this small bend, our tester experienced no pain when waking up in the side sleeping position.
However, older sleepers may have more aches and pains when sleeping with an unsuitable pillow. 👴
If you’re unsure of the type of pillow you need for your sleeping position, you could also choose an adjustable pillow.
The Nectar Adjustable pillow has 3 removable layers so you can test out different sleep heights until you find a suitable arrangement.
Is the Derila pillow suitable for children?
Unfortunately, the Derila pillow is not suitable for children or toddlers. ❌
Children have a smaller body structure, so they must have a pillow designed for their age.
However, we do have some excellent reviews on pillows for children.
Does the Derila pillow reduce snoring?
Derila claims that this snore-busting pillow is just what you need to sleep soundlessly all night.
But how did the Derila anti snore pillow fare during our test?
Unfortunately, our testers reported that they could still hear their partners snoring when they tried the pillow. 😴
If you’re looking for a pillow to eradicate snoring, you can check out our article on the best anti-snoring pillows.
Our favourite anti-snoring pillows:
Derila pillow cover
The Derila pillow cover comes in a thick fabric with a quilted diamond pattern and feels soft and high quality.
The cover was easy to remove using the attached zipper.
You can purchase Derila pillowcases on the Derila website. 💻
The Derila pillow has a unique shape and smaller size compared with a standard pillow.
You may be able to use a regular pillow case, but because of the shape and size, it might have a loose fit.
This is important as the pillow's shape means only customised covers will fit it.
The Derila pillow also comes with an in-built breathable pillow protector to further protect the memory foam.
Unfortunately, we found a tear in our Derila pillow protector. 🙁
The cover is removable but can only be hand-washed. 🧼
We prefer fully washable pillow covers as house dust mites can only be killed by washing at 60°C or more.
This means the Derila pillow may not be the best option for allergy sufferers.
However, we have some excellent, machine-washable pillow cover alternatives.
Our favourite pillows with machine-washable covers:
Derila pillow price
You can buy Derila pillows with PayPal, credit card or other electronic payment methods. 💳
But how much does a Derila pillow cost?
On the Derila website, the pillow is advertised as costing over £130 for a single pillow.
This is fairly expensive, and we believe there are much better quality alternatives available in the UK.
A good quality memory foam pillow usually costs between £40 - £150. 💰
We’d recommend looking into some better-value alternatives.
Our favourite memory foam pillow alternatives:
Derila pillow reviews
The Derila pillow has mixed customer reviews online. 😕
Positive Derila reviews relate to the problem-free delivery and the pillow being very supportive, particularly for side sleepers.
Some customer complaints are about the pillow being low quality and uncommunicative customer service.
Several customers also stated that they ordered one pillow only to be charged for multiple and then were ignored by customer service and unable to get a refund.
Customers have even made suggestions about Derila being a scam company. 😯
We'd say purchase with caution if you're sceptical about a Derila pillow scam.
On Trustpilot they have an average 3.0 rating, which is low compared to other UK competitors.
Derila pillow UK reviews have the lowest customer rating compared to other pillow and mattress brands.
In contrast, Panda London has one of the best Trustpilot ratings.
You can find out more about the Panda pillows below:
Derila pillow returns
If you’re unhappy with your Derila pillow, you can return it to the manufacturer within 30 days of your delivery date.
You should contact the manufacturer directly through the website and fill out the online contact form. 💻
You will be responsible for covering the shipping costs for the return.
The Derila pillow must be in an unused condition in its original packaging.
If you return the item after 14 days, be aware that there's a 15% restocking fee.
The manufacturer reserves the right to charge a fee if they determine the Derila pillow has been used.
We suggest you keep a note of your tracking number in case the warehouse rejects your return. 😧
Overall, we find this return policy very disappointing and can understand some of the negative Derila pillow reviews by customers wishing to return their pillows.
We prefer recommending brands that side with the buyer and cover all the return fees with no additional strings attached.
We always urge you to purchase a pillow with a sleep trial to see if it's suitable without wasting your money.
Take a look at these brands that include a minimum 14-day sleep trial and free returns:
Customer service: To contact Derila directly for complaints, support, or queries, please use their online contact form or call them on +1(862) 329-7011.
Registered office: K. Donelaicio 60, LT-44248, Kaunas, Lithuania