Lilia Forever Pillow

Lilia Forever Pillow Review UK (2024)

Last updated: 31.10.2023 Reading time: 4 Min.

Have you been sleeping poorly or waking up with neck and shoulder tension?

Your pillow may be at fault. 🤔

Lilia Sleep wants to ensure that neck and shoulder pain is a thing of the past with its fully customisable Forever pillow.

The Lilia pillow is not yet available in the UK, but we've already had a chance to try it out.

So is the Forever pillow as good as it claims to be?

Let’s find out in our Lilia Forever pillow review. 👇

Lilia sleep forever pillow

Top features of the Lilia Sleep Forever pillow

Customisable Height & Firmness
Free delivery & returns
Free Delivery
30-day trial period
30-Day Trial Period
3-year guarantee
3-Year Guarantee


  • High-quality materials.
  • Unique sandwich design allows for easy customisability.
  • Adjustable height, making it suitable for a variety of builds.
  • Long-lasting - and better for the environment.
  • Removable and machine-washable cover.
  • Free delivery.
  • 30-day sleep trial.
  • 3-year guarantee.


  • Not yet available in the UK.
  • Premium product that’s quite expensive.

What makes the Lilia Sleep Forever pillow special?

  • The pillow features four adjustable memory foam and cold foam layers.
  • The unique sandwich design makes customising the pillow super simple.
  • It comes with a 30-day trial period in Europe.

Best UK alternatives

Since the Lilia pillow is not yet available in the UK, why not consider these customisable pillows instead?

What makes the Lilia pillow special?

The Forever pillow by Lilia Sleep is fully customisable. 🔧

This means you can adjust the pillow to perfectly suit your needs and sleep style.

But that alone doesn’t make the Lilia pillow unique.

Lilia sleep forever pillows on bed
The Lilia Sleep pillows are stylish and comfortable.

After all, there are several other great customisable pillows on the market. 🇬🇧

What does make the Lilia pillow special, however, is just how easily you can customise it - without having to yank or squeeze foam layers into place.

Interest piqued?

Don’t worry, we’ll look at this in detail further down.

Lilia Sleep Forever pillow composition

The Lilia Sleep Forever pillow consists of four different foam layers with mysterious names like “Pure Heaven Foam” and “Sturdy Slumber Foam”.

Lilia uses very high-quality foams with densities of up to 50 kg/m3, which is a testament to the overall quality of this pillow. ⭐️

Lilia sleep forever pillow foam layers
The Forever pillow has four separate foam layers.

For now, let’s consider the foam layers in more detail.

The Lilia Sleep pillow foam layers

As we've mentioned, there are four different foam layers in the Lilia pillow.

Here's a closer look at each of these.

Lilia Cloud Foam

The top layer of the Lilia pillow is the Lilia Cloud Foam. ⛅️

This is a 3 cm (0.4 inches) memory foam layer, which provides a soft and snuggly feel.

Pure Heaven Foam

The second layer, also with a height of 3 cm (0.4 inches), is a unique foam specifically developed for side sleepers.

This is a three-in-one foam pad with two sides of cold foam and a memory foam centre.

Lilia sleep pure heaven layer
The Pure Heaven layer combines memory foam with cold foam.

The slightly firmer cold foam sides prevent the head from rolling to and fro when sleeping in the side position, and the memory foam centre provides a comfortable feel.

Forty Winks Foam

The third layer of the Forever pillow is a 4 cm (1.6 inches) thick memory foam layer.

This layer adds extra height to the pillow, which is perfect for side sleepers, but it can also be easily removed if you prefer a lower loft pillow.

Lilia sleep forever pillow memory foam layer
Additional memory foam adds height.

We look at the right pillow loft for your preferred sleeping position further down.

Sturdy Slumber Foam

The final layer of the Lilia pillow is a 3 cm (0.4 inches) base foam pad.

This layer gives the pillow extra stability - something you won’t find in feather pillows or cheaper foam pillows. 🧱

Lilia’s unique sandwich design

So far, so good.

But while the composition of the different foam layers is important, we think what makes the Lilia pillow special is how easily you can adjust these.

The Lilia pillow can easily be opened up with a zip and unfolded - like a sandwich. 🥪

Once unfolded, you’ll see two pockets (top and bottom), with the respective top and base layers.

lilia sleep forever pillow sandwich design

opening up lilia sleep pillow

In the middle, you’ll have the side sleeper layer and the additional memory foam layer.

Finding the right combination of layers for your sleep style can be difficult.

We guide you through this further down.

Lilia sleep foam layers in sandwich design
Top and bottom pockets in the cover store the foam layers.

We love how easy it is to adjust the layers of the Forever pillow.

Many of the other pillows we’ve tested have a pocket design.

This means the pillow only opens up on one side, and you have to pull the individual layers out and squeeze them back in again to adjust.

Is pillow customisability important?

Why, yes, it is.

Even though some brands may claim that theirs is “the perfect pillow”, there really is no such thing. 😢

This is because we’re all different - and need different pillows.

A tall, muscular side sleeper will require a vastly different pillow than a small, thin back sleeper.

But the mattress you’re sleeping on also matters.

Our sleep expert, Walter Braun, explains:

Which pillow you need depends on your individual requirements. You can find the perfect pillow for your sleeping position only if you have a suitable mattress. If the mattress is softer, you should use a lower pillow; if the mattress is firmer, the pillow should be higher.

Walter Braun

Mattress Expert

Pillows that can’t be adjusted are often too high for some sleepers - or too low for others.

Both of those can lead to uncomfortable nights and neck pain.

Customisability allows pillows to be adjusted to suit your individual needs.

Who is the Lilia pillow suitable for?

While we’ve just said that no pillow’s perfect for all, we think that customisable pillows come close.

If you’re able to adjust firmness and height, you can control some of the key factors determining a pillow's suitability.

The Forever pillow is super flexible because of its unique adjustability, meaning it’d be suitable for a wide range of people and sleeping positions.

temperature scale of different foams

That said, it still contains predominantly memory foam, which may not be ideal for hot sleepers. 🥵

Memory foam is known to retain heat.

If you’re a very hot sleeper or sweat quite heavily, we’d recommend opting for a more breathable pillow.

You can also check out the best cooling pillows in the UK.

We’d love to see Lilia design a pillow with more breathable latex foam as a good alternative!

Our favourite UK cooling pillows:

How to customise the Lilia pillow to suit your sleeping style

Finding the right combination of layers for your pillow is not always easy.

This is because the number of layers you need depends on your body type, preferred sleeping position, and your mattress.

Let’s consider this in more detail.

The right customisation for side sleepers

Side sleepers need a higher loft pillow. ⛰️

This is because the pillow needs to fill the space between neck and mattress, and because the head needs to be kept in line with the spine.

Lilia sleep pillow side sleeper
Side sleepers should use all layers of the Lilia pillow.

Ultimately, you’re always aiming for optimal spinal alignment to reduce tension.

If you have a firmer mattress, you should definitely keep all four layers of the Lilia Forever Pillow to get the highest loft possible.

This is because firm mattresses don’t allow for any sinkage, so you need the pillow to be high enough to allow for spinal alignment. 📏

If your mattress is slightly softer and your shoulders sink in a bit, you may need to remove one of the foam layers for better alignment.

The right customisation for back sleepers

Back sleepers will sleep more comfortably on medium-loft pillows.

Lilia sleep pillow back sleeper
Back sleepers generally do well on medium-loft pillows.

Of course, this also depends on your build and the firmness of your mattress.

A height of roughly 10 cm (4 inches) will be good for most back sleepers.

We’d recommend starting with a combination of the Lilia Cloud Foam, Forty Winks Foam, and Sturdy Slumber Foam.

Depending on your build and mattress, you can add or remove an extra layer.

The right customisation for stomach sleepers

Unfortunately, sleeping on your stomach isn’t very healthy for you. 🥴

Since your head will always be turned to one side, you’ll experience a build-up of tension throughout the night and will likely wake up with a fair bit of pain.

We’d suggest trying a massage gun to eliminate tense muscles and provide some much-needed relief.

But 8% of Brits [1] still like sleeping on their stomachs - and we can’t blame them.

Lilia sleep pillow stomach sleeper
Stomach sleepers need low-loft pillows.

If you’re a stomach sleeper, you’d want to sleep on a very low-loft pillow - or no pillow at all!

We’d recommend the former, though, as stomach sleepers do often turn to the side at some point during the course of the night.

We’d suggest a very flat pillow of no more than 6 cm (2.4 inches).

For the Lilia Sleep pillow, you could keep the top and the base layer but remove the two middle layers.

What does sleeping on the Lilia pillow feel like?

We tried the Lilia pillow for the duration of their trial period and found it very comfortable.

The exact firmness of the pillow depends on the combination of foam layers, but, generally, we’d describe it as a medium-firm pillow. 🧸

The Lilia Cloud Foam top layer is cosy and hugs the head very well - it could even be a little softer and more cloud-like!

memory foam with hand

Lilia sleep memory foam imprint

Most layers of the Forever Pillow are made of medium-firm memory foam.

Remember that memory foam reacts to temperature, so you’ll find it a little firmer in the winter and a little softer in the summer. ❄️☀️

The cold foam layer is a tad firmer, and we didn’t find it all that comfortable.

But if, like us, this layer isn’t your favourite, you can simply push it further down or remove it entirely and sleep on the other layers instead.

That’s the beauty of the Lilia pillow.

You have complete flexibility and can put it together the way you like best.

Lilia pillow cover and washing instructions

The Lilia pillow cover is made of 100% polyester.

It is fully machine-washable at 30℃.

This is great for people prone to allergies or those concerned about hygiene. 🤧

Lilia sleep forever pillow washing instructions
You can machine-wash the Lilia pillow cover.

But, always make sure to remove all the foam layers before washing as immersing these in water may cause irreparable damage. 💦

We’d recommend further protecting your Lilia pillow by adding a pillow protector or breathable pillowcase.

Lilia doesn’t have any pillowcases available yet, but why not consider some of our favourite high-quality options instead?

Our favourite UK pillowcases:

Lilia pillow size

The Lilia Forever pillow has dimensions of 60 x 50 cm (23.6 x 19.7 inches).

This is slightly smaller than the standard UK pillow size, but actually matches the size of some other top UK pillows, like the Panda Pillow.

lilia pillow with zipper
The Lilia pillow has dimensions similar to many of our other UK favourites.

Standard UK pillowcases should still fit.

What does the Lilia Sleep Forever pillow cost?

The Lilia Sleep Forever pillow is not yet available in the UK so we can’t be sure what it would cost. 💷

In Europe, however, it’s being marketed at €129.99.

This is definitely on the upper end of the scale.

Current UK pillows in that price range include the Emma Original pillow, Tempur pillows, and the Simba Hybrid pillow.

But, the high price point also makes sense.

Lilia sleep forever pillow from the side
The Lilia Sleep pillow is a premium product.

The Lilia pillow is made of very high-quality materials with densities of up to 50 kg/m3.

This ensures the pillow’s durability.

Unlike cheaper pillows that need to be replaced ever so often, the Lilia pillow is likely to last you a very long time. 🗓️

It also comes with a 3-year guarantee, which is much longer than the industry standard.

Lilia Sleep delivery conditions

In Europe, the Lilia pillow comes with free delivery within 1 - 2 working days. 🚛

It’s neatly packed in a stylish box.

Lilia sleep forever pillow delivery box

Lilia sleep forever pillow in box with tissue paper

Simply unpack the pillow, remove the tissue paper, and snuggle.

Does the Lilia pillow smell?

Many memory foam products have an initial chemical smell when you first unpack them.

This is called off-gassing.

Off-gassing is more common with compressed memory foam items like mattresses and mattress toppers, but some customers experience it with items like pillows.

You shouldn’t experience off-gassing with your Lilia pillow.

Off-gassing is common with compressed memory foam products like mattresses.

But, if you do, that’s no reason to worry. 😅

Off-gassing isn’t toxic or harmful in any way, and the smells disappear quite quickly.

Does the Forever pillow come with a trial period?

The Lilia Sleep Forever pillow comes with a 30-day trial period.

This starts as soon as the pillow is delivered. 🕰️

Pillow trial period

It always takes some time to get used to a new pillow (or a new mattress, for that matter).

Usually, you’ll only find out after a few days (or even weeks) whether or not the pillow actually works for you.

This is especially true if you’ve had your old pillow for a really long time.

That’s why we recommend taking full advantage of the Lilia trial period.

If you’re unhappy with your Forever Pillow after 30 nights, simply send it back and get a full refund. 🥳

Other UK pillows with trial periods:

Does the Lilia Forever pillow come with a guarantee?

Lilia Sleep offers a 3-year guarantee on its pillow.

Lilia sleep forever pillow with foam layers, cover, and box
The Forever pillow comes with a 3-year guarantee.

Most competitive brands only offer 1- or 2-year guarantees on pillows, though Tempur also offers 3 years and Panda even offers 10 years.

But those options aren't customisable.

Should you buy the Lilia Forever pillow?

The Forever Pillow by Lilia Sleep is not cheap - but it’s well worth the investment.

We love how simple it is to adjust the different layers and customise the pillow to suit your needs.

This is a great pillow for a wide range of sleepers, though it may not be the best fit for very hot sleepers.

Regardless, buying the Lilia pillow is a risk-free choice. 🥰

You get a 30-day trial period and if you don’t absolutely love it, you can send it back for a full refund.


  • Material

    High-quality materials.

  • Comfort

    Very comfortable.

  • Off-gassing

    You shouldn’t experience off-gassing.

  • Motion transfer & support

    Very supportive.

  • Breathability

    Could sleep quite hot.

  • Delivery & returns

    Free delivery and returns.

  • Value for money

    Expensive, but quality product.

Motion transfer & support
Delivery & returns
Value for money

Contact Lilia Sleep Europe

Customer service: To contact Lilia Sleep directly for complaints, support, or queries, please e-mail them at

Frequently asked questions

  • Is Lilia Sleep a sustainability-driven company?

    Lilia Sleep is an environmentally-conscious company. 🌱

    One of the company’s main focuses is the longevity of its pillow.

    Instead of having to purchase pillows again and again, Lilia Sleep is committed to producing a quality pillow that will last you a very long time.

    Hence also its name, the Forever pillow.

    Lilia Sleep also donates 1% of its turnover to 1% For The Planet [2], an international organisation committed to environmental protection.

  • When will the Lilia Forever Pillow be available in the UK?

    Unfortunately we don't yet know when the Lilia Forever Pillow will become available in the UK - but we will update our page as soon as it does!

  • References



Editor & Certified Sleep Therapist

Nicky is an experienced writer and editor with numerous qualifications. As a certified sleep coach, her interests lie in understanding how sleep problems arise from hormonal and environmental issues, particularly as part of stress and anxiety management.

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