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Accessory Review Malouf Memory Foam Pillow (Zoned Dough)

The Z by Malouf memory foam pillow is comfortable and durable. These pillows have just the right combination of sink and spring and conform for to your head and neck. Having a nice pillow that is both high quality as well as comfortable can really make a difference, regardless of the mattress you sleep on


The core of this pillow is 100% memory foam. This memory foam is a proprietary ‘Dough’ foam to Malouf that is softer than the typical memory foam. Because this foam is more malleable than typical memory foam it allows for your pillow to conform to your head more comfortably.

This also gives the feel of the pillow a slightly more springy touch that allows for less sinking in and an easier time transitioning sleeping positions.

This pillow has zippered cover that can be removed and washed. It is made of a velvety blend of polyester and rayon from bamboo. This soft cover is good for helping with regulating the temperature and is also excellent for even the most sensitive skin.


The Malouf memory foam pillow is great for most anyone. It not only has great materials but also comes in a variety of loft height, comfort levels and size options to create the best pillow for each individual. There are two options for comfort specifically, plush and firm.

This pillow is made of a memory foam that is altered during the manufacturing process to be made at two different degrees of softness. One being more firm and the other being a less firm, thus allowing someone who likes the feeling of sinking in less to go with a more supported option and for someone who likes the feeling of sinking in more to have a softer option.

This pillow also comes in three different sizes, a standard size, a queen size and king size. These basically correlate with the bed size you have and that standard size of pillow cases that accompany each. This is a nice option, especially for those with king size beds and would like a pillow that actually fits the bed better. The comfort of this pillow is great.

The two zones of holes really allow for great support for both your head and your neck and the breathability allows the pillow to stay at a comfortable temperature, along with the help of the soft cover. It also is soft yet supportive foam that even in the firm comfort level doesn’t feel too firm and the plush level doesn’t feel too soft. It really does come in an option that would work for everyone.


This pillow has options to allow for just the right support too. All of these pillows have two zones of holes that are specifically sized to function in different ways.

The larger holes in the center of the pillow are there to cradle your head and allow for it to rest comfortably. Meanwhile, the smaller holes around the edge are there to give your neck the right amount of support.

This design creates the optimal comfort when sleeping in any position for your head, neck and back.

There are also three ‘loft’ heights available in this pillow as well. The loft height is basically how thick the pillow is. The ‘low loft’ is the thinnest of the three at about 4.5” thick. The low loft is ideal for someone who doesn’t like a thick pillow. This is a great option for stomach sleepers.

The next is the ‘mid loft’ which is probably what most people will prefer, this one is about 6” thick and will work for most side and back sleepers. The thickest one is the ‘high loft’ that comes in right around 7” and this works well for a larger person who sleeps on their back or side or for someone who likes a thicker pillow.

All of these options still provide optimal support and comfort but it’s really nice to have a choice especially if you like a thinner or thicker pillow.


The Malouf Zoned Dough memory foam pillow is around $80 and for a high end, great quality soft memory foam is a great price. The materials and comfort and support definitely make this pillow worth it.


A cover with a zipper protects this pillow from getting dirty. You can easily remove and machine wash the cover as needed.

Malouf recommends washing it separately to ensure the zipper doesn’t snag. Be sure to use the gentle cycle with a warm wash and cold rinse. They also suggest only using a mild non-chlorine bleach detergent when necessary. As far as drying they say dry on low heat. For the pillow itself, you can be spot clean when needed, but never put in the washing machine.

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