Aldi's hit $20 'anti-snore' pillow causes a stir: 'Need this'

Gillian Wolski
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·3-min read

Aldi fans are abuzz with news that the German retailer is bringing back a popular ‘anti-snore’ pillow that retails for just under $20.

The ergonomic pillow features a unique ‘S-shaped’ foam insert that is said to ‘encourage side sleep, correct head and neck positioning and opening of airways to help minimise sleep position-related snoring’.

Aldi's hit $20 'anti-snore' pillow will be back in stock on Wednesday, January 27. Photo: Aldi.
Aldi's hit $20 'anti-snore' pillow will be back in stock on Wednesday, January 27. Photo: Aldi.

Over on Facebook, shoppers were keen to get their hands on the $19.99 product when it hit stores as part of the Wednesday, January 27 Special Buys bedding line up.

“What in the world! Neeeed if they're good,” wrote one excited customer in a post in an Aldi fan group.

“I need this in my life,” added another.

Others wanted to know if the pillow lived up to its snore-busting claims after one Facebook user asked if it might help with her husband’s nocturnal noises.

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Shoppers weighed in on the effectiveness of the anti-snoring pillow. Photo: Getty Images.

“I wonder how it works? Do you smother him with it or...?” one responded, adding “Joking, clearly” to make sure everyone knew they were just poking fun.

Jokes aside, several people piped up with genuine reviews which were less than glowing.

“I got one in London. Doesn’t work, my partner still snores,” one reported.

“Nah none of those things work,” said another.

“Far better to get them tested for sleep apnoea,” advised a third.

Sleep ‘divorce’

A 2018 survey by UK’s Mattress Online revealed a third of us are kept awake by our partner’s annoying sleep habits every single night. And 25 per cent claimed snoring was one of the most common reasons for arguments with their partner.

Sleep expert Steve Adams told Yahoo Lifestyle at the time that a lack of sleep can lead to problems such as weight gain, lowered sex drive, a weakened immune system and mood swings to name but a few.

In Steve’s experience, some couples benefit from separate sleeping arrangements or a ‘sleep divorce’ — which by no means has to be a permanent thing.

“You could trial it for a few days a week, sleep apart during the week or have set days that you sleep separately,” he said.

If you don’t manage to get your hands on Aldi’s anti-snore pillow, we’ve found a few similar products that can be shopped right now on Kogan:

Ovela Ergonomic Cervical Neck Pillow for Snore Relief, $29.99 + Shipping

Ovela Ergonomic Cervical Neck Pillow for Snore Relief. Photo: Kogan.
Ovela Ergonomic Cervical Neck Pillow for Snore Relief. Photo: Kogan.

Ovela Ergonomic Contoured Neck Pillow, $29.99 + Shipping

Ovela Ergonomic Contoured Neck Pillow. Photo: Kogan.
Ovela Ergonomic Contoured Neck Pillow. Photo: Kogan.

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Additional reporting by Kristine Tarbert.

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