Best Latex Pillows On The Market
You can have everything about your bedroom set up to encourage sleep, but if your pillow is old and flat, your sleep quality is going to be low to say the least.
But, how do you choose the best pillow for you? Do you need one specifically for neck pain? Are you a side sleeper or a back sleeper? Should it be made of memory foam or latex foam?
In this article, we’re going to talk about the benefits of latex foam and how it’s used in pillows today to produce a product that is bouncy and soft.
Where Does Latex Foam Come From?
Natural latex foam comes from the sap of the Hevea-Brasiliensis tree, also known as the Pará rubber tree that primarily grew in the Amazon rainforest. Since then, the tree has been used to start plantations in many countries around the world, including Thailand, Malaysia, India, Indonesia, and Vietnam. It’s currently the most expensive type of latex available.
Synthetic latex foam is a product produced from oil and is similar in effects to natural latex.
Blended latex is a mixture of synthetic and natural latex and is currently the most commonly sold type of latex in the United States. Because it is a blend of synthetic and natural latex, it can be mixed to several different firmness levels. Anything with large amounts of natural latex in it will be more expensive.
Are Latex Pillows Superior To Memory Foam?
The argument of latex vs memory foam has been going on for a while, but the truth is a bit complicated. When it comes to which one is better, the answer lies in what your personal preferences are.
Your head will sink into a memory foam pillow and can make you feel as thought you’re “trapped” or “buried” in it while you’re trying to sleep. The biggest downside for some people, though, is that memory foam pillows can cause breathing issues because they are made of polyurethane. They also trap heat and can become hot to sleep on.
Latex foam provides more support because your head doesn’t sink into it and it stays cooler throughout the night.
Which Latex Pillows Are Best?
Natural Talalay latex pillows are the highest end pillows that you can purchase. The process to produce natural Talalay latex is more energy intensive than the process used to produce Dunlop latex and it results in a pillow that has a more consistent texture from the top to the bottom of the pillow. In the Dunlop process, the bottom is typically firmer than the top. With Talalay latex, the firmness of the pillow is consistent all the way through.
Here are the best latex pillows on the market today.
Malouf Z 100% Natural Talalay Latex Zoned Pillow
This talalay latex pillow is high quality, naturally antimicrobial, mildew proof and dust mite resistant. It’s breathable and stays cool throughout the night, so you’ll feel like you’re sleeping in the clouds. Available in both plush & firm textures and as a high loft and low loft pillow, it’s versatile and useful for many different types of sleepers. You won’t find this variety anywhere but with Malouf.
Available in king & queen sizes.
Beautyrest Latex Foam Pillow
Beautyrest is a household name when it comes to bedroom goods, whether it’s mattresses, pillows, or other bedroom accessories. The quality is definitely there in their latex foam pillow. It’s antimicrobial, so you won’t have to worry about germs or any unpleasant odors when you lay down for the evening. It helps align your upper spine, so if you have back or neck pain in the morning, consider it gone!
Available in standard, queen, and king sizes.
GOODREAM Talalay Latex Pillow
This pillow is 100% natural latex pillow that is certified by the ISPA (International Sleep Products Association). It has holes in it so it will breathe well and not be too hot, while having a 100% cotton removable & washable cover. The support that it provides during the night is exceptional, because it provides the spinal alignment that you need to make sure you don’t wake up with a crick in your neck.
Available in standard, queen, & king sizes.
Slim Sleeper - Natural Latex Foam Pillow
This pillow is designed for stomach sleepers, because it has a low profile that allows you to lay down flat on your stomach and still maintain head & neck support. It comes with an outer cotton cover and has pin-holes in it to dissipate any heat that might accumulate. No more hot, sweaty head in the middle of the night! It comes in a medium firmness and it hypoallergenic, mildew resistant, dust mite resistant, and anti-fungal.
Brooklyn Bedding Talalay Latex Queen Firm Pillow
This talalay latex pillow is one of the most comfortable we’ve found for the price. It’s naturally hypoallergenic and antimicrobial and since it’s made of talalay latex, the texture of it is quite consistent from one side of the pillow to the other. You won’t find yourself trying to find the “right” side of this pillow in the middle of the night. It comes with a luscious bamboo cover that’s so soft, you may not even want a pillow case.
Available in King & Queen sizes and firm & plush textures.