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Pillow Reviews > Latex Pillow Reviews
Based on 3,035 Actual Consumer Experiences
THE GOOD: Latex pillows tend to be soft yet supportive resulting in good pain relief and comfort potential. They have few complaints related to heat buildup or allergies. Latex does not clump, shift or develop hollow spots.
THE BAD: In addition to being fairly pricey, they can have an initial chemical-like or rubbery odor. Their springiness and above-average weight are negatives to some.
The ratings below show how the pillows overall as a group are evaluated by owners. For information on specific brands, see the section following this one.
|Owner satisfaction||b+||Latex pillows overall as a group have 84% owner satisfaction. ( ) Satisfaction can differ by brand and model.
|Durability / longevity||b+||The pillows tend to maintain their shape and support for five years on average with normal, regular use. As they age, they tend to flatten and compress.|
|Affordable||d+||They are priced $25-$200. Owners on average pay $55. Higher price does not necessarily equal higher owner satisfaction.|
|Less pain||b+||Less pain, including less neck/shoulder pain, tends to be a strong advantage of latex pillows mainly because of the consistent support they provide. For about 7% of owners, however, the pillows cause pain usually due to excessive firmness and or improper loft.|
|Supportive||b||The clear majority of owners say the pillows provide good to excellent support. This is mainly because the pillows are "springy" and instantly adjust to movements of the head and neck and hold their shape through the night. About 3% of owners report this springiness to be a disadvantage because it results in the feeling that, in their words, one has their head on a balloon or big rubber ball.|
|Moldable||d+||A "moldable" pillow is one whose shape can be easily altered or "scrunched" to increase comfort and support. Moldability tends to not be a strength of latex pillows since they tend to spring back to shape and are often fairly dense.|
|Cuddly||c+||A "cuddly" pillow is one that is soft and huggable, as opposed to hard, rigid, stiff and or too heavy. Latex pillows tend to be too dense and heavy to score highly on this issue.|
|Contents won't shift / clump||a||The latex inside won't shift or clump resulting in hollow spots.|
|Loft options||c-||Some models offer loft (thickness) variety, but most have medium to above average loft.|
|Back sleep friendly||c+||Generally good, but loft may be too high for some.|
|Stomach sleep friendly||c||High loft and or excessive firmness can undermine comfort for some stomach sleepers.|
|Side sleep friendly||b||Side sleepers generally have the highest satisfaction with latex pillows mainly because the pillows often have good loft which side sleepers tend to prefer.|
|No initial odor / off gassing||c-||A noteworthy rubbery or chemical smell is reported by 4% of owners. It often goes away after a few days.|
|Air flow / no sleeping hot||b||Heat trap issues are reported by only 2% of owners. The pillows have small holes and interconnecting channels that create a natural ventilation system, letting body heat and moisture disperse.|
|No noise||a||They are quiet under all conditions.|
|Lightweight||d+||At least 10% of owners describe latex pillows as dense and heavy.|
|Fewer allergies||b+||Nearly all allergy sufferers who commented on the issue praise their latex pillow for being anti-allergy. Latex is anti-microbial and mildew proof. And although dust mites do not eat the latex they can still live in it to feed on the shedded skin cells that settle inside.|
|No need to fluff / shake||a||The pillows are low maintenance in that they never need to be shaken or fluffed.|
|Ease of cleaning||b-||If cleaning is needed, use lukewarm solution of mild soap and water to spot clean, and dry at room temperature.|
The table below evaluates latex pillows that have 80% or higher owner satisfaction based on significant owner experience data.
Important: Information below concerning firmness, loft and sleeping position show only what tends to be true for most owners. Your personal evaluation may differ.
|Owner Satisfaction / Sample Size||Price||Retailer||Available Sizes||Firmness||Loft||Sleeping Position(s) Best Suited For||Main Complaints
(% of Owners)
|Dream Solutions||90% / 49||$30-$45||sears.com||standard, queen, king||medium||medium||back, side||heavy (3%)||90 days|
|Charter Club Bedding||90% / 27||$80||macys.com, Macy's||standard||medium-firm||medium||NA||NA||30 days+|
|Premium Natural Latex Foam Pillow||89% / 1159||$35||overstock.com||standard, queen||medium-soft||medium-
|back, stomach, perhaps side||lacks support (3%), too thin (2%), too soft (2%)||30 days|
|Authentic Talatech 230 Thread Count||89% / 462||$40-$45||overstock.com||standard, queen, king||variety offered||medium||all||lacks support (3%), too firm (3%), too soft (3%), too lofty (2%)||30 days|
|Latex Foam Pillows||85% / 35||$30-$50||bedbathand beyond.com||standard, king||medium||medium||all||NA||30 days+|
|Simmons Beautyrest Latex Pillow||80% / 621||$24-$60||amazon.com, overstock.com, walmart.com||standard, queen, king||firm-medium||medium-
|side, back||too soft (8%), lacks support (5%), too firm (5%), odor (3%)||30-90 days|
|Z by Malouf 100% Natural Talalay||80% / 842||$76-$130||amazon.com||queen, king||variety offered||variety
|all||odor (10%), lacks support (6%), high loft model lacks loft (4%)||30 days|
Below are the most common phrases that owners use to describe lying on their latex pillow.
Ratings are based on over 3,000 actual latex pillow owner / consumer reviews gathered using an unbiased, accurate methodology.
– Although latex pillows tend to be more expensive than other pillow types, most owners still regard their latex pillow to be a good value.
– Latex pillows are often described by owners as dense and somewhat heavy. As a result, the pillows are not generally regarded as cuddly or huggable, at least not to the degree that softer and lighter pillows are.
– Latex pillows are considered to be effective in relieving pain, especially neck pain, for at least 20 percent of owners.
– Some people (less than 3% of the population) are allergic to latex. Latex, however, is anti-microbial and mildew proof. In addition, some research suggests latex tends to not attract large dust mite populations.
– Due to the fact that latex pillows tend to have above-average loft, they may not be well suited for stomach sleepers.
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