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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. Durability / longevity tends to be above average. 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 rubber odor. Their springiness / bounciness 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.
|Price||d+||They are often priced $35-$110. Owners on average pay $55. Higher price does not necessarily correlate with higher owner satisfaction.|
|Durability / longevity||b+||The pillows tend to maintain their shape and support for at least three years on average with normal, regular use. As they age, they tend to flatten and compress.|
|Less (neck) 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.|
|Stability||D+||Latex pillows are not entirely solid state as they tend to have at least some spring or bounce. About 6% of owners report this characteristic to be a disadvantage because, in their words, it feels like having one's head on a balloon or big rubber ball.|
|Moldable||C||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.|
|Short break in||B||Latex tends to have minimal break in requirements.|
|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||B+||Generally good, but loft may be too high for some, especially smaller people.|
|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 high 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, but not always, goes away after a few days.|
|No sleeping hot||b||Heat trap issues are reported by about 3% 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.|
|Easy to lift, turn, move||d+||At least 10% of owners describe latex pillows as dense and heavy.|
|Fewer allergies||b||A small percent of people are allergic to latex. 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.|
|Easy to maintain||a||The pillows are low maintenance in that they never need to be shaken or fluffed.|
|Easy to clean||b-||If cleaning is needed, use lukewarm solution of mild soap and water to spot clean, and dry at room temperature. Machine washing is not recommended.|
The table below evaluates latex pillows that have 80% or higher owner satisfaction based on at least 80 consumer experiences. Important: Information for firmness, loft and sleeping position shows only what tends to be true for owners. Your personal evaluation may differ.
|Premium Natural Latex Pillow
||Talatech Latex Pillow||Charter Club Latex Pillow||Latex Foam Pillow||Beautyrest Latex Pillow||Z by Malouf|
|Owner Satisfaction (sample)|
|88% (1324)||88% (807)||87% (87)
||83% (111)||80% (1266)||80% (1094)|
|med||soft, med or firm||med-firm
||mostly med||firm-med||soft or firm|
||med||med-high||high or low|
|std, qn||std, qn, kg||std||std, kg||std, qn, kg||std, qn, kg|
|Sleeping Position Best Suited For|
|back, perhaps side and stomach||all||back, side
||back, side||side, back||all|
|blended talalay||blended talalay||blended talalay||likely blended talalay||blended talalay||natural talalay|
|Distinctive Advantage Or Trait|
|estab- lished, proven||firmness variety||--||value potential||popular||uses natural latex, not blended|
|overstock .com||overstock .com||macys. com, Macy's||bedbath andbeyond .com and stores||walmart .com (best price), amazon||amazon|
* Sale or discounted price. Product is often but not always on sale.
Below are the most common phrases that owners use to describe lying on their latex pillow.
Ratings are based on over 4,700 actual latex pillow owner / consumer reviews gathered using an unbiased, accurate methodology.
– 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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