The World's Best Latex Pillows
Are you tired of waking up with a sore neck and aching shoulders? It might be time to upgrade to a latex pillow. Latex pillows are made from natural, durable rubber tree sap and are known for their support and resilience. They are also hypoallergenic, making them a great choice for people with allergies or sensitivities. In this article, we'll take a closer look at the benefits of using a latex pillow and how to choose the right one for you. Get ready to say goodbye to sleepless nights and hello to a more comfortable and restful sleep.
"Latex offers superior comfort, support and optimal body pressure distribution for a good & healthy night's sleep." - Stéphane Mannekens - Head of Design @ Quiesco
What are the advantages of latex pillows?
Latex is form-retaining ...
... get stable support in every sleeping position.
Latex is elastic ...
... it fits perfectly with the contours of your head and neck.
Latex is not temperature and pressure sensitive ...
... you always have a comfortable feeling at every room temperature.
Latex is ventilating ...
...your pillow feels pleasant and fresh.
Latex is antifungal and antibacterial ....
...this way your pillow will last longer.
Deep Dive on the Advantages of Latex:
1. Latex is form-retaining
Latex pillows offer stable support regardless of your sleeping position or physique.
If your pillow is not form-retaining, the padding will move during your sleep. Because of this you will not receive proper support. Materials such as memory foam, buckwheat, down and feathers, water do not retain their shape. The annoying thing is that you would have to shake your pillow at night or shape it for the right support. It is better to choose form-retaining material, so you get stable support.
Latex is an elastic material that adapts to the contours of your head and neck. Why is elasticity important? It allows the pillow to conform to the shape of your neck and your head, and it reduces the amount of energy exerted during nightly movements.
3. Latex is not temperature and pressure sensitive
This way your sleeping comfort is independent of the ambient and body temperature.
Visco-elastic foams (memory-foam, Tempur) are characterized by their pressure and temperature sensitivity. This means that this type of cushion can feel hard at cold temperatures and (too) soft at warm temperatures. If you change your sleeping position, you will have to wait until the pillow adjusts to your new position. For example, if you turn from lying on your back to your side, the part of the pillow that you were not lying on first feels hard and uncomfortable. That is because the pillow does not immediately adjust under the pressure and temperature of your head and neck.
Because of the natural open cell structure and the many perforations in the latex you have optimum ventilation and moisture evacuation during your sleep. Visco-elastic foams ventilate less well.
5. Latex is anti-bacterial and antifungal
Latex is therefore ideal for people with allergies.
Check out this video on the characteristics of latex:
Quiesco pillow's core is 100% latex
How latex compares to other pillow materials:
A. Comparison of different materials
|Material||Support||Elasticity||Form consistency||Pressure relief||Ventilation|
- Support: the ability of the material to support the neck and head in its natural position;
- Elasticity: the extend to which the material reacts in a responsive way under pressure of neck and head.;
- Form consistency: the extent to which the material deforms under pressure;
- Pressure relief: extent to which the material is uniformly pressure-distributing adjusts to the contours of the neck and head.
How long does a latex pillow last?
If you take good care of your latex foam pillow, the life span will be at least 4 years. Latex is a popular material for pillows due to its naturally soft and supportive qualities. Much like memory foam, latex sinks beneath a sleeper's head, neck, and shoulders for targeted pain and pressure relief.
Which is better latex or memory foam pillows?
Both memory foam and latex pillows can be more durable than standard down feather pillows. They tend to outlast polyester and feather in terms of both comfort and hygiene. It also feels much softer to the immediate touch than memory foam.