Choosing Latex or Memory Foam Pillows
Picking the perfect pillow is a decision that affects you daily, but don’t let that scare you off. By upgrading your pillows today you can begin sleeping longer and getting a better quality of sleep at the same time. Pillows can reduce neck and shoulder pain, help posture and simply feel great to sleep on! When looking for that perfect pillow, there are a few things you need to take into consideration. The most important thing is the material. Different pillow materials are better for different sleeping styles and body types. Memory Foam and Latex are perhaps the two best options. Which one is right for you?
Memory foam is made of a polyurethane that is made from viscoelastic material. It adapts to pressure, slowly contouring to the shape of your head and neck to relieve pressure points.
Natural Latex is ergonomically designed to support the curves of your head and neck no matter your sleeping position and is naturally cooling and moisture-wicking.
Which is better: The benefits
Memory foam is well known in bedding to provide comfort and mould to your shape which puts less pressure on joints and pressure points. It is a synthetic material however, and whilst that means it is more durable than standard pillows, it isn’t a natural material. Memory foam works when your body heat makes it more supple. This means waiting until it has warmed up to feel its benefits. Until then it is hard to the touch but once it is warm you will sink into it for a pain-free sleep night after night. Due to it retaining body warmth, it isn’t as suitable for use in the hot climate New Zealand has in summer.
Natural Latex, on the other hand, is natural. It’s a better environmental choice than memory foam and is even more durable. It also has natural benefits such as its cooling and spongy properties that keep you cool in summer and are instantly comfortable rather than having to wait for it to ‘warm up’ like memory foam. Latex is naturally anti-fungal, mildew resistant, and hypoallergenic. The best thing about the softness of latex is it suits all types of sleepers, so no matter if you sleep on your front, back or side, Natural Latex Pillows will allow you a deep sleep whilst supporting your body appropriately.Shop all our pillows and mattresses online today.