Why You Should Sleep on a Latex Pillow: 4 Key Benefits
Nobody likes waking up in the morning with a sore, stiff neck from sleeping the wrong way or receiving inadequate support. It usually takes days for the pain to subside, and in the meantime, you have to suffer through the discomfort. You often blame the pain on your sleeping position, arthritis or age, but what if your pillow is actually partly to blame?
Choosing a pillow used to be pretty simple. All you had to do was go to the store and pick one off the shelf. They were all relatively the same. Now, though, you have a lot of different options to choose from, and some may have more benefits than others.
In fact, sleeping with a latex pillow might just be the secret to ditching those pesky neck pains once and for all, as well as adding a multitude of other benefits to your lifestyle. Here’s why:
Latex Pillows Offer Great Support
If your pillow is too high or too low, it can cause a lot of extra strain on your neck and even weaken the muscles in your neck and shoulders over time. As we mentioned above, the correct sleep posture can heavily affect the amount of sleep you get as well as the quality of that sleep.
The great thing about using a latex pillow is that it conforms around your neck and shoulders to align your spine and eliminate pressure points that can lead to pain. The supportive-yet-buoyant properties of the material adjust to your head and neck even as you toss, turn, roll, and change positions during the night.
Since latex is more dense than the average pillow, it easily holds its shape and softness for much longer than a regular cotton pillow would. Plus, its elastic properties allow it to flex throughout the night so that you never need to wake up and re-adjust. This ensures that no matter how you like to sleep, you will be fully supported.
Latex Pillows are Hypoallergenic
45% of Australians suffer from allergies, and 80% of those Australians are allergic to dust mites. If you find yourself experiencing a runny nose and itchy eyes for a prolonged period of time, you may want to look into your pillow.
Natural latex is resistant to dust mites, which means you don’t have to worry about any congestion or sickness coming from your pillow. Organic Natural latex is even more allergy friendly because it’s certified pesticide and chemical free - Just like our Classic Organic Natural Latex Pillow.
Additionally, all types of latex are mildew-proof and antimicrobial. This makes it ideal for people suffering from allergies and who are sensitive to chemical smells.
Latex pillows may also be the key to helping your acne. For one thing, using any pillow for too long can cause your skin to react negatively. That is why it is important to switch out your pillow after a few years. However, latex is gentler on your skin and may help alleviate any irritation caused by your current pillow.
Latex Pillows Maintain a Perfect Sleeping Temperature
We all know the dread that comes with waking up in the middle of the night feeling terribly sweaty and hot. At the very least, it wakes you up for a minute or two and disrupts your sleep cycle. At the very worst, it can leave you feeling fatigued and unable to resume your sleep for the rest of the night.
Thankfully, using a natural latex pillow can ease this issue. Latex pillows can help prevent overheating because of their cellular structure. Even if the temperature of the room changes, your latex pillow will remain at roughly the same temperature.
This is especially important during hot summers when your whole home seems to be uncomfortably warm.
Latex Pillows Will Last Longer
Because of latex’s unique structure, a latex pillow will be able to retain its shape and firmness longer than many other pillow types. You’ll find that Natural latex pillows often cost more than their counterparts made with synthetic materials or foams — but consider a latex pillow an investment. It will continue to serve you and your family well for many years after your purchase.
Additionally, latex sleep products typically have higher user-satisfaction ratings due to their durability. Although it is recommended that you switch your pillow after two years or so, your latex pillow could last anywhere from five to ten years without causing any issues.
Latex pillows are also easy to maintain, so you won’t have to work too hard to keep them in good shape. Latex products don’t need to be cleaned often, but when they do need to be cleaned, they should not be soaked in water.
Instead, they should be spot-cleaned with soap and water before drying completely. Don’t put the pillowcase back on until the pillow is completely dry.
Overall, we believe that latex pillows offer some amazing benefits for any consumer. If you’re in the market for a new pillow, or would like to learn more about latex options, keep an eye on or blog page or send us an email (info.restorganic.com). We would be happy to answer any questions you have and help you find your best night’s sleep.