The Great Debate: Synthetic vs Organic Pillows
A good night’s sleep starts with a comfortable pillow. The type we use, whether it’s feather, down, memory foam, or something else, contributes to our physical and mental health. However, waking up refreshed, without neck pain, and without a stuffy nose, every morning can be tied to the type of pillow filling you use. This is why we love organic latex pillows.
Organix Latex Delivers a Sound, Healthy Sleep
Natural latex pillows differ from their synthetic competitors in that they are naturally antimicrobial, and the unique composition of the natural latex foam allows for a head and neck position that forms to your body, whether you’re a back, side, or stomach sleeper.
Synthetic latex foam usually has a more dull, less springy feel than natural latex foam. It is generally a bit less durable than natural latex foam and will tear easier. Synthetic latex foam also generally has a stronger and more abrasive odor than natural latex.
What is Organic Latex?
Latex is a naturally occurring substance that comes from rubber trees. The latex derived from the tree is usually white in color and thick in consistency. It’s commonly used to make rubber, however, latex is also used in paint, clothing, and as a binder.
Organic latex is nearly free from chemicals and commonly used to make mattresses and other bedding, including pillows. Organic latex is collected and processed to create a foam that is highly malleable and features a spring-back quality, making it perfect as a form-fitting place to rest your head at night.
Are natural pillows better than synthetic ones?
Most people’s experience and scientific studies tend to point to “yes”. But how exactly are they better?
Organic pillows regulate your body temperature.
For sleepers who have difficulty regulating their body temperature while sleeping, organic latex pillows are a great choice, due to the material’s natural breathability. Our Encore Pillow is mixed with a smooth and supportive down alternative, giving it maximum breathability and a perfect night’s sleep.
Because most pillows are filled with synthetic or synthetic blend materials, they have a tendency to overheat. Why? Because synthetic materials like polyester, do nothing to regulate your body temperature while you sleep. Unlink organic latex, synthetics don’t absorb any moisture away from your body, and they don’t let air circulate through their fibers. So, synthetic pillows don’t breathe like natural pillows and thus, will very often leave you feeling too hot, or too cold in bed.
Organic Latex pillows offer proper neck support.
Back sleeper? Side sleeper? Either way, the loft of latex pillows offer the perfect combination of flex and support so that you always wake up feeling great. No more kinks in your neck!
Most synthetic pillows you buy are sewn shut. Meaning, whatever filling is inside, can’t be removed and can’t be added to.
Organic Latex pillows are naturally anti-bacterial.
Dust mites are a common allergen and asthma trigger and love living in synthetic pillows. Because dust mites like living in areas that provide them with moisture and warmth, popular places for mites to gather include pillows, mattresses, and carpets. Organic latex is an inhospitable environment for them, so you don't have to worry about them hanging out in your latex pillow.
Organic latex pillows are also great for individuals who are sensitive to chemicals or other allergens. They have antimicrobial properties and will never mold or collect mildew. We shed millions of microscopic skin cells at night so it's imperative to not create an environment where bacteria can thrive.
Organic latex pillows are chemical free.
Once you’ve slept on a chemical-free latex pillow, you’ll begin to notice the chemicals in their synthetic countertypes. This is great for sleepers who are sensitive to smells or have sensitive skin.
Natural pillows don’t contain any harsh, potentially dangerous chemicals, and don’t leave a negative, long-lasting effect on the environment. Synthetic materials like polyester carry carcinogens, that can generate problems such as skin, lung and heart cancer, among others.
Organic Latex pillows last longer.
Latex pillows are durable and last longer than alternative pillow options. They won’t collect dust or mold, so you’ll never have to replace your pillow due to allergen buildup. The unique composition of latex allows them to keep their shape longer, which means better sleep in the long run and a healthy investment. Because natural latex pillows will keep longer, they are a great value in the long run.
Sleep better with organic latex.
All in all, it’s almost guaranteed you will sleep better with natural pillows. Why?
- Organic latex pillows regulate your body’s natural temperature, so you’re never too hot or too cold in bed.
- They’re naturally anti-bacterial, anti-dust mite and hypoallergenic.
- Organic latex pillows are easily adjustable.
- They don’t contain any potentially dangerous chemicals.
- Organic latex pillows can relieve chronic back, neck, shoulder pain, and even reduce headache.