Latex…Why the hype?

Memory foam is great for relieving pressure, but it has its downsides – it feels a bit like getting into a vat of pudding (great if you’re that way inclined) and, to be perfectly honest, it does have a distinctive smell. 

Latex is a brilliant alternative – and we think you’ll love it!

We are super excited to introduce our latex pillows.  Here are some reasons why latex made it onto our shelves. 

Environmentally Friendly

How big’s your environmental footprint?  If you’re looking for lower-impact products and making more conscious choices, then latex is a good one.  It’s made from Hevea milk (rubber tree sap), an eco-friendly and sustainable source.  

Health

Sorry to say it, but a mattress or pillow can be home to gazillions of bacteria, allergens and dust mites.  Just like wool and silk, latex is hypo-allergenic, anti-bacterial, and anti-dust mite. Take that, little beasties!

Durability

Who doesn’t like to get a little bit more for their money?  Latex mattresses and pillows can last for anything between 10 and 30 years! Latex is super springy, and more resilient to impression than memory foam, so it’ll last longer.

Feeling

Latex doesn’t surround your body in the same way as memory foam.  It’s dense (therefore supportive) and elastic (therefore squashy and comfortable) and these two properties create unparalleled comfort and support.  While memory foam is slightly better for pressure relief because it’s softer, it can almost engulf you. It’s been described as ‘pudding like’ while latex had been described as ‘springy’ and ‘bouncy’ – easier to move around on.  (Both are great for motion isolation compared to spring mattresses.)

Memory foam can also get a bit warm under the body, but latex benefits from being breathable so it doesn’t have the same heat or hygiene problems.  If you need specialised sleep support or relief for pressure points, we think you should give latex a try!    

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3 Responses to “Latex…Why the hype?”

  1. June 19, 2014

    Jennie B Reply

    My memory foam pillow had become rather flat after a few years use and I
    spotted your latex pillow on your website. I have a problem with the rim of my
    ears hurting as it presses into a regular pillow, so I thought it was worth a try, using
    this new product. Hurrah! This first pillow is so comfy and supportive I have just
    ordered a second one, for my holiday home. Now I can be comfortable both at
    home – and away!

  2. June 20, 2014

    Eileen Paisley Reply

    I have been using latex pillows for some years, and wouldn’t go back to either foam or feather. They are much more comfortable and restful than any other pillow, and can heartily recommend them.

  3. June 24, 2014

    S Shields Reply

    I have been a fan of latex pillows for many years. I have just had to throw away two that I have had for over twenty years, the rest are going strong! I would be helpful to know the depth of pillow and softness rating. The four that I bought from the Bath and Pillow Company are slim and better suited to a person who sleeps on their back or tummy. As I sleep on my side I do need a higher one and am disappointed that they are not as deep and soft as previously purchased pillows from other sources. However the quality and price are very competitive.

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