Home Bed Collections Accessories CRAFTING KING KOIL Sleep Advisor Store Hospitality Contact Find Us

The Health Benefits of A Latex Pillow

Latex has been known to be the last word in bedding products in recent years, due to its environmentally friendly and sustainable credentials as a natural material from the sap of rubber trees. A recent article on latex mattresses published by King Koil Indonesia noted that latex is “renowned for their comfort levels…[like] a pencil eraser but much softer and more responsive.” The piece also noted that it is possible to adjust latex’s density for more comfort and responsiveness, as well as improve the contouring of your body.

This is no less the case with quality pillows made from the material. The sleepfoundation.org website highlighted latex pillows for their versatility. “[Latex] pillows offer the plushness of a traditional polyfill or down alternative pillow with additional firmness and flexibility.”

“Latex is an eco-friendly, natural material that’s often touted as a premium choice for pillows,” noted healthline.com. “There are different types of latex, but they share common characteristics like breathability, improved responsiveness…and durability. This means they can last for years.”

The health benefits of latex in quality pillows

  • Breathability and comfort

healthline.com said latex pillows’ breathable characteristics help make it “an excellent choice for hot sleepers.” The website also cited findings from a couple of studies to make their case for latex pillows.

“In a 2010 study, participants woke up less frequently throughout the night when sleeping on latex pillows versus down pillows. The same study found that switching to a latex pillow could contribute to fewer headaches and shoulder and arm pain that could disrupt sleep.”

Another survey noted similar results. “In a 2019 study, researchers split 42 participants with cervical spondylosis [a degenerative spinal condition that cause significant neck pain] into 2 groups. One group only underwent physical therapy and switched to an ergonomic latex pillow,” the study on quality latex pillows said.

“After 4 weeks, they found that the group that switched pillows experienced less pain, an increased range of motion, and decreased disability from their condition.”

  • Easing pressure on the neck and back

Aside from providing the breathability and comfort for a good night’s sleep, latex pillows give you a range of benefits for your health. “An ergonomic latex pillow helped people with cervical spondylosis,” said Medical News Today in its website medicalnewstoday.com.

  • Hypoallergenic material

Aside from ergonomics, the health benefits of latex pillows stemmed from its texture and rubbery origins. “[Latex] is the firmest type of pillow, and it resists mold and dust mites,” asserted webmd.com. Medical News Today agreed, as it attributed the latex pillow’s mold and dust mite resistant to its antimicrobial qualities. They added that the organic composition of high quality latex pillow make them less toxic qualities than their counterparts made of other materials.


King Koil Indonesia has long recognized the qualities of latex, particularly with its use of Talalay Embrace in mattresses and other bedding products. Imported from the Netherlands, the material’s hygienic and moisture-wicking out properties make the material an indispensable part of bed collections like the Princess, Ergo Pedic and Signature Gold lines, and make them a promising part of any pillow collection by King Koil.

But regardless when King Koil pillow or other bedding products you choose, you can rest assured that our quality pillows and other bedding products will have your back for years to come.