Latex Pillow Fill: Advantages and Disadvantages

What is Shredded Latex Pillow Filling?

Latex pillows offer good support for your head and neck while retaining a soft feel. Like most memory foam pillows, the most popular latex pillows sold are solid box shaped pieces of latex that aren’t moldable. However, shredded latex pillow filling is moldable and malleable.

Viet Nam polyester staple fiber can be a substitute for pillow fill.

Manufacturers can call their pillow filling, “natural latex” as long as there is a percentage of natural material in the synthetic blend. I recommend you look for shredded latex pillow filling that is labeled “100% natural latex.”

 Advantages of Shredded Latex Pillow Filling:

  • moldable/malleable
  • breathable — keeps cool at night, although it doesn’t compare to the breathability offered by buckwheat hulls or microbeads
  • eco-friendly

Disadvantages of Shredded Latex Pillow Filling:

  • “rubbery” odor
  • can be too soft for some, resulting in inconsistent support that elevates your head too high or low
  • expensive

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