Latex pillows are not for everyone but Dunlopillo gives great support for side-sleepers and neck pain sufferers.
So, since so many people are raving about these latex pillows we thought we had better try one out for ourselves. Now before we start, these pillows are basically classified as orthopaedic pillows – e.g. they are designed to give special neck support and / or relieve neck and back pain. I’m lucky enough not to suffer from neck or back pain and so I can’t speak for that side of things.
I can tell you that if you’ve never used a Latex pillow before then they are… different. A little like memory foam except without the yield and without the usual horrible memory foam smell, latex is a natural product and is hypo-allergenic (as long as you are not allergic to latex of course). The pillow is heavy and feels pretty solid, slightly thinner than a normal fibre pillow because it gives less.
It does offer really good support, especially for side sleepers who need a bit of consistent lift in their pillow. Being a side-sleeper I was a bit surprised at how slim it was to start with. At only around 5 inches (no jokes, please) I thought I needed a bit more to be comfortable. However, I did actually find I had a good night’s sleep on this, I started with a fibre pillow on top but soon shed that off leaving just the Dunlopillo.
Although this won’t be for everybody, if you suffer from neck or back pain, are a side-sleeper and / or otherwise feel the need for additional support then you should give this a go. It’s not cheap but latex pillows will last for many years.