There are so many different types of pillows on the market, but two very popular ones are foam pillows and feather pillows.
But what exactly is a foam pillow? What does a feather pillow feel like? And how do you know which pillow is best for your needs?
We break down these different pillow materials below. Keep reading about foam vs feather pillows.
What is a Foam Pillow?
A foam pillow is typically rectangular in shape and offers plenty of support. Foam pillows are available in softer and firmer versions, depending on preference.
Types of Foam Pillows
- Natural Latex
- Memory Foam
- Polyurethane Foam
We always recommend choosing natural latex, which is derived from rubber tree sap, rather than synthetic polyurethane or memory foam pillows. Natural latex also tends to sleep cooler without any added gels or harsh chemicals.
Talalay natural latex in particular has an open cell structure which makes it a very breathable pillow option. Check out our favorite Talalay latex pillow.
Benefits & Drawbacks of Foam
Wondering if a foam pillow is for you? Here is what you need to know.
- Cooler sleep
- Available in various densities
- Organic options available
- Eco-friendly (natural latex)
- Cannot always control height of pillow
- Not the best option for those who like plush softness
- Not lightweight