A guide for buying the perfect pillow

Memory foam pillows

Memory foam PillowMost Memory Foam pillows are of an extremely heavy density (they weigh a lot) and it is a misconception that the heavier memory foam is the more appropriate it is for the application. Not true!

What you have to be careful of is the length of time it takes for your impression to come back out of the foam. If it takes any longer than say four or five seconds, then the chances are that when you sleep on it, your head will keep sinking and eventually your face and ear will be crushed. In other words, you keep going down! This means you eventually get little or no balanced support for the neck and head, and thus distortion of the spine may occur.

The key to memory foam being compatible to your needs is that it has to STOP subsiding at some point before it compresses too much and you lose any advantage in respect to the marriage between pressure diffusing support, and comfort.

Therapeutic Pillow International uses only premium quality memory foams that are selected to suit an individual's needs. For instance the density and softness used for the CompleteSleeprrr adjustable pillow range is designed to cushion you in comfort, and continue to provide ongoing support WITHOUT subsiding too far. We use a mid-range density, and this also has the added advantage of the memory foam being able to 'breathe' ... which means healthier sleep because you don't overheat.

Our Satin Beauty memory foam pillow also uses a similar memory foam to that of CompleteSleeprrr, and it is designed to NOT over-compress. And the same applies to the SleepAway travel pillow. Ongoing comfort and support, while still naturally aligning the spine. Not too dough-like. That is the key!


Traditional foam pillows

Traditional foam pillowsIt's a fact of life that invariably the more you pay for traditional foam pillows — or regular foam as it is sometimes referred to — the better the quality and the greater the longevity of the foam ... and therefore continued comfort and support.

There are hundreds of different densities and softness styles in traditional foams, and the art is in producers of pillows selecting the correct density and softness, and marrying that to the product's intended application in conjunction with its design.

Australian owned Therapeutic Pillow International has been in the business of producing pillows and other postural comfort products for over 30 years, and we believe that we have the recipe for traditional foam spot-on in respect to the marriage between comfort, product longevity, and correct design to ensure that the natural curvature of the spine is maintained during sleep.


Latex pillows

Latex PillowsSpecial core construction - it 'breathes', no sweat!

Hundreds of tiny cores have been created in the Naturelle pillow to allow air to flow for a more hygienic sleep environment. These cores, averaging half a centimetre wide, also enhance the pillow's luxurious 'feel' as well as providing even pressure dispersion.

  • Won't sag or lose its shape
  • Open-cell honeycomb construction
  • Anti-bacterial mould and dust free

Pure and Natural Latex Pillow from the Rubber tree

Hundreds of tiny cores have been created in the Naturelle pillow to allow air to flow for a more hygienic sleep environment.The Naturelle pillow is produced from pure natural latex - harvested by tapping the milk (sap) of the small tropical tree Heavea Braziliensis.

No Chemicals are needed to stabilise the rubber, and the intrinsic colour is also retained.
Latex is bio-degradable, naturally!

Our latex is non-toxic and contaminant-free, its natural properties inhibit bacterial and fungal growth, and it provides an inhospitable environment for dust mites. Latex is a renewable and sustainable resource. Learn About latex production methods



Which type of pillow is right for me: Summary:

The more you pay the better the result? Quite to the contrary with Memory foam. Don't be fooled by fancy prices. It's usually just someone trying to make more money out of what we regard as probably an inferior product, and it usually applies to imported memory foam which apart from being unnecessarily 'heavy', is also subject to heavy duty (tariff) and freight. Our Memory foam is made right here in Australia. It's simply the best!


Published by: Therapeutic Pillow