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Everything You Need to Know About Hypoallergenic Pillows


Hypoallergenic Pillows

Did you know that it is possible for your pillow to cause your allergies to flare up? In fact, some pillows can be the ideal place for dust mites, pet dander, mold, and mildew to thrive. These allergens often cause nasal congestion, sneezing, watery eyes, a runny nose, and coughing. Congestion and obstructed airflow can then cause snoring, which leads to a whole host of other issues. Clearly, these allergy symptoms make it harder to fall asleep and stay asleep. Not only that, but you also wake up feeling like you barely slept! It's tough to get the restorative sleep you need, plus a good day afterwards, when the very pillow under your head is making you sick.

If you suspect that your pillow is the cause of your allergies or at the very least making your allergies worse, it is time you look into a new hypoallergenic pillow. You may just find this is the solution you’ve been looking for!

What is a Hypoallergenic Pillow?

Hypoallergenic pillows are those that may reduce or prevent allergic reactions to certain triggers, such as dust mites. By reducing or preventing these reactions, many allergy sufferers find that they have a more restful sleep. A pillow will be considered a hypoallergenic pillow if it is made from the right material. What you’re looking for is a latex pillow. Latex is a breathable material, which keeps moisture from building up. This helps it resist mold and mildew. Latex is also resistant to dust mites.

Our Best Hypoallergenic Pillows

As you browse our website, you’ll see that we have quite a few hypoallergenic pillow options. Here are a few of our top favorites:

Malouf Zoned Gel Talalay Latex Pillow

A latex pillow is made from soft, all-natural latex. This means it has hypoallergenic properties and is free from any dangerous chemicals. Natural latex is made from the sap of the rubber tree and typically involves sustainable harvesting, so you can feel good about choosing a natural latex pillow for a variety of reasons. This type of latex is also hypoallergenic and resistant to mildew, mold, and dust mites. The Malouf Zoned Gel Talalay Latex pillow is made with 100% natural Talalay latex with no synthetic additives, just like the hypoallergenic mattresses!

Viscosoft Hover Latex Foam Pillow

This hypoallergenic pillow features a blend of premium latex foam at the fill that conforms to your head, neck, and shoulders with buoyant, super-plush support for unbeatable pressure-relief. It is available in both low- and high-lofts, so it’s a great pillow no matter what your preferred sleeping position is.

PureCare Sub-0° Softcell Chill Latex Hybrid Pillow

Do you want a pillow that has responsive and cooling latex or a refreshing and fluffy down alternative? You don't have to decide with this hypoallergenic pillow. The designer down-alternative pocketed top creates cloud-like comfort, with the flip side offering natural gel-infused Talalay latex with cooling pressure relief. Protecting from all angles, the MiteTight® seams, coupled with an antimicrobial treatment, prevent stains, dust mites, and allergens.

Classic Brand Classic Nestle Talalay Latex Pillow

Made from 100% naturally derived Talalay latex, this pillow is antimicrobial, hypoallergenic, and resistant to mold. The result is healthier, undisturbed rest. The high-quality latex construction features a larger cell structure, producing superior breathability for every sleep style.

Don’t Forget the Hypoallergenic Pillow Cases!

The best pillow in the world won’t keep you from sneezing or coughing if you cover it in a pillow case that makes your allergies flare up. That’s why you want to buy hypoallergenic pillow cases at the same time as your new pillows. Organic cotton, wool, and microfiber are all materials that make good hypoallergenic pillow cases for fighting against a dust mite allergy. The American Blossom Linens Organic Cotton Sheet Set is one of our favorites!

Sleep can and should ease away the effects of the day with nightly regeneration, boosting immunity and replenishing every cell. Your bedroom should be a place to unwind and relax, not a source of allergens. Your current pillow may be causing you to suffer, but your new pillow doesn’t have to and should not. Now is the time to seriously consider making an upgrade to a hypoallergenic pillow. Make today the day you finally do something about your allergies!