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A quality pillow is one of the most important factors of getting a good night’s rest, and I am often asked for my opinion in which is the most comfortable pillow. A pillow that is too soft can be hard on your neck, and one that is too firm can be almost impossible to fall asleep on. Sam and Kacie Malouf understand the importance of waking up feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day. That’s why they designed the 100% natural Talalay Latex Zoned Pillow, and yes, this is in my opinion absolutely the most comfortable pillow you can buy. You’ll be able to fall asleep naturally and stay asleep; no more tossing and turning and punching your pillow in the middle of the night trying to fluff it up. Lack of sleep has been linked to many disorders, workplace accidents and lost productivity. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to forgo that extra cup of coffee and just get on with your day?
Read the rest of the my review of the most comfortable pillow ever.
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The 100% Natural Talalay Latex Zoned Pillow also features a unique zoned technology and foam consistency that provides greater pressure relief for your neck and shoulders.
The plush density is ideal for those who sleep on their stomachs. Stomach sleepers often wake up with a sore lower back. This pillow eliminates sore backs in the morning. When you sleep on your stomach, your spine will stay naturally straight and aligned.
This pillow dissipates heat, meaning it stays nice and cool throughout the night. Body heat and warm breath can make pillows feel hot and sticky, making for an uncomfortable night’s sleep. But the 100% natural Talalay Latex Pillow keeps cool, leaving you comfortable and refreshed.
The pillow comes with a soft velour cover that is removable and can easily be thrown in the washing machine. It also comes with a zippered stow-away bag, making it easy to store without gathering dust. Other accessories can be purchased, such as more pillow covers, sheets, comforters and other sheet sets. Maulof offers an array of quality linens so if you like the pillow, you may enjoy their other products as well.
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Malouf uses an eco-friendly manufacturing process that derives the latex from a variety of rubber trees. The sap is taken from these tropical trees and then poured into a mold, chilled and then heated in order to form the foam’s consistency. The pin-core design provides the utmost in support and comfort and is designed to cradle your head, while giving your shoulders and neck the needed support. Talalay is considered to be the most consistent and resilient latex available on the market today.
The pillow is made of 100% natural Talalay latex, with no added synthetic materials. It is completely hypoallergenic, and is dust mite resistant, antimicrobial and mildew proof. The latex conforms to your body’s movements and provides consistent support. It keeps its original form, meaning that it is resilient and never needs fluffing. It will always be in the shape and form that gives you the most comfort. The latex is breathable, so the pillow will not get too hot, as other pillows can.
Don’t confuse this latex technology with memory foam, as they are quite different. While the Talalay latex pillow conforms to your body, it never loses its shape; that is, it will return to its original shape every time. With memory foam, the pillow ‘remembers’ your body shape and will stay in that position until you change it by fluffing it or turning it over, etc.
The zoned latex differs from shredded latex. Without making things too complicated, one process shreds the latex into smaller pieces and placed into a bamboo cover. The already breathable material provides quality airflow. The zoned latex does not go through the shredding process, but is every bit as breathable and comfortable as the shredded type of pillow.
[easyazon-image-link asin="B001M51AEC" alt="Premium Talalay RejuveNite Talatech Latex Firm Restora Pillow - King" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21sA2BZmooL._SL160_.jpg" align="left" width="160" height="131"]Because people have different preferences and body types, the Natural Talalay Latex Zoned Pillow comes in a variety of styles. Choose from plush or firm density, high or low profile, king or queen size. Malouf is the only company in the world to offer these different styles and varieties in their natural latex pillows. No matter what you’re preference in a pillow, you have the freedom of choice. Some people like to have more than one style to give them extra comfort for different body parts; for example, for keeping your legs elevated.
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The pillow weighs approximately 1.5 pounds, and has a shipping weight of 2 pounds. The actual dimensions will vary depending on the size and profile you choose. The high profile pillow is approximately 5” high, and the low profile is approximately 3” high. These pillows will look quite at home no matter what size bed you have.
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The 100% Natural Talalay Latex Zoned Pillow is backed by a 5-year warranty. Malouf stands behind all of their products and is happy to replace or repair any defects in workmanship or materials. You must register the product after your purchase by sending in the warranty card that comes with the pillow.
Z by Malouf 100% Natural Talalay Latex Zoned Pillow Customer Reviews
“I’m a stomach/side sleeper and had been doing research on how a pillow can affect morning back pain….(read more here: Z by Malouf 100% Natural Talalay Latex Zoned Pillow Review)”
“Just ordered two of these…a firm and a plush. Arrival was very quick and they both come packaged in a convenient zipper stow…(read more here: Z by Malouf 100% Natural Talalay Latex Zoned Pillow Review)”
Amazon Rating: 4.2
Pros & Cons
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The pillow is made via an eco-friendly process using all natural materials. There are no synthetic fibers to worry about, and no toxic chemicals or potentially harmful substances in these pillows.
They come in different thickness levels and you can choose from a firm or plush style. The company has tried to accommodate everyone’s preferences by offering a variety of choices. When it comes to sleep, everyone is unique.
The pillow is backed by a 5-year warranty, giving you extra peace of mind, and more reasons to sleep easy at night.
The pillow conforms to your body’s movements and provides excellent support for your neck, back and shoulders. No matter what your favorite sleeping position is, you won’t suffer from sore or stiff muscles.
Some consumers have commented that the pillow smells for the first few days; this is akin to a ‘new car smell.’ The smell does dissipate eventually, after 3 or 4 days.
The company is based in Utah, but the pillows are made in China. In an era where many people are looking to ‘buy American’ this could be seen as a disadvantage to some.
Some consumers have said that even the firm version of the pillow is somewhat soft, but these people have admitted that they prefer extremely firm pillows. You’ll have to judge for yourself whether or not it’s too soft or too firm.
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Consumers from Amazon, Overstock and other independent sites have been giving the Z by Malouf 100% Natural Talalay Latex Zoned Pillow rave reviews. It is quite popular among those who sleep on their stomachs, and they have said they no longer wake up with back or neck pain. Several have commented that it is good for sitting up in bed if you want to watch television or read.
Many have said that they purchased two pillows; one firm, and one plush. Many times a partner has the opposite preference. For example, men typically like firmer pillows, while women tend to favor the more plush version.
Most consumers do comment about the odor, and some find it quite strong while others say it’s there but tolerable. Some of the recommendations have been to let it air out for a few days and remove the velour cover and give it a good wash in the machine, and hang it outside to dry. Some say the smell dissipates in a few days, some say it has taken a few weeks.
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At the time this review was written, the 100% Natural Talalay Latex Zoned Pillow was available on Amazon for a price of $47.99, plus shipping. It is also available on the manufacturer’s website for considerably more, $119.99 plus shipping. There are several other online and offline retailers that offer this pillow for sale; prices will vary depending upon the store and location.
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