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The foam (or foam rubber) pillow is a product of the industrial age.  It is rubber produced with a foaming agent to give it that open cellular springy texture.  The process also produces foam rubber of natural even density.  Memory foam is the newest innovation, but this foam pillow review will try to touch on the pros and cons of both.

We are most likely to be familiar with the latex foam pillow, a variation of the original foam rubber.  The fact that these pillows, unlike the old down pillow of yesteryear, would magically spring back into shape, felt softer to the sleeper, and would more uniformly support the head and neck, made this a very popular and common pillow in the 20th century.

Various densities of the foam pillow were delegated for different purposes, and, of course, people have their personal preferences.  These pillows are still around, but are rivaled by the polyurethane and memory foam pillows.

The traditional foam rubber does not hold its shape forever.  Depending on the wear and tear, plus climatic factors, the rubber can lose its integrity and start to disintegrate over time.  The polyurethane pillows are easy to maintain and clean, but in all cases, cleaning directions should be followed.