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What is a Latex Mattress?

Posted on 7th Dec 2018 2 mins to read
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Mattresses can be made from a variety of materials, a popular one being latex. As surprising as it may sound, latex can be an incredibly comfortable and durable mattress material. Latex is made from the sap of a rubber tree, since rubber is so bouncy and durable it became a top choice for mattress materials. But what is a latex mattress and what are the benefits?

What is a Latex Mattress?

Comfort

Similarly to memory foam, latex has elastic-like properties which rapidly respond to weight applied. This allows the mattress to give support to the heaviest parts of the body and while remaining soft and comfortable. Rubber is incredibly durable and retains it's shape for years making latex mattresses one of the longer lasting mattresses.

Hypoallergenic

Latex mattresses are naturally hypoallergenic, which avoids the need for harsh chemical treatments. The surface of a latex mattress is naturally resistant to dust mites. Dust mites create an unhygienic sleep environment which can lead to allergies and breathing difficulties long term. A latex mattress is a perfect option for those with allergies or a sensitivity to dust mites.

Eco-friendly

Since latex is a naturally occurring material it's completely recyclable and environmentally friendly. Rubber trees convert around 90 million tonnes of carbon dioxide into oxygen every year. This makes latex mattresses by far the most environmentally friendly mattress material available.

Cost-effective

Latex mattresses tend to last a little longer than a standard mattress. The rubber holds it's shape and bounces back quickly. Avoiding sagging and dipping in the mattress for longer. And since they are generally more hygienic, the need to replace them is less frequent than regular mattress materials.

Simple to maintain

A regular mattress tends to need to flipping to avoid dipping and sagging in one spot. Since latex mattresses have the ability to bounce back to shape, this makes them simple to maintain. Always read the label on your mattress before flipping!

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