What is a latex mattress?
Comprised of a latex layer on top of a spring mattress, a latex mattress contours to your body shape. This type of mattress is similar to memory foam mattresses but is made from natural materials.
There’s no need to alter your sleeping position when choosing a latex mattress, as the body support offered by the design can be applied to side sleepers, back sleepers and stomach sleepers alike. Perfectly adept at relieving pressure points as you sleep, a latex bed mattress could be the solution for sleeping problems such as interrupted sleep caused by joint pain.
Pioneered by the Dunlopillo latex mattress, the technology has sprouted latex pillows which offer the same high levels of comfort.
What are the benefits of latex mattresses?
Aside from feeling luxurious and comfortable, there are a wealth of latex mattress benefits.
Firstly, the elasticity of a latex mattress offers support and pressure relief without the added depth of some other models. The responsive mattress adapts to body shapes and works towards achieving better posture and spinal alignment, in turn reducing the likelihood of encountering pain as you sleep.
Many latex mattresses offered are single-sided, meaning that you don’t have to flip a latex mattress. This low-maintenance feature enhances the lifespan of latex foam mattresses further as they require less care than other mattress types such as pocket sprung or pillow top.
A latex mattress is a quality mattress for people who suffer from allergies. The natural latex construction is dust mite-resistant and stays as good as new for a long time.
You can read more about the benefits of a latex mattress in our latex mattress buying guide.
What are the different types of latex mattress?
Latex mattress types are defined by the type of spring that the latex layer sits on top of. This includes:
- Pocket Sprung Latex Mattresses
- Traditional Sprung Latex Mattresses
- Octasprung Latex Mattresses
Each of these types maintains the benefits of a latex mattress.
Is a latex mattress better than memory foam?
Latex is a natural material that's hypoallergenic, breathable, and used extensively in the manufacture of mattresses in the UK. It delivers the same level of comfort and support that a memory foam mattress provides, but because it's more breathable, it tends to be a little cooler. This makes Latex a great choice if you suffer from night sweats or tend to feel overheated during the night. It's also ideally suited to those who suffer from respiratory conditions such as asthma, as it's hypoallergenic and stops mould, allergens or dust mites from taking up residence in your mattress. Latex isn't better or worse than memory foam - it's simply a different option that, because it's sourced from a sustainable and natural origin, is preferred by those who want to keep their carbon footprint down to a minimum. It's also recyclable, increasing those green credentials even further.
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Which latex mattress is best?
Which latex mattress is best depends on personal preference. It’s important to find the correct comfort level for you.
As latex mattresses are cushioned, they tend to come in soft or medium. Soft comfort levels are best for side sleepers, whereas medium is best for those that sleep on their back or front.
You can read more in our mattress firmness guide.