Latex is a natural material that is anti-allergenic, guards against dust mites, mould, fungus and other nasties and is your healthiest mattress option. Latex rubber is a biodegradable and sustainable resource. Latex is also very soft to the touch but internally firm, so there is plenty of support for back sleepers and softness for side sleepers.
The experience on sleeping on an all-natural latex mattress and a blended latex mattress can vary quite considerably; in this article we explore the most common characteristics of both types.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF LATEX MATTRESSES
Latex mattresses often come covered in pro-biotic fabric which means they fight allergens to provide a healthier sleeping atmosphere. Latex mattresses are also an excellent choice for couples that are battling partner disturbance and motion transmission – you can get up in the middle of the night without waking your partner. Pain relief is also an important factor in the popularity of latex beds.
Mattresses made of all latex offer pain relief and prevention that is above average for mattresses in general. Many of the latex mattresses offer superior spinal support and weight distribution, so they are recommended for:
- people with lower back pain
- stress-related pain and tension sufferers – your body can relax completely with all your body curvatures supported and embraced to reduce any discomfort
- pregnant women – maximum support, no movement restriction with maximum weight distribution
- teens with posture problems – latex mattresses have a superior ability to support and align your spine properly to avoid spinal deformities
- sufferers from sleep deprivation as it encourages the natural curvature of the spine and better posture therefore better breathing, less snoring and more comfort
Latex mattresses are great for use on adjustable beds and electric beds. Many people look at latex mattresses for their natural or eco-friendly properties. However, only 100% natural latex mattresses offer these benefits in full.
Beds that have latex over poly-foam or synthetic latex may contain a percentage of natural latex somewhat reducing the chemical footprint, but are not all natural. Ask Bedworks store staff about specific material compositions in different mattresses.
PRICING, WARRANTY AND PRODUCT RECOMMENDATIONS
Because all-natural latex proves highly durable, these types of mattresses tend to have longer warranties, blended models or those that have poly-foam layers tend to wear quicker and thus have shorter warranties.
Owners of all-natural latex mattresses have reported life spans that typically range between 12-20 years, though some have even held up as long as 40+ years. Blended mattresses typically have life spans of about 6-10 years, slightly longer than the overall mattress average of 5-7 years.
Bedworks offers 10 year manufacturer’s warranty for our best Australian made latex mattresses like our Comfort Sleep Posture Indulgence Latex for just $899, the Dream Supreme Mattress for $2,549 or the Sleepeezee Natural Health 100% Latex Mattress from just $999.