Latex mattresses are becoming increasingly popular worldwide. So what is all the fuss? Are latex mattresses really worth the money? Here is a post on everything you need to know about latex mattresses and what they will offer you in terms of your sleep.
So what is Latex? Latex is a natural material that comes from the sap of the rubber tree and its main perk is elasticity. It is the elasticity which allows the mattress to conform pleasantly to the shape of your body. Those that have slept on a latex mattress will tell you that it feels cushiony but at the same time provides a firm support. Latex mattresses have one of the highest owner satisfaction ratings for mattresses; however they still may not be suitable for everyone. Just like any other type of mattress, there are pros and cons which need to be considered before making a purchase.
Firstly, latex mattresses are not all created equally. These days a mattress is considered latex regardless of whether it is made using natural latex (made from the sap of the rubber tree) or synthetic latex which is man made from the use of petrochemicals. However, if you are someone who is interested in latex mattresses for its “green” or natural properties, we highly recommend that you make sure the mattress you are looking into is made up of natural, plant derived latex. It is of great importance that you ask questions about your latex mattress since most places will use the cheaper synthetic latex in their mattresses.
Natural latex mattress owners will tell you that these mattresses are perfect for any type of sleeper. Whether you like to sleep on your back, belly or sides, natural latex mattresses will provide you with the right support and contour to the shape of your body. Natural latex also comes with anti microbial properties so dust mites and other microbial organisms can’t thrive in the material. So all in all, natural latex mattresses are never a bad choice and only a very small percentage of people who own a natural latex mattress are dissatisfied. These mattresses are especially recommended to those who are looking for a firm support but still want that cushiony feeling at the surface of the mattress. Some will describe these mattresses as being the best of both worlds.
The only problem with natural latex mattresses is that they can be difficult to find. This is because most manufacturers prefer to use the cheaper synthetic latex. Also, natural latex mattresses tend to be a little more expensive than the synthetic.
At Sleep Masters, we only use 100% natural latex in our mattresses. Here are some of our most famous latex consisting mattresses:
The Omega Latex: http://www.sleepmasterscanada.com/product/omega-latex-mattress/