Published at Monday, 16 April 2018. Mattress. By Fifine Renaud.
So youre looking for a new organic latex mattress? Confused yet? Its not hard to become confused with all the information misinformation and conflicting facts you may find about the new mattress you are looking to buy. There are a few things to keep in mind when shopping for that mattress and a few things to never forget in that search. If you remember these simple things shopping for the perfect organic latex mattress will become a lot clearer and will ensure you get what it is you are looking for and more important what you are paying for.
Another consideration when purchasing a new organic latex mattress is the type of cover that the manufacturer uses. The cover should be 100% organic. While there are different options for the type of material used in the cover cotton is the best option. Bamboo on the other hand is a poor choice because of the process it goes through to be made into a fabric. Many hazardous chemicals are required to process bamboo thus making it "un-organic." Most bamboo fabric is manufactured in China where the employees are subjected to poor working conditions and little or no ventilation. There are many "gimmick" fabrics available such as aloe vera and lavender infused fabrics that are supposed to help with one ailment or another. Honestly dont waste your money. They dont work. And if they did they wouldnt be able to make it through your sheets to get to your body. Hemp is good quality fabric but tends to be more expensive than cotton with no additional benefits. While the cover is the one part of the mattress that you will come in contact with many manufacturers use a cheap sometimes uncomfortable cover on their mattresses. The cover should be soft and comfortable to the touch. Although sheets should always be used on your mattress a rough uncomfortable cover will come through the sheets and make your sleeping experience less than desirable. If you are unsure about the cover that is being used to make your mattress ask for a sample to be sent to you so you can feel it out before you buy the mattress. Any reputable company would be more than happy to fill your request. A lot of companies will send you a sample pack of all the ingredients that make up their bed but this is simply overkill and an unnecessary gesture. Unless you are concerned about latex allergies the latex used in your mattress is pretty much the same from company to company.
Next be sure the latex that comprises the bed you are considering is 100% natural latex. There are different types of latex available including natural and synthetic latex and a combination of both. Synthetic latex contains synthetic ingredients and chemicals that are in no way natural. Whether you are considering Talalay or Dunlop latex be sure that it is 100% natural latex. While there are a few other ingredients in natural latex (zinc oxide fatty acid soaps and sulfur) rest assured they are natural ingredients. Be careful not to fall for the "Dunlop/Talalay latex is the best and we only carry the best" tactic. Many manufacturers only carry one type of latex and will tell you that the latex they carry is the best. However both Talalay latex and Dunlop latex are equally good products and a reputable company will offer you the choice. One rule of thumb to remember about the difference between the two types of latex is that Talalay latex will typically be softer than Dunlop latex of the same firmness category. For example soft Talalay latex will be softer than soft Dunlop latex. Some manufacturers will try to confuse you by telling you that there is no such thing as natural Talalay latex. And up until a few years ago that was true. However Latex International now makes a 100% natural Talalay latex product. Another consideration for the latex in your bed is the amount of latex that actually makes up the bed. Sure a manufacturer can say that the latex in the bed is 100% natural but that doesnt mean that the 100% natural latex comprises the whole bed only that the latex in the bed is 100% natural. If you are buying a 12" mattress and the mattress contains 6" of latex something else has to make up that other 6". After allowing for the wool or cotton that also make up the mattress usually around 2" what else comprises the mattress? The answer is usually polyurethane. Many companies in order to keep costs down will use a 6" polyurethane core with 2" of latex on top. Thats right polyurethane. Why would you want to sleep on the same stuff that gasoline is made from?
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