Organic Latex Mattresses – How to Improve a Latex Mattress

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What are the Best Ways to Improve an Organic Latex Mattress?

So, you’ve just bought a new organic latex mattress and have been enjoying it, but you feel there’s another improvement to make that will take it to the next level.  There are many ways to improve the feel of your organic mattress. Let’s look at some ways and ideas.

When it comes to firmness the best option is to add a topper. Let’s say your mattress is nearly perfect you just want it to be slightly softer. The move here would be to add a 2-inch soft topper. You could go for a 2-inch Talalay topper or a 2-inch Dunlop topper. This will take your mattress to the next level. You could also go with an organic wool topper, but most people enjoy the feel of latex and want to keep that feel where the wool topper can distort that.

Maybe your new organic mattress too soft? Don’t worry, you can add topper to increase mattress firmness.

If you’re waking up with constant aches and pains in your back, hips, shoulders, or other parts of your body, then there’s a chance your mattress isn’t soft enough or possibly not firm enough. You want to have mattress that is personalized to your body’s specifics so it can support your needs.

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How to Change the Firmness on an Organic Latex Mattress

This depends on a few factors. Your sleeper type (side, stomach, back) your weight, and the type of feeling mattress your like (soft, medium or firm).

Latex Mattresses Side Sleepers

Side and stomach sleepers typically like a softer organic mattress so their shoulders and hips can relax into the mattress at those points. For more information on side sleeping positions check out Best Latex Mattresses for Side Sleepers – Sleeping Organic

Latex Mattresses for Back Sleepers

Back sleepers typically enjoy a firmer mattress that keeps their back in supportive alignment.  Sleepers that sleep all over the place, in many different positions tend to do well on a medium feeling mattress.

Latex Mattresses for Stomach Sleepers

Changing the Firmness of Your Organic Latex Mattress

There are a handful of ways to change the firmness of your mattress, all with varying degrees of simplicity/complexity and cost. Which is best for you depends on how soft your mattress currently is, how much firmer you would like it to be, and how much money you have to spend on a solution to solve this annoying sleep problem.

Ways to Change an Organic Mattress

Everyone loves a quick win. There are 3-4 options that may help solve your too-soft mattress issue and we’ve listed them below. These solutions are worth trying because they’re inexpensive, but don’t get your hopes up too much because they are not likely to have a drastic effect the feel of your bed.

1. Flip Over Your Mattress – you can flip your mattress, typically this will firm up your mattress. Whether is an organic latex mattress or a traditional mattress.

2. Rotate the Mattress – This is typically most helpful on a traditional mattress or a latex mattress, but you can rotate the mattress of the head of the mattress is now the foot of the mattress.

3. Rotate the Internal Layers – Organic latex mattresses that are made with a zip cover that allow you to get to the internal components of the mattress allow you to move the firmer layers up towards the sleep surface and move the softer layers down.

4. Adding a Topper – adding a topper is a great way to improve an old mattress or change the feel of a new mattress you are adjusting to make perfect.

Check out how to construct an organic latex mattress here: Latex Mattress | Talalay & Dunlop by Sleeping Organic

Foundation Changes That Increase Firmness

Alot of sagging mattresses and soft mattress concerns can be fixed by making sure your foundation is fully supportive and not dipping. We recommend a Solid Wood Foundation. 

Here are a few tips and foundation alternatives that can increase firmness and ensure proper mattress support:

1. Add solid plywood layer to the top of your existing box spring or foundation, under your mattress.

2. Check If your bed frame, slats or box spring is broken.

3. Put your mattress on the floor. This is going to show you exactly how a proper foundation should feel under your mattress.

For an example of a proper solid wood foundation for a latex mattress click here: Wood Mattress Foundation | Premium White Pine | Sleeping Organic

In Summary the Best Ways to Change and Enhance your Organic Latex Mattress

1. Buy a firm or soft Talalay or Dunlop latex mattress topper. Talalay for soft feel or Dunlop for firm feel.

2. Replace your old sagging, uncomfortable mattress with a new mattress.

3. Make sure your Foundation or Box Spring is properly supporting your mattress.

4. Try an organic wool topper (however we recommend a latex topper for the greatest benefit).

5. Try a set of really nice soft organic cotton sheets.

Here’s a short video on Why Sleeping Organic.