Soft Latex Mattress – What’s the Best?

Soft Latex Mattress
What’s the Best Soft Latex Mattress

When it comes to getting a good night’s sleep, the right mattress can make all the difference. And for those who prefer a softer sleeping surface, a soft latex mattress may be the perfect choice. But with so many options on the market, how do you know which is the best soft latex mattress for you? In this article, we’ll explore the benefits of a soft latex mattress and provide some tips for choosing the best one for your needs.

Why Choose a Soft Latex Mattress?

Soft latex mattresses are known for their comfort and plush feel. The best ones are made from talalay latex or from talalay and dunlop latex. They can also be made out of synthetic latex however the synthetic latex is made from a blend of chemicals and natural latex which will have an unnatural smell and less desirable durability.  But why choose a soft latex mattress over a firmer one?

Pressure Relief and Comfort

A soft latex mattress offers superior pressure relief and comfort. The soft foam conforms to the body, providing support and cushioning for pressure points. This can be especially beneficial for those who suffer from joint pain or back problems and for people that sleep on their side. The softness allows their shoulders and hips to sink into the mattress more than firmer options which gives pressure point relief.

Motion Isolation

One of the biggest complaints about traditional innerspring mattresses is the transfer of motion. If your partner tosses and turns throughout the night, you may feel every movement on your side of the bed. With a soft latex mattress, the foam absorbs motion more, reducing the disturbance caused by a restless partner. Motion Isolation is improved even more when the partners each have their own split set of latex layers for each of them to customize.


Latex mattresses are known for their durability, and a soft latex mattress is no exception. However, not as durable as a firmer latex mattress. The foam is resilient and can withstand years of use without losing its shape or support. This makes it a great investment for those looking for a long-lasting mattress.

How to Choose the Best Soft Latex Mattress

When shopping for a soft latex mattress, there are a few key factors to consider. Here are some tips to help you choose the best one for your needs.

A Soft Latex Mattress should have more Width than a Firm Latex Mattress

When creating and designing a soft latex mattress you need more latex. The more latex you have the more you can create cushioning. We always recommend our 13-inch mattress seen here.

From there we make recommendations based on your weight. For example, a person under 150 pounds we recommend a talalay extra soft top layer, followed by a soft talalay layer, medium talalay layer and a firm talalay layer. The softest we would ever recommend would be extra soft talalay, extra soft talalay, soft talalay and a bottom medium talalay. This is for the person that wants the softest, most plush mattress that we can create.

From there we can still create a soft mattress configuration based on your individual specifics and needs. For example, as your weight increases the firmness of the latex layer will increase.

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Do you use Dunlop Latex when creating a Soft Mattress?

We only recommend using dunlop latex in the construction of a soft mattress for the bottom support layers. Our experience shows that talalay is the best option for creating a soft feel and that the top 2 layers should be talalay. Either extra soft talalay over soft talalay or soft talalay over soft talalay. Under these two top soft cushion layers you could do a couple dunlop layers. Perhaps, two medium dunlop layers or a medium dunlop layer and a firm dunlop layer.

A soft dunlop configuration that we would recommend would be a 4-layer, 13-inch mattress with a soft dunlop on top, followed by a soft dunlop, medium dunlop and firm dunlop. A lot of times people that really want the organic latex, go for this dunlop configuration and opt out of talalay since there is no certified organic talalaly on the market.

Material and Construction

Not all latex mattresses are created equal. Some are made from 100% natural latex, natural latex, while others use synthetic latex materials.100% natural latex and organic 100% natural latex is more durable and more eco-friendly, but it can also be more expensive. Synthetic latex is more affordable but does not have the same level of quality and durability.

In terms of construction, its important look for a mattress with multiple layers of foam that you can adjust and customize as your needs change down the road. This will provide a nice option to change the feel of your mattress, giving you the option to firm it up as time passes but simply rotating the firmer bottom layers up and the softer layers down.

Firmness Level

When it comes to soft latex mattresses, there is no one-size-fits-all level of firmness. Some may prefer a slightly softer mattress, while others may want a plusher feel. It’s important to try out different options at a showroom or speak to a sleep specialist that has been making configuration suggestions for 5 years or more. This way you can narrow in on exactly what you need based on your unique needs.

Brand Reputation and Reviews

Before making a purchase, it’s always a good idea to research the brand and read reviews from other customers. Look for brands with mattresses that allow complete customization from the top latex layer to the bottom latex layer. Also, make sure its a brand with a good reputation for quality and customer satisfaction.

Longevity and Warranty

Please know that soft latex layers will not last as long as firm latex layers. And dunlop latex will last longer than talalay latex. You should be able to get a good 10 years out of soft talalay mattress. It’s important to rotate, flip and turn the individual latex layers every 3 months or so to ensure that the latex wears evenly. The great thing about purchasing a mattress with different layers is that you can replace one individual layer if needed and not the entire mattress. This is a huge advantage when choosing a latex mattress with adjustable layers.

Also, make sure to check and understand the warranty for any defects or issues that may arise. Typically, companies will need documentation via a picture showing any problems with the latex to file a warranty claim.

Tips for Maintaining Your Soft Latex Mattress

To ensure your soft latex mattress stays comfortable and supportive for years to come, here are some tips for maintenance.

Use a Mattress Protector

A mattress protector can help protect your mattress from spills, stains, and dust mites. This also helps to keep your mattress encasement (the cover that holds the latex) in good shape.  This can help extend the life of your mattress.

Rotate Your Mattress Layers

Rotating your mattress layers every 3-6 months can help prevent uneven wear and tear., as well as allow the latex to wear correctly. This will help prevent any sort of sagging. This is especially important for individuals who tend to sleep in the same position every night.

Keep It Clean

This is an optional step whereas the steps above are more vital. To keep your mattress clean, vacuum it regularly and spot clean only with warm water and a gentle soap, then air dry. Avoid using harsh chemicals or drying the mattress encasement in the dryer.

Avoid Jumping on the Bed

While it may be tempting, and might just be for your kids, jumping on your mattress can cause damage and reduce its lifespan. It’s best to avoid this type of activity.


A soft latex mattress can provide the perfect balance of comfort and support for a good night’s sleep. When shopping for one, consider using talalay in the construction, firmness level, brand reputation, and warranty. And don’t forget to properly maintain your mattress to ensure it stays comfortable and supportive for years to come. With the right soft latex mattress, you can get the pressure point relief you desire and wake up feeling rested and rejuvenated every morning.