What is an Organic Latex Mattress?

Organic Latex Mattress

What is an Organic Latex Mattress?

Latex mattresses consist of 100% natural latex rubber, which is derived from the sap of rubber trees. This natural latex forms the central core of the mattress, replacing the traditional innerspring unit with a latex one. The thickness of the latex core can range from 6 to 12 inches. Some mattresses feature a solid core, while others have layered cores. Layered cores offer the advantage of adjustable firmness levels, whereas solid cores are heavier and offer less customization.

A latex mattress may comprise several layers of latex, with three being a common choice: two 3-inch layers of natural latex foam or a core for a firmer mattress, and additional layers for a softer feel. The higher the latex content, the softer the mattress. Latex mattresses are crafted to offer excellent body support and optimal comfort and are available in a range of shapes, sizes, and thicknesses.

What is an Latex Mattress?

An Organic Latex Mattress is a mattress in which all the components, the latex, cotton and wool are certified organic. The latex is 100% Natural Dunlop latex that is certified organic by GOLS. The rest of the construction of the mattress is organic cotton and wool. Typically certified by GOTS.  The Global Organic Textile Standard. Now, the important part here is to understand that you can purchase an organic latex mattress with all certified organic components, and you will save a lot more money than buying a completely certified organic mattress.

For more information on why to buy an organic mattress click here: Why Should I Buy an Organic Mattress? | Sleeping Organic

What’s the Difference Between a GOTS Certified Organic Mattress and a Latex Mattress Made with All Certified Components?

The price! You will pay a lot more for a completely GOTS certified organic mattress.  To meet the GOTS certification standards manufacturers have to certify every warehouse and manufacturing facility involved in their operation and pay enormous annual premiums to get to tout the GOTS label. This increases the customers cost of an organic mattress by roughly 30-40%. However, you can find companies that make mattresses with all certified organic components for much cheaper and save $1000’s.

Understanding Latex Mattress Certifications.

Latex vs Memory Foam Mattresses

Latex mattresses and memory foam mattresses are similar as they both don’t have any coils. Making them the best 2 choices for a mattress to work with an adjustable foundation. They both provide pressure point relief and spinal alignment.

Memory foam mattresses are less durable and sleep hotter than latex mattresses. Memory foam mattresses have less motion transfer than latex mattresses because latex mattresses have more bounce than memory foam mattresses.

A latex mattress should cost more than a memory foam mattress because the natural materials of latex are more expensive to produce than the man-made petroleum-based memory foam.

Construction of a Latex Mattress

The construction of a latex mattress is different from the construction of a traditional innerspring mattress. They are made up of either a heavy 6-inch core of latex or of layers of latex that work together to provide varying levels of comfort and support.

The top layer is normally the comfort layer and is softer for hips and shoulders, The second layer is typically firmer than the top layer and it’s a comfort layer. The bottom layer or/and the 4th layer is another support layer which is typically the firmest of all the latex layers.

The latex is usually encased in organic cotton and wool.  With the wool providing a fire barrier and allowing manufacturers to pass US mandated burn tests to sell latex mattresses on the American market. The wool also helps wick away moisture and provide better air flow.  The wool is usually sandwiched between to pieces of organic cotton ticking or fabric which make the cover or encasement for the latex.

Important Considerations When Buying a New Latex Mattress

Latex mattresses, especially Dunlop latex mattresses are the most durable and supportive type of mattresses available. They offer a range of benefits, including:

– Comfort: latex mattresses are more comfortable than other types of mattresses because they provide a more consistent pressure relief for your body.

– Durability: latex mattresses last longer than memory foam or spring mattresses, which means you don’t have to worry about replacing it as often.

– Allergies: latex is typically hypoallergenic and dust mite resistant. This makes them an excellent option for people who suffer from allergies or asthma.

– Price: while there are some high-end mattress models that can be expensive, the majority of these mattresses are affordable for most budgets.

Benefits of Sleeping on an Organic Latex Mattress

The main benefits of sleeping on a latex mattress is you can pick the type of firmness that is right for your sleep style, weight and firmness preference. The higher end ones can be split which allow for his and her different firmness sides.

The inherent benefit of being all natural and made of certified organic components which are good for the planet and you.

How To Care for Your Organic Latex Mattress

Latex mattresses are designed to be durable and long-lasting, but they do need some care. You can clean your mattress every six months or so.

You can use the following steps to clean your latex mattress:

1) Vacuum the top of the mattress with a brush attachment. This will remove any dust or other debris that has accumulated on the surface of the bed.

2) Vacuum the sides of the bed with a brush attachment. This will remove any dust or other debris that has accumulated on these surfaces as well.

3) Use a vacuum cleaner with an upholstery attachment to vacuum along all seams, edges and under the mattress where dust may have accumulated over time.

Be sure to check out How to Care for a Latex Mattress!

What are the main Benefits of Sleeping on an Organic Latex Mattress?

The main benefits of sleeping on a latex mattress is longevity of the latex mattress and luxurious comfort of a latex mattress.  Being able to choose a firmness that is right for you. Being able to adjust your mattress firmness over time as you and your needs change. And finally, it’s good for the environmental and regenerative which means good for generations to come.

For more benefits of an organic latex mattress click here: What Is An Organic Mattress (And Why Buy One?) – Sleeping Organic

How to Choose the Right Type of Latex Mattress for You?

The best thing to do is to find a latex mattress that is designed using the layer system so you can try different configurations based on your individual needs. Check out how to receive a custom latex mattress recommendation.

Design your own configuration on a Dunlop or Talalay or a combination of both latex. Learn about the differences here:  Latex Mattress | Talalay & Dunlop by Sleeping Organic