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Natural Latex and Its Benefits
A natural latex mattress is the best choice for people who suffer from allergies or who are often sensitive to such irritants like dust mites that are often found in traditionally manufactured mattresses. While many people may think they are trading one potential allergic reaction for another when choosing a natural latex mattress, they will be relieved to find out that all natural latex mattresses are inherently hypoallergenic due to the rigorous cleaning process the rubber is subjected to before being made into a mattress core. This process is known as Vulcanization, and it guarantees that a mattress will be allergen free for its entire lifespan. In addition to the hypoallergenic properties of a natural latex mattress, a latex mattress is among the most comfortable and durable mattresses available on the market today. The material naturally contours to a person’s body shape, providing them with more support and far less tension than a regular coil mattress or memory foam. It also does a better job at regulating a person’s body temperature while they sleep, due to the breathable, open cell design of the natural latex core.
Common Types of Latex
When searching for a natural latex mattress, there are two types of latex that you are likely to find that many mattresses are made from. Both of these natural latexes are derived from the rubber tree that can be found on three different continents known as the Brasiliensis. In addition, all the natural latex used to produce mattresses made from these types of rubber is thoroughly processed and cleaned using the Vulcanization method to ensure they will be free of allergy causing proteins and other impurities.
There are NO reports in medical literature of a latex allergy to a vulcanized mattress or pillow.
Talalay Latex is among the most common types of latex used in the mattress manufacturing industry. Once processed, the natural latex is completely hypoallergenic, and can provide a person with a mattress that is superior in terms of comfort and durability. Some specific benefits include:
- Talalay is up to 7x more breathable than other latex or foam materials available due to the fact that the open cells in the latex are more resistant to collapsing, allowing for an increase in air flow circulating in the mattress during sleep.
- Talalay is among the most hypoallergenic latex materials and is extremely resistant to mold, mildew and bacteria that causes illness.
- The mattress is unmatched in its durability and breathability, allowing for a consistently comfortable and restful sleep each night without tossing and turning.
With the addition of Celliant fibres, this type of latex is among the most effective when it comes to producing mattresses that provide a superior sleeping experience. The Celliant fibres are added to the latex during the pouring process, and are clinically proven to promote the body’s natural healing process, while also providing a great night’s sleep. Major benefits include:
- An increase in blood flow and circulation caused by the addition of the Celliant fibres which are scientifically proven to accelerate the body’s natural healing process.
- Reduction in disturbances caused by the motions of a sleeping partner.
- Made with long lasting, environmentally sustainable materials designed to regulate body temperature during sleep to increase comfort levels.
Natural Latex FAQs
WHAT IS NATURAL LATEX?
Derived entirely from the rubber tree, natural latex starts out as a liquid resin that resembles the look of milk. This liquid is whipped and baked at a high temperature, and then processed using a 5-step cleaning method known as Vulcanization to ensure that it is clean and free of allergens, while the finished product remains completely biodegradable.
I HAVE ALLERGIES, WHAT WOULD BE GOOD FOR ME?
Simply put, the best mattress for a person who suffers from allergies, especially ones caused by airborne allergens, is the natural latex mattress. With materials that are 100% hypoallergenic, there has never been a single reported case of a person experiencing an allergic reaction from sleeping on a latex bed. This includes latex allergies as well, since the latex used in the creation of mattresses is purged of any proteins that are known to cause rashes and skin irritation common to people who suffer from latex allergies thanks to the Vulcanization process.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LATEX USED IN MATTRESSES AND LATEX USED IN GLOVES AND OTHER PRODUCTS?
The latex used to make such products as surgical gloves are purposely designed to have a closed cell structure. This makes them functional as liquid-proof gloves, but also means that it is impossible to thoroughly clean them of the naturally produced proteins found in rubber trees that cause allergic reactions to latex. This problem does not exist in latex mattresses, since the rubber is completely cleaned and sterilized using the 5 step cleaning process known as Vulcanization. This process is able to work, due to the fact that a the latex foam used in the production of mattresses has an open cell structure, meaning it can be thoroughly cleaned from the inside out. According to medical experts such as Dr. Wim Stevens, head of the Immunology Laboratory at the University Hospital of Antwerp, “When it comes to mattress cores, the key fact you have to keep in mind is that, according to medical literature, not a single case of allergic reaction has ever been reported as a consequence of sleeping on a natural latex mattress. The allergy risk connected with mattress core negligible, because the latex core is washed thoroughly, the proteins responsible for triggering any allergic reaction are denatured by the high temperatures during vulcanization”.
WILL IT SUPPORT MY BACK?
A latex mattress can do wonders for your back due to the fact that the material is able to conform to the contours of your entire body. There are five major pressure points on the body that are often associated with soreness and chronic muscle pain. These areas are not fully supported when you sleep on materials such as memory foam, which creates a crater around your body. Natural latex on the other hand is able to support each of these five areas, and consistently provide you with restful sleep that doesn’t cause you to toss and turn throughout the night an put further strain on your back.
LATEX VS. MEMORY FOAM
Latex is superior to memory foam in two key areas of comfort. The first has to do with durability and the material’s ability to consistently support a person’s body while they sleep. Unlike memory foam, which often causes a person to sink into their mattress, putting strain on their back and neck, natural latex keeps your entire body supported due to its more durable support system. The second area where latex beat out memory foam is in body temperature. The breathable design of latex allows your body to maintain a consistently comfortable temperature, while memory foam can often cause your body temperature to rise during the night, causing you to re-position yourself and interrupt your sleep during the night. Finally, latex can far outlast the lifespan of memory foam, which can help you save money in the future.