A bad sleep causes disturbed health. Realizing the importance of a sound sleep, the modern technology has developed better mattresses than the olden cotton and coir variants. Those used to easily become hard and besides had a shorter life span too. Today, inclusion of modern technology has brought about mattresses that offer better sleep and nicer refreshing feel.
One of the modern developments in the world of mattresses is Latex. Developed from the sap of natural rubber, it has the property of rubber. Latex is soft and elastic in nature, as well as long lasting like rubber. Latex is also developed from sap of plants like milkweed too. The sap is allowed to coagulate and then processed to form the mattresses material. Being elastic and supportive in its basic property, latex mattresses are good support for the back and have the property to ease back pain too.
Since Latex mattresses are made of natural rubber, it makes the person feel light and remain above the mattress. It has superb buoyancy. The mattress feels soft and does not sink down on sleeping. Besides it also regains its original shape after being released off the weight. The weight on lying is equally distributed on latex mattress since it does not let you sink with-in; it helps easy rolling and turning. Besides natural, latex mattresses also come in synthetic and blended forms. The synthetic is made of petroleum and chemicals, and is every similar in texture to the natural latex. The blended latex mattress has both plastic as well as natural rubber blended.
The aforesaid 3 varieties of latex, i.e. natural blended and synthetic are processed to make a mattress. There are two different methods of processing latex, which is Dunlop and Talalay method. Dunlop processed latex mattress is firmer than the Talalay latex mattress. The reason is Talalay mattress has small air bubbles frozen that allow breathing and softer quality. The Dunlop is however more harder and less costly than the Talalay variant.
Many people opt for Dunlop since it is cheaper than the Talalay variety. But its hardness is at times too difficult to comfort. Therefore these days’ people choose a Dunlop with Talalay layering at the top.
Latex mattress has a lot of benefits which is one of the most important reasons for its popularity. Some of them are –
1. Latex is hypo allergenic to sensitive skin. Therefore it is safe and friendly for little kids too.
2. Latex is dust and mite resistant.
3. It is Anti-microbial, and therefore does not attach bacteria’s, and fungi or other infective organisms.
4. Latex can breathe air, so has a cool feel and does not generate heat.
5. Latex is moisture resistant, and so does not allow growth of infective organisms.
6. Easy to clean.
7. Highly durable with a life period of more than 25 years.
Latex mattresses are considered as the green mattress. Being made of natural product, it is one way of making an effort to become eco-friendly too. Being cost effective and long lasting and skin friendly it is the best value buy!