Natural & Organic Mattresses
Latex has earned its place as a premium mattress material, and its popularity continues to spread.
If you’re examining the potential of a latex mattress for the first time, we encourage you to request our free natural rubber mattress information guide at the bottom of this page.
A high-quality latex bed can last 15 to 20 years (or more) if you care for it properly. We recommend pure, botanical latex, but we know 100% natural latex mattresses can be cost-prohibitive for some. Whether you choose natural latex, synthetic latex, or blended latex, look for a mattress that comes with a long-term warranty (15 to 20 years). For more information on prolonging the life of your mattress, check out our article on caring for your latex mattress here.
Naturally Hypoallergenic Properties
Latex is resistant to moisture and the buildup of molds and mildews. It also resists dust mites. Foam latex is produced with an open-cell structure that allows air to flow through the mattress, naturally combating moisture buildup.
This moisture-free, literally airy structure is an inhospitable place for molds and mildews to grow. In addition, allergens don’t adhere to latex like they can to some other forms of bedding. Latex actually repels dust mites and other allergens, creating a naturally hypoallergenic bedding that is free of industrial chemicals and safe for even young allergy sufferers.
Latex “sleeps cooler” because its open-cell structure lets air move freely, keeping you warm in winter and cool in summer. If you sleep hot on memory foam, latex foam may be the bedding option that finally lets you have the body-contouring support of foam without the heat.
Latex also retains its shape better against the warmth of your body than memory foam does. Memory foam can actually become softer and less supportive when exposed to your body temperatures or the warm air under a heavy blanket; latex maintains the same level of support regardless of temperature.