What is a Natural Latex Mattress?
If you are looking for a true natural latex mattress then you have to make sure it doesn’t contain any synthetic latex or fillers blended in. When we speak about natural latex we are actually speaking of a rubber. Most natural latex mattresses contain latex that goes through one of two processes and is then certified organic by certain standards. Dunlop is the process that is used more often for treating natural and synthetic latex. Talalay is the name of the other process. Compared to the man-made rubber polymer which is a blend, natural latex is made solely from the sap of rubber trees. Since their introduction in the 1950’s latex mattresses have developed a reputation as the healthiest and most eco-friendly options. The more natural latex that a mattress is made of, the firmer it is.
Targeted Support and Targeted Pressure Relief
When shopping for a natural latex mattress, there are several things you should consider. First the targeted support and targeted pressure relief of the mattress. Targeted support refers to the areas from where you get the most support from the mattress. Every mattress differs in where the targeted support is applied. Believe it or not the more expensive the mattress does not mean it has the most targeted support zones. Looking closely at some of the major mattress brands on the market, such as Stearns and Foster, BeautyRest, and Tempurpedic, you will find that their products do not offer any targeted support zones. Also, the price range of their mattresses is between $1500-$7000. On the other hand, Brentwood Home offers natural latex mattresses with five targeted support zones and a price between $795-$1795. When you go shopping for a latex mattress you should also keep in mind targeted pressure relief. Targeted pressure relief zones are made to relieve the stress on the most pressured areas of the body. Still, the higher prices are not guaranteeing that your mattress will have more pressure relief zones. Neither Stearns and Foster, BeautyRest, nor Tempurpedic latex mattress offer any specific targeted pressure relief. Brentwood Home latex mattresses offer up to three zones. For a restful and deep sleep you should look for mattresses that include both targeted support and the pressure relief zones. This guarantees that you will have the support you need while relieving any pressure build up in your body. With these qualities you will get the relief and the support your body needs. This is especially true for people with injuries, pre-existing conditions, and for senior citizens.
Non-Toxic Materials and Chemical Free Fire Retardants
If you are looking to purchase a mattress made only of natural materials, you may be faced with a challenge. Many of the materials that make up a mattress are not easily discernible. Only those mattresses certified non-toxic can claim to be made of 100% natural materials free of toxins, chemicals, and pesticides. Also, research whether a mattress has been treated with chemicals to meet fire retardant legal requirements. A scan of the latex mattresses made by BeautyRest, Tempurpedic, and S&F reveals that none are certified as non-toxic. Meaning, a mattress manufactured and sold by one of these companies will be comprised of some synthetic materials. Brentwood Home latex mattresses are the only products, of those we reviewed, meeting the standard for non-toxic certification. According to the Brentwood Home website, their mattresses are made from 100% natural latex harvested in Vietnam, certified organic cotton, organic wool from New Zealand, and organic coconut husk materials. As for meeting fire retardant standards, Brentwood Home does not use petroleum-based materials, formaldehyde, or toxic adhesives. They choose, instead, to use natural materials like wool to meet safety standards. BeautyRest, Tempurpedic, and S&F, in comparison, do use chemical treatments to make their mattresses fire retardant. It should be noted that most mattress manufacturers choose to use chemicals in this manner as it is fast, efficient, and cost-effective for them. The natural alternatives tend to take more time, effort, and money.
Our choice is a Brentwood Home Mattress
Of all the models used in this comparison, including BeautyRest Black, Tempurpedic, Stearns and Foster, Saatva, and Brentwood Home, the clear preferred choice in design, materials, features, health/safety, and quality is far and away Brentwood Home. All of Brentwood Homes mattresses are fabricated with certified nontoxic materials and are completely chemical-free for your safety and health. Further, these mattresses contribute to your overall well-being with not only a healthy sleeping environment free of toxins, but a restful sleep only natural latex provides. Brentwood Home is unique in its dedication to using only natural materials.Brentwood Home is proud of its dedication to using only natural materials in the production of their mattresses. It is best to be a well informed customer. Making the decision to purchase a mattress affects every area of our lives. You can be more rested and productive after sleeping on a properly supportive mattress. Make sure you do your research before you buy your next mattress. More information about Brentwood Home products are available on their website at: https://www.brentwoodhome.com/pages/contact-us