What is a Natural Latex Mattress?
A true natural latex mattress doesn’t contain any synthetic latex or fillers blended in. Natural latex is basically 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. The other process is called Talalay. 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 a mattress contains, the firmer it is.
Targeted Support and Targeted Pressure Relief
Before purchasing your natural latex mattress you should think about several things. Number one - 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. Mattresses vary in number of targeted support zones, and they may have the targeted support zones in different areas. Believe it or not the more expensive the mattress does not mean it has the most targeted support zones. Some major mattress brands like Stearns and Foster, BeautyRest, and Tempurpedic, don’t have any targeted support zones in their latex products. Additionally, the price point 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. Another factor to consider when shopping for a latex mattress is targeted pressure relief. These are zones in the mattress that target and relieve stress on the certain areas of the body where the most pressure can build up during a night’s sleep. Again, the more expensive mattress isn’t the guarantee for the pressure relief zones. Neither Stearns and Foster, BeautyRest, or Tempurpedic are currently offering mattresses with targeted pressure relief zones. Natural latex mattresses from Brentwood Home offer up to three pressure relief 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 will be the most useful 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 review of the mattresses made by BeautyRest, Tempurpedic, and S&F reveals that none have been certified as non-toxic. Meaning, a mattress manufactured and sold by one of these companies will be comprised of some synthetic materials. Of the products we reviewed, Brentwood Home latex mattresses are the only ones holding a non-toxic certification. Brentwood Home details on their website that 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. Instead, they use approved natural materials such as wool to meet safety standards. BeautyRest, Tempurpedic, and S&F, comparatively, do use chemicals to treat their mattresses. It should be noted that many major brands use chemicals in this manner as it is fast, efficient, and cost-effective. Natural alternatives can be more expensive, and take more time and effort.
Our choice is a Brentwood Home Mattress
Purchasing a new mattress is a major decision, and it is one made infrequently. A Brentwood Home mattress is our clear winner in terms of comfort, materials, durability, and trustworthiness. You no longer have to choose between buying a mattress with superior comfort and one made from natural, sustainable materials. With their 25-year warranty, free shipping and returns, and 120-night in-home trial, you will feel confident in your decision to try a Brentwood Home natural latex mattress without risk. Contact Brentwood Home
today to learn more about their complete line of mattresses and decide if one is right for you.