What is a Natural Latex Mattress?
Natural latex is made from the sap of rubber trees. The sap is combined with various other organic compounds in order to make a gel-like material, which can then be formed into usable latex mattresses. Natural latex is a renewable and sustainable material free of contaminants or synthetic ingredients. It takes less energy to produce natural latex, provides longer life to mattresses (up to 25 years), and safeguards against health issues found when using synthetic mattresses. A natural latex mattress is more durable, with a feeling that “bounces back," providing firm support that leads to a refreshed “get-up-and-go" feeling when one wakes in the morning. Another quality of natural latex is its ability to repel dust mites and germs without the need for chemicals or toxins. Additionally, natural latex mattresses tend to have cooler surfaces due to better airflow. Most major mattress manufacturers offer latex mattresses as part of their catalogue. It is important to note that the majority of those mattresses are made with some synthetic materials and not just natural latex.
Targeted Support and Targeted Pressure Relief
Before you decide to buy a natural latex mattress keep in mind several important things. Firstly, the targeted support and targeted pressure relief of the mattress. Targeted support describes the areas from where you receive the most support from the mattress. The number of targeted support zones vary from mattress to mattress and the places where the targeted support is applied also differs. Although the mattress is expensive, it still might not have the most targeted support zones. By taking a closer look at some of the major mattress brands on the market like Stearns and Foster, BeautyRest, and Tempurpedic, you will find that they don’t have any targeted support zones. Also, the price range of their mattresses is between $1500-$7000. On the contrary, 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. 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. None of the major mattress brands on the market that we reviewed, including Stearns and Foster, BeautyRest, or Tempurpedic have latex mattresses with targeted pressure relief zones. Brentwood Home are offering latex mattresses that have up to three specifically targeted zones. If you are looking for a restful sleeping experience you should buy a mattress that has targeted support and pressure relief zones. At the same time, your body will receive the support and relief. This is especially true for people with injuries, pre-existing conditions, and for senior citizens.
Non-Toxic Materials and Chemical Free Fire Retardants
For those seeking a mattress made of eco-friendly materials, you may be faced with a challenge. The materials used to make a mattress may be difficult to discern. In order to be confident that you have purchased a 100% natural mattress, meaning one free of toxins, chemicals, and pesticides, you must find out if it has been certified as non-toxic. You can also investigate whether a mattress has been treated with chemical fire retardants during processing. A review of the mattresses made by BeautyRest, Tempurpedic, and S&F reveals that none have been certified as non-toxic. This means that their mattresses will be made with some synthetic materials. The latex mattresses sold by Brentwood Home are the only ones, of the products we reviewed, that hold non-toxic certification. According to their website, Brentwood Home makes their mattresses from 100% natural latex harvested in Vietnam, certified organic cotton, organic wool from New Zealand, and organic coconut husk materials. When it comes to fire retardant treatments, Brentwood Home mattresses don’t use petroleum-based materials, formaldehyde, or toxic adhesives as flame retardants. They choose, instead, to use natural materials like wool to meet safety standards. The mattresses sold by the major competitors, BeautyRest, Tempurpedic, and S&F, do rely on chemicals for fire retardant treatments. It is worth noting that many major mattress manufacturers utilize chemicals in this manner because 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
The purchase of a mattress is a major decision, and one that the average person makes infrequently. Whether you are concerned with comfort, durability, materials, or trustworthiness, Brentwood Home is the clear winner. You no longer have to choose between buying a mattress with superior comfort and one made from natural, sustainable materials. Feel confident when you try a Brentwood Home mattress thanks to their 25-year warranty, free shipping and returns, and 120-night in-home trial. Contact Brentwood Home
today to learn more about their complete line of mattresses and decide if one is right for you.