What is a Natural Latex Mattress?
When rubber trees are tapped, the sap collected can be used to make natural latex. The sap is mixed with other organic compounds to form a gel-like material which is then processed using several varying methods to produce the latex used to make mattresses. If natural latex is made properly, it is renewable, sustainable, and free of synthetic materials. Other attributes of natural latex mattresses are their longevity, usable for up to 25 years, they take less energy to produce, and they do not aggravate or instigate health issues associated with synthetic mattresses. A natural latex mattress tends to be firmer and more resilient. 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. Latex mattresses are sold by most major manufacturers. Unfortunately, most of the latex used is synthetic, and not natural.
Targeted Support and Targeted Pressure Relief
Not all latex mattresses on the market today are created equal. Those latex mattress which have been shaped into flat molds, for instance, offer little in the way of targeted support or pressure relief. The latex mattresses offered by BeautyRest, Tempurpedic, and Stearns and Foster (S&F) are made in this manner. Their mattresses are flat and firm and do not offer any targeted zones for support. Brentwood Home mattresses, comparatively, offer five targeted zones of support via a layer of natural latex foam. Furthermore, Brentwood Home mattress foam is sculpted into three targeted pressure relief zones. BeautyRest, Tempurpedic, and S&F mattresses do not appear to offer the same targeted pressure point relief. Instead, they are designed to conform to your body shape over the course of use.
Non-Toxic Materials and Chemical Free Fire Retardants
Your health and well-being are extremely important, and many mattresses do not meet basic requirements for the biological health of their users. Some of the materials used in popular mattresses can actually be harmful. Synthetic materials can also potentially breed bacteria and fail to prevent germ growth. To check for the nontoxic nature of a mattress, look for certification and whether it has been treated with chemical free fire retardants. A mattress is required to made of only natural materials in order to obtain certification as nontoxic. Further, the law requires all mattresses to be made fire retardant during production. The fire retardant materials used are typically made of harmful chemicals, but there are natural alternatives. None of the latex mattresses offered from BeautyRest Black, Saatva, Stearns and Foster, or Tempurpedic seem to hold nontoxic certification. Their products, therefore, are made of some amount of potentially toxic synthetic materials. Also, all of their latex mattresses use chemicals to meet the fire retardant standards. Brentwood Home stands out among these competitors by holding nontoxic certification and using chemical free fire retardants. If you are evaluating the health and well-being of your family, consider taking a closer look at the mattresses you are using. After all, you spend approximately one-third of your life in close contact with one.
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. Now you don’t have to choose between quality comfort and natural 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.