Latex is a natural substance that comes from the rubber tree. It is a natural by-product from the milky sap of the matured rubber trees. The latex that is used in the manufacturing of mattresses, pillows and mattress toppers gets washed in a way that strips off the irritant proteins and because the toppers are used underneath your sheet it is safe for people with latex allergies.
The latex used is made of a premium material that comes with a range of benefits which means that it is hypoallergenic, dust mite proof, flame retardant, breathable and environmentally friendly. These mattress toppers are a great alternative if you are looking for natural products that are eco-friendly and safe for the whole family to use.
Latex is a great product to use if you are looking for a firmer product that will offer you relief from pain while you sleep. Latex mattress toppers will not trap the heat so they are a comfortable choice to use during the warmer seasons.
Different Types of Latex
There are four different types of latex that are used in mattress toppers.
Organic Latex: This latex is made from the sap of the rubber tree and does not contain any man-made products or chemicals and pesticides.
100% Natural Latex: This product is made in a similar way to Organic latex but it is not certified by the USDA. It is a 100% natural product.
Synthetic Latex: This type of latex is made by mixing an organic variant of latex with petroleum-based plasticizers. This process is done to enhance the heat aging and softening.
Blended Latex: Natural and synthetic latex is blended in a certain ratio to create blended latex.
Any latex that contains more than 80% natural latex is considered Natural latex as per the mattress industry norms.
Latex Mattress Toppers
Mattress toppers are often used to extend the life of your mattress. They also help to keep the mattress clean and feeling like new for longer. They are also very useful in preventing dust mite allergies.
We take a look at some of the latex toppers available.
This is a gel mattress topper and latex topper in, you get the best of both products when you add this topper to your mattress. Latex naturally cools which means this topper will keep you cool while you are sleeping to enhance your sleeping experience. In addition to this, the ventilated design allows air to move through easily.
This topper comes with a plush down alternative cover that can be removed and washed easily. It is available in Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen and California King sizes.
Made from 100% Natural latex this topper will provide you with pinpointed support so that you can sleep soundly. No synthetic latex or fillers are used in the production of this mattress topper. The natural latex used means you will stay cool when you use this topper. This topper is incredibly durable, in fact, it scored 99/100 on the LGA physical properties test for exhibiting extraordinary performance. The latex foam used in this topper is natural and heat neutral, this means it does not absorb body heat and it will not change firmness when the temperature changes.
This is a great mattress topper for side sleepers who are struggling with hip and shoulder pain. It is available in a variety of firmness as well as sizes.
The Malouf mattress topper is made from Dunlop Latex and when added to your current mattress it will soften the firmness without compromising on support. The latex is responsive and will adapt to the changes in body weight and position so that you get customized support. The material is breathable so that when you use this topper you will not overheat but rather get a cool nights sleep.
Only pure materials are used in the manufacturing of this product and it goes through thorough quality controls. The bamboo cover is soft, hypoallergenic and can be removed and washed.
Buying a new mattress is expensive but when you add this topper to your mattress it will feel like you are sleeping on a new, luxurious mattress. This topper will not only add a sense of luxury to your sleep but if you suffer from shoulder or hip pain, this topper can help to ease that pain. Only the highest quality Talay Latex is used in these mattress pads. This type of latex is extremely durable and absorbs the shock of your body when it moves, providing both comfort and support while you sleep.
The mattress topper is available in a range of sizes and can be washed easily.
Getting a good night’s sleep is so important and there are many factors that can influence the type of sleep you get, including your mattress, pillow or the topper you use. Replacing your mattress is not always possible but adding a topper is a more affordable option that will breathe new life into your mattress and improve the quality of sleep you are getting.
If you are trying to find a more eco-friendly and sustainable alternative, latex products are a good option. Elite Rest has a great 100% latex pillow you can use together with your latex mattress topper.