While latex can contour to the shape of the body and relieve pressure points much like memory foam, it doesn't absorb body heat and soften during the night. This means that it will feel the same at the beginning of the night and 6 hours into the night. And it does so whether the bedroom is 52 degrees or 72 degrees. It's not impacted by environmental temperatures in the slightest!
Latex is molded to have pincore holes in the latex. This, in combination with an open cell structure, better allows both moisture wicking and air movement around the sleeper's body, thereby resulting in a more temperature-neutral sleep surface. That helps many people sleep cooler in warm temperatures and warmer in cool temperatures.
An Allergen-Resistant Sleep Environment
Latex is antimicrobial, which means that it resists the growth of mold or mildew. While many believe that this is only a plus in high-humidity regions or homes, moisture from our bodies can have the same effect. In addition to being antimicrobial, latex is also dust mite resistant. These features can be beneficial to those that deal with mold/mildew/dust mite allergies. This is especially so in our mattresses that combine wool with the latex.
While all latex mattresses aren't created equal, by using premium high-density latex in our mattresses, we are able to maximize the lifespan of the mattress and create a sleep surface that better resists body impressions. This is especially so if one does regular maintenance to the mattress via the convenient zippered quilted panel on the top of the mattress!
While memory foam does have a slight edge in this area, latex mattresses are still a great choice for reducing the transmission of movement from one side of the mattress to the other. No more waking up when your sleep partner turns over!
Adjustable Base Friendly
Our Bozeman mattress store employees are often asked what mattresses work well on adjustable bases. While we have pocketed coil and air mattresses that are very good on adjustable bases, there is no question that the all-latex mattresses do a wonderful job at conforming to the contours of both the base and the sleeper.
Choose Your Style, Choose Your Firmness
We use latex in many different mattress designs:
All Latex: A 6" firm latex core with (2) 1.5" latex inserts on top of the core.
Latex over Pocketed Coil: Commonly known as a hybrid mattress, the support is provided by either a medium or a firm pocketed coil innerspring, with a 2" insert or (2) 1.5" latex inserts providing your comfort layers.
Latex over Air: The versatility of an air mattress with either a 2" insert or (2) 1.5" latex inserts providing your comfort layers.
Our latex inserts are available in multiple levels of firmness, so each person using the mattress can choose what will work best for them...it can even be different on each side of the mattress.
Natural vs. Blended Talalay
There are two primary types of latex: 100% Natural and Blended Latex (60% Natural and 40% man-made latex).
Both Natural latex and Blended latex use the same building blocks in their makeup. It's just that in the Natural, it is 100% assembled in nature, whereas 60% of it in the Blended is assembled in nature.
For the latex benefits noted above, there is little difference between Natural and Blended latex. The exception is the firmness options available in our mattresses. Both have a single firmness for the 6" core used in both of the all-latex mattresses. Natural latex has two firmness choices for the 1.5" inserts, while the Blended latex has three firmness choices for the 1.5" or 2" inserts.
With so few key differences between Natural and Blended latex, it really comes down to a lifestyle choice for many. Even though the actual makeup of Natural and Blended latex are similar, those that opt to choose the Natural latex feel that their body will react in a more positive way to the Natural sleep surface vs the Blended sleep surface.
On occasion, we have had people bring up the difference between the carbon footprint of Natural latex versus Blended latex. Simply put, it uses less energy to produce the Natural latex than it does to produce the Blended latex.
Processes Used in Making Latex
For both types of latex there are two primary manufacturing methods used in making the latex: the Talalay process and the Dunlop process. The Talalay process provides a supple, conforming latex, while the Dunlop results in a denser, somewhat less contouring latex.
To provide the best possible comfort and durability in our mattresses, we've opted to use premium Talalay latex in both the Natural and Blended versions used in our mattresses.
Regardless of your choice between Blended and Natural latex, you will find latex offers a multitude of benefits.
Come Try Out
If you are looking for a latex mattress of any kind, you're in good company. Stop by our Bozeman mattress showroom today to learn more about all of our locally made mattress options!