There are many benefits of a latex mattress. Below you will find the most important benefits. However, keep in mind that the benefits of a latex mattress do vary depending on which type of latex comfort material it is (Dunlop latex mattress or Talalay), and whether it is made of solely natural latex, blended latex or synthetic latex comfort material. It is definitely recommended to opt for a natural or organic latex mattress if you have the choice!
Optimal support - follows the contours of your body
A big part of having a good night’s sleep is being able to get (and remain) comfortable. Latex mattresses provide optimal support and softness. In turn, they cradle your pressure points and keep your back and spine perfectly aligned. This way, your muscles can truly relax after a long day of supporting you throughout the day. In terms of pressure point relief, latex mattresses are the best! This means that you will be able to sleep longer without waking up during the night as you remain comfortable at all times. This is especially true if you choose a Talalay latex mattress, such as those with Vita Talalay inside.
Highly breathable – sleep cool in summer and warm in winter
Latex mattresses are very breathable in comparison to other comfort materials. Traditional mattresses tend to get hot throughout all the seasons. Latex mattresses on the other hand, allow a high amount of air to flow through it. This allows the comfort material to breathe in order to create and maintain the perfect sleep temperature at all times. This means that you will be able to sleep cool in summer and warm in winter.
While this may be true for both Dunlop latex mattresses and Talalay latex mattresses, there is a difference between the two. Talalay has consistent perfectly round and open cells thanks to the unique production process, which Dunlop does not have. This means that Talalay latex does come out on top on this benefit.
Hypoallergenic – say good bye to dust mites
This benefit of a latex mattress is connected to the fact that it is highly breathable. While natural latex is inherently hypoallergenic, the air flow also keeps the comfort material dry at all times. Dust mites require damp and dark areas to nest in which won’t be possible at all within a latex mattress. Talalay is four time more breathable than Dunlop latex in that respect.
Green - the eco-friendly choice
While this benefit of a latex mattress varies on the producer, one can generally say that natural latex mattresses are the eco-friendly choice. Even better are the organic latex mattresses. That is because they are often made of natural latex, which is biodegradable and should come from sustainable, fair and transparent sources. Furthermore, rubber trees are great when it comes to carbon sequestration!
Vita Talalay latex is the perfect example of a healthy natural latex mattress. Every drop comes from sustainable sources and no artificial additives or fillers are used to produce it. In addition, the production of it takes up more CO2 than is being released!
Off-gassing has become a big topic within the mattress industry. It is when tiny particles of the comfort material get carried out of the mattress and into the air we breathe. This can be very toxic depending on what comfort material you sleep on. With natural latex mattresses however, you won’t have to worry about that at all. They do not off-gas at all!
A Vita Talalay latex mattress for example, has a toxicity score of ZERO. The natural comfort material has also been awarded with numerous certificates that prove it is healthy for both humans and the environment!