Many reasons for buying latex bedding

Why should I buy latex bedding, you may ask yourself. Well, here are many reasons why it is a great investment.

Many reasons for buying latex bedding

Why should I buy latex bedding, you may ask yourself. Well, here are many reasons why it is a great investment.

In this article, you will find reasonings on why latex bedding is the go-to bedding. It will increase your sleep quality and your health, but is also good for the environment.


How latex bedding affects your sleep

The Vita Talalay latex mattresseslatex toppers, and latex pillows are produced in the Talalay manufacturing process, with pure natural materials. These features create the unique open cell structure of the mattresses.

Ventilation, softness, and support are the main benefits of the open cell structure.

  • The ventilation of the products is the key driver to keep you cool in summers and warm in winters, but it also provides resistance to bacteria and hypoallergenic features.
  • The softness of the products relieves pressure and pain in your bones, joints, and muscles. It also provides optimum comfort through our custom sizes, materials, and densities.
  • The support of the products adapts to your body due to its elastic characteristics. Perfect support from head to toe is provided.


Why latex bedding is healthy

Why is latex bedding considered healthy?

One of the main unique selling points of natural latex bedding is that it is very safe and healthy to sleep on. Most non-latex beddings contain petroleum based foams, which release toxic chemicals as they age.

Another selling point of latex bedding is that latex is naturally fire resistant. Other bedding types contain added chemicals to increase the resistance to fire. These chemicals are associated with cancer, immunotoxicity, and reproductive toxicity.

The hypoallergenic feature of latex bedding is an important quality. It repels dust mites, bacteria, and fungus, while it simultaneously is resistant to mold. Non-latex beddings, on the other hand, are a very hospitable environment for these creatures.

Pain prevention and relief are an attribute of latex bedding. It has better firmness, conformability, and support, according to the reviews from customers.

Reason 3

Why latex bedding is green

Why is latex bedding considered green?

An advantage of latex bedding, is that it is eco-friendly. Raw materials are harvested from the plantations in a tree-friendly way. By using this tree-friendly method, rubber trees will continue living and growing for as long as 30 years. Trees won’t have to be cut down for harvesting, and will purify air and water as long as it lives.

Organic latex is produced by replacing synthetic and artificially-produced fertilizers by organic fertilizers. This way the plants will only have natural nutrition. Also, the production of these artificial and synthetic fertilizers have horrible impacts on the environment.

Only a few chemicals are needed to create natural latex bedding. None of those chemicals are a source of pollution or concern. Latex itself is also a biodegradable and durable material, which reduce the consumption and waste.

Reason 1


Talalay latex vs. Dunlop latex

Talalay  and Dunlop are both manufacturing processes to produce latex mattresses, latex toppers, and latex pillows. However, these two processes are very different. The Talalay manufacturing process has 9 steps and it takes 9 hours per piece to complete. On the other hand, the Dunlop manufacturing process has 5 steps and it takes just 40 minutes to complete per piece.

Features of Talalay latex

  • No fillers
  • Highest safety in the market
  • High consistency
  • High breathability
  • Excellent pressure relief
  • Very hygienic
  • Very hypoallergenic
  • Very durable
  • Benchmark for luxurious latex beds

Features of Dunlop latex

  • May contain fillers
  • May be safe
  • Lower consistency
  • Lower breathability
  • Lower pressure relief
  • Not so hygienic
  • Not so hypoallergenic
  • Not so durable

The manufacturing process of Talalay is:

1 Mixing the pure raw materials and pump with air.

2 Filling the mould 30%-60% with the latex mixture.

3 Vacuuming the material to form around the mould.

4 Freezing the material creates the round and open cellular structure to allow the mould to breathe.

5 Gelling fixes the round and open cells so that they remain in place.

6 Vulcanising the mixture at 115ᵒC/235ᵒF. This gives the product its shape.

7 Washing the product to increase durability and ensure the same firmness for many years.

8 Post-vulcanising the product 8 hours at 85ᵒC/185ᵒF to give the round and open cellular its final form.

9 Final quality control of the product for its firmness.

The manufacturing process of Dunlop is:

1 Mixing the pure raw materials,  and sometimes pump with fillers.

2 Filling the mould 100% with the latex mixture.

3 Vulcanising the mixture at 100ᵒC/212ᵒF. This gives the product its shape.

4 Washing the product to increase durability and ensure the same firmness for many years (not always washed, and not always with clean water).

5 Final quality control of the product for its firmness.

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Latex mattresses vs. non-latex mattresses

The ratings show the mattress reviews by consumers, as an overall comparison. The sample size is 22,584.

Mattresses
LatexLatex HybridAirInner SpringMemory FoamMemory Foam Hybrid
No NoiseAAD+C-AB
CustomizableA-BDDDD
DurabilityB+CC-D+BC
LongevityB+CA-D+B-C
Adjustable FirmnessBD-AD-DD-
ConformingBB-B-C-AB
Owner SatisfactionBB-B-D+BC
Pain ReliefBB-B+C-BB-
Sex FriendlyBC+C-B-C-B
Support PotentialBCA-B-C+B
Motion IsolationB-B+B-C+AB

Compared to other mattress types, latex mattresses score high on many criteria. It scores highest with no noise, customizability, durability, longevity, owner satisfaction, and sex friendliness. Other very important criteria are adjustable firmness, conforming, pain relief, support, and motion isolation. Latex mattresses are reviewed positively for those categories as well.

Read this article if you want to know more about buying a new mattress.

Read this article if you want to know more about the difference between Talalay latex and memory foam.

Read this article if you  want to know more about the benefits of Talalay latex.


Latex toppers vs. non-latex toppers

The ratings show the topper reviews by consumers, as an overall comparison. The sample size is 67,292.

Mattress topper
LatexFeatherFiberMemory FoamWool
Easy To MaintainADD+AD+
No NoiseAD+CAA-
Appearance On BedA-CCA-B-
Not LumpyA-D+C-AB
Conforms To BodyB+D+D+AC-
DurabilityB+C+D+B-B+
Sex FriendlyBBA-CB+
>td >BCDAC
No Initial OdorB-CA-DC

Latex toppers score really high on some criteria, among other materials. For example, it scores the highest with maintainability, no noise, appearance and durability. Other important criteria include lumpiness, conform, sex friendliness, thickness, and odor. Latex toppers are also reviewed well in those categories.

Read this article if you want to know more about latex mattress toppers.

Read this article if you want to know more about the difference between Talalay latex and memory foam.

Read this article if you  want to know more about the benefits of Talalay latex.


Latex pillows vs. non-latex pillows

The ratings show the pillow reviews by consumers, as an overall comparison. The sample size is 43,486.

Pillows
LatexBuck-wheatDownFeatherMemory FoamPolyesterWater
Avg Person FriendlyAABB+B+A-B+
Easy To UseADCC-ABD
No Need To FluffACDDBB-A-
No NoiseADBDB+CD+
Won't Clump/ShiftAD-CC+B-DC
DurableA-BBBC+C-C
Neck Pain ReliefB+B+B-CB-CB+
Side Sleep-FriendlyB+C+BB-BCB
SupportiveB+ACC+BCB
Back Sleep-FriendlyBBBB-B+CB
Fewer AllergiesBBCCBC-B-
Not HotBB+C+BC-C+B
Reduces SnoringBB+C-CB-CB
Short Break InBDB-BCCC

There are also some high scores on the criteria for pillows. The latex pillow scores the highest for average person-friendly, easiness, fluffiness, no noise, no clump, durability, neck pain relief, side sleep-friendly, fewer allergies, and short break in. Some of the other important criteria, in which latex pillows also scored well, are supportiveness, back sleep-friendly, temperature, and reduction of snoring.

Read this article if you want to know more about latex pillows.

Read this article if you want to know more about the difference between Talalay latex and memory foam.

Read this article if you  want to know more about the benefits of Talalay latex.


Fun facts

Here are some fun facts about your bedding.

While in Europe sleeping with a top sheet is the norm, only 40% of the Americans do this. The Americans sleep only with the fitted sheet and duvet cover.

Washing is not needed for the latex mattresses, latex toppers, or latex pillows. There is no need to wash it, unless there is a stain. In such case you have to wash it with hot water and a towel, very carefully.

You do have to wash the cover of course. Take your cover out of the dryer while it is still warm and slightly damp and place it immediately on your bed. This will make sure it won’t have wrinkles, as if it was ironed, without actually ironing it.

It doesn’t matter if you make your bed or not in the morning with latex bedding. Making your bed will make it look tidy and neat, while not making your bed will ventilate your mattress even more. But, since the mattress has an open cell structure, it will ventilate anyway.

Many reasons for buying latex bedding

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