Published on April 4th, 2012 | by tmgadmin0
FAQs: Latex Mattresses
Latex mattresses have long been the mark of excellence in the bedding industry. Hospitals and medical care facilities prefer latex mattresses to traditional mattresses with internal springs due to the therapeutic benefits they hold. Even so, latex mattresses have had limited exposure to many consumers who are just now waking up to the expanded level of choice available to them on the retail sleep system market.
Internal spring mattresses controlled the market for many decades because they were affordable in one form or another to just about everyone and they provided a sufficient level of comfort. But latex mattresses introduced a spring-less design that took the bedding industry in a new direction that eventually led to the advent of memory foam which has surged in popularity in recent years.
Even so, latex is still considered the superior mattress product. For those consumers who may be considering a bed replacement or upgrade, here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about latex mattresses that may help the shopping process:
Q: What is a latex mattress made of?
A: The foam material that comprises a latex mattress is naturally derived from the white, milky sap of the rubber tree. The sap is harvested in a sustainable way from the trees and processed into a solid foam form that can be cut to suit the specific need – a latex mattress for example.
Q: Are there health benefits to having a latex mattress?
A: The therapeutic benefits of latex foam are many. By eliminating the need for metal coils in the mattress for support purposes, latex foam provides ample support without the discomfort that is associated with pressure points that develop during the use of traditional mattresses. This improves blood circulation and relieves discomfort that can lead to insomnia. Latex mattresses are a particularly good choice for people who suffer from chronic back pain.
Q: Should people with allergies or asthma get a latex mattress?
A: Latex mattresses are the best choice available on the market for people who suffer from allergies. They are anti-bacterial and hypo-allergenic. In other words, a latex mattress is resistant to dust mites and the growth of mold – two of the most common causal factors leading to allergy and asthma related breathing difficulties.
Q: Why are latex mattresses a more significant investment than other products?
A: Because latex – to put it simply – is the best overall product available. Its therapeutic benefits are unmatched – although memory foam does come close. In addition, it is an all-natural product that must be harvested in a sustainable way to ensure continued availability of the rubber source material. It also has temperature regulating qualities – that make it sleep cooler – and hypo-allergenic characteristics that make it extremely attractive to people who suffer from allergy or asthma related breathing difficulties.