What is Latex?

Sleeping on Latex

Every 24 hours or so, every person feels an unavoidable need to sleep. Sleep is not merely a “time out” from daily life, it is essential to good health and longevity. There is no one formula for how much sleep is enough for you. Expecting all people to need the same amount of rest would be as absurd as expecting them to eat the same amount of food every day. Each of us seems to have an innate “appetite” that is as much a part of our genetic programming as hair colour, height and skin tone.

Sleeping on a latex mattress is one of the most pleasurable experiences a person could have in life. Latex mattresses are naturally therapeutic, provide extraordinary orthopedic support and offer you the ideal balance of comfort support. This unique, naturally derived material dynamically responds to your every curve and contour to provide outstanding, orthopedic support. It also alleviates sleep-disturbing areas of high pressure, so you sleep deeper and awake refreshed and ready for a new day. Latex is continuously recommended by Orthopedic Surgeons and Chiropractors because of the extraordinary comfort and the unparalleled orthopedic support they offer.

Why Latex?

Sleeping on a latex mattress is advantageous because they shape so well to the contours of your body. The latex mattress takes off the pressure from your so-called trigger points, easing pain that many people experience – back pain, neck pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, etc. Having a latex mattress to sleep on affords one the ability to sleep comfortably for years and years.

An additional reason we think our latex mattresses are great is because they are all natural. Because they are made from natural latex our mattresses are hypoallergenic. The mattress will not cause you respiratory problems or cause your skin to become irritated. Not only that, but you will not be bothered by the off gassing that comes from a polyurethane product made from petrochemicals. Many people nowadays are interested in a “green” mattress option. This can include those that want a mattress made of all natural ingredients, those wanting to buy a mattress made from sustainable materials, or those that want to assure that their bed is not off gassing any unnatural materials into their bedroom.

What is Latex?

Latex derives from the Hevea Brasiliensis or caa-o-chu tree, more commonly known as rubber. This natural raw material has a very important quality; when it undergoes through pressure and deformation, it reacts in an elastic way. The actual latex in mattresses is composed of millions of micro-cells, which are interconnected together, thus allowing the material to have sufficient amount of ventilation. Latex foam provides a perfect and natural ergonomic support, elasticity, high hygiene and anallergic material. It dynamically adjusts to the contours of the human body providing orthopaedic support. This means that when a person lies down on a latex mattress, the material fills in every curve in our anatomy without causing pressure points.

How is Latex made?

Latex is collected in liquid form by hand from the caa-o-chu tree, and then poured into large vats where it is filtered carefully to remove particulate matter. It is then poured into large molds, emulsified with water and air bubbles, then it is slowly heated and vulcanized, a process where the liquid latex rubber converts to a flexible, solid state.

As I mentioned above, there are two methods of vulcanization used to produce solid latex. The oldest technique, and the most time tested, is the Dunlop method, which yields a more supportive and slightly firmer natural latex. The newest technique, called the Talalay process, is essentially the same general method, except that it includes a flash freeze step which suspends smaller air bubbles in the mold immediately before it is rapidly heated to solidify the latex, resulting in a slightly softer, less supportive feel.

Here’s my bottom line: natural latex made using the Dunlop method has a somewhat firmer and more buoyant feeling that Talalay latex. And since Dunlop latex is less expensive than Talalay, you get a cost savings as well. So for these reasons, I prefer my latex natural and Dunlop. One caveat: you can get a bit of the best of both worlds if you make a combo mattress with a core of Dunlop and a top layer of Talalay (the Dunlop “core” gives you the good support and basic comfort, and the softer Talalay top gives a softer, more luxurious feel, right up next to you).

Benefits of Latex

Latex mattresses do a world of good for your back and spine in and out of bed. They provide years of comfortable sleep and offers exceptional stability to eliminate sleep disruptive motion transfer. Latex instantaneously conforms to every curve and contour of your body to keep your spine in a properly supported throughout the night. Sleeping on a latex mattress is a joy also because of the fact that these mattresses are well known for having temperature control as it were. There isn’t anything technical about them, such as having to adjust any settings or climate control knob, it is simply the fact that the natural latex material breathes very well, allowing the sleeper to have the heat pulled away from their body so that they sleep cool and not sweat like a pig as is the case with some other mattresses.

Other Advantages of Natural Latex

Another plus of natural latex is that it doesn’t sleep hot, and dust mites and other microbial organisms do not thrive in the material due to its unique organic properties. Natural latex is also durable, resists packing down, and forming body impressions as well. Because of its buoyant and highly elastic qualities, it allows you to easily roll from An additional reason we think our latex mattresses are great is because they are all natural. Because they are made from natural latex that comes from Sri-Lanka, our mattresses are hypoallergenic. That’s right, your sleep surface won’t cause you respiratory problems or cause your skin to become irritated. Not only that, but you won’t be bothered by the off gassing that comes from a polyurethane product made from petrochemicals.

Would you like to know the #1 reason why we (and our customers) think we have the best latex mattress? We think our latex mattress is one of the best if not the best latex mattress because we inspect them all for purity, uniformity, quality, consistency, and of course throw in excellent customer service to round it all off. The results that you get from this list of attributes is that you will get a very fine mattress for a very reasonable price, and one that will last for decades because it is made of such durable material. We think you are going to love Plushbed’s latex mattresses and think that they are the best!

Naturally Healthy

  • Anti-microbial and dust-mite resistant to alleviate allergies
  • Optimal orthopedic support (naturally conforming to body contours)
  • Luxurious resilience and feel
  • Enhanced breathability
  • Resistance to moisture and heat
  • Superior pressure relief that helps bring oxygen and nutrients to muscles
  • Elimination of sleep disturbing motion transfers, so you rest easy even if your partner is restless
  • Ease of choice, no more confusion over innersprings and coil counts

Different Densities

Very often we get customers who don’t know for certain what firmness level they want in a mattress because they have never really had to think about it before or have never had a mattress that gave them that option.

Our latex mattresses are made in three different densities, i.e. medium, firm and extra firm densities. The choice of which density should be used depends on the specific persons body frame, weight and structure. One can refer to anyone of our qualified staff to help a customer decide which density fits best for ones specific needs.