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One of the greatest lessons about Natural Latex was the re-definiton of the"feel" of Latex. If you asked anyone, anywhere in the world what latex "felt" like compared to other foam beds, they would tell you three things: Latex is the most expensive material in a mattress, Latex is a natural material instead of a petro-chemical, and Latex has a "bouncy" feel.
All of these things were true because of the way Latex beds had been built and what they were built with.
For over fifty years, most Latex Beds were made to provide great support but did not add pressure relief layers on top of that. Literally, the mattresses were 6-8" high and had little or no pressure relief layers on top. A Latex bed with only a support layer tends to be quite bouncy.
For over fifty years, many Latex Beds were made with Dunlop process Latex which is firm by it’s very nature. The"line" process is not conducive to making pressure relief levels of Latex. Dunlop process Latex tends to be quite bouncy.
For over fifty years, even Talalay Latex Beds were made with constructions that used only firm ILDs (densities) of Latex and a limited number of layers in the design. Using firm ILDs and one or two layers in the mattress design tends to be a quite bouncy feel.
For over fifty years, practically every Latex Bed available anywhere in the world was built with a quilted panel on top of the mattress hiding the true experience of Latex. If a Latex bed has a quilted top panel, it tends to feel quite"bouncy."
With Natural Latex Foam Beds bouncy is gone and buoyant is in.
THE ULTIMATE Latex Mattress and the High Profile Latex Mattress is built with both a support layer and a pressure relief layer into all of our beds. The pressure relief layer is important to your body and your sleep, but it also makes the bed more comfortable. We use Natural Talalay Latex Rubber in every bed. We use multiple layers of Latex with different ILDs in every model and we quilt the top and bottom layers with 100% Natural Cotton and Wool. of mattress because it takes away the amazing latex feel, causes body impressions in the top of the mattress, and is not as healthy for you to sleep on. The result: When we ask customers and retail sales associates what our beds feel like, these are the words they use: buoyant, floating, uplifted.
Natural Latex Mattresses Are A Two Dimensional Material
Most people think of mattresses as being firm, plush or something in between. However, great sleeping mattresses actually are about being more than firm, medium or plush. Mattresses designed for great sleep have two necessary components; a support function and a pressure relief function.
Support is what holds you up. It is what keeps your skeletal structure aligned. Proper support means proper posture. If you wake up and need to stretch out, get the kinks out, or snap your neck, you may not have proper spinal alignment for almost a full third of your day. A lot of people believe that a bed should be firm to be good for your back, but support is only part of the story.
Pressure Relief is achieved when you sink into a mattress a bit. Sometimes it is mislabeled comfort. Comfort is personal and subjective, pressure relief is scientific and objective. It can be measured. In fact, in burn units and wheelchair cushions it is often measured. Proper Pressure Relief means blood flows to your extremities, which can keep you from tossing and turning as much at night interrupting your sleep. I read this fact the other day, when you lay on your side, your shoulders and hips have SEVEN TIMES more pressure on them than when you lay on your back. Sometimes, this is why people wake up with numb fingers, arms or feet.
This is the most important point; a mattress needs to be both supportive and pressure relieving.
Most materials in a bed are either one or the other. For example, most coils are supportive. Most foams are pressure relieving. Fiber is neither, it is merely a filler to produce an aesthetic effect. Most mattresses have a combination of both coils and foams for that reason.
Natural Talalay Latex Rubber is different. Talalay Latex when used though out the mattress is both supportive and pressure relieving at the same time. It is naturally a two dimensional material. That means the more Talalay Latex is in a bed, the more supportive it is AND the more pressure relieving it is.
In traditionally designed mattresses, there is a tradeoff between support and pressure relief. The firmer the mattress is, the less pressure relieving it is. The softer it is, the less supportive it is. In Natural Talalay Latex Mattresses, you don’t have to tradeoff. You can have both. Natural Talalay Latex has uplifting support and bottomless pressure relief.
The Important Questions when buying a Latex Mattress
Shopping for latex beds can sometimes be confusing. Not all latex mattresses are the same – in fact, some aren’t even really latex! It’s important to compare the various models to make sure you’re getting the one you want. Here are some key questions to ask that will make shopping for a latex bed simple.
How many inches of latex rubber is in the mattress?
There are 11” mattresses with 3 inches of synthetic latex in them (and the remainder foam or other things) and there are 11” mattresses with 10” of natural latex in the mattress. There is a huge difference between the two, both from a construction and a benefit standpoint.
What kind of Latex is used: Talalay or Dunlop?
Natural Talalay Latex Rubber is made in a vacuum mold that both freezes and vulcanizes the material and requires over 14 hours to manufacture. The Natural Talalay process produces a circular cell structure. Dunlop latex is latex that is manufactured like foam on a line and takes less than one hour to make and produces a snowflake cell structure.
Where is the Natural Latex made?
Natural Latex made in the United States is superior to most processes around the world. The primary difference is the cleanliness of the material produced. Natural Talalay Latex made in the United States is rinsed five times to remove proteins. Natural Talalay Latex made in most parts of the world is rinsed only once or not at all.
Where is the Natural Latex in the mattress?
The closer the latex is to the surface of the mattress, the healthier the mattress. If there is anything on top of the latex in the construction, the bed will not be as breathable, mold and mildew proof, dust-mite resistant or pressure relieving.
Is it really a “Latex” bed? It’s important to be able to discern a “latex mattress” from a “mattress with latex in it.” A lot of mattresses categorized as “latex mattresses” are not. Many contain very little latex (less than 25%) and the design of the mattress either waters down the benefits of latex or dilutes them all together. The law label is a great guide to understand the latex content in any brand mattress. The more natural latex in a mattress, the more support, pressure relief, durability, and resilience it offers.
Natural Latex Foam Beds are Good for the Environment
Natural Latex is both the healthy and environmentally conscious option. All our beds are made with Natural Talalay Latex Rubber, which starts as sap from the Hevea Tree. These trees have a 25 year productive life and a strong effect on the environment as they quickly absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and help reduce greenhouse emissions.
The Talalay process features natural, biodegradable ingredients that come from renewable resources and water-based raw materials: natural latex, air, and water. Talalay Latex Rubber is made using an Eco-Friendly Production Method that does not use solvents and does not damage the ozone layer. The manufacturing process does not require external filtration, as it does not emit harmful elements into the air. Latex International’s Talalay Latex is certified by Oeko-Tex (Europe’s highest environmental consumer product standard) to be free of harmful substances and chemicals.
From a carbon footprint standpoint, the majority of our assembly facilities are next to a Latex International Latex Cutting Facility. This means trucks do not haul mattress cores from a Latex Plant to our assembly facilities. Reducing this step not only saves you cost and makes our operation more efficient, but it’s good for the planet. There are a lot of latex mattress brands that are also good for the environment. What sets Bliss apart is that we haven’t just kept the plant in mind – we’ve also designed a mattress that’s healthy for you. Our quilt free, fiber free, upholstery foam free design offers many health benefits:
- Natural Talalay Latex Rubber is Naturally Breathable which dissipates body heat.
- It’s Mold and Mildew Proof which can provide an allergen free environment.
- It’s Dust Mite Resistant which can prevent runny noses, nasal congestion, or asthma attacks caused by dust mite manifestation.
- It’s Antibacterial and Antifungal which may reduce the spread of bacteria.
- It’s Naturally Hypoallergenic because it does not produce toxic off-gases.
- It’s extremely resilient and durable for lifetime performance.
The Difference Between Natural Talalay Latex and Memory Foam
Both natural talalay latex rubber and memory foams are marketed as the premium materials for mattresses, but they’re hardly the same. In fact, the two materials are actually opposites in many ways. And your experience of sleeping on them couldn’t be more different! Here are some critical ways these materials differ from one another:
- Natural Talalay Latex is a rubber. Memory foam is a foam.
- Natural Talalay Latex rubber is a natural material derived from the Hevea tree. Memory foam is a synthetic material and is a petroleum-based product.
- Natural Talalay Latex rubber has a breathable design and cell structure that provides a temperature neutral environment. Memory foam is a dense material, which needs heat to activate its pressure relieving quality. It usually sleeps warmer.
- You “sleep on” Natural Talalay Latex rubber and it has an uplifting effect. You “sleep in” memory foam which provides a “sinking” effect.
- Natural Talalay Latex rubber is a two dimensional material. It is both supportive by being uplifting and is also pressure relieving. Most memory foam mattresses use memory foam in the pressure relief layer and traditional poly foam in the support layer.
- Natural Talalay Latex rubber is “bottomless.” Even when you lay on your side, your body does not “bottom out” into a hard layer in the mattress or on the foundation. Memory foam allows you to bottom out onto what is underneath it.
- Natural Talalay Latex rubber is a fast response material. When you move, it immediately responds to your new position. Memory foam is a slow response material.
- Natural Talalay Latex rubber is hypoallergenic and does not off-gas. Memory foam is a petroleum-based product.
- Natural Talalay Latex rubber is extremely durable. Because it is vulcanized, it is the most resilient material available in a mattress.
- Natural Talalay Latex rubber is antibacterial and antifungal.
THE ULTIMATE NATURAL LATEX
Natural Latex Mattresses - Relax & Relieve
The most important thing about natural latex mattress is that is helps relax muscles, which relieves tension. Spinal alignment is important when selecting a mattress but buying a mattress that helps muscles relax is equally as important. If we buy a mattress that creates pressure on our body, that pressure will cause our muscles to be tense and can even pull our spine out of alignment.
One of the common problems of our generation is that our muscles are too tense. This is one of the reasons why massage is at an all time high. The primary cause of muscle tension is stress. Followed by poor posture, prolonged sitting and inappropriate sleep surfaces.
If we allow our muscles to relax, our body will relax including our overstressed mind. Relaxing our muscles can help relieve stress, manage anxiety, relieve stiffness, control blood pressure and boost immunity. Insomnia often comes from the inability of our muscles to relax. Chronic muscle tension also uses up energy, which can make us fatigue easier during the day.
Natural Talalay Foam Mattresses allow your muscles to relax by providing uplifting support and a pressure-less feel. Many describe it as being the same sense of floating, being suspended. It is a difference you can feel.
Muscle relaxation occurs based on the round cell structure of the Talalay Latex rubber mattress. An all-Natural Talalay Latex mattress allows your body to be lifted back up to the surface instead of sink down into the mattress and bottom out like fiber and foam do. This pressure-less feeling helps relieve tension by completely relaxing your muscles.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does a latex mattress need to be flipped?
Not really, but we make our natural mattresses completely reversible and quilted on both sides. 20-year warranty.
How do I shop for a natural mattress?
- Search out a natural mattress with the proper level of spinal alignment support for your body. When you lie on your back, you should not feel your back arch in the slightest way. If you were able to look at yourself from a distance, your head, hips and toes should all be in line with each other which probably means your shoulders and hips are settled into the mattress somewhat. There should not be space between your lower back and your mattress.
- Search out a natural mattress with the proper level of pressure relief for your body. When you lie on your side, you should not feel any pressure to your shoulder or hip.
- Search out a mattress that isolates motion from one side of the mattress to the other. Take your partner shopping with you. Lie on the mattress together and have your partner toss and turn. The more you feel the mattress jiggle, the more fragmented your sleep is likely to be.
- The natural pillow matters. Shop with your own pillow or a pillow you can purchase from the store. Most display pillows on mattress store floors are inadequate to properly test a mattress.
- Take your time. Once you have narrowed your choice to a few mattresses, spend some time on the mattresses. Be sure they are a match for you. When lying on your back, pay special attention to your hips to be sure you are getting proper support. When lying on your side, pay special attention to your shoulders to check for adequate pressure relief.
How are Latexpedic Natural Mattresses different?
Latexpedic Natural Mattresses are 100% Pure Talalay Latex.
How long will a mattress last?
The materials used in a mattress determine how long it will last.
Fiber takes a body impression and flattens more quickly than any other mattress material. Itʼs often quilted to the bottom of the fabric on top of the mattress. Fiber is simply padding and will always take a body impression over time. For this reason, our mattresses donʼt have fiber in a quilted panel.
There are many different grades of comfort foam made for home furnishings. Foam is a synthetic product that is comprised of chemicals and air.
Talalay Latex is a renewable resource and made from the rubber tree. It is harvested in a manner similar to maple syrup. Talalay Latex provides pressure relief, comfort, and support. It is highly resilient, naturally antimicrobial and hypoallergenic. Dust mites cannot live in Talalay Latex which protects anyone who may be allergic to dust mite bi-products.
Coils are made from steel. This makes them extremely supportive and long lived.
How much should I spend on a new natural mattress?
You should spend as much as you can comfortably afford. But remember, when you pay retail or through designer showrooms you are sometimes paying 2X to 4X more!
Are all natual latex mattresses the same?
No. Inferior grades of Latex can be imported from different parts of the world. Our Natural Talalay Latex is made with pride in the United States. It is the finest Natural Talalay Latex in the world.
Is it time to replace your mattress?
The easiest way to know whether it is time to replace your mattress is to ask yourself how you slept last night. Although the Better Sleep Council recommends you replace your mattress every five to seven years, many people sleep on a mattress that doesn't fit them correctly. In this instance, you should replace your mattress even if it's not worn. If a mattress doesn't provide proper support for your body's spinal alignment, you will wake up in the morning with painful kinks and discomfort. You may also find yourself tossing and turning in the night due to pressure points caused by an incorrect number of relief layers on top of the mattress' support layer. Your mattress may also be too small!
Is natural latex “green”?
Natural Talalay Latex is actually a rubber-based material that comes from the tropical hevea brasiliensis tree. The Natural Talalay Latex process features natural, biodegradable ingredients that come from renewable resources and water-based raw materials: natural latex, air and water.
Our latex does not use solvents. It does not damage the ozone layer. Our natural latex is certified by Oeko-Tex (Europeʼs highest environmental consumer product standard) to be free of harmful substances or chemicals.
Is natural latex different from memory foam?
Yes, they are very different materials. In fact, they are near opposite materials.
Natural Latex is a naturally based material while Memory foam is a synthetic material derived from plastics. Natural Latex is breathable and tends to sleep cooler than memory foam which is extremely dense and activated when it is heated which typically leads to warmer sleep. You sleep ON latex, you sleep IN memory foam. Latex is a two-dimensional material; it is both supportive and pressure relieving, where memory foam is a one-dimensional pressure reliever. Latex provides 33% more pressure relief and support than memory foam. Natural Latex is an uplifting material and is bottomless while memory foam is a sinking material and has a maximum compression level. Natural Latex is a fast response material while Memory foam is a slow response material. Latex is breathable, antimicrobial and antibacterial.
Is natural latex durable?
Latex is one of the most naturally durable materials available. Derived from the tropical rubber tree, latex is highly resilient. Simply, latex lasts longer than foam or fiber.
Is natural latex healthy to sleep on?
Natural Latex is ideal for allergy sufferers. It is naturally hypoallergenic, dust mite resistant and antimicrobial, inhibiting the growth of bacteria, mold and mildew which are contributors to asthma and pulmonary function allergies. No artificial or synthetic materials are added to provide these benefits. If you have a latex allergy, be assured that non-skin contact products such as mattresses that may contain some natural rubber latex undergo a five stage washing process which removes reaction-causing proteins.
Our products have been tested by outside agencies and are shown to be inherently hypoallergenic for sufferers of mold, mildew or bacterial allergies.
What is a Natural Talalay Latex Mattress?
Natural Talalay Latex is a rubber-based material that comes from the tropical hevea brasiliensis tree. Air is infused into the latex compound to create latexʼs open cell structure. It has been used for over fifty years to produce one of the finest materials ever used in a mattress.
By definition, natural latex is a rubber particle suspended in water.
Classic/Blended Talallay Latex is a proprietary blend of natural and man-made latex which provides the optimal balance of pressure relief, support and durability. Wear-and-tear simulation testing shows the superiority of this blend. Natural rubber latex is used for durability. It inhibits tearing since it can be stretched like a rubber band. Natural Talalay Latex is more expensive and approximately 15% heavier.
There are many benefits of NatualLatex:
It is environmentally friendly, naturally derived and bio-degradable.
It instantly conforms to your body shape.
It provides superior orthopedic support.
It offers superior pressure relief which reduces tossing and turning and improves the flow of oxygen and nutrients to muscles.
It is dust mite and mildew resistant due to its built-in antimicrobial properties. It has a breathable open cell structure.
What is the warranty?
20-Years Pro-Rated after the 2nd Year.
What size mattress is right for me?
The more space between two sleeping partners (and pets or kids), the more likely you are to get a good night's sleep. Did you know the average person tosses and turns 40-60 times a night? Research indicates that when one partner changes position, the other normally responds to that change within one minute.
Whatʼs inside a mattress?
The top layer of a mattress is the pressure relief layer. Relieving pressure points on your body is one of the most important roles of a mattress. If your mattress reduces pressure points on your body, you are less likely to toss and turn, you will stay in REM and deep sleep longer, and you will get a more rejuvenating nightʼs sleep.
Why? If you are in a position that causes you to experience pressure points, your body will naturally respond by moving which can fragment your sleep. This is also why the mattress layer is most important to your muscular health. Pressure points interrupt blood flow and oxygen delivery to your extremities. Proper pressure relief ensures that your body receives vital nutrients to repair and restore itself all night long.
The top layer in all of our mattresses is Natural Talalay Latex, not polyurethane foam. Natural Talalay latex is up to 33% more pressure-relieving than conventional poly foam and fiber cushioning materials because it is more supportive and does not fully compress.
The center layer of a mattress is the support layer. This is the layer important to your bodyʼs spinal alignment. Without proper support, your back, hips and shoulders can work their way out of alignment during the night and you may wake feeling stiff, achy and tired. Our mattresses either have European type pocket coils or latex rubber as a support layer, the finest support materials available today.
We can deliver natural Talalay latex foam beds anywhere in Orange County Metropolitan Area including: