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Latex Mattress Zippered Cover

latex mattress cover

One of the best features with latex mattresses is the fact that comfort layers can be added or removed in order to adjust comfort and/or firmness of the mattress. Unfortunately, some mattress makers glue the layers together and seal them in a sewn mattress cover. This removes the adjustability factor so many people love about their latex mattresses. It’s also why it’s such a great idea to go with manufacturers that offer the convenience of a zippered mattress cover for their latex mattresses, along with their “unglued” latex mattress layers.

Of course, the zipper is only part of what you should expect from your mattress cover. These are the two types of latex mattress covers commonly available on the market today.

Latex Mattress Layers

latex mattress layers

Latex mattresses, unlike most other types of mattresses you purchase in retail mattress showrooms, come in layers. These layers are responsible for how firm or plush the latex mattress is.

Dunlop and Talalay – The Perfect Combination

The mattress core is the foundation of the latex mattress. This is the firm layer that provides support for the entire mattress. The core is almost always six-inches thick, and the ones with the best value are made using the Dunlop method of construction. The reason for this is simple. Dunlop latex is firmer, denser, and more durable and long lasting than mattresses made with all Talalay latex.

Best Mattress for Neck Pain

neck pain

Neck pain, also called cervical pain, is a part of everyday life for millions of Americans. “About two thirds of the population have neck pain at some time in their lives”, reports the British Medical Journal. Although neck pain can occur at any time in a person’s life, the middle age years is when it is most prominent. While some cases of neck pain (possibly as a result of injury) can be acute and subside after a few days or weeks, other cases are more chronic and can linger throughout a person’s life.

The History of Latex Mattresses

cake mixer

Here’s a story of a man named Murphy who used his wife’s kitchen cake mixer to make something other than a cake …

Now before getting into that, because latex is an organic, natural product, we need to start off with explaining exactly where latex comes from.

The Rubber Tree (Hevea Brasiliensis)

Latex mattresses are constructed from the milk or sap from a rubber tree. This rubber tree is known as Hevea brasiliensis. This tree has a major economic significance because its milky latex is the primary source of many things made out of natural rubber (gloves, catheters, balloons, condoms, hoses, belts, and swim caps), not just latex mattresses.