Categories: Mattress

The Eco-Conscious Choice of a Natural Latex Mattress

Making an environmentally-sound purchasing choice is becoming an important factor for an increasing number of consumers. When it comes to a mattress, like many other purchases, the hard part is deciding what is the best choice for your needs, budget, and planetary commitment. There are many different mattresses on the market today, but few represent the sheer eco-conscious nature of a natural latex mattress. These are just some of the reasons why natural latex mattresses are a great choice for anyone hoping to lend a helping hand to the planet you call home.

Sustainability

In a world where forests are diminishing at an alarming rate, it’s nice to know that no trees need to be chopped down to create natural latex mattresses. In fact, it’s the sap from live trees that makes these mattresses possible. Natural latex is created from the sap of Hevea Brasiliensis, otherwise known as the Rubber Tree, as the sustainability site TreeHugger points out. Of course, this only applies to the latex mattresses that are 100 percent natural and not to the latex blends that are on the market.

But how does the comfort of these sustainable mattresses stand up to comparable mattresses on the market? Most users feel that the comfort is similar to what they find in memory foam mattresses. Most people prefer the curve-hugging support natural latex has to offer over traditional mattresses as well.

Longevity

Part of the problem with traditional mattresses, that makes them an unattractive option in the “eco-conscious” category, is that they must be replaced every seven or eight years, if not sooner. Add that to the fact that they are large and bulky, and you have a pretty big landfill problem when it comes to mattresses. Mattresses occupy up to 23 cubic feet of landfill space for each mattress.

Natural latex mattresses last 20 or more years before needing to be replaced. This gives them at least twice the lifespan of traditional mattresses. It also means they occupy at least half the landfill space.

Biodegradability

All natural latex mattresses are made of 100 percent plant derivatives, which makes them biodegradable. While 90 percent of the materials from traditional mattresses (metal springs, cotton, foam, and wood) can be recycled, the process is laborious. The main reason it’s done is to free up a large amount of landfill space because it’s so labor intensive.

No matter what your reasons for deciding on the environmental choice in your mattress purchase, it’s hard to go wrong when you decide to go with 100 percent natural latex mattress. The benefits to your night of sleep as well as the planet are easy to see and appreciate.

Link to Us!

If you found this article useful and shareable, please copy and paste the following into the html code of your website or blog:

Learn More about Getting a Better Night's Sleep and Good Sleep Hygiene at <a href="https://www.plushbeds.com/blog/mattress/the-eco-conscious-choice-of-a-natural-latex-mattress/">Plushbeds Green Sleep Blog</a>.
(Visited 250 times, 1 visits today)

Share
Amber Merton

Amber Merton is an accomplished writer on the topics of green living and sleep. Her work has been covered in numerous online publications. Amber has been a regular author on the PlushBeds blog for the past 7 years.

Recent Posts

10 Ways to Allergy Proof Your Bedroom

If you're sniffling, sneezing, or dealing with nasal stuffiness or other allergy signs, you may want to consider taking some… Read More

4 hours ago

How to Start Your Own Organic Garden

Various scientific studies have started finding that beginning your own organic gardening is beneficial for all areas of life —… Read More

2 days ago

Can a Full Moon Affect Your Sleep?

Sleep might be one of the easiest changes you can make to your everyday routine that can affect everything from… Read More

7 days ago

How To Assemble Your Latex Mattress

Congratulations on your decision to invest in your healthiest night’s sleep. You're going to love your new latex mattress. Latex… Read More

3 weeks ago

5 Reasons To Buy Organic Bedding

Organic Bedding offers many benefits to consumers. In this article we give you 5 reasons to buy organic bedding. Read… Read More

3 weeks ago

20 Things To Do Before Spring Ends

Summer officially begins on June 21, 2019. This leaves us with two more weeks to enjoy the Spring season. (more…)… Read More

1 month ago