BedTimes Online Magazine reports that in 2008 the Better Sleep Council conducted a poll of Baby Boomers (adults born between 1946 and 1964) discovering that Baby Boomers had something pretty big in common. They all have new mattresses placed high on their “want” lists.
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.
Off gassing is a fairly major concern among people interested in purchasing a new mattress. Consumers consider a wide variety of factors when purchasing new mattresses such as, size, comfort, support, durability, lifespan, etc. As consumers become more educated, however, they’re more interested in issues involving the airflow of the mattress and whether or not off gassing is a concern.