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Posted on by Amber Merton
A natural latex topper can be a great tool for either getting more mileage from your mattress, or making changes to your existing mattress for the sake of comfort. For instance, mattress toppers can be used to supplement the support of a mattress that may feel a little too soft, or to add a touch of softness, without sacrificing support, to a mattress that is overly hard for some sleepers.
A natural latex topper is a game changer that can add the perfect touch of support and comfort, while helping to extend the life and usefulness of a mattress that is approaching, or a little past, its prime.
These are 10 reasons to consider a natural latex topper for your bed.
1) It’s more Cost-Effective than Purchasing a New Mattress
Sometimes, it’s not that you necessarily need a new mattress, your existing mattress simply isn’t meeting all your needs. Or, perhaps, it’s getting a little long in the years, but not quite ready to be put out to pasture. In these instances, adding a quality latex mattress topper can extend the life and comfort of your mattress for years. This saves you a great deal of money while helping you get the quality, restful sleep you need.
2) No Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
VOCs come from a wide range of everyday items in your home. The chemicals are released into the air you breathe, and enter your bloodstream causing a wide range of health problems year after year. Reducing these VOCs in your home, particularly on the mattress you’re sleeping on, can help improve the health of everyone in your home. Natural latex toppers that are made with 100% natural latex have no VOCs, so you can sleep easy knowing that you’re not releasing potentially harmful chemicals into the air your family breathes.
By it’s nature, natural latex foam is resistant to dust mites, bed bugs, and various allergens – making it an excellent choice for people who suffer from allergies or asthma. This means you don’t have to worry about common things like mold and fungi that can set off allergies or asthma attacks among family members when you sleep on natural latex mattress toppers.
4) Pressure Relieving
One of the biggest benefits of natural latex mattress toppers is the outstanding pressure relieving properties it contributes to your sleep. It offers the perfect combination of comfort and support to relieve pressure to your hips, shoulders, knees, back, and other problem areas where you generally feel pain upon waking in the morning. Of course, 100 percent natural latex is what you’re looking for in order to experience the full pressure-relieving benefits latex mattress toppers have to offer. This feature alone is instrumental in making for a better night’s sleep and far less pain in the morning.
Microbes are the things that cause a world of problems for humans everywhere. Unfortunately, they thrive in ordinary mattresses that have layers of materials for them to hide, away from the light, inside. Not to mention the warm dark depths often hold moisture and more, creating the perfect breeding ground for these microbes that cause illnesses, odors, and more. Natural latex is inhospitable to these microbes, creating no safe harbor for them to fester and flourish. This makes natural latex mattress toppers excellent choices for mattress toppers, as they provide an additional layer of protection between you and your mattress that will not breed bad odors, germs, and more.
6) No Off-Gassing
Some mattress toppers are made with abundant petrochemicals. Even some latex hybrid mattress toppers contain these chemicals that put off a foul odor when you first remove them from their packaging. If you choose a 100 percent natural latex mattress topper for your bed, you will avoid the unpleasant off-gassing, as those chemicals mix with the oxygen in your home. These odors are not only unpleasant, but they can trigger headaches, upper respiratory distress, asthma attacks, and other reactions.
7) Sleeps Cooler than Most Mattress Toppers
Most mattress toppers contain a layer of memory foam or other materials that hold the warmth close to your body. This helps trap in heat causing you to be uncomfortably warm throughout the night. This can not only disrupt your sleep, defeating the purpose of purchasing a mattress topper in the first place, but can also cause you to sweat more, creating more moisture to boost microbial activity in the depths of the mattress topper and mattress. Natural latex is formulated with an open cell design that allows cooling air to flow to and away from your skin, creating a wicking effect that eliminates the heat and moisture buildup common with other types of mattress toppers. It’s a win for you, and a good night’s sleep.
Natural latex foam is made with sap from the rubber tree. Even the vulcanization process that is used to transform the foam into sap is an environmentally-friendly process. The fact that no chemicals are added into the mix, means that your natural latex foam mattress topper is perfectly safe for the planet. The fact that these mattress toppers are 100 percent recyclable also makes them a planet-friendly mattress topper choice. Perhaps the biggest environmental benefit to consider, though, is that they extend the lives of existing mattresses – keeping them out of landfills that much longer. All of these things add up to create a mattress topper you can feel good about buying if the planet is one of your favorite causes.
9) Durable and Long Lasting
Not all mattress toppers are created equal. Some can stand up to various tests of time, but most are meant to offer a temporary solution to a mattress problem rather than serving as a long-term answer. The latex mattress topper is made with the same quality materials and construction that are used to create natural latex mattresses, and offer the same long lifespan – up to 20 years.
10) Outstanding Elimination of Motion Transfer
Nothing is more frustrating than to be sleeping comfortably and soundly, only to be awakened by a partner who may not be sleeping as soundly. No matter how much your partner twists and turns throughout the night, you can sleep undisturbed by the motion transfer those actions typically generate.
A latex mattress topper certainly can help to improve the way you view the world, by helping you get a better night’s sleep, and to wake more comfortably in the morning.
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