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latex mattress topper

You may have heard about the many benefits latex mattress toppers have to offer for a better night’s sleep. They can help you wake up rested and absent much of the stiffness and soreness related to sleeping on a bed that may not provide the right combination of softness and support to meet your body’s unique needs.

These are a few questions people commonly ask about latex mattress toppers that may help you make your final decision about whether this is the right choice for you.

When is a latex mattress topper beneficial?

There are many reasons people choose to invest in a latex mattress topper with outstanding results. These are just a few occasions when you can enjoy impressive benefits for your comfort and the quality of your sleep by making the decision to purchase a natural latex mattress topper for your bed.

  • You have a spring mattress that no longer provides the comfort or support you need from your mattress, but aren’t quite prepared to purchase a new, quality mattress.
  • You’ve purchased a new bed for your home that doesn’t provide the level of comfort or support that you prefer in a mattress.
  • Your needs from a mattress have changed before your existing mattress has run out of life. Whether from an injury, illness, surgery, pregnancy, or even the aging process, your needs change over time. A mattress topper is an affordable option for adding a little extra softness and support in all the right places.

Latex mattress toppers can also be highly useful for adding comfort to foldaway beds for guests, sofa mattresses, and to add a little additional life to innerspring or coil mattresses.

Which thickness works best for a latex mattress topper?

Mattress topper thickness can have a definite impact on how the topper sleeps. Two-inch mattress toppers, for instance, are better suited for back and stomach sleepers who are simply seeking additional comfort from their mattresses. Three-inch toppers are best suited for people who sleep on their sides, and are specifically concerned with pressure point relief (shoulders, hips, etc.).

Truthfully, though, people with all comfort needs will find that both thicknesses provide an added layer of comfort and support that makes them well worth the investment by offering a better night’s sleep.

Will I need to worry about VOCs with a latex mattress topper?

Volatile organic compounds, VOCs, are chemicals that are released into the air of your home from a wide variety of household items and furnishings. These chemicals can cause headaches, respiratory issues, and more – making the fear of VOCs a valid concern for anyone purchasing household items like latex mattress toppers.

The good news is that natural latex mattress toppers are made without the petrochemicals that cause VOCs to be released into the air. This means you don’t have to worry about breathing in these harmful chemicals night after night while you sleep.

In fact, natural latex mattress toppers from PlushBeds have met all the requirements necessary to become GreenGuard Gold certified, meaning that they meet rigorous requirements and standards related to the emission of VOCs.

Are latex mattress toppers good for the planet?

Not all latex mattress toppers are created equal. PlushBeds natural latex mattress toppers, though, are made with 100 percent natural Talalay latex, and with very exacting standards that meet some of the most stringent standards for chemical emissions in the world. They are completely free of a wide range of ingredients that are generally harmful to the planet, including:

  • Bleach
  • Carcinogenic Adhesives
  • Chemical Dyes
  • Chemical Flame Retardants
  • Pesticides

The absence of these things is always good news for the planet, as is the natural process by which the foam for natural latex mattresses is derived. This means you can sleep with a clear conscience that your mattress is not harming the planet.

How do latex foam mattress toppers help to improve sleep?

There are many ways natural latex foam mattress toppers contribute to a better night’s sleep for you. These are just a few of the sleep benefits latex foam mattress toppers offer:

  • Pressure Relief
  • Odor Free
  • No Sagging
  • Cooler Night’s Sleep
  • Hypo-Allergenic
  • Anti-Microbial
  • Dust Mite Resistant
  • Mildew Resistant

While all contribute to a better night’s sleep, the last four on the list allow you to sleep without concerns over allergies and asthma attacks that may be related to your latex mattress topper.

Is off-gassing a problem with latex mattress toppers?

With some mattress toppers, consumers face a strong chemical smell upon opening the package that lingers for days – if not longer. This smell can cause brutal headaches, respiratory problems, and even disrupt sleep until the room where you are using your mattress topper has been properly ventilated to eliminate the odor.

This is not the case when you purchase one of PlushBeds’ natural latex toppers. These toppers are made with 100 percent Talalay Latex, and do not involve petrochemicals in the manufacturing process. This means you don’t have to worry about inhaling noxious odors when you open the package – other than the faint vanilla-like smell of natural latex foam.

What is Talalay latex?

Talalay refers to the manufacturing process used to make latex foam that is used in mattresses and mattress toppers. Dunlop is the traditional method that has been used for nearly a century in which the rubber tree sap is whipped into a frothy concoction then poured into a mold where it is then covered and baked. The Talalay manufacturing process is very similar except that it is flash frozen before it is baked. The result is that the Talalay latex mattresses and latex mattress toppers are softer.

What options are available for natural latex foam mattress toppers?

Each manufacturer has something different to offer. PlushBeds offers latex mattress toppers that are 100 percent Talalay latex in two or three-inch thicknesses and varying firmness levels, including: soft, medium, medium-firm, and extra-firm. Mattress toppers are available for twin beds, twin XL, full, queen, king, and California King mattress sizes. You may even choose from a mattress topper with no cover or a mattress topper with an organic cotton mattress topper cover for an added cost.

If you have more questions, please peruse other frequently asked questions about natural latex toppers.

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