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Posted on by Alex Wood
Elasticity is not the first thing that comes to mind when purchasing an ordinary spring mattress. The two things seem strangely at odds with one another. However, it’s one of the things most people lament not finding in their mattresses as the years go by. That isn’t, however, a complaint people who purchase natural latex mattresses have. In fact, it’s not something that most people with latex mattresses even think of because these mattresses are famous for maintaining their forms and consistencies for decades.
Why is Latex so Elastic?
There is a great deal of speculation about why latex mattresses are so good at holding their shape, providing outstanding support, and maintaining their resilience and longevity over the years. Perhaps it has something to do with latex foam’s origins as rubber tree sap. In fact, that is what 100 percent natural latex foam is made of — rubber tree sap.
There are no fancy ingredients or petrochemicals added to the latex mattresses. Rubber tree sap is the only ingredient. Rubber is famous for its resiliency in holding shape. It makes perfect sense that something made of sap from rubber trees would also have a healthy dose of that same shape-maintaining ability.
Why is Elasticity so Important?
You may be reading this and wondering why elasticity is so important in a mattress. It’s more important than most people realize until they’ve felt the difference for themselves on a regular basis. The difference involves how you feel the next morning. The difference is about getting a good night’s sleep without waking up every time your partner rolls over or gets up in the night (the zero motion transfer benefit of a latex mattress) or having to deal with uncomfortable pressure points.The difference is about getting quality sleep for the first time in years in many cases.
Elasticity in mattresses is largely responsible for the isolation of motion that leads to these better nights of sleep. It’s also responsible for the following benefits:
- Long-lasting comfort and support – most natural latex mattresses offer warranties in excess of 20 years while traditional spring mattresses last only about seven years before beginning to sag and otherwise breakdown. And unlike memory foam, natural latex regains its shape immediately when pressure is released from it, helping to keep it durable and consistent.
- Comfortable support – most people don’t realize how important something like this can be until they feel the difference for themselves. The elasticity of natural latex mattresses allows them to provide just the right amount of give to comfort aching pressure points while providing adequate back support to accommodate the needs of people who sleep on their backs.
- Conforms to your body – it does this without losing its own form. This is important. The elasticity in natural latex mattresses allows them the unsurpassed ability to yield to the needs of your body without creating a permanent cavity in that shape — even after 20+ years of sleeping on the same mattress.
With benefits like this, it’s a wonder that anyone willingly sleeps on anything other than a natural latex mattress. What are you waiting for?
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