We spend a third of our lives asleep. That is why it is really important to choose the right mattress. A quality mattress ensures a good night’s sleep so that we …
We spend a third of our lives asleep. That is why it is really important to choose the right mattress. A quality mattress ensures a good night’s sleep so that we wake up refreshed and ready for the hard day ahead. Mattresses made of natural memory foam (i.e. memory foam mattresses made of natural latex) are a healthy choice for several reasons.
They offer a comfortable night’s sleep.
Did you know that memory foam mattresses are sold on today’s European market far more than traditional spring mattresses?
Mattresses made from natural shape memory foam are a popular alternative to innerspring mattresses because they offer such fantastic comfort and support. They distribute body weight evenly, which greatly reduces pressure points and improves blood circulation so you can sleep better.
They help fight off dust mites
Coil mattresses with natural padding are a cheaper option, but not necessarily the healthiest. Why? The spring system acts as an incubator for dust mites, mould and mildew. This is why spring mattresses have double the weight after a decade. Skin, dust and mite faeces accumulate in this moist and dark area.
A natural latex mattress is perfect because there is no open area where house dust mites can accumulate or multiply. There will always be dust mites, but the goal is to reduce them to a “normal” level.
They are organic and natural
Did you know that a quarter of the world’s pesticides are used for cotton crops? To make just one T-shirt, a quarter pound of pesticides is used. So choosing organic makes a huge difference to our health and environment.
Natural memory foam mattresses are made from organic materials. When choosing your mattress, make sure that the mattress is organic throughout, from the top, to the filling, to the back. Choose unbleached organic cotton with organic filling and organic dyes and stay away from aggressive, chemically treated materials.
Natural memory foam mattresses are made from natural latex, unlike synthetic mattresses or a mixture of natural and synthetic materials. Natural latex foam comes from rubber tree sap that has been foamed and baked. It is attractive because it is healthy, has a lifespan of more than 20 years and retains its consistency, unlike synthetic materials, which dry out and decompose.
Mattresses made of natural memory foam contain organic filling or cotton wool. This is what is in a mattress above the springs or latex foam. Organic cotton or wool are waddings that you find in a natural or healthy mattress. Most natural mattresses are quite firm. Natural latex is a fairly firm, rubber-like foam. Fibres make the surface of a spring core or natural latex mattress soft. By covering the mattress, they contribute to a more comfortable sleep.
No toxic flame retardants
Did you know that every mattress sold in the United States must be fire retardant enough to withstand a 70 second open flame from a two foot wide blowtorch?
Natural memory foam mattresses do not contain toxic flame retardants.
How to choose a memory foam mattress?
Memory foam mattresses are so popular because they contour the body, reducing pressure on the spine and providing excellent comfort and support.
When choosing your natural shape memory foam mattress, it’s important to know what to look for. Here are a few things you need to know before you buy:
Contrary to popular belief, the density of foam has more to do with durability – its lifespan – than with the feel of a mattress. A foam mattress with a density of five pounds per cubic foot will outlast a mattress with a density of three pounds by an average of a decade.
Most high-end mattresses have a foam density of five to seven pounds.
But be careful when buying, as many companies use a 5 pound shape memory foam, but do not state that it is only the first inch of the mattress. In many cases, the remaining layers only have a density of 2 or 3 pounds.
If you want to learn more, see this full report to get more information.