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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ORGANIC LATEX MATTRESSES

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ORGANIC LATEX MATTRESSES

Bed is where you spend a third of your life, so it’s important to choose a mattress that strikes an equal balance between comfort, support, affordability and longevity - though perhapsmost importantly, to consider the materials that make up the mattress. 

In times gone by, mattresses were stuffed with feathers, horsehair, wool and cotton batting, as well as other natural materials. With the introduction of synthetics, everything changed, and not exactly for the better. Research indicates that conventional mattresses - which are compromised from synthetic materials - can be damaging to our health and contribute to eye, nose and throat irritation over time.

Here, we share everything there is to know about traditional and organic mattresses so you can make an informed decision about your next mattress purchase.

Traditional Mattresses 

Traditional mattresses include memory foam, innerspring beds with different foam and fibre layers, and even water beds - all in which are compromised from synthetic materials like polyurethane foams, polyester fabrics, vinyl, press board, and other fibres. These mattresses are known to release minute amounts of gaseous chemicals called volatile organic compounds (VOCs) - which is increased with body temperature. These VOCs come mainly from the polyurethane, but also from other chemicals used in flame retardants and plastics. These chemicals can cause respiratory problems, increase your exposure to allergies, and have even been linked to illnesses. 

Synthetic mattresses are also a growing problem for the waste management industry  in Australia - it is estimated that 1.6 to 1.8 million mattresses are sent to landfills each year. Adding to that problem is the fact that synthetic mattresses are not biodegradable and non-renewable, and contain multiple chemicals that leach into the earth for decades, and even centuries. 

Organic Mattresses 

Organic mattresses are made of natural materials, such as cotton, wool and natural latex, that are free from pesticides and toxic materials. The word ‘latex’ can be confusing for consumers, because it has been used to describe both natural and synthetic products interchangeably. ‘Natural latex’ means it is derived from thesap emitted by rubber trees and does not include any additives. 

Anorganic latex mattress includes at least 95% rubber latex and as organic mattresses are 100% natural, every component can be safely recycled at the end of its life. But what's more is the longevity of natural latex mattresses, which can last up to 25 years or longer in comparison to traditional mattresses which should be replaced every 7-10 years. 

The benefits of organic mattresses are plentiful, which is why we created our 100% Natural Organic Latex Mattress. Crafted from 100% Napure Latex - the finest natural and pure latex known for its purity and durability - our signature mattress is antifungal, antibacterial and free from any harmful or toxic substances. With maximum comfort and support in mind, we engineered a mattress that ensured body pressure is evenly distributed and partner disturbance is minimised, all whilst maintaining a soft yet supportive base. 

Discover our 100% Natural Organic Latex Mattress here and experience the benefits yourself.