Used in everything from mattress toppings to innerspring replacements, latex is becoming increasingly popular in the mattress world. Chances are, if you are considering purchasing a new mattress, you are looking into a latex mattress.



There are several different reasons as to why latex mattress are becoming so popular. One of the most common reasons why individuals choose latex mattresses is because they are interested in a "green" mattress. Mattresses made of natural latex are fully sustainable, all natural and do not off-gas toxins into the bedroom. Because latex mattresses are quite dense and yet have a certain elasticity, they have a distinct edge over other mattresses.

Latex is an open cell marterial and does not hold in heat like foam and dissipates heat very quickly. When purchasing your natural latex mattress, try to buy from a store specializing in bedding supplies in Sacramento, such as The Healthy Bed Store. The customer service representatives have a broader spectrum of knowledge about mattresses and related issues than representatives at larger stores.

Sleep professionals recommend that you rest on the mattress for at least 15 minutes in-store before you make up your mind as to which one you want to purchase. Bring your own pillow in order to replicate your sleeping experience as much as possible.

Before purchasing a mattress, it is recommended that you check in with your doctor or physical therapist, especially if you have a health condition that requires you to be careful with your back. Your healthcare professional can help you determine which type of mattress will be best for you and your individual needs.

For maximum comfort, consider purchasing a slatted bed frame to use in conjunction with your latex mattress. Slatted mattresses allow the mattress to breathe freely and prevents a buildup of that latex-y smell in your bedroom. For a bed to be shared by two people, you should obtain a bed frame that has adjustable sides, so that you and your partner can each control the tension of your respective sides of the bed.

SOURCES:
Buying a new mattress? Here are tips for finding the right mattress for you, webmd.com
Mattress Guidelines for Sleep Comfort, spine-health.com