What You Should Know About Latex Mattresses
Latex Mattress and Latex allergies are misrepresented and are typically related to “Non-Processed” or “UnWashed” latex rubber. Examples are Latex gloves, catheters, and latex that has not been washed or had the proteins removed prior to construction of the latex mattresses.
There are also rogue online Latex retailers who sell substandard latex mattresses which consist of random pieces of low-grade latex chemically glued together to achieve the size but lack the consistency. There are certain certifications to look for to make sure you are not allergic to latex mattresses
Sleepworks carries latex mattresses from the top manufacturers such as Savvy Rest, Pure Latex Bliss, Naturepedic, Natura, Posh and Lavish which produce hypoallergenic, antimicrobial, antibacterial and traditionally do not foster mold, mildew or dust mites natural latex. The “chemical free” pre-washing of the latex removes these proteins.
The Organic covers or “ticking” also prevents any allergic reaction. As a matter of fact, the allergic reaction to latex gloves is said to actually be because of the powder used to keep them from sticking together and allowing the hand to gently slide into it. Always look for the Certification of GOLS Global Organic Latex Standard latex and organics, the OEKO Tex 100 certification also confirms the pureness of the mattress.
Mattresses made with Natural Latex
have breathable qualities because of the natural latex cellular structure this allow it to keep cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Never giving the user the “sleep hot effect”
Natural latex mattresses are one of the most durable and cushioning materials available in nature in addition to being biodegradable.
The latex used to make gloves and condoms are made of closed cell structure, synthetic latex. The synthetic latex makes it impossible to wash out the proteins, which some people can be allergic to. The latex used in the latex mattress is a foam with open cells. The latex used in mattresses made with natural latex is washed several times without harsh chemicals to wash out these proteins.
Natural latex mattresses contain no toxic substances, emit no Harmful fumes and no ozone-depleting gases.