All PranaSleep mattresses are handmade by master craftsmen with the world’s most premium materials, including Talalay Latex. If you haven’t yet done your mattress shopping research you may be wondering what exactly this is and why it matters. Sure, you’ve heard of latex. There’s latex gloves and latex paint, so how could a latex mattress be comfortable?
We’re glad you asked! There are so many benefits of sleeping on a premium Talalay Latex mattress. Just a few of these include:
#1 They’re comfortable! Of course, you want your mattress to be extremely comfortable, which is why this is listed first. A latex mattress delivers this. When you first lie down on a Talalay Latex mattress, you'll at first feel a soft sinking feeling, followed immediately by a buoyant supportive sensation.
#2 It keeps your head, neck, and spine aligned. A huge advantage of sleeping on one of our Talalay Latex mattresses is their ability to promote proper spine alignment. Heavier parts of your body, such as the shoulders and hips, sink into the latex while lighter areas are strongly supported to align the spine in its natural position. This ability is a huge bonus for health and wellness, as well as keeping pain at bay. The gentle cushioning and buoyant support make latex mattresses an ideal choice for those with chronic neck, joint, or back pain. Many health professionals, such as physical therapists and chiropractors, recommend latex mattresses because of this.
#3 Talalay Latex is all-natural. Latex is not a man-made chemical, like memory foam. In fact, Talalay Latex is a natural product, produced from the sap of the rubber tree. The milky rubber tree substance is extracted and a small amount of water is added. Processing the liquid latex into a solid requires addition of some other ingredients like vulcanizing agents. These are typically natural soaps, so there’s nothing to worry about. The springiness you feel when you lie down is thanks to the natural properties of the latex. You do not have to worry about toxic chemicals or metals being present in our premium latex mattresses, unlike cheap mattresses made from other materials. For those who want the ultimate in all-natural, premium comfort, we have organic latex mattresses available in our Organics Collection.
#4 Talalay Latex is environmentally responsible. When you hear the Talalay Latex is harvested from rubber trees, this may worry you about the effects this industry has on the environment. Know that PranaSleep would never participate in any activity that harmed our Earth. In fact, when you purchase a Talalay Latex mattress, you are supporting the growth of trees because more will need to be planted in order to keep up with demand. Tapping the rubber tree to collect the latex-containing sap will not kill the tree. The trees are not cut down or damaged during this process and can produce sap for up to 30 years. Plantations are carefully managed to ensure their growth is sustainable. The trees in these rubber tree plantations remove carbon dioxide from the air, so you are actually helping the environment when you purchase a latex mattress. Natural latex is also biodegradable, ensuring it won’t sit in a landfill for years. This is great news for all of us!
#5 Latex has a natural resistance to mold, dust mites, and other allergens. Latex is naturally mold and dust mite resistant, without the need for any added chemicals. You don't want to sleep on a mattress which contains dust mites or mold, and neither would you want to sleep on a bed of chemicals. This factor alone is a huge advantage, particularly for those with allergies. Those who suffer from allergies may find relief with a latex mattress.
#6 It does not transmit movement easily. The natural resiliency of latex means that movement on one side of the mattress is not transmitted easily to the other side. This is ideal for those who sleep with a partner, especially one that goes to bed after you or wakes up before you. Through the night, you will both be a lot more comfortable and will sleep more deeply than you would on a mattress that transmits every tiny movement across the bed.
#7 It is highly durable. A premium PranaSleep mattress is an investment in your health, and one you want to be a valuable investment. Latex mattresses are among the most durable types of mattresses available. High-quality latex mattresses have an average lifespan of 12 to 20 years, a lot longer than other types of mattresses, before needing to be replaced. This high durability is one of the many reasons for the high level of owner satisfaction with our mattresses. When the time does come for a PranaSleep mattress to be replaced, many people choose a new Talalay Latex mattress all over again!
Natural Talalay Latex is more supportive, durable, eco-friendly, and better for sleep health than other materials. There are actually many more benefits than we’ve mentioned here. That is precisely why we use this material, in varying densities, in the mattresses we make! Our Om Collection features natural silk, wool, and cashmere, as well as a core and comfort layers composed of 100% natural Talalay Latex. If you’re ready to feel the difference for yourself, we invite you to visit a PranaSleep retail partner and lie down on one, two, or all of our luxury mattress options.