Everything You Need to Know About a Latex Mattress

Latex Mattress

Even if you don’t know much about PranaSleep, you can probably already tell we’re pretty proud of our latex. We simply cannot stop talking about it! Why? Because it’s very special. We offer the world’s finest latex, beyond anything you have ever seen or felt before. Our luxury mattress options feature varying densities of our proprietary blend of Talalay latex. This provides the core and comfort layers with firm, yet supple support that is uniquely comforting and conforming to your body’s individual curves. Blended with natural rubber, a renewable resource, our latex is eco-friendly and extraordinarily durable, with the added benefits of being hypoallergenic, as well as resistant to mold, mildew and dust mites. 

We simply cannot say enough about it! With this in mind, here’s everything you need to know about latex before buying a new mattress. 

Why is a Talalay Latex mattress better than others?

There are many reasons to love a latex mattress! If you prefer natural materials over harsh chemicals, a latex mattress is for you. In fact, we encourage you to look at our Organics Collection if this is a concern of yours. There’s more to it than this, though. Premium latex mattresses tend to feel lighter and have less hug than memory foam. This means you won’t sink as far down, which is great for people who tend to get hot when they sleep. They still relieve pain and pressure points, but have a more general contour. 

What should I look for in a latex mattress?

In this regard, a latex mattress is no different than any other type of mattress. To put it simply, you want a latex mattress that feels comfortable to you, while also supports your spinal alignment as you slumber. If you sleep on your stomach you may prefer a Firm comfort feel, but not aways. Those who sleep on their side often enjoy a more Plush model. As long the mattress is comfortable and supportive, the exact mattress you choose is really up to you.

Can a latex mattress give me an allergy?

Don’t worry! A latex mattress will not give you a latex allergy. As mentioned above, this latex is hypoallergenic. Even if you have an allergy to latex like latex gloves, balloons, or rubber-soled shoes, you should not have an issue sleeping on a latex mattress. If you’re still a bit concerned, you can always put an organic mattress pad in between your sheets and your mattress for an extra layer of protection.

Will a latex mattress make me feel hot when I sleep?

No, it will not. Memory foam is well known for someone “sinking down” when they lie down on it. While some may like this feeling, others find it makes them very hot and sweaty. A latex mattress is the right choice if you like a bed with more bounce and less sinking than a memory foam bed. Latex mattresses allow for more airflow, meaning you’re nice and cool as you sleep.

Does a latex mattress need a box spring?

All mattresses require a foundation underneath. This foundation helps to properly distribute your body weight and the weight of the mattress and keep you supported. That being said, your foundation doesn't necessarily need to be a boxspring. It can also be a foundation with wooden slats, like our Om EruoSlat Foundation, or an adjustable bed base, like our Adjustable PranaSleep Powerbase.

What luxury latex mattress options does PranaSleep offer?

Between our collections, we have many different latex mattress options. We encourage you to either spend your time doing some online research or visit a retail partner to feel them in person so you find your favorite. That being said, a few we like to recommend include: 

PranaSleep Om Guru If you want to really feel the difference Talalay Latex can make in your life, you’ll want to look into the Guru, which sits atop our Om Collection. It features natural silk, wool, and cashmere, as well as a core and comfort layers composed of 100% natural Talalay Latex. Our PranaSleep Om cores come from a foam manufacturer located in the Netherlands. There are no fillers used in the making of our 100% natural latex. These mattresses are so well made, they are guaranteed for 10 years and warrantied for 20 years. 

PranaSleep Super Vinyasa Our PranaSleep Collection is what started it all, so it’s a great place to find a sufficient amount of our proprietary Talalay Latex. This mattress is offered in two options, Super Plush with added cushioning for pressure relief and Luxury Firm, which provides stable, lower-back support. 

PranaSleep Vinyasa By supporting the spine and allowing it to relax in its natural position, the Vinyasa® mattress facilitates the free flow of life's energy and provides deep, restorative sleep with a comfortable feel. Again part of our flagship PranaSleep, this mattress has a Performance Talalay Core® that is composed of the latex you’re looking for. These mattresses also feature the PranaSleep® Performance Talalay Comfort Layer, UltraQuilt® Layer, and PranaSleep Patented Perimeter Wrap®, so your bed gives you both the comfort and support you need. Find the sleep sanctuary of your dreams on the PranaSleep Vinyasa Plush or Firm mattress!

Is it time you purchase a new luxury mattress? If it is, it’s easy to see that a Talalay Latex mattress is the right option for many sleepers. It’s comfortable, cool, supportive, and will last for many years to come. It’s no wonder we are so proud of it!

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