Organic Mattresses…(deep breath and here we go!). I’ll say it up front: Organic mattresses are mostly bunk! There I did it. Let the hate mail begin! BUT first hear me out. A mattress certified to be Organic only need to use components that are 95% organic. (https://certifications.controlunion.com/en/certification-programs/certification-programs/gols-global-organic-latex-standard) (GOTS or Global Organic Textiles says 70%!) If my old school math is correct that leaves 5% that can be ANYTHING. If I remember my High School science, if I add 5% dirt to pure water it’s no longer pure? Right? Hey folks I’m just as confused as you are here and I work in this industry and that’s why (at the moment) we don’t offer “Organic”. Knowing what a Farmer goes through to be certified organic this certification for mattresses is really a joke. So what’s a consumer to do?? I prefer a more natural approach. Let’s just say I like it when someone says the finished product is super safe. OKO-TEX certified (https://www.oeko-tex.com/en/business/certifications_and_services/ots_100/ots_100_start.xhtml ) is my choice for a better way to go with the least chemicals in my bedroom. That leads me to recommend Latex.
I like latex anyway for durability and support but add to that a natural product and it’s a win, win, win. It starts life as tree sap so how much simpler can you go? No additives. Nothing harsh. Great sleep.
Latex vs. Memory Foam
What’s the difference between Talalay Latex and Memory Foam?
Talalay Latex is a rubber. Memory Foam is a foam.
Talalay Latex rubber is a natural material derived from the rubber tree. Memory foam is a synthetic material and is a petroleum-based product.
Talalay Latex rubber has a breathable design (holes molded into it) and cell structure that provides a temperature neutral environment. Memory foam is a dense material, which needs heat to activate its pressure relieving quality.
You “sleep on” Talalay Latex rubber and it has an uplifting effect. You “sleep in” memory foam which provides a “cradling” effect.
Talalay Latex rubber is a two dimensional material. It is both supportive by being uplifting and is also pressure relieving. Most memory foam mattresses use memory foam in the pressure relief layer and traditional poly foam or springs (hybrids) in the support layer.
Talalay Latex rubber is “bottomless.” Even when you lay on your side, your body does not “bottom out” into a hard layer in the mattress or on the foundation. Memory foam could (if the mattress is not engineered properly) allow you to bottom out onto what is underneath it.
Talalay Latex rubber is a fast response material. When you move, it immediately responds to your new position. Some memory foams are a slower response material.
Talalay Latex rubber is hypoallergenic and does not off-gas. Memory foam is a petroleum-based product. If properly made off gassing is minimal . Like new carpet or paint.
Talalay Latex rubber is extremely durable. Because it is vulcanized, it is the most resilient material available in a mattress.
Talalay Latex rubber is inherently antibacterial and antifungal.
So, the ultimate question: what’s right for you? Come in and take a “test rest” today!