Customers who want a mattress with cooling properties are increasingly turning to latex models. These mattresses offer comfort and support along with air circulation that lowers body temperature for a relaxing night’s sleep. The many benefits of latex make these beds a restful choice for most individuals, especially those who tend to get hot at night.
The Cooling Properties of Latex
Latex, a foam made from the sap of a rubber tree, has an open cell structure that allows air to flow freely through the material. These mattresses are also constructed with very small holes that increase airflow even further. When a person moves around while sleeping, the air within the mattress is pushed out and new air flows through. This natural ventilation provides a cool sleeping surface, regardless of the outdoor temperature. In contrast, mattresses that have a closed-cell structure, such as memory foam, have limited ventilation and thus create a sleeping environment that many find too warm.
Additional Benefits of Latex
In addition to its cooling properties, latex is naturally anti-microbial. This means it resists the growth of mold, mildew, bacteria, and fungus, as well as dust mites, improving indoor air quality and limiting respiratory symptoms. It’s also an environmentally sustainable material that is completely biodegradable.
Latex mattresses are a good choice for anyone who prefers a firm yet flexible sleeping surface or desires support for back pain and avoidance of pressure points. The structure of this mattress supports the spine to promote good posture by eliminating negative space. Those who tend to wake up when their partners move during the night will also benefit from the minimal motion transfer of this type of mattress.
Mattresses made completely of latex are durable enough to last up to 25 years, while latex blends are more affordable but may have a shorter lifespan.
Latex mattresses from Buis Mattress in Holland are built in-house using the Talalay method, an organic process that protects consumers’ homes from harmful VOCs. Other types of mattresses are made using harsh chemicals that can enter the indoor air.
Stop by our showroom today to test out these products, which feature a blended or 100 percent latex core with no synthetic filler. We also make high-quality mattress toppers, custom mattress sizes, youth beds, and other products designed to give our customers the best possible night’s sleep.