Hybrid Latex Mattress
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Recently updated on August 31st, 2020 at 08:43 pm

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Brentwood Home Hybrid Latex Mattress Review

Hybrid latex mattresses are becoming more popular because they are made with mostly renewable, eco-friendly materials, they typically last longer than foam mattresses and they just feel great. One common drawback is the cost. Latex isn’t cheap because it is a natural material and takes time and resources to cultivate properly and sustainably. Brentwood Home has introduced its new Hybrid Luxury Mattress which feels great, is well made, and doesn’t break the bank. Being a mattress manufacturer they have more capacity to innovate and bring down costs and overhead.

Overview of the Brentwood Home Hybrid Latex Mattress

You can purchase this mattress exclusively through their website. It should arrive in a week or two. Brentwood Home mattresses take a little longer to arrive because they are all hand made in the factory in Los Angeles. That is a bit longer than most online mattress companies but it’s well worth the wait and considering you will be sleeping on it for years, a few weeks isn’t that long to wait.

The mattress will arrive compressed in the box. This is no way damages the mattress. Latex and springs are heavy so this mattress is a two-person job, maybe 1 strong person. Once you get it on your bed and cut it open, it literally springs to life and is ready to sleep on instantly. There’s no chemical smell from foam to worry about. You may notice a latex smell but that will dissipate quickly.

Construction and Certifications of the Brentwood Home Latex Hybrid

I appreciate that Brentwood Home is so transparent about all their mattresses. They proudly list how each layer is made and aren’t afraid to show the insides of the mattress. Nothing to hide here. A standout of this mattress that sets it apart from the other hybrid latex mattresses is that they use recycled cotton denim as the base pad. The base pad does not affect feel at all so it makes sense to use recycled material. There’s just so much waste created when a mattress is discarded so making one with a bit of used material, no matter how small, adds up.

Brentwood Hybrid Construction

Cover Fabric & Handles:

Our hybrid mattress ticking features two luxurious layers: GOTS organic certified cotton, quilted over a foundation layer and fiber stuffing of REPREVE®, an innovative polyester made from recycled plastic bottles (30%) and standard polyester (70%), sourced from Canada. The 6 reinforced handles (two on each long side and two on the foot) are also made from REPREVE®.

Natural Wool:

Under the quilted cover ticking, we add a rich layer of naturally crimped 100% natural wool, sourced from India. No synthetic fibers or flame retardants are included. This wool has received STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®: Class 1 certification (19.HIN.68466, Hohenstein HTTI).

Natural Latex:

For our core comfort layers, we feature 4-inches of natural Dunlop latex sourced from India. The first 2-inch layer is contour cut with a patent-pending wave design, featuring three strategic zones. This layer is D65 (14-19 ILD) for a soft feel. It is layered over a second 2-inch layer of D75 latex (20-25 ILD) for deep, yet slightly firmer support. The latex latex has received STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® (19.HIN.79546, Hohenstein HTTI): Class 1 certification, plus eco-INSTITUT®, FSC® and Rainforest Alliance® certifications.

Flax Fiber Pad:

A thin GOTS organic certified natural flax fiber pad, sourced from the Netherlands, buffers and transitions between the comfort layers and the support layers of the mattress.

Pocketed Innerspring Unit:

Our 8-inch ActivEdge™ Quantum® Edge coil unit from Leggett & Platt® features up to 975 individually pocketed coils made from up-cycled steel in the United States, plus a reinforced perimeter. Coil Counts: Twin: 572, Twin XL: 681, Full: 727, Queen: 789, King: 975, Cal King: 958

Recycled Cotton Denim Pad:

A 1-inch layer of cotton, made from upcycled blue jean denim (80%), sourced from the cutting scraps during the original manufacturing process, plus a low-melt polyester binder fiber (20%). This layer provides a durable, breathable and supportive base layer, as a greener alternative to polyurethane foam.

How Much Does the Hybrid Latex Cost?

Prices range from $799-$1,99. You get a 365-night trial where you can sleep on it for a year and if you don’t like it within that year, you can return it for free, for a full refund.  You also get a 25-year warranty. That’s one of the best in the industry. Most warranties are only 10 years and these are from companies that haven’t even been around 5 years. Brentwood Home has been around for over 20 years and they are a manufacturer so they are here to stay and honor their warranty.

How Does the Brentwood Home Hybrid Latex Feel?

Most latex mattresses will feel a bit firmer than foam. It’s simply because latex doesn’t conform quite as well as foam but latex has its own advantages. Because latex is basically rubber, it is incredibly resilient and literally bounces back instantly, just like a rubber ball, so you get quick recovery, good bounce, which some people seek out, and its just easy to change positions at night.

There is some motion transfer that you can expect from any spring mattress but it is minimal because all the coils work independently. They don’t skimp on any of the components. If anything the spring system would be the first to break down but they use the Legget & Platt coils which are the best in the business so this mattress will have a very long lifespan.

I found it to be great for any sleeping position and that’s thanks to the great coils system which provides great support. If you are a hot sleeper, you’re in luck too because latex doesn’t trap that much heat. When they pour the latex into the mold, it leaves holes behind which increases airflow. The natural wool also helps regulate temperature.

FAQs

How long will the Brentwood Home Hybrid Latex Mattress last?

The Brentwood Home Hybrid Latex will last longer than most mattresses. Expect an average lifespan of 10 years. It will last longer for lighter people and a few years less for heavier people.

Do You Need a Box Spring for the Brentwood Home Hybrid Latex Mattress?

A box spring is not required. This mattress just needs to be on a firm surface which can include a box spring but also a bed with slats, an adjustable bed or even the floor.

How Does the Brentwood Home Hybrid Latex compare to the Purple Mattress?

This mattress most closely compares to the Purple 3 version of the Purple mattress. The biggest difference is the top layer of this mattress is latex while the Purple uses a proprietary 3-inch grid. Both sleep cool but this mattress is considerably less expensive.

My Brentwood Home Hybrid Latex Recommendation

I recommend the Brentwood Home Hybrid Latex to people looking to invest in a quality mattress that will hold up for the long term. If you are on the move a lot and want a more budget-friendly option, there’s cheaper, lighter alternatives but the quality isn’t there. If you are used to the feel of a traditional spring mattress, this would be a better choice than an all-foam mattress. Mattresses with springs have a feel that simply can’t be replicated with foam. This mattress will contour instantly to your body and is going to feel cozy and comfy the first night you sleep on it.

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plushbeds review
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Recently updated on May 31st, 2020 at 01:30 pm

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Plushbeds is a company known for their affordable, quality, latex mattresses so I was really excited when they sent me their 10-inch Botanical Bliss for review. It’s always nice when I go to a website to buy something and see a phone number right away and that’s the case with PlushBeds. If you have any questions about the product, a recent order or warranty, they are just a phone call away and a human will actually help you. Whether or not you like PlushBeds is a personal decision but I think you will be very pleased with the customer service either way.

Overview of Plushbeds

For this reviewed I received the medium version of the Botanical Bliss, 10-inch mattress. I chose this because The Botanical Bliss is their most popular model. They offer a 9 inch and 12-inch version but for most people, the 10-inch version will work just fine. If you haven RV you’re also in luck because PlushBeds makes a latex mattress designed to fit an RV bed. Here’s a video overview of the mattress which includes setup which is different than your typical foam mattress.

How Much Does the Botanical Bliss Cost?

Here are the prices of the 10″ Botanical Bliss. They always seem to be offering a discount so these are the prices with discounts. You are also likely to get slightly better deals around the mattress holidays which are President’s Day, Memorial Day, Black Friday and Labor Day.

SizePrice
Twin$1,299
Twin XL$1,299
Full$1,699
Queen$1,799
King$2,099
California King$2,099

Construction of the Botanical Bliss Mattress

Like most natural latex mattresses, the Botanical Bliss has a simple construction. There’s no mystery about what’s inside because it is made with all-natural materials. The difference with this mattress is that one box contains the mattress cover and the other has the latex layers that you lay inside them cover then zip up.

Organic Cotton Cover

Breathable Comfort

Our soft knitted organic cotton cover offers unrestricted airflow & moisture absorption to keep you sleeping cool & dry on your latex mattress. And because it’s certified organic, you know it was grown sustainably, without any dangerous pesticides or herbicides.

Organic New Zealand Wool

Temperature regulating

Up to 10 lbs. of certified organic wool in every latex mattress not only provides exceptional soothing support, but it breathes naturally and helps your body maintain a well-regulated cool and comfortable temperature throughout the night.

Organic Latex

Perfect pressure relief

Each layer of organic Dunlop latex from Arpico is uniquely calibrated to a different firmness, so you can dial in with precision to the perfect level of softness & support guaranteed to last the next 25 years on your latex mattress.

My PlushBeds Botanical Bliss Findings

The first thing you’ll find when you unbox this mattress is a card with their 25-year warranty which is a very long warranty for a mattress. I think they can stand by it because latex is a very resilient material. Of course, all warranties hedge a bit but the fact that they go 25 years means they stand by their product.

Plush Beds Warranty

You get 2 boxes, make sure to unbox the cover first and lay it out on the bed. You will then open the second box which has the latex layers and lay those into the cover. With this mattress, each latex layer has a different firmness so the order in which you stack the layers will affect how firm the mattress feels. This also adds customizability.

Botanical Bliss Assembly

Here’s a shot with the first layer in the bed. It is tight-fitting so make sure the layers line up evenly.

Botanical Bliss Assembly

Plushbeds has really nice detail. The handles are stitched into the mattress along with nice vent holes on each side.

plushbeds handles

You can see below that the cover is sewn with a changed pattern. The keeps the wool inside from clumping and gives the mattress more visual appeal.

plushbeds cover

As you can see below my bowling ball doesn’t sink much. And in the video you can see that the mattress has some bounce since it is all rubber latex.

plushbeds sink

The Botanical Bliss does a good job with contouring for being a medium mattress. I expected it to be firmer than it was compared to my experience with other all latex mattresses.

plushbeds push

Here’s a view of me sleeping on my side. I could have used more sinkage along my shoulders with this mattress and you can see that I’m scrunching up the pillow to compensate.

plushbeds side sleeping

My Botanical Bliss Recommendation

The Botanical Bliss is a really good value for an all latex mattress. They use GOTS certified organic cotton covers and more wool inside the mattress than their competitors which will help regulate temperature better. These mattresses are also made in the USA. On top of that, you get a 100-night trial where you can try it out in your house and if you don’t like it, they will come to pick it up from you for free. Yes, this is common with most online brands but it isn’t as common with all latex mattresses because they are inherently more expensive.

I prefer a more plush mattress myself and probably would go with a softer version but if you like medium-firm feel, this is a great choice. Latex mattresses always feel a little firmer to me than foam or hybrid mattresses so just keep that in mind as you shop. Either way, it doesn’t hurt to try a PlushBed since they have a free trial and they are one of the best values for all-natural latex mattresses.

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Luma Sleep Mattress Review
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Recently updated on February 12th, 2020 at 07:56 pm

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The Luma Sleep Latex Slumber System is a three-layer, all latex mattress system.  For this review, I received a free plush version of the mattress since it can be hard to achieve a plush feel with an all latex mattress. I was excited to review this mattress because there aren’t as many all latex mattresses available online and this one comes in at a competitive price after discounts. Right now a queen size retails for $1,756 after the 20% off discount on their site. Although that’s considerably more than a typical foam mattress, you can expect a much longer lifespan and the peace of mind knowing you are sleeping on natural materials.

You also get a 100 night, risk-free trial where you can sleep on it in the comfort of your own home and if you aren’t happy with it during that time, it’s a free return. You also can do a free comfort exchange which means if you like the construction and feel of the mattress but it may be too soft or firm, Luma will exchange it for a better fit, for free. That’s still not very typical with an all latex mattress. You also get free white glove delivery which means it will be brought into your home and set up for free.

Overview of the Luma Sleep Latex Slumber System

Here’s an overview of the system and what you can expect upon opening and setup. Note that the pillow top will come in a separate box.

Construction of the Luma Mattress

Luma Latex Construction

The mattress with the pillow top measures 11 inches deep. The construction is as follows.

2 inch natural latex pillow top (option for Talalay latex for extra cost)

2 inch natural latex transition layer

6 inch zoned dunlop latex core

 

How Much Does the Luma Latex Slumber System Cost?

luma mattress edge

Below are the prices of the Luma Latex as of this writing. For an extra $60 you can have a Talalay latex pillow top instead of dunlop.

SizePrice
Twin$1,295
Twin XL$1,395
Full$1,995
Queen$2,195
King$2,795
California King$2,895

 

My Luma Latex Slumber SystemFindings

If you have never slept on latex, I would urge you to give it a try. Especially if you find memory foam too slow to recover. The reason latex is more expensive is that it takes more time to produce but you just can’t replicate the feel with memory foam or springs. Everyone is different when it comes to their preference for sleep materials but I have found most people will appreciate the feel of latex at the right firmness.

The plush model I tried contours well for side sleeping and will work well for back sleeping. Stomach sleepers may want to look at the medium for firm.

Luma Sleep Contouring

luma back

A latex mattress like this one isn’t going to have as good of edge support as a spring system because you really can’t zone out the edge to make it firm so if you like sleeping right up to the edge this may take some getting used to.

luma bowling ball

The reason this mattress is constructed to have a latex topper as the comfort layer is to reduce the impact of returns. If you find it too firm or soft, Luma can send out a firmer or softer topper to make it easier to adjust and lessen the environmental impact. It’s also much easier to exchange the topper rather than the whole mattress.

Latex Topper

I found this mattress to be temperature neutral. It didn’t trap heat like a foam mattress. That’s largely because of the stretch knit cover and the latex underneath that has holes throughout that allow for airflow.

latex top

My Luma Mattress Recommendation

The Luma Latex Slumber System is a great introduction to latex mattresses. Especially when you consider the fact that you get a 100-night trial and the option for a comfort exchange if you like the overall feel but may want to tweak the firmness. Aside from latex being a renewable material, it’s also comfortable, offers great pressure relief and support and is resilient so changing positions at night is easy.

 

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Brentwood Home Mirador Mattress Bed Review

Brentwood Home Mirador Mattress

Recently updated on October 28th, 2022 at 04:08 am

The Mirador mattress is the flaship model among the latex mattress offerings from Brentwood Home. Brentwood Home has a strong reputation for creating quality mattresses at a very competitive price. Brentwood Home is not your typical Internet mattress company. They have been around for over 30 years, are headquartered out of Los Angeles and have their own 200,000 square foot factory where they make all their own mattresses.

Overview of the Mirador Mattress

You can order the Mirador mattress direct from the Brentwood Home website. I advise this over ordering from Amazon because you get the 120 night trial period and a better price. After you place your order, you can expect to receive the mattress in about 5 business days. My queen size Mirador came roll packed in a box.

Below is a video of me on the Mirador mattress explaining some of the features.

Construction of the Brentwood Home Mirador Mattress

Here’s how the mattress is made:

Base Layer:

6 inches of support foam

Transition Layers:

2 inches of Airlux foam
2 inches of natural latex
2.5 inch micro coil system
2 inches of natural latex

Top Layer:

Silk & Cashmere blend
New Zealand wool as a natural fire barrier
4 way stretch fabric

This mattress is also hand tufted to give it a great look and hold all these materials in place.

Brentwood Home Mirador Mattress

Mirador Mattress Findings

Latex mattresses are often on the pricier side. That’s because quality natural latex is an expensive material. Typically you can choose between an all latex mattress which is 3 layers of latex stack on top of each other or a hybrid version which has a base layer of springs and latex on top of that.

The Mirador has a base layer of foam which makes the mattress a little more stable and not as heavy as an all latex mattress. This also saves on costs. It’s important to note that the foam in this mattress is CertiPUR-US certified.

The top part of the mattress is made with natural materials and I didn’t really notice any off gassing with the foam. Usually I notice the foam smell from the top comfort layers of a mattress. This is where the dense, conforming memory foam is used. Instead of this, the Mirador has latex on the top layers.

Despite having a foam base, this mattress is still bouncy. Below is a video illustrating bounce and motion transfer on the Mirador mattress.

Here’s a picture to show how much the mattress will sink. Since the top layer is latex, you won’t feel any delay with sinking into the mattress or recovery when you get out or switch positions.

miranda mattress sinkage

Does this mattress sleep hot? This mattress it very temperature neutral. By that I mean it has a lot going for it to help regulate temperature. First off the tufting provides channels for air to escape while you sleep. The wool fire barrier is also breathable and wool naturally regulates temperature. As a bonus you also get the silk and cashmere layer underneath which also helps keep you comfortable. Finally, the latex is made in molds with holes throughout for even more breathability along with a micro coils system underneath to keep the two layers of latex separated. Everything below this doesn’t really matter.

Here’s a quick video taken with my infrare camer to show heat retention on the Mirador.

Conclusion

In keeping with their reputation, Brentwood Home has delivered on quality and comfort for a very competitive price. I recommend the Mirador for people looking for a plush latex mattress. Most latex mattresses are not tufted and do not have the layering that the Mirador does. A queen size currently retails for $1,649. I haven’t come across a mattress with this construction anywhere close to this price point. If you’re looking for a resilient, plush, latex mattress that will give you years of good use, definitely consider the Mirador.

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Best Latex Mattress Reviews
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Recently updated on January 19th, 2019 at 11:44 am

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Kathy Kuo of Kathy Kuo Home in this article beautifully breaks down the budget of setting up a high-end and a standard bedroom. Of course, all the items mentioned are must if you want your bedroom to be cozy and tasteful. One important thing that’s missing from the list of items is a mattress. And it’s critically important.

So why is it missing despite the fact, when at home, a person spends maximum time on the mattress?

Now consider this – according to Statistic Brain, the innerspring mattress is the most common type of mattress sold in the US. However, the satisfaction level is lowest as compared to other forms of mattresses. For instance, mattress made from latex has 80 percent satisfaction rate whereas a memory foam mattress has 81 percent satisfaction rate.

The problem is that a mattress lasts for almost 10 years, and once it’s placed on the bed, people just tend to forget about it. And as they say, out of sight, out of mind. Interestingly, people spend more on the bed, pillows, sheets, and duvet.

They even spend more time and effort when buying a bed or a bed sheet, than they do when buying a mattress forgetting that mattress is more important than anything that’s spread over it.

It should not be forgotten that the quality of the mattress decides the quality of rest or sleep we get. The mattress is also responsible for various aches and pains in different parts of the body.

If you suffer from back pain or spondylitis, the wrong mattress will make you uncomfortable. If you have mobility problems or suffer from conditions like arthritis, the right mattress is essential to ensure that you sleep well and wake up feeling refreshed.

A high quality, comfortable, and medically approved mattress not only gives you a good night’s sleep but also boosts overall health.

Things are changing though. There are mattresses of various types available on the market today. Out of all the available choices, latex mattresses have started to gain recognition because they have significant benefits over other varieties. If you have experienced problems in the past with foam mattresses, latex could be a better choice.

What is Latex?

It is tree sap that’s thick and milky white in color obtained from various plants, such as rubber, poppies, and spurges. The sap slowly tapped (extracted) from the rubber tree is the biggest source of naturally occurring latex. Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, China, and Vietnam are the largest latex rubber producing countries in the world.

For further processing, this tree sap is whipped into a foam and heated to form latex. Latex solidifies on being exposed to air and becomes rubbery. This rubber or latex then is used to manufacture various items, including latex mattresses. It is known to last longer than other mattress materials like foam or polyurethane.

As there are various kinds of latex mattresses available today, and it can be confusing to choose the right one. But before we delve into the different latex mattresses, let’s talk about the various latex varieties.

What Type of  Latex is Used in Mattresses?

There are three types of latex used in mattresses:

  • 100 percent natural latex– made from completely natural rubber latex
  • Natural latex– made by combining 85 percent natural rubber latex and 15 synthetic latex
  • Pure latex– made from 20 percent natural rubber latex and 80 percent synthetic latex

These three varieties are different forms of rubber latex obtained from the rubber tree but have a lot of differences.

The 100 percent natural rubber latex mattresses are the most expensive. But even though it costs a lot more than regular mattresses or synthetic latex mattresses, they offer incredible comfort. Natural latex is completely organic, and mattresses made from natural latex are a top pick among those who subscribe to an organic lifestyle. Buying a mattress is a long-term investment, and if you are trying to cut down on the synthetic or artificial substances in your life, organic latex mattress will be extremely beneficial for your health in the long run.

Latex itself offers a better ergonomic experience than most materials. Moreover, natural latex has unsurpassed elasticity, conforming to your body shape and reducing the pressure on muscles while boosting proper circulation. The comfort and gentle support offered by 100 percent natural latex cannot be found in any other types of mattress.

On the downside, because natural latex doesn’t have any synthetic substance added, the inconsistencies at the molecular level cause these mattresses to wear out more easily than synthetic latex mattresses. Although this doesn’t mean that a natural latex mattress will deteriorate quicker than normal, it does have a shorter lifespan than other synthetic varieties.

If you want the feel of natural latex but want a better lifespan and lower price, the second option should be right for you. Although called “natural” latex, it is actually a combination of 80 percent latex and 20 percent synthetic latex.

The mattress industry is flooded with this type of mattresses. If you want to buy natural and environmentally friendly mattresses that will provide good comfort and help you sleep better, while also being value for money, this kind of latex mattress is ideal.

It has all the benefits of 100 percent natural latex, such as flexibility, elasticity, comfort and luxurious feel, and also the durability of synthetic latex. If you test both 100 percent natural latex and the natural and synthetic blend, there is little difference in how the two feel.

The third option, pure latex, is the most commonly used latex blend for latex mattresses. Because it has only 20 percent natural latex, it is easier to manufacture and is also cheaper. Pure latex offers excellent support and comfort but isn’t as natural in feel as the other two types. It doesn’t have all the benefits of natural latex either. But it has great stability and durability while being a much affordable choice.

What are the Benefits of a Latex Mattress?

Latex often isn’t the first choice in mattresses. Several people are actually surprised to learn that latex mattresses are more beneficial to health compared to foam or polyurethane mattresses. Some of the reasons to choose latex mattress are:

Organic and Healthy: Natural latex has nothing synthetic or artificial about it. It is a product of nature, obtained from the sap of the rubber tree. Latex occurs freely in nature and is derived from renewable resources, which means it is environmentally friendly and biodegradable. Latex doesn’t contain any of the solvents or toxic chemicals found in synthetic mattresses. Besides, the trees don’t need to be cut in order to obtain the sap. This means the environment is not harmed during the manufacturing of the mattress. Rubber trees also perform an important function, absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and reducing emissions.

Comfortable and Flexible: Rubber is flexible and elastic, and since latex is obtained from rubber, the mattresses have incredible flexibility, offering great comfort. Latex is neither too soft nor too hard, and the natural resilience offers the perfect resistance to the weight of the body in every position. No matter what position you sleep in, latex ensures you are in shape. This is called ‘progressive comfort’ – this means, that the greater the pressure on the mattress, the greater the support it offers. Latex is great at body contouring, keeping your back and spine perfectly straight.

Antibacterial: Dust mites and fleas are a common problem with memory foam mattresses. But latex is naturally antibacterial, anti-dust mite, and resistant to mold and mildew. This is the reason latex is suitable for everyone, including those who are allergic to the latex used in latex gloves. Latex is manufactured by vulcanizing it a high temperature for close to an hour to eliminate all the allergens. Latex is also free from toxins carcinogens found in other mattresses.

Breathability: If you sleep hot, you could have a problem with most synthetic mattresses because they retain body heat and warm up. Mattresses that don’t keep cool are uncomfortable and interfere with sleep quality. Latex, on the other hand, has an open cell structure, which makes them highly breathable. They don’t retain heat and manage to keep cool even on warm nights. You don’t have to keep windows open or turn on the air conditioning just because the mattress doesn’t keep cool. Latex is one of the coolest bedding material you can find today.

Support and Pressure Relief: The natural elasticity of latex provides excellent support to the body’s natural curves and movements, keeping the back and spine straight. Latex mattresses also offer great muscle relaxation and pressure relief, helping you fall asleep easily and improving circulation. The support provided by latex mattresses is good for those suffering from back problems or certain aches and pains. Latex also has minimal motion transfer because it compresses only in the point of contact. There’s little sinkage and bounce, which means people sharing the bed can sleep without getting disturbed.

What are the Disadvantages of a Latex Mattress?

Although the cons of latex mattresses aren’t too big, they should still be considered before purchase. Some of the downsides of latex mattresses are:

  • A new latex mattress might be too firm in the beginning and cause discomfort. But the mattress softens within a couple of days of use.
  • If you buy a synthetic latex mattress, it might compress in particular areas over time. If you intend to exert heavy pressure on the mattress for long periods, you should choose a natural latex mattress or a blended latex mattress.
  • As discussed earlier, natural latex mattresses are very expensive.
  • Latex mattresses are heavy. If you move frequently, the mattress could create portability problems.

What is the Difference Between Dunlop and Talalay Latex?

Dunlop and Talalay are two different kinds of latex bases upon which the manufacturing process is done. The Dunlop technology is the oldest and standard manufacturing process, started in 1929. The Talalay technology is much newer and more complicated, time-consuming, and expensive. As a result, Talalay mattresses are generally pricier than Dunlop ones.

Both Dunlop and Talalay methods use natural latex to produce mattresses in any of the three blends. There are differences between the two types, but they are subtle. The most important difference is the way the mattress is manufactured.

The Dunlop production process is energy efficient. It involves foaming the liquid latex and pouring into a mold. The mold is then sealed and vulcanized. After vulcanization, the foam is washed to remove any soapy residue or excess materials. Next, the foam is dried to remove all moisture.

The Talalay process is more time consuming and complex. The two major differences in the process is the addition of the vacuum and freeze in the Talalay technology.  Once the mould is partly filled with latex and sealed, the latex expands by vacuum. The expanded foam is then frozen, and carbon dioxide gas applied, converting the foam to gel. The foam is then vulcanized and washed.

The differences between the two are so subtle that they are hard to tell. In fact, most people won’t be able to tell one apart from the other. The reason why the differences are hyped up is that they are used as selling points by retailers. But Dunlop and Talalay foam look and feel very similar.

Differences between Dunlop and Talalay latex:

  • Dunlop latex is springy, Talalay is bouncy
  • Dunlop latex is denser than Talalay latex
  • Dunlop is a simpler, energy efficient, and cost-effective process than Talalay
  • Talalay mattresses are not softer than Dunlop mattresses.

A common myth is that Talalay latex is softer than Dunlop mattresses. This isn’t true, because both the Dunlop and Talalay processes can be used to manufacture different kinds of foams in various degrees of firmness. Although Dunlop mattresses are heavier and denser, it isn’t necessarily firmer.

Should You Buy Synthetic Latex?

Synthetic materials do have similar physical properties as natural materials, but synthetics are manufactured using petrochemicals that contain harmful substances and carcinogens. Synthetic latex mattresses are made with styrene-butadiene rubber, resulting in cheaper latex beds.

If you cannot buy a natural latex mattress, synthetic latex may be your next best option. But there are some downsides to synthetic latex that you must know of:

  • Synthetic latex mattresses wear out more easily than natural latex
  • Synthetic latex doesn’t have any kind of certification
  • Synthetic materials also produce strong gases and smell in the beginning

Factors to Consider When Buying Latex Mattress

Since a mattress is central to sleep and comfort, it should be chosen with a lot of care. The type of mattress you choose will decide your quality of sleep, comfort, and overall health. Some of the factors to consider before purchase are:

Blend

There are mattresses that use latex in combination with other materials like memory foam, polyurethane, innerspring, or varieties of other foams. Because retailers use the power of upselling and persuasion to make people buy the blended mattresses, customers often get confused about what the right choice is. But when buying a latex mattress, there is nothing better than a natural one. Natural latex is more expensive than blended materials, so if you cannot buy it, synthetic latex is your next best choice.

Firmness

Latex mattresses come in different levels of firmness. You are sure to find a firmness that you are comfortable with, but you have to test carefully before purchase. You can also make use of the trial period, and return the mattress for a full refund if it doesn’t suit you. Almost all major retailers offer the sleep trial. If you are buying the mattress online, thoroughly read reviews to see what others are saying about the product.

Breathability

If you sleep hot, you should look for a mattress that doesn’t trap heat. Latex mattresses generally keep cool, but the additional materials can affect the breathability. This is again when you should utilize the sleep trial. If the mattress retains excess heat, doesn’t have proper airflow, and makes you uncomfortable, you can return the mattress within the sleep trial period. Reading other customer reviews is a good way to determine if the mattress is the right fit.

Layers

A mattress these days can have anything between three and five layers. The greater the number of layers the mattress has, the better support it provides. A mattress with two layers will sink in more easily than a mattress with five layers. If you want more support and firmness, choosing a mattress with more layers is a good idea.

Warranty and Certification

Before purchasing latex mattress, make sure to check the warranty and certification. A latex mattress is more expensive than other mattresses, so it necessary to get at least ten years’ warranty. The higher the warranty, the more responsibility the seller is taking for the product. Aside from the warranty, also make sure that the material is certified for human use. Natural latex comes with certifications, but synthetic latex often doesn’t.

Best Latex Mattresses of 2019

Zenhaven Mattress 

zen haven mattress

The Zenhaven mattress is a two-sided, flippable mattress. That means you get two mattresses in one. A soft side and a medium firm side. This mattress is made with 100% Talalay latex.

Features of Zenhaven

This hybrid mattress has a thickness of 10 inches. You get a “5 zone” comfort layer that gives you firmer support where you need it for optimal spinal alignment. Like most natural latex mattresses this also comes with a natural wool layer that provides optimal breathability and temperature regulation. On top if it all is an organic cotton cover to complete the natural experience.  You also get an industry leading 20-year warranty and a 120 night trial. Zenhaven is part of the Saatva family of brands which is well known for their excellent customer service. So if you aren’t happy with it, the return is easy.

Pros

  • 5 zone support system for optimal alignment
  • American made Talalay latex throughout
  • Generous 120 night trial
  • 2 sided for different firmness options

Cons

  • more expensive than other brands

Dreamfoam Bedding Ultimate Dreams Latex Mattress

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Dreamfoam Bedding is a mattress company based in the US, in business since 1995. They offer a wide range of mattresses like memory foam, polyurethane foam, and latex. Their latex mattresses come in a variety of sizes including king and queen sizes. The cover of the latex mattress is made of bamboo fiber, and the firmness of the mattress can be chosen according to preference.

Features of Dreamfoam Bedding

Manufactured in the US, you can expect it to meet all the standards of USA-made products. This one is a 10-inch bed, made up of a base foam layer, a Talalay latex comfort layer, and the bamboo fiber cover. Because of the types of materials used in the mattress, it contours to your body shape, offering support and pressure relief. The mattress comes with a 10-year warranty and a 90 day sleep trial.

Pros

  • Thick density for great support
  • The thick convoluted base for breathability and airflow
  • Biodegradable latex and bamboo fiber keep cool and absorb moisture
  • Hypoallergenic Talalay Latex

Cons

  • Not double sided
  • A little on the firmer side
  • Offgassing

PlushBeds Botanical Bliss Latex Mattress

botanical blissThis PlushBeds mattress comes in five different sizes, with a 10-inch thickness. It is medium firm, made from organic natural latex with an organic cotton cover. The latex bed has several certifications, including GOLS, GOTS, USDA, OEKO-TEX, and GreenGuard Gold. The 30-day sleep trial and 25-year limited warranty are added perks.

Features of the PlushBeds Botanical Bliss

The Botanical Bliss Latex Mattress is one of those latex beds that are made from pure natural latex. This is the standout feature of this mattress. We have already discussed the benefits of natural latex. This mattress has no synthetic materials, so you can take full advantage of the benefits of pure latex. The core layer is made of Talalay latex foam and so is the middle layer. It is topped by a pure organic cotton cover. Because of the natural materials used, the mattress is completely for all people, including those with allergies.

Another notable feature of the latex mattress worth mentioning is the different firmness of each of the three layers. The layers are not glued together, which means you can simply rearrange them to adjust the firmness. Because of the ability to arrange the layers, you get to enjoy six different levels of firmness.

Adjusting the layers is simple.  You simply have to unzip the mattress and arrange the layers the way you want.  Since the mattress steers clear of chemical glue and synthetic materials, it is certified as high quality. If you are looking to invest in a genuine latex mattress free from synthetic substances, this is the one.

Pros

  • Organic Dunlop Latex
  • Pure and biodegradable material
  • Adjustable firmness
  • Layers can be rearranged Hypoallergenic
  • 25 years warranty

Cons

  • Expensive

Dreamfoam Bedding Queen Eurotop Latex Mattress

dreamfoam mattress

One of the most remarkable features of Dreamfoam mattresses is the customized firmness. Customers are required to fill out a questionnaire, according to which the firmness of the mattress is customized. This feature is available with most Dreamfoam mattresses. Those who aren’t usually satisfied with the usual firmness or softness of mattresses can pick this option.

The Dreamfoam Eurotop mattress doesn’t have a pillow top cover – instead, it has a Eurotop cover. Unlike a pillow top cover, the Eurotop cover is sewn all the way to the edges of the mattress, creating a boxy look and cozy feel. The mattress is 12 inches thick and comes in five different sizes. The mattress is made of Talalay latex is, and the base layer is made of high-density foam.

Features of the Dreamfoam Eurotop Mattress

Dreamfoam bedding is manufactured in the US. If you prefer native products that are manufactured in the US, Dreamfoam is one such seller. The zipper Eurotop cover helps you in adjusting the latex density of the mattress. The cover is removable, helping to keep mattress clean by removing the cover.

The Talalay latex layer is three inches thick, and contours nicely to the curves of the body, providing support and pressure relief. The base foam layer is 8 inches thick, and the Eurotop cover made of bamboo fiber is 1.5 inches thick. Both the latex and the bamboo cover are biodegradable materials, and good for even those who suffer from allergies. The high density of the mattress offers elevated airflow and superior comfort. The Talalay latex is both hypoallergenic and breathable and also keeps cool. You can also change the firmness and density of the mattress according to your requirements.

Pros

  • Hypoallergenic, breathable, and biodegradable
  • Adjustable firmness
  • Zipper cover
  • Adjustable density

Cons

  • Firmness needs to be selected carefully
  • Gets hot sometimes

Spindle mattress

Spindle MattressAlthough Spindle is a new mattress company, the products have been transforming the market ever since their launch. The defining feature of the Spindle mattress is made of Dunlop latex foam. Not many mattresses use Dunlop latex, so the Spindle mattress stands out because of this feature.

Features of the Spindle Mattress

This three-layer mattress is made of three separate Dunlop latex layers, with an organic cotton cover, free from bleach, pigments, and pesticides. The natural latex that the mattress is made of is five times more durable and breathable than memory foam. The natural materials used have good airflow and ventilation, great for keeping cool and comfortable.

The mattress comes with different firmness options, like soft, medium, firm, or extra-firm. The firmness calculator available on Spindle’s website lets you customize your desired firmness. The natural latex offers advanced motion transfer, and you can also adjust the comfort level.

A special feature of the Spindle mattress is that you can assemble it yourself. The package comes in four separate parts – the three layers and the organic cotton zippered case. The assembly is extremely easy because there are instructions inside. All you have to do is arrange the layers properly, starting with the base layer and topping with the cover.

Pros

  • Natural Dunlop latex
  • Durable, with customized firmness
  • Different firmness options
  • Good airflow and comfort, with odor free organic cotton cover
  • 365 trial period
  • 10 years limited warranty
  • Easy returns

Cons

Roma Mattress

  • Expensive
  • Even the highest firmness is on the softer side

Roma Natural Latex Mattress

Roma Mattress Sleep EZThis is another mattress that is made of pure and natural Dunlop latex. This 9-inch mattress also comes with an organic cotton cover. Aside from a 10-year warranty, this latex bed also comes with a full refund guarantee. Roma is manufactured by one of the oldest mattress companies – Sleep Ez. The company has been manufacturing mattresses for more than 40 years and has built a great reputation for itself.

Features of the Roma Latex Mattress

The standout feature of this mattress is the two-in-one technology. The 9-inch mattress comes with a firm side and soft side, so you can choose the side that is more comfortable. The materials it is made from are Certi-PUR USA certified. This makes the latex bed safe for everyone, including babies and allergy sufferers. The mattress also has fire barriers made of rayon. Overall, all the materials used in the mattress are biodegradable, hypoallergenic, anti-bacterial, and mold and mildew resistant.

Pros

  • Easily to flip
  • Free from harsh chemicals
  • Pure and natural materials
  • Not too hard nor too soft
  • Hypoallergenic and Certi-PUR USA certified

Cons

  • Plush side not soft like memory foam
  • Only 9 inches thick

Eco Terra Luxury Latex Mattress

eco terra mattressAs the name suggests, this mattress is constructed from all-natural materials. This 11-inch mattress is made from completely natural latex. It is an 11-inch thick mattress offering pressure relief, resilience and contouring.

The mattress has isolated fabric-encased coils offering upliftment, support, and proper alignment. The medium firmness is just right, without being too hard or too soft. The latex is also great at motion transfer.

Pros

  • All-natural latex
  • Great support and comfort

Cons

  • Too expensive
  • Heavy

The mattress you choose can have a direct impact on your overall health. Therefore, it is important that you consider all the factors before getting a new mattress. The right mattress should allow comfort, support, and pressure relief. Whether you buy a mattress online or from a store, the criteria for choosing one should always be the same.

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Metta Bed
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Recently updated on June 9th, 2022 at 01:56 am

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The Metta Bed mattress is a 2 layer natural latex mattress that comes rolled up in a box. This mattress comes in 3 comfort levels, plush, medium and firm. For this review, I received a free queen size plush version. The Metta Bed company was established by the owners of Oganic Mattresses, Inc. (OMI) which is a leading organic mattress brand in America.  These mattresses are made in the USA in the same facility as OMI mattresses are made. This mattress comes with a 120-night comfort guarantee and a 20-year warranty.

Overview of the Metta Bed

Here’s a quick overview of the Metta Bed. In this video, I cover the highlights of the bed and how it compares to other natural mattresses I have reviewed.

Construction of the Metta Bed

Below are some of the construction highlights of this mattress as listed on their website. As you can see in the picture below the have the GOLS label which stands for Global Organic Latex Standard.

Metta Bed Gols

The premium latex used in the Metta Bed mattress is minimally processed and is at least 95% pure – free from many of the synthetic “fillers” used in most other latex products that claim to be “all natural.”

Our unbleached, GOTS certified organic cotton fabrics are made from the highest quality, Texas-grown, organic cotton fiber available, and are never chemically treated.

The GOTS certified organic wool used in the Metta Bed collection of products is sourced from New Zealand, where family and commercial farmers adhere to strict standards in order to assure the certified purity of their fibers. Organic pastures and grazing grounds, minimal processing and humane shearing practices (along with other requirements) contribute to the organic standard, to which our wool is certified.

GREENGUARD Gold certification means our products meet UL’s highest standard for low emissions, VOCs and pollutants, to help ensure indoor air quality and contribute to a healthy home environment. Our products even qualify for LEED credits, and are certified safe for use in schools and for children.

The cotton and wool fibers, fabrics and threads used in the Metta Bed mattress, as well as our complete collection of bedding accessories are certified organic to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). The aim of this stringent standard is to define requirements that ensure the organic status of textiles in order to ultimately provide credible organic assurance to you – the end customer.

How Much Does the Metta Bed Cost?

Here are the prices listed on their website with their $100 discount included.

Twin $799
Twin XL  $849
Full $1,099
Queen $1,199
King $1,499
Cal King $1,499

My Metta Bed Findings

This mattress comes rolled in a box and there is no assembly required. Typically with a latex mattress, the cover and latex layers are separate and need to be put together. With the Metta Bed, the layers are already zipped in the cover so when you unbox the mattress it is ready to sleep on right away. And when I mean right away, I mean immediately. Latex recovers instantly and there is no need to wait for the mattress to decompress.

You will notice a slight wool smell but rest assured its natural wool and there is nothing toxic that you are breathing. The smell will dissipate over a few days and go away completely.

Here’s a picture of the cover of the mattress which is made with organic cotton. It’s nice that the mattress is natural throughout.

metta bed organic cotton cover

Below is a picture of my 14 lb. bowling ball on the mattress. There is some sink here but not as much as a pillow top mattress. So, being a plush mattress it stil skews a bit firm.

Metta Bed Sinkage

The video below shows how much motion transfer to expect with this mattress. Since there are only 2 layers of latex the mattress doesn’t compress down as far as a 3 layer would and therefore isn’t as springy. In general, latex mattresses don’t really have much motion transfer and behave similar to memory foam but because they recover faster than foam they are easier to move around on.

The video below shows how the latex layers react. I found them to be very soft. The cover of the mattress will dampen the contouring of the latex.

My Metta Bed Recommendation

If you’re looking for an affordable, all natural mattress, the Metta Bed is an excellent choice.

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Nest Bedding All Latex Mattress Review

Recently updated on September 18th, 2021 at 04:44 pm

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The Nest Bedding All Latexmattress is latex mattress that can be made with blended latex or organic latex. The blended version has some synthetic latex but is a much more natural option than foam and still gives you all the benefits of latex. A queen size blended latex retails for $1,499 while the all organic option would be $2,499.

It’s difficult to find an affordable latex mattress and Nest has provided a solution. Additionally, this mattress comes with Nests generous 100 day trial where you have the option to return the mattress within a 100 days if not fully satisfied. Many of the latex mattresses I have found don’t offer this option.

Below is a video overview of the Q3 which explains its construction.

 

Construction of the All Latex Mattress

Below are the construction details of the Q3 according to the Nest Bedding website.

  • Available in Firm, Medium or Soft.
  • Firm/Medium option features 9″ of Dunlop Latex 
  • The Soft option adds our 3″ Talalay Latex layer on top of the 9″ Dunlop Latex firm or medium base.
  • Available in all organic certified components or Oeko-Tex Certified Blended latex, PureGrow Wool and Blended Organic cotton option. Not a Certified Organic Mattress, just a mattress made with all the major components certified organic.

Assembling the All Latex Mattress

Nest has provided some fairly straightforward instructions on setting up this mattress.

1. You will receive 2 boxes for the firm/medium and 3 boxes for the soft version.

2. For the Firm/Medium, you will have one 3″ soft piece of latex in one box and a 6″ firm piece of latex inside the 9″ zipper cover. For the firm version, place the 3″ soft piece under the 6″ firm piece and zip up the mattress.

3. For the Soft version, you will have an additional box with the 3″ soft topper already inside of its cover. This goes on top of the 9″ mattress with the latex zipped inside the cover.

My Nest Bedding All Latex Mattress Findings

First off, let’s take a look at the Q3 without the optional Talalay topper. This is the medium/firm version. Below you will see that it has two layers, a 6 inch base layer of firm dunlop latex and on top of that a softer 3 inch layer of dunlop latex.

Nest Q3 layers

Below is a picture showing how far the mattress sinks without the Talalay layer.

q3 mattress sinkage without talalay topper

Here’s a picture illustrating sinkage with the Talalay later.

Nest q3 sinkage with talalay layer

Being a latex mattress it will have more bounce than an all foam mattress but less bounce than a latex hybrid which is springs and latex. Below is a video illustrating bounce.

This is a video showing bounce on the mattress without the Talalay topper. This would be the medium/firm version.

Here’s another video showing bounce on the Q3 with the Talalay topper.

This mattress sleeps temperature neutral. I didn’t find that it slept hot or cold as some mattresses can. It is breathable and has a wool fire barrier built into the zippable cover. Below is a video showing heat retention.

Nest All Latex Mattress Recommendations

When searching for an all latex mattress it can be difficult to commit. I think the biggest barrier is that most all latex mattresses don’t come with a free trial period. Nest has eliminated this barrier and offered their standard 100 night trial with the Q3. Additionally, the way it is constructed makes it affordable for people that want latex but aren’t as concerned with every component being certified organic. If you want that option you can pay more but it isn’t necessary.

I also like that there is the base medium/firm option and then the soft option which is the Talalay latex topper. The top layer of Talalay really softens up the mattress and gives it a pillow top feel. This mattress was designed very efficiently in order to get the best value at the best price for latex.

Read more about the All Latex Mattress from Nest Bedding.

Brentwood Home Mirador Mattress Bed Review

Brentwood Home Mirador Mattress

Recently updated on August 21st, 2020 at 02:20 am

The Mirador mattress is the flaship model among the latex mattress offerings from Brentwood Home. Brentwood Home has a strong reputation for creating quality mattresses at a very competitive price. Brentwood Home is not your typical Internet mattress company. They have been around for over 30 years, are headquartered out of Los Angeles and have their own 200,000 square foot factory where they make all their own mattresses.

Overview of the Mirador Mattress

You can order the Mirador mattress direct from the Brentwood Home website. I advise this over ordering from Amazon because you get the 120 night trial period and a better price. After you place your order, you can expect to recieve the mattress in about 5 business days. My queen size Mirador came roll packed in a box.

Below is a video of me on the Mirador mattress explaining some of the features.

Construction of the Brentwood Home Mirador Mattress

Here’s how the mattress is made:

Base Layer:

6 inches of support foam

Transition Layers:

2 inches of Airlux foam
2 inches of natural latex
2.5 inch micro coil system
2 inches of natural latex

Top Layer:

Silk & Cashmere blend
New Zealand wool as a natural fire barrier
4 way stretch fabric

This mattress is also hand tufted to give it a great look and hold all these materials in place.

Brentwood Home Mirador Mattress

Mirador Mattress Findings

Latex mattresses are often on the pricier side. That’s because quality natural latex is an expensive material. Typically you can choose between an all latex mattress which is 3 layers of latex stack on top of eachother or a hybrid version which has a base layer of springs and latex on top of that.

The Mirador has a base layer of foam which makes the mattress a little more stable and not as heavy as an all latex mattress. This also saves on costs. It’s important to note that the foam in this mattress is CertiPUR-US certified.

The top part of the mattress is made with natural materials and I didn’t really notice any off gassing with the foam. Usually I notice the foam smell from the top comfort layers of a mattress. This is where the dense, conforming memory foam is used. Instead of this, the Mirador has latex on the top layers.

Despite having a foam base, this mattress is still bouncy. Below is a video illustrating bounce and motion transfer on the Mirador mattress.

Here’s a picture to show how much the mattress will sink. Since the top layer is latex, you won’t feel any delay with sinking into the mattress or recovery when you get out or switch positions.

miranda mattress sinkage

Does this mattress sleep hot? This mattress it very temperature neutral. By that I mean it has a lot going for it to help regulate temperature. First off the tufting provides channels for air to escape while you sleep. The wool fire barrier is also breathable and wool naturally regulates temperature. As a bonus you also get the silk and cashmere layer underneath which also helps keep you comfortable. Finally, the latex is made in molds with holes throughout for even more breathability along with a micro coils system underneath to keep the two layers of latex separated. Everything below this doesn’t really matter.

Here’s a quick video taken with my infrare camer to show heat retention on the Mirador.

Conclusion

In keeping with their reputation, Brentwood Home has delivered on quality and comfort for a very competitive price. I recommend the Mirador for people looking for a plush latex mattress. Most latex mattresses are not tufted and do not have the layering that the Mirador does. A queen size currently retails for $1,649. I haven’t come across a mattress with this construction anywhere close to this price point. If you’re looking for a resilient, plush, latex mattress that will give you years of good use, definitely consider the Mirador.

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Savvy Rest Mattress Review

Recently updated on June 9th, 2022 at 03:35 am

I have been sleeping on a Savvy Rest for over 7 months and although it is a great mattress, it also comes with a cost. Buying this mattress certainly wasn’t cheap. Savvy Rest is based out of Charlottesville Virginia and is an employee-owned company. That means that all employees benefit from their growth.

Construction of the Savvy Rest Mattress

You can customize your Savvy Rest mattress to different levels of firmness based on which types of latex you use. For my mattress, we have a firm Dunlop latex base layer with a soft Dunlop middle and then a Talalay latex top layer, which is the softest of the three. This makes for a relatively soft latex mattress. What differentiates this mattress from the Spindle latex mattress is the fact that you can choose talalay latex for your mattress. I notice that my Spindle mattress was a bit firmer than the Savvy Rest.

Below is a picture of the mattress on our bed. You’ll see that there are two pieces to each layer. They are put side by side so there is a seam in the middle. You won’t notice any seam when you sleep on it though because the latex fits perfect and the mattress cover holds everything in place. This is also a nice benefit if your partner wants something a little softer or firmer since you can adjust each side individually.

Savvy Rest

Savvy rest uses all natural rubber for their layers and organic cotton/wool covers. This cover is similar to the Spindle mattress and the wool acts as a natural fire barrier.

Below you can see half of the king size layer. The other half goes right next to it. It takes a little wiggling to get it just right but it then is almost seamless. The organic cotton/wool encasement is very nice and has a heavy duty zipper that goes all the way around the mattress.

Savvy rest split

My Savvy Rest Findings

I really enjoyed sleeping on this mattress. However, I found that you can get get a good latex mattress from Spindle for a lot less. With both companies, they do not offer 100% money back trial periods so you really need to be committed to buying a latex mattress. Both companies, however, will work with you to do a firmness adjustment if you find that your mattress is too hard or soft. They really do want you to be happy with it.

One advantage Savvy Rest has over spindle is that they do offer Talalay latex. So if know that you are in the market for an extra soft latex mattress, go with Savvy Rest. Otherwise, I would steer you towards a Spindle mattress.

To give you a sense of price below are each queen size and each using Dunlop layers.

How Much Does the Savvy Rest Mattress Cost?

Below are the prices of the Savvy Rest Serenity model.

SizePrice
Twin$1,599
Twin XL$1,599
Full$2,299
Queen$2,499
King$2,999
California King$3,099

My Savvy Rest Recommendation

A latex Mattress is an investment. They cost a bit more than your typical mattress in a box but latex will hold up very well over time. In fact, it’s not unheard of to have these last over 35 years without any significant indentations. What I especially like about Spindle mattress is that they make a latex mattress accessible in terms of both price and quality. Their ordering process is easy straight forward.

There are some other new entrants in the natural latex space. Another one to consider is Zen Haven. I like the fact that they have a free trial period where you can return this mattress for a full refund if you don’t like it.

If you live in the Twin Cities Minneapolis / St. Paul area, check out the Natural Escape mattress in the Sleep Sherpa Showroom in Edina. We also carry other online-only brands.

 

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Spindle Mattress Review

Recently updated on October 10th, 2019 at 12:21 pm

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Sherpa DealSleep Sherpa readers get $200 off your Spindle mattress with our exclusive coupon code: SHERPA  Activate Here

 

I received a latex mattress from Spindle Mattress for free for this review. It is an amazingly affordable all natural latex mattress sold online. Spindle Mattress is based out of Boston and was born out of the same frustration that many other online companies had with high markups and low quality.

Spindle provides a all latex mattress made with natural and organic materials. 10″ mattress with three 3″ pieces of continuous pour Dunlop latex. Assembly required the latex is encased by a organic cotton and natural wool batting cover. 4 configurations soft, medium, firm, extra firm.

All layers are made of Dunlop latex. Some companies include Talalay latex as a top layer as it is softer but that also adds to cost.

I received the soft level of firmness and found it to be a bit firmer than my Savvy Rest latex mattress which is also a soft level firmness. This is most likely because of the Talalay layer on top.

Overview of the Spindle Mattress

Below is a video of me on the mattress in the Sleep Sherpa mattress store.  I explain that the mattress comes in parts. Each layer of latex needs to be laid inside the cotton casing sort of like a sandwich and then zipped together. Because it can be broken down later it makes for easy transport if you need to up and move down the road.

The mattress comes in 3 separate boxes one box for each layer with the largest box being the firmest layer along with the mattress encasement.  It’s a good thing it comes in 3 boxes as the largest box weighs about 50 lbs. on its own.

Spindle mattress boxes

How Much Does the Spindle Mattress Cost?

Here are the most recent prices of the Spindle Mattress

SizeRetail Price
Twin$1,099.99
Twin XL$1,099.99
Full$1,449.99
Queen$1,549.99
King$1,899.99

My Spindle Mattress Findings

You can expect to pay an extra $1,000 for this mattress if you bought a comparable one in a brick and mortar store. At $1,549.00 for a Queen, Spindle Mattress is very competitive with their pricing.

Here’s a screenshot of the pricing I get with a comparable level of firmness and all Dunlop latex with Savvy Rest

Savvy Rest Competitor

When shopping for a natural latex mattress you should at least know what they feel like in a general sense before purchasing. Many natural bedding stores carry latex mattresses in their showrooms. They often have different levels of firmness for you to try out as well. It would be wise to go there and lay on one to see if latex is right for you. They are a completely different feel than memory foam or innerspring mattresses.

Latex mattresses, although bouncy, don’t have nearly as much motion transfer as an innerspring mattress. Unlike memory foam, you don’t really sink into the mattress either. The soft latex will adequately contour your body and the firm latex underneath will give you good support.

spindle test

Many of the mattress in a box companies will use a layer of latex in their mattresses to achieve some level of bounce however latex is not cheap which is why it is usually found on the top layer.

Notice how much bounce the Spindle mattress has while still limiting motion transfer.

The case is made of cotton and wool. The wool acts as a natural fire barrier which eliminates the need for chemical fire retardants in the mattress. The other benefit of the wool is that it actually is great for temperature regulation and is good at wicking away moisture. If you ever wore smart wool socks, you’ll know what I’m talking about.

The Spindle Mattress Warranty and Refund 

What I like most about latex mattresses, in general, is that they are a very durable material. It’s not uncommon to have one for 15 years or longer. With the Spindle Mattress, the organic cotton cover is completely removable. That means it can be replaced without having to buy a brand new mattress.

The Spindle 365 Comfort Guarantee

Spindle provides a year trial with easy adjustment or modifying of a customer’s Spindle mattress. Spindle’s design allows for slight modifications to the mattress to fit each customer’s preferred comfort. If Spindle cannot adjust or modify the mattress to make you comfortable then they will refund your total purchase.

Conditions are:

1. Must be original purchaser
2. Remove all tags including law tag as well as proof of donation and mail to

Spindle Mattress
10 craig rd
Acton Ma, 01720

3. If you are unable to find a donation center Spindle will assist in finding a place, but you are still responsible for setting up pickup etc.

The Spindle’s 25 year Comfort Life

Spindle customers can replace or purchase any componentry for 30% off listed price.

My Spindle Recommendation

Spindle mattress is a relatively small company so they want to ensure that you will be happy with your purchase. I have been sleeping on my latex bed for a little over 6 months now and really enjoy it. I think memory foam is better for cradling your body and reducing motion transfer but the trade-off with memory foam is that inevitably you will be dealing with off-gassing and it is not a natural material. For people concerned about VOCs this is a deal breaker. With latex, you can sleep with the peace of mind knowing you aren’t breathing anything toxic.

If you are in the market for an all natural latex mattress, Spindle mattress should definitely be under consideration.  Since I have lots of experience with latex mattresses, please email me at ben@sleepsherpa.com if you have questions regarding firmness. Firmness for a latex mattress is much different than firmness for a memory foam bed.

 

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