Latex Latex vs Memory Foam Talalay Latex

Do I Need A Firm Mattress


It is an inarguable fact that the World War II was one of the darkest times in the history of mankind, therefore one can never completely phantom how much joy came when it ended in the late 1940s. Having lived through not only the horrors of war but also the great depression attached to it, our parents and grandparents celebrated their newly acquired freedom and security with an unquenchable desire that it last. Whether they were looking for a car, a sofa, a refrigerator, or a bed, they always demanded durability. Shortly after the firm mattress concept developed.

Mattresses and Bedding

The mattress manufacturers at that time exploited their demands and they started producing mattresses that lasted longer, emphasizing on their longevity when advertising.

The science to the manufacturing process of these “durable mattresses” is that; harder and denser materials would be more durable than softer and lighter materials when used for the mattress production. This resulted to the production of firmer mattresses, limiting the comfort and softness it would have achieved with the softer and lighter materials.

Firm is Better Concept

Notwithstanding, manufacturers did an excellent job advertising and promoting the notion that “firmer is better”. This notion has even influenced the people of today to believe that a firmer mattress that offers more support is better than a softer mattress that offers pressure relief.

It would be fair to say that this advertising in those days were true, but the firmer is better trend may have been the easiest way out for manufacturers, producing what was easy to manufacture rather than what would encourage the most comfortable sleep and one step further proper sleep. Proper sleep is accomplished with proper alignment.

Foam or Spring Mattresses

Also in the light of promoting the firmer is better belief, manufactures started incorporating springs of several basic forms beneath the mattresses to make them feel softer. These springs might either be the box springs which match the mattress in size and appearance or might be incorporated like the spring beds often found in dormitories or other institutional settings. The latter are characterized by their firm top and flexible base. The flexible base usually consists of a steel grid with springs attached around their edges to give the firm bed a softer bounce.

Natural Latex Mattress

On the other hand, unlike other mattresses high quality mattresses like the natural latex mattress will give very poor performance on a spring-and-steel bed. This is because of the attributes of the natural latex. When its soft core sinks into the spring base, it tends to hammock or sag.

Instead of springs, the latex mattresses are designed to be supported by a rigid base which allows a softer surface for pressure relief and a denser layer for optimal back support when cushioning your body’s weight. See our SpringLeaf Bliss Latex Mattress Collection for more details. Our covers are made from GOTS certified organic cotton which allows it to stretch and contour better with the body.

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Why Should You Sleep Organic

A Better Way to Sleep

Sleeping Naturally

At Natural Mattress Matters, we care about your health and we reflect that in the products we use. To many people a mattress is just a mattress. Sheets are only important in terms of comfort and fit and even our fabric furniture is just a thing to sit on. But did you know almost all of these products are filled with chemical flame retardants that can damage your health? That’s why we here at Natural Mattress Matters to provide a natural Organic alternative, mattresses, sheets and even sofas.

Safety First

It’s a common misconception that products with ‘flame retardants’ are synonymous with safety in the industry, this is not true, our products are made from organic cotton, wool and even our Dunlop latex, yet they easily meet federal fire and safety standards and even come with an authentic organic certification from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). (You can find out more about our certifications here.)

Why does it matter if your product is Organic?

Simply put, in today’s industrial world products are made to be sold faster, not be better or even be good for you. Toxic, synthetic and harmful chemicals are used in all kinds of manufacturing, from food produce to construction. These chemicals might make things easier to mass produce but come at a cost to YOUR health. Depending on which country you come from, what it’s even legal for humans to consume varies and where it is legal that’s only because it’s barely within human tolerance levels.

Organic products and farming are produced from sources where materials and food produce are formed or grown naturally and provide you with important health and safety standards that simply don’t exist in other products. It makes sense to avoid eating pesticides with your tomato’s, right? So why would you not avoid rubbing industry made chemicals on your skin when you sleep every night?

We care about you

You and your loved ones use your beds and linens every day, with your skin coming into contact with synthetic chemicals for hours at a time. We at Natural Mattress Matters believe in protecting you from these, choose our wool products. Safe, chemical free, warm and comfortable wool and cotton products will give your family all the benefits of a pleasant night’s sleep and none of the detriments of synthetic products.

Going organic makes sense, and is a decision that will give you peace of mind, knowing you and your family can sleep soundly.