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Best Latex Mattresses – 2020 Reviews and Buyer’s Guide

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Quick Overview

Latex mattresses have a unique feel that makes them a fan favorite among a large range of sleepers. Latex mattresses conform closely to the body, aligning the spine and alleviating pressure points much like memory foam beds. And yet, they typically sleep much cooler, are far more responsive, and last much longer, than most all-foam models. The average latex mattress will perform for at least eight years before it needs to be replaced. Other benefits include no noise when bearing weight, above-average motion isolation, and minimal odor/off-gassing potential.

Best Latex Mattresses
  • Editor’s Pick – Awara Mattress
  • Runner-Up Pick – Birch Mattress
  • Best Luxury Latex Mattress – Zenhaven
  • Best Latex Mattress For Lightweight Sleepers – Brooklyn Bedding Bloom
  • Best Latex Mattress for Average Weight Sleepers – Avocado Green Mattress
  • Best Latex Mattress for Heavyweight Sleepers – PlushBeds Botanical Bliss Mattress

As a mattress category, “latex mattress” describes any mattress with at least one layer of latex in the comfort layer. Some models also feature latex in the support layers, while others feature high-density polyfoam support cores instead. There are also latex hybrids, which are made with latex comfort layers and pocketed coil support cores.

Read on to see our picks for the best latex mattresses available today. Our selections are based on verified customer and owner experiences, as well as intensive product research and analysis.

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Latex Mattress Reviews – Tuck’s Top 6 Beds

  • ‘Medium Firm’ (6)
  • 365-night sleep trial
  • Lifetime warranty
  • 4" thick Dunlop latex comfort layer
  • High-profile design (13")

  • ‘Medium Firm’ (6.5)
  • 100-night sleep trial
  • 25-year warranty
  • Longer-than-average expected lifespan
  • Sleeps cool and comfortable for most

  • Flippable with dual firmness (4, 7)
  • 120-night sleep trial
  • 20-year warranty
  • Great motion isolation and sleeps cool
  • Free white glove delivery & old mattress removal

  • Multiple firmness options (3.5, 5.5, 7.5)
  • 120-night sleep trial
  • 10-year warranty
  • Eco-friendly construction
  • Great sleeper and edge support

  • Multiple firmness options (5.5, 6.5)
  • 365-night sleep trial
  • 20-year warranty
  • Durable, long-lasting design
  • Zoned coils provide strong edge support

  • Multiple firmness options (5.5, 7.5)
  • 100-night sleep trial
  • 25-year warranty
  • Good motion isolation and conforming
  • Longer-than-average lifespan

The Best Latex Mattresses – Reviewed

Editor’s Pick – Awara Mattress

Highlights

  • ‘Medium Firm’ (6)
  • 365-night sleep trial
  • Lifetime warranty
  • 4" thick Dunlop latex comfort layer
  • High-profile design (13")

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Editor’s Choice Overview

The Awara Natural and Organic Latex Hybrid mattress is well-designed and features materials that are eco-conscious and deliver standout performance. For almost any type of sleeper, this mattress has all the ingredients for a restful night’s sleep, making it a clear choice for our Editor’s Pick.

The construction of the Awara mattress isn’t complicated, but it reflects a commitment to quality. The top layer is 4 inches of Dunlop latex that has been certified to be organic according to the demanding standards of the Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS). This latex has moderate contouring and noticeable bounce.

The support core is 9 inches of individually-wrapped innerspring coils. These are zoned coils, which means that they are more robust in specific areas that call for reinforcements based on where most body weight is applied. All in, the Awara Mattress measures 13 inches tall, providing an impressive profile with just as impressive support – particularly for heavier individuals.

The cover is made with a blend of Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified cotton and natural wool. These materials offer superior breathability and comfort cooling, making this mattress appealing for hot sleepers.

The ‘Medium Firm’ feel is soft enough that lightweight sleepers can get just the right amount of conforming to reduce impact at pressure points, while being supportive enough for heavier sleepers. The combined resilience of the latex and coils easily facilitate sexual activity, and the mattress boasts above-average edge support as well.

Awara extends their sleep trial to 365 nights, which is far longer than the majority of sleep trials in the industry. A lifetime warranty, also much longer than the industry norm, provides peace of mind that you’ll be covered if any defects arise.

The Bottom Line.

The Awara mattress features a standout construction that appeals to a wide range of sleepers, including hot sleepers, couples, and nearly any sleep position and body type. Plus, this bed is built to sleep cool and comfortable for at least seven years, if not longer.

Recommended for:

  • Every type of sleeper (side, back, stomach, combination).The hybrid construction of the Awara mattress readily adapts to the sleeper’s body weight in each sleep position, providing just enough contour for healthy spinal alignment.
  • Sleepers in all weight groups (light, average, heavy).The ‘Medium Firm’ feel will be most comfortable for sleepers of average weight or more, although many lighter-weight sleepers enjoy the Awara just as much.
  • Eco-conscious shoppers.The Awara is a green mattress made of organic and natural materials that have a low environmental impact.
  • Value seekers.Despite featuring an all-natural construction, the Awara mattress has a lower price-point than other latex hybrids. The mattress is also backed by the longest sleep trial and warranty periods you’ll find on the market today.

Not Recommended for:

  • Those who prefer a soft mattress.Thanks to its ‘Medium Firm’ rating and Dunlop latex comfort layer, the Awara mattress has an overall firmer feel that not all sleepers may enjoy, especially those who prefer plusher surfaces.
  • Chronic pain sufferers.The Awara mattress only provides moderate pressure relief, so it may not be the best choice for these sleepers.

Runner-Up Pick – Birch Mattress

Highlights

  • ‘Medium Firm’ (6.5)
  • 100-night sleep trial
  • 25-year warranty
  • Longer-than-average expected lifespan
  • Sleeps cool and comfortable for most

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Runner Up Pick Overview

Our Runner-Up Pick is the Birch by Helix, also known as the Birch Mattress. This eco-friendly hybrid is constructed with comfort layers of natural/organic wool and natural Talalay latex, which provide consistent body conforming.

These materials also allow the bed to sleep exceptionally cool, since they are highly breathable and can help regulate the sleeper’s body temperature. The pocketed coil support core is reinforced with a layer of organic wool batting, which also helps air circulate through the bed.

The Birch Mattress is ‘Medium Firm,’ making it ideal for side and back sleepers who weigh 130 to 230 pounds; it may also be suitable for lighter or heavier individuals who prefer moderate firmness and conforming. The components are sustainably sourced, as well. And because it is built with pocketed coils, the Birch Mattress is less prone to squeaking than innersprings and hybrids made with other coil types.

The Birch Mattress has a below-average price-point compared to other latex hybrids constructed with natural and organic materials. Birch also offers free shipping to all 50 states. The mattress is backed by a 100-night sleep trial and a 25-year warranty.

The Bottom Line.

The Birch Mattress has a lot to offer, just like our Editor’s Pick, the Awara. This one lost out to the Awara for our top spot due to having a slightly firmer construction (making it comfortable for a narrower range of sleepers). Also, at $999 (after your Tuck exclusive discount), the Awara offers an incredible value for a latex hybrid, while the Birch, at $1,299 (after your Tuck exclusive discount) is still a smart buy.

Recommended for:

  • Every type of sleeper (side, back, stomach, combination).The Birch Mattress offers a good mix of contouring and support for most sleep positions.
  • Sleepers in the average and heavy weight groups.The Birch Mattress has a true ‘Medium Firm’ feel, which feels most comfortable for sleepers who weigh 130 pounds or more.
  • Hot sleepers.Every layer of the Birch Mattress promotes a cooler, more breathable sleep surface. Pocketed coils enable airflow through the support core of the mattress, while natural wool and ventilated latex in the comfort layers resist body heat and wick away moisture.
  • Eco-conscious shoppers.The Birch Mattress is made from organic wool and natural latex, both sustainable materials that increase the mattress’s lifespan while minimizing its environmental impact.

Not Recommended for:

  • Lightweight sleepers.The ‘Medium Firm’ feel of the Birch Mattress rates around a 6.5 on a 1-10 scale, which may feel too firm for sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds.
  • Sleepers who wake easily from noise or movement.The Birch Mattress does not sleep as quiet as all-latex models, and there is some potential for nighttime disruptions among those who sleep with a partner or pet.

Best Luxury – Zenhaven Mattress

Highlights

  • Flippable with dual firmness (4, 7)
  • 120-night sleep trial
  • 20-year warranty
  • Great motion isolation and sleeps cool
  • Free white glove delivery & old mattress removal

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Best Luxury Overview

The Zenhaven by Saatva is a luxurious mattress for shoppers with a higher budget. This flippable latex mattress is built with one side that is ‘Medium Soft’ (or a 4 on the 1-10 firmness scale) and another side that is ‘Firm’ (7). This design allows owners to easily switch between two distinct comfort levels, making the Zenhaven ideal for sleepers whose firmness preferences may vary due to physical injury or recovery, weight loss or gain, or simply a change in preferences.

Like most all-latex models, the Zenhaven is eco-friendly, as well. Both comfort layers and the shared support core are made from Talalay latex, which offers body-hugging pressure relief and exceptional support. The cover is made from breathable organic cotton, allowing the mattress to sleep fairly cool.

Other strengths of the Zenhaven include very good motion isolation and no noise when bearing weight. And because it is constructed entirely from latex – one of the most durable mattress materials used today – the Zenhaven has an expected lifespan of at least seven years.

The Zenhaven, like other Saatva mattresses, qualifies for free White Glove delivery in the contiguous U.S. The bed is also backed by a 120-night sleep trial and a 20-year warranty, both of which are longer than average.

The Bottom Line.

The flippable design of the Zenhaven mattress stands out as an appealing feature, but it’s not the only reason this bed earned our Best Luxury pick. The Zenhaven is made entirely from natural latex, so it will sleep cooler, last longer, and be kinder on the environment than most mattresses. Saatva also throws in a bevy of customer perks, including free White Glove delivery and longer-than-average sleep trial and warranty periods.

Recommended for:

  • Side and back sleepers.Either side of the Zenhaven provides exceptional support for back sleepers, while side sleepers may enjoy the plush comfort of the ‘Medium Soft’ side.
  • Sleepers in all weight groups (light, average, heavy).The Zenhaven features a durable construction that’s supportive for body types.
  • Couples.With the Zenhaven, Saatva has managed to design a bed that’s responsive enough for sex, yet sleeps quite still and silent, due to above-average motion isolation.
  • Eco-friendly shoppers.The Zenhaven is made entirely from natural materials, with an all-latex interior and cotton cover.

Not Recommended for:

  • Very overweight sleepers.The ‘Firm’ side of the Zenhaven provides good support for heavier back sleepers, but may be less supportive for those who weigh over 300 pounds or sleep on their side or stomach.
  • Those looking for strong edge support.Sleepers who sleep or sit on the sides of the bed may experience sinkage or “roll-off” at the edges.
  • Shoppers on a tight budgetThe Zenhaven is an all-latex mattress that comes at a higher price point due the materials used. That can make it too expensive for some mattress shoppers.

Best for Lightweight Sleepers – Brooklyn Bedding Bloom Hybrid

Highlights

  • Multiple firmness options (3.5, 5.5, 7.5)
  • 120-night sleep trial
  • 10-year warranty
  • Eco-friendly construction
  • Great sleeper and edge support

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Best for Lightweight Sleepers Overview

Some sleepers may prefer latex hybrids over all-latex beds. Due to their pocketed coil support cores, hybrids typically offer stronger edge support and better airflow than non-coil latex beds. The Bloom Hybrid from Brooklyn Bedding exemplifies all of these traits very well.

The bed measures 12″ thick and is available in three firmness settings – ‘Soft’ (3.5), ‘Medium’ (5.5), and ‘Firm’ (7.5) – to accommodate sleepers with differing comfort preferences. At a 3.5, the ‘Soft’ setting is one of the softest mattress options you’ll find today, making the Bloom Hybrid a perfect choice for lightweight sleepers who need a plusher feel.

The Bloom Hybrid is constructed with a top layer of organic cotton and Joma wool, which helps keep the mattress cool, followed by a 3-inch layer of natural Talalay latex for added cushioning and support. The 8-inch pocketed coil layer is reinforced with a high-density foam base that helps maintain an even surface for sleeping and minimizes sinkage around the edges where people tend to sit. The Bloom Hybrid also isolates motion transfer and noise to a noticeable degree, so the bed works well for couples and light sleepers, too.

Brooklyn Bedding offers free shipping within the contiguous U.S. The Bloom Hybrid is backed by a 120-night sleep trial and a 10-year warranty.

The Bottom Line.

With the Bloom Hybrid, Brooklyn Bedding has created a mattress that serves a range of body types, sleep positions, and sleep preferences. We’ve chosen this bed as our favorite pick for lightweight sleepers because the ‘Soft’ model is exceptionally soft, and the 3-inch layer of Talalay latex provides additional cushioning and comfort that’s sometimes hard for these sleepers to come by.

Recommended for:

  • Every type of sleeper (side, back, stomach, combination).The ‘Soft’ model is best for lightweight side sleepers, while stomach or back sleepers may prefer the firmer ‘Medium’ option.
  • Couples.The Bloom Hybrid absorbs motion much better than most hybrid mattresses, so the bed sleeps quieter as a result. However, it’s still bouncy enough to provide a great surface for sex.
  • Those who tend to sleep hot.The wool-blend cover wicks away moisture, while the latex comfort layer and pocketed coil core further neutralize the mattress temperature, resulting in a cool sleep experience.
  • Eco-friendly shoppers.The Bloom Hybrid is made from natural materials which give this mattress a longer lifespan and reduce its overall environmental impact.

Not Recommended for:

  • Those who want to be able to return their mattress quickly if they don’t love it.The 120-night sleep trial includes a mandatory 30-night break-in period.
  • Shoppers on a budget.As a hybrid model, the Bloom Hybrid carries a higher price tag than the average mattress.

Best for Average Weight Sleepers – Avocado Mattress

Highlights

  • Multiple firmness options (5.5, 6.5)
  • 365-night sleep trial
  • 20-year warranty
  • Durable, long-lasting design
  • Zoned coils provide strong edge support

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Best for Average Weight Sleepers Overview

The Avocado Green latex hybrid mattress has a zoned pocketed-coil design that uses lower-gauge (thicker) coils in the center and higher-gauge (thinner) coils around the perimeter. This allows the mattress to provide targeted support to heavier parts of the body, such as the shoulders, waist, or hips. It is also available in ‘Medium’ and ‘Medium Firm’ designs.

As a result, the mattress is ideally supportive for nearly any sleeper of average weight (those who weigh between 130 and 230 pounds), whether they prefer to sleep on their side, stomach, or back. Those who prefer a slightly softer feel can get it with the ‘Medium’ model, while those who need a bit more firmness can opt for the ‘Medium Firm’ version.

The Avocado Green is a standout for several other reasons too. It is constructed from aerated Dunlop latex and organic wool comfort layers, as well as an organic cotton cover; these materials are eco-friendly and they sleep exceptionally cool. The mattress also has a long lifespan, as is typically the case for hybrids with thick latex layers. Noise potential for the Avocado Green is lower than average, as well.

Avocado ships mattresses free of charge to customers in all 50 states; White Glove delivery and old mattress removal are available for additional fees. The Avocado Green Mattress is backed by a 365-night sleep trial and a 20-year warranty.

The Bottom Line.

The Avocado Green made their mattress available in the two most popular firmness ratings – a ‘Medium’ and ‘Medium Firm.’ These also happen to be the most supportive firmness options for average weight sleepers. And because they are so close in feel (only separated by about 1 point on a 1-to-10 firmness scale), average-weight sleepers can truly hone in on the precise firmness level they need.

Recommended for:

  • Every type of sleeper (side, back, stomach, combination).Side sleepers of average weight may find the ‘Medium’ model more comfortable, while stomach sleepers will likely prefer the ‘Medium Firm’ model. Back sleepers can choose their model based on whether they generally prefer softer or firmer mattresses.
  • Couples where either partner is of average weight or heavier.We’ve chosen the Avocado Green as our Best Latex Mattress for Average Weight sleepers, but it’s just as supportive for heavier individuals who weigh over 230 pounds, particularly with the ‘Medium Firm’ model.
  • Those who tend to sleep hot.The hybrid design of the Avocado Green allows for a cooler sleep experience, thanks to good airflow throughout the pocketed coil core, and breathable comfort layers of organic wool and latex.
  • Eco-friendly shoppers.The Avocado Green uses organic wool and latex in the comfort layers, and recycled steel coils in the support core. Avocado is also known as one of the most eco-conscious mattress brands.

Not Recommended for:

  • Couples where one partner is a lightweight side sleeper.Either firmness setting of the Avocado Green may feel too firm for those who weigh less than 130 pounds.
  • Chronic pain sufferers.While the Avocado Green offers some conforming, it only offers average pressure relief.

Best for Heavyweight Sleepers – PlushBeds Botanical Bliss Mattress

Highlights

  • Multiple firmness options (5.5, 7.5)
  • 100-night sleep trial
  • 25-year warranty
  • Good motion isolation and conforming
  • Longer-than-average lifespan

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Best for Heavyweight Sleepers Overview

The Botanical Bliss mattress from PlushBeds is a comfortable, eco-friendly option for heavyweight sleepers. This mattress is available in three thickness options – 9, 10, and 12 inches – to accommodate sleepers with different profile preferences and to provide more substantial support for heavier body types. The comfort layers are made of organic wool and three natural Dunlop latex layers. The cover is organic cotton, and the support core features organic Dunlop latex as well.

Two initial firmness options are available, ‘Medium’ (5.5) and ‘Firm’ (7.5). However, owners can adjust the firmness settings at any time by swapping the order of the three latex layers. Most heavier sleepers will enjoy optimal support from the ‘Firm’ model, although some side sleepers may enjoy the softer feel of the ‘Medium’ model.

In addition to the customizable design, the Botanical Bliss mattress has a longer-than-average lifespan. It also conforms closely and alleviates pressure points throughout the body. Additionally, the mattress isolates a good amount of motion transfer, produces no noise when bearing weight, and sleeps fairly cool compared to memory foam mattresses. This makes the mattress a good choice for couples and hot sleepers alike.

PlushBeds offers free delivery anywhere in the U.S. and a 100-night sleep trial. The Botanical Bliss mattress is backed by a 25-year warranty – one of the longest mattress warranties available.

The Bottom Line.

With the Botanical Bliss mattress, PlushBeds offers multiple options that cater to heavier sleepers. Either of the 10- or 12-inch profiles provide a thicker, more durable and supportive mattress for these sleepers, while the ‘Firm’ feel is ideal for anyone who weighs 230 pounds or more.

Recommended for:

  • Every type of sleeper (side, back, stomach, combination).The ‘Firm’ feel and use of Dunlop latex ensures heavier sleepers get the support they need, while the above-average conforming ability of the mattress provides a pressure-relieving, ultra comfortable sleep experience.
  • Couples.The Botanical Bliss is virtually silent when bearing weight, minimizing disruptions from a sleep partner moving during the night.
  • Back pain sufferers.The Botanical Bliss mattress uses Dunlop latex in each layer. This type of latex has a denser feel that provides heavier sleepers with better support, while still offering significant pressure and pain relief.
  • Those who like the close conforming of memory foam.The Botanical Bliss is unique for providing a highly conforming feel similar to a memory foam mattress, but on a much cooler sleep surface.

Not Recommended for:

  • Those looking for strong edge support.Like many all-latex beds, edge support with the Botanical Bliss is fair at best.
  • Those who want to be able to return their mattress quickly if they don’t love it.The 100-night sleep trial includes a mandatory 30-night break-in period.

Latex Mattress Buyer’s Guide

Below, we share everything sleepers need to consider when buying a latex mattress, along with our best tips for buying a new mattress.

Buyer’s Guide for Latex Mattresses

What You Need to Know about Sleeping on a Latex Mattress

Latex is considered one of the best materials for mattress construction due to its natural softness, breathability and resiliency. Latex is most commonly found in luxury mattresses with high price points, and may be used in both the comfort layer and support core. Natural latex may be rendered using either the Dunlop or Talalay manufacturing processes, although latex may also be made from synthetic latex foams.

Latex mattresses can be beneficial for a wide range of sleepers. Like memory foam, latex is a great choice for side sleepers because it will conform to your figure and support your body’s natural curves and contours. It also reduces motion transfer, which cuts down on nighttime disruptions for couples who share a bed. The uniformity of Talalay latex provides pain and pressure relief for sleepers with chronic back and shoulder pain, while the density and stability of Dunlop latex make it ideal for sleepers who weigh more than 230 pounds.

The Feel of Latex

The distinct feel of a latex mattress is one of the reasons why this material is so popular with consumers. Let’s look at a few key benefits of all-latex and latex-hybrid mattresses.

  • Conforming:Latex will conform to your figure to help align the spine and alleviate pressure points throughout the body. Although a latex mattress won’t conform to a sleeper’s figure as much as a memory foam mattress, the natural shape recovery of latex ensures that you won’t make permanent indentations in the top surface.
  • Adjusting:Latex adjusts to a sleeper’s curves, rather than sinking beneath their weight like memory foam. As a result, latex is considered a good option for side and back sleepers with chronic back and shoulder pain.
  • Point elasticity and motion isolation:A unique property of latex is its point elasticity, which means that the latex is very elastic and capable of isolating motion transfer without disrupting other areas of the mattress. The softer the mattress, the higher the point elasticity level.
  • No noise:Latex mattresses are virtually silent when bearing weight. This makes for a quieter sleep surface suitable to those who are light sleepers, or share their bed with a partner or pet.
  • High durability and longer lifespans:Organic and natural latex mattresses typically last for eight years, which is two years longer than the average mattress lifespan. Blended and synthetic latex mattresses tend to last for up to six years.

Latex Mattress Reviews

For decades, latex was viewed as only a luxury mattress option, out of reach for most customers. In recent years, though, latex has become more affordable thanks to the increasing availability of online mattress retailers, and now, latex mattresses offer excellent performance and value while remaining within the budget of most mattress shoppers.

The majority of the latex used in today’s mattresses is high-quality, naturally sourced from rubber trees and produced using the Dunlop or Talalay manufacturing process. All-latex beds are made using only latex while latex hybrids employ other materials, such as foams or innerspring coils, as well.

Latex has a unique feel that blends contouring, resilience, and comfort. Latex mattresses are available in a compelling mix of designs and firmness options. Key selling points include their temperature regulation, natural bounciness, and conforming ability that offers relief from back and shoulder pain. They are also denser, heavier mattresses that can provide stability and above-average support for sleepers with a higher body weight.

As new latex beds have come on the market, customers have more choices than ever. In this guide, we’ll identify our top picks for the best latex mattresses. We’ll also review the essential background about latex beds to help you be a smart and savvy mattress shopper.

What Are the Best Latex Mattresses?

As the number of latex mattresses available has expanded, it has become easier for customers to become overwhelmed when trying to choose between them. Sorting through all the details and reviews can be a tedious process, so we’ve done the hard work for you and outlined our top 5 choices — which are not in a ranked order — in the table below.

ManufacturerModelLatex TypeFirmnessPrice (Queen)
AwaraLatex HybridMedium Firm (6)$1,199BirchTalalayMedium Firm (6.5)$1,499PlushBeds Botanical BlissDunlop2 Choices: Medium (5-6), Firm (7-8)$2,699Latex for Less7″: Dunlop only, 9″: Dunlop & TalalayTwo-Sided: Medium (5), Firm (7.5)$1,449Bloom HybridTalalayMedium Firm (6.5)$1,799ZenhavenTalalayReversible: Luxury Plush (4-5) / Gentle Firm (7-8)$1,899

Awara

Why we like it:

  • Extra-breathable and cozy natural wool in the comfort system
  • Talalay latex provides softness and bounce
  • Wool, cotton, and latex meet high standards for eco-conscious production
  • 1% of sales donated to an environmental cause

Beds made with organic latex are a sustainable option for eco-conscious shoppers, and many of these mattresses also offer exceptional durability. The Awara is an excellent example. Constructed with a 4-inch comfort layer of organic Dunlop latex, the hybrid mattress provides long-lasting support without sagging or sinkage along the edges.

The pocketed coils are also zoned to provide varying levels of support to different areas of the sleeper’s body, resulting in fewer aches and pains. The Awara has a medium-firm (6) feel, making it ideal for back and stomach sleepers who weigh between 130 and 230 pounds, as well as heavier side sleepers. A breathable cover made from organic cotton and natural wool helps keep the surface cool, while steady airflow through the coil layer ensures consistent temperature neutrality.

The Awara’s price-point is very reasonable compared to other latex hybrids and the company offers free shipping to all 50 states. Additionally, the mattress is backed by a 365-night sleep trial and a lifetime warranty, both of which are longer than average.

Birch

Why we like it:

  • Made from certified-organic latex
  • Breathable cover and good temperature neutrality
  • Reasonably priced
  • 365-night trial and lifetime warranty

The Birch mattress, a new offering from Helix, is a hybrid that employs Talalay latex in its comfort layer to create an ideal sleep surface for a restful night.

The comfort system in the Birch mattress is made up of two materials. The topmost is a layer of New Zealand wool that is produced according to the eco-conscious standards of the PGC Wrightson Wool Integrity Program. Underneath the wool is a layer of Talalay latex that is certified by the Rainforest Alliance for sustainable production.

The latex layer provides a moderate level of conforming for pressure relief, and the wool contributes additional softness and comfort. Moving on the mattress is easy with the significant bounce of the latex. A Medium Firm feel of around 6.5 on the firmness scale makes the Birch a good fit for most sleepers regardless of sleeping position.

The support core is a thick layer of individually-wrapped innerspring coils. This layer provides additional bounce as well as responsiveness to the weight of the body. A thin bottom layer of wool helps stabilize the mattress and reduce any noise from the movement of the coils.

This mattress stays cool thanks to the breathability of the organic cotton cover, the naturally-moisture wicking wool, latex’s resistance to heat buildup, and the air that moves easily through the innerspring coils.

The Birch mattress comes with a 100-night sleep trial with a 30-day break-in period, and a 25-year limited warranty covers any mattress defects. As an added bonus for eco-friendly customers, Birch donates 1% of all sales to the National Forest Foundation, an organization working to plant 50 million trees in U.S. National Forests by 2030.

PlushBeds Botanical Bliss

Why we like it:

  • All organic and sustainable materials
  • Stable, supportive layers of Dunlop latex
  • Multiple choices for mattress height and firmness level
  • Notable conforming for relieving pressure points

The PlushBeds Botanical Bliss mattress sets a high bar when it comes to sustainable production and eco-conscious materials. All of the materials — cotton, wool, and latex — are certified organic according to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) or Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS). The mattress boasts a huge range of other certifications including USDA Organic, Greenguard Gold, eco-Institute Certified, and more.

But it’s not just the environmental aspect that make the Botanic Bliss a top pick for the best latex mattress. The design of the mattress itself is excellent, offering customers a high level of performance in all of the six available models. PlushBeds offers this mattress in a 9”, 10”, and 12” model, each of which can be Medium (5-6 on the firmness scale) or Firm (7-8).

All of these mattresses utilize multiple layers of Dunlop latex produced at the ARPICO organic rubber plantation in Sri Lanka. This latex has mild contouring and above-average bounce, giving it a perfect mix of resilience and responsiveness.

The number of layers and their thickness varies depending on the height selected. In each case, the layers, which have different firmness feels, can be rearranged within the mattress to modify the overall firmness feel. A cover of organic cotton and wool surrounds the interior latex layers.

The Botanical Bliss has a higher price tag than many other latex mattresses being sold today, but this reflects the company’s unwavering commitment to sourcing truly organic materials. A 100-night sleep trial allows you to return the mattress for a full refund — after a 30-night break-in period — if you are not satisfied.

Latex for Less

Why we like it:

  • Flippable design with two firmness options in every mattress
  • Natural, single-origin latex layers
  • Two options for mattress height
  • Extended 120-night sleep trial

Latex for Less offers an affordable, well-designed latex mattress that is flippable and features a different firmness on each side. One side is Medium Firm (5 on the firmness scale) while the other side is Firm (7.5). This mattress employs the pressure-relieving properties of latex that customers in virtually any sleeping position can appreciate.

Customers can choose from a 7” or 9” height mattress height. There are minor differences in the construction of these two models. The 7” model has a 6” support core of Dunlop latex with half an inch of wool on either side. The 9” model has the same 6” layer of Dunlop latex but adds a 2” layer of Talalay latex, and again, these are nestled between thin layers of wool.

Adding the Talalay latex gives the 9” model a slightly bouncier and lighter feel on one side than the 7”, but both models provide the reversible firmness option. Both also have an organic cotton cover that works with the wool to assure breathability and excellent temperature regulation.

The latex in these mattresses is all-natural and made according to exacting standards. It contributes significant bounce that makes it easy to move on the bed, but at the same time, it cushions pressure points and keeps motion transfer to a minimum.

Bloom by Brooklyn Bedding

Why we like it:

  • Flippable design with two firmness options in every mattress
  • Natural, single-origin latex layers
  • Two options for mattress height
  • Extended 120-night sleep trial

The Bloom latex hybrid from Brooklyn Bedding is a top pick due in part to its wide firmness selection. Customers can choose from soft (3.5), medium (5.5), or firm (7.5) settings. Most sleepers should find a setting that feels comfortable and supportive regardless of their body weight or preferred sleep position. All versions of the Bloom contain a thick pocketed coil support core reinforced with high-density foam for excellent surface and edge support.

The comfort layer is constructed from Talalay latex, which usually provides closer conforming than Dunlop latex. A cover made of organic cotton and natural Joma wool ensures a cool, comfortable surface. These materials also wick away moisture from the sleeper’s body for added temperature regulation. Compared to other hybrids, the Bloom isolates motion transfer very well and does not make much noise. These characteristics make the bed suitable for couples.

The Bloom is fairly affordable for a latex hybrid. Brooklyn Bedding also offers free shipping anywhere in the contiguous U.S., as well as affordable rates for customers in Alaska and Hawaii. The mattress comes with a 120-night sleep trial and a 10-year warranty.

Zenhaven by Saatva

Why we like it:

  • Reversible design with different firmness levels on each side
  • High level of support and pressure relief
  • Top-quality Talalay latex
  • Free white-glove delivery and old mattress removal

The Zenhaven mattress easily makes our list of the best latex mattresses available online. It is an all-latex mattress made with thick layers of Talalay latex and attention-to-detail in the manufacturing process.

What makes this mattress unique, though, is its reversible design. On each side of a 6” thick latex support core (composed of two separate 3” layers) are comfort layers with different firmness feels. Each of these comfort layers is 1.5” thick. On one side, the feel is Luxury Plush (4-5 on the typical firmness scale), and the other side has a Gentle Firm feel (7-8). To change the comfort level of your mattress, all you have to do is flip the mattress over.

In addition to offering adjustable firmness, the Zenhaven scores well when it comes to support. The latex has enough responsiveness to contour to the body and relieve pressure points. At the same time, especially with the use of Talalay latex throughout, the Zenhaven has plenty of bounce to facilitate easy movement on the mattress and to prevent you from feeling stuck in the bed.

The Zenhaven is made by Saatva, which has a great reputation as a company. They offer free white-glove delivery that includes setup of the Zenhaven and haul-away of your old mattress. Though it costs nearly $2,000 for a Queen mattress, the Zenhaven’s strong track record of customer satisfaction demonstrates that its innovative design and quality materials are worth the investment.

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What Are the Types of Latex Mattresses?

The term latex mattress is used broadly to describe a whole category of mattresses. Not surprisingly, then, not all latex beds have the same materials or construction. This section introduces the most important differences among the types of latex mattresses.

All-Latex and Latex Hybrids

Some latex mattresses have an internal construction that is entirely latex. These may be called all-latex or true-latex mattresses. In these mattresses, the latex is usually arranged in layers, and those layers may utilize different types of latex or latex with varying properties of firmness. Even an all-latex mattress isn’t 100% latex, though, as other materials, like cotton or wool, are frequently used in the cover.

A latex hybrid features latex as a central part of the mattress, but it isn’t the only material used. In most cases, a thick latex layer forms the comfort system that goes on top of a support core of innerspring coils.

Of course, other types of mattresses can use latex, but that doesn’t mean they are latex mattresses. For example, a memory foam bed might have a thin latex layer nestled in among the foams. Because the latex is not the central element in that mattress, it would not be considered either an all-latex or latex hybrid mattress.

What Are the Types of Latex?

Within the category of latex mattresses, some types can be distinguished based on the type of latex that is used. Latex mattresses may contain natural latex, synthetic latex, or blended latex, which is a mix of the two.

Natural Latex

Also called NR latex or pure latex, this material is derived from the sap of rubber trees. Trees produce this sap naturally, and removing the sap for latex does not harm the tree. Once the sap is removed, it can be processed into different types of latex rubber products.

Even natural latex is not 100% composed of sap. The conversion of sap into usable products requires adding a very small amount of additives to permit proper curing of the rubber. These additives are generally regarded as safe and are used only in small quantities, composing less than 5% of the final product. This means that 95% or more of the latex rubber is directly from the tree sap.

Organic Latex

All organic latex is natural latex, meaning that it is derived from the sap of trees. But not all natural latex is organic. The organic label goes beyond just being made from sap; it indicates that the way that the trees are cared for and that the rubber is made reflect principles of organic production.

For example, organic standards frequently require that no pesticides be used, that systems be in place for managing waste streams, and that systems are in place for transparency and verification of the production processes. Some organic standards also require provisions for protecting the rights and well-being of workers.

An organic certification indicates that the latex has been made according to the standards required by that specific certifying agency. As a result, not all certifications are created equal. One certification for latex that is well-regarded is the Control Union’s Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS). GOLS includes criteria for sustainability in the cultivation and processing of sap as well as for the proper treatment of workers in this production process.

Dunlop and Talalay Latex

Natural latex for a mattress can be formed in two ways: the Dunlop process and the Talalay process. For this reason, you will frequently see latex in mattresses labeled as either “Dunlop” or “Talalay.” Both processes can make a high-quality natural latex product, but there are some notable differences in the characteristics of these materials. In the Dunlop process, manufacturers whip the sap into a froth, pour it into a mold, and then steam-bake it so that it holds its shape. During this process, some natural sediment accumulates at the bottom of the mold, resulting in a slightly denser, heavier mattress, especially on one side. Dunlop latex is often firmer and is well-regarded for its durability.
In the Talalay process, the sap is still whipped and put in a mold, but then the mold is vacuum-sealed and frozen. This stabilizes the components of the mold and prevents sediment collection. After being frozen, the mold is baked to finalize the process. Talalay latex has a more homogenous feel that tends to be lighter and slightly softer.

While the difference between Dunlop and Talalay latex is important to be aware of, remember that both processes use naturally derived sap that gives the material its fundamental properties. As a result, you’ll find moderate contouring and considerable elasticity in both types of natural latex.

Synthetic Latex

Synthetic latex, also known as Styrene-Butadiene Rubber (SBR) or SBR latex, is derived from petroleum-based chemicals. It has been chemically engineered to have a feel that is similar to natural latex, but its production does not require the harvesting of sap.

Historically, synthetic latex has been a cheaper product because of this ability to produce it without managing farms of sap-producing trees. However, because it is made with petrochemicals, its price can fluctuate significantly based on the global price of oil.

While synthetic latex is common in many types of consumer products, it is less frequently employed in mattresses. For bedding, there is a strong customer preference for natural latex, and as a result, most of the most popular latex brands are made without any synthetic latex. Very low-cost latex mattresses may use synthetic latex, but these tend to offer worse performance and durability relative to natural latex beds.

Blended Latex

As the name implies, blended latex is made with a mixture of natural latex and synthetic latex. The ratio of natural to synthetic can vary depending on the formulation needed for any specific product.

Understanding Latex Labels

To review, here’s a breakdown of what you might see on a latex label and what it means.

Type of latexPercentage of natural latexMattress components
Natural latex (all-latex, pure latex)95% or more natural latexNatural latex foam from rubber trees with small amount of additives for curing
Organic latex95% or more natural latexNatural latex that has been certified to meet standards of organic production, including in small percentage of additives
Blended latex (latex hybrid)VariesMostly synthetic latex mixed with some natural latex; exact ratio may or may not be listed
Synthetic latex (SBR latex)0% natural latexAll synthetic latex foams

What Are the Components of a Latex Bed?

Like most mattresses, a latex bed is composed of multiple layers, and those layers allow us to determine its type. Each layer serves as part of a specific element in the mattress construction.

The Support Core

The support core is the thickest part of a mattress. It provides a base level of stability and the bulk of the height of a mattress. Because it makes up a sizable percentage of the total mattress, it also plays a role in the performance of the mattress with regard to support and bounce.

In an all-latex mattress, the support core is made with one or more thick latex layers. Because of its density, Dunlop latex is used more frequently for a support core, but Talalay latex can function extremely well in this role as well. A latex support core is sturdy and durable, helping all-latex mattresses hold up well to nightly use over the long term. At the same time, the latex offers enough responsiveness to keep the mattress from feeling overly rigid.

The Comfort System

The comfort system is placed above the support core and is the part of the mattress designed to be most immediately felt by the sleeper. The contouring, bounce, and firmness of a mattress are directly influenced by the comfort system. In some beds, the comfort system is just one layer; in others, it is made up of multiple layers working together.

In both all-latex mattresses and latex hybrids, the comfort layer prominently features this material. Both Dunlop and Talalay latex can offer impressive performance in the comfort system with Talalay offering a slightly softer and bouncier feel in general.

Latex comfort layers provide multiple features that customers love. They have enough conforming to cushion pressure points, but their resilience means that there’s little risk of feeling stuck in the mattress. The bounce makes it easy to change sleeping positions or to engage in intimate activity on the bed. At the same time, the bounce isn’t so extensive as to cause problems with motion isolation. Latex does not retain significant heat, plus many latex comfort layers are aerated with small holes to let cooling airflow pass through.

The Transition Layer

Not all beds have a transition layer. Some mattresses, though, especially latex hybrids, may have a layer that sits between the support core and comfort system. Usually, this layer is denser than the comfort system but not as dense as the support core. It may be used to give a bit of extra cushioning and to make sure that sleepers don’t “bottom out” through the comfort system and put excess pressure on the support core.

The Cover

The last component of a latex mattress is the cover. A cover goes around the mattress, although it may be made of a different material on the top than on the sides and bottom. Cotton and polyester are both frequently used in mattress covers. Wool, which is soft and breathable, is often quilted with cotton to create a thicker cover with more cushioning built into it.

What Does It Feel Like to Sleep on a Latex Mattress?

Latex beds offer a unique feel that has made them a favorite among many sleepers. Thanks to their rubber content, they’re naturally elastic, so they’re excellent at accommodating pressure points while keeping a bouncy feel. The stability and moderate conforming make latex excellent at providing relief to people who struggle with back or hip pain.

In many ways, latex mattresses offer a perfect middle ground between innerspring and memory foam beds. They contour to the sleeper’s body like a memory foam mattress but without making them feel trapped or stuck. In addition, like an innerspring, they resist overheating and are bouncy enough to facilitate sex.

ILD and Density

Of course, not every latex mattress has the same feel. The latex can be produced and layered in order to provide a softer or firmer sleeping surface.

A term that you may come across that can affect the feel of a latex mattress is ILD, which stands for Indentation Load Deflection. ILD measures how much force must be applied to a material to cause it to compress a specific amount. ILD in latex materials usually ranges from 15 to 45, and the higher the ILD rating, the firmer the latex.

Keep in mind, though, that the ILD number alone doesn’t tell the whole story. ILD is affected by how thick the latex is, and it doesn’t communicate anything about the material’s responsiveness. In addition, the feel of a mattress is created by all of its layers, so looking at the ILD of just one layer can be misleading about the performance of the mattress as a whole.

Another term that is sometimes used to describe latex mattresses is density. In latex mattresses, this density usually ranges from 60 to 95 kilograms per cubic meter (kg/m3). Sometimes it is represented by the letter D followed by a number, like D75. A denser latex will usually be firmer and may be more durable as well.

What Are the Pros and Cons of Latex Mattresses?

Latex beds offer many advantages, but, like anything, they also come with their downsides. Review the list of pros and cons below to determine whether a latex mattress is right for you based on your sleep needs.

Latex mattresses are great. A Vita Talalay is unsurpassed.

Vita Talalay Latex Mattress:The Natural Element inside the best mattresses

Vita Talalay Latex brings many health benefits. The more of the natural material in your mattress, the more support your body will receive. This also means that pressure points will have more relief, allowing you to always wake up refreshed.

What is a Talalay?

All that matters, is the inside of your mattress: that is the secret to a healthy sleep. This is why we produce the highest quality natural latex foam. Present inside the best mattresses worldwide. To provide you with an optimal sleeping experience.

To bring nature closer to you we harvest the best natural latex from the rubber trees. Those rubber trees not only give their white gold for more than 25 years. Those trees also uptake an enormous amount of carbon dioxide from the air. It allows you to enjoy a healthy sleep and be environmental conscious at the same time.

A Vita Talalay latex mattress is the result of more than half a century producing Talalay latex foam. Our method, creates the inside of a perfect natural latex mattress: Vita Talalay.

Why a Mattress with Vita Talalay?

Ventilation

A mattress with Vita Talalay latex, offers you a range of health benefits. Its open cell structure allows optimal ventilation for your body. The breathability helps you to feel warm during winter and cool in the summer.

Soft & Supportive

A mattress with Vita Talalay is ideal for your back, it creates the perfect alignment for your spine. Its softness relieves your body’s pressure points and it gives support for your body.

No matter how you sleep, our latex mattress is suitable for back, stomach and side sleepers.

That is why we do are not used to say “Sleep well”, but instead say “Sleep healthy”!

Bounciness

Our latex makes you feel as if you were sleeping on a cloud. Its bounciness allows you to move around, creating a weightless sensation. The free movement of your body on a Vita Talalay, will enhance your sleeping experience. It will be hard to resist every single night!

Dust Mite Resistant

Every mattress with Vita Talalay is dust mite resistant by nature. It is perfect against asthma and dust mite allergy. Its natural resistance to dust mites will give you the restorative night’s sleep you need.

Unique

Our natural mattress is the best for your healthy sleep! We don’t compromise.

Certifications

Vita Talalay strives to offer 100% natural latex that is certified by several institutions. Our latex layer is eco friendly and certified to guarantee a high quality material that offers a comfortable sleep in any sleep positions.

Latex is a great material for mattresses. The sap is extracted with care and expertise from the rubber tree (Hevea Brasiliensis). A mattress with latex inside, is definitely the healthiest choice. It is natural, opposed to many non-latex mattresses. The latter contain petroleum based foams, may release toxic chemicals as they age. Talalay latex is cooling, whereas non-latex mattresses have to add chemical ingredients to try to keep cool.

Talalay refers to the name Joseph Talalay, who invented the Talalay production process.

The latex mixture is filled with air and injected in a mould. The latex is than expanded through a vacuum before being flash frozen at -30°C (-(22°F). This process enables the round, opekeeps to keep their shape. Then we bake the mattress or “vulcanised” at 115°C (235°F). Finally we wash the mattresses, dried and then tested for quality control.

Vita Talalay Natural LatexMemory Foam MattressDunlop Latex
Pure Natural, derived from the rubber tree.Synthetic: derived from oil.Natural or mix of natural and synthetic.
Supportive. Optimal spinal alignment and pressure point relief.Little support, you sink in.Supportive. Considered sometimes as too firm / not cushioning.
Feels like sleeping on air. Buoyant. Soft yet supportive.Moulding, sinking. Quick sand. Hammock.Firm. Not soft.
Highly breathable because of open cells. Optimal ventilation.Minimal to no ventilation, creating a hot sleep and bacteria niche.Less air circulation and ventilation.
Easy to turn, free movement, without partner disturbance.You feel stuck. Turning requires energy for you.Easy to turn without partner disturbance.
You feel hugged. It embraces you. High pressure relief.Good pressure relief.Firmness can create pressure points.
Consistent feel. Keeps you warm during winter and cold during summer.Hard when cold, too soft when warm.Consistent feel.
Hypoallergenic. Dust mite resistant. Naturally antibacterial.Too dense for anti-allergy properties.Denser, warmer, more humid, better environment for dust mites.
Light latex smell, No harmful off-gassing. Free of toxic chemicals.Partly off-gassing doubtful materials. Very strong chemical smell, especially when new.Depending on the recipe. General no harmful off gassing.
Highly durable, round cells always bounce back into its original shape.In practice it becomes excessively soft or sag also due to warmth and humidity.Because of high density durable. No round cells.

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Vita Talalay latex topper is The cherry that tops your sleeping experience

Vita TalalayLatex Pillow

Sleep on a Vita Talalay pillow, it is the supportive cloud for your head

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The 9 Best Latex Beds You Can Buy – 2020 Reviews & Ratings

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I mean your mattress! What did you think I meant?

As you have started to think about this and shop around, you might have seen some great mattress options out there (like our list of best mattresses for 2020). But you’re interested infinding the best latex mattresson the market.When it comes to durability, you really will have a hard time beating one. But you might have questions when it comes to replacing one of the most vital components of your old bed. Not to worry!

You might even be wondering if a material such as latex is a smart choice for you. So consider your answers to these inquiries. Remember – there are no right or wrong answers here:

  • Do you have pressure points that cause you pain?
  • Do you end up feeling hot when you are sleeping on other kinds of surfaces?
  • Are you looking for a product you can customize?
  • Do you have a sleeping partner?
  • Are you in the market for a green, eco-friendly solution?

If any of your answers to these questions are yes, then a mattress composed of latex could represent an ideal solution. Of course, making a change can be concerning. After all, we are talking about where you sleep! You are going to spend approximately one third of your entire lifetime in bed. Why not make sure that time is as comfortable as possible? In addition, considering the durability issue, wouldn’t it be great to not have to worry about replacing any part of your bed for a long time?

When we talk about latex foam benefits, we have to talk about the material’s resistance to mold, mildew, and dust mites. If you are a dust mite allergy sufferer, then keeping their population down is key. Do not give them a safe haven! Instead, foam made out of this material sends them packing.

Keeping the allergens out is going to help you have a more restful sleep as your airways are going to stay clearer. And – bonus! – It will also help anyone else in your bed have a more restful sleep.

You sneezing or coughing in the middle of the night will not wake them up if you can find a product that ends your coughing or sneezing. And that is going to be a lot more comfortable for everyone.

Or are you always hot at night? Whether that is due to hot flashes, or you are just plain warm at night, a latex-style foam can keep you a lot cooler.

And consider the issue of support. If you have joint pain, such as from arthritis, or maybe a bad back or knees, the last thing you want is for your bed to sink in too much. You need for it to hold you up.

However, at the same time, you do not want to be sleeping on a board. Here is where this material can really shine, as it does double duty. It can support and cradle your form while, at the same time, it will give and shape to your body. Say goodbye to nights where stiff joints are bent like a pretzel as you struggle to get comfortable.

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Our Top 9 Latex Mattress Reviews

We took a look at nine top rated latex mattresses and compared them so you won’t have to. And without further ado, here are the results of our investigations.

Awara – Exceptional Value

Highlights:

  • Rainforest Alliance Certified
  • ClimatePartner Partnership
  • 365-Day Trial
  • Lifetime Warranty

Latex mattresses have a reputation for being the most comfortable and supportive for all sleeping positions. As a hybrid, Awara combines the contouring properties of natural latex with individually-wrapped coils for maximum support. Coils have the added benefit of breathability and minimizing motion transfer.

Why is it special?Awara is crafted using natural materials that are better for your body and for the planet. From the breathable, moisture-wicking EuroTop featuring wool and cotton to the sustainably sourced latex core, every layer is built using more natural materials without sacrificing support.

Eco-friendly Dunlop latex contours to the body, which should keep the spine properly aligned and minimize pressure in key areas. Individually wrapped coil springs are designed to adjust to your body’s curves for head-to-toe support.

Awara is all about sustainable luxury at an affordable price. They offer a 365-night trial so you can test out this bed and experience the difference that sleeping on latex brings.

Avocado – Organic Materials

Highlights:

  • OEKO-TEX® Certified
  • GREENGUARD Gold Certified
  • Made Safe
  • 365-Day Trial
  • 25-Year Warranty
  • Made in the USA

Avocado is a brand that fulfills its environmentally-conscious vision of affordable, organic luxury one mattress at a time. Their bed is a hybrid design backed by many eco-friendly certifications that includes a high level of natural materials and upcycled coils.

What stands out?Avocado’s eco-friendly design uses mostly natural, organic, and upcycled materials, including natural Dunlop latex, 100% GOTS organic wool, and certified organic cotton. Sleepers steer clear from polyester, polyurethane foams or toxic fire retardants with these naturally sourced materials.

When ordering the Avocado, you can choose to add a pillow top layer to the standard version. Those who like a slightly firmer feel (such as stomach and some back sleepers) may enjoy the standard version, while those who want more of a medium to medium-firm feel can select the pillow top, which has two additional inches of Dunlop latex.

Experience luxury and comfort with a bed that is good for you and the earth.

Cedar Natural Luxe – Premium Build

Highlights:

  • Certified Organic Cotton
  • Certified Organic Latex
  • GREENGUARD Gold Certified
  • 365-Day Trial
  • 25-Year Warranty
  • Made in the USA

Cedar Mattress by Brentwood Home is a hybrid created with natural Dunlop latex, innersprings, and materials such as coconut husks, organic cotton, and two different types of wool. It has a high level of natural materials and a supportive coil unit that is zoned for additional edge and lumbar support.

An exciting feature of the Cedar is the grooved quality in the second layer of Dunlop, which is zoned for additional pressure relief and has the benefit of increased airflow. Unlike latex beds that can feel too firm, the construction of the Dunlop, along with the cotton and wool on top, creates a comfortable medium level of firmness. This particularly excellent news for side sleepers who want a more natural option but tend to think that latex sleeps too firm.

What are its best features?The latest design by Brentwood Home is all about eco-friendly luxury. This bed incorporates the benefits of support, pressure relief, strong edges, and the bounce of a hybrid. From the premium materials to hand-tufting and the plush Euro pillow-top, this luxury mattress has so many amazing features to love.

Birch – Pressure Relief

Highlights:

  • GREENGUARD Gold Certified
  • OEKO-TEX® Certified
  • Rainforest Alliance Certified
  • 100-Day Trial
  • 25-Year Warranty
  • Made in the USA

Birch is a natural mattress by Helix, a brand that is all about customization for personalized comfort and support. This is their latest offering, designed to provide a natural sleeping experience for eco-conscious individuals. Thankfully, their attention to design based on sleeper’s needs still remains true with features like ergonomic pressure relief.

Why do we love this mattress?Birch is a hybrid design combining organic cotton, wool, natural latex, and steel coils for all-natural comfort and support. 100% natural Talalay latex is highly responsive, contouring to your body’s curves and providing relief on pressure points. Individually wrapped steel coils are designed to cradle the body for extra support and motion stabilization.

Birch features six layers of premium materials that are eco-friendly and have many certifications. Half of these layers contain natural wool, which can help with temperature regulation, moisture-wicking, and act as a chemical-free flame retardant to keep you safe.

WinkBeds EcoCloud – Affordable Luxury

Highlights:

  • OEKO-TEX® Certified
  • 120-Day Trial
  • “Any Reason” Guarantee
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Made in the USA

EcoCloud by WinkBeds is a hybrid mattress that is handcrafted to order in the USA using high quality, innovative, and eco-friendly materials. WinkBed offers a lifetime guarantee which reflects their dedication to quality craftsmanship and a durable design.

EcoCloud features naturally-derived materials that are free from synthetic foams, fillers, fibers, glues, or dyes. The 3-in-1 comfort technology combines curve-conforming Talalay latex for pressure relief with a pocketed coil support base for your back and joints. Soft New Zealand wool should have you sleeping cool and dry thanks to its moisture-wicking properties.

Why did it make the list?WinkBed is an online-only company that uses American sourced materials and is manufactured in the USA. They’ve removed the “middlemen” and offer their high-quality beds directly to consumers via their virtual showroom. This keeps costs low so they can offer a luxurious bed at an affordable price.

Zenhaven – Flippable

Highlights:

  • Dual-Sided
  • Certified Organic Cotton
  • OEKO-TEX® Certified
  • 120-Day Trial
  • 20-Year Warranty
  • Made in the USA

Zenhaven has four distinct layers of high-quality Talalay in this all-latex bed. Naturally resistant to body heat, dust mites, and mold, and with many raving consumer reports, it has a lot to offer. Within the bed, there are five zones with pinholes of different sizes and densities to provide great lumbar support and pressure relief.

Crafted almost completely from natural materials, including an organic wool flame-retardant barrier, and an organic cotton cover, the design is impressively eco-friendly. It feels luxurious and works well for people who value hypoallergenic and natural materials.

What makes it unique?The Zenhaven is a double-sided mattress with Luxury Plush and Gentle Firm options, so you can test two firmness levels during their generous 120-day trial period to see if a soft feel or a firmer feel is more comfortable.

While most buyers prefer the Luxury Plush side, those who need extra support (like stomach sleepers) might enjoy the Gentle Firm side more. It comes with White Glove Delivery service, where a team will install the Zenhaven and remove your old bed for free.

Plushbeds Botanical Bliss – Customization

Highlights:

  • Certified Organic Cotton, Latex, and Wool
  • CertiPUR-US® Certified
  • OEKO-TEX® Certified
  • GREENGUARD Gold Certified
  • 100-Day Trial
  • 25-Year Warranty

Botanical Bliss stands apart in the industry. Made with organic ARPICO latex from the sap of rubber trees, it gently cradles sleepers while providing quick responsiveness and bounce.

Allergy sufferers and people who worry about chemicals are likely to find a solution with this product. Because of its natural and organic materials, there shouldn’t be any smell after unboxing, dangerous chemicals, or harmful glues to worry about.

Botanical Bliss has certified organic materials – such as its cotton cover– as well as an organic New Zealand wool fire barrier. Very few mattresses claim this level of natural and organic materials, and their quality makes the bed well worth its price for many.

Why is it special?Botanical Bliss can be ordered in one of three firmness levels (Soft, Medium, and Medium-Firm) in heights of 9, 10, and 12 inches. If you find you want to adjust the firmness, the company will send you a replacement piece of Talalay per their free in-home comfort exchange offer during the trial period.

Nest Bedding Hybrid Latex – Classic Feel

Highlights:

  • CertiPUR-US® Certified
  • GREENGUARD Gold Certified
  • 100-Night Trial
  • Lifetime Comfort Guarantee
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Made in the USA

This hybrid by Nest Bedding combines latex and coils for a classic feel with added durability. It comes in Plush, Medium and Firm options, which you can change easily by unzipping the cover and replacing the top layer if you need a softer or firmer feel.

Latex is known for its temperature regulation capabilities, especially when aerated like this Nest Bedding model. Combined with the pocketed coil layer that has air throughout it, this bed should sleep very cool. The coils and latex are both quick-responding materials for easy positioning.

Nest Bedding offers split comfort options, so you can have two different firmness levels side-by-side tailored to each person’s preferences and sleeping positions.

Why is it special?This bed is a great value with the benefits of a latex and coil hybrid design, such as increased airflow, bounce, and great edge support. You get the plush comfort of latex foam paired with the classic feel of coils. We love its adjustable comfort capabilities and handles that make it simple to move, too!

Check out the Nest Hybrid review if you’re looking for more details.

Elements Aspen 10” – Budget Choice

Highlights:

  • CertiPUR-US® Certified
  • OEKO-TEX® Certified
  • 120-Night Trial
  • 10-Year Warranty
  • Made in the USA

As the least expensive model on this list, Aspen (previously known as Ultimate Dreams Latex) provides great value with features that are both impressive at its price point and unique to this list. It utilizes high-quality Talalay over a convoluted dense foam base that is designed to increase airflow and keep sleepers cool.

Its cover is made from bamboo fibers that are 100% biodegradable, which the brand claims have a softer feel than cotton and over four times more moisture-wicking capabilities. It is quilted with a reflex foam for added comfort.

Why is it special?It is an amazing budget pick that uses quality materials in its construction, all supplied by a trusted brand.

The company behind Aspen owns its own factory, which enables them to cut out middlemen and pass significant savings to its customers. They use high-end materials and create solid products while keeping costs low for everyone.

What is a Foam Rubber Mattress?

Latex beds, at their core, are made from a rubberized material that has been whipped into a foam. This material has then been molded and cured (nearly always with pincore holes) in sheets that can be stacked on top of similar materials or integrated with others.

It is extremely versatile, serving a variety of functions from cooling to contouring. It is often hailed as a top material type due to the problems it solves for sleepers who have used other materials in the past. Keep reading to find out even more regarding the differences in organic, natural, synthetic, and blended types.

Natural vs. Synthetic vs. Blend

Latex dates back as far as the fourth century BC. But of course, that is the true article, the real deal. Synthetic rubber, in contrast, dates back to the early part of the last century.

The demand for synthetics can be traced in a direct line to the rise of the automobile. With a sudden skyrocketing increase in demand, natural sources could not keep up. The Bayer laboratory (the same people who worked on aspirin) succeeded in the polymerization of isoprene in 1909.

When you are considering a high rated latex mattress, you might be thinking about the differences between synthetic and natural, or whether you should split the difference and go with a blend. When we talk about latex, it is going to either be all-natural rubber, or a synthetic, or a mashup of those two types. When it comes to natural rubber, it is harvested by a method that is a lot like tapping and extracting sap for maple syrup.

Synthetic rubber is, of course, a man-made creation. And as you might expect, a blend is just these two types put together.

The most significant upside to synthetics is the price. However, they can have a rather strong rubbery smell, particularly in the first few days, so keep that in mind.

On the other hand, natural materials should not have that problem. In addition, an organic commodity is, by definition, a greener and more ecologically friendly solution. However, the price differential is a rather significant one.

For a natural product, you are looking at a price point difference which could easily be close to twice that for a man-made item.


However, as with other commodities which are purchased and are intended to last for a meaningful amount of time, a natural polymer is going to stand you in good stead for many years to come. An organic solution is also sometimes preferable when it comes to the possibility of customization.

During manufacturing, you can specify the firmness level in many cases, even for each side, therefore, if your partner prefers more lumbar support, then he or she can get it – and you are not going to have to compromise if you do not need it. Without compromises, both of you can get a better night’s sleep. And that is a recipe for a far better morning.

And be sure to keep in mind – it cannot be considered to be truly organic or natural unless it really is. Therefore, check the component materials closely. You do not want to be paying premium prices for a fully organic article when it turns out it is only partly organic!

In addition, it is not just the fact that it is organic that makes it a more eco-friendly solution. It is also natural rubber’s not so secret weapon – durability. A lasting product of any sort is a direct counter to our often throwaway culture, and your bedding is no exception when it comes to trying to save the planet.

So, if your organic purchase lasts as long as two or maybe even three iterations of a not-so organic version, that can mean fewer materials ending up in landfills.

Do Latex Mattresses Need to be Flipped?

Many people flip their mattresses as routinely as they change their clocks each year. With traditional innerspring mattresses, the flipping of a mattress is a necessity — especially for larger mattresses.

The purpose is simple. It is a tactic designed to reduce the risks of creating indentations in the mattress from sleeping in the same position, on the same side of the bed night after night.

Why Is Mattress Flipping on Traditional Mattresses Necessary?

Humans are creatures of habit, and this can lead to certain sections of a traditional box-and-springs mattress breaking down, and losing support before the rest of the mattress. It’s one of the primary reasons why people complain of lumps and bumps in their mattresses. Actually, what has happened is that the mattress has lost support in certain areas, usually the areas where you sleep, without losing it in areas that see less use. Flipping the mattress helps to reduce wear on certain commonly used areas of the mattress.

Even memory foam faces similar problems. It may take a little longer for the indentions to form, but they do occur over time, rendering the mattress less comfortable and effective. Sometimes, this occurs long before the expected lifespan of the mattress has expired.

Many people flip their traditional mattresses twice a year, and rotate them seasonally. For instance, they’ll flip their mattresses when changing their clocks, or every spring and fall, and rotate their mattress on the first day of each season:

That isn’t necessary, however, for all mattresses!

In fact, natural latex mattresses do not require the routine flipping or seasonal rotations so commonly needed with other types of mattresses. It’s a good thing, too, as natural latex mattresses are made of denser, much heavier material that can make flipping a bit of a chore.

Why Isn’t it Necessary to Flip Natural Latex Mattresses?

Natural latex is made from the sap of rubber trees,Hevea Brasiliensis. This provides the latex foam used in the mattress core and comfort layers a natural tendency to “bounce back” to their original shapes immediately. This is something that is uncommon among mattress types on the market, with some mattresses requiring hours to spring back to their original shape after you’ve slept on the mattresses for a while.

This is also one of the reasons natural latex mattresses are so durable, and why manufacturers are able to offer a longer warranty on these types of mattresses. Essentially, it isn’t necessary to flip natural latex mattresses because these mattresses, although they conform to the shape of your body, they are extremely resilient, and bounce back once pressure is released from them. This means they do not break down nearly as quickly as other mattresses on the market. Some last 20 – 25 years, or even longer, before you might begin to notice the first signs that the mattress is beginning to break down.

What if You Want to Flip Your Mattress?

Some people, for different reasons, prefer to flip their mattresses twice a year. For some, it’s part of their spring and pre-holiday cleaning process. They flip mattresses when they exchange their sheets for lighter or heavier weight sheets, and it is part of the ritual for them.

Other people think it is necessary to flip their mattresses because that is how they’ve always done things, and they have no interest in changing. You may flip your latex mattress. But it is not necessary to do so.

One thing you should note, though, is that if you own a Latex For Less natural latex mattress, flipping your mattress might have a drastic effect on the comfort or support of your mattress.

The reason for this is simple. Each Latex For Less mattress comes with two firmness levels built into the mattress. One side is medium and the other is firm. If you flip your mattress, depending on where you started, you should expect a different sleep experience that may require a little getting used to.

So, no, it is not necessary to flip your natural latex mattress. For most people, it will come down to a matter of preference. However, flipping your Latex for Less mattress at least once during the time you own it, can help you decide which sleep experience you prefer, and may change the way you feel about firm or medium mattresses in the future.

The best news is that you can expect a long life of support and comfort from your Latex for Less mattress as it comes with a 20-year warranty, Meaning our mattresses are built to last, maintain their shapes, and avoid the common issues associated with mattresses breaking down and requiring regular flipping.

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