After reading your blog and testimonials, I am considering purchasing one of your mattress toppers.
I have a couple of questions: Is there an odor from latex that most times occurs with foam?
Does latex generate body heat? Being a victim of night sweats, I could not tolerate something that increases body heat.
What about a gel/latex combination? Does such a thing exist.
Thank you for your reply, Janet
In a world where memory foam is everywhere and people don't know that latex is different, those are excellent questions. The answer is, NO.
Memory foam is a temperature sensitive material that absorbs your body's heat and then reflects it back to you.
Gel has been added to memory foam to mitigate the heat issue, but only works for a couple/few hours...then, it's back to being hot.
Memory foam consists of 61 different chemicals, some of which as toxic. It off-gasses those toxic chemicals and smells bad. It's not only unpleasant, it's dangerous.
On top of all that unpleasantness, memory foam doesn't work worth a darn...just to add insult to injury.
Latex is the antithesis of memory foam.
Our latex topper are 100% all-natural. Vanilla is used in the processing of latex foam and that initial vanilla scent is slight and dissipates quickly. It certainly isn't unpleasant and it isn't toxic.
Latex is pressure sensitive, not temperature sensitive. It does not retain body heat. It channels your body heat away thought the hundreds of holes that run through it.
Some latex manufacturers are adding gel to latex. They do so to keep up with marketing trends. But, adding gel to latex is like putting a screen door on a submarine.
It's both, totally unnecessary and 100% useless.
Buy with confidence. Latex is the highest quality material available.
We've been using a latex topper on our bed, at home, for more many years...the same latex topper for the past 5 years and we are not light weights.
You can order on-line. UPS delivery is free and there's no sales tax.
I have been disappointed in the this last mattress I bought. It is a Simmons Beautyrest. It did not hold up well, at all.
I've been reading your blog posts and would like a recommendation for a high quality mattress that WILL hold up.
Preferably, in the $1000 price range.
I had been shopping for an adjustable bed base to elevate my head. But, they all bend at the waist and it hurts my back...even to try in the stores.
Is there an adjustable bed base that won't do that?
I appreciate your help.
Since all of the name brands have betrayed their trust with the consumer...opting to use memory foam for the sake frequent sales and higher profits...we have search the trade shows for higher quality mattresses that don't use memory foam...and latex instead, which is the highest quality upholstery material available for the last 100 years.
This first link is to the mattress we have at home, Natura of Canada Greenspring, but it's a bit beyond the price range you mentioned to me.
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