Sealy was purchased by Tempurpedic in 2013...and no longer makes that kind of mattress.
Okay, so now the 6 million dollar question.
Could that mattress, always covered by it’s own Sealy fabric covering, which is fraying a bit at the edges, exposing the latex, but then covered by a basic, non waterproof bed pad protector (not sure what you would call it), then a sheet, contribute in any way to a latex allergy?
Does the latex ever really get airborne either with particulate or odor?
(not sure if that would be a problem…odor)?
Thank you, David
Yes…due to how it wears.
Latex starts as the sap from the rubber tree.
Included in that sap is the allergen…the protein that is naturally present.
When processed into foam, about 90% of the protein is removed, rendering it hypoallergenic.
(Not so with latex gloves and bandages)
When new, there’s nothing about it that you could react to, as it’s covered.
As it ages, latex dries out…crumbling into dust, eventually.
Latex foam has holes in it, from the pins in the mold used to make it.
As it ages and crumbles, those holes fill up, making it firmer.
The particles can escape from a worn cover.
That mattress has long exceeded its life span.
So, my mother has a latex allergy, I believe. She has been wheezing for years.
And because she recently, noticeably reacted to eating bananas with wheezing and labored breathing, I stopped the bananas, but she was still reacting.
Found out about the connection with latex and some foods, so stopped the avocados and things improved dramatically.
But then it hit me last night about that damn mattress she has been sleeping on for 50 years!
The mattress is good in terms of its comfort level as my parents were not large people etc.
Is there a zip around cover you can recommend that can essentially encapsulate this mattress to keep what’s inside, inside and make the latex, for sure, a non issue?
That would be a logical next step. Zipper-on mattress encasements are available at places like Bed Bath & Beyond.
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We recommend our Organic Cotton Waterproof Mattress Protector.
The Natura of Canada Greenspring mattresses use an individually pocketed coil unit and is upholstered with latex. My wife and I sleep on the Ultra Plush model, which is nowhere near as soft as it sounds.
There are 4 models in the line and the other 3 are noticeably firmer.
The “Firm” model is quite hard.
Click on this link to view that line of mattresses.
Click on each model to view specifications and prices.
I was so happy to come across your website while searching for information.
I used to have an amazing mattress. It was the Simmons Beautyrest Anniversary pillowtop model from 2011.
I had it for 10 years and thought it might be time to replace it this summer.
I had worked for the 4 Seasons Hotel in 2015 and slept in employee housing and liked their mattress and ordered one but it wasn't amazing support (only decent) and it heated up like crazy (memory foam).
(It was made by Simmons, but I think it has changed since I used to work there)
I tried the Stearns and Foster (Estate, medium firmness, I think) and I absolutely loved the feel of the support underneath but also was way too hot at night (memory foam) and would sink down and I would have to move to a new area every few hours to be cool and comfortable again.
The way you described the memory foam heating up and also cradling your body (in non-supportive ways) due to it reacting and holding the body heat, was right on.
I super wish Stearns and Foster made the supportive coils with a different top section (not memory foam) I contacted a stearns and foster rep and they said all their beds have memory foam.
Next, I tried all natural talalay latex from the Oregon Mattress Company and at least it sleeps cooler but not super cool and the pillow top model I got is soft... and nice.. but just not quite right. I feel achy and too warm.
I realize this is getting ridiculous and I wish it weren't so difficult to find a comfortable bed for me.
I finally am sleeping on "Purple" their original with a polyester filled topper (because Purple is pretty firm but sleeps cooler).
I sleep ok right now (decent support, decent temperature: not waking up achy and not waking up too hot) but I dream about the bed I used to have that I LOVED sleeping in and would wake up feeling so refreshed.
I don't look forward to sleeping or going to bed anymore. I just do because I need to.
Are you at all familiar with what the Simmons Beautyrest Anniversary model had in it and could you recommend something similar?
If not, could you recommend something for my situation? I tend to prefer coils instead of all foam.
I did really like the supportive feeling underneath my Simmons Beautyrest.
Thank you for your time and advice. I am looking forward to hearing from you.
All of our innerspring mattresses are similarly made to the old Simmons Beautyrest.
The specifications exceed those of their old Anniversary Beautyrest.
Most like that mattress is the Wolf Tulah Plush Eurotop Mattress.
Click on this link to view specifications and prices.
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