Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some popular questions regarding latex mattresses.
What are the benefits of a latex mattress?
Latex mattresses have several benefits but here are just a few...
- Natural alternative to polyurethane foam and memory foam mattresses
- Latex is more breathable, leading to a comfortable sleep
- Appropriate for all types of sleeping positions
What are the drawbacks of a latex mattress?
- Price (more details below)
- Not conducive for a box spring
Is latex comfortable?
Yes, latex is comfortable. Since latex comes in various densities, there is truly something for everyone. Whether you like to sleep on a cloud or sleep on a board, you can find latex that is soft or firm enough for your needs.
Are latex mattresses hot?
No, latex mattresses do not inherently sleep hot. Unlike memory foam, latex does not trap body heat.
How long do they last?
Latex mattresses last for many years. It is common to see 10 or even 20-year warranties for latex mattresses.
How much do latex mattresses cost?
Latex mattresses vary in price for several reasons.
For one, certifications are costly so if you see a mattress that has GOTS, GOLS, Greenguard, and other certifications attached to it, those will all be reflected in the price.
You also pay for the quality of materials. Certified organic wool, for example, can be used as a natural flame barrier instead of chemical flame retardants.
Price also varies based off of the type of latex you choose. Talalay is more expensive than Dunlop.
Mattresses that are customizable rather than your standard mattress-in-a-box also tend to be more expensive because you can create the exact feel you’re looking for. Some customizable mattresses even take it a step further and allow you to customize each side of the mattress separately. This is a fantastic feature for couples.
If a latex mattress is exclusively natural latex and does not include any synthetic latex or coils in the mattress, that will also contribute to the price.
A Savvy Rest organic mattress ticks all the boxes above. The Serenity model is the most popular and starts at $2,499 for a Queen.
What if I’m allergic to latex?
We encourage you to speak to your doctor if you have a latex allergy. Keep in mind that synthetic latex and natural latex differ so if you have an allergy to one, that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re allergic to the other.
Savvy Rest Organic Latex Mattresses
Savvy Rest offers several GOTS-certified organic mattresses made with your choice of Dunlop or Talalay latex. Start shopping!