The phrase “100% natural latex” is a tad misleading because curing agents must be added to the rubber sap in order for it to bake into cozy latex layers. This type of language isn’t totally accurate or transparent.
The highest quality natural latex is between 95-97% natural latex, with the remaining percentage being the curing agents. These additives are predominately sulfur and zinc oxide, with the former allowing the rubber sap to bake into a solid and the latter preventing early oxidation.
The Dunlop latex found in Savvy Rest organic mattresses meets the certification requirements of the Global Organic Latex Standard. One of the qualifications is that the rubber core is at least 95% natural latex.
Our Talalay latex is Cradle to Cradle Gold and FSC-certified and is about 97% natural latex.
Benefits of Sleeping on a Latex Mattress
- Won’t sleep hot since natural latex is breathable
- Relieves pressure points
- Offers sturdy support
- Customizable: choose the latex layers (type and density) in your Savvy Rest organic mattress
- No harsh chemicals or toxic off-gassing with a natural latex mattress
Latex vs Memory Foam
Memory foam is a synthetic, man-made product while the latex in our mattresses is pure and derived from rubber sap trees. One is chemical while the other is natural.
Memory foam is initially wonderful with pressure point relief--there’s no argument there. The key word, however, is “initially.”
Memory foam retains your body’s heat, allowing the mattress to move with you, hugging your pressure points. Not only will this cause you to sleep hot, but the memory foam will eventually have trouble bouncing back. Dips and sags are highly reported with memory foam mattresses.
Learn more about the benefits and drawbacks of memory foam.
The Final Verdict
It’s time to shop. Explore our latex mattress options. The perfect Savvy Rest mattress is waiting for you.