The difference between MM Foam natural latex mattress and others
What is a full-bodied natural latex mattress?
A full-bodied natural latex mattress is entirely made up of natural latex of a specific density. It has no additional layers and some mattress companies offer a topper option for that additional sinking feel.
Latex is poured into a mould, and these moulds range from ¾ inch, 1 inch, 4 inches, 6 inches, and even 8 inches to get a pure natural latex mattress.
How Thick should a Natural Latex Mattress be?
The thickness of natural latex mattress is based on your body weight to offer optimum support and benefits.
If you are under 90kg you need a MINIMUM 4 inch full-bodied natural latex mattress. If you are a plus size, it is best to get in touch with the experts at the mattress manufacturing company to customise the mattress based on your weight - usually a 6 or 8 inch full-bodied natural latex mattress should suffice but check with the experts.
Most manufacturing companies fuse two or more layers of natural latex of different thicknesses in order to obtain the customer’s desired mattress total thickness.
So, what does that mean for you?
When a mattress is made up of full-bodied natural latex, you are experiencing natural latex from bottom to top. There is no compromise in material or comfort when it comes to a good night’s sleep. Other manufacturing companies often add layers made up of other cheaper materials to reduce the price and win the market. This negates the benefits of natural latex.
REMEMBER, YOU ARE COMPROMISING ON COMFORT AND A BETTER NIGHT’S SLEEP IF IT IS NOT FULL-BODIED NATURAL LATEX
Let us look at the difference between MM Foam Natural Latex Mattresses and other latex mattresses
MM Foam Natural Latex
100% pure natural latex as we source rubber sap from some of the best farms in India
The rubber sap sourcing is outsourced.
Manufactured in our factory
Manufacturing is outsourced
Multiple, in-house quality checks at various levels of production
Not sure about the checks, as production is outsourced. Some even use synthetic latex material which do not offer any benefits of natural latex.
Customization in sizes and width available
Set sizes with minimum customization
Pure full bodied latex mattress for maximum benefits.
Mattress could be a combination multiple layers with just the top layer of natural latex and the lower layers are made of other material layers like PU foam, memory foam, etc.
No offgassing of toxins as 100% natural latex products do not emit toxins.
With combination material, offgassing from the other materials is evident, though the percentage of it needs to be confirmed.
Completely natural material as made from rubber sap
If it is combination material then the mattress cannot be natural as apart from latex all other materials are created synthetically with chemicals.
Sustainable and durable option as MM Foam natural latex mattresses come with 17 year warranty.
Synthetic and chemical based latex mattresses are not sustainable and have a life of around 4-5 years.
Other things to know while choosing a Natural latex mattress are
Beware of marketing gimmicks!
You must have witnessed a natural latex queen size mattress costing you Rs. 60,000 on one website and the same queen size natural latex mattress on another website made by another company costing you Rs. 16,000. This must be confusing and a little suspect. Not to worry. We will break it down for you.
Some mattress manufacturing companies market and sell ‘latex mattresses’ at 1/4th of the price because they often substitute the lower layers with cheaper materials like PU Foam, Rebonded Foam and Memory Foam.
This negates the purchase of a natural latex mattress for a few reasons:
Natural Latex is “BEST IN COMFORT”
The properties of natural latex NATURALLY provide the best compression and bounce back. It offers the best support by aligning your spine, increasing blood circulation, which reduces body aches and numbness while asleep. You will toss and turn a lot less while sleeping which results in uninterrupted and undisturbed sleep.
Natural Latex has “ZERO MOTION TRANSFER”
Natural latex is a resilient material. That means it is able to withstand difficult or tough conditions and bounce back to its original shape quickly. This creates a much more supportive sleeping environment for couples, especially for ones who toss and turn. Memory Foam on the other hand does not offer the same resilience, so couples that toss and turn experience lumpiness from the shape the memory foam takes with the weight of each body. PU Foam is the worst on the list as it offers very little support in this area. If your partner tosses and turns you will feel it! It doesn't sound too great for the sound sleep you're looking for does it?!
Natural Latex is “HYPOALLERGENIC”
Hypoallergenic means it is highly unlikely to cause any allergic reaction in your body. Latex is naturally dust free. Its composition is such that mites and other allergens cannot grow and flourish there.
Natural Latex is “COOLING”
The properties of natural latex are naturally cooling, whereas all the other foams trap heat and require further chemically created enhancements for a cooling effect. Chances are that you will not wake up feeling sweaty or with the chills because of your mattress!
Natural Latex is “NATURAL”
It comes from the sap of rubber trees. Other mattress foams are CHEMICALLY produced in a factory and try to mimic the properties of natural latex mattresses.
Natural Latex is “SUSTAINABLE”
The trees, from which the rubber sap is tapped, are not cut down. Chemically Produced materials are terrible for the environment and terrible for you!
Natural Latex “DECOMPOSES NATURALLY”
Natural latex mattresses decompose naturally and do not release harmful or toxic chemicals, unlike other foam mattresses when disposed of.
Often mattress companies just have a top layer of 1/4” to 1” of natural latex to a mattress. Such mattresses cannot be called natural latex mattress as they do not use the same material throughout and hence the benefits too are compromised. These mattresses are called Hybrid latex mattresses.
It’s like getting BMW seats put in a budget car. In such cases, you will never get the true experience of driving a BMW - without the BMW engine, chassis, body and interiors. Similarly, to experience the TRUE COMFORT and FEEL of a natural latex mattress, invest in a full-bodied natural latex mattress for the best sleep experience especially since you spend a third of your life on a mattress.
How thick should a natural latex mattress be?
A full bodied natural latex mattress is expensive as compared to other mattresses for the above foresaid reasons, but then what is the minimum thickness that you should aim for?
When it comes to mattress the one thing that we need to remember is that a thick mattress does not translate into best support. The thickness is based on the weight of the person and the kind of sleeper that they are. For eg: A back or stomach sleeper prefers a firm mattress and hence a thinner mattress is good for them. Similarly, a side sleeper need a thicker mattress as it provides more cushioning to the hip and shoulders.
Another aspect can be the way the cushioning can help in alleviating pain in some illnesses. Illnesses like Fibromyalgia, Arthritis or aches and pains related to joints and shoulders can lead to poor sleep. With proper cushioning, the patient might feel comfortable.
If you are new to the world of latex mattresses, then it is important to research a bit about the same before making the buying decision. Mattress is an essential product that affects your physical and mental health in the long run and hence choosing something that is perfect for you matters the most.
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