Latex Allergy? You May Still Be Able To Sleep On A Natural Latex Mattress

October 10, 2018

Latex Allergy? You May Still Be Able To Sleep On A Natural Latex Mattress

Do You Have A Latex Allergy?

Are you hesitant to buy a latex mattress because you're allergic to latex? If so, we have great news for you! You may still be able to sleep on a natural latex mattress. If you've been diagnosed as being mildly allergic to latex, it’s likely you'll still be able to sleep on a 100% natural latex mattress. 

The FDA states that less than 1% of the general population are currently affected by some type of latex allergy.

Why Are Latex Mattresses So Popular?

The reason why natural latex mattresses are so popular is because they offer sleepers so many fantastic benefits:

  • They sleep cool due to their open cell structure and excellent air circulation.
  • They offer soothing pressure point relief.
  • They naturally align the spine.
  • They are naturally resistant to mold and dust mites.
  • They contain no chemicals.
  • They are extremely durable.

What Exactly Is Latex?

Natural latex comes from the sap of rubber trees. The way the sap is processed will determine whether or not it will be used to create a natural latex mattress or a synthetic latex mattress, which means it uses other materials too. When synthetic latex is used, it is much more likely to cause allergic reactions. This is because it is typically mixed with additives and chemicals.

Why You May Still Be Able To Sleep On A Natural Latex Mattress

When you think of a latex allergy, you think of latex gloves (a blend of synthetic and natural latex). It's important to understand that synthetic latex is very different than natural latex. It contains chemicals and powder which may be the cause for these allergic reactions.

Latex allergies are typically activated through direct skin contact. The latex layers in a latex mattress are typically covered and it is rare for you to have direct contact with them. Also, certain 100% natural latex are less likely to cause an allergic reaction because they are pure and they go through a 5 stage washing technique to ensure its purity. 

Eco Terra Mattresses are made using 100% natural latex. The latex used in our mattress contains no chemicals, no synthetics, no blends, no powder, etc. The 100% natural latex also goes through a five stage washing technique to ensure its purity. And it is considered naturally hypo-allergenic.

Did You Know?

Did you know the following list of everyday household products contain latex? In order for you to reduce your chances of having an allergic reaction to latex, it is essential for you to limit your exposure to latex based products.

  • Dishwashing gloves, balloons, rubber bands, erasers, hot water bottles, carpeting, disposable diapers, bicycle hand grips, baby bottle nipples, swim goggles and waist bands on clothing.

So Am I Safe?

Most sleepers with latex allergies will be safe, however, you'll still want to check with your physician before buying your new latex mattress, to eliminate any possible chances of an allergic reaction.

    Patrick Gunther

    Patrick is an accomplished writer. He has been in the retail mattress space for the past 13 years, and more specifically in the natural mattress niche. He blogs on the subjects of natural mattresses, sleep, health, fitness, and green living.