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