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What are the Benefits of a Latex Mattress Topper?

November 02, 2022

What are the Benefits of a Latex Mattress Topper?

Getting a mattress topper can be your best option, if you want to change the feel of your mattress without investing in an entire bed. Even if your bed has started to show some wear and tear, getting a mattress topper made from natural material like latex can provide you with an improved sleep experience, without burning a hole in your pocket.

If you are getting a latex mattress for the first time, getting a mattress topper can help you decide if you would like to invest in a natural latex mattress down the line.

What is a Mattress Topper?

A mattress topper is a thick bedding of one to three inches that is added as a layer on top of the mattress to provide added comfort and support. A good quality mattress topper can provide added comfort, while prolonging the lifespan of your bed.

Mattress Toppers: Types

Depending on the type of material used, the most popular mattress toppers are:

Latex Mattress Topper

If you want to get a mattress topper made from natural breathable materials, you must buy a latex mattress topper. Latex mattress toppers can be of the following types.

Natural Latex Mattress Toppers

Natural latex mattress toppers are made from sap extracted from rubber trees that are processed further using two methods to form:

Dunlop Latex

Dunlop latex is created when the sap from a rubber tree is converted into liquid latex foam, and then poured into the mold in one pour, forming a latex mattress of two distinct layers - a lower denser layer, and an upper lighter comfort layer.

Dunlop latex makes a more supportive, firm topper.

Talalay Latex

Talalay latex is formed using a more advanced process where the sap from rubber trees is converted into latex foam, and then vacuum-sealed and flash-frozen to create a porous and lighter latex layer.

Latex toppers made from Talalay latex have a more lightweight and spongy texture that provides comfort, allowing you to sleep cool.

Organic Latex Toppers

Where a latex mattress topper is built using sap from rubber trees grown sustainably and free from pesticides, they are considered organic latex toppers.

Organic latex toppers are processed free from harmful chemicals like volatile organic compounds, synthetic dyes, and glues, making them an excellent option for sensitive sleepers.

Premium brands, like Eco Terra, offer 100% natural mattress toppers built from the finest quality organic latex, certified by GOLS (Global Organic Latex Standard) for its purity and authenticity.

The GOLs-certified organic ARPICO latex mattress topper comes in three density levels:

Latex Toppers

Latex Density

ILD

Firm

D85

36

Medium

D75

28

Soft

D65

15

 

The organic latex topper comes with a luxurious organic cotton cover that is GOTS (Global Organic Textiles Standard) certified for its purity. Eco Terra latex foam toppers are sold online, offer free shipping anywhere in the contiguous US., and come with a 5-year warranty.

Memory Foam Mattress Topper

If you prefer a mattress topper with excellent body contouring properties enveloping your body in soft plushness, and improving your sleep quality, you can buy a memory foam mattress topper.

Memory foam mattresses and toppers also offer superior motion-isolating properties that absorb each partner's motions during the night, providing you with deep, uninterrupted sleep.

Although memory foam toppers provide extraordinary softness and body-hugging properties, they are made from synthetic foam that can trap body heat, making you sleep hot.

Other Types

Mattress toppers can also be built from polyurethane foam, feathers, natural wool, and other polyester-blends. No matter what the mattress topper construction material is, make sure to get an organic cotton mattress cover to get better comfort and breathability.

Latex Toppers vs. Memory Foam Toppers

If you are confused about whether to get a latex topper or a memory foam topper, here are some things you need to consider.

  • Temperature regulation: As latex foam is natural, and has an open cell structure, it is breathable, and helps people get an improved sleep quality without sleeping hot. On the other hand, memory foam, made from polyurethane foam, can retain body heat, making you sleep hot.
  • Supportive features: While latex toppers provide better support with more responsiveness, allowing you to change sleep positions easily, the soft layers of memory foam toppers can make your body sink, making it difficult to get up and change positions during sleep.
  • Body contouring: Because of their firm texture, latex toppers do not offer the same level of body contouring as a memory foam topper.
  • Motion isolation: Because of their bouncy nature, latex toppers can disrupt your sleep quality when your partner moves around at night.
  • Price: Natural latex toppers are made from natural latex foam, and can be more expensive than memory foam toppers.

Benefits of a Latex Mattress Topper

Latex toppers are made from soft, flexible latex foam that can improve your sleep quality by turning your uncomfortable mattress into a softer, more luxurious one. Here are some benefits of sleeping on a latex topper:

  • Improved sleep quality: If your existing mattress is uncomfortable, and you do not want to invest in a new mattress, you can get better comfort by getting a good quality latex mattress topper.
  • Better resilience and support: A latex mattress topper can provide you with improved support and resilience to help ease your back and neck pain from an improper sleeping posture.
  • Hypoallergenic: A natural latex topper is hypoallergenic, and can prevent the spread of allergies from dust mites and other chemicals, helping you get better sleep.
  • Eco friendly option: Natural latex is derived from the sap of rubber trees, and is a breathable option. It is harvested sustainably, and is free from chemical dyes and glues, providing better sleep quality.

Drawbacks

  • It can be expensive: Natural latex foam, unlike synthetic latex or memory foam, can be costly as it is derived from natural latex from rubber trees. Getting a natural latex mattress topper can be an affordable way of getting used to a latex bed before investing in a natural latex mattress.
  • If you are allergic to latex: Latex mattress toppers may not be best for you if you are allergic to latex.

Reason to Choose a Latex Mattress Topper

There are several reasons you might want to buy a latex mattress topper, including:

Your mattress is old and uncomfortable

If you are sleeping on an old, uncomfortable mattress, instead of changing the whole mattress, you can get a latex mattress topper for better comfort and support.

Your mattress is too firm

Where your old mattress is too firm, causing you aches and pains, a latex mattress topper can provide the cushioning support to get a good night’s sleep.

Your memory foam mattress sinks underneath

If you have already invested in a memory foam mattress, and it causes your body to sink in, getting a firmer latex topper can provide the necessary support.

Your mattress makes you sleep hot

Where your old mattress is making you sleep hot, getting a natural latex topper can improve airflow, releasing body heat.

You are building your mattress, and need a top layer

Where you are building your mattress, and need a breathable top layer, it is best to get a latex topper to improve your sleep routine.

Eco Terra Mattress Topper

Eco Terra’s 100% Natural Latex Mattress Topper is available in soft, medium, and medium firm.

It contains no chemicals, no fillers, and no synthetics.

If you want an Eco Terra latex mattress to match your mattress topper, you can get the best deals by purchasing it online through Amazon.com, or through the Eco Terra website.

Patrick Gunther

Patrick is an accomplished writer. He has been in the retail mattress space for the past 11 years, and more specifically in the natural mattress niche. He blogs on the subjects of natural mattresses, sleep, health, fitness, and green living.



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