Latex mattresses can have long lives but they do eventually wear out. If you have been waking up in pain or discomfort or feeling exhausted, your mattress may not be offering maximum comfort and support if it is older than seven years. Also, you might notice signs of wear on your mattress and find that you sleep better on the couch or floor.
Are springs poking out? Are you tossing and turning, unable to get comfortable? Is your bed creaking? Are you suffering from headaches, tiredness or anxiety triggered by too much dust in your mattress? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then it’s past time for a new mattress.
A new mattress can help you rest easier and get a good night’s sleep.
If your mattress has failed the test, you should start shopping for a new one immediately. An artificial or natural latex mattress can be a good option, especially for people who suffer from allergies.
Latex offers a perfect mixture of support and comfort because it has enough density to support your weight and enough give to cradle your body. Its density also isolates motion, preventing your partner’s movements from disturbing you.
Latex is biodegradable and can be an eco-friendly alternative if you choose 100-percent natural latex sourced from the sap of rubber trees. Additionally, latex is naturally hypoallergenic, antibacterial, antifungal and resistant to fire, dust mites, mold and mildew.
Latex has little to no off-gassing and is quite durable, surpassing other mattresses in lifespan by two to seven years. It can also be customized depending on the firmness rating you select. Some manufacturers even offer beds that can have different levels of firmness on each side.