Friday, 4 April 2014

Look out for Latex!

For the past couple of decades, memory foam has been the go-to foam mattress, with people swearing by the floating-on-a-cloud sensation it offers. But if a memory foam mattress isn’t your cup of tea, you don’t have to miss out, as there are lots of other kinds of foam mattress available.

Latex, which is derived from the sap of rubber trees, is one of the most popular alternatives to memory foam.


It might not look all that appealing during the manufacturing process, but latex mattresses have plenty of benefits. Read on!


  • Latex has very similar properties to memory foam — it moulds to your body’s contours to support you in your natural sleeping position, and like memory foam, a good quality latex mattress will return to its original shape when you move.
  • Latex mattresses are naturally hypoallergenic and resistant to mould, mildew and dust mites, which can trigger asthma.
  • The structure of latex means that the potentially uncomfortable buildup of heat that some people encounter with memory foam mattresses doesn’t occur with latex, as it has a more open cell structure and perforations in the foam that form naturally during the manufacturing process. This allows for much better air circulation, keeping the mattress dry and cool throughout the night.
  • The foam responds only to direct pressure, which makes latex mattresses perfect for couples, as the movement of one person does not affect the other.

  • At Mattressman, we have a latex mattress to suit everyone. All our latex mattresses combine latex and pocket springs, meaning that you get an extremely supportive mattress with the benefits of both. These combination mattresses are often very heavy, but many have only one sleep side, meaning that flipping the mattress isn’t necessary.

    Breasley really know what they’re doing when it comes to foam mattresses, and it shows in the 1600 Latex Deluxe, now down to £529 in our sale. The Deluxe has a removable cover for simple cleaning and even comes vacuum-packed, making it very easy to manoeuvre.

    Also in our sale is the Luxury Latex Comfort 1200 from Healthbeds at just £349, which combines synthetic and natural latex over 1200 pocket springs for outstanding support at an incredible price. Vents on the side of the mattress enable better airflow for a cooler sleep.

    Among our latex mattresses are the award-winning Sealy Madeleine 1200 at £469 and the Healthopaedic Latex Pocket 1000, which contains Healthopaedic’s unique pressure sense foam, designed to feel as though you are floating. This works perfectly in combination with the latex.

    Whether you’re looking for better support, freedom to move without disturbing their partner, or simply greater comfort, a latex mattress could be perfect for you!