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Natural Latex Mattres Good for Back Pain

Updated on March 3, 2020
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Lorna is a homemaker and a homeschooled mom. Her interest includes: cooking, baking, walking and spending time with friends.

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Looking for a Mattress

My husband started to have back problem, our ten year-old spring mattress was making it worse. We were due to buy a new mattress. We we having problem on finding a good mattress. We could not decide what kind of mattress shall we buy. We were thinking of buying a sleep number bed, but I didn't feel comfortable with it. We started browsing furniture stores, driving around town to look for a bed that will provide comfort and restful nights for us. We tried lying on few memory foams, spring beds and other types. They did not feel right. We got frustrated going from one furniture store to another and finding nothing that we really wanted.

Looking for a comfortable bed is so frustrating and confusing. I would never thought, we would buy one online and would really love it. It took us a lot of researched and a lot of thinking before we decided to order one. We were so happy with our purchased. The best of all the beds we ever had.


Natural Latex - Dunlop and Talalay

We never heard about Latex mattress until we started searching the internet. We looked into a lot of websites and the one that really stood out was Habitat Furnishing. Their website gave a lot of information and answers to a lot of our questions. My husband and I decided to call them to inquire more about this kind of mattress. Their customer service was great. They were very helpful and were very patient with us. We did not order during the first call - we made several calls before we decided to purchase. It was so scary for us to order an unknown product that we never seen and feel. But the positive customer reviews and the people at habitat who were so helpful, influenced our decision to order the mattress. I'm glad we made that decision. I wish we did not wait that long - we never had a mattress this comfortable. After we made an order, they immediately sent our welcome kit with a free bed protector. The free 2 pillows came next and the mattress came after few weeks, they made it after we placed our order. Production time was about 2 to 3 weeks.

There are two procedure to make a latex mattress: dunlop is the traditional process used to manufacture latex. The thick rubber sap is whipped into a froth in the centrifuge, poured into a mold and steamed. The natural sediments of the mixture setted to the bottom of the mold. Dunlop is more denser and firmer. Talalay is a process where the latex is poured in the mold, sealed and continue in a vacuum chamber and flash frozen before it is baked. It is more consistent and softer and more expensive than Dunlop.

Dunlop and Talalay

This video will explain the 2 process of making latex mattress.

Egyptian cotton is my favorite kind of bed sheets and comforters, they are so soft and comfy to sleep with.

Organic Wool Cover

This is a queen size mattress, it's 104 pounds. A combination of 6 inches of dunlop and 2 inches of talalay at the top. Delivered free shipping through UPS.

It's been a year since we purchased this mattress. I like the organic wool cover on it. The mattress is still very comfortable. The pillow is out of this world. My husband and I could not use any other pillows anymore. I never heard my husband complaining about his back since we had this mattress! I have asthma, and very sensitive to smell. Latex did have some smell, they said it will diminished in time, but I still smell it more this winter. This is the first winter we have this mattress. The smell bothers me that I have to change beddings every week. I used to change it every two weeks. My only complain is the smell --rubber and garlic like smell.

Habitat Furnishings gave this product a 20 year prorated warranty and 185 days money back trial period. Now they made it into 365 days money back trial period. Except for the smell, we are very satisfied with this mattress, no back or neck pains.

If we will be buying new bed in a near future, we will surely still buy latex mattress. The only thing that bothered me at first was the smell of the latex. It was strong in the first few months. Maybe some people could not take the smell though. It might not be good especially to those people who are allergic to latex.

***11/28/13 it's been 3 years since we bought this mattress, it is still very comfy. There is still a little smell, when it became more noticeable, that is my indication to change beddings.


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Updated March 3, 2020

It's almost ten years since we got this latex mattress. It's still very comfortable but the one in the master's bed room have an indentation in the middle of the mattress. The smell is not as strong as before.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2012 Lorna

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    • LornsA178 profile imageAUTHOR

      Lorna 

      3 months ago from USA

      Maurice, sorry I did not reply to you for a long time. I stopped writing for a while. I just came back January 2020. Thanks for your visit.

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      Maurice Glaude 

      2 years ago from Mobile, AL

      This is my first time hearing of Latex. All the others are advertised so heavily.

    • LornsA178 profile imageAUTHOR

      Lorna 

      6 years ago from USA

      @tazzytamar: We like this bed, it helps with our backaches. It is very comfortable, the only thing that bothers me is the smell, it was so strong during the first few months, sometimes I can still smell the latex.

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      Anna 

      6 years ago from chichester

      I have never heard of these mattresses but will definitely consider getting one in the future

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      Cynthia Haltom 

      6 years ago from Diamondhead

      Very interesting information about the natural latex mattress, I never considered one before. I do like the natural wool mattress cover, I understand sleep on natural fibers is very comfortable in all weather.

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      cmadden 

      7 years ago

      Something to consider when the time comes for a new mattress. Great information!

    • VspaBotanicals profile image

      VspaBotanicals 

      7 years ago

      I love the organic covering. Great lens.

    • delia-delia profile image

      Delia 

      7 years ago

      Sounds like something to look into, we are due for a new mattress...nice informative lens!

    • takkhisa profile image

      Takkhis 

      7 years ago

      I hope you and your husband now sleep well and i hope he is fine and has no back problem now.

      Well, I like the review and very informative. Blessed!

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      rainykua 

      7 years ago

      I really have no idea what kind of mattress I have. Thanks for sharing about your "new" latex mattress. It's great that you and your husband love it.:)

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      coolmon2009 lm 

      7 years ago

      Informative lens, thanks for sharing this information.

    • Melissa Miotke profile image

      Melissa Miotke 

      7 years ago from Arizona

      A comfortable mattress is so important to reduce back pain. Blessed!

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      The bed is really comfortable!

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Looks very comfy. I would love to try one some day. :)

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      WriterJanis2 

      7 years ago

      I wouldn't mind trying one of these.

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      goo2eyes lm 

      7 years ago

      i like the memory foam but latex mattress will do.

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      And a great place to do some homework before you decide upon a latex mattress is http://latexmattress.org.

    • LornsA178 profile imageAUTHOR

      Lorna 

      8 years ago from USA

      @favored: Yes, very comfortable, no neck or back pains, but the only thing that bothers me is the smell - more so on the winter. Thanks for your visit!

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      Fay Favored 

      8 years ago from USA

      Never heard of this before. Looks comfortable.

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