Latex mattress is gradually gaining attention in the market alongside memory foam mattress. An amalgamation of luxurious comfort and excellent support, makes latex mattress one of the best options for great sleep. However, there are several notions regarding latex and its products which lead to misunderstanding of the latex mattress as a whole. To make things clear, we are here to walk you through the side-effects of a latex mattress.
Allergies associated with latex mattress
You might be surprised to know that the most common allergen found in your mattress is dust mite feces, and not exactly dust mite themselves. The additional triggering elements would be mold and mildew, which sneaks a way inside of the mattress. Dust mites tend to settle in the loose spaces of the padding inside traditional mattresses. It’s not the surrounding, but the dead skin cells of human body which accumulate on the surface for years, leading to the growth of the microorganisms. With a latex mattress, chances of dust mites settling on it are pretty less as latex is naturally hypoallergenic.
What is a latex allergy?
Latex allergy is a reaction occurred from the proteins found in natural latex rubber. People who are allergic to latex, acknowledge that after using items made of rubber, like elastic bands, balloons, latex gloves etc.
If you are doubtful about owning a latex mattress, you need to put an end to that. Latex is antimicrobial, which suggests that it does not entertain microorganisms to disrupt the quality of the mattress. If you heard anything about a “latex allergy”, we have news for you. This allergy is estimated to be found in less than 1% of the American population. If you think that you are among that one little percentage, there is a very good chance that you can still sleep on a latex mattress without aggravating allergic symptoms. For someone with mild latex allergy, you can avoid the symptoms by not being directly in contact with the latex mattress. Normally, you don’t jump onto the mattress directly. It does come in a cotton cover which is hypoallergenic which can be topped with anti-bacterial sheets so you never actually come in contact with the latex foam.
You would be happy to know that the 100% natural latex which forms a natural latex mattress, is made to go through a washing process that removes the allergy laden components, or rather, proteins.
However, no one can lure you into buying a mattress the material of which can potentially harm you. You should always consult your doctor if you suffer from any latex laden allergy before buying a latex mattress. Else, you are completely good to go.
The Morning Owl natural latex mattress are made up of 100% natural latex foam, and contain no toxins or harmful substances that can possibly affect your sleep health. We provide a 100 nights trial which gives you ample time to decide whether you can get along well with the mattress.