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The Best Foundation for a Latex Mattress

Latex mattresses require a proper foundation to ensure maximum comfort and to protect the mattress from premature wear. You may not put too much thought into your foundation (or boxspring as some call it) when purchasing a new mattress, but just like a home needs a proper foundation, so does your mattress.  Option 1: Use No Foundation: Ok, I know I just said it is important to use a proper foundation, but for beds that don't require one, you can go without. Platform beds are designed for the mattress to be placed directly on the frame's surface. As long as the bed has supports that are 3" or less apart, you can use your latex mattress without a foundation. Option 2: Slatted Wood Foundation: The foundations...

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How Long Does a Latex Mattress Last?

Purchasing a new mattress can be a chore, so you’d be best to buy a mattress that will last. Natural latex mattresses last longer than memory foam or innerspring mattresses, with an average lifespan of 8-10 years.   There are a number of factors that will affect how long your latex mattress will hold up.   The first consideration is having a proper mattress cover. Since latex is a natural material, exposure to sunlight, dust, and moisture can accelerate the breakdown process. This is great for when you are ready to dispose of your mattress, but not for increasing its lifespan. We suggest a cotton and wool blend cover be used on latex mattresses so that you still reap the benefits...

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What is the Best Mattress for Hot Sleepers?

If you are someone who sleeps hot, your mattress choice is critical in finding relief. Most people focus on top-layer comfort when choosing a mattress, considering only if they will be sleeping on a soft or firm surface. Unfortunately, many of the materials used to create the sleeping surface (and even entire mattresses) have little to no airflow. The worst offender is memory foam, which is considered the hottest sleeping surface on the market (and not in a good way.)   The best option to provide both comfort and breathability is to choose a mattress made entirely of latex. Latex foam is available in a variety of firmness options so that finding the right amount of plushness is relatively easy....

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Should I Buy a Mattress Online?

Buying a mattress online has become a widely-accepted way to purchase the perfect mattress. Thanks to generous return policies, there can be less risk buying a mattress online than buying one off a showroom floor where sales can often be “final”. But figuring out who you can trust when purchasing a mattress online can be tricky. Anyone can put up a pretty website and make you think they sell the best product, so it’s up to you to do your research first. Our advice is as follows: Find out how long the mattress company has been in business. If they are a brand-new company, you have to ask yourself – will they be around in 5 years if I have...

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Building the Perfect Mattress

Where do I start? Study what kind of sleeper you are. Do you prefer to sleep on your back, stomach, or side? Back and stomach sleepers tend to enjoy firmer mattresses, while side sleepers need softer mattresses. Those of us that sleep on our tummies with one of our legs hiked up frequently need contour directly beneath our supportive layer. Once you figure out what kind of sleeper you are, you will understand what kind of bed you should be building. We recommend spending some time identifying the things you enjoy about your current bed, as well as problems you might be experiencing. Do you find yourself tossing and turning at night? If you are experiencing lower back pain, it...

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