Natural Latex Mattress: What is it like to sleep on one?

The comfort of a natural latex mattress goes beyond soft, medium and firm.

As you research natural latex mattresses you’re probably wondering what it’s like to sleep on one. What will it feel like under your back and hips?  Will it feel bouncy or still?  Is it more comfortable than an organic innerspring mattress?  

Most websites you visit provide practical information about how natural latex material is made and the differences between Dunlop and Talalay. But when it comes to interpreting the comfort description you are often left on your own to imagine what soft, medium and firm feels like.

We think a better way to provide insight to the comfort-feel is to have our customer’s share their sleep experiences on a natural latex mattress.  Here’s what they have to say.

Jean Schneider, proprietor of Token Creek Eco Inn, writes:

Token Creek Eco-Inn natural mattress review

When we were opening our Bed and Breakfast we wanted to be outstanding at two things: beds and breakfast! Being in Madison where local food, farmers markets, artisanal bakers and chocolatiers abound it was easy to source fresh organic ingredients for our breakfasts and daytime snacks. The challenge was finding great beds. 

Comfort and natural, non-toxic materials were our priority. Since most conventional mattresses are made with harmful chemicals it took us awhile to find the right mattresses for our guests.

Then we found Satara. Now, our beds are natural latex mattresses encased in organic cotton and wool. They are extremely comfortable.  We have had so many comments from our guests about how comfortable the beds are and that they have had the best night’s sleep they have had in ages.

Some of our guests thought the mattress might be too firm when they first lay down, but as the mattress conforms to your body it becomes very comfortable. And, several guests with back problems were so much more comfortable sleeping they were already talking about buying a natural latex mattress when they got home. 

Rian and Charmaine are pleasantly surprised by the comfort of their Sleeptek natural latex mattress. They share their story here:

Charmaine notes:  The first night on our new Sleeptek latex mattress, I was worried because it seemed like it was too soft. But when I woke up in the morning I felt great.  The natural latex mattress feels so much softer than our innerspring mattress but even though it felt soft on the top, it gave me excellent support and there were no pressure areas. We are both sleeping very well.

Also, my husband gets up before I do each morning and on our innerspring mattress his movement always woke me up. Our new latex mattress doesn’t move when he gets up so I haven't been waking up when he gets up, which is great.

Rian tells us:  As a physician, I am aware of the health concerns associated with the harsh chemicals in traditional mattresses. We knew we wanted our new bed to be a comfortable, safe alternative.

Not only does our latex mattress provide the most comfortable night sleep that we could have hoped for, but it also provides the comfort that comes with the peace of mind knowing that we are sleeping in a healthy environment.