A great night’s sleep is one of the best things you can do for your health. A quality night’s sleep helps you to recover from your day, prepare for the next day and wake feeling refreshed. During this time, our body can heal, rejuvenate, and detoxify itself; but only if we sleep properly. High quality sleep is also good for your body and its recovery. A poor-quality night’s sleep has been linked to increased risk of heart disease, hypertension, stroke risk and diabetes, not to mention kidney disease and increased risk of obesity.
Choosing the right of mattress can give you the sleep needed for the body to do what it was designed to do. Choosing one that does not give you a great night’s sleep, then the brain will be constantly working on getting you comfortable. Additionally, a miserable night’s sleep, or one spent tossing and turning trying to get comfortable, has been linked to depression, anxiety and attention deficit disorders. Put simply, a great night’s sleep is the very best thing you can do for your mind, your health and your body.
So, how do I get the best night’s sleep? Let’s start with a latex mattress!
Latex mattresses offer the exhausted sleeper a vast range of benefits that will ensure you are refreshed, rested and start the day with enhanced problem-solving abilities and cognitive skills.
Pure and natural
Latex comes from nature and is a milky sap found in approximately 10% of all flowering plants. Our mattresses are made from the sap of the rubber tree, ‘Hevea Brasiliensis’ specifically those grown in Malaysia. We purchase only Malaysian latex where the constant temperature ensures a consistent high-quality latex is produced all year round. Latex in its sap form is sensitive to temperature and can become brittle in cooler climates.
This sap is processed into blocks shaped specifically to allow airflow, so heat is transmitted effectively away from the body. This process allows your mattress to breathe, creating maximum airflow. The sap is whipped into a foam and baked into mattress layers, and we make sure to double wash to remove impurities. The process removes 99% of impurities, ensuring that our mattresses are made from the purest latex available.
Low motion movement
Sleeping with a person that tosses and turns? A latex mattress will be a great solution for you. Latex mattresses absorb movement minimising movement for both partners. Too often, a partner that has a disruptive sleep pattern can adversely affect the sleeping behaviour of the other. Restless leg syndrome, anxiety, insomnia and other health-related issues can all impact on the quality of your rest and, whilst a new mattress is only one component of your night-time health, a latex mattress is a great first step to ensure that you get much-needed quality rest.
And let us not forget the impact of a sore back on your sleep. Many people sit for significant portions of the day, putting pressure on their spine. Forward head posture, moving predominately in the top half of your body combined with a lack of mobility or flexibility can all impact on your sleep. Latex mattresses have, however, been associated with improved spinal benefits, particularly in the lumbar spine region as the bedding effectively cradles your spine, minimising pain points and providing superior cushioning. With our seven posture zones our latex mattresses support the heavier parts of your body while still ensuring that your spine remains in a neutral position which is the ideal sleeping position for those carrying extra body weight or suffering from lower back pain. Further, latex mattresses can help relieve pressure on the torso allowing sleepers to achieve a greater number of low-pressure points when lying down.
With one in nine Australian suffering from asthma, the impact on everyday lives is significant. 11.2% of Australians suffer from the disease and the close link between allergies and asthma is undisputed. House mites, dust mould and other triggers need to be minimised to keep your asthma managed and under control. By taking the simple step of improving where you spend 1/3 of your life, you can reduce your risk with a latex mattress. Latex mattresses are anti-microbial and anti-dust mite, key factors in asthma mitigation strategies.
As the National Asthma Council of Australia states, “dust mites are one of the most common allergen triggers for asthma” and they “live in soft furnishings such as beds”. So, take the simple step towards night-time health by improving the quality of your mattress.
Don’t forget that a latex mattress also lasts significantly longer than others. Innerspring mattresses have a five to ten-year years lifespan, making them an expensive and environmentally unattractive option as they may need to be replaced on a regular basis. Latex mattresses, however, last at least twice as long. We are so confident with our latex mattresses that we provide a full 21-year product guarantee. Minimise your impact on the environment by buying once and buying right by purchasing a latex mattress.
There are a wide variety of academic articles discussing the health impact of low-frequency electromagnetic fields which may occur with metal spring mattresses. Put simply, the evidence strongly suggests that radiation is a carcinogenic and causes brain and central nervous system cancers. Academics from the Department of Biomedical and Environmental Health Sciences at the University of California also found some evidence of an increased risk of melanoma and leukaemia in electrical workers exposed to regular exposure of low frequency electromagnetic radiation (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1821368).
And in Japan, where futons are the preferred sleep option, as opposed to spring-based mattresses, prostate and breast cancer rates are significantly lower (http://www.m-hikari.com/asms/asms2014/asms1-4-2014/hallbergASMS1-4-2014.pdf).
The takeout for those looking to buy a new mattress. Think twice about buying a mattress with metal inner springs. These springs can act like antennas amplifying low-frequency electromagnetic waves. Instead, a metal-free mattress should be purchased to reduce the concentration of “body-resonant radiation”.
Finally, in a hot climate like Australia, a latex mattress is the right choice for our climate. Sleeping on memory foam has often been described as sleeping on wet sand whereas latex mattresses offer sleepers a cooler and drier sleep. Ideal in the hot, humid months of summer and particularly ideal for those suffering from night sweats or hot flushes. Latex also has an open cell structure and, once formed into the mattress shape, we create additional structural airflow patterns offering additional ventilation and airflow junctures.
Stay cool by sleeping on natural latex.