There are many advantages to buying a latex mattress, but what are the best options and mattress brands out there? In this post we’ll cover the very best organic and all natural latex mattresses on the market today online. We have options for all different types of people, including side sleepers, so hopefully this post is all that you need. That said, if you do want more info about any one particular bed, we’ve also posted full reviews that you can read elsewhere on our site.
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Finding the right mattress brand can be difficult when you’re faced with so many options. There are over 100 mattress brands, not to mention the numerous models that each company offers. Here’s our list of the best latex mattresses on the market today.
If you decide to buy a mattress online, there are some notable policies that you should be aware of. Let’s start with shipping. Nearly all mattresses sold online come with free shipping—many of them actually show up in a box. With latex beds, however, in some cases they’re too heavy to be shipped via UPS or FedEx so the company will offer free white glove delivery, which means a regional delivery firm will bring the mattress by and set it up for you.
From this point, you will almost always have a trial period, which is your opportunity to try the bed out for yourself to see if it is indeed the bed you were hoping for. Typically the trial period is about 100 nights, although we’ve seen some companies offer as much as 365 nights. Regardless of the length of the trial period, you should think critically about whether this is the bed you want to sleep on for the next seven or more years.
Most mattresses will soften over time—although less so with latex beds—so you should take the time to break them in evenly. We usually recommend that you walk on the mattress for a minute or two every night for the first month so that the mattress wears evenly. Your body also needs time to adjust to the mattress, so don’t rush to judgement after five minutes with it.
At any point during the trial period, if you decide that you don’t want to keep your new bed, you can get a full refund (in almost all cases). This is part of the reason that these online mattress companies are experiencing such unbelievable success. The vast majority of people keep their new bed, but in the event that they don’t, there isn’t much of a downside because they can still get their money back. Most companies even send someone to your house to pick up the bed free of charge, making the entire return process completely free.
In the event that you keep your new mattress, the industry standard for warranty length is 10 years. If you see a bed with a shorter warranty (especially a latex bed), you should do a double take and consider a different option, unless it’s a cheap, budget mattress. Let’s put it this way, of the dozens of mattresses we’ve compared and reviewed, very few offer less than a 10-year warranty. In fact, for this list, the majority of the beds have warranties well in excess of 10 years.
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|Avocado is perhaps the most popular natural latex hybrid mattress available today. It's durable, well-constructed, comfortable, and offered at a moderate price point. By default, it's a firm mattress, but if you add the topper it should be able to accommodate even side sleepers.|
Newcomer Latex Hybrid
|Birch is an eerily similar mattress to Avocado, however, from the get-go it's actually a bit softer—we say that it's closer to a medium-firm without the optional topper. It should be a really nice latex hybrid mattress for side sleepers, among others.|
Budget Latex Mattress
|If you’re dead set on getting a dunop latex mattress, but are working with a limited budget, Spindle should be one of the first beds you consider. We can't call it luxurious, but we can say that it's comfy and affordable.|
Budget Hybrid Mattress
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|Awara is a supportive and durable latex mattress that comes with a lifetime warranty and plenty of safety certifications. After discount, some of the sizes are under $1K with free shipping, making it perhaps the best value out there. Also, if you're after a firm latex mattress, Awara is just that.|
|Natural Escape from My Green Mattress is a hybrid latex mattress (i.e. coils and latex foam) similar to Avocado, but at an affordable price point. We have been quite surprised with how much we like this mattress.|
Certified Organic Options
|The Nest Hybrid Latex Mattress is offered in four firmness levels and two construction options: all natural and certified organic. That alone makes it a unique bed worth checking out. Did I mentioned that it comes with a lifetime warranty? Well, it does.|
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|Zenhaven is a two sided flippable mattress made almost entirely of latex foam. By many, Zenhaven is considered the best luxury latex mattress online—hard to argue with that, especially considering it uses talalay latex foam.|
Comfortable For Side Sleepers
|Like many of the other beds on this list, EcoCloud has coils, latex foam, and wool, as well as organic cotton, but what really sets it apart is the firmness rating. It's actually a softer latex mattress, meaning it will work for side sleepers while other beds will not.|
Dunlop is an older manufacturing process than Talalay, but both start with the sap from a rubber tree—if you’re dealing with all natural latex foam. The Dunlop process essentially bakes the rubber tree sap into a slab. It will always have little pinholes in it. Dunlop tends to be denser and more affordable.
Talalay latex, since it’s a new manufacturing technique, is more expensive and less common. It also tends to be lighter and airier.
Both latex foams can be all natural, but you will more commonly see Dunlop, especially with online mattress brands. As an FYI, latex is 100% all natural in its liquid form (it’s just sap after all), but various other chemicals are usually added in the process of forming the actual foam. Thus, the end result is something like 95% all natural and 5% other chemicals.
When it comes to sleeper types, side sleepers represent the majority. Based on our research of 2,000+ people, nearly 70% of people identify as a primary side sleeper. As such, let’s start there and then we’ll discuss back, stomach, and side sleepers.
Side sleepers generally want a bed between soft and medium, sometimes medium-firm depending on body type, in terms of firmness so that they get plenty of pressure relief in their shoulders and hips. If the bed is too firm, they’ll have issues with their shoulders, torso, and hips.
Back and stomach sleepers usually prefer a firmer, more supportive mattress so that their hips and shoulders don’t sag and cause alignment issues. Luckily for you, there are plenty of firm latex mattresses from which you can choose. The vast majority of all natural latex beds are fairly firm, and the same goes for latex hybrid mattresses.
As for combo sleepers, they will generally want a medium-soft up to a medium-firm bed. They still need support and pressure relief, so somewhere in the middle of the firmness scale is ideal. They won’t want a firm mattress, nor will they want a latex mattress designed just for side sleepers.
Avocado is marketed as a green mattress with environmentally-friendly, non-toxic materials. This is a bed that combines recycled steel pocketed coils with certified organic latex, wool and cotton. Altogether, it is 11” thick (13” if you get the optional topper) and is tailor made for back, stomach, and combination sleepers.
If you get the standard model, it will be a pretty firm mattress and will only be suitable for back and stomach sleepers. However, if you add on the topper (which costs extra), the bed will be a bit softer and can then accommodate combination sleepers that like to rotate between several sleeping positions at night.
Additionally, because this bed is made of coils and latex foam, it is highly durable and supportive, so much so that even heavier folks can sleep on Avocado for years to come.
The bottom line with Avocado is that it’s probably the most sought after latex hybrid mattress, and we can totally understand why. It has natural materials, but it’s still an organic latex mattress because its main comfort layers are GOLS certified.
Like Avocado, Awara, and others, Birch combines latex foam, organic cotton, and wool for a natural and organic construction. The bed also has 8″ support coils so that it can handle all body types. What sets Birch apart, however, is that it’s softer than many of the latex beds out there because it uses so much wool in the comfort layers.
To be clear, it’s not soft—it’s actually closer to a medium-firm—but it’s softer than Awara and Avocado by default. It should be just fine for most sleeping positions, though, we are of the opinion that petite side sleepers will want to get the optional topper.
All in all, though, Birch is a dang good bed that’s priced affordably after discounts. It’s a really close competitor to Avocado, that’s for sure.
Latex mattress are costly to manufacture and ship, which is the reason that they tend to more expensive than your typical bed-in-a-box mattress. Spindle has found a way to offer a fully latex bed at a very fair price, which is why it’s our budget pick.
The bed is made of dunlop latex, has an organic cotton cover, and is offered in multiple firmness levels (Soft, Medium, Firm, and Extra Firm).
The only catch with Spindle is that it ships in multiple boxes and you’ll be putting the bed together yourself. If you have a partner, this shouldn’t take you more than an hour, but it’s not something that you’d want to do again.
If you’re absolutely certain that you want a latex bed, but you’re more price sensitive, it is hard to beat Spindle. This is a nice mattress at a great price and we really appreciate that they give you options.
Just to give you an idea of prices, the medium firmness queen bed has an MSRP of $1,500, but keep in mind that’s before you apply a coupon code. If you indeed have a discount in-hand, the price usually comes down to about $1,300, which means it’s one of the most affordable fully latex mattresses.
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One of the most underrated beds sold online, Awara is packed with interesting qualities and is a really nice value. For starters, it uses latex and coils for a bouncy, supportive feel. It’s also offered at a very approachable price point (queen size is below $1,300 after discount).
Since the bed uses coils (which allow for good airflow) and latex foam (which has more of an open-cell construction), you should sleep cooler on this bed at night. It won’t be cool to the touch, but it also won’t heat up as much as a pure memory foam bed. And the kicker with Awara is that it comes with a “forever” warranty.
Awara is a firm mattress that is likely too firm for most side sleepers. That said, for back and stomach sleepers, it’s a fantastic option, particularly if you want a natural and organic bed. It’s also very likely the best affordable latex hybrid mattress that you can buy right now, especially under $1,300.
For anyone that is especially health-conscious, but also price-conscious, the Natural Escape mattress from MyGreenMattress.com has to be on your short list. This bed reminds us a lot of Avocado in the sense that it’s durable, supportive, and is made with certain natural and organic materials.
The bed starts with 8.5″ pocketed coils and uses organic latex and natural wool in its comfort layers. It even has an organic cotton, quilted cover that we very much like. We really can’t pick holes in this mattress, especially considering it comes with a 101 night sleep trial, the free return option, and a 25-year warranty. It really is going head-to-head with Avocado, and for some people it just might win.
And the area where Natural Escape does get the edge is on price–it’s just an affordable latex mattress. For the queen size, the retail price is about $1,300, but like a lot of these other companies, My Green Mattress is open to the coupon game. In fact, they frequently promote deals and specials on their website where you can save $100, if not more.
The Nest Hybrid Latex comes in three different firmness levels (Plush, Medium, and Firm), and you’re actually able to purchase a split model so each side has a different firmness level. That way, the mattress is able to accommodate two people at once who have different preferences. You just get more options with Nest than with similarly marketed beds.
On top of that, Nest backs all of their mattresses with a lifetime warranty. It really is difficult to say anything negative about Nest Bedding mattresses—they check a lot of boxes. The price point isn’t ludicrous either. The queen size bed sells for around $1,400 after you apply a coupon code.
Remember, also, Nest Bedding offers latex hybrid mattresses as well as latex foam mattresses–both of which are available in all natural and organic models. In other words, in addition to the different firmness options, you can choose between an all natural latex mattress and a fully organic latex mattress, with or without coils. Pretty neat stuff.
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Zenhaven is a product of Saatva, one of the largest and most recognized online mattress brands. Zenhaven is a fully latex mattress with an organic cotton cover and luxurious look to it.
It also happens to be double sided. The bottom is firmer and best for back and stomach sleepers, while the top is slightly softer and is able to accommodate combination sleepers, as well. It’s not going to be a mattress for strict side sleepers that want a plush pillow top feel, but it will be excellent if you favor your back and stomach throughout the night. And remember that latex foams tend to be really durable.
It’s not the easiest mattress to move (it’s heavy and bendable), but it is a darn good latex mattress–perhaps the best talalay latex foam mattress available today. For a lot of people, this very well could be the best latex mattress, particularly if you want something that gets the “luxury” stamp of approval.
We don’t love the price of Zenhaven, but by traditional retail standards, it’s actually fairly affordable. You have to remember that latex beds are usually the most expensive since latex foam is a more premium, more expensive material. With that in mind, you can check current prices and offers on Zenhaven’s website. The queen size is usually under $2,000, and that includes free delivery, setup, and old mattress removal.
While we hold the Zenhaven mattress in high regard, if you want a coil latex mattress that’s flippable, you should consider the IDLE Sleep Latex Hybrid.
The big sell with this bed is durability and customization. IDLE Sleep allows you to choose the firmness level of the top and bottom of the bed. You can opt for two soft sides, two firm sides, or a soft/firm mix. So, not only can you rotate the bed every so often, but you can flip it as well in order to extend the useful life of the mattress.
This also happens to be a thick and supportive mattress, making it a nice option for just about anyone, including heavier folks. IDLE might be a newer mattress company, but this is a very nice mattress.
EcoCloud isn’t exactly the best known latex mattress, but it’s a darn good one nonetheless. It’s actually a mattress made by WinkBeds, one of the most respected online mattress brands out there. They make extremely high quality beds and sell them for reasonable prices. That’s pretty much exactly what the EcoCloud is.
If you look at the entire spectrum of latex beds, most of them are on the firmer side because latex is a more responsive material that doesn’t typically feel as pressure relieving as something like a memory foam. The EcoCloud mattress, however, is about a medium on our firmness scale, meaning it’s a good deal softer than many other beds on this list and that you’ve researched in the past.
Just to be clear, WinkBeds is not a “plush” mattress, but it is softer than you’d expect given that it has talalay latex and coils. We find it to be universally accomodating and workable for just about every sleeping position for individuals over 150 lbs. If you’re under that threshold, EcoCloud—and just about every other mattress on the market—will appear firmer. This is the reason that we say it could be the best latex mattress for side sleepers right now.
The bottom line, however, is that this is a really nice eco-friendly bed with an uncommon firmness level. It’s also backed by WinkBeds’ lifetime warranty!
The Slumber Yard team has tested stacks and stacks of mattresses. We know our way around a mattress review and we’re very familiar with the online mattress shopping industry.
We do our very best to give you accurate information and while we’re not sleep scientists over here, we test all our mattresses via practical methods and make sure to consider how different people will experience each bed.
Plus, we have complete control over our content. All of our opinions are 100% our own. We’re not here to sell you a mattress—we’re here to help you find the best one for you. And we have specifically sought out and tried plenty of latex mattresses to assemble a list of the best.
As we mentioned above, we’ve reviewed more beds than just about anyone. We’ve tried cheap beds, luxury beds, and everything in between, including when it comes to latex mattresses. As such, we have a great idea as to what the best latex mattress brands are. Here’s a look at some of our favorites:
As we said above, we’ve tested a lot of mattresses. So we considered our basically endless archive of reviews and comparisons and picked out our favorite latex foam beds. We’ve also done another list about our favorite natural and organic mattresses, which is fairly similar.
We also tried to include a variety of mattresses when it comes to feel and firmness. Although these are all going to appeal to fans of latex foam, sleeper types and preferences still vary within that group. So in trying to cater to everyone’s best comfort, we’ve provided information on the firmness level of each mattress and some notes on what kind of sleepers will likely get a good night’s sleep on each bed.
Before you buy an entirely latex mattress, keep in mind that they require very specific foundations. In many cases, latex bed companies will require that you have a fully-flat, well-supported surface in order for their warranty to be valid. This is generally the case with all-latex beds. We’ve also seen other companies mandate that if you do use a slatted bed frame, it must have slats that are no greater than 3” apart and those slats must be metal. Additionally, traditional box springs will typically void your warranty, although in many cases adjustable bed frames are just fine. The point is that you should pay particular attention to the warranty section before you buy a fully latex bed. Mattresses that use other materials, such as poly foam and coils, are usually less strict with regard to acceptable foundations.
When it comes to mattress construction types, there are two basic types for you to choose from: all-foam and hybrid. All-foam is exactly what it sounds like—a mattress constructed of all foam materials. A hybrid mattress is made with a combination of both foam and coils. There’s also a third option of beds that incorporate gel, though those are less common.
While there are only a few overall construction options, the layers within those constructions come in many variations. Some mattresses have three layers, some have seven, and everything in between. Every company is different. And the materials used for each layer vary, as well.
For this post, the star material is latex foam. Latex foam has a sponge-like feel. It’s very bouncy and airy and stays cooler than traditional memory foam. It’s also more durable over the long run than poly foam, so keep that in mind. You’ll typically pay more for latex foam, but it is more durable and resilient. In general, latex foam is a higher quality foam than anything that’s petroleum-based (such as memory foam).
What is latex foam?
|Latex foam is a naturally-derived material that's made from the sap of a rubber tree. It has a spongey/airy quality to it. It also happens to be resilient and breathable.|
What are the best latex mattress brands?
|There are a lot of great latex mattress brands, but some of our favorites include Avocado, Naturepedic, Plush Beds, My Green Mattress, Nest Bedding, and WinkBeds.|
Are latex mattresses good?
|They are! We really like latex mattresses. They are resilient, responsive, and breathable.|
Are latex mattresses firm?
|They can be, but they aren't always. We have tested plenty of soft and firm latex mattresses, and everything in between.|