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|If you’re dead set on getting a latex mattress, but are working with a limited budget, Spindle should be one of the first beds you consider.|
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Finding the right mattress 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 (Nectar and DreamCloud) 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.
For anyone that is especially health conscious, the Nest Organic Latex mattress has to be on your short list. This bed is actually available in all-natural and certified organic models, which means you have more options and more control over the materials that are in your mattress.
On top of that, Nest offers both options in multiple firmness levels, so just about everyone should be a able to get comfortable, including back, side, stomach, and combination sleepers.
One of the only downsides with this bed is that—in order to make it affordable—Nest ships it in three different boxes and you have to put it together. It’s not the most pleasant experience, but it shouldn’t take longer than an hour. This is really the only way to offer quick shipping and keep costs down.
If you can get past the do-it-yourself assembly process, there’s a good chance that you’ll like this mattress.
Avocado is marketed as a green mattress with environmentally-friendly, non-toxic materials. This is a bed that combines pocketed coils, latex foam, New Zealand wool, and organic 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 Nest Hybrid Latex comes in four different firmness levels (Plush, Soft, Medium, and Firm) and two different certification options (all-natural and organic). 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.
One of the more underrated beds is the IDLE Sleep Latex Hybrid, which is a double-sided mattress that uses both coils and latex foam.
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.
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 the easiest mattress to move (it’s heavy and bendable), but it is a darn good latex mattress. For a lot of people, this very well could be the best latex mattress.
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.
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 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).
Dunlop is a much older manufacturing process than Talalay, but both start with the sap from a rubber tree. 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, 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 natural, but you will more commonly see Dunlop, especially with online mattress brands. As an FYI, latex is 100% 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% natural and 5% other chemicals.
“Sleeper type” refers to the position you sleep in and it ought to be considered when you go to pick out your new mattress. You may be a back and stomach sleeper, a side sleeper, or maybe a combo sleeper who switches positions throughout the night. But whichever category you fall into, you’ll want to know what kind of mattress to look for in order to keep you sleeping comfy and with your spine in alignment.
Back and stomach sleepers usually prefer a firmer, more supportive mattress so that their hips and shoulders don’t sag and cause alignment issues.
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.
Combo sleepers 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.
In addition to latex foam being a comfy material, it can also come with some pretty great health benefits, particularly if you go the organic route.
Latex is a natural antimicrobial, as well as a natural insect repellent. Having natural latex in your bed’s construction can help prevent the growth of mold and mildew and can also stop dust mites from moving in to your mattress, all of which can cause allergy attacks and reactions.
It’s also worth noting that even if you have a latex allergy, you can still look into mattresses made with latex materials that have been GOLS certified because a lot of certified 100% natural latex has gone through a rinse process that removes the natural latex proteins (they’re water soluble), making it hypoallergenic.