Best Latex Mattress for Your Sleeping Position

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BEST LATEX MATTRESS FOR YOUR SLEEPING POSITION

Choosing the right mattress can seem a little overwhelming at first. However, you can narrow down the options quite quickly with some guidance. First, we will break it down into three main sections – your sleeping style, firmness preference and a little about organic latex mattress construction. Then we will bring it all together with our curated selections.

YOUR PRIMARY SLEEPING POSITION

There is some debate on what the best sleeping position is. However, we focus on fitting a mattress to how you sleep rather than some ideal. The first aspect to consider is your primary sleeping position. People rarely stay in a static place throughout the night, so you may also want to consider your secondary sleeping positions. For example, side sleepers should choose a softer option; back sleepers should go more in the mid-range, and stomach sleepers should go with something firmer.

YOUR FIRMNESS PREFERENCE

Personal preference involves two main factors. One is straight firmness preference. Some people just like a firmer or softer mattress regardless of sleeping position. Latex is supportive at all different firmness levels so that you can choose a bed solely based on your preferred comfort. The other factor is the issue you're trying to solve, especially for combo sleepers. For example, if you're a side and back combo sleeper and have problems with pressure points, you should err on the soft side. On the other hand, if you don't have issues with pressure points and like staying on top of the mattress more, you should err on the firmer side. .

LATEX MATTRESS CONSTRUCTION 101

The most common way of making latex rubber is in 6" moulds (Basic). Sometimes, it gets made in a thinner mould, but a solid moulded piece is never thicker than 6". Consequently, that became the basis of the traditional 6" core and comfort layer technique (Classic) of building a latex mattress. The issue with that is old school latex mattresses had fewer comfort options and tended to be quite firm. However, you can do a few things to make it more comfortable if desired.

The first part is altering the density of the latex used. The less dense the latex, the softer it is, but simply using lower densities is often not enough to maximize pressure relief. There are two reasons for this. First, latex has a density floor. You can't make pure rubber below a specific density without sacrificing the structural bonds. Second, even the softer cores can be too firm to allow you to sink into them, as latex is highly elastic and extraordinarily supportive. As a result, your body reflects closer to the surface no matter what.

To take the next step in comfort, you need to incorporate thinner layers, as thinner latex layers are softer than thicker ones and help bridge the gap between layers. These transitional layers create a smoother overall feel and allow you to sink deeper into the mattress. You can either go up and build thicker mattresses based on the 6" core (Unison) to get that next level in comfort. Or, you can make the bed entirely from thinner layers (Hevean). Assuming all else is equal, thicker latex mattresses made from more layers are softer than thinner mattresses made from fewer layers.

BEST MATTRESS FOR SIDE SLEEPERS

HEVEAN: MEDIUM LAYERING

We categorize our plushest mattresses as Medium as latex is exceptionally supportive even at its softest levels. The inherent elasticity relieves pressure points without sacrificing support. However, you can't simply use 4" of soft latex and call it a day; you also need an expertly designed layering system to achieve this balance. Only one mattress achieves this exceptional balance, the Hevean in Medium layering. Best suited for pure side sleepers looking for the most pressure relief in the shoulder and hip area or those who prefer that luxurious soft feel.

BEST MATTRESSES FOR SIDE & BACK SLEEPERS

HEVEAN: MEDIUM-FIRM LAYERING

UNISON: MEDIUM-FIRM LAYERING

We categorize our plushest mattresses as Medium as latex is exceptionally supportive even at its softest levels. The inherent elasticity relieves pressure points without sacrificing support. However, you can't simply use 4" of soft latex and call it a day; you also need an expertly designed layering system to achieve this balance. Only one mattress achieves this exceptional balance, the Hevean in Medium layering. Best suited for pure side sleepers looking for the most pressure relief in the shoulder and hip area or those who prefer that luxurious soft feel.

BEST MATTRESS FOR BACK SLEEPERS

CLASSIC: FIRM LAYERING

HEVEAN: FIRM LAYERING

UNISON: FIRM LAYERING

We categorize our plushest mattresses as Medium as latex is exceptionally supportive even at its softest levels. The inherent elasticity relieves pressure points without sacrificing support. However, you can't simply use 4" of soft latex and call it a day; you also need an expertly designed layering system to achieve this balance. Only one mattress achieves this exceptional balance, the Hevean in Medium layering. Best suited for pure side sleepers looking for the most pressure relief in the shoulder and hip area or those who prefer that luxurious soft feel.

BEST MATTRESSES FOR BACK & STOMACH SLEEPERS

BASIC: FIRM CORE

CLASSIC - EXTRA-FIRM LAYERING

UNISON - EXTRA-FIRM LAYERING

We categorize our plushest mattresses as Medium as latex is exceptionally supportive even at its softest levels. The inherent elasticity relieves pressure points without sacrificing support. However, you can't simply use 4" of soft latex and call it a day; you also need an expertly designed layering system to achieve this balance. Only one mattress achieves this exceptional balance, the Hevean in Medium layering. Best suited for pure side sleepers looking for the most pressure relief in the shoulder and hip area or those who prefer that luxurious soft feel.