What Makes Latex the Best Choice for Mattress Toppers

April 05, 2016

What Makes Latex the Best Choice for Mattress Toppers

What Makes Latex the Best Choice for Mattress Toppers

When shopping for a mattress topper for your home, dorm room, camper or other, customers usually have one question: What is going to get me the best night's sleep? 

Certainly, there are plenty of options on the market to choose from. In addition to the natural Talalay latex offered in Bed Bandits toppers, there is polyurethane foam, memory foam, down, and gel foam.   

Latex

We pride ourselves on offering the absolute best mattress topper on the market. Part of that is due to our fire-resistant covers, our elastic bands that keep your topper secure, and the fact that each topper sold helps someone get a better night's sleep. But at the end of the day, our toppers are designed to give you a great night's sleep. And we can only do that by filling them with the highest quality material available. 

Before we show you why Bed Bandits is your best option--both in terms of comfort and value--let's take a look at why everything else isn't. 

Foam

Polyurethane foam -- Customers can be drawn to the price tag of a polyurethane foam pad, but that attraction will be very short-lived. It won't be long until the foam compacts over a few months of use and lose its support. It doesn't matter the thickness; it's just the physics of the foam. 

Speaking of which, polyurethane foam absorbs and stores heat, which in the event of a warm summer night, would make for a very uncomfortable sleep. And the foam is porous, meaning it will trap the sweat you produce as you sleep, resulting in a very smelly topper. 

Memory foam -- Once touted as the be-all, end-all of sleep comfort, consumers are realizing memory foam can be more trouble that it's worth. Like polyurethane foam, memory foam will eventually take the user's shape and compact the foam in the topper. It will retain your body heat, just like polyurethane. And, just like polyurethane, it's prone to off gassing due to the chemical make up of the foam. 

Down -- While certainly soft, goose down provides virtually no support for the user. Not only that, but down is not known to last. The feathers within flatten quickly and often bunch together, leaving you with an ineffective and lumpy topper that you'll need to replace quickly. 

Gel foam -- Since entering the market some five years ago, consumers have encountered a number of problems with gel foam. While at first touch, one may feel a coolness in the gel, after a few minutes it actually feels quite warm. 

This is because the gel used in these toppers is conductive, meaning they'll take the temperature of the surrounding environment. It will trap heat in ways that other toppers will not. These toppers are also not very environmentally friendly. Essentially, just because it's the newest technology on the market certainly doesn't make it the best. 

So Why Latex? 

So Why Latex

First, it's important to know that not all latex is created equal. When we source our natural latex, we use only only 100% natural latex. This means it comes straight from the rubber tree, creating the perfect balance of softness and support. 

It is completely safe for those with a latex allergy, as the way it is processed does not include the protein often found in medical tools (such as gloves) that cause the allergy. 

It is inherently hypo-allergenic, anti-microbial and dust-mite resistant. So not only are you getting the most comfortable sleep possible, it's also free from any potentially harmful additives.  

Yes, latex is more expensive than other materials. But unlike polyurethane, which is a plastic and much cheaper and lighter than latex foam, our latex product lasts much longer. So it really isn't more expensive in the long run. And you don't have to keep buying it!  

So if you're in the market for a mattress topper--no matter where you need it--consider the best option on the market: a natural latex mattress topper from Bed Bandits! 

 



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