Even without the advice of your doctor, you must acknowledge the fact that your body needs a good night’s sleep to function more efficiently. After all, everybody has experienced the terrible consequences of not getting enough shuteye.
In fact, according to the fellows of Sleep Medicine Division at the Harvard Medical School, insufficient sleep often leads to poor perception, judgement, and performance of duties. It was reported that approximately 50 to 70 million adult Americans are suffering from various sleep-related difficulties that eventually lead to more complicated health issues such as diabetes, hypertension, depression, and obesity.
For this reason, several mattress stores are proud to introduce the latest trend on latex foams that can enhance your sleep experience.
Foam Innovation: The Promise of Better Sleep
Latex has been hailed as the most popular bedding cushion as it gives both contoured comfort and firm support for the sleeper. Yet, mattress manufacturers are more than willing to take things up a notch with a ‘better version’ of this beloved bedding material – the Talalay latex foam.
Traditional vs. Latest Latex Processes
Latex can be molded by either the traditional Dunlop process or the fairly new Talalay process. While both can produce smooth and firm latex foams for beddings, latex foams made of Talalay process are made with two additional molding steps that lead to the production of softer, more comfortable latex foams. Improved manufacturing processes have made 100% natural latex foams even more popular.
Natural latex molded through the Talalay process have a more consistent smooth texture, supple feel, and natural bounciness when compared to other latex foams. Furthermore, in contrast to synthetic latex, Talalay is considered as one of the most breathable foams, which prevents any heat buildup as you sleep. The result? A comfortable bed with contoured support that provides a much cooler and deeper sleep.
Other Health Benefits
Since it’s made of 100% natural latex, some Talalay foam can be certified organic. You can ask the salesperson whether your mattress carries a GOTS certification, or at the very least, an Oeko-Tex Standard 100 seal proving that your mattress passed stringent of tests to confirm the purity of the materials used and the absence of harmful chemicals in its production.
A good night’s sleep often starts with laying on a good mattress. Think of a new mattress as an investment for better health. With this newest mattress trend, people of all ages can have an improved sleeping experience.
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