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Today we are here to discuss latex mattresses and more importantly are latex mattresses hot? If you purchase one today will you be too hot when you sleep on it? The bottom line does a latex mattress get hot?
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Answer: Ours does but they don’t have to. I am not sure what you have read concerning latex and heat, but I can tell you if there are any issues with latex rubber, heat is rarely if ever one of those issues.
The reason for cotton and wool being used on latex is a multi-functional purpose. Cover breathability is something you did not mention in your question and can cause many of the heat issues we experience when sleeping. It sounds as though you are under the impression the wool is there to assist the breathability of the latex? The fact is the latex does a great job on its own. Most mattresses that contain all latex inside of them do so for their sustainability, eco-friendly, or more organic aspect.
Cotton used in mattress covers can be grown organically, traditionally, or transitionally. In the end, as you would expect it is very breathable, durable, and of course sustainable. Wool is only now being used much more widely and liberally in mattress quilting construction. The main purpose of wool being added to mattress quilting in today’s beds is again the eco-friendly or no toxic chemicals aspect it can provide. This is especially true if organic or certified organic wool is quilted into the top mattress cover panel. By doing this, most companies who want to get around necessary fire retardant chemicals can do so, rather than being added to the mattress components. These chemical fire retardants are controversial but it does allow them to legally comply with recent fire safety laws.
Answer: Usually a thick layer of the wool is compressed and when finished isn’t much thicker than an inch or so but this does vary from brand to brand. Savvyrest, Land, and Sky are the brands that we chose and I like them a lot. There are other good companies that do the same or similar quilting like Natura, OMI, Green Sleep or Sleeptek
Answer: The answer comes down to you test resting mattresses honestly. As far as which is cooler I don’t believe coils or latex would make a difference. Durability wise I prefer latex rubber, but latex over coils could offer some cost savings.
As far as putting the mattress on a platform bed I would say half of the beds we install are doing just that. The biggest issue with platform beds is the spacing of the slats if you have a platform bed of this design. They need to be spaced two inches or less for proper mattress support.
We hope this helps you with that age-old question “Are Latex Mattresses Hot” and helps you make a decision about which new mattress you would like to purchase. Be sure to contact STL Beds in St. Louis with any questions or concerns.
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