Oeko-Tex 100 Certified Natural Latex for Maximum Comfort and Breathability
Your new Cerys mattress by SleepPros includes multiple support materials. The combinations, quantities, and densities of these materials are very important to the final feel of your mattress. We've been designing mattresses for over 20 years, and our expertise in how these materials work (and work together) is invaluable to our customers. This is the number one reason we work so closely with our customers during the sales process: to make sure the beds we design meet the needs of our customers.
Latex is not technically a foam at all. Generally, it is made from a natural source (sap from a rubber tree plant). In effect, latex is a kind of rubber. It is extremely resilient and long-lasting, and one of the most expensive sleep materials available.
So why is our latex so good? We use 100 percent natural latex. Our latex is Oeko-Tex 100 standard-certified. This rigorous certification ensures that harmful toxins were not found in the end product. This is your insurance of a naturally pure product and safe and sound sleep.
For the sleeper, latex has numerous benefits:
Comfort - Latex is arguably the most comfortable support material out there. Latex's natural resilience makes it an outstanding choice for overall comfort. Many sleepers report that it is very good at supporting known pressure points (like hips and shoulders) while at the same time contouring enough to properly support the spine in proper alignment, therefore helping support sleepers' lower backs, the most important element to a good night's sleep.
Longevity – Latex is a very durable material. Generally, latex will retain its comfort properties for 10-12 years, and in fact, the life-span of some latex can run to 20-25 years and beyond. All-latex mattresses tend to outlast other types by anywhere from 2 to 7 years, on average providing comfort for 10-12 years. Though very durable, latex is also biodegradable.
Off Gassing – Because latex is a natural material, it includes very few chemicals chemicals that will break down and release odors. For people who are sensitive to smells, little to no off-gassing is a great benefit. While still limited in its off-gassing, synthetic latex is more likely to release unpleasant chemical smells.
Motion Isolation – Many sleepers report that latex is very effective isolating the motion of one sleeper from another. When one sleeper rolls over or otherwise moves in his or her sleep, their partner is less likely to notice than with some other sleep surfaces.
Customization – Latex is offered in multiple firmness levels, and each firmness level is offered in multiple thicknesses, leading to a myriad number of layering options and therefore many different firmness and support options. This ability to customize the feel of latex layers gives sleepers the ability to create a mattress with exactly the right level of support.
Health – Latex has long been considered a healthy and safe material. As stated above, latex does not off-gas to the same level as many other types of foams. Additionally, dust mites find latex to be an inhospitable environment, making it naturally hypo-allergenic. Latex is also naturally resistant to fungi, yeasts, mold, and mildew.
Environment – The raw materials for latex comes from plants - specifically the rubber tree plant. The well-cared-for trees are not cut down or harmed, but rather tapped for their sap, contributing to a sustainable, health-driven product.
Our latex is produced through the Dunlop process. First developed in 1929, Dunlop latex is made from latex serum, or sap, which has been tapped from the rubber tree plant, Hevea brasiliensis. The sap is injected into a mold and allowed to set, ultimately creating 6 inch "buns" of Dunlop latex. Because of the time needed to set, natural sediments in the mixture settle to the bottom of the mold, making the bottom of the bun more dense than the top of the bun. The bun can be sliced into layers: denser layers coming from the bottom of the bun, and less dense layers from the top.