Latex comes in three forms - all-natural and synthetic based. The natural variety of latex is derived from the milky sap of the rubber tree. Synthetic latex is a byproduct of petroleum. Much is manufactured from a blend of natural and synthetic latex.
Some health benefits apply no matter the type of latex being used while others are strictly a benefit of natural latex.
All latex beds have the body contouring properties that have made memory foam mattresses a huge success over recent years. In both latex types, the foam softens and absorbs the body as warmth is applied. As a result, body weight is distributed evenly and pressure points that lead to soreness and muscle aches are eliminated. The body contouring properties of latex foam can also help those with circulation problems by increasing blood flow.
Because latex has a wider variety of available firmness levels, they are more able to be custom-fitted to the user’s specific medical needs.
Allergy and asthma sufferers can be helped tremendously with a latex bed. Natural latex is hypo-allergenic and anti-bacterial. Many allergic reactions can be attributed to dust mites which are not a problem with latex mattresses because they are resistant to the bugs.
Natural latex is also unique in that it is resistant to moisture which means mold can’t grow. That means there are fewer spores to cause asthma attacks that can be such a burden to people at bedtime.
Out of all of that, perhaps the best health benefit latex beds have to offer is that they support the best night’s sleep possible. The health benefits derived just from a healthy dose of sleep are off the chart and will forever change your outlook on life.