Thinking of buying a king latex mattress? You are making the right choice. Not only will this mattress provide more sleeping space for you and your partner, it will ensure a more comfortable slumber. However, there are factors you must consider to make sure you are buying a high-quality king latex mattress. Here are some of them:
- Avoid memory foam – Memory foam may be popular, but it is a polyurethane foam that is made with a lot of toxic chemicals responsible for its shape-changing capabilities. However, those chemicals have been linked to respiratory problems and headaches, and an acrid smell, which is associated with memory foam. Moreover, the material tends to deteriorate after only a few years, resulting in uneven support.
- Organic or natural latex mattresses – The natural king latex mattress is a healthier alternative to memory foam. It is free of harmful chemicals, so you do not have to worry about off-gassing which can cause health problems. Natural latex promotes good health by letting air circulate, so it does not retain moisture, which can cause mold growth in the mattress. Moreover, it maintains a neutral temperature to prevent you from waking up feeling hot or cold. Like memory foam, it supports your body by taking shape, but it is more durable (it can last more than 20 years) and safer.
- Size – A king latex mattress should come in a standard size, which is around 76 inches wide and 80 inches long. That is as big as two twin XL mattresses put together. However, size may vary per manufacturer or brand, so be sure to verify that the mattress is the right size for you and your room.
- The retailer – Buy a king latex mattress only from a reputable store. When going organic, make sure that the retailer is a member of the Organic Trade Association and that they carry latex mattresses that are manufactured following the Global Organic Latex Standard.