Finding an organic mattress in the past was very tricky work, especially with so few manufacturers making them at such high quality. They are more widely available these days, but beware—you should buy only from companies that can be trusted and has proven themselves to distribute authentic and high-quality organic mattresses and products if you want to get true value. It is no secret that organic mattresses offer plenty of health and safety benefits for users of all ages. However, there are some lesser known facts and trivias that you might enjoy learning about these products:
- The famed Dunlop Latex process has been around since the year 1929. While many have only heard of it recently, this process has been used by Mesoamerican civilizations for thousands of years since it first came out. It was discovered by EA Murphy, who was a big part of the Dunlop Rubber Company. By 1931, the first mattresses made from Dunlop Latex foam rubber came out.
- Dunlop Latex is extremely durable, with a high density of up to 40 per pound, as opposed to 5.3 per pound in Tempurpedic foam. Polyurethane foam scores even lower.
- The natural latex used to make organic mattresses is made out of Hevea brasilensis (rubber tree). About one cup of sap can be collected on a daily basis from one rubber tree, which then serves as raw material for the Dunlop Latex process.
- Organic wool can regulate body temperature and has moisture-wicking properties. While this is not exactly a less known fact, it is worth mentioning whenever organic mattresses are concerned.
- Natural latex is also hypoallergenic, which is not only a major selling point for organic mattresses but also a very significant health benefit, especially for those suffering from allergic reactions and other conditions like asthma.