When it comes to mattresses, those that are made of natural or organic materials are better than those that are made with synthetic materials. For starters, natural mattresses are made with materials that are free of toxic substances and harmful chemicals that could off-gas and get inhaled or absorbed by your skin. Many of these harmful substances—like chemical fire retardants—have been linked to health conditions like fertility issues, erectile dysfunction, delayed brain development, neurological problems, and cancer. With natural mattresses, you should not have to worry about those diseases and allergic reactions to synthetic materials.
Allergens, like dust mites, will not thrive in a mattress that contains natural wool. For this reason, natural mattresses are recommended for people with hay fever, asthma, eczema, respiratory problems, and allergic rhinitis. Natural latex has bactericidal properties that can keep dust mites at bay. Lanolin, the natural dust mite repellent in natural wool, is maintained, too, since the material is not bleached or washed in chemicals.
Another problem with synthetic mattresses is their inability to maintain a neutral temperature, especially in the summer and winter, or when your surroundings are unusually too hot or too cold. Natural mattresses are breathable and will keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer, especially if it contains natural wool. Natural latex stays neutral and promotes good air circulation to allow body perspiration to evaporate quickly to avoid moisture retention. Hence, you do not have to worry about fungus, mold, and mildew thriving in your mattress.
Natural mattresses are a better investment than traditional synthetic foam and spring mattresses because they are more durable and can easily outlast the latter. A natural rubber mattress will have a life expectancy of more than two decades without undue deterioration. If someone sleeps beside you, they can toss and turn all they want without causing that bouncing sensation, which is common with conventional innerspring mattresses.