Why You Need to Read Mattress Warranty Details

I recently spoke with a man who was looking into the Healthy Foundations 10″ Memory Foam Mattress, as well as the memory foam mattress of another mattress company.  There were differences in the way they were made, pricing, company longevity, and the usual things that separates Healthy Foundations from other companies, but the biggest “gotcha” from this company is their warranty.  Buyer beware, as I always say.

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Natural Latex Mattresses: Freedom From Dust Mites!

Dust mites are a common allergen in the home, collecting in carpets, on window coverings, in mattresses, and anywhere dust finds a place to settle.  Although the perception that mattresses double in weight every 10 years due to dust and dust mites is a myth (see http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/household/mattress.asp), those with allergies or the desire to lessen their contact with dust mites are frequently turning to 100% all-natural latex mattresses.

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100% Natural Latex Mattress for 100% Natural Sleep

Looking for comfortable sleep that is also 100% all natural? Then check out a 100% all-natural latex mattress. A 100% all-natural latex mattress is completely botanical and natural and is hypoallergenic, antibacterial, and dust mite-free.

When looking for completely natural and green sleep, you must be careful though.  “Buyer beware” is very important when looking for a 100% all-natural latex mattress.  This is because many companies will call their mattress “natural” latex when, in reality, there is just a small amount of natural latex in the mattress and the rest or part of it is made with synthetic or artificial latex.

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Our Latex Mattress Buyer’s Guide

The world of natural latex mattresses is full of hype and myth… Dunlop versus Talalay, all-natural versus synthetic, single-zone versus multi-zoned… How is a consumer supposed to sort all this out?  At Healthy Foundations, we understand that this all can be so confusing.  That is why we offer our Latex Mattress Buyer’s Guide.  This guide is designed to cut through all the myths and the hype to provide you factual information that will allow you to make an educated decision when buying an all-natural latex mattress.  Some of the topics covered include: Continue reading “Our Latex Mattress Buyer’s Guide” »

100% All-Natural Latex for Chemical-Free Sleep

Many people these days are looking for ways to live a greener, more chemically-free life. Since we spend about one-third of our life sleeping, going chemical-free with your mattress is a great place to start.  One of the best ways to do this is with a 100% all-natural latex mattress.

A 100% all-natural latex mattress is completely botanical and made from the sap of a rubber tree.  It is hypoallergenic, antibacterial, and dust mite-free.  Quite simply, it is the cleanest mattress you can find and ideal for those with allergies or those looking for a greener mattress alternative.

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Natural Latex Mattress: Look for 100% Natural Latex

Many people are turning to all-natural latex as their mattress of choice. Sure, you want natural latex for its comfort and its 100% botanical qualities, but how can you be sure you are getting 100% all-natural latex?  You have to do your homework and you have to ask the hard questions.  Here’s why:

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Latex Mattress or Memory Foam Mattress: Which is the Best Choice?

You can frequently see the question, which is better, a latex mattress or a memory foam mattress?  This isn’t a question that can really be answered — It’s like asking a truck guy which is better Ford or Chevy?  The answer comes down to personal preference.

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Exercise: Sleep’s Best Friend

Want to sleep better? Who doesn’t? It’s funny how our ancestors never had trouble sleeping.  People used to walk places, work in the fields, do manual labor… Now we have machines to do all that and save us time, yet many people still say they don’t have time to exercise.

Research shows that even small increases in exercise, like a daily half-hour walk, can improve your sleep and your health.  The one caveat to this is that you should not exercise close to your bed time.  That will actually make it difficult to wind down and to fall asleep.

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A Memory Foam Mattress is the Most Comfortable Mattress

A memory foam mattress is the most comfortable mattress…

So says the meta-site SleepLiketheDead.com and its summary of reviews and ratings of the top rated mattress types.  In this review (http://www.sleeplikethedead.com/bed-mattress-review-home.html), memory foam mattresses rate the highest with an overall owner satisfaction rating of 81%.  Latex mattress are a close second at 80%, and traditional innerspring mattresses are the lowest rated mattress for comfort at just 63%.  In this summary, SleepLiketheDead uses a sampling to make its determination, using over 6000 samples for the innerspring and memory foam results and just over 1000 for the latex results.  According to the site, their mattress data is based on “20,356 Owner Experiences Gathered From 948 Sources.”  So is this perfectly accurate?  It’s hard to say as this type of sampling is not an exact science, but, using this site’s sampling method, it is clear that memory foam is widely considered the most comfortable mattress.

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