How To Clean A Latex Mattress

If you are shopping for a new mattress, you’ve probably realized there are a lot of options to choose. Mattresses are no longer limited to innerspring foam options. These days, there are a variety of mattress types to accommodate every comfort preference and budget making it difficult to decide.

Throughout your research, you’ve probably read a little bit about organic mattresses. With the many health benefits of sleeping on an organic mattress, it’s hard to believe anybody would choose something different. Not only does your sleep quality improve on a latex foam mattress, but you are not breathing in any of the harsh chemicals that memory foam and other non-latex mattresses contain. Additionally, latex mattresses have the potential to last for 15-20 years—yes you read that correctly. Standard mattresses only last up to eight years before it’s time to consider buying a new one.

How is it possible that organic mattresses can last that long? The answer is simple—proper maintenance and care will extend the lifespan of your natural mattress’ significantly.

How To Care For Your Latex Mattress

At Sleep Organics, we are the best place to shop for organic mattresses in Sarasota, and we want you to sleep as nature intended. In our article today, we’ll discuss the best way to care for your new organic mattress to extend the lifespan and get the most out of your investment!

1. Pick the right foundation
Latex foam mattresses deliver the best support when they are supported by a high-quality foundation. A latex mattress needs to be placed on top of a wooden slat foundation that will support the entire mattress and prevent the foam material from sinking between springs. Another critical factor of a wood slat foundation is to promote air circulation, keeping the mattress cool and free of moisture.
2. Check for moisture on a regular basis
An all-natural latex mattress is moisture resistant. The open cell structure of the latex maximizes airflow, keeping the mattress dry from the inside and out. If you live in a humid climate or your mattress isn’t one-hundred percent natural and blended with latex materials, then it is susceptible to moisture. It’s best to check your mattress regularly for indications of moisture to prevent mold and mildew.

Start by checking your mattress every three to four days by running your hand over the top and the bottom of the mattress. Extend the period between checks as you see appropriate.

It’s best practice to check your organic for moisture every six weeks, even if you don’t live in humid climates as excessive sweating while sleeping can cause moisture to develop. In the event that you find wet spots, allow the mattress to dry in open air and contact the manufacturer to assist you further.


3. Maintain proper room temperatures
Latex mattresses are not as susceptible to temperature changes as memory foam mattresses are. However, it is still recommended that you manage the temperature of your room to prolong the quality and lifespan of your mattress.

We suggest keeping your mattress out of direct, bright sunlight to avoid color changes and overexposure by UV-rays.


4. Follow the manufacturer’s turn instructions
Many natural latex mattresses do not need to be rotated or flipped. The firmest layer is generally at the base, and the softest layer will be on top. Other synthetic latex or blended latex mattresses may need to be rotated to extend their lifespan. It’s important to read through the manufacturer’s instructions and follow their recommended maintenance schedule. Not to mention, your sleep quality will improve!

Taking care of your organic mattress is no different than taking care of any other purchase, so don’t be discouraged by the extra care of your new mattress. When it comes to buying a natural latex mattress in Sarasota, Sleep Organics are the experts. We carry the best brands in latex mattresses, toppers, foundations, bedding, and more! Our helpful staff will work with you to find the best natural mattress that will fit your needs to improve your sleep quality, letting you sleep as nature intended!

Visit our store in Sarasota and shop brands like Savvy Rest, OMI, Naturepedic, and Lullaby Earth. Or shop with Sleep Organics online today!