Unlike the tale of “Goldilocks and the 3 Bears,” where Goldilocks tried resting on 2 beds prior to she found that the 3rd bed was perfect for her– my nickname is Goldilocks, yet this is not a fairy tale. This is a TRUE STORY concerning locating my perfect latex bed mattress 40 years ago, when I acquired my initial bed, as well as my challenging search to find a replacement.
While maturing, I utilized to babysit our neighbor’s kids. When she discovered I would certainly obtained involved, she welcomed me to her home eventually to recommend I acquire a latex mattress like hers. She drew the sheets off her king size bed so that she can show me exactly how the mattress had not sagged, and also explained how the corners as well as sides were still solid after an amazing amount of time. I want I might bear in mind the precise number of years she would certainly told me that she and her spouse had been using their cushion, however I do remember that due to her little presentation, I knew that I wanted to buy a latex bed mattress similar to it despite the fact that I later discovered that it would certainly cost me about twice what the typical ‘springtime’ bed mattress were selling for at the time. I looked the local furnishings stores, but can not find this latex cushion anywhere. I bore in mind that when we had actually moved south, my mother had actually bought a lot of her furnishings from a sales representative at a huge furniture shop in a nearby community. He claimed that although the store did not stock this bed mattress, he can buy it, as well as I asked him to buy a solid latex mattress for me “SIGHT UNSEEN.”
My partner and also I slept comfortably on this latex cushion for 35 years without experiencing any type of aches or discomforts as we got older, and we partially associate our freedom from medicine as well as the good health we enjoy to this latex bed mattress! It wasn’t up until about the 33rd year when we noticed that the cover was breaking and subjecting the latex in a few places, so we put simply it in a zippered bed mattress cover. This worked well up until the 34th year, when we started observing slight sagging and body indentations. We then started our search to purchase an additional latex mattress like it. I searched online for the same latex bed mattress supplier, but was let down to learn that they had actually shut their doors. A neighbor suggested we visit a tiny, local mattress manufacturer in our area whose family members had been constructing cushions for 3 generations. I intended to be particular that he can offer the same latex as that of our initial latex mattress. I informed the owner the name of its supplier, and I remember him claiming, “All latex is the same.” He was wrong! Having actually purchased three mattresses within a 3-year period, I think I’m certified to report: ALL latex is NOT the exact same!
About one year later, we observed we weren’t resting as easily due to the fact that our brand-new latex mattress was sagging with minor valleys on either side of the bed where each of us lay. We called the supplier. It took a while for him to find examine it, but when he did see it, he claimed that it really did not appear like it was sagging. I advised him that when I would certainly called him, I would certainly informed him that he wouldn’t see the sagging– he needed to lay on the bed to really feel the valleys. He did not lay on the bed, but he did press his by far into the cushion in numerous various areas and also he was surprised to see exactly how deep his hands “sunk down” into the mattress … like there was very little assistance.
He ordered a new latex mattress to replace it, yet this moment he got the firmest one he could. This second latex replacement bed mattress succeeded up until we would certainly had it practically one year, and afterwards once again we noticed drooping with slight valleys where we lay. This time around I did some checking out and found that the business that made my 35-year old latex mattress was in business again, but the closest merchant that brought their brand was three hrs away. We made the journey one weekend only to locate that the firm had lowered the method it was developing its latex bed mattress. We found a big dice of solid latex in a clear zippered plastic instance close to a latex cushion, which led us to believe that the cushion was made from this solid latex. But when we raised the bed mattress to see if it was ‘heavy’ latex like our 35-year old latex bed mattress, we were extremely stunned to uncover just how lightweight this brand-new mattress was! After talking with the shopkeeper, we learned that the old supplier had actually offered its firm in addition to its company name, as well as the brand-new proprietors were sandwiching a slice of latex in between layers of polyurethane foam, as well as edging it with polyurethane foam around the outdoors edges, which he said would certainly extend the life of this supposed ‘latex’ bed mattress. We then discovered that the cushion was completed on ONE-SIDE ONLY. I will certainly never ever recognize how these new features would benefit the customer, however I can see just how the life of this so-called ‘latex’ bed mattress is reduced, which clearly benefits the mattress manufacturers.
After returning home and also investigating the web, we now know what the large bed mattress suppliers are doing. You will find that the majority of the big best mattresses mattress makers, that have stayed in business for generations, have given that marketed their companies. A lot of these new owners as well as share holders have an interest in generating large, immediate returns on their financial investments. They have actually revamped as well as marketed their cushions to place big earnings in their pockets, yet the shortcuts they are making to enhance their profits are decreasing the useful life of their cushions. You do the math. If they all obtain with each other and also decide to cut the life of their products in fifty percent, we consumers are required to get their products more frequently and also they all revenue much more. For example: One of their shortcuts as well as marketing techniques is developed to market you on the advantages of buying a “prejudiced” cushion, however in truth, the life of your bed mattress has actually been cut in half and you will certainly require to buy at least two times as several mattresses in your life time if you intend to rest comfortably. In my look for the ideal latex mattress, I in fact spoke with one cushion store owner years ago that confessed she wished they would ‘restore’ the 2-sided latex bed mattress.
We likewise discovered that the two previous solid latex cushions we possessed started to “sink as well as fall short” after one year because they were not made from the firmer Dunlop Latex. They were constructed from the newer Talalay Latex, which is refined by integrating more air which can potentially cause the cushion to compress as well as soften over time. After finding out the distinctions between both making processes, I associate an Angle Cake with the softer Talalay Latex, and also I associate a Pound Cake with the firmer Dunlop Latex. I ‘d even spoken to the Talalay bed mattress producer that made both of our latex mattresses which softened after only one year. Among their customer care associates told me that she enjoyed exactly how her Talalay cushion softened with time and “conformed” to her body to cushion it. I told her that she was still very young and also what she thought about cushioning, my hubby and also I took into consideration unpleasant valleys. We directly required and anticipated a bed mattress to provide the support our bodies required for more than one, five, or perhaps 7 years. The firm did replace that initial Talalay mattress that stopped working after the initial year, but they would certainly not replace the second one. And Also, CAVEAT EMPTOR: All mattress warranties are not the same. Please check out and “comprehend” ALL the problems of your guarantee prior to you buy your cushion.
In continuing my online look for my perfect latex cushion, I uncovered a really caring and also valuable cushion manufacturer. Lee Carter, the owner as well as now my new buddy, has a riches of individual experience structure bed mattress and also has an abundance of expertise worrying the bed mattress sector. He has disclosed important expert info that I was not aware of, such as a new government law which has caused bed mattress makers to utilize chemicals to make fire immune bed mattress. Was the public alerted of this new policy? Not only was I worried concerning revealing my body to the possibly unsafe chemicals in a new cushion, chemicals can likewise discharge fumes and odors, which could create me to become nauseated as a result of my sensitivity to scents. To my understanding, Lee Carter owns the only business that supplies its consumers “chemical complimentary” cushions after merely obtaining a qualified prescription.