Best Latex Mattress Reviews
Naturally durable, elastic, and responsive, latex is one of the most coveted kinds of beds in the industry.
As a mattress material, latex is able to contour your pressure points like memory foam without creating the feeling of being “stuck”. Latex beds made from true rubber are biodegradable and natural, making them a healthier, eco-conscious choice.
Though latex beds traditionally came with a high price tag, direct-to-consumer mattress brands have unleashed a flood of more affordable latex mattresses onto the marketplace. Today, you can land latex beds in a wide range of prices and levels of quality. On the high end are organic, all-natural latex mattresses made from raw latex foams harvested from rubber trees. Slightly less expensive are the synthetic latex beds, which are made from petrochemicals engineered to recreate the experience of a luxury latex bed without the luxury price tag. And in the middle of the road are blended latex mattresses, typically crafted from a combination of natural and synthetic rubber.
Are you considering purchasing a latex bed? Review the guide below to learn everything you need to know about going latex, including background on the different types of latex beds and reviews of best latex mattresses on the market today.
Best Latex Mattresses
Ready to buy a latex bed? To help you find the right latex mattress for your unique comfort preferences, sleep style, and budget, we’ve rounded up the very best latex bed brands on the market today.
Best Overall: PlushBeds Botanical Bliss
Determined to create the healthiest, most eco-friendly mattress in the industry, PlushBeds crafted their Botanical Bliss bed pure, all-natural organic latex. The GreenGuard Gold Certified bed features a comfort layer of natural Talalay latex atop a base of ARPICO premium organic latex. The PlushBeds Botanical Bliss has an organic cotton with a layer of pure New Zealand wool, which naturally regulates heat and promotes air circulation in addition to resisting dust, mold, and bacteria.
We named the Botanical Bliss as the best latex mattress overall for 2018 because of its 100-percent latex construction, exceptional support, above-average cooling capacity. The bed comes in a choice of four firmness levels: soft, medium firm, firm, and extra firm (extra cost applies), in addition to a choice of three heights: 9, 10, or 12 inches.
- 100 percent all-natural fully organic latex with organic wool cover
- Four firmness levels with three heights to choose from
- Free shipping and returns with 100-night trial
- Premium materials mean higher price point
- Poor edge support
- Heavy and hard to move
Best Value: PangeaBed
Crafted from pure Talalay Latex infused with copper filaments, the PangeaBed was designed to harness the unique health benefits of copper technology. PangeaBed’s “not-so-secret weapon”, copper is powerful element that is naturally hypoallergenic and resistant to bacteria. The copper also enhances the temperature regulating capacity of Talalay latex, contributing to an exceptionally cool, comfortable sleep.
Beneath the copper-infused latex layer is a transition layer of PangeaBed Cool Gel, which also works to promote cooling in addition to pressure release. At the bottom is a layer of support foam, which provides support and added contouring. The whole bed is wrapped in a quilted foam cover that is soft and breathable.
We named the PangeaBed as our Best Value pick because of its wallet-friendly price combined with its sophisticated design and luxury materials. The copper-infused Talalay layer delivers above-average durability and one-of-a-kind health benefits, in addition to solid pressure release and motion isolation.
- Copper-infused Talalay is naturally cooling and hypoallergenic
- Antibacterial, antimicrobial, and dust mite resistant
- Excellent motion isolation
- Free shipping and 100-night home sleep trial
- Poor edge support
- Only one firmness option
- Warranty only covers sleepers under 350 lbs
Best Luxury: Zenhaven
Offering a different firmness level on each side, the Zenhaven mattress from Saatva is like owning two luxury mattresses for the price of one. One side is the medium-soft Luxury Plush, and on the other is the medium-firm Gentle Firm. To switch between the two firmness levels, you need only flip the mattress over.
The Zenhaven bed is constructed from four layers of pure Talalay latex inside a quilted cover of organic cotton. Beneath the cover is a layer of organic New Zealand wool, which works to wick away moisture, promote air circulation, and act as a natural flame-retardant. The wool and naturally breathable Talalay latex create an exceptionally cool sleep. The layers of the Zenhaven are also naturally resistant to dust, mold, and bacteria.
We named the Zenhaven as our Best Luxury mattress because of its elegant, creative design and all-natural latex and organic fabrics. It’s a solid choice if you’re interested in a healthy, green-friendly mattress that is likely to last for many years to come.
- Two firmness options in one flippable bed
- Naturally hypoallergenic, antimicrobial, and cooling
- 100-percent organic and toxin-free
- 120-night sleep trial
- Poor edge support
- Quite a heavy bed
Best Latex Hybrid: Avocado
Our “Best Latex Hybrid” choice, the Avocado Green combines the benefits of both latex and innerspring beds into one mattress.
The Avocado’s upper layer is made from all-natural, sustainably-harvested Dunlop latex, which is naturally bouncy and supportive. Beneath the latex, the support layer is crafted from up to 1,414 pocketed recycled steel coils that help the upper latex layer conform to your body and provide edge support. A bottom base layer of Dunlop latex adds an additional layer of durability.
The whole bed is wrapped in a hand-tufted GOTS-certified organic cotton that regulates temperature and wicks away moisture. The bed also includes an optional, attached Euro-style topper that contributes to pressure release.
- Naturally cool with little-to-no off gassing
- Zoned internal coils work with the upper latex layer to keep the spine in healthy alignment
- Optional euro-style topper
- Great edge support
- Free shipping and 100-night trial
- Somewhat pricier
- May be overly firm for sleepers with a very low BMI
Best All-Natural: Spindle
Spindle may not be the only all-natural latex mattress we’ve reviewed, but it is the most affordable. The company cuts marketing and overhead costs to keep the price tag of their premium, long-lasting natural latex bed low.
Spindle beds are made up of three layers of 100% natural Dunlop latex that can be rearranged according to your firmness preferences. With its unique customizable design, the Spindle can be taken apart and reassembled to your liking. The natural latex layers are encased in an organic cotton and wool cover, designed to wick away moisture and promote air circulation.
Unlike its competitors, Spindle does not offer a free sleep trial. However, Spindle provides shoppers with a sleep quiz, and designs a personalized bed according to their weight, typical sleeping position, and firmness preferences. In addition, the company offers a 365-Day Comfort Adjustment period, during which you can have a layer of your bed swapped for a different firmness level for fee of up to $200.
- Innovative, customizable design with different firmness levels
- Pure latex with all-organic option
- Excellent pressure release and motion isolation
- Little-to-no off gassing odors
- Low price compared to latex competitors
- Free shipping with multiple return and exchange options
- No free sleep trial
Editor's Choice: Sleep On Latex
Sleep on Latex wins the distinction of “Editor’s Choice” for it’s fully organic, all-natural materials, multiple firmness and height options, and terrific value. All three levels of firmness -- including Soft, Medium, and firm -- provide excellent pressure release and motion isolation.
The bed is built either two or three layers of 100% natural, Pure Green Dunlop latex harvested from rubber trees in Sri Lanka. A soft, organic cover made from organic cotton and New Zealand wool helps with temperature regulation and serves as a natural flame retardant. The natural latex and organic wool materials of the Sleep on Latex mattress make it naturally resistant to dust, mold, and microbes.
- Comes in choice of two heights and three firmness options
- Fully organic, all-natural latex foam and organic fibers
- Low price compared to latex competitors
- Free shipping and 100-day trial
- Undisclosed density means it may be difficult to predict the durability of the mattress
Benefits of Latex Mattresses
Comfort and Contouring. There’s a reason latex mattresses enjoy some of the highest customer satisfaction ratings in the biz. Latex foam delivers the comfort and contouring of a memory foam bed without problems associated with memory foam -- like the feeling of getting “trapped” by your mattress or sleeping hot.
Pressure Relief and Responsiveness. Like memory foam mattresses, latex beds are able to conform to the natural curves of your body, relieving pressure while supporting your spine. But while memory foam is typically slow to respond, latex surfaces regain shape instantly. The bouncy responsiveness of latex mattresses make it easy for you to shift positions during the night, promoting restful sleep. Firm where you need it to be and soft where you want it to be, latex can keep your spine in health alignment and even combat chronic back pain.
Cool Sleep. With its open-cell construction, latex is one of the cooler mattress materials to sleep on. Natural latex, in particular, promotes the circulation of cool air while helping to wick away moisture. Natural latex is also hypoallergenic and resistant to mold, mildew, bacteria, and dust mites, in addition to being virtually odor-free.
Durable. Another big plus for latex mattresses is the durability of the material. Compared to memory foam, innerspring, and hybrid beds, latex beds tend to last the longest. A quality, well-cared-for latex bed could last around eight years, compared to the six-year projected lifespan of most beds.
Latex Mattress FAQs
Want to learn more about the pros and cons of latex mattresses? Check out the frequently asked questions and answers below.
What types of latex foams are used in mattresses?
When it comes to mattresses, there are two primary types of latex foams: Dunlop and Talalay latex. These two foams are made from the same rubber sap material but manufactured in different ways.
- Dunlop latex - To manufacture dunlop latex, rubber sap is poured into a mold and steam baked. With the Dunlop process, natural sediment is allowed to settle at the bottom of the mold to produce a slightly firmer feeling on one side of the mattress.
- Talalay latex - A slightly newer method of producing latex beds, the Talalay process is similar to the Dunlop process but includes additional vacuum sealing and freezing steps. As a result, Talalay latex tends to make for softer, slightly less firm beds.
Another way to classify latex beds is natural, synthetic, or hybrid. Natural latex beds contain raw latex sap from rubber trees, while synthetic latex is mixed with petrochemicals to mimic the latex feel. Blended or hybrid latex beds include a combination of synthetic and natural latex material. Natural, synthetic, and hybrid latex beds feature similar comfort, responsiveness, and feel, but all-natural beds tend to sleep slightly less cooler, carry fewer “new-mattress” odors, and last longer.
How are latex mattresses different from memory foam?
Although latex is able to contour to the body’s pressure points like a memory foam mattress would, latex mattresses deliver added bounce and responsiveness. Because memory foam beds tend to be slow to respond, some sleepers complain of restless sleep and the feeling of being trapped by sinking too deeply into the surface. Alternatively, latex beds regain their shape instantly, allowing for greater freedom of motion during the night and promoting deeper, sounder sleep.
Who is suited to a latex mattress?
Able to offer above-average pressure release and spinal support for different body sizes and sleep styles, latex is an excellent choice for many, but not all sleepers. You may be suited to a latex mattress is any of the following apply:
- You suffer from back pain or body aches.
- You are sensitive to smells and chemicals.
- You tend to overheat while sleeping.
- You tend to shift positions a lot during the night.
- You are concerned with health and using sustainable materials and manufacturing processes.
On the other hand, you may find some latex beds to be overly firm if you sleep on your stomach or have a BMI that is so low, it cannot force the mattress surface to confirm. In addition, a latex bed may not be the right choice for you if you have a very tight budget, as latex beds are among the priciest in the industry.
Are latex mattresses environmentally friendly?
Many latex mattresses -- specifically all-natural latex mattresses -- are considered to be environmentally friendly due to natural latex’s biodegradability and sustainable manufacturing process. Raw latex is tapped from rubber trees in a way that does not harm or require that a tree be cut down. Certified organic latex takes it a step further by being produced without artificial fertilizers or harmful chemicals.
Nearly all latex mattresses are fairly durable, helping to minimize consumption and waste. And, latex mattresses are naturally fire resistant and free of harmful chemical fire retardants found in other mattresses that can contribute to adverse health conditions.
Do they sleep cool?
Generally speaking, latex mattresses sleep cooler than memory and other types of foam but may be slightly warmer than innerspring beds. Talalay latex in particular is known to be particularly cool, since the Talalay manufacturing process creates chambers in the material to improve air circulation. Some users report that synthetic latex mattresses sleep warmer than natural latex beds.
Best Latex Mattress Picks
|Best Overall||PlushBeds Botanical Bliss||$1,699|
|Best Latex Hybrid||Avocado||$1,399|
|Editor's Choice||Sleep On Latex||$795|