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Do Latex Mattresses Smell? SleepJunkie.org Clears the Air with Latest Article
Date:5/8/2013

Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) May 08, 2013

As concerns regarding VOCs and their impact on health continue to grow, consumers gravitate toward the use of natural products in their homes.

Differentiating between dangerous odors and those that are simply released from a new product can be difficult without an understanding of what is used in the manufacturing process. In order to address this concern, mattress blog SleepJunkie.org recently released an article explaining what consumers can expect regarding odors and latex beds.

Titled “Do Latex Mattresses Smell?”, this article looks at what latex mattresses smell like, how this compares to other latex products and beds, and what consumers can do to reduce mattress odors. Sleep Junkie begins by reminding readers that almost all new items smell, and addresses the fact that the odor is caused by what they are made from. To offer perspective, the blog highlights the extremely low proportion of those who complain of odors with natural latex, and answers the question of smell in two parts.

As shown in the article, natural latex includes products including hevea latex milk, water, fats, and a handful of non-toxic chemicals which creates a product that is free from dangerous VOCs. The odor is described as somewhat sweet, relatively mild, and short-lived. Sleep Junkie explains that a natural latex mattress typically does not emit the same type of smell as rubber tires due to different manufacturing processes. The post also explains that synthetic latex and hybrid mattresses will have different odors depending on the substances used.

For those concerned about odors, Sleep Junkie offers a list several shopping tips and solutions. They recommend consumers select beds with 100% natural latex, natural covers, no adhesives, and suggest Talalay p
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