Why We Recommend Talalay

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At M&N Mattress, we are passionate about sleep. We understand the importance of a good night’s rest, and we want other people to feel the physical and mental benefits gained from proper sleep health.

There are many factors that determine whether or not a person will rest well overnight. Things like how dark or quiet a room is, whether or not they share a bed with a partner or a pet, whether the linens are appropriate for the temperature of the room. Not to mention things like how much stress a person is carrying and all of the mental acrobatics a person does when trying to fall asleep.

A key component to a restful sleep is a person’s mattress. When people think about the mattress they sleep on, there are many things to consider. Whether it is firm enough, big enough and what kind of material is it made of. It’s this last point that we’d like to focus on here.

Choosing the right mattress material can have a huge impact on a person’s sleep. And there’s a type of mattress material that we recommend, called Talalay Latex.

Even though this might be the first time you’ve heard of it, Talalay has actually been on the market for a number of years, and we recommend it to our customers for a number of reasons.

First, let’s talk about what Talalay is. Talalay describes the process of creating molded pieces of latex foam rubber. Naturally occurring rubber latex is poured into a closed mold, after which all oxygen is removed. Then carbon dioxide is introduced and the rubber is cured with heat. It is named Talalay after the Talalay brothers, Leon, Joseph and Anselm, who created the process in the early part of the twentieth century.

The reason why Talalay latex makes an incredible mattress is because it provides a perfect balance between density and give. Therefore, while you sleep, the mattress forms to your body and absorbs the parts of you that dig into the mattress — hips, knees, shoulders. At the same time the mattress supports your body so that you aren’t sinking in too much.

Many people suffer from sore backs, necks and hips because of their mattress and the position they sleep in. However, after switching to Talalay, their problems magically disappear. Of course, it’s not magic, it’s the high quality Talalay material.

Another reason why we recommend Talalay is because of the health benefits from sleeping on a hypoallergenic material like latex. Most mattresses are made of synthetic materials that have been doused in flame retardant chemicals. The non-breathable material can increase your core temperature overnight so that you wake up sweating or your sleep is interrupted by how warm you are.

A Talalay mattress on the other hand is completely made from natural rubber derived from the rubber tree, not a synthetic fiber made from petroleum. It is also made with a breathable design and cell structure that provides a temperature neutral environment. Talalay Latex rubber is naturally antibacterial and anti-fungal, which eliminates the need for chemical sprays.

Finally, Talalay mattresses are extremely durable, and can last between two and three decades. This is opposed to conventional mattresses that should be replaced every ten years or so. Therefore, the initial cost is well worth it in the long run.

We are proud to say that Talalay mattresses are superior to most other mattresses on the market today. We’ve seen people walk away with a Talalay mattress only to return within weeks, not to bring back their mattress but to say, “thank you for changing my life.”

If you would like to know more about the benefits of Talalay mattresses and are in Nanaimo or Parksville, stop by our showroom. We are happy to talk to you about this incredible mattress and how it might change your life next.