In Latex Mattress Toppers Reviews, author Alan Cassidy calls latex mattress toppers “the closest thing to heaven.” I’m not sure I’d go that far, especially for a topper. On the other hand, a natural latex mattress — now that might be close to heaven.
Some of the latex mattress topper qualities that Mr. Cassidy writes about are the same qualities that make a latex mattress so healthy and comfortable. Natural latex is hypoallergenic, resists mold and dust mites, and is antibacterial. And of course, natural latex is extremely comfortable.
One thing that Mr. Cassidy does point out, but without going into much detail, is that synthetic latex has chemicals so it may not be as beneficial at 100% natural latex. Up to 80% of all latex is synthetically made, so you have to make sure you are clear about what you are buying. Make sure that any latex you purchase is 100% natural latex. Whether you choose a topper or a mattress, make sure you choose 100% natural latex.
One more thing I’d like to point out — If your mattress is anything except relatively new, a topper (any type of topper) probably won’t work for you. A topper isn’t meant to fix an old mattress, but to make an uncomfortable (but in good condition) mattress more comfortable. If your current mattress is more than five years old, your best bet is probably a natural latex mattress, not a topper.