June 14, 2019 2 min read
It is tough to say if our mattress will be a good solution for people suffering from Allergies or Asthma.
Everybody has their own threshold as to what qualifies as hypoallergenic. Some companies are quick to put "100%" in front of any of those and many other statements, e.g: "you'll sleep through the night"; "allergy free". We're pretty careful about not making claims that have no baseline, can't be substantiated. Allergies are complex in their own right and as a laymen we are not qualified to even begin to address them.
How a mattress or material affects people varies widely. One person can walk into our warehouse full of natural latex and not notice anything out of the ordinary. Another person look at a latex or wool pillow and go into anaphylactic shock [okay, maybe a bit exaggerated, but you get the point].
Natural latex foam made by all production methods is breathable, described as hypoallergenic [even though there's no baseline for that term], and it is only potentially dust mite resistant. Since latex is only resistant, dust mites can still be a problem. Plus, we still have to deal with the cover for the mattress plus the sheets. Therefore, getting a latex mattress probably won't eliminate/solve the problem.
The NIH has some good strategies that go beyond the mattress. In fact, these may be more effective than getting a "hypo allergic" mattress.