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What is a latex mattress?


Natural, breathable, comfortable: Find out about the benefits of latex mattresses

Latex is a natural substance that is derived from the sap of a rubber tree. Developed at the start of the 20th century, latex quickly became popular. The suitability of latex for mattresses and pillows was discovered almost immediately.

Today, latex mattresses are among the most popular in the world. They’re affordable, they feel great, and that’s not all. Because latex is a breathable fabric, they also have superior air circulation.

When combined with foam and pocket springs, a latex mattress is a perfect surface for sleeping on. Read on to find out more about the many benefits of latex mattresses.

At Sleep Republic, we offer a 100 Night Trial on our mattresses. If you’re not entirely satisfied, you can return it for free and get a full refund. Plus, we do free delivery. Try our award winning hybrid and latex mattress, and see for yourself what all the fuss is about.

What are the benefits of a latex mattress?

There are many qualities that make latex perfect for mattresses. Here are just a few of our favourites:


As a form of rubber, latex is a durable and resilient material. Unlike other substances that wilt and warp, latex will hold its shape year after year.

Dust mite resistant

Dust mites can cause a terrible reaction in people with allergies. Thankfully, latex has good resistance to dust mites. A latex mattress will stay clean and fresh for longer.

Good for the environment

Latex is a very eco-friendly material. It’s natural, coming from rubber trees that remove carbon dioxide and generate oxygen.

Soft and comfortable

We use latex as the top level on our mattresses because it’s soft and facilitates a glorious night’s sleep.

Fantastic air circulation

Natural latex is a breathable fabric and allows for great air circulation. That helps to prevent sweaty sleeping, especially in the hot Australian summers.

Is a latex mattress good for back pain?

Because latex is derived from rubber sap, it has a degree of elasticity which can be great for supporting your body. By cushioning and cradling your body in just the right places, latex can be great for treating back pain and other muscular ailments. If you’re experiencing aches and pains on your present mattress, consider making the move to a mattress with a latex topper. It could make all the difference.

Is a latex mattress worth it?

We believe that a latex mattress is a good investment, but we’ll let you be the judge of that. We offer free delivery and a 100 Night Trial on our latex hybrid mattresses. If you don’t love it, return it for a full refund.

Which mattress is better: latex, memory foam, or pocket springs?

When you’re shopping for a mattress, it can be difficult to sift through all the competing claims. For example, latex mattresses are said to be soft to the touch and have the best air circulation. Then, memory foam mattresses boast top levels of comfort and affordability. Pocket spring mattresses, on the other hand, offer an unparalleled level of support. It’s an impossible decision; how are you supposed to choose just one?

At Sleep Republic, we’ve done the hard work so that you don’t have to make an impossible decision. Our hybrid mattresses take the best of both worlds — all the comfort of a memory foam mattress, plus the support people love in a pocket spring mattress. Then, we round that out with a latex mattress topper. All these factors combine to make the perfect mattress. We believe it is the best latex mattress on the market.

With free delivery and a 100 Night Trial, you’ve got nothing to lose by trying our award winning mattress. Our latex mattresses also have the comfort of foam and the support of pocket springs. They come in a range of different sizes, so you can find the mattress that’s right for you.