Why choose a mattress with natural materials - Milam Mattress UK
30 August 2021
5 min

Why choose a mattress with natural materials


Our aim at Milam is to offer mattresses that are high-quality, comfortable, durable, and healthy. We offer all-natural mattresses made of latex to serve our customers as best as possible. In this article, we would like to give an overview of Milam mattresses which are made of natural materials. We will also go through the questions of what the best material for a mattress is and whether it’s worth choosing a mattress with natural materials in the long run.  Let’s dive into it.

What is the best material for a mattress?

Buying a new mattress is exciting but it can also be overwhelming. In the past few years, the mattress market has gone through a considerable change, and you can choose from a wide variety of mattresses now.  There are many aspects to consider when choosing your new mattress type from the actual size to the level of firmness. But one of the most important aspects is the material. So, what is the best material for a mattress? Let’s check the pros and cons of the most popular ones.

Innerspring mattresses

Innerspring mattresses have always been very popular. You might also remember them from your childhood. In innerspring mattresses, manufacturers use a steel coil support system. The innerspring is covered by different materials such as various foams and fibre.

It’s important to note that many innerspring mattresses contain cheaper materials. Though they are affordable, they are not so durable and can contain chemicals.

Memory foam

Using your body heat, memory foam moulds to your shape. Memory foam is a synthetic material, made of polyurethane. Natural elements can be added to the foam but overall, these mattresses are man-made. Since its chemicals are breathed in during the night, memory foam might be concerning for some customers.

Hybrid mattresses

Hybrid mattresses are multi-layer foams. They may combine memory foam, latex, or gel with an innerspring structure. They are usually breathable and durable mattresses. The two most popular hybrid mattresses are memory foam and springs, and latex and springs. If you choose a hybrid mattress that combines memory foam and springs, it will not be the most natural choice. Memory foam mattresses can contain chemical fire retardants and other synthetic materials, as we have mentioned above.

Your hybrid mattress may combine latex and springs. It’s important to note that not all latex is all-natural. There is natural, synthetic, and blended latex so always look for certifications. If your hybrid mattress contains natural latex, it’s usually a healthier option than memory foam.

Natural fibre

There are two categories of natural fibres: animal fibres and plant fibres. Plant fibres usually include bamboo, flax, coir, and hemp. While animal fibres tend to include wool, horsehair, horsetail, alpaca, vicuna, and cashmere. Natural fibre mattresses are breathable and durable.


Water-filled mattresses are usually made of polyvinyl material. Such a mattress type may decrease the pressure on your joints, but many people start experiencing numbness, strained neck and shoulders because of the lack of proper support to the overall body. Waterbeds may be ideal for people who suffer from allergies.

It’s important to note that the vinyl can give off a strong chemical scent and bacteria can also grow on the surface due to the moist environment.

Latex mattresses

Latex mattresses have become extremely popular in recent years. Though they cannot be perfect for everyone, they are considered to be one of the best mattress types.

It’s important to note that not all latex mattresses are natural. Apart from all-natural latex, there is synthetic and blended latex as well, and they contain chemicals. So if you want to enjoy all the benefits latex mattresses can offer, always go for an all-natural latex mattress.

Why is natural latex so popular? Many customers have reported pain relief or prevention after having tried a latex mattress. This is due to the fact that latex mattresses ensure proper alignment to your body.

It is also a very healthy, natural material, and it’s naturally-fire resistant without any additional chemicals inserted into the foams. Natural latex mattresses are praised for their hypoallergenic and dust mite-resistant qualities. The fact that natural latex is eco-friendly has greatly contributed to its popularity.

The price of latex mattresses is often mentioned as a negative side. But if you consider the fact that these types of natural mattresses outlast other ones by 3-7 years, you can see that it is a great investment.

What is the best material for a mattress? This mainly depends on your needs. If you would like to go for the healthiest mattress material, then natural latex will be the right choice. It is an excellent mattress with natural materials. However, there are a lot of aspects to consider: whether you have any joint pains, if you are a stomach, back, or side sleeper, or if you have any allergies.

If you are looking for a new mattress because of any health concerns, please contact your doctor for further advice.  



Why choose a natural mattress?

First, because of health concerns. Mattresses with natural materials are ideal for people who suffer from allergies. With synthetic material mattresses, different types of chemicals are used during the manufacturing process. (For example, they use fire-retardant chemicals which are linked to many health issues.) There are various health issues associated with these toxins, including headaches or respiratory irritation.

Apart from this, natural mattresses are better for the environment, not only for your health. No harsh chemicals are used during the manufacturing process, and they are also biodegradable. Besides, natural latex mattresses are the most durable mattress types available on the mattress market, so by choosing one you put less pressure on the environment because you don’t need to buy new mattresses so often.

Longevity is often a concern for people who are about to choose an organic mattress. But you don’t need to worry about the durability of natural mattresses. Just because a mattress is natural, it doesn’t mean that it is not so long-lasting. What’s more, all-natural latex mattresses are famous for their durability. They tend to last longer than any other natural or synthetic mattresses.

A mattress with natural materials is also extremely comfortable. When it comes to density, resilience, and support, you can rest assured that you will have a relaxing night’s sleep. A natural material like organic latex also reduces pressure points in your body and absorbs motion, so you will not be disturbed by your partner’s tossing and turning during the night.

Furthermore, natural mattresses are excellent when it comes to the problem of overheating. They are highly breathable and regulate body temperature. As a result, comfort and a relaxing night’s sleep are guaranteed.   

And finally, another huge benefit of natural mattress materials is their resistance to allergens.  


What is the best natural mattress?

What is the best natural mattress? We know that it can be challenging to find the best mattress with natural materials. There are so many factors to consider, including the size, the firmness level, density, whether you’re a hot sleeper or not, if you have any back pain or not, that people tend to get lost in all these details. According to our experience, choosing an all-natural latex mattress is the best option.

Latex mattresses provide pressure point relief – they reduce the stress on your back, neck, and joints by equally distributing pressure. They are also praised for their great spine alignment qualities.

Natural latex is also antifungal, mildew resistant, and naturally resistant to dust mites. If you suffer from allergies, you experience less irritation when sleeping on a latex mattress.

By now you might know that synthetic beds tend to have a chemical smell for a while. This smell is caused by chemicals that are used during the manufacturing process. The term off-gassing is used for this phenomenon. But if you pick a natural latex mattress, you will not experience it. They are 100% organic, and they don’t off-gas as synthetic materials do. It’s just reassuring to know that we do not breathe in any toxic materials while our body is relaxing.

As you can see, natural latex mattresses have a range of great benefits so it might be the best natural mattress. But again, it’s a personal choice and you have to decide according to your needs or any health problems.

Mattress protector – natural materials

If you are seeking to buy a new mattress, it’s probably worth buying a good mattress protector as well.

Mattress protectors have plenty of benefits. A good mattress protector doesn’t only keep your mattress clean but also prevents exposure to different allergens, such as dust mites. If you want a natural mattress to keep your sleeping environment healthy, then a mattress protector made of natural materials will be useful too.

Are all mattress protectors made of natural materials? Of course, not. There are many mattress protectors which are made of synthetic materials. Vinyl and polyester mattress protectors are still quite widespread. However, these synthetic materials contain substances from fossil fuels, such as petroleum. In the long run, these toxins may have an adverse effect on your and your family’s health, so again, it’s worth choosing a mattress protector which contains more natural than synthetic materials.

Yes, more natural, than synthetic materials. We’ve used this expression because most of the time, mattress protectors cannot be 100% organic. One of the main points of a protector is to keep your mattress safe, to protect it from any spilling and liquids in general. As a result, it needs to be water-resistant – and this requires a base layer. All in all, the main point is to have a protector which is as organic and sustainable as possible.

What natural material should you look for in a mattress protector?

The answer here is organic cotton. When growing organic cotton, they don’t use toxic pesticides. Organic cotton materials are very breathable and feel better to the skin.

Milam – a mattress with natural materials

At Milam Mattress, we offer only high-quality natural latex mattresses to our customers. You may choose from two types: our Original and our Premium mattresses. When having developed our mattresses, our primary goal was to provide our customers with maximized comfort and a healthy environment during their sleep.

What’s the difference between our mattresses?

The Original mattress is made of 100% Dunlop latex. It is a hypoallergenic, breathable, and non-toxic natural latex mattress. It is healthy for you, for your family, and the planet as well. The Original mattress is made of GOLS certified, 100% natural latex.

Both our mattresses are double-sided. In the case of the Original mattress, you have two options: medium-firm and firm. You just need to pick the side that you prefer and flip the mattress accordingly. The combination of latex layers has been carefully picked, and it is firmer than our Premium mattress.

Our natural mattress has been designed with seven comfort zones, providing unique support for your body. Why is it important? Different areas of your body need differing levels of support. Your shoulders need softer support, while your lower back and hips require firmer support. If you choose Milam, you can spend your nights on a mattress that provides a proper alignment to your spine.  

Thanks to the organic cotton and merino wool cover, any moisture generated during the night will be removed, and you will enjoy a cool and dry night.

What about our Premium Mattress? It contains all-natural Talalay latex, the very best of all latex. It may also be flipped – it has a soft and soft-medium side. It provides all the great benefits the Dunlop latex does, but it is softer and even more durable the regular Dunlop latex. It relieves pressure points ten times better and is more breathable than mattresses made of Dunlop latex.

All our mattresses are crafted in the UK with superior and natural materials.

Closing words

We spend at least one-third of our lives in bed. We can’t ignore the fact that the materials that surround us while asleep affect our health. Though natural mattress materials tend to be more expensive than their synthetic counterparts, we need to keep in mind that a new mattress is a long-term investment.

Buying a natural mattress is absolutely worth it when we consider the facts that they are durable, hypoallergenic, chemical-free, and biodegradable. They are manufactured without using harsh chemicals, and they also provide excellent support for your body.

That’s why we have also decided to provide natural latex mattresses to our Customers – a mattress with natural materials. We have found that this is the best and healthiest option. Of course, always choose your mattress according to your health requirements and comfort level.

If you decide to choose Milam, we would like you to know that our overall goal is to maximise your comfort and make sure that you can enjoy a healthy and relaxing good night’s sleep.

**Please note that this article is for informational purposes only and should not replace any advice from your doctor or other medical professionals.




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