During 2019 and early 2020, NaturalMattressFinder.com added a few new natural latex mattresses to the internet’s most complete and thorough natural latex mattress comparison chart. This year’s (2020) 5 Best Natural Latex Mattresses list will feature some new additions.

These new contenders (Idle Sleep, Nest Bedding and Awara) were added because they offer a 3-rd party certified natural latex mattress at an incredible price. Some of the new additions to the best natural latex mattress list for 2020 include the Organic Luxury Hybrid Mattress by Awara and the 2- Sided Natural Dunlop Latex Hybrid by Idle Sleep.

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How We Picked the 5 Best Natural Latex Mattress Models for 2020

5 Best Natural Latex Mattress 2020 Comparison Table

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Organic Luxury Hybrid Mattress
by Awara
HybridOrganic Cotton,
New Zealand Wool,
4" Dunlop Latex Foam,
9" Coil Layer
Rain Forest Alliance
Medium 365-nights13Organic Luxury Hybrid Mattress
by Awara
10" Natural Latex Mattress
by Spindle
Save $200 at checkout.
Use code: NMF5
Latex CoreOrganic Cotton,
Wool,
Dunlop Natural Latex.
Oeko-Tex Soft
Medium
Firm
Extra Firm
365 days10Save $200 at checkout.
Use code: NMF5
10" Natural Latex Mattress
by Spindle
Natural Mattress
by Sleep EZ (7,9,10,13 inches)
Latex CoreCotton cover,
Joma wool batting,
100% natural Dunlop latex or
Blended Talalay
Oeko-TEX Standard 100
Joma Wool
Soft,
Medium,
Firm,
Extra-Firm
Split firmness available
90 days13Natural Mattress
by Sleep EZ (7,9,10,13 inches)
Cedar Natural Luxe
by Brentwood Home
Save 100$ off all Brentwood Home mattresses!
Apply coupon code NMF100OFF at checkout.
HybridOrganic cotton,
New Zealand Wool,
Alpaca Wool,
Natural Latex,
5-zone
Individually wrapped coils,
coconut shell buttons.
Eco-INSTITUT® certified (latex),
GOLS (latex)
Oeko Tex (wool),
GOTS (cotton),
Greenguard Gold ( VOC testing)
Medium-plush.365 days15Save 100$ off all Brentwood Home mattresses!
Apply coupon code NMF100OFF at checkout.
Cedar Natural Luxe
by Brentwood Home
2- Sided Natural Dunlop Latex Hybrid
by Idle Sleep
Hybrid Organic Cotton
1" Wool,
3" Dunlop Latex,
6" Pocketed Coils,
3" Dunlop Latex,
1" Wool,
Cotton Cover
GOLSMedium,
Luxury-Firm,
Medium one side Luxury-Firm on other side.
546 days
(18 months)
142- Sided Natural Dunlop Latex Hybrid
by Idle Sleep

And Now For A Detailed Review Of The 5 Best Natural Latex Mattresses For 2020…


Awara Organic Luxury Hybrid Mattress Review

ManufacturerOrganic Luxury Hybrid Mattress
by Awara
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Mattress typeHybrid
MaterialsOrganic Cotton,
New Zealand Wool,
4" Dunlop Latex Foam,
9" Coil Layer
FirmnessMedium
Queen60 X 80 X 13
CertificationRain Forest Alliance
Free Returns
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Ships to Canada
Trial 365-nights
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ManufacturerOrganic Luxury Hybrid Mattress
by Awara

Overall Feel

Many people’s first impression when trying a natural latex mattress for the first time is that they feel light and buoyant. With the Awara’s 4-inch medium firmness Dunlop latex layer, that buoyant feeling is true even for heavier people (215+lbs). The medium firmness is perfect for average weight and lighter people as well. The only difference is that if you have a lighter bodyweight, you won’t compress as much of the mattress. The firmness remains the same regardless of your body weight.

Components

Cotton/Wool Cover

The Awara mattress cover is made of a cotton cover and lined with wool. The wool acts as a natural fire barrier. When tightly packed, like in the Awara mattress, the wool is flame resistant. It has passed the UL flammability test and offers a blissful sleeping surface without emitting VOCs from fire retardant chemicals.

4″ Dunlop Latex Layer

The next component is the Dunlop Natural Latex foam comfort layer. It is a generous 4-inches, which is two inches more than most natural latex mattress models. Side sleepers require extra pressure relief at the hips and shoulders. The 4″ Dunlop latex layer can accommodate heavier bodyweights while relieving pressure and remaining breathable.

In conventional mattresses, the layer that is most likely to sag and develop indentations is the polyurethane foam layer. The Dunlop natural latex layer in the Awara mattress will last for many years more than a polyurethane (memory foam, gel foam), as natural latex is far more durable than polyurethane.

9″ Coil Layer

Individually wrapped coils have become an industry-standard in hybrid natural latex mattresses. However, the Awara coil layer is 9-inches in thickness, which makes this layer a few inches thicker than other natural latex mattresses in the same price range.

Since the coils in this layer are individually wrapped, they don’t produce any creaking noise. And they isolate motion because they are not interconnected. A hybrid mattress like the Awara is perfect for couples that like the bounce of a traditional mattress, but don’t want to be disturbed when the other partner is changing sleeping positions.

Bottom Cover

The bottom cover of the Hybrid Luxury Mattress is made of a cotton/polyester blend. The cotton/polyester blend is more durable and resistant to tearing that pure cotton. This means that the mattress will be more resistant and less prone to tearing during a move.

The bottom section features four reinforced handles which make the Awara mattress feels as luxurious as it looks.

What Makes The Awara Mattress So Special?

Thickness

At 13-inches in thickness, the Awara mattress makes for an excellent bed even for heavier people. It is priced very competitively, so you’re getting a thick mattress at a price that normally would be several hundred dollars more.

The generous thickness of the Awara mattress means that it can accommodate heavier sleepers and still maintain its pressure-relieving and breathable qualities.

Awara Mattress 3-rd Party Certifications

The Hybrid Luxury Mattress by Awara is certified by the Rain Forest Alliance. This 3-rd party certification ensures that forest products, in this case, raw latex, are harvested while respecting the environment. The harvesting practices must follow guidelines that benefit workers and local communities.

Cons

  • Weight: The Awara mattress is heavier than most mattresses for two reasons. First, it is quite thick, so the additional material makes the mattress heavier. Secondly, natural latex foam is denser than polyurethane. It will be heavier than polyurethane for the same volume. Consider the weight of the mattress if you move frequently or have trouble changing the sheets of an average weight mattress.
  • Lack of 3rd party certifications: as of the publication date of this review (early 2020) Awara only has one 3rd party certification for the Organic Luxury Hybrid Mattress (Rain Forest Alliance). When comparing to other natural latex mattress manufacturers like Plush Beds, which have all the 3-rd party certifications under the sun (GOLS, GOTS, Eco-Institut, Oeko-Tex), Awara falls short.
  • The bottom cover material is a cotton/polyester blend. This may be a concern for people who are looking for a mattress that is 100% natural from top to bottom.

What People Are Saying About The Awara Mattress?

Jessica D. 08/06/’19

We got rid of the expensive memory foam mattress we purchased less than five years ago. It was sinking in the middle and causing me hip and back pain. The warranty didn’t cover it because there wasn’t enough sinkage. I was also waking up with hot flashes when sleeping on the memory foam mattress.

We got the Awara because of the pressure relief and durability of the natural latex foam coupled together with the innerspring layer. I am now sleeping comfortably without overheating, and my hip and back pain are gone. Now I look forward to bedtime. I hope this mattress will last for many years.

The only con is that the Awara mattress is heavier than the average mattress, so it is a little harder to put change the bedsheets. But for me, this is a sign of quality materials.

*Paraphrased from Awara.com


The Spindle 10″ Natural Latex Mattress Review

Manufacturer10" Natural Latex Mattress
by Spindle
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Mattress typeLatex Core
MaterialsOrganic Cotton,
Wool,
Dunlop Natural Latex.
FirmnessSoft
Medium
Firm
Extra Firm
Queen60 X 79.5 X 10 inches 150 lbs.
CertificationOeko-Tex 100, class I
Certified Latex,
GOTS cotton,
Rain Forest Alliance.
Free Returns
Free Shipping
Ships to Canada
Trial 365 days
Warranty10 year limited
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Manufacturer10" Natural Latex Mattress
by Spindle

Overall Feel

The Spindle mattress has an all-latex core that can be customized in your home thanks to the zippered cover. You will be able to reconfigure the 3″ latex layers, which means that you will be able to fine-tune the firmness of the mattress to your liking.

The Spindle gives a buoyant and pressure-relieving feeling. It is like sleeping on a cloud. It has less bounce than a traditional innerspring mattress.

Components

  • A cotton cover that is quilted together with wool acts as the fire barrier. The tightly packed wool is an effective fire barrier and does away with fire retardant chemicals.
  • 3 X 3″ of Dunlop natural latex layers. Depending on your firmness choice, the Spindle mattress will contain a different configuration of layers each with its own firmness.

What Makes The Spindle Mattress So Special?

  • Customizable latex layers: thanks to the zippered cotton cover, you can access the inner layers of the Spindle mattress and customize it. For example, the medium firmness ships with 2 X 3″ natural latex layers and a firm layer. To achieve a “medium” firmness, Spindle suggests stacking the layers from top to bottom in the following order: medium, medium, firm. So if you want a slightly firmer feel, all you have to do is open the zippered cover and move the firm Dunlop latex layer up one level.
  • 365-comfort guarantee: Spindle is a 4th generation mattress company and they stand by their customers. If you think you aren’t getting the ultimate sleep experience with the spindle mattress, they will work with you for a full year so that you find the ideal firmness for the Spindle mattress. Sometimes this involves shipping a replacement latex layer out to you, and in other situations, they will ask you to re-arrange the latex layers in a certain way. They work with customers on a case-by-case basis.

Spindle Mattress 3-rd Party Certifications

  • Oeko-Tex Latex: sets a maximum amount of allowable VOCs that the textile product can emit.
  • GOTS Cotton: the circular knit cotton top, as well as the canvas sides and bottom, are certified organic.
  • Rain Forest Alliance: certifies that the latex has been grown and harvested in a sustainable manner. Latex production also must also benefit the local communities from a socio-economic standpoint.

Cons

  • Hard to move: generally, natural latex mattresses fall into two categories: hybrid (innerspring) and all-latex core (no innerspring, several latex layers). The Spindle mattress is an all latex core mattress. This means that the mattress is heavier than a hybrid because it contains more latex. Latex foam is denser than polyurethane, so that makes a moving job even more challenging. So if you move frequently, consider the implications of moving this mattress. I found moving this mattress fairly easy, but it requires a bit of preparation. You need to fold it in half on the long side and tie it together with a thick rope. Wrap the rope around several times, and along the length of the entire folded mattress so that it doesn’t come apart. The rope will serve as carrying handles when you move the mattress with another person. Be sure to leave your mattress protector or fitted sheets on the top and bottom to protect the cover from dirt.
  • Not suited for very overweight people:  A 10″ all-latex mattress like the Spindle has a weight limit, particularly if your Body Mass Index (BMI) is over 31. If you are overweight and are considering the Spindle latex mattress, please take the time to calculate your BMI. You may bottom out on the Spindle mattress when sleeping on your side if your BMI is above 31.

What People Are Saying About The Spindle Mattress?

A Smooth Transition From A Conventional Mattress

Ken P. Verified Buyer. 02/22/20

We absolutely love this mattress! We came from sleeping on a traditional innerspring polyurethane mattress. I just wish we would have discovered natural latex a lot sooner. Setting up the mattress was easy with the clear instructions that are provided. Although I do recommend having two people to set it up.

*Paraphrased from Spindle.com.


Sleep EZ Select Sleep Natural Mattress Review

The Sleep EZ Natural mattress is one of the most customizable mattresses available. Perfect for couples that have different mattress firmness preferences.

ManufacturerNatural Mattress
by Sleep EZ (7,9,10,13 inches)
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Mattress TypeLatex Core
MaterialsCotton cover,
Joma wool batting,
100% natural Dunlop latex or
Blended Talalay
FirmnessSoft,
Medium,
Firm,
Extra-Firm
Split firmness available
CertificationOeko-TEX Standard 100
Joma Wool
Free Shipping
Free Returns
Trial 90 days
Warranty10 year limited
Queen60 X 80 X (7,9,10,13 inches)
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ManufacturerNatural Mattress
by Sleep EZ (7,9,10,13 inches)

Overall Feel

The feel of the Sleep EZ Select Sleep Natural can not only be adjusted when you order it, but also in your home, and for the entire life of the mattress. The intuitive and innovative mattress builder lets you build your own mattress based on your specifications.

A Tool That Will Tailor Make Your Mattress Based On Your  Body Weight, Height And Sleeping Position

Confused about what configuration to choose? Use the Sleep EZ mattress builder to assemble the best mattress configuration based on your height, weight and sleeping style. Couples can choose to have a split configuration within the same mattress. This means no more complaining about the mattress being too hard or too soft. Each person gets its own firmness preference.

Components

  • Cover: made from natural cotton and natural New Zealand Joma wool. The wool acts as a natural fire barrier and eliminates the need for toxic fire retardant chemicals.
  • Latex Layers: The Sleep Ez Sleep Select Natural Mattress comes in a variety of thicknesses. The number and thickness of the layers will change based on your thickness selection. For example, the 10″ model will have 3 layers of natural latex foam, whereas the 13″ will have 4 layers.

What Makes The Sleep EZ Select Sleep Natural Mattress So Special?

This is perhaps the natural latex mattress with the most customization options available. This means that you can truly get the perfect mattress for your needs.

  • Petite: you may want to choose the 7″ model and save on the overall price. If you’re a very light person, you only need two layers of Sleep EZ latex to sleep comfortably.
  • Average weight & height: most people get lifechanging sleep on the 9″ & 10″ models.
  • Heavier body weight: go with the 13″ model to ensure that you get continuous pressure relief and breathability from the latex. The proper mattress thickness selection will ensure that the pressure points around your hips and shoulders are relieved.

Sleep EZ Select Sleep Natural Mattress 3-rd Party Certifications

  • Oeko-Tex: the natural and blended latex in the Sleep Select Natural Mattress does not emit any harmful VOCs.
  • Joma Wool:  the wool is grown and harvested by following a strict set of practices that benefits the sheep as well as providing a better product. The wool is thoroughly cleaned and is free of allergens. This is a great alternative for people who have a sensitivity toward synthetic products.

Cons

  • Hard to move: Similarly to the Spindle mattress, the Sleep EZ mattress may require you to work smarter, not harder in order to move the mattress. Since it does not have an internal structure like a spring coil hybrid mattress, it will not stand upright. The best way to move it is to fold it lengthwise, tie with a thick rope and carry it using the rope-like handles to carry it. Alternatively, the latex layers can all be removed from the mattress and moved separately. Latex layers must be rolled up in order to be moved, otherwise, you run the risk of tearing or damaging it.

What People Are Saying About The Sleep EZ  Select Sleep Natural Mattress?

Jenalee S. 01/24/20. Verified buyer.

The Finest Mattress I’ve Ever Had

This is by far the most comfortable sleep I’ve ever had! We have gone through 3 mattresses in the last 8 years. They either came apart, caused back pain or had lost their comfort after a few months. With the Sleep EZ Select Sleep we each had our own firmness and comfort level which means that we can finally get a super restful sleep. We will only be buying from Sleep EZ from now on.

*Paraphrased from SleepEZ.com.


Brentwood Home Cedar Natural Luxe Review

ManufacturerCedar Natural Luxe
by Brentwood Home
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Mattress TypeHybrid
MaterialsOrganic cotton, New Zealand Wool, Alpaca Wool, Natural Latex, 5-zone Individually wrapped coils, coconut shell buttons.
FirmnessMedium plush
CertificationEco-INSTITUT® certified (latex),
GOLS (latex)
Oeko Tex (wool),
GOTS (cotton),
Greenguard Gold ( VOC testing)
Free Shipping
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Trial 365 days
Warranty25-year limited
Queen80"L X 60"W X 15"H
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ManufacturerCedar Natural Luxe
by Brentwood Home

Overall Feel Of The Cedar Natural Luxe

The Brentwood Home Cedar Natural Luxe is a medium-soft feel, which is perfect for side sleepers and all-around sleepers. It is best for people that are looking for a mattress with a certain amount of “give”, but stays resilient and supportive thanks to the zoned innerspring layer.

If you are petite or average weight, you will most likely be fine with the base model. For heavier people, the Cedar Natural Luxe has an addon topper. With the topper, the Cedar Natural Luxe has a total of 15″ in thickness, which means that if you are over 250 pounds, it will offer continuous pressure relief to your hips and shoulders and remain highly breathable.

A Great Mattress For Heavy People

If your current body weight is over 240 pounds of if your BMI is over 31, you should definitely be choosing a hybrid mattress or an all-latex mattress that is over 12″. The Cedar Natural Luxe 5 zone innerspring support core will offer continuous support, pressure relief and ventilation without bottoming out. Combine this with a 3-inch topper layer and a 3-inch comfort layer and you have the ideal bed for the most blissful sleep of your life.

Components

  • Optional Topper: A GOTS certified organic cotton cover encases the wool fire barrier and Dunlop natural latex. The addition of the topper to the Cedar Natural Luxe turns it into one of the most luxurious natural mattresses on the market. This natural latex topper is sculpted into 3 zones which helps eliminate pressure points as well as helps to relieve joint and muscle pain. The topper comes with button-down straps to help keep it centred on the mattress.
  • Mattress: The Cedar Natural Luxe has a GOTS certified organic cotton cover that envelops the entire mattress. A super-soft alpaca wool layer helps to wick away moisture and also acts as a non-toxic fire barrier. The next layer down is the 3-zone Dunlop latex comfort layer. This ridged latex layer provides the softness and pressure relief that the Cedar Natural Luxe is known for. Finally, the 5-zone pocketed coil layer adds a strong foundation and isolates motion. Couples love this feature because it means that they won’t be woken up when their loved one changes sleeping positions on the other side of the bed.

What Makes The Cedar Natural Luxe Mattress So Special?

  • The soft alpaca wool in the base mattress not only offers an effective fire barrier but also is super soft. This gives you a luxurious medium plush feel.
  • The ridged Dunlop latex comfort layer offers maximum pressure relief. With this uniquely designed ridged latex layer, you will be nicely supported and it may very well aid you in falling asleep more rapidly.
  • A super lofty mattress: the thickness of the Cedar Natural Luxe with the pillowtop is 15″. That is just about the thickest you can get. This makes it a perfect mattress if you are heavier and want to switch to a natural latex mattress. The Cedar Natural Luxe is built with quality materials and will hold up under heavier loads and provide the most luxurious sleep surface possible.
  • The Cedar Natural Luxe is reasonably priced considering the thickness. The added topper makes it more expensive, but also much more luxurious. Brentwood Home often has coupons available that can knock over $150 off the price.

Cedar Natural Luxe Mattress 3-rd Party Certifications

  • Eco-INSTITUT® certified (latex)
  • GOLS (latex)
  • Oeko Tex (wool)
  • GOTS (cotton)
  • Greenguard Gold ( VOC testing)

Cons

  • Only available in Queen, King and California King Sizes
  • Only available in medium plush. But, if you like medium plush, this mattress can help you get the best sleep of your life.

What People Are Saying About The Cedar Natural Luxe Mattress?

Christine C. Verified Buyer. 03/18/19

I tend to get very hot when I am sleeping. This has been a huge problem with other mattresses because I tend to overheat. I have tried a number of so called cooling and breathable mattresses, toppers and padding and nothing worked. The Cedar Natural Luxe is the most breathable I have tried and it doesn’t trap my body heat. I’m sleeping much more comfortably and I have the peace of mind that it is made with all-natural materials.

*Paraphrased from Brentwoodhome.com


Idle Sleep 2- Sided Natural Dunlop Latex Hybrid Review

Manufacturer2- Sided Natural Dunlop Latex Hybrid
by Idle Sleep
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Mattress typeHybrid
MaterialsOrganic Cotton
1" Wool,
3" Dunlop Latex,
6" Pocketed Coils,
3" Dunlop Latex,
1" Wool,
Cotton Cover
FirmnessMedium,
Luxury-Firm,
Medium one side Luxury-Firm on other side.
Queen60 X 80 X 14
CertificationGOLS
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Trial 546 days
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Manufacturer2- Sided Natural Dunlop Latex Hybrid
by Idle Sleep

Overall Feel

The Idle Sleep Natural Dunlop Mattress provides a sleep surface that is both bouncy and pressure relieving. The individually wrapped spring coils isolate the motion, which means that partner disturbance is greatly reduced. The motion isolation of the latex combined with the spring coils makes this an ideal mattress for couples that want rejuvenating and undisturbed sleep.

Many people are looking to natural latex mattresses because their relatively new polyurethane pillowtop mattress is beginning to show signs of body impressions and sagging. Since the Idle Sleep Natural Hybrid mattress is reversible and it is endowed with the amazing durability of natural latex and fabric encased coils, you will be able to enjoy high-quality sleep for many decades to come.

Components

The Idle Sleep mattress has a traditional natural mattress construction which is a cotton cover, a wool fire barrier, a natural latex comfort layer and a pocketed spring coil layer. Idle sleep adds all the same components to the bottom of the mattress, which enables you to flip it over.

  • Organic Cotton
  • 1″ Wool
  • 3″ Dunlop Latex,
  • 6″ Pocketed Coils,
  • 3″ Dunlop Latex,
  • 1″ Wool,
  • Cotton Cover

What Makes The Idle Sleep Mattress So Special?

  • Idle Sleep Mattresses are made to order, so they pass the savings on to you.
  • The Idle Sleep flip-able natural latex mattress can be made in either medium, firm or one side medium, and the other side firm. Generally, natural latex mattresses don’t need to be flipped. but since the Idle Sleep Natural Hybrid is flip-able, it’s lifespan is easily a few decades.
  • If you’re undecided about which firmness to get, or are unsure about whether the mattress will be the right firmness, you can choose the two-sided version, which is one side medium and the other side firm.

Idle Sleep Mattress 3-rd Party Certifications

  • GOLS: the Idle Sleep mattress is certified by the Global Organic Latex Standard.

Cons

The Idle Sleep Natural Hybrid is among the thickest natural hybrid mattresses available. At 14″ it is just a little thinner than the Cedar Natural Luxe. Since it is a reversible mattress, it is doubtful if the latex layer and wool on the bottom of the mattress really contribute to added comfort and pressure relief. If you take away the bottom 3″ natural latex layer and the 1″ wool and cotton layer that is on the bottom, the mattress is more like a 10″-11″ mattress.

What People Are Saying About The Idle Sleep Mattress?

Jolyn M 11/03/19 *Verified Buyer

This is the best mattress for someone who is interested in living a sustainable lifestyle. It is made of natural materials, so it is great for people who are conscious of the environment. As a bonus, the feel is super comfortable,  and I fall asleep faster thanks to less tossing and turning.


In Conclusion

The five mattresses mentioned here, Awara, Spindle, Sleep EZ, Brentwood Home, Idle Sleep are all great choices if you’re making the switch to a natural latex mattress. Note that the mattresses are presented in no particular order. If your serious about changing your sleep for the better and protecting your health at the same time, skim over the “What’s So Special About This Mattress?” sections to get the gist of what makes each model stand out.

If you would like to compare the NaturalMattressFinder.com top 5 natural latex mattresses for 2020 against other 3rd party certified mattresses, be sure to check out the comparison table.

I hope you get the best sleep of your life on a natural latex mattress!