Mattresses typically last about nine years, according to experts. If it’s time for a bedding upgrade and you’re looking for a mattress that will age well, you might consider a latex mattress.
Latex mattresses tend to outlast other mattresses several years beyond the 9-year mark. Some latex mattresses last up to 15 years, depending on the materials used. Unlike memory foam, latex comes in a natural, biodegradable option and doesn’t release chemicals that might irritate respiratory issues. To help narrow your choices, Dream Advisor has rounded up a collection of top-rated latex mattresses below.
To identify the best latex mattresses, Dream Advisor analyzed data on more than 650 mattresses across the market and ranked them based on price, comfort, sleep trial lengths, return policies and more. Read on to find out which mattresses made the list. Note: This ranking focuses exclusively on queen-size mattresses. Prices are accurate as of the publication date, and prices and availability of mattresses are subject to change.
Best Latex Mattress
Linenspa 10-Inch Latex Hybrid Mattress
Price: $299.99 | Firmness: Medium
Why We Picked It
This Linenspa mattress doesn’t require a box spring and can work with most bases, as long as the bed frame is flat and evenly supports the mattress. This is a hybrid mattress, meaning the mattress uses more than just latex. Individually-encased steel coils prevent you from disturbing your partner as they sleep, and a 3-inch of foam and latex top layer conforms to your body’s shape. The latex is made from a natural Dunlop Latex and is CertiPUR-US certified, so no known harmful chemicals or fire retardants were used in its manufacturing. Linenspa offers a 10-year warranty and free shipping and returns.
LUCID 12-Inch Latex Hybrid Mattress
Price: $529.99 | Firmness: Medium
Why We Picked It
Lucid’s 12-inch hybrid mattress includes an individually-encased steel coil base to provide support and motion isolation—which helps prevent waking your partner if you move around at night. The mattress’ memory foam is balanced by the spring and responsive feel of natural latex, and temperature-regulating gel memory foam helps draw heat away from the body. This mattress is ideal for side, back or stomach sleepers, according to the company.
Although this mattress comes with a higher price tag, it works with any base, including Lucid’s adjustable base options. The 12-inch Latex Hybrid is compressed in a box and delivered straight to your door, and shipping is free. It’s also CertiPur-US certified and comes with a 10-year warranty.
Avocado Latex Mattress
Price: $2,999 | Firmness: Firm
Why We Picked It
Although the most expensive on our list, the Avocado Latex Mattress offers plenty of environmental perks. The patent-pending atex design offers bounce in the 9 inches of natural, 100% GOLS organic certified Dunlop latex —meaning the material is grown sustainably and responsibly on farms in India co-owned by the brand, according to the company. The mattresses are biodegradable, and leftover materials are upcycled. Avocado is a certified B Corp and a carbon negative business.
The Avocado Latex Mattress is made with comfort and support in mind; it’s even endorsed by the American Chiropractic Association. Lasers are used to cut the core foam, creating waves to prevent motion transfer, target pressure points, promote spinal alignment and reduce shoulder and hip strain. The mattress doesn’t emit harmful organic compounds (VOCs), and contains no plastic foams, toxic glues or chemical flame retardants. Avocado offers a year-long sleep trial, free shipping and a 25-year limited warranty
Saatva Latex Hybrid
Price: $1,949 | Firmness: Medium-firm
Why We Picked It
Another hybrid, organic mattress, the Saatva Latex Hybrid has natural features built into every layer. The cover is made with hypoallergenic organic cotton treated with botanical antimicrobial treatment to stop bacteria, mildew and mold growth. The second layer is a GOTS certified organic New Zealand wool that helps pull heat away from the sleeper. It’s antimicrobial and acts as a natural flame retardant. A three-inch layer of natural latex offers five zones of support across the mattress, and it includes ventilated pinholes for breathability. Recycled steel coils make up the mattress’ edge and create additional support and durability in the lumbar region. The brand also includes a 180-night trial period, a 15-year warranty, free in-room delivery, free shipping and they’ll remove your old mattress for free.
To determine the best latex mattresses of 2022, we analyzed data across more than 650 mattresses, ranking them based on:
- Latex material use
- Free shipping availability
- Free returns availability
- Sleep trail availability and length
- Warranty length and details
- The brand’s reputation in the industry
Rankings focus specifically on queen-size mattresses, and star ratings are determined solely by the Dream Advisor editorial team.
What Is a Latex Mattress?
Latex is the most long-lasting material in mattresses, outlasting most traditional foams and memory foams. Latex mattresses may be offered in all latex foam, which can be made of synthetic or natural materials, or in hybrid models, which typically feature a combination of other materials such as memory foam or steel coils.
Synthetic latex is usually made from styrene-butadiene rubber—a plastic that feels like rubber. Although synthetic latex may be more affordable than natural latex, synthetic materials can emit more off-gassing chemicals that could negatively affect those with respiratory issues. These scents, however, have been noted to decrease over time.
Natural latex is also more supportive and environmentally friendly. Derived from rubber trees, natural latex offers numerous health benefits, such as soft cushioning, joint and back pain relief, natural antimicrobial properties and breathability.
Who Should Buy a Latex Mattress?
If you prefer contouring and cushioning of a memory foam mattress without the material’s drawbacks, a latex mattress might be a good option for you. Latex mattresses provide cushioning, while offering bounce and body support. For sleepers worried about sinking or for those suffering from back pain, latex mattresses tend to be firmer and more supportive than memory foam mattresses.