ILD stands for Indentation Load Deflection. In simple terms used to measure how hard or soft the latex is.
For example, a 25lb ILD rating would mean that the latex needed 25lbs of pressure to indent it by 25%, and a 32lb ILD rating would mean it needs 32lbs to indent by 25%, so basically this means that the higher the ILD, the firmer the latex and a lower ILD rating indicates a softer latex.
Natural latex is manufactured from the liquid sap of rubber tree (Hevea Brasiliensis). It always has certain amount of these small bubbles inclusions and other natural imperfections, which are not considered as defects, nor is it detrimental to its performance. .
If you sleep on your back: Back sleepers do well with our standard or low loft pillows. High loft pillows are not recommended. Most are comfortable with standard pillows, but those with smaller frame prefer low loft or softer version of standard pillows. If you sleep on your side: Side sleepers need a firmer pillow to fill in the distance between the ear and outside shoulder. We recommend our Queen or King pillows that are also thicker. Our 2 zone pillows are also a great choice for side sleepers. If you're a stomach sleeper: Look for a lower loft or very soft pillows. Our low loft pillows are good choice.
Natural latex is converted into finished products using either Dunlop or Talalay process. By default, pillows are made by Dunlop process, unless it is documented as Talalay. Dunlop process pillows tend to be slightly denser and firmer and Talalay products are plush. Although there is some belief in the market that Talalay product are better, it is actually a myth as we have found they Dunlop latex has higher durability rating. We prefer customer insist more on 100% natural content than the process. Also important to insist on all natural or 100% natural instead of just "natural" which could be blended with some natural content..
ALL NATURAL LATEX means nothing but natural latex. No synthetics latex or additives. This makes pillows free from chemical off gassing. Natural latex is also anti-microbial, hypo-allergenic, dust mite resistant, anti-fungal and very durable.
Shredded latex is made by shredding latex slabs into small pieces 0.5-1.5 inches long. The cut pieces have characteristics of regular latex and in addition are flexible and resilient to conform to body shape. While they lay inside a pillow, the latex pieces can be moved slightly to allow for latex to conform to body contours, offering high degree of support and pressure point relief. This enables deep and comfortable sleep which is unique and many love it. These are specially suited for side and back sleepers because the pillows anchor well between the face and shoulder to keep face in line with the head and back alignment. Shredded latex sold by MyOrganicSleep.com is all natural and have added benefit being off gassing free to provide healthy environment.
Standard latex pillows are in the form of a slab and is a single piece with tapering edges. A shredded latex pillow is a collection of small latex pieces that are filled inside a cloth bag to hold the latex together. Shredded latex pillows sold by www.MyOrganicSleep.com are covered by 100% organic cotton fabric and latex is 100% natural. This combination offers unique blend of comfort and organic purity. Lower cost versions of shredded latex pillows have synthetic latex (not natural) and covered by polyester blended fabric.
Side sleepers are generally more comfortable with soft to medium toppers in the 20-28 ILD range than the firm toppers. Medium toppers (24-28 ILD) include a higher degree of support that is a fine balance between support and softness while the softer ILD (18-22) offer greater comfort related to softness, but less support.
In a nutshell all certified organic latex is all natural, but not all natural latex is certified organic.
Certified organic Latex is a step ahead of natural latex wherein all processing from seed selection to finished latex is monitored in accordance to GOLS (Global Organic Latex Standards). This would mean that seeds are GMO free, the latex plantation has been monitored to avoid any toxicity in the soil, monitored for any toxicity in the fertilizers used and ultimately monitored and recorded every step of the way that processing has been toxicity free and documented to confirm that the product and the process has been organic.
Natural latex is mostly all natural and no synthetics in the blend. In this system, documentation of the chemicals used is not mandatory, but optional. Though many reliable manufacturers keep the natural process safe and toxic free, absence of mandatory documentation makes it less desirable than the organic latex.
If you have the memory foam mattress and it is always hot in the middle of the night, you can buy the wool, organic cotton or bamboo mattress pad to place on the top of the mattress. Design by your own which one follow the chart above
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