Indentation Load Deflection is 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.
Density is the weight per unit volume and is proportional to the weight of latex. Higher density would imply more weight.
Natural latex is manufactured from the liquid sap of rubber tree (i.e: Hevea Brasiliensis). Although the surface of natural latex will have imperfections such as small bubbles, it is entirely common, poses no health threats, and in no way hinders the topper's performance.
It all depends on your personal sleeping position:
The Dunlop process and Talalay process are the two main processes used to create latex foam. By default, our natural pillows are made by Dunlop process, unless otherwise stated as Talalay. Our Dunlop products tend to be slightly denser and firmer while our Talalay products are bouncy and plush. Besides density and firmness, there's not a lot of difference beween Dunlop products and Talalay products. In fact, we insist that customers prioritize the purity of the product over the process used to manufacture it. We strive to follow the standards set by the Global Organic Latex Standard in our manufacturing process of our latex products to best preserve the health and peace of mind of our customers.
Our natural latex products are free from any chemical smell since we avoid using bleaches and perfumes to mask the smell of natural latex out of concern for our customers' health. That being said, there is an associated odor that natural latex has which typically dissipates within two days. We recommend that customers air out their latex products if the odor is a concern.
Our organic cotton is sourced in Texas and shipped overseas for manufacturing with full compliance to the Global Organic Textile Standards.
Our organic cotton sheet sets are manufactured in Sri Lanka, India.
Natural latex means that there's no synthetic additives or chemical off-gassing involved in the manufacturing process of the latex. Natural latex is also anti-microbial, hypo-allergenic, dust mite resistant, anti-fungal and extremely 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 My Organic Sleep is all natural and have added benefit being off gassing free to provide a health-conscious end product.
Shredded latex offers the unique property of being flexible to conform to body contours and at the same time offers great support.
Regular 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. Both the regular latex pillow and the shredded latex pillow will come with a GOTS-certified organic cotton pillow cover.
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.
Although My Organic Sleep does offer customers with cover options, it is purely a personal preference and is not mandatory.
The difference between Organic latex and Natural latex is that while the Organic latex has received its certifications from the Global Organic Latex Standard, Natural latex has not received it's certifications yet. 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. That being said, our natural latex products are nontoxic and similarly doesn't contain any synthetic additives.
Here is the chart as follows in terms of its breathability or ability to keep cool throughout the night- from poor to excellent.
Memory foam -> Wool -> Organic Cotton->Bamboo/Tencel.
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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Our filling options include cotton, kapok, wool, down, cotton & latex blend, shredded latex, and micro cushion latex.