8 best latex mattress for allergy sufferers 2018

Keep cool and comfy during the night with a hypo-allergenic, high-quality latex foam mattress

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If you are on the hunt for the best mattress, you have probably heard of memory foam, but you may not have heard of latex as a primary mattress filling.  

Why opt for a latex mattress?

One of the most popular choices for those with allergies (bar latex allergies, of course), latex is naturally hypoallergenic and breathable. It’s also a very durable material and can be expected to support you soundly until the cows come home (for several years).

There are a few other reasons you might opt for a latex mattress, one of them being for its cooling superpowers. We recommend going for a medium thickness such as the Naturalex GELTECH Mattress if you often find yourself getting hot and sticky in the night, because a latex mattress helps regulate your body temperature via tiny holes in the filling that allow for better airflow. 

Latex mattresses also tend to be much firmer than memory foam, but often the firmness will give a little after a month or two, so do allow time to break your mattress before rushing for a ‘help, it’s rock solid’ refund. To enjoy the best of both worlds, we recommend latex-topped pocket spring mattresses, like our top pick from Rest Assured, which bring a bit of extra bounce to the party.

Check out our eight best latex mattresses below to find the one that’s right for you.  

Rest Assured Richborough Pocket Latex Mattress

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1. Rest Assured Richborough Pocket Latex Mattress

This new latex-topped entry punches above its weight

Specifications
Best for: Top-class quality
Size: Double-super king
Depth: 30cm
Type: Pocket spring/latex:
Comfort grade: Medium
Reasons to buy
+Luxury feel, allergy-friendly+handmade in the UK
Reasons to avoid
-Heavy and high (fortunately it's 'no-turn')

Who will the Richborough suit?

Anyone seeking a really luxurious pocket spring mattress with latex softness.

What is the Richborough like to sleep on?

This mattress falls on the firmer side of medium, but still offers a good level of cosy comfort thanks to its latex topper. It offers decent support for shoulders and hips, which is great news for side and back-sleepers, and we also found motion transfer was minimal – ie, your partner won’t disturb you during the night. Build quality is unprecedented, and this shines through when you sit on the edge and it stays strong and supportive. Speaking of which, it is a deep mattress, which could prove an issue if you already have a tall divan base.

Special features?

Treated with Purotex, a textile additive that uses good bacteria to stop dust mites and other household allergens from multiplying. Allergy UK approved. Single-side, so no need to flip but it does require rotation. Also comes in soft and firm versions. 

Fillings?

A pocket spring base (2,000 in a king size), with a latex filled pillowtop for extra comfort. The latex used here is a blended variety, which mixes natural and synthetic latex to achieve all the sleep benefits of 100 per cent natural latex but with the advantage of a more affordable price tag.

What do you get for your money?

A five-year guarantee. Delivery is an extra £14.99.

See our full review of the Richborough mattress.

2. Dunlopillo Firmrest Latex Mattress

A firm and sturdy mattress for a sound night’s sleep

Specifications
Best for: Firmness
Size: Single-King
Depth: 18cm
Type: Natural latex
Comfort grade: Firm
Reasons to buy
+ Anti-bacterial + Open cell structure 
Reasons to avoid
-No super-king

Who will the Dunlopillo Firmrest suit?

Environmentally-aware shoppers looking for firm spinal support.

What is the Dunlopillo Firmrest like to sleep on?

Light sleepers can be woken by the slightest thing – if you’re too hot or too cold, if the bed squeaks or moves. However, this latex mattress from Dunlopillo is favoured for its firmness, which can help prevent all manner of disturbances, including those from a fidgety partner. It's our best latex mattress for firm support. It has an open cell structure, which makes it incredibly breathable and is also hypoallergenic so you can expect a sound night’s sleep, even in the height of summer.

Special features?

Eco-friendly core. The latex base is engineered into seven comfort zones – softer for cushioning your shoulders, hips and heels, and firmer spine-balancing support for correct alignment. No turn.

Fillings?

Made from entirely natural latex derived from the sap of sustainably grown rubber trees, this mattress automatically responds and adapts to individual postures and movements to encourage deeper and more restful sleep. The cover is treated with Actipro to eliminate unwanted allergens, reduce bacteria and unpleasant odours.

What do you get for your money?

Free UK delivery within three weeks.

Silentnight Pocket Latex 2000 Mattress

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3. Silentnight Pocket Latex 2000 Mattress

A generous layer of latex gives this pocket spring mattress extra comfort and staying power

Specifications
Best for: Hygiene
Size: Single-Super-king
Depth: 37cm
Type: : Pocket spring/latex
Comfort grade: Medium/Soft
Reasons to buy
+ Cloud-like softness+ Durable latex top layer
Reasons to avoid
-Bit heavy

Who will the Pocket Latex 2000 suit?

Fans of Silentnight’s Mirapocket mattresses looking for extra allergy protection and padding.

What is the Pocket Latex 2000 like to sleep on?

At 37cm-deep, this mattress means business. The main support is provided by Silentnight’s award winning Mirapocket spring system, whereby each pocketed spring reacts independently to your body weight and movement. The benefits include no roll-together between partners, pressure relief on joints – this is a good option for side and back-sleepers – and maximum sleeping space as the sprung support carries right to the edge. The natural latex layer is generously thick and provides medium/soft comfort levels for those who like a cloud-like nest of a bed. The three Reevoo reviews available give this mattress nine out of 10 overall and agree it is comfortable and well made, if a bit on the bulky side. 

Special features?

Treated with Purotex, a 100 per cent natural probiotic that combats allergens and dust mite.

Fillings?

Pocket spring base (2,000 in a king-size), with a natural latex filled top layer.

What do you get for your money?

Free UK delivery from 14 days, to a room of your choice. A 60-night comfort trial (switch to a different Silentnight mattress if this one isn’t for you). Potential to save £75 when you trade in your old bed or mattress.

See our review of the Silentnight Mirapocket Eco Comfort Breathe 2000 mattress.

Sealy Activ Latex 1400 Pocket Spring Mattress

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4. Sealy Activ Latex 1400 Pocket Spring Mattress

Sleep soundly next to your partner with no extra movement to disturb you

Specifications
Best for: Uninterrupted sleep
Size: Single-Super-king
Depth: 29cm
Type: Pocket spring/Latex/Foam
Comfort grade: Medium
Reasons to buy
+Maximum 'bang for your buck' +Minimal motion transfer 
Reasons to avoid
-Chemical smell on opening

Who will the Sealy Activ Latex suit? 

Packing springs, foam and latex, there’s something for everyone in this luxurious number.

What is the Sealy Activ like to sleep on?

If you are sick of your partner's restlessness waking you up, you may find that this latex mattress is firm yet comfortable enough for you both to sleep soundly. This is the best latex mattress for absorbing movements, and this is no doubt partially due to the extra layer of support foam between the pocket spring base and latex layer. All bar one of John Lewis’ customers liked this mattress, rating it 4.4/5 overall. The general consensus is that you get a lot of mattress for your money, not to mention Sealy’s renowned quality construction and comfort levels. The foam layers will add a chemical smell you simply don’t get from latex alone but it does fade in time.

Special features?

Sealy’s clever Unicase foam bolster ensures edge-to-edge support so you’ll never experience that falling-off-a-cliff feeling when you lie near the edge of the bed. No turn. 

Fillings?

There are a lot of layers to this mattress. From the top down, you have a cosy layer of breathable polyester, then two layers of soft foam, a thicker later of latex, more polyester, then a much thicker support foam layer that’s zoned inline with your body, yet more polyester and, finally pockets springs (1,400 in a king-size). Phew! 

What do you get for your money?

A 10 year guarantee. Free standard UK delivery within five weeks. 

MARCAPIUMA Latex Mattress

5. MARCAPIUMA Latex Mattress

Fully breathable and hypoallergenic for those with dust allergies

Specifications
Best for: Allergies
Size: Small-single to Super-king
Depth: 20cm
Type: Latex
Comfort grade: Medium
Reasons to buy
+ Highly recommended+ Odourless
Reasons to avoid
-Quite heavy

Who will the Marcapiuma suit?

This is a great quality latex mattress from Italy that will suit anyone seeking medium firmness.

What is the Marcapiuma like to sleep on?

This mattress is specifically designed with allergies in mind. Alongside the standard anti-allergy protection that latex offers, it features antibacterial protection against the growth of dust mites and, thanks to Silver Ion impregnated cover, is effective against more than 650 different species of bacteria (try not to dwell on that for too long or you’ll never sleep again). The cover can also be easily removed and machine-washed so you can keep your mattress fresh for longer, and the latex base boasts seven different comfort zones with breathable holes to keep you cool at night. It is rated 4.6/5 stars on Amazon, with 85 per cent of the 20 reviews giving it a big thumbs up for coolness and overall satisfaction.

Special features?

Cover is removable and machine washable at 60 degrees. Supplied rolled and vacuum-packed for easy delivery and access. 

Fillings?

The main ingredient is 100% Latex Foam, a blended material made from natural and synthetic latex for excellent support and longevity. 

What do you get for your money?

Free delivery within four to five days. A 10 year warranty. Oeko-Tex certification, which basically means there are no harmful chemicals in this mattress. 

Sareer Latex Coil Mattress

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6. Sareer Latex Coil Mattress

This popular latex topped mattress represents exceptional value for money

Specifications
Best for: Bargain hunters
Size: Small-single to Super-king
Depth: 22cm
Type: Springs/foam/latex
Comfort grade: Medium
Reasons to buy
+ Hypoallergenic+ Sleep cool foam
Reasons to avoid
-May dip after five or so years

Who will the Sareer Latex Coil suit?

Anyone looking to enjoy the benefits of latex for less.

What is the Sareer Latex Coil like to sleep on?

With even the largest super-king version coming in at just a little more than £200, it’s no surprise that people are snapping this mattress up for their guest bedrooms and children. However, according to the glowing reviews on Wayfair, many have been so impressed that they then proceeded to order one for their master bedroom. Praise indeed. There are a few suggestions that this mattress might tip towards the softer side of medium (open coil springs are generally spongier than pocket) so tread with caution if you prefer things firmer. The springs in this mattress have a coil gauge of 13.5 – look for 12 if you need firm support.

Special features?

Hypoallergenic materials protect against dust mites. The Reflex foam layer features open cell airflow for a cooler sleep. 

Fillings?

Although the base is open coil, rather than the superior pocket spring option, the extra layers of Reflex foam and latex will undoubtedly give this mattress extra durability. However, do be aware that most open coil mattresses don’t last longer than five years, which is why they are often the preferred choice for children and guest use.

What do you get for your money?

Free standard delivery within the UK. Five-year manufacture warranty.

Naturalex GELTECH Mattress

7. Naturalex GELTECH Mattress

Keep your cool at night with this thermo-regulating mattress

Specifications
Best for: Keeping cool
Size: Small-single to European Queen
Depth: 19cm
Type: Foam/Latex
Comfort grade: Firm
Reasons to buy
+Cooling Gel Fresh memory foam +Dual-sided for summer or winter
Reasons to avoid
-Not terribly deep

Who will the Naturalex Geltech suit?

Hot sleepers and those who tend to change their sleeping position

What is the Naturalex Geltech like to sleep on?

You can kiss goodbye to night sweats with this gel/latex/memory foam combo, which is designed to regulate your temperature all year round. It has a winter and a summer side that you flip depending on the season, while the seven comfort zones will support your sleeping position to keep you comfortable as well as cool. The mattress itself is not too thick, so is suitable for adjustable beds (set to be a big trend in 2019, you heard it here first), but still provides firm support, which is great for relieving pressure on the joints.

Special features?

The dual-sided cover is pretty clever: thick cotton gives extra cosiness on the winter side, while an aerated 3D mesh cools you down in summer. Supplied rolled and vacuum-packed for easy delivery and access. 

Fillings?

The latex layer is at the core of this mattress and provides zoned support and spine alignment. This is sandwiched by two memory foam layers, which are gel-infused to help with temperature regulation, according to Naturalex.

What do you get for your money?

Free delivery. There are a few sellers of this mattress on Amazon, so do shop around to find the best deals.

Dormeo Octaspring Tribrid Mattress

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8. Dormeo Octaspring Tribrid Mattress

Latex brings an extra layer of spine protection to this all-singing, all-dancing hybrid

Specifications
Best for: Targeting (and relieving) pain
Size: Single-super king
Depth: 27cm
Type: Hybrid
Comfort grade: Medium/Firm
Reasons to buy
+ Innovative technology caters for all 
Reasons to avoid
-Spendy

Who will the Octaspring Tribrid suit?

This is a high-spec crowd-pleaser that tackles all the main mattress crimes head-on.

What is the Octaspring Tribrid like to sleep on?

Uniting memory foam, pocket springs and latex, Dormeo’s top-end Tribrid mattress caters for all. Those with back pain will be particularly relieved to hear about the natural latex layer that helps settle your spinal column in a neutral, weightless position, which allows the muscles to relax and repair. Not forgetting latex’s breathability prowess, which wicks away excess heat and moisture for a peaceful sleep. The memory foam, spring and latex combo promises superior motion transfer protection, which is critical when trying to avoid painful bumps in the night.

Special features?

Natural probiotic ingredients injected into the fabric layers help keep allergens and dust mites at bay. Dormeo claims this mattress is eight times more breathable than other foam-based mattresses thanks, in part, to its latex layer.

Fillings?

Combining the three most popular mattress fillings in one, namely memory foam, pocket springs and latex, the Tribrid is designed to deliver the best possible night’s sleep. Each layer works collectively to support and protect the spine. The foam made Octasprings are especially clever for their air-flow encouraging construction, and individual responsiveness. It’s hard to explain how they work, but luckily Dormeo has produced this helpful video 

What do you get for your money?

Free delivery, 60-night sleep trial (and no-hassle returns) plus an impressive 20-year warranty

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