Luma Sleep Mattress


I’m interested in the Luma Sleep Mattress. The base is Dunlop. However, the topper is blended Talalay. What is blended Talalay? Is it different than latex foams that are listed as Talalay? I’m looking for something that doesn’t contain the toxins that standard mattresses contain.

I’m also wondering do you think it’s possible to air out a conventional memory foam mattress to remove the VOC’s? I’ve read numerous articles stating that a mattress will off gas the most during the first two months. The article suggests airing out for 24 hours, then ounce a week for 24 hours during the first two months. Is it possible to make a chemical mattress safer?

Thank you,


Hi Jewels,

Talalay latex is available in natural or blended, with blended being a mix of natural and synthetic latex. In addition to blended being less expensive many believe it to be more durable than all natural and it is able to be made in tighter tolerance to more specific ILDs. Here’s an article that explains the various types of latex for your reference. Blended Talalay is probably the most commonly used type of Talalay latex and is likely what you’re getting unless a seller specifically specifies “All Natural” Talalay.

Hope that helps!

  • Bill


Thank you for the quick response. I added onto my question as you were answering, funny timing. Do you think it’s possible to air out a standard memory foam mattress? Due to the chemicals used, a standard memory foam mattress has a strong smell. I have been reading that it’s possible to air some of the VOC’s out. The article says you must air it out for 24 hours as soon as the plastic wrap is removed. It then goes onto say that a mattress will off gas the most for the first two months. It suggests that for people with sensitivities, you should remove the sheets, open a window and air the mattress out once a week for two months. Do you have an opinion as to whether or not that can actually remove some of the VOC’s in a standard memory foam mattress?

Thank you,


I’m not an expert on the potential dissipation of VOCs in memory foam mattresses, so I’ll defer to other forum participants to address your concerns.

Hello Jewels and thanks for reaching out! I agree with what Sweet Dreams posted and don’t have much more to add beyond this: we at Sleep EZ have been getting more and more customers saying that they’ve read online that ALL Talalay contains some synthetic rubber, and I just wanted to clarify some things on that in case you’ve read the same thing. It is true that you can’t turn latex sap into a foam without some other materials, but 100% natural Talalay doesn’t use any man-made rubber. The remaining percentage of ingredients (which is normally less than 2-5%) includes things like natural fatty acids, natural soaps, and natural reinforcing agents needed for manufacturing. However, because there are only 2 companies in the world that make Talalay foam layers for mattresses, the competition between the two companies is very high and their exact ingredients (last time I checked at least) are highly proprietary and they don’t normally give out too much information on the exact formulae.


Thank you for the additional information. I appreciate it.

Thank you,