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Static Electricity in Latex Mattress? 17 Dec 2017 14:05 #11

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Hi nycsteven,

This tends to be something that is temporary and happens more often when the product is new (or moved) and in a dry environment, and dissipates over time as the charges balance. I’ve addressed the reasons for this in the previous posts in this thread, and you may wish to look at post #6 here and post #9 here for some good explanations of what is actually happening.

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Static Electricity in Latex Mattress? 29 Jan 2018 22:04 #12

Please Help. I need an affordable antistatic mattress cover. My mattress which I believe to be latex, is a generator. Will a cover fix and/or is there such thing as an antistatic cover? Don't tell me it isn't a big deal, that's my business.

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Static Electricity in Latex Mattress? 30 Jan 2018 00:53 #13

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It’s isnt a big deal.

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Static Electricity in Latex Mattress? 30 Jan 2018 07:28 #14

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In my experience of several months with both a Plushbeds latex mattress and a Tuft & Needle mattress, I experience considerable static electricity (as evidenced not by shock but by flashes of light), any time of year, and the problem does NOT go away. I don't think it's healthy and I've been meaning to buy a grounding pad to use as a mattress cover.

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Static Electricity in Latex Mattress? 30 Jan 2018 08:05 #15

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I've never experienced this problem myself but apparently you're not alone. If you do a quick Google search for "grounded mattress pad" several products to address this issue are available. Hope this helps!

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Static Electricity in Latex Mattress? 01 Feb 2018 08:07 #16

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All,
Since my last post in this thread (when I 1st got my mattress), I've noticed a substantial reduction in static, almost to none -- in fact, I'm not getting shocked anymore. I personally would not be comfortable sleeping on anything electrified (grounding pad), no matter how "safe" it is. What I'd recommend 1st is using non-synthetic cotton sheets/layers, and then to run a humidifier in your room in the dry months. Get a hygrometer, read up on relative humidity, and humidify. Even when it's humid out in the colder months, that air becomes dry once it's brought inside & heated. What I currently have is: a mattress encasement, a 100% wool pad topper sewn into a cotton case, flat sheet, and then a top sheet (under which I sleep).

Good luck!

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Static Electricity in Latex Mattress? 17 Feb 2019 16:53 #17

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I'm playing around with natural latex component samples and notice a ton more static when using a thin synthetic-blend four-way stretch cover than a traditional wool-to-cotton cover.

If you get a mattress with a thin partly synthetic cover, do you get more shocks when using it?

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Static Electricity in Latex Mattress? 20 Feb 2019 15:44 #18

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Hi sweetandsourkiwi,

In your case, it looks like it is most certainly the combination of the raw latex samples and also the synthetic stretch cover. The majority of latex and latex hybrid mattresses are sold with a polyester/cotton blend. So this static issue is not a major problem with finished mattresses, albeit when they are new it can occur more often. I am sure you have read all the post on this but I am copying some of my other posts in this answer:

There are some suggestions here which I’ve previously listed and the other articles that are linked to in those suggestions that may be helpful. Usually, a static charge develops from handling the foam within your mattress directly, and then over time that dissipates and the charges balance. In a case like this where it is causing you so many issues, it may be worth having a qualified electrician visit your home and measure to see if there are polarity issues with your wiring, leakage from your television or something else pertaining to your linens/clothing, as you generally aren’t in direct contact with the foam within your mattress to transfer electrons to create an imbalance .

This tends to be something that is temporary and happens more often when the product is new (or moved) and in a dry environment, and dissipates over time as the charges balance. I’ve addressed the reasons for this in the previous posts in this thread, and you may wish to look at post #6 here and post #9 here for some good explanations of what is actually happening.

Phoenix
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