The World's Best Bed - Talalay Active, an upgrade of the World's Best Bed in the former Natural Mattresses Collection, is the highest and plushest model in the Active Collection by Pure Talalay Bliss (formerly Pure Latex Bliss). This 13" high mattress is unique in this collection in another way. It is the only one with carbon-infused latex. It has three latex layers, as do most of this collection's members: support core, pressure relief layer, and comfort layer. It also has the same cover as the others.
The outstanding feature of the World's Best Bed is the carbon infusion of the top layer. Pure Talalay Bliss does not claim cooling properties for the carbon. Talalay latex, with its numerous pores and open-cell structure, is a breathable material. The carbon is intended to act like a filter, purifying the air flowing through to keep the mattress fresh.
The latex in the 4" top comfort layer is part of the ActiveFusion temperature regulation technology used in members of the Active Collection. The cover and the top layer of latex are infused with PCMs (phase change materials). These use changes in their physical state to keep temperatures within a designated range. At the top of the range, they absorb heat, and at the bottom they release it. This means that when it's too warm, the top of the mattress is cooled. And when it becomes too cool, it is warmed. Eat your heart out, Goldilocks!
The 3" middle layer is engineered for pressure relief. The latex in this layer should have the right balance between flexibility and resilience to support the sleeper's body evenly. This takes pressure off the hips and shoulders while supporting the lower back. The resiliency of latex contrasts with the slow recovery of memory foam, making it easier for a user to move around.
The support core of the World's Best Bed is 6" of very firm Talalay latex. Pure Latex Bliss chose to use latex at the bottom of the mattress instead of polyurethane foam as many other latex mattresses use.
The cover of the World's Best Bed is a 3-D wave pattern knit. It is unquilted to allow the user to experience the top level of latex. Speaking about experience, PTB claims that the user of this bed will experience restorative sleep. On this score, we'll let actual users decide. They can post there reviews of this mattress here.
A variety of foundations can be used with the World's Best Bed. One notable exception is box springs, since they do not offer solid support. Acceptable foundations include platforms, solid-top box bases, slatted frames (if the slats are sturdy enough and close enough together), and adjustable beds.
Like other models in the Active Collection, the World's Best Bed is covered by Pure Talalay Bliss with a 15-year non-prorated warranty.
Pure Talalay Bliss World’s Best Bed--Talalay Active
Pure Talalay Bliss (formerly Pure Latex Bliss)
Talalay Global, 510 River Rd, Shelton, CT 06484-4517, (404) 260-7421
6-inch Talalay latex support core, 3-inch Talalay latex pressure relief layer, 4-inch talalay latex comort layer infused with carbon and with PCMs, unquilted cover
Provided by the support core
Wave-knit, unquilted, zippered for removal and washing
Almost any but box springs
Carbon filering for freshness, PCMs for temperature stability, resilient pressure relief
Not specified - ask retailer
15 years non-prorated
Keep in sanitary condition, and provide proper foundation