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Sunday, 13 October 2013
What is the Difference Between Memory Foam Mattresses and Latex Mattresses?
If you have been doing your research on luxury memory foam mattresses lately, you have probably come
across some made of latex.
You are probably wondering the difference between the two. Read on to learn about the differences.
Memory foam is a synthetic material that is known and widely used for its durability, comfort, and pressure relief. That is why it is used in mattresses and pillows. However, health conscious customers worry about the possible side effects of continually sleeping on a mattress made of synthetic fibres and chemicals. Some users have even reported allergic reactions (like itching and headaches) to the chemicals.
Latex is a natural alternative to traditional memory foam. Made from rubber tree sap, pure latex mattresses have none of the chemicals other mattresses have. The down side, though, is that latex is not nearly comfortable and supportive as memory foam.
Traditional memory foam cradles the body, reducing pressure, aches, and pain. Latex, on the other hand, is much more firm, so firm that it exerts, instead of relieves, pressure. That is why pure latex mattresses are not very popular. There was a time, years ago, when they were sold in stores, but they did not last long because of the discomfort problem.