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
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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.

Thanks to technology, there are latex mattresses that feel very similar to traditional memory foam. They are blended with other materials and processed in a way that makes them much more comfortable than the latex mattresses of old. But of course, technology has its price. Expect to pay much more (sometimes 10 times more) for a latex memory foam bed. If you have the money and are concerned about the health implications of sleeping on something unnatural, it is a worthwhile investment. Latex memory foam mattresses are durable, so if you do buy one, you should not have to replace it for at least ten years.


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