Looking for a new mattress that ticks all the right boxes in terms of comfort, durability, pressure reduction and good value for money? Consumers have tons of choices when it comes to selecting a quality sleep system, but of all the contenders on the market, two of the most popular sellers are mattresses made with memory foam and latex.
When it comes to getting a good night’s sleep, it’s important to understand the differences in mattress types, and how their materials and components help promote a sleep surface that is both responsive to your body contours and supportive. Whether you want cloud-like buoyancy or prefer a firmer surface designed to reduce motion transfer, there are many key benefits to both memory foam and latex mattresses.
If you’re considering the pros and cons of latex v. memory foam, the following may help you make a more informed decision.
There are two types of latex mattresses: synthetic (derived from petroleum products) or natural rubber. Some natural latex mattresses have organic certification, which are free of chemical additives and crafted from natural rubber latex in an environmentally sustainable manner. Latex mattresses come in a variety of thicknesses and firmness levels, letting consumers choose between ultra plush and firmer surface feels.
Latex is praised for the following qualities:
Gel memory foam is temperature reactive and responds to the shape of your body, cradling your every curve. This space-age material is generally more pliable than latex and is great for people suffering from nighttime aches and pains. Renowned for its pressure-relieving properties, memory foam offers even body support and can be great for side sleepers.
Other benefits of memory foam mattresses:
Ultimately, there are many factors that go into buying a new mattress, including current health issues, lifestyle, sleep position, comfort preferences and budget. While some people rave about their natural latex mattresses, others slumber peacefully on memory foam. Here at Mattress World Northwest, we always remind customers that there is no “one size fits all” solution, which is why we invite you to try out as many floor models as you’d like.
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