Foam Mattresses versus Latex Mattresses

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Trying to determine which type of mattress suits your needs the best can be hard since foam and latex mattresses are so similar. However, the latex foam mattress is different from other types of foam mattresses since it is manufactured from organic materials. Other types of foam mattresses are memory foam and polyurethane. The memory foam mattress is a popular since it's the elastic material that is made from molds itself to the body. The factors that should be considered when determining if you want a memory foam or a latex foam mattress are support of your spine and neck, cost, personal comfort preferences, and durability.

Some people like latex since it is an organic material and because it will breathe. This makes the latex mattress cooler in the summertime and warmer in the wintertime. While latex will mold itself to body contours much the same as memory foam, it springs back more rapidly than memory foam, which makes it easier to move around in bed. Latex is also an organic material which makes it naturally hypoallergenic, which makes it perfect for people who suffer from allergy and asthma. It is also resistant to dust mites and bacteria. In addition, latex is environmentally friendly and mattresses that are made completely from natural latex are biodegradable. A latex mattress can last a lifetime because they are so durable.   

Memory foam will absorb more heat from the body than latex does. There are many people, who prefer to be warmer in their beds like it for this reason. It's just a matter of the person prefers and many memory foam mattresses are available that eliminate overheating. There are also some people who like the way that a memory foam mattress prevents them from moving around in bed, particularly if it eliminates joint pain and prevents them disturbing their sleeping partner.

The quality of memory foam mattresses depends on the density and thickness of the foam. A quality memory foam mattress will have a foam density of between 4 and 6lbs. Many quality memory foam mattresses come with a ten year guarantee.  

Usually latex mattresses are more expensive than memory foam mattresses as a result of their durability. Memory foam mattresses are less expensive although the cost depends on the quality. People who are overweight people might find the memory foam mattress less resilient and more uncomfortable than latex. Also some people have reported a chemical odor from the memory foam mattress which disappears after a few weeks.

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This article was published on 2010/09/23