Sleep is a very serious issue. We spend half our lives asleep so getting the perfect mattress should be prioritised. Not only is a mattress important for a perfect night’s sleep but it is also important for those who suffer from aches and pains A poor mattress can hurt you – literally.
Two of the most popular types of mattress these days are memory foam and latex foam. Many people struggle to choose between the two types of foam for the best choice of mattress for them. This article gives you a break down of the differences between the foam so you can make an informed and confident decision about your purchase.
Memory foam is popular because it is supportive, comfortable and known to help those who struggle to get a restful night’s sleep. It is usually made from visco elastic foams that contour to your body. The more dense the foam is, the firmer the mattress is. However having a dense mattress also means it will last longer, and some of the problems associated with low density memory foam is that they day rut nhua tend to “stop working” sooner and potentially cost you more money in the long term. Density also matters in relation to your body weight too, so when choosing a mattress make sure it can withstand your weight!
It is very comfortable to sleep on – more so than latex. However, most mattresses are made with harsh chemicals that are not good for the environment or for your health. This is why when you first purchase a mattress it has to be aired out to get rid of the chemical smell. There are some environmentally friendly memory foam mattresses available on the market that do not use the traditional petroleum-based chemicals and opt for plant-based chemicals instead.
One of the biggest drawbacks for memory foam is that it can cause overheating in some people. As an owner of one of these mattresses, I have had no such problems with overheating and neither has my partner, however some people find that they get rather hot and sweaty. Some brands have tried to overcome this with airflow technology but looking at customer reviews, it suggests they haven’t fully.
Latex foam mattresses can be found made from 100% latex, made from synthetic latex or a blend. Most companies choose not to use 100% natural latex as it is the most expensive but also most durable mattress available.
Latex foam is more natural than memory foam. It is much more breathable – something that memory foam struggles to be and thus it can cause one to overheat. Latex foam usually has pincore cells which make it more breathable and also let the foam contour to your body.
Latex foam is constructed from vulcanized sap from rubber trees, so from a health and environmental perspective latex is the better choice of foam.
Latex foam has a higher elasticity to it than memory foam has. When you sit on a memory foam mattress it will feel more solid and firm than a latex one. The latex foam will feel springy in comparison.