Basic things to know about latex and memory foam

April 25, 2019

By now, most people know what memory foam and latex mattresses are. But those who still don’t have a clue about foam and latex mattresses, they can probably get a decent idea by reading this article. Let’s start with the memory foam first. It was first used by NASA to ensure the safety of their pilots in the event of a crash.

Different types of chemicals were used while making this mattress. This made the foam thicker and energy absorbing. It adjusts to your body shape but it takes time to revert back into its original state. This increases the comfort level. Manufacturers from around the world add foam to their mattresses because they know the benefits of this material and so will you after reading this.

Latex is a material which is different from foam. The most noticeable difference that you will notice after using this mattress is that it doesn’t take much time to get back into its original shape after it has been used.

There are many different types of latex which are used by manufacturers to make beds. One of them is Natural Latex. Rubber Tress produce this latex and it is probably the purest of latex and it is not that expensive.

The next one is Synthetic latex. As the name suggests, it is made by using various synthetic materials. This differs from natural latex as this is less bouncy and it feels a lot like the memory foam. The other two types are Talalay Latex and Dunlop Latex.

Difference between memory foam and latex

The beds which are made from foam and latex can be differentiated by their conformity. Beds made from memory foam will adjust to the shape of your body while the latex bed will provide a light and bouncy feel. These beds are amazing and you can choose one depending on your needs.

Motion transfer is an important thing when it comes to buying a bed. Since the memory foam adjusts according to a person’s body type it prevents motion transfer. If a person is sleeping beside you and if he or she starts to shift in his/her sleep then you won’t feel any disturbance. On the other hand, the latex bed cannot stop motion transfer and if you were in a similar situation then you would feel everything.

Which bed should you choose?

Everything depends on your sleeping needs and physical state. Both of these mattresses provide comfort and each has a different purpose. Here are a few things that you will need to know before you decide to buy a bed. If you have a small family you can go for the best king size mattresses because it can accommodate all of you.

The memory foam mattresses are known for their confirming and because of this reason, people suffering from joint problems should go for this bed as it takes the pressure off from the joints by providing good posture support and alignment of the spine. The people who sleep on their backs also prefer this bed. Many people prefer this bed to the latex bed.

This is also good for people who suffer from allergies. The density of the material prevents the dust mites from living inside the mattress and it is also hypoallergenic which means that it is good for a person who suffers from fabric allergies.

But this bed does have some issues when it comes to absorbing heat. This bed absorbs heat and it can retain this heat for a very long time. So if you’re looking for a cooling mattress then you shouldn’t go for this one.

This bed also emits a weird smell when first opened. The smell is caused by some harmful gas emission from the bed itself. You won’t find this in the latex beds. Now, let’s talk about why you should choose the latex bed.

The reason why a lot of people choose this over the memory foam is that this bed is environment- friendly. People who love nature usually buy this bed. These beds are also more firm when compared to normal mattresses.

When it comes to comfort, this bed does exceedingly well and it doesn’t retain heat which makes it a good option for people who are looking to buy a cooling mattress. These beds are a little expensive when compared to the memory foam beds but people still buy this bed because of their durability.

Now that you know a little more about the materials, you can buy one with ease. But remember that some people are allergic to latex so if you’re allergic then you should probably not buy this one.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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