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Natural Latex Mattress vs Memory Foam Mattress

Are you wondering what mattress to buy? Natural Latex or Memory Foam? We are here to help you decide.
Let's first understand what these two mattresses are made of?
latex vs memory foam

Natural Latex mattress – the ones made from 100% pure latex, (and all the layers of the mattress composed of only latex) are carcinogenic chemical free.Latex is nothing but the sap of rubber tree. See this video to see how it is extracted.

Memory Foam Mattress – This is nothing but polyurethane foam – a chemical compound made. It contains additional chemicals to increase its viscosity and density. It is often referred to as “viscoelastic” polyurethane foam, or low-resilience polyurethane foam

What makes memory foam so great?
  • Medium to Good spinal alignment while sleeping
  • Provides support to the body
  • Uses body heat and pressure to soften the mattress making you more comfortable
  • Extremely soft
  • No sagging or shrinking
  • Retains back to its original shape and holds the original shape
  • Good for all types of sleeping positions
  • Doesn’t exhibit motion transfer so that both partners can sleep undisturbed
Any problems with memory foam?
  • Made of chemicals. It off-gases these carcinogenic compounds over its lifetime.
  • Traps heat as it does not allow air circulation. As a result you will feel hot. Infact, this is what causes the quality to degrade over the years
What makes latex so great?
  • Extremely comfortable
  • Very soft. Strikes good balance between comfort and good spinal support.
  • Natural bounciness and springiness
  • Excellent for pain relief
  • Improves blood circulation in the body
  • Even distribution of pressure points
  • Corrects postural deformities
  • Aligns the spinal column correctly
  • Suitable for all sleeping positions
  • Excellent air circulation and breathability
  • Temperature regulation properties
  • Provides cushioned support to the body
  • Zero motion transfer
  • Environment friendly
  • Resistant to dust mites, moulds, allergens
  • Hypoallergenic, if latex is organic or 100% natural
  • Highly durable
What are the drawbacks?
  • Expensive – It’s actually an Investment for a Good and Healthy Sleep.
Comparison Chart

On a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the Highest.

 
Memory Foam Score

Latex Score

Comfort

7

8

Spinal Support

7

9

Contouring to body shape

8

8

Balancing the sinking in feeling with good push back

6

9

Ease at regaining shape

7

9

Good support at edges

5

8

Good Air circulation – Temperature regulation

0

8

Dust mite/Bacteria Resistant

0

8

Chemical free – No releasing of harmful chemicals

0

10

Zero Partner Disturbance

8

8

Durability

8

8

Cost Competitive

Cheaper than latex

Expensive

Watch this short video to see the difference
Summarizing:

Comfort ? – Both fare well

Spinal Support? – Latex fares better

Natural and chemical free? – Only Latex

Dust and bacteria free? – Only Latex

Cool Bed? ( Good Air circulation)? – Only Latex

Mattress is an investment – you spend a third of your life in bed. A latex mattress can last over 15 years. Deep restful sleep  is the most crucial part of maintaining  good health.

Invest in natural latex mattress - Invest on good health!

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