Memory Foam Mattress Vs Natural Latex Mattress

memoryfoammattressDebating the relative merits and demerits between memory foam mattress and natural latex mattress is an engrossing affair with supporters and opponents of either product holding firm opinions on the matter. For what you put down on the bed concerns something very intimate – your personal comfort and a good sleep.

For us to decide in favor of one of the two, we need to delve into the nature of the two mattresses. Latex mattresses are the firmer and the bouncier of the two. Memory firm mattresses on the other hand are softer and more prone to assume the natural shape of the body thus effectively spreading out the pressure and providing immense comfort.

Natural Latex mattresses are passionately supported by some because of the fact that it is a natural product made from the sap of the rubber tree. That apart its firmness ensures that it does not sag but firmly support a resting body. Couple this with almost negligible wear and tear you have a mattress with almost infinite longevity.

The fact that latex mattresses are naturally hypoallergenic and anti microbial, and therefore keep you safe from dust, mite, mold and fungus caused allergies – all the more reason to get sound sleep.

People suffering from chronic fatigue and back- ache though may prefer memory foam mattress, as these mattresses are effectively able to spread out the pressure and thus relieve pain.

Then there are those who are absolutely love the extremely luxurious feel of latex mattresses, which when combined with their firmness, ensures a very comfortable night of sleep. One might argue that over all memory foam mattresses probably score on comfort whereas for reasons of health, latex mattress wins hands down. It’s environmentally friendly and discourages the breeding of germs.

The temperature sensitive quality of memory foam mattresses is what makes them so comfortable. The fact that these mattresses can adjust to the contours of the body, because it reacts to its heat gives it a distinct advantage over natural latex. The latter scores because of its eco-friendly credentials and great value for money, because of its longevity.

It is evident that both these products have their ardent fans and detractors. As to which one to pick up for your bed at home, that is something which your personal predisposition will help you decide.

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Anu Seth is a writer, editor and journalist with over 15 years of experience, writing on a diverse range of topics. She writes with sincerity and has had interesting experiences living in different parts of the world. As a mother of two, she prides herself on keeping a good home. Singapore remains her favorite country.