Are you looking to buy a new mattress but don’t know where to start? Most mattresses have a good blend of materials to go with the mattress spring unit, offering great comfort and support for when you sleep. Latex mattresses and memory foam mattresses may seem similar but here are the differences between them…
MEMORY FOAM MATTRESS
*Image shows Cordoba Waves memory foam mattress
Memory Foam is the most popular and widespread bed base material that conforms to the contours of your body to provide pressure relief. Originally created by NASA for astronauts, memory foam is made with heat sensitive material that your body activates naturally with its bodily heat. Sleepers who prefer to lie on their side during the night prefer memory foam mattresses as well as those who like to be kept warm whilst they sleep.
*Image shows Serenity latex mattress
Latex mattresses are known to have firm support, encouraging the natural alignment of the sleeper’s body. Made from natural rubber tree sap, they’re long lasting and hypoallergenic. It’s a breathable bed material that keeps you cool throughout the night. Many people with orthopaedic problems have found that a firmer bed with latex helps relieve back pain. Did you know that latex mattresses also need minimal maintenance?