Compare Memory Foam VS. Latex Mattresses The Basics of Latex Foam vs Memory Foam
Latex foam consists of similar feeling, yet very different materials compared to memory foam. First, latex foam can be either all natural or synthetic aka Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SBR). All natural latex foam is a white liquid that is taken from rubber trees, combined with water and later whipped together until it becomes a frothy foam substance. Most all-natural high quality latex foams are produced using either the Dunlop or Talalay process. The Dunlop method is simply where the latex foam mixture is placed in a mold where it sits until gravity has pulled particles downward and out from the foam material. The Talalay method is a process where the latex mixture is sprayed into a mold containing pins to make holes and then vacuum packed in order to prevent bubbles from forming. Then freezing process at around 20 degrees Fahrenheit begins in order to stabilize the cell structure of the materials. Once the cooling process has been completed, the frozen latex material is heated to 200 degrees in order to create the necessary density and uniformity required for the latex foam product.
Benefits of Memory Foam vs Benefits of Latex Foam
There are many similarities between latex foam mattresses and memory foam mattresses. However, latex foam mattresses are usually much firmer and more springy than a memory foam mattress which is much more stable. Some individuals may prefer a latex foam mattress versus a memory foam mattress just for this factor. However, memory foam will not push up against your body as you rest. They are both hypoallergenic, prevent dust mites, contour to the shape of your body, and help improve circulation. Many latex foam mattress manufacturers will make claims that there is only one 100% all natural foam mattress with the body contouring benefits being that of latex foam, but the thuth is that both memory foam and latex foam can be produced using synthetic materials. The main difference is that they are manufactured using different processes. Some people have concerns about latex foam because of allergies to latex. Many manufacturers will simply argue that there is enough space between the latex allergy sufferer and the latex foam in the mattress to prevent from any problems resulting from latex allergies.
Overall, both memory foam and latex foam mattresses provide a comfortable sleeping situation. In fact, the latex and memory foam are often combined to provide the memory foam mattress buyer the benefits of both. One popular situation using both memory foam and latex in a mattress is where memory foam benefits are used for the top layer while the lower layers consist of the firmer latex foam.
The Basics of Memory Foam Mattresses
Not all memory foam mattresses are the same. There several different ways manufacturers produce memory foam mattresses. In general, most memory foam sleep systems consist of a viscoelastic or memory foam layer of body weight and body temperature sensitive pressure relieving visco elastic memory foam material for comfort. This visco memory foam material consists of thousands of tiny memory foam cells which adjust and expand in response to pressure being added and relieved by body weight. This visco memory foam material is five times denser than standard foam.
Support Layer or Core:
Beneath the memoryfoam layer is an orthopedic support layer or core. The support core in most high quality memory foam mattress layers usually consists of either 100% natural latex, Talalay latex or blended latex in most high-quality memory foam mattresses, or polyurethane. The core layer in memory foam mattresses provides the much needed pressure point relief, which causes discomfort, as well as back support.
Benefits of Visco Elastic Memory Foam Mattresses: Better Sleep Position from the cradling visco elastic memory foam. Better for Spine Alignment through neutral position reinforced by the contouring memory foam.
No more sagging mattresses as compared to spring mattresses, as high quality visco memory foam mattresses consist of high density visco elastic foam.
Naturally resistant to dust mites and other microorganisms due to the materials the memory foam mattress is made of.
Many higher-quality memory foam mattresses made from all-natural materials such as latex.
Modern sleep technology developed by NASA to help redistribute g-force pressure from liftoff.
Temperature-sensitive material which softens as it heats up against your body. Air-exchange systems which allow for prevention of an uncomfortably hot mattress. Designed for astronauts, Affordable for everyone.
Competitive manufacturer warranties which can be compared in the Compare Brands section.