Latex Mattress vs. Memory Foam Mattress

June 4, 2012

After a hard day’s work, people seek comfort not just in the food they eat but also on the mattress they sleep on. This is why it is important to know the type of mattress that would spell “comfort” for each individual. Let’s take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of these two popular mattress types: latex mattress and memory foam mattress.

Latex Mattress

This type of mattress is made out of soft, non-toxic biodegradable material. It is made to gently support a person’s body and is said to be the most comfortable type of mattress in the market. Its breathable feature keeps your body accustomed to the season you are in – perfect for Philippines’ unpredictable weather lately. 

It is also ideal for people who suffer from allergies because heat and odor are not trapped inside the foam, thereby making the mattress free from dust and bacteria.  It is, however, slightly more expensive compared to other types of mattresses due to its anti-microbial properties and durability.

Uratex Comfort Zone Latex Plus is an exclusive fusion of superior-grade, high-resilient foam and premium-quality 5-zone latex foam with covers made of pure bamboo fabric.


Memory Foam Mattress

The viscoelastic foam or memory foam mattress is made of synthetic foam. It basically spreads pressure all throughout the mattress. It also has open cells designed to give comfort as it conforms to the shape of the person’s body, this spreads the body weight over a wider area. 

The memory mattress is a good choice amongst individuals who have back issues, as the foam focuses on pressure points on our backs. However, the material of this mattress tends to trap heat, which spells discomfort for the one lying on it. Moreover, because of sophisticated materials used, memory foam mattresses can be quite pricey.

The Uratex Senso Memory Foam is made of high-quality memory or visco-elastic foam. This special type of foam was originally developed by NASA to reduce the extreme pressure exerted on astronauts during takeoff.

Although there are many different kinds of mattresses, the latex and memory foam mattresses are the most popular choices, and for good reason.  Choosing which type best suits an individual depends on that person’s needs and wants. Because mattresses are a significant investment, it is important to weigh the pros and cons before coming up with your choice. Always choose a comfortable mattress for a good night’s sleep.