The Mattress Purchasing Decision – Memory Foam or Latex?



The decision to purchase a mattress comes once every 10 to fifteen years. It is not a simple one because your decision will figure out how you feel every day for your subsequent 10 to fifteen years. You will need to decide whether or not you want springs, foam, or air. All three support kinds will need to be "dressed" by layers of foam in order to offer the comfort you favor. The choices are memory foam, latex foam, and polyurethane foam. Your option will need to be based on your comfort needs relative to stress, your comfort relative to temperature, your allergic reactions, your sense of smell, and your motion transfer sensitivity. The choices are numerous. The confusion is mind boggling. The price aspect of every may be the greatest figuring out aspect for you personally. I hope to dispel your fears and to ease you into a more educated purchasing decision... one that will grant you the great night's rest that you deserve for a minimum of the following 10 years.


Polyurethane foam is by far the least costly option of the three choices. Some hotels use these inexpensive mattresses on their beds. They do so to conserve money but I wonder if that objective is ever achieved for them. The solid-core polyurethane foam is never extremely comfy and hotels that use them cannot be thinking about return business. Bunk beds within the previous frequently came with these mattresses, but today's marketplace demands a cost for your essential add-on. Generally, these four inch slices of sheet foam sell for $99 to $139. Most people don't discover polyurethane foam comfy enough to sleep on for any extended period of time, but this kind of foam is found in just about all mattresses. It is most frequently used as being a support layer below the softer "comfort" foams residing close to the surface of the bed you bought with mattress-inquirer. Polyurethane foam is a petroleum based item and as this kind of it does "off gasoline." The smell or "off gassing" may final as long as being a couple of weeks. People delicate to smells frequently report severe headaches or rashes throughout the "break-in" period. This kind of foam is the predominant kind of foam used within the manufacturing of furniture cushions.


Memory foam or "visco-elastic" foam has turn out to be one of the hottest selling segments of the mattress business. Tempur-Pedic purchased the rights from NASA to develop the foam for mattress applications. NASA had intended to use it to alleviate the gravitational forces skilled throughout take-offs and landings. Some say it was intended for your dashboards of the shuttle and other people say it was intended for your cockpit seats. NASA never used it and speculation is the off-gassing of this petro-chemical item within the confined quarters of space flight may have been the main reason. Tempur-Pedic marketed their first memory foam mattress in 1991 in Sweden. It immediately became the mattress of option in Europe. Their achievement in Europe dictated growth to the U.S., where it now leads the "spring-free" segment of the mattress business. Just about everybody within the bedding business these days includes memory foam goods.