There are so many types of mattresses on the market, shopping for the right one can be overwhelming. Two types of mattresses that are often mistaken for one another are memory foam and organic latex. They both seem to offer similar sleeping benefits like pressure relief, but what’s the difference between them? In short, each of them has a different feel. This is how the mattress reacts and forms to your body. So, when comparing the two, keep in mind the bed’s bounce, compression, and movement isolation.
An organic latex mattress offers more bounce than its counterpart. Because of this, this type of mattress can be soft. Also, latex has a quicker bounce back than memory foam, so the bed won’t remain indented after you get up.
Memory foam mattresses have very little bounce. Their compression is slow when you first lie down, and their bounce back is slow when you get up. This means an indent of your body might remain in the mattress for a few moments after you get out of bed.
Latex mattresses allow for a more generalized compression that cradles you and relieves pressure from all areas of your body.
Because the compression in this type of mattress is distributed, the bed prevents the feeling of being stuck. With a latex mattress, you feel as though you are lyingonthe bed.
The compression in memory foam beds is more specific and intense. The heavier parts of your body (like your back and your hips) weigh down into the mattress as if in quick sand. The bed contours your body, allowing for deep pressure relief.
Because your body can compress into the mattress quite deeply, you feel as though you are sleeping in the bed rather than on it.
When with a partner, sometimes their movement during the night can disturb your sleep. With an organic latex mattress, you aregoing to feel their movements; however, because the mattress is foam, movement won’t seem as extreme as when sleeping on a spring mattress.
Memory foam mattresses have incredible movement isolation. In fact, it’s so good, you can place a wine glass on the bed and jump around without it spilling. So, when sleeping with a partner, you will not feel their movement during the night, allowing you to have an undisturbed sleep.
Come visit us at Majestic Mattress to talk more about how our mattresses can cater to your individual sleeping needs.