When deciding which option is the best for you, Latex or Gel-infused Memory Foam, there are several factors to consider. To save more time and ultimately sleep better, know these three key differences in the mattress types before you go shopping. This will help you make the right decision and avoid returning the mattress if your retailer will even let you. This is why choosing where you get your bed is as important as the bed itself….but that is for another blog; One Year Sleep Guarantee.
Have you ever found yourself waking up in a puddle of sweat? Disgusting I know, but did you know it may simply be the result of the material your bed is made from? Heat retention! Latex can be a very dense material that does not breath well, meaning it takes your body heat in but has no way to transfer it out. Gel-infused mattresses, on the other hand, have qualities that allow it to breathe which disperses the heat, keeping you cool to provide you with a good night’s sleep.
What mattress will last forever? Well, this hasn’t been invented yet. Latex beds definitely have longevity on their side, known to last 15 years or more. They are an all natural material, from the Hevea Brasiliensis “rubber” tree known for its longevity and durability. Gel-infused memory foam is dependant upon its density, lasting on average anywhere from eight to twelve years. The denser the longer lasting it will be.
Waking with aches and pains? Pressure relief is an import part of the decision-making process to ensure you get a better night’s sleep. This where both Latex and Gel-infused memory foams have their own benefits. While a Latex mattress will conform to your body, although not as much as Gel-infused memory foam, they may be better for those who sleep on their backs. Latex keeps you sleeping on top of the mattress, rather than sinking into it, keeping the spine in neutral alignment which can prevent back pain. Gel-infused memory foam, on the other hand, provides great support for those side sleepers. Allowing the shoulders and hips to sink in a little more, conforming to the body’s position.
Stop by or call one of Midwest Mattress’s nine Iowa locations to speak with a certified sleep expert and gain knowledge so you can know which material is best for you and your sleep habits.