There are so many options one must consider choosing a brand new mattress. This is not a challenge exclusive to just picking the comfiest one. Do you want a foam mattress or are you used to spring mattresses? If you prefer foam, there are different ways that memory foam mattresses are manufactured. It can all be rather dizzying. With this in mind, there are some debates you may want to examine before choosing the right mattress option for you.
Foam Vs. Spring Mattress
Memory foam mattresses are becoming more and more popular due to their unsurpassed comfort and overall body support, usurping the standard that spring mattresses maintain for so long at the best option available. Though spring mattresses do feel nice to sit or lay on, they don’t offer anywhere near the level of body contouring and spinal support that foam does. There is fiber and some soft materials present over those inner springs, but these metal coils often cause a trampoline effect and can bend inward as pressure is applied all while not conforming to the specific contours of your body. Even though memory foam can shrink over the years, metal springs often bend and lose their shape as time progresses. Memory foam mattresses can provide good support for longer than a spring one, thus extending their lifetime use. Do some proper research on the types of memory foam mattresses before buying so you know what you are getting into.
Foam Mattress Pad or New Mattress?
If the bed you have right now hasn’t lost its integrity or solidity, a memory foam mattress pad may be the less expensive option. If such a pad is best for you, then next thing you will need to chose one using the same criteria you would use for any mattress: thickness, softness and density
It depends on the size of your current bed. When choosing, you’ll want a pad with anywhere from a one to four inch pad. Remember that most standard bedsheets won’t fit over a bed thicker than ten inches. Two inches with a high enough ILD rating will work fine, Try not to get a pad too hard, as it won’t offer the proper amount of body contouring to ensure the best back support
Latex Foam Vs. Memory
The foam from latex actually has a higher elasticity or resiliency rating than the memory version does. This results in the former feeling more springy while the latter feels more solid when comparing the two. This means that visco-elactic foam doesn’t push back up against your body when your weight is applied to it like latex foam does. To compensate for this disparity, many mattress manufacturers are starting to use both of these materials to blend them and create the perfect combination of mattress material.
Some people have allergies to latex than can be triggered with these kinds of mattresses. This is usually via skin contact. With synthetic and natural latex blends like Talay (a more supple version of latex), allergic reactions are almost non-existent since the proteins that trigger these reaction are usually washed away from the type produced in the U.S. Since there are no chemicals used in Talay’s mix composition, you should rely solely on the ILD rating to predict which ones will feel the best.