You can frequently see the question, which is better, a latex mattress or a memory foam mattress? This isn’t a question that can really be answered — It’s like asking a truck guy which is better Ford or Chevy? The answer comes down to personal preference.
Get the low down on latex mattresses and air beds with Healthy Foundations’ latex mattress and air bed buyers’ guides.
Every year we go to specialty sleep shows and check out the latest trends in the specialty sleep market. While we have concentrated on our niche, memory foam, I have spent a lot of time looking at latex mattresses and air beds as well. Both latex mattresses and air beds are rising niches in bedding, and they both have some distinctive points to offer. Latex mattresses have become very popular in Europe and are slowly gaining speed in the US. Latex offers a very resilient core to a bed, and lasts virtually forever. I like the feel of latex, and I’ve seen some beds using a latex core with memory foam on the top that are very nice. The downside of latex? Very pricey.
An older blog by Kategorilenmemis, Memory Foam or Air Mattress?, seeks to provide answers about which will be better for you – a memory foam mattress or an air bed. The answer to this question depends on your personal preference, but there are a few things that the author points out that are worth emphasizing.
Want to sleep better? Who doesn’t? It’s funny how our ancestors never had trouble sleeping. People used to walk places, work in the fields, do manual labor… Now we have machines to do all that and save us time, yet many people still say they don’t have time to exercise.
Research shows that even small increases in exercise, like a daily half-hour walk, can improve your sleep and your health. The one caveat to this is that you should not exercise close to your bed time. That will actually make it difficult to wind down and to fall asleep.
As the wife of a career fire captain who is retiring in six months after 33 years of service, the article, The Trouble with Sleep: A hidden hazard to firefighters’ health, really resonated with me. The health problems associated with fragmented sleep include not only problems with mental health, but an increased incidence of everything from diabetes to heart attack to stroke. So are firefighters the only ones at risk due to their choppy sleep habits? Unfortunately, firefighters, medical residents, and the like are not the only ones at risk these days. Here’s why…
Does a body really have nooks and crannies? I think that may be an English muffin. I think a body has curves and contours, but at least you knew what I was talking about.
A memory foam mattress is extremely comfortable. It’s temperature sensitive which means it uses your body’s heat to gently mold to all of your individual curves and contours. It does the same thing for your sleeping partner’s completely different curves and contours. Memory foam reduces pressure points and the need to toss and turn to get comfortable. When you do change positions, memory foam “remembers” its shape and then gently settles in to your new sleeping position.
Getting enough good sleep is one of the most important factors affecting our health, our productivity, our mood, and every aspect of our lives. We spend more than one-third of our life in bed, yet many people skimp when it comes to purchasing a new mattress. Many years ago, I found this to be true from personal experience. Once I replaced my old, worn out spring mattress, my sleep improved tremendously.
Many of us do not get enough sleep. Experts say that most adults need seven to nine hours of sleep and that getting less than six hours of sleep can bring on negative side effects to one’s health. There is a lot of information out there about improving sleep, so let’s take a look at a few tips for sleeping better.
Have you been thinking about buying a memory foam mattress? Maybe you’d like to try one but you’re not sure whether or not you’ll like it. Is there one hard and fast way to know if a memory foam mattress will work for you? Fortunately, there is.
I came across an article entitled Best Memory Foam Mattress Buying Guide which is one person’s attempt at guiding memory foam mattress purchasers into making the right memory foam decision. The writer means well, but there is one rule she missed — the in-home trial for an extended period. This author says you should test a memory foam mattress for at least 30 days in your own home. I insist that the in-home trial should be at least 180 days.