Innerspring vs Latex
An innerspring mattress is typically less expensive than a latex mattress.
Natural latex is more costly because it is sourced from overseas. Meeting the strict criteria of Global Organic Latex Standard or Cradle to Cradle speaks to material purity and overall quality. This, in turn, increases the price of the mattress.
Natural latex mattresses also offer more customization. There are two different types of latex: Dunlop and Talalay. Each latex is available in various densities so you can create the exact mattress your body needs. There is a lot of flexibility with latex mattresses, which is why so many people gravitate towards them.
Innerspring vs Memory Foam
Memory foam is a type of polyurethane foam that is known for its pressure-relieving qualities. However, it is also known for sleeping hot since the synthetic foam traps body heat.
It is the chemical reaction between your body heat and the foam that allows it to mold to your body, creating temporary pressure point relief. However, eventually the foam will (1) make you sleep hot, and (2) have difficulty bouncing back, causing dips in the mattress.
We personally never recommend memory foam mattresses and believe all-natural latex or hybrid mattresses with a combination of latex and springs are a more comfortable (and healthier) choice.
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Are innersprings better than foam mattresses?
No, an innerspring mattress is not necessarily better or worse than a foam mattress since it really depends on what you're looking for. Some people love the feel of springs while others prefer a foam mattress. However, an all-latex mattress that uses organic latex is likely going to be higher quality than a standard innerpsring.