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The Differences Between Memory Foam and Natural Latex

Dominick explains the differences between the natural latex foam found in our mattresses and memory foam.

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Hi, my name is Dominick. And today we’re going to talk about memory foam versus natural latex.

Many people are concerned when they learn about the dangerous chemicals, such as toxic flame retardants and formaldehyde. Many of these hormone-altering compounds have been linked to increased risks for a range of health problems—such as developmental brain disorders, infertility, obesity, and even cancer.

Fortunately, there is a comfortable product that is not harmful your health—natural latex.

Natural latex is made from sap from the rubber tree, which is whipped into a froth, then baked into a foam. It’s a natural plant product—not a petrochemical product.

Natural latex and memory foam are different in another major way, too—COMFORT.

Memory foam is notorious for two characteristics: its piercing chemical odor, the off-gassing of toxic chemical compounds—and also its tendency to trap heat.

So why is it like this?

It’s actually a chemical reaction with your body heat that causes memory foam to take its famous imprint of your shape. Without the chemicals, and without body heat buildup, there is no reaction. This is why many memory foam mattresses can feel too hard when it’s cold and supportive enough when it’s warm.

Some memory foam manufacturers have added even more chemicals—called “cooling chemicals”—to attempt to address this overheating problem. And this why many people choose natural latex instead. Natural latex is much more porous and much more breathable than memory foam.  When you blow air at the Talalay, the air flows right through. With memory foam, it’s completely blocked.

Sleeping on memory foam, on the other hand, you can feel immobilized. It’s novel at first, but after a while, you may feel as though you’re stuck in damp sand. And every time you change positions, you have to heat up the foam all over again. This causes restlessness and circulation issues.

Natural latex is instantly responsive and even more comfortable than memory foam for most people. It helps you sleep wonderfully on your mattress, but not feel you’re trapped in it, allowing for improved circulation and reduced muscle stiffness.

Natural latex simply provides a luxurious, comfortable sleep experience.

Some natural latex mattresses can even be customized exactly for your body—and you can change your mattress over time by changing layers if you need to.

Most memory foam mattresses are sewn shut, so once the novelty wears off or your body begins to ache, you’re stuck. But with a customizable natural latex mattress design, like Savvy Rest’s, you can exchange any layer. Your options are nearly endless.

Visit savvyrest.com to learn more about natural latex.

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