Anyone out there own a latex mattress?
I'm curious why they are better than memory foam or
I am in market for new mattress and platform and
looking at alternatives hence the question.
On Jul 31, 4:44 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
They are a natural alternative. They are typically hypo-allergenic,
whereas memory foam is made from polyurethane which can cause allergic
reactions. They don't have an extreme chemical smell like memory foam
does (although they do have their own distinct odor---it smells a bit
like vanilla). They last a very long time.
I still sleep on a home-built waterbed >30 yrs. It does't breathe,
except for the quilted mattress pad. Feels comfy in the winter, cool
in the summer, easy to keep clean and some low-tech maintenance. I'd
pick conventional over latex/memory foam, though.
On Jul 31, 5:44 pm, email@example.com wrote:
As a chemist, I've always been concerned as to the lifetime of foams
compared to conventional box springs.
Plastics tend to deform with time under stress. Also, chemically they
may oxidize and degrade. I know our old, >20 years, king sized bed
looks as unstressed as new. Maybe someone can enlighten me as to how
the foams hold up.
Good point thanks you!
One reason why I was looking at foam and in particular
late was that I am supposed to tilt my bed so that my
head is 6 inches higher than my feet. I do this cause
I have gastric reflux or GERD at night.
With a conventional mattress.... since it has more mass
and is heavier... there is a tendency for everything to
"slide south" at night. <G>
I have a tempur-pedic adjustable bed. You can tilt the head up or the
knees up, or both. It is 9 years old and just exactly like the day I got
it. No sags, no signs of age at all. A conventional mattress will sag
over time, also they harbor mites etc. The Tempur pedic is not friendly to
mites, therefore it is less allergenic.
"Even as a mother protects with her life her only child, So with a boundless
My wife has GERD and has the same requirement. She sleeps on a latex
mattress. She has it on a futon frame that folds, and we have the
upper portion tilted up. She has no issues with the mattress sliding
I also forgot to mention that latex is cool in the summer while memory
foam is not.
I tried a tempurpedic before I got a latex. Luckily they have a money
back guarantee. The thing made the whole house smell like a chemical
factory. It was unbelievable. Burned my eyes, made me cough, etc.
Same with my wife. I suppose some people won't be as sensitive as I
am, but I found it intolerable.
On Aug 3, 11:38 am, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
hmm, maybe more. she has a 9" mattress. it's 3 layers of talalay
latex with different firmnesses. they are encased in a cotton cover
and a hypo-allergenic cover on top of that. so when moving it we just
take it apart which makes it manageable.
you can rearrange the layers for different feels. IIRC, her ILDs
(firmness numbers) are, from bottom to top, 35, 35, 28. Hers is a
twin size. I sleep on a queen with ILDs of 44, 35, 35. Some days I
want a firmer layer and may even try that sometime.
purchased a high end latex mattress to replace a 10 year old leaking
motionless waterbed mattress.
Very happy with the latex mattress. Uniformily soft, perhaps slightly
lighter than a 'regular' matress.
I would purchase another latex mattress (and probably will only purchase
latex mattresses) in the future.
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