Pros and Cons of Latex Mattresses

Latex mattresses are made from latex foam that could be natural, synthetic or blended. This mattress is a great alternative for people, who do not like the molding feel of memory foam but are still looking for a high quality, pressure-relieving product. Latex foam is more resilient than memory foam, which makes it easier to turn from one side to another. They are also hypoallergenic and sleep quite cooler compared to memory foam. It is the only mattress type, where its components are certified Organic. Latex mattresses offer exceptional durability.

Some people find it more difficult to decide on a particular product with optimal combination of support and comfort, a few citing a “spongy” feel and pronounced rubbery odor within the first couple of weeks. Also doing research on latex products could be very confusing due to vague and incomplete specs.

Pros Cons
Possibly all natural product Initial mattress odor
Well-balanced support Foamy, spongy feel
Fast response/recovery time Weight and maneuverability
Excellent pressure relief Limited information and availability
Temperature control – breathability Potential allergies
Long lifespan – up to 20 years  
Allergen resistance