Latex Foam Mattress vs. Latex Foam Mattress Topper
It can become confusing when choosing between a mattress and a topper. If you already have a mattress and are looking for some added support and comfort, then a mattress topper is a good solution. Below are a few reasons to choose a Latex foam mattress topper over a mattress:
At a density of 5.6 lbs per cubic foot, Latex foam can become extremely heavy in larger mattress sizes and thicknesses. As such, it can become difficult to move or put a cover on. Because of this, some may find a Latex foam mattress topper in a thickness of 1-3 inches a better solution than a mattress in a thickness of 4 or more inches. Even in less than 4 inches thick, you will still get the support, comfort, and airflow benefits of a Latex mattress, just in a more economical and manageable package.
Similar to weight, as the size and thickness of a Latex mattress increases, so does its price. Latex foam can become an expensive foam mattress at larger sizes. While it is true that Latex foam is the ultimate mattress when it comes to comfort, pain relief, longevity, and breathability, you do not need to spend thousands of dollars to achieve these benefits. A mattress topper at 1-3 inches thick will achieve desired results that can be seen in thicker Latex mattresses, but at a much more economical price point.
Benefits of Latex Foam
Latex foam provides buoyant support for a comfortable night’s sleep, especially for those with body aches and pains. It also contours to the shape of your body, providing proper spinal alignment and pressure point relief.
The open-cell structure and pincore holes of Latex foam allow for constant airflow, providing a cool sleeping experience that is especially beneficial for those who retain heat throughout the night.
Latex foam mattresses and toppers can last between a decade to two decades, maintaining a bouncy feel for many years.
The rubber construction of Latex foam prevents microorganisms from accumulating within the foam, which can lead to mold, mildew, and dust mites. As such, Latex foam is ideal for those with allergies that want a restful night’s sleep.