Memory Foam vs LatexMemory foam and latex both perform a similar function - they provide a premium alternative to traditional spring based mattresses. Both offer high levels of comfort and support, both are popular choices for a range of products including beds, mattress toppers and pillows. So the question is often asked: latex vs memory foam, which should I buy?
There's no single answer, everyone has different needs. In particular, if you have any medical condition then consult your doctor as to your best course of action.
Buyer's GuideHere are a few points of comparison to consider when choosing between memory foam and latex:
ComfortBoth latex and memory foam can provide excellent levels of comfort. At the end of the day it's a matter of taste which you prefer. Latex tends to feel more springy.
Memory foam can adjust in more detail to the contours of a body and give more precise support. To counter this some latex mattresses have different sections of different firmness.
Memory foam can sometimes be slower to adjust to your contours especially at lower temperatures. This is reportedly more pronounced with the denser premium foams.
Personally I prefer the feel of memory foam, but not everyone agrees.