More and more mattresses on the market are incorporating latex foam as a primary component of the mattress. Many individuals are familiar with traditional memory foam but unsure how and if latex foam differs from the memory foam they know and love. Additionally, you may be wondering why latex foam is used in mattresses and about the benefits it provides to the sleeper. Let's start with the basics.
What is latex foam?
Latex foam is created using a similar process as traditional memory foam, but the raw materials differ. For natural latex foam, the raw materials are comprised of sap from living rubber trees, which is also known as Hevea Milk. Contrastingly, the most basic raw materials for traditional memory foam are corn and soy oil. Once the sap is harvested, it undergoes multiple eco-friendly processes that add additional ingredients and air that help turn it into a foam consistency.
What are the benefits of latex foam?
Latex foam has a variety of benefits when used in mattresses:
Latex foam mattresses are ideal for consumers who are looking for a more sustainable, natural mattress. Because the sap used to make latex comes directly from living rubber trees, latex foam mattresses are renewable. These mattresses are also ideal for those that like to sleep cool, enjoy a firmer foam, like the contour quality of traditional memory foam, and are looking for a mattress that is durable and can outlast traditional spring mattresses by years if not decades.