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Why latex is a good option for heavier individuals?

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

Latex is better for heavy people

More and more people are becoming aware of latex mattresses. These mattresses are extremely popular because of their comfort and support. Many people around the world admit that latex mattresses are the most comfortable mattress on the market today.

Latex mattresses are made naturally from the sap of rubber trees. The rubber is usually whipped to create a foam-like substance. The foam is then poured into a mold to cure. The Talalay process uses a vacuum and rods to remove all of the air bubbles, distribute the material evenly throughout the mold and to lock in the consistency. The Dunlop process does not use the vacuum or freezing processes but does steam the mold to cure the material. Either way, latex mattresses are durable, natural, comfortable and supportive.

Latex mattresses are probably the best option for heavier individuals. Innerspring mattresses wear down quickly with heavier weight, which leads to coils and springs poking the individual all night long. Memory foam mattresses could be a better option. However, the more weight that is added, the faster memory foam will break down as well. Memory foam loses its characteristics and benefits once it is broken down. Instead of being supportive and long-lasting, memory foam can sag once it is broken down.

Latex mattresses are the best option for heavier individuals because of many reasons. Latex mattresses come with a stronger core than traditional mattresses. They are also much more durable than other mattresses. The typical life of a traditional mattress is between 5-7 years. The typical life of a latex mattress is 20+ years. Latex mattresses incorporate all of the benefits of memory foam mattresses, without any of the cons. Latex mattresses are more breathable and do not come with a disturbing odor the way memory foam mattresses do.

If you need a more durable mattress or want one that will support the entire weight of your body, you need to try a latex mattress. Latex mattresses are the only good option for heavier individuals.

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