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Latex mattresses are generally the most expensive mattresses on the market due to the fact they’re expensive to make, simple as that. Don’t let the price put you off though, these mattresses host a vast array of advantages over normal mattresses. In terms of cost vs effectiveness that’s a decision you’ll have to make, but to help you do so we’ve compiled a list of why you should a latex mattress, and maybe why you shouldn’t.
Here are our pros and cons of the latex mattress.
Latex mattresses and their advantages
Longevity - You’re going to get your money’s worth with a latex mattress. They’ll outlast other mattresses by a good while - with the average latex mattress outlasting its counterparts by over five years. Any normal mattress will see you through at least 5 years - if they’re a quality brand - but latex mattresses can last up to twelve years, with the average being 10 years. As you can see, a latex mattress can be a good investment,
No chance of a smelly mattress - when asked, practically nobody complains of bad odours after one year of owning a latex mattress. Mattresses are good at picking up odours - they’re pretty much massive sponges after all - but with a latex mattress, especially the all natural ones, you’re going to get a resilient, odour free sleeping experience.
Comfort - Nearly 35% of people who own latex mattresses have reported pain reduction. They state that a latex mattress has prevented back pain by relieving pressure points. Since latex is really resilient it is able to support the whole body, distributing your weight evenly. Perfect for anyone with a bad back.
Latex and their disadvantages
Heat - People who have reviewed these mattresses have complained that the surface retains heat rather easily. This can be combated by making sure your mattress has an even flow of air, or a breathable cover, such as wool or cotton. This should battle against retaining heat.
Firmness - For people who are suffering from backpain it has been reported that using a firm mattress can aid them in their battle against pain. On the other hand, for anyone who prefers a soft mattress latex might be a bad choice. People report latex mattresses to be quite firm, but after a couple of weeks latex mattresses tend to soften.
Price - The main issue with latex mattresses is their price. A top end latex mattress will set you back more than £850.00. This can be looked at in two ways; a good investment or an entry point that is far too high. With latex it is important you buy a high quality mattress as opposed to a low end one which will be filled with low quality materials.