A mattress is a huge investment in your health and well being and a lot of research goes into the decision of purchasing one. There are so many options available in the market- coir, spring, memory foam, latex etc. Then, there is the dilemma of buying one from a store or online. In today’s life, we are sure you don’t have so much time to waste on one thing, even though it is of utmost importance. Here, we compare two of the most common mattresses available- coir and memory foam- to help you decide for yourself!
Coir mattresses are mainly made of coconut fiber obtained from the shell of coconuts. It is then combined with a latex solution and used as the top and middle of the bed’s mattress. These mattresses are hence completely natural and absorb precipitation from the surrounding air as well. That is why it is ideal for absorbing ventilation and moisture. Coir mattresses are also firm and provide support for your body.
Due to the natural ventilation, it provides a cooling surface and you can feel good sleeping. If soft mattresses cause you back pain, coir is a great option. Those who are allergic or sensitive to foam may also have to opt for this all-natural material.
Keep in mind that coir mattresses may also have additives: such as cotton, wool, or foam so it is important to do your research before buying to make sure those materials are safe. Coir mattresses are unhealthy, which is why they are often attracted to bed bugs and other pests. Also, they are not very durable and can collapse after brief use. Last but not least, the comfort of the choir bed depends on the quality of the coconut fiber.
Memory Foam mattress
Mattress foam comes in many different forms: memory foam, polyurethane and latex. Memory foam is a type of polyurethane foam that has low strength, so it reacts when pressure is released and corrects slowly. It usually forms the surface layers of the mattress. Polyurethane comes in different varieties and is found ideal for the middle and base layers of many memory foam mattresses. Latex is a natural alternative to memory foam and polyurethane foam. It is obtained from the sap of rubber trees and then processed to produce different densities. Like rubber, it is very responsible and has a bounce that some sleepers like and others hate.
What are the differences between Coir Mattress vs. Foam Mattress?
The most important difference between these two kinds of mattresses is that one is natural and the other uses synthetic material. Coir is made from coconut husks while memory foam is made of foam synthesized artificially. If we talk about significant foam mattresses such as the bonded, memory, and foam that is prepared using the synthetic material as the original product while coir mattress is created using the natural elements.
The lifespan of good quality, high-density memory foam is much higher than that of coir. Memory foam can give you up to ten years with proper maintenance and cleaning, while a coir mattress sags quickly and breaks down within a few years. A coir mattress also attracts insects and mites, and if not properly cleaned, can cause trouble easily.
Firm comfort is what you can expect from the coir mattress because it has a soft texture, while foam mattress offers medium support. The downside of a coir bed is that it soon takes the shape of the body permanently and forms a dent in the bed. Memory foam has a fast recovery that way and is highly durable while also supporting your back.
Memory foam, just like latex mattresses, doesn’t aid motion transfer. It is the best mattress if your partner is not a calm sleeper. Coir ones transfer motion very easily and you will feel it when your partner tosses and turns.
Memory foam mattresses are known to heat up in the summer while coir ones retain their usual temperature. But, these days, any high-density memory foam mattress comes with a cooling gel layer to be as comfortable during the summers. Livpure’s memory foam mattresses have a one-inch cooling gel layer to support warm weather and keep you cool while you sleep.
Coir mattress is the pocket friendliest option when the question of mattress comes in your head, apart from locally made cotton ones. But because it is not so long-lasting, it might prove to be creating holes in your pocket because you will be buying more in a short period of time. While memory foam mattresses can be more expensive, it lasts for a long time and hence gives you value for money. Livpure Sleep mattresses come with a 10-year warranty so you don’t have to worry about your money for a long time. Our mattresses are also competitively priced in the market and provide you with the best comfort you need to have sweetest of the dreams.
Lastly, if you are prone to allergies, memory foam might just be for you. Livpure’s memory foam mattresses are anti-allergenic for your benefit and comfort. Because of its make, it doesn’t attract bacterias and other allergens easily. On the other side, coir, even though it is naturally made, attracts bacterias, bugs and allergens quite easily.