The importance of sleep
The National Sleep Foundation recommends that adults get at least seven to nine hours of sleep a night. This equates to an adult spending about thirty-three percent of their time in bed. That is why our mattresses are a very important part of our household furnishings and choosing one should not be done lightly. A mattress can not only lead to a lack of sleep but can seriously cause health problems such as back, neck and posture problems if it is not a right fit for you.
Hybrid vs latex mattress
Hybrid mattresses are very heavy as they contain large blocks of foam at the top of the mattress, they contain less fiber and they tend to have some form of springs at the bottom of them.
They offer the sleeper a better contour whereby the body is better supported, the bed has a bit more spring or bounce to it. The mattress has good breathability and it reduces the sinking problem or sleeping hot feeling that just foam mattresses often have.
They come in a variety of firmness levels for those who prefer a harder or softer mattress.
Hybrid mattresses are excellent for side sleepers as the mattress provides great shoulder and hip support whilst holding the persons back in perfect alignment.
But they can be very heavy which makes them cumbersome and hard to move.
Latex is the milky fluid that is found around ten percent of all flowering plants but the most common one that sap is taken from is the rubber tree.
This is used to create Latex foam for mattresses but not all latex is made from natural products there are synthetics out there so make sure you check before buying your mattress. Especially if you are wanting the more natural product that is better for a person.
Latex comes in varying levels of firmness for comfort and supports these levels is dependent on personal choice.
Being less dense it offers less overheating than most other mattresses. As with its level of firmness Latex mattress also tend to accommodate most types of sleepers due to it overall support it has to offer. It tends to fit around tummy, side or back sleepers offering them the maximum comfort and support.The only downside is that these mattresses do not have the bounce offered by hybrid or spring mattresses, some of them can sleep a bit hot and they are prone to off-gassing. They can also be a bit cumbersome, heavy and hard to move.