Latex and memory foam mattresses feel soft and supportive and they conform to your body. But, there are important points of difference.
Memory foam mattresses usually feel like a sponge and many are also temperature sensitive. This means depending on the temperature, the mattress will become firmer in the cold and softer in warmer temperatures. Most people consider this to be a bad thing because the mattress can feel good to a person during the summertime and less comfortable in the winter, or the other way around.
A latex mattress usually provides a longer lasting mattress compared to foam. Another plus is helping your body temperature stay consistent. Many memory foam mattresses cause people to wake up in a sweat because they tend to raise body temperature.
Not everyone needs a latex mattress, but in most cases, they’re a better bet than memory foam mattresses.
You’ll also want to make sure you’re careful if buying a mattress second hand or from a used furniture store. Buying a used mattress can bring you big savings, but has risks such as bed bugs associated with it. Some people sell their used bedroom sets with a mattress, so if you find a good deal, then go for it! But inspect the mattress closely.