If you have been living in India for the last few years, you probably would have noticed that our summers have become horribly hotter and our winters have become much colder. So, when we started designing India's most comfortable mattress, one of our over-arching requirements was to make a weather proof mattress.
That put us on the journey to test out different materials. Here's how different types of mattresses fared:
- Memory foam mattresses - Every single memory foam mattress and pillow that we tried heated up during summer or would become uncomfortably hard during winter. Probably, the only exception was during the Bangalore spring time when the temperate is around 25 degrees celsius. So, if you live in a centrally air conditioned bedroom then you could opt for a memory foam mattress. If not, it is better avoided.
- PU foam mattresses - PU foam mattresses are the first cousins of memory foam mattresses. In fact, the ingredients that go into making a memory foam and PU foam overlap more than 90%. However, it makes for good base material (to be used in the lower layers) as it is light weight, has good life and more affordable. This is how we used it to build our amazing Ortho 2G Mattress.
- Rubberised Coir mattresses - These have been the favourite mattresses for South Indians for a good reason. However, the world has moved on since the time of coir mattresses, by a few miles! Coir mattresses are good mattresses for back support. However, they have extremely short life span. Most coir mattresses start to sag heavily within 2-3 years of usage and hence do not make for good investment.
- Bonnell & Pocket Spring mattresses - There is no impact on the choice of a spring mattress from a weather point of view. In general, we believe that metal messes up with the flow of your energy, and hence we do not recommend these. Even from a practicality point of view, spring mattresses have a shorter life span compared to foam mattresses
- Latex foam mattresses - This was our undisputedly favourite material for using in a mattress. It conducted heat very well, which meant that the mattress did not heat up or become ice cold when the weather changed. The only down side is that it is the most expensive raw material out there (barring the mattresses that are made of gold or horse hair etc.,) and producing good quality foam requires expertise and machinery. We addressed this by cutting out middle-men to save costs and importing the best latex foam to retain best quality.
We have no incentive in promoting one material over the other, but we feel latex based mattresses trump other mattress by a big margin.
We would love your feedback or comments below. If you have any specific question, please feel free to ask and our in-house mattress expert will answer them for you.