What is Latex, Memory Foam and Pocketed Spring Mattress?

When it comes to purchasing a mattress for your bed, the most important factors to consider are comfort and health. Of course, you would also consider the durability of the mattress, as it is a purchase, we all would like to last for years. There are many types of mattresses you can find in Singapore and it can make it difficult for us to decide which one to buy. Too many choices can confuse us. In this post, we will share the types of mattresses available to help you with your shopping decision.


Latex mattress is made from a natural source – the rubber tree. Latex is derived from the liquid sap of the tree. This sap is processed to form blocks which in turn are made into the latex foam for mattresses. Due to its natural source, there are many advantages to a latex mattress. It is naturally hypoallergenic, resistant to mold and relieves pain. Here’s a list of its benefits:

  • Relieves pain
  • Supports contours of your body
  • Resistance to mould
  • Resistant to dust
  • No chemicals
  • Natural density and viscosity
  • Aligns to your spine

With benefits comes disadvantages. Natural latex mattresses are expensive and most latex mattresses you see in the market are not 100% natural. Also, latex mattress can be heavy to carry and move around.


Memory foam is probably the most popular mattress in the market. They are affordable and is fantastic for shaping itself based on the contours of your body. This great benefit alleviates aches and pains in the body. However, memory foam is usually not enough to make up the entire mattress. It is often mixed with other materials such as high-density polyurethane foam. Other chemicals are also added to add velocity and density to a memory foam mattress. This makes memory foam a synthetic product. We list the benefits of a memory foam mattress:

  • Envelops and supports the curves of your body
  • Reduces pressure from your spine
  • Isolate motion so your partner’s movement will not disturb you
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Dust mite resistant

However, memory foam can be hot to sleep in despite its affordability and many advantages. It also can emit chemical odour due to the chemicals required to produce the mattress.


Another popular choice is the pocketed spring mattress. It is durable and affordable. They also provide tension free sleep and can help reduce pressure on the spine. Pocketed spring mattress are made from metallic spring, wires and foam. Here are the advantages of a pocketed spring mattress:

  • Inexpensive
  • Durable (can last up to 15 years)
  • Springy
  • Reduce neck pain
  • Reduce chronic back pain

Despite its ability to reduce chronic back pain, pocketed spring mattresses tend to sink after some years of use or due to low grade coil used.

Hybrid Mattress

    Hybrid mattresses can close the bridge between the pros and cons of all types of mattresses. For example, the MattX™ mattress offers the natural comforts of latex (on top) and supported by memory foam below. The memory foam is infused with cool gel to help the sleeper sleep cool.

    To make it even more desirable for sleep in a tropical climate, Affairs Living’s MattX™ mattress comes with a removable TENCEL™ cover. TENCEL™ is cool, soft and super comfortable. Moreover, it is also sustainable produced. We hope we have helped you understand the differences between the types of mattresses and aided you in your purchase decision.

    About Affairs Living

    Affairs Living is one of Singapore’s leading smart furnishing solutions. Dedicated to helping you create a cosy living space you’d look forward to at the end of the day, our selection of bedding accessories—ranging from quilt covers to fitted sheet sets—can truly provide you with the ultimate sleeping experience. 

    Whether you’re looking for an adjustable bed base for the perfect sleeping position or a mattress that can alleviate your back pain, we can be your one-stop solution. Our smart home technology also carries the promise of ending morning grogginess through an AI Function SMART Alarm, head and foot controls, and presetting your favourite positions!

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    July 16, 2019 — Adela Teo