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Viscoelastic (memory) foam offers good support and relieves pressure points, but comes up short in other areas. It is a chemical product that is not biodegradable and as such it is not environmentally friendly. It doesn't breathe like natural latex, which translates to a more stuffy and sticky sleeping environment.Memory foam easily retains moisture and is an environment prone to dust mites and molds, leaving allergy sufferers sniffing and congested during what should be the most restful time of the day. Being far less resilient than natural latex, viscoelastic foam has a lifespan of only about 10 years, meaning it will need to be replaced twice as often.
Helpful, but being a person with a Latex allergy, makes me wonder if I shouldn't just stick to an innerspring mattress.