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Is polyurethane foam the same as memory foam?
Last Updated: 28th January, 2020
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Considering this, is all memory foam polyurethane?
Memory foam consists mainly of polyurethane as well as additional chemicals increasing its viscosity and density. It is often referred to as "viscoelastic" polyurethane foam, or low-resilience polyurethane foam (LRPu).
Likewise, which is better foam or memory foam mattress? Memory foam mattresses outperform latex mattresses in all tests which measure comfort, like proper blood circulation. A memory foam mattress offers your body the best sleep surface on the market, with better blood circulation and contouring support being big pluses. BUT, most memory foam is made using harsh chemicals.
Considering this, are polyurethane foam mattresses safe?
Most of the cheaper memory mattresses come from polyurethane foam. This substance is not safe for use in the U.S. since 2004 due to health concerns. Even the more expensive brands contain some of the most toxic substances.
Which type of foam mattress is best?
As with polyurethane foam, memory foam is commonly made with fire retardant chemicals. We strongly believe that latex foam is, by far, the best type of foam to use in mattresses. Latex foam offers several significant advantages over Polyurethane foam and Memory foam.