Abigail of Dunedin, FL, writes:
Thank you for all the great information! It seems that most people who have asked about allergens have a latex allergy, which I do not, but I am allergic to dust mites. The salesperson at my local store told me that Tempurpedic was hypoallergenic because the construction of the memory foam is such that there are no holes anywhere to trap skin cells or dust mites. When you describe the Sealy SpringFree, you mention that the latex has holes that channel heat away from the body (good to know, because I was concerned about being too hot), but does that also mean that skin cells can build up in those holes?
In general, do you think the SpringFree is a good choice for 2 medium-sized people with no major physical issues? We just want to get a good night's sleep and wake up in the morning feeling good. Thanks for your help!
Hi Abigail, I get such a kick out of mattress salesmen. They're tough...like Marines. They improvise, adapt and overcome. Dust mites breed in natural fibers like wool, cotton, cashmere, etc. Latex and memory foam are hypoallergenic. They provide a hostile environment for dust mites. A microscopic dust mite would have to want to dig through a couple of inches of poly foam to get to an empty hole. If there are dead skin cells that far down, it means you haven't changed the linens all year. If that's so, dust mites are the least of your problems. Vacuming your mattress with an upholstery attachment is the best way to minimize their population. You should have also invested in a vacuum cleaner that filters them out.
Latex is, by far, superior to memory foam. It's considerably more durable...more comfortable and much cooler. The starting model, the Sealy SpringFree Beachside, is all you need.
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