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What Is the Difference Between the Comfort and Support Layers?
What Is the Difference Between the Comfort and Support Layers?

Comfort layers provide pressure point relief, while support layers provide zoned support and structure.

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Comfort Layers

The comfort layers of a mattress are at the top of the mattress and can be made from polyurethane foam, memory foam, gel, micro-coils, latex, and/or natural and artificial fibers. These are the "padding" layers that are designed to support your body's natural curves while applying pressure relief.

In our comfort layers, we use our GOLS-certified organic Dunlop latex and GOTS-certified organic wool (of course, no wool is used in our Vegan mattresses). Our ticking is made with GOTS-certified organic cotton for a luxurious finish. These materials also hold STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® Class 1 certifications.

Support Layers

The support layers are generally found at the bottom of the mattress and are often made with firmer polyurethane foam, polyfoam, latex, and/or a Bonnell, offset coil, continuous coil, or a fabric encased (a.k.a. Marshall or wrapped) innerspring unit. These core layers are designed to provide proper support for your shoulders and hips and reinforcement for the edge of the bed while reducing motion transfer and flexing and enabling the mattress to breathe naturally. They are the core structure of the mattress.

Avocado's Hybrid Green & Vegan Mattresses use a fabric-encased innerspring unit over a firm layer of GOLS-certified organic Dunlop latex.

Our Latex Mattress does not use an innerspring, just natural, organic latex for its firm support instead.

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