Getting a good night’s sleep has never been easier with the introduction of the gel mattress range. Handcrafted in the UK exclusively, Gel mattresses provides a softer and very durable feel. With its gel effect, the open cell structure moulds to your individual shape whilst ensuring that you do not get too hot or too cold.
The gel could also be poured into a memory foam component of the mattress as it sets or be combined in the mattress composition with formed of beads gel. Gel memory foam mattresses are the most common type of these mattresses, though gel can also be combined with latex and innerspring styles.
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If you’re looking for a great night’s sleep then your journey ultimately leads you on to gel mattresses. The name for these mattresses is fairly self explanatory, gel mattresses are exactly that. The Gel layer provides a unique support layer (the top layer) which gives you a soft and sinking feeling similar to memory foam but with none of the normal downsides like heat buildup and poor movement. What makes Gel unique is that it can be bonded with other popular comfort top layers. These bondings can range from latex through to memory foam.
Supporting Pressure Points With Gel
Gel mattresses can provide huge comfort, but comfort and support are not the same thing. A gel mattress does not necessarily equal a supportive mattress, that’s why it is important that the gel layer is mated to a good base support. The combination of both a good base layer (we recommend pocket spring bases) along with the gel top layer mean that you end up with both the floating effect whereby you feel like you are sleeping on a cloud, but at the same time, you have the support in your back and neck of a good base structure to ensure you protect your body while you sleep in different positions throughout the night.
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(1) What is a gel mattress?
Quite simply, a gel mattress is a mattress featuring gel elements. This element can come in the shape of a gel pad layer on a gel top mattress, or beneath padded mattress layers. However, the gel could also be poured into a memory foam component of the mattress as it sets or be combined in the mattress composition with formed of beads gel. Gel memory foam mattresses are the most common type of these mattresses, though gel can also be combined with latex and innerspring styles.
(2) What are the benefits of a gel mattress?
Gel mattresses are a relatively new phenomenon in the bed and mattress industry. These mattresses are a popular sleeping solution because of the unparalleled levels of comfort they offer, which has the ability to help keep you cool during the night and also offer optimum levels of cushioning.
A gel mattress can help to regulate the body’s temperature throughout the night, ensuring that you enjoy a more restful and therefore better‐quality sleep. These mattresses were made to combat complaints about memory foam beds becoming uncomfortably hot during the night. A gel mattress is therefore designed to help create a cooler sleeping environment. This can work to properly distribute temperature and is the ideal solution if you’re concerned about getting hot at night.
Supporting pressure points
Gel mattresses also help to provide extra comfort. Combined with the base support of your choice of mattress, the features of a gel mattress work to provide a floating effect. This gives total comfort and support, ensuring that you receive a good night’s sleep, every night. Due to this level of cushioning, a gel mattress is recommended for all sleeping positions, including:
- Side sleepers – With side sleepers, your pressure points include your hips and shoulders, both of which are sensitive to discomfort if not cushioned properly. A gel mattress can work to reduce feelings of pressure on these points while you lie in bed.
- Back sleepers – For those who sleep on their back, the common pressure points include your spine and buttocks. A gel mattress provides the right amount of support to help the spine maintain its neutral position, while also reducing heaviness on your joints, meaning you’re less likely to wake up feeling stiff and sore.
- Front sleepers – Finally, for those who sleep on their front, pressure points include the knees, hips and rib cage. For front sleepers, a supportive mattress is essential to aid the spine’s alignment. Therefore, a gel mattress is also best for this sleeping position, as it can help to cradle your shape.
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Gel mattress -FAQs
(1) What is a gel foam mattress?
A gel foam mattress is a mattress that combines gel foam with a sprung or foam base. Gel foam is a viscoelastic foam mixed with gel beads that provide extra support and help to reduce heat build-up. Gel foam is designed to satisfy the desire for ultimate comfort and rival the popularity of memory foam.
(2) Are Gel mattresses good?
Side sleepers and chronic pain sufferers can rest better on a memory foam or gel mattress. Both are also excellent at preventing motion transfer, as the foams absorb motion at the point of impact. Couples can sleep comfortably together on a memory foam or a gel memory foam mattress.
(3) How long do gel mattresses last?
The best quality gel foam mattresses will last 15 years or longer but their average lifespan is 10 to 15 years. You should avoid jumping and bouncing on the bed so that your mattress lasts longer.
(4) Is a gel mattress good for back pain?
Because of these variables, it can be tough to find a great mattress for back pain if you sleep on your stomach. One of the better choices available is the LUCID 10-inch Gel Memory Foam Mattress, which is the perfect medium-firm option to make sleeping on your front comfortable and pain-free.
(5) Do gel mattresses smell?
Some new memory foam, also known as visco-elastic polyurethane foam, emits odors that may be bothersome at night when your face is so near the mattress, pillow or mattress topper made from the foam.
(6) Is gel mattress better than memory foam?
Besides choosing based on your personal preference, both memory foam and gel mattresses provide different things. For example, a memory foam mattress provides full body support and little to no motion transfer, whereas a gel mattress might sleep a little cooler than a foam mattress.
(7) Is memory foam or gel memory foam better?
The main difference between memory foam and gel memory foam is heat retention. Traditional memory foam can trap body heat as a side effect of the foam’s density. … The gels absorb heat and wick it away—and the more evenly the gels are distributed throughout the bed, the better they are at carrying away body heat.
(8) Is a gel memory foam mattress good?
Because of how many memory foam mattresses are made, heat gets trapped between the layers, holding in your body heat while you sleep. … The combination of memory foam and gel creates a balance that provides comfort and support. For this reason, the gel material is popular in mattress toppers and mattress pads, too.
(9) What is the best thickness for a gel memory foam mattress?
High-quality memory foam mattresses 10 to 14-inch thick are good enough to provide body-conforming support.
(10) Do memory foam mattresses sag?
In truth, memory foam will always sag, if it’s used long enough. … That said, high-quality memory foam beds can last an incredibly long time. Fortunately, a memory foam mattress sags less than average spring mattresses due to its high grade, flexible material.