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What’s The Difference Between Geltex and Memory Foam Mattresses?

Do you get too hot or cold throughout the night? Both of these are issues for sleepers across the nation, which is why so many innovative mattress brands have found ways to target this problem. Read on to find out how they have gone about this…

Get too hot?

For those who get too hot, a Geltex mattress may be an option for you to consider. But what exactly is Geltex? Essentially, it’s an intelligent material that has been infused with gel molecules, foam crystals and air capsules. In turn, this makes an incredibly breathable material that is perfect for keeping you cool at night.

Geltex goes much further than keeping you cool at night though, after all, you plan on keeping a mattress for many years to come. Geltex offers pressure relief as well as total body support due to the body moulding properties it retains. The use of Geltex in mattresses is commonly used in Silentnight and Sealy sleeping solutions, but with many people beginning to realise the benefits of Geltex, other brands are starting to incorporate it into their mattresses too.

Get too cold?

For those cold sleepers out there, you may really struggle when it comes to the winter months. One way to combat this is to invest in a sleeping solution that has an element of memory foam

Comprising millions of tiny holes designed to seep out air when pressure is applied, it retains heat amazingly whilst you sleep for this reason. There is little breathability due to next to no airflow when laying on the mattress, which is why it keeps you warm. Originally engineered by NASA for astronauts in space, memory foam has become increasingly popular in contemporary sleeping solutions. If you don’t want a mattress made entirely of memory foam, there are plenty of hybrid options out there that incorporate a spring system with foam.

Too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter?

Understandably, we may not get too cold in the summer or too hot in the winter (although the latter is certainly more likely, especially if you sleep with a partner) whilst we are sleeping. Some brands have recognised this and have been innovative in their creation of a mattress that works for all seasons of the year…

This fantastic mattress is double-sided: one side with Ultra Cool Ice Fabric for summer and 10mm of memory foam on the other for summer. Flip it over when you start to feel too cool/hot in the night and be on your way to a more comfortable night’s sleep. Simply with the flip of a mattress.

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