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Gel memory foam mattresses VS memory foam mattresses

They're both made of foam, so what's the difference between these materials? Whilst there are many similarities between regular memory foam and gel foam, it really does come down to personal preference in the end.

Gel foam

Perfect for anyone who gets too hot in the night, gel foam mattresses not only offer a cooler sleep, but also a body-contouring mattress surface that returns to its original shape when pressure is removed. Designed for an array of preferred sleeping positions including back, stomach or side sleepers, you can rely on a gel foam mattress to promote healthy proper spinal alignment and body support all night long. Whilst you will benefit from minimal motion transfer, pressure relief and edge-to-edge support, gel foam's most attractive qualities are unrivalled breathability and temperature regulation. The best gel mattresses don't even have the hefty price tag and remain consistently affordable, so you can experience the best cooling properties across the entire mattress industry. If you're looking for a natural cooling mattress, we recommend browsing our range of latex mattresses, offering brilliant breathability thanks to its open cell structure.

Memory foam mattress

Traditional memory foam mattresses have previously been hailed as revolutionary in the sleep industry due to their unparalleled body-moulding properties that are appropriate for all sleeping positions. However, one issue relating to memory foam beds is how well they can retain body heat. Because it consists of millions of tiny holes, when pressure is applied to the surface and moulds to your body, there is next to no airflow or breathability. So, if you tend to resonate with hot sleepers, you may wish to consider gel foam mattresses that combats heat retention, all whilst offering ultimate comfort with a padded gel layer that targets pressure points.

Different types of gel memory foam mattress

Each brand that produces a cooling mattress has engineered their own type of gel foam. Whilst every brand has manufactured their gel foam differently, it usually consists of gel-infused memory foam, viscoelastic foam, air-permeable gel-infused foam or a comfort layer consisting of soft gel beads, gel particles or thermal gel. Brands can decide to use this synthetic material with pocket springs or innerspring mattresses to create the ultimate temperature-regulating hybrid mattresses. What's more, there are many gel foam mattresses that are combined with other types of synthetic material such as reflex foam, creating an all foam mattress with all the benefits of a gel mattress with cooling features.

What sizes of gel foam mattresses do we stock?

Here at Mattressman, we stock most standard UK sizes of gel foam mattresses, including single (90 x 190cm), small double (120 x 190cm), double (135 x 190cm), king size (150 x 200cm), super king size (180 x 200cm) and a super king zip and link (180 x 200cm/2x 90 x 200cm).

Why purchase with Mattressman?

At Mattressman, we offer speedy free delivery on all in-stock gel foam mattresses. If you order before 4pm, you can receive your mattress as soon as the next working day and be on your way to super sleep in no time.