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What is a gel foam mattress?

Do you find yourself frequently getting too hot throughout the night? Many people do, which is why an innovative solution was created: the gel foam mattress. They regulate your temperature throughout the night, making the cooling gel mattress perfect for hot sleepers. Our gel mattresses are usually included in our hybrid mattress range, as they often comprise a pocket sprung or foam base with gel layers on the mattress surface.

Gel memory foam mattresses VS memory foam mattresses

They're both made of foam, so what's the difference between these materials? There are many similarities between regular memory foam and gel foam, but it comes down to personal preference.

Gel foam

Gel foam mattresses offer a cooler sleep while offering a body-contouring mattress surface that returns to its original shape when pressure is removed. This makes them perfect for anyone who gets too hot at night. Gel foam mattresses are designed for an array of preferred sleeping positions, including back, stomach or side sleepers. This means they can promote proper spinal alignment and body support all night. You will benefit from minimal motion transfer, pressure relief and edge-to-edge support. Still, gel foam's most attractive qualities are its breathability and temperature regulation.

Moreover, the best gel mattresses don't have a hefty price tag and remain consistently affordable. So you can experience the best cooling properties across the entire mattress industry. Suppose you're looking for a natural cooling mattress. In that case, we recommend browsing our range of latex mattresses, offering brilliant breathability thanks to their 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. However, one issue relating to memory foam beds is how well they can retain body heat. Because it consists of millions of tiny holes, it will adapt to your body shape when pressure is applied to the surface. This means there's no airflow or breathability. If you tend to resonate with hot sleepers, consider gel foam mattresses that combat heat retention instead. Gel foam is great for hot sleepers, 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 its own type of gel foam. Whilst every brand has manufactured its gel foam in a different way, 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 use this synthetic material with pocket springs or innerspring mattresses to create the ultimate temperature-regulating hybrid mattresses. Moreover, many gel foam mattresses are combined with other types of synthetic material, such as reflex foam. Such a fusion creates an all-foam bed 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 free delivery on all in-stock gel foam mattresses. If you order before 4pm, you can receive your bed as soon as the next working day and be on your way to super sleep in no time.