It can be a little overwhelming to realize how many options and choices are available to you when it comes time to replace your mattress, especially if it has been a long time since you bought one. Many people wait till the absolute bitter end of their old bed before taking the plunge to get something new, and then find themselves paralyzed by choice because there are so many options to choose from: mattress store or bed-in-a-box, innerspring or foam, standard or pillow top, boxspring or adjustable frame, the list goes on and on. Read on for some of the benefits of a gel memory foam mattress before you make your final decisions.
What Is Memory Foam?
Memory foam refers to any of the foam types of mattresses made from polyurethane as the base. Manufacturers add additional chemicals to the polyurethane foam that makes it responsive to both pressure and heat so that it molds to the shape of your body as you lay on it. The term for this is viscoelastic, meaning that it changes in response to your body shape and then reforms when you get up.
What Are The Benefits Of Memory Foam?
The most significant benefits of this type of mattress are those you will get with either standard memory foam or gel memory foam. First, they are great at limiting motion transfer, so you won’t have to worry about waking your partner when you get out of bed. Another is that they are great for relieving pressure. Anyone who suffers from chronic pain, and many side sleepers as well, find that memory foam helps ease their discomfort and allows them to sleep better because it relieves the pressure points of a traditional mattress.
How Is Gel Memory Foam Different?
Gel memory foam is a unique type of viscoelastic foam. It has the same polyurethane foam base and viscoelastic properties as standard memory foam. Additionally, manufacturers also infuse cooling gel or gel beads throughout the foam of the mattress. This helps with heat dispersal so that the foam doesn’t trap your body heat against you (a complaint with some standard memory foam). This additional step can help you achieve a better night’s rest, especially if you are a hot sleeper, but it comes at a cost – gel memory foam mattresses tend to be more expensive than standard memory foam.
Sleepwell Is the Key to A Good Night’s Rest
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