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Gel Memory Foam: The Facts

Gel Memory Foam: The Facts

We say, “We now sell a Gel Memory Foam Mattress.” You say, “Okay, but what does that mean?” What is Gel Memory foam? What makes it unique? Is it comfortable? Why do I want this?

Well, as it may happen, we have all of those answers and more. 

Gel Memory Foam is one of the greatest innovations in bedding that the modern era has to offer. This fascinating piece of technology has a lot to offer you in terms of restful, comfortable sleep.

Hopefully, the next few paragraphs will give you all of the info you need to make an informed choice when purchasing a mattress.

Why Memory Foam?

One of the first questions you might be asking yourself is, “What’s the big deal about memory foam?” You might think it’s a bit gimmicky, but believe us, it makes a next-level difference in comfort every night. 

The point of memory foam is to provide a bit of extra support to key pressure points in your body, namely, your hips, shoulders, and back. Soft, plushy mattresses and innerspring mattresses just don’t provide the support you need to get a good rest each and every night. 


Memory foam offers a solution to achy sleep. Its unique foam material contours to your body in ways a spring mattress can only dream of. It molds to your figure to offer pressure relief to those key pressure points so your body can truly relax and sink into sleep. It can even help to relieve back pain.

Memory foam beds are great for side sleepers, back sleepers, stomach sleepers, and any other sleeping position you can imagine. It’s also fantastic for people of all different body types. You get high-quality support, no matter who you are. 

Sleeping Partners

All memory foam mattresses help people who sleep with their partner every night. The main way it does this is by reducing motion transfer from one side of the bed to another. The viscoelastic material has a low responsiveness that benefits everybody in the bed. 

Everybody has been woken up by their partner stirring or getting up in the middle of the night. Memory foam reduces the impact of motion so that the partner doesn’t feel stirring nearly as much. 

They’re amazing mattresses for couples who both need to get a good night's sleep. It doesn’t matter if they’re active sleepers or not. 

The Struggles of Regular Memory Foam

Memory foam was an incredible innovation in sleeping technology. It was developed in the latter part of the 20th century and was a big novelty when it first came out. People loved it so much that they created a memory foam version of everything — from pillows to slippers. 

But there were some clear weaknesses that memory foam had. Despite the support it gave your body and the fact that it could return to its original shape, memory foam was not great for hot sleepers. 

This material doesn’t breathe well at all, so while your joints are in relaxing bliss, the rest of your body is suffering from a sweaty night of sleep. For decades this problem was never fixed, but with new technology, we’ve found a fantastic solution.

What Sets Our Gel Memory Foam Mattress Apart?

Gel memory Foam is a major upgrade compared to standard memory foam. Let’s start off by talking about the “why,” and then we’ll get into the “how.” Gel Memory Foam Mattresses are thick. Being a thick mattress, they have multiple layers that work in tandem to aid in giving you a firm yet comfortable sleeping experience. 

Most memory foam tends to trap a sleeper’s body heat and results in fairly sweaty nights. The Gel Memory Foam is made in such a way that it breathes and remains cool throughout the night. 

The difference in the gel foam is its open cell structure. The gel enables a separation between foam cells, whereas the cells in a regular memory foam mattress are packed closely together and can more easily trap heat.

As mentioned previously, the Gel Memory Foam Mattress contains multiple layers of material, but still fewer than the average memory foam mattress. The eLuxurySupply Gel Memory foam mattress contains only two separate layers. 

The Gel Layer

There is a three-inch layer of the eLux Gel Foam on top of the gel mattress and a seven-inch resilient support base layer below. Why fewer layers? With fewer layers comes greater airflow and a cooler night of sleep. 

Every layer of foam in a mattress needs a layer of glue. Glue reduces airflow. So with fewer layers, we are able to provide a superior sleeping experience at a lower cost due to using fewer materials in the thick mattress construction.

The top layer, the Gel Memory Foam layer, is where the meat of the mattress can be found. This comfort layer is the part you will be putting your body on, so let’s get to know it. Other than cooling features, what makes it interesting? 

Well, for any fellow science types out there, memory foam is a high-density polyurethane foam called Methyl Phenol Diisocyanate, or MDI for short. This compound is known for its slow reaction and recovery times when pressure is applied to it. This allows the foam to provide a significant amount of support with none of the stiff springs in a traditional thick mattress. 

The foam cells mentioned above work like little balloons filled with air. The cells decompress as pressure is applied and only where pressure is applied, allowing the foam to conform to the body and provide a far more comprehensive support array.

So, in short, cooling Gel Memory Foam helps to give you the support your body needs while at the same time giving you the breathability required for comfortable sleep. Pretty incredible!

The Importance of Cool Sleep

Breathability is of the utmost importance when you sleep, and standard memory foam mattresses don’t quite have the breathability that other types of mattresses have to offer. But you need cooling for a comfortable night of sleep. 

Your Body Temperature in Sleep

When you go to sleep every night, your body slows down in a big way. Your digestive system diminishes its activity, your muscles become less active, and your brain works to cool your body. 

The most important part of your sleep each night is the REM stage of sleep. During REM, your body stores important memories it gained throughout the day and resets key hormones you’ll need for the next day. 

Your body temperature decreases a lot during sleep, especially during REM. A cooler body helps your brain to focus on the important work of revitalizing your body and brain.

An increase in body temperature can disrupt REM. This means that keeping your body cool during the night is incredibly important when it comes to getting you the best sleep possible. 

All this means that standard memory foam can actually make your sleep less restful. The heat retention in regular memory foam is strong, and there isn’t any cooling effect offered by this type of memory foam.

That’s why gel-infused memory foam is so essential. This innovative mattress material provides you with the spinal alignment and lumbar support you need while still letting your body temperature reduce as it should.

Mattresses, Pillows, Pads, and More

And now we have far more than just Gel Memory Foam mattresses. There are so many products out there that can help you get an amazing night of sleep, and they’ll also help to support your pressure points and keep you cool throughout the night. 

We’ve got first-class memory foam pillows with Chill Tech™ that support your neck and head through the night. There are also dual-layer mattress toppers to give you a more affordable option to achieve this type of luxurious, comfortable sleep. 

The Power of Gel Memory Foam

The combination of the Gel Foam’s ability to remain cool throughout the night and to provide a supreme amount of support brings the full experience of a Gel Memory Foam Mattress well beyond that of a traditional memory foam mattress. Top mattress reviews show that there is already much love for foam. Pick your mattress up today and feel the difference yourself!

If you’re on the hunt for a new mattress and are looking for a top-quality Gel Memory Foam mattress, or any type for that matter, head to eLuxury for an amazing selection of high-quality products that will fit your every need.



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