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Gel Memory Foam: The Facts
I 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. Hopefully the next few paragraphs will give you all of the info you need to make an informed choice when purchasing a mattress.
Let’s start off by talking about the “why”, then we’ll get into the “how”. Gel Memory Foam Mattresses are thick. Being a thick mattress, they have multiple layers that work in congress to aid in giving you a firm, yet comfortable sleeping experience. Most memory foam tends to trap a sleeper’s body heat and make results in a 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. There is a three-inch layer of the eLux Gel Foam on top of the 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 less materials in the thick mattresses construction.
The top layer, the Gel Foam layer, is where the meat of the mattress can be found. It 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 great amount of support with none of the stiff springs in a traditional thick mattress. The foam cells mentioned in the previous paragraph 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.The combination of the Gel Foam’s ability to remain cool throughout the night and to provide a supreme amount of support bring 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!