Gone are the days when there were only two kinds of mattresses: spring, and if you were lucky you had an ortho mattress. These days, mattress shopping is no less different than shopping for your favorite pair of jeans and I’ll tell you why. Just like you have try every style, color and cut before you pick the perfect one, you have to try every mattress before you find the one that is best suited for your body type, any back issues you may have or simply one that meets your budget, feels good, and fits the demanding criteria of a high-end product.
Lucky for us, we are in the era of the consumer. The average consumer does not have to compromise on anything nowadays when it comes to comfort, design and quality- no matter how small the budget, there is something for everyone. However, in the case of mattresses, there has been one nagging problem that has persisted, that is, mattresses can get hot, and not the good kind. A foam mattress traps heat more than a spring mattress. It doesn’t sound very comfortable and will have you turning in bed all night trying to figure out the best ratio of how much body should be covered by the blanket (let’s end the debate, one leg out).
There was also memory foam that was known for reduced motion transfer, which worked well but again there was no solution for the trapped heat. Also, the memory foam was physically restrictive and made people feel like they were ‘stuck’ in one sleeping position.
A breakthrough in the industry lead to the most sought-after product that delivers comfort and solves the over-heating problem. In 2011, Serta found that adding liquid gel to the foam helped keep it cool while upholding all the benefits expected of a foam mattress. Gel infused mattresses are built with a combination of layers, so it answers the ‘being stuck’ feeling and keeps you cooler. The concept was adopted by many companies, who created their own version of the mattress.
So, with all these products on the market, to make your mattress picking experience less overwhelming, here is a list of the top 5 gel infused memory foam mattresses that could be the ‘one’ for you.
With this mattress, you get 3.5 inches of gel memory foam in the top layer which provides added comfort and more impressively, on a budget. The queen size mattress can be bought for about $400, making it very cost effectively. As far as the cooling down properties go, it is tried and tested to be effective. This mattress also comes with a 25-year warranty, which provides excellent value for money.
This is a popular cooling mattress among the converted. With a medium to firm feel, it has dual layer technology. The surface layer is 2.5 inches of memory foam made up of microscopic gel beads that capture heat and move it away from the body, helping to regulate temperature. The remaining 7.5 inches consists of high density foam that provides great body support. Furthermore, Lucid mattresses have specially designed memory foam that give it increased resiliency ensuring there are no long-lasting body impressions left on the foam. Given all of this technology, the mattress is great value for money at only $238, with a 10-year warrant. The really cool thing? The mattress is easily delivered to you in a compressed box, all you need to do is take it out and watch it expand!
If the name of the mattress is luxury, then you should expect nothing else from the snooze experience. This is a 10-inch mattress that is made using eco-gel and a California King can be bought for $810. This product features millions of gel beads that work effectively in keeping you cool and making it a hit with millions of consumers. This product comes with a 10-year warranty.
This mattress comes with a newer and advanced feature known as a Celliant Technology-infused cover which is known to improve muscle recovery. This makes a high-end product which is efficiently being marketed to the athletic group. So, if you train hard and need optimal recovery while sleeping, then this is the best mattress money can buy. If you don’t train, then that is not an excuse to give up on a product like this. People with muscle soreness and other related problems can also get this mattress to ease their symptoms. This product provides a step-up feature and is good value for money. It comes with a 10-year warranty too.
This mattress was made to suit the average to bigger bodies out there who want to slumber in the optimal sleep temperature. It consists three layers that are specially designed to ensure a good night’s sleep. The top layer is 2 inches of cooling gel memory foam to draw the heat away from the body. The middle layer made up of 2 inches of air channel foam, which disposes of the body heat and the final base layer is 8 inches of support foam. This mattress has a medium to firm feel and a light cradling comfort while providing enhanced support. A queen size is great value at $430 and Sleep Innovations believe in this product so much so that it comes with a 20-year warranty!
These are the top 5 gel infused memory foam mattresses we have come across. As you can see, each have differing features and the trick to getting the perfect one for you is understanding your sleep health needs. If you have back or muscle issues, then you may want to look at options that can help with that. You might want to consider talking to your physiotherapist or doctor in case your problem is serious, such as a recovery from surgery or accident. Once you have an idea of what to look for, narrowing down options becomes easy!