Key Differences Between Gel and Memory Foam Mattresses
Mattress technology has evolved at a breakneck pace over the last few decades. Gone are the days where you walk into a department store and choose the most comfortable bed from the selection at hand. Nowadays, you can choose between different densities, materials, toppers, and more.
From traditional spring mattresses to memory foam mattresses to Intellibed’s revolutionary gel formula, the massive amount of options available to today’s consumers can be a bit overwhelming if you don’t know where to begin. In particular, choosing between gel vs. memory foam mattresses can be a difficult choice. However, there are key differences you should keep in mind when making the decision between gel and memory foam.
Memory Foam Mattresses
Memory foam mattresses made a big impact when they first hit the market. The memory foam formula was developed by NASA as a material to protect astronauts from high pressures in space. Since then, memory foam has been developed as a key material for many mattress companies.
Memory foam combines a type of polyurethane and chemicals that are designed to increase the viscosity, elasticity, and density of the mattress material. In addition, the mattress’s surface contains small pockets that are responsive to weight and temperature. Memory foam mattresses are famous for their ability to respond to the shape of your body. When you lay on one, the material sinks and wraps around you to form a cushion.
While memory foam mattresses are prized for their comfort, they also hold several negative qualities. The microscopic holes in the mattress’s surface, the pressure and heat from your body, and the material itself all work together to trap warmth within one of these beds. As a result, memory foam mattresses tend to overheat quickly and often.
In addition, memory foam mattresses pose danger and discomfort due to their body-conforming material. For babies and small children, memory foam mattresses pose a suffocation hazard. Many people complain that memory foam mattresses are too soft and form a hot cocoon around them, which does not provide an optimal sleep experience.
Memory foam mattresses also contain several toxic chemicals that can cause health problems, including:
- Fire retardants to combat the flammable qualities of foam
- Formaldehyde, which has been linked to carcinogen exposure and eye irritation
- Methyl benzene, which can harm the nervous system
- Methylenedianiline, which can cause liver damage and skin irritation
These chemicals are released into the air through a process called off gassing, which can further exacerbate health conditions if consumed in excess.
Intellibed’s Gel Formula
Intellibed is the only company that includes the patented Gel Matrix in mattress production. Intellibed gel mattresses should not be confused with gel foam mattresses – Intellibed products only come with a small amount of foam to provide comfort. Gel foam mattresses mix gel with memory foam.
The Gel Matrix is a layer of co-polymer Gelastic, which forms a honeycomb layer over the top of the mattress. This provides temperature control and adaptive cushioning similar to memory foam, but without the heat.
Combined with components designed to increase comfort and longevity, Intellibed’s gel mattresses come with a 20-year warranty. In addition, the industry-standard Rollator test has proven that our gel mattresses retain their shape, comfort, and resiliency throughout their lifespan. You’ll experience similar comfort levels from purchase to end of life.
In addition, Intellibed mattresses combine the support of a firm mattress with the comfort of a soft mattress so that you don’t have to compromise. Unlike memory foam mattresses, Intellibed products do not contain toxic chemicals. Intellibed only produces zero off gassing products, which reduces your risk of developing health conditions through exposure to toxins from your mattress.
Invest in Intellibed Today
When compared to memory foam mattresses, it’s no wonder why so many people are choosing Intellibed. With cooling technology, no toxic chemicals, a longer lifespan, support, and comfort, Intellibed gel mattresses are revolutionary in the mattress market.
Invest in an Intellibed today and get the best night’s sleep you deserve.