If you are looking for a new mattress, you may have come across both memory foam and gel beds. Both beds are designed to conform to your body and allow you to sleep comfortably. However, you may find yourself wondering which is best for you. Here is some information you should know if you are considering these types of mattresses.


How Does a Gel Bed Compare to a Memory Foam Bed?

The first thing that you need to realize if you are considering one of these types of beds is that they are actually very similiar. A gel bed is simple a memrory foam mattress that has been infused with a liquid gel or bead gels. Aside from this infusion, they are exactly the same.


What Does the Gel Do to the Memory Foam?

The biggest thing that the gel does to memory foam is helps it cool. A gel bed helps someone sleeping atop the mattress to stay cool. As such, if you frequently find yourself sweating in your sleep, or you live in a hot climate, this may be perfect for you. If you tend to run cool, or don't sweat, a regular memory foam mattress may be the better option for you.


Why Do Some People Still Get Hot on Gel Beds?

When selecting a gel bed, the mattress cover and sheets that placed on top of the mattress are extremely important. If the bed can't breathe, the gel foam can't effectively keep you cool. As such, always use breathable fabrics, such as cotton and bamboo, if you decide to go with this type of mattress.


Are There Any Other Factors to Consider When Selecting a Gel Versus Memory Foam Bed?

It is always important to test a gel or a memory foam bed. Different manufacturers use different types and thicknesses of foams. As such, you may think that you prefer a gel or memory foam mattress over the other when testing them, when in actuality, you like the thickness or the foam the manufacturer uses. Aside from feeling cooler as you sleep, you should not be able to lay on a bed and tell the difference between a gel or memory foam mattress.


If you are looking to purchase either a gel bed or memory foam bed in Minneapolis or Ham Lake, Minnesota, be sure to check out Northland Furniture. Our sales staff would love to allow you to test out the beds and answer any questions you may have, to help you find the right bed for a full night's sleep.

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