Gel beds are a type of memory foam mattress that are made with a gel substance. While many memory foam mattresses are merely mattress toppers that rest atop traditional coil mattresses, there are some mattresses that are actually solely made from gel memory foam. These mattresses help support weight and distribute it evenly, keep you cool while sleeping, and resist motion transfer, so you aren't disturbed if your partner tosses and turns. If you have one of these mattresses, you may find yourself wondering how long the mattress will last before it needs to be replaced. Each mattress is different. But here are a few of the signs that your gel memory foam mattress needs to be replaced.


There Are Body Impressions in the Bed

One of the signs that your gel memory foam mattress is nearing the end of its lifespan is body impressions being visible in the mattress. A great memory foam mattress will snap back into shape after you life your body out of the bed. However, a foam that is aging can lose this elasticity. As such, it won't snap back into place and you can see the outline of your body in portions of the bed after you have gotten up.


The Mattress is Sagging

Another sign that is indicative of a gel bed nearing the end of its lifespan is a sagging mattress. If your mattress is old, it may begin to sag or have indents, typically in the middle of the mattress. If you see this, it is time to replace the mattress.


The Foam Is Not Supporting Your Body

The last sign that indicates your gel memory foam mattress is nearing or at the end of its lifespan is a lack of support. A gel memory foam mattress conforms to your body, providing optimal support. But as the foam ages, it may be unable to provide as much support. If your back or joints start to ache after sleeping, your mattress may not be supporting your body the way it once did.


Is your existing gel mattress nearing the end of its lifespan? If so, you may be in the market for a new gel bed or new mattress. Stop by Northland Furniture in Ham Lake, Minnesota to see our huge selection of mattresses. We are a local furniture and mattress store who can help you find the best mattress to help you get a comfortable night of sleep.

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