18Jan2021

Gel Foam Mattresses: How Long Do They Last?

Are you looking for a mattress that keeps you cool during the night? Chances are that your research has pointed you towards gel foam mattresses. But are gel foam mattresses a good investment for your money? How long do these mattresses usually last, and are there any better alternatives on the market?

What Is a Gel Foam Mattress?

One of the most uncomfortable experiences you can face during the night is excessive overheating and sweating in bed. In fact, most owners of memory foam mattresses complain about excessive temperatures during the night, since the material tends to trap heat. To combat this phenomenon, manufacturers decided to incorporate cooling gel technologies into their foams.

Most gel foam mattress are made with a type of memory foam that is supposed to offer a cooler sleep during the night. The manufacturers of these memory foam mattresses infuse layers of gel particles into the memory foam, similar to the types of gel found in ice packs that keep your lunchboxes cool. As a result, users can experience a cooler night’s sleep than on a traditional memory foam mattress. While the gel foam mattresses do help regulate body temperature, they do not last very long as they have little air flow and can only can absorb a limited quantity of heat. Memory foam mattresses also tend to trap odors and wear down faster.

How Long Do Gel Mattresses Usually Last?

Memory foam and gel foam mattresses have a very limited lifespan when compared to other mattress options on the market. On average, memory foam and gel foam mattresses only last between five to eight years – depending on how well you take care of the mattress. You can purchase additional products to protect and lengthen the lifespan of the gel foam mattress, but you will still receive limited use out of this product. However, there are options on the market that provide the better cooling technology with a longer lifespan.

Look for Gel Matrix® as the No Compromise alternative

An Intellibed is not a memory foam mattress – instead, it provides better comfort and support than a memory foam mattress without the overheating and limited longevity. All Intellibed mattress come with the our proprietary Gel Matrix® layer, a medical-grade cushioning technology that provides firmness, softness, and cooling technology for the most comfortable night’s sleep possible. The Gel Matrix layer is a grid of hollow columns that dynamically conform to fit to your body, providing both maximum back support and comfort. Thanks to the patented open chamber design, heat does not trap itself within an Intellibed and you won’t have to worry about waking up in a sweat.

Our mattresses come with an excellent 20-year warranty to protect your bed during its lifespan. When you choose an Intellibed Gel Matrix® mattress, you can enjoy the benefits of a wonderful night’s sleep more than twice as long than you would otherwise.

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