If you’re looking for a great night's sleep then your journey ultimately leads you on to gel mattresses. The name for these mattresses is fairly self explanatory, gel mattresses are exactly that. The Gel layer provides a unique support layer (the top layer) which gives you a soft and sinking feeling similar to memory foam but with none of the normal downsides like heat buildup and poor movement. What makes Gel unique is that it can be bonded with other popular comfort top layers. These bondings can range from latex through to memory foam.
Gel mattresses have only really popped up in the last decade and there are new developments and bondings happening frequently as more and more brands jump on the gel bandwagon. The gel mattress is proving a popular top layer due to the huge comfort offered paired with natural cooling properties.
Gel mattresses can provide huge comfort, but comfort and support are not the same thing. A gel mattress does not necessarily equal a supportive mattress, that’s why it is important that the gel layer is mated to a good base support. The combination of both a good base layer (we recommend pocket spring bases) along with the gel top layer mean that you end up with both the floating effect whereby you feel like you are sleeping on a cloud, but at the same time, you have the support in your back and neck of a good base structure to ensure you protect your body while you sleep in different positions throughout the night.