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The Battle of the Mattresses: Memory Foam vs. Cool Blue Gel Foam and Latex

A good night’s sleep is essential for our overall well-being, and choosing the right mattress plays a significant role in ensuring that. Among the plethora of mattress options available on the market, memory foam mattresses have gained popularity over the years. However, there’s a growing concern about their tendency to overheat, leading many to explore alternatives such as cool blue gel foam and latex mattresses.

At Quercus Home Furniture we typically see two types of customer when it comes to memory foam – those who want one because they’ve heard they’re the last word in comfort – and those who have had one and didn’t like it due to overheating and night sweats.

In this blog, we’ll dive into the reasons why memory foam mattresses might not be the best choice due to overheating, particularly for women of a certain age (like me),  and explore why cool blue gel foam and latex mattresses could be superior options in terms of heat distribution, support, and durability.

A woman struggling to sleep in bed becauae of overheating due to a memory foam mattress

The Overheating Issue with Memory Foam Mattresses

Memory foam mattresses have garnered attention for their ability to contour to the body, providing a comfortable and snug sleeping experience. However, this very trait that makes them comfortable also contributes to their overheating problem. Memory foam is known for trapping body heat, which can lead to an uncomfortably warm sleep environment, particularly during hot summer nights. The close conformity of memory foam to the body’s shape restricts airflow, creating a situation where heat becomes trapped and unable to dissipate effectively.

Divan with cool blue gel foam topped mattress available from Quercus Home Furniture

Cool Blue Gel Foam: The Cool Alternative

Enter the cool blue gel foam mattress, a modern innovation designed to combat the overheating issue. Cool blue gel foam incorporates gel beads into the memory foam, enhancing its ability to dissipate heat. The gel beads are infused throughout the foam and work by absorbing and dispersing body heat, thereby preventing the accumulation of warmth. This clever engineering ensures a more temperature-neutral sleeping experience, which can be especially appreciated by those who tend to sleep hot.

The cool blue memory foam has a 60kg density making it durable and long-lasting. Cool blue memory foam offers all of the comfort and orthopaedic qualities of standard memory foam but it dissipates heat up to 5 times quicker than standard memory foam, for a cooler, fresher sleep.

Latex excapsulated mattress available from Quercus Home Furniture

Latex Mattresses: Natural Comfort and Durability

Another contender in the battle against overheating is the latex mattress. Made from the sap of rubber trees, latex mattresses have gained popularity for their natural materials and impressive durability. Latex is inherently more breathable than memory foam, allowing for better airflow and heat dissipation. This breathability, combined with the unique bounce and support of latex, makes it an excellent choice for those seeking a cooler and more supportive sleep surface.

In short, opt for a latex mattress over memory foam if you prefer:

A lighter feel.
More bounce.
Faster response time.
Less hug.
Better cooling.
More generalized compression.

A couple asleep in a comfortable bed

Support and Longevity

While memory foam mattresses offer initial comfort and contouring, they may lack the necessary support for some sleepers. Over time, the foam’s ability to provide adequate support can diminish, leading to sagging and discomfort. On the other hand, both cool blue gel foam and latex mattresses are praised for their superior support and longevity. The structure of these mattresses ensures consistent support for years, contributing to better spinal alignment and overall sleep quality.

Environmental Considerations

Natural latex rubber

When it comes to sustainability, latex mattresses take the lead. Latex is a renewable resource harvested from rubber trees, making it an eco-friendly choice. Memory foam, while comfortable, is typically made from synthetic materials that can have a higher environmental impact. Cool blue gel foam mattresses often combine memory foam with gel beads, which may have varying degrees of sustainability based on the manufacturing process.

The Verdict

While memory foam mattresses offer undeniable comfort and contouring, the issue of overheating is a valid concern that cannot be ignored. For those who prioritize a temperature-neutral sleep environment, cool blue gel foam and latex mattresses present themselves as excellent alternatives. Their superior heat distribution, combined with enhanced support and durability, make them formidable contenders in the world of sleep innovation. As you embark on the quest for the perfect mattress, consider the advantages offered by cool blue gel foam and latex – a cooler, more comfortable, and sustainable choice for your sleep sanctuary.

PS. If you want to know which one we prefer, it’s the latex. That’s the one we sleep on.