Gel in Memory Foam – How effective is it?

Blue Gel

Gel can be described as a semi-solid. It has properties of both solids and liquids. According to Wikipedia, “A gel is a solid jelly-like material that can have properties ranging from soft and weak to hard and tough.” A more technical description is a liquid with a cross-linked network. It is sort of like a saturated sponge with microscopic cells.

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Layla Sleep

Layla logo

ayla Sleep is described as a “family owned” mattress manufacturer. It is located in Fremont, California, but the manufacturing is in Phoenix, Arizona. It features copper-infused memory foam, Thermo-Gel in the cover, and two firmness levels in one mattress.

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Olee Sleep

Olee Sleep logo

Olee Sleep is a mattress brand of Grantec International with US offices in Carlstadt, New Jersey. There is not much information about the company itself other than its US address and telephone number, email address, and website URL. They also claim “34 years of experience in R&D and manufacturing.”

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Blissful Nights

South Bay International has commendable design innovations in the Wedge Edge and the Air Channel Support Base, joining many other developments since the development of memory foam and the introduction of memory foam mattresses. However, the use of 3-lb. memory foam compromises the durability of the mattress.

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Intertek

Roundel of Intertek logo

Intertek is an international corporation whose business is testing, evaluation and certification of products and their manufacturing processes for safety, performance, and verification of claims.

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A Time to Sleep – Part 2

Yawning

After all the talk of the need of sleep and urging us to get enough sleep, some of us may be tempted to say, “Well, you can’t get too much sleep.” So it is only fair to ask, “Can we sleep too much?” Apparently, the answer is, “Yes.”

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Classic Brands

Classic Brands logo

Classic Corporation began making waterbeds in 1971. This was 20 years before the introduction of memory foam mattresses. Classic Corp. rode the wave to the top as the leading producer of fluid support for sleep. The peak of the wave was in 1987, when 22% of mattress sales in the United States were waterbeds. Waterbed sales, including Classic’s, was still a sizable portion of the American mattress market in 1992, when Sweden’s Fagerdala World Foams established Tempur-Pedic in Lexington, KY to market tempur (memory foam) mattresses in North America. By the end of the decade, sales of waterbeds had declined significantly.

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DynastyMattress

DynastyMattress logo

The DynastyMattress site is extremely simple, apparently low-cost. But their mattresses are among the top dozen selling brands and the ninth rated brand of memory foam mattresses on Amazon.

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A Time to Sleep – Part 1

Alarm Clock

The questions of How much sleep is enough? and When is it too much sleep? are addressed by several persons and organizations in books and articles and online. Frankly, there is not total agreement on the answers, though there is some general agreement with differences on particulars.

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Lucid Mattresses

Lucid Logo

Lucid is still a Linenspa brand, but the current trend is for manufacturers to give key brands websites of their own.

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