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The Gel Foam Bed (gelfoambed.com) Gel Tech Venus Mattress is a 14 inch deep mattress that is super soft and very affordable. You can buy it direct from Amazon where it is currently listed at $749 for a queen. You can also order one direct from their website. I received mine from the company for review. I found this mattress to be very soft. It would be an excellent choice for side sleepers. The foam has sort of an airy feel. Although it doesn’t recover quite as quickly as some foam mattresses, such as those with Avena foam, the benefits is that it has better cradling and pressure relief.
Unboxing and Overview
Below is a video of me unboxing the Gel Foam Venus mattress. As you can see it is a very thick mattress that feels very soft at first but after a few days it will firm up a bit more to get to its true feel.
Below is an illustration of how the mattress is constructed along with descriptions of each layer. This is a very thick mattress at 14 inches. Because it is so thick, it is a great choice for heavier people that want a more substantial mattress that won’t bottom out.
Below are the specifications of the mattress as listed on their website.
5.5” high-density Eco Flex support core
3.5” Serene Foam (Serene Foam is more supportive than any foam on the market and is a pressure sensitive foam)
2.0” Eco Flex layer made up of 1.0” soft foam and 1.0” medium foam
1.5” Medium Firm Eco Flex
1.50” Gel Infused Memory foam quilted into the cover (extra cooling and support)
10 year not prorated.
The Gel Foam Bed features “Serene foam” in the comfort layers. This means that the gel foam is quilted into the mattress which gives it the unique tufted feel. Serene foam is a type of foam that infuses microscopic air bubbles into the foam making it softer and quicker to recover.
In their words, “The unique collection of attributes make for a superior product.The cells are such that air is more readily trapped requiring more force to release the air. This additional force means more support for a consumer. The inverse of this phenomena also gives the material “memory” Less Temperature Sensitive Immediate response of comfort for consumers at virtually any temperature. Serene foam provides an improvement in motion dampening compared to conventional foam, but it provides more response than memory foam. Extremely Durable Offers exceptional durability, which rivals that of high-end viscoelastic foam, despite being up to 40% lower in product density Offers Exceptional Pressure Relief Provides a unique combination of support and pressure relief”
This mattress really cradles you. It’s perfect for people that want to have maximum coziness and really sink into their mattress. Below is a picture of my 14 lb. bowling ball sinking into the mattress. The top layer is very soft but there are multiple layers below that provide the necessary support. I would not recommend this for stomach sleepers though as it sinks a bit too much.
Here’s a video me bouncing the same bowling ball on the Gel Foam Bed. Because this mattress is so thick and because it’s an all foam mattress, there’s very little motion transfer.
Below is a video shot with my infrared camera to show the heat retention on the top layer of the mattress. This mattress has a few things going for it in this regard. Because the top layer has ridges sewn into the top layer of foam, it creates a little bit of room for heat to escape when you lie on it. Also, the foam is not as dense as a traditional foam mattress so it breathes a bit better. Finally, the gel foam also sleeps cooler than traditional foam. However because it is a soft foam, it will cradle your body more which means more mattress covering your body which can lead to more heat retention.
If you’re looking for a thick, soft mattress with a plush feel that isolates motion transfer well, this gelfoambed.com mattress is a great choice. At $749 for a queen, it is a good value. This mattress comes with a 100 day free trial period where you can return it for a full refund, they will even arrange to pick up of the mattress. However, they do ask that you sleep on it for at least 60 nights so that your body can fully adjust to the mattress.
Update, the Gel Foam Bed Miranda was recently rated number 1 by Better Homes and Gardens magazine in their January 2017 issue.
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