Your Guide to Memory Foam

Looking for the best memory foam mattress? Before you buy - let’s talk what they’re made of, and find the perfect cooling solution for you!

There are tons of advantages to buying a memory foam mattress in a box! But with so many options, it can get tricky understanding which mattress is right for the way you sleep. After you choose size and comfort level, the most distinguishing features of memory foam mattresses are the cooling technologies built in to the mattress.

Without some way to help dissipate body heat, basic memory foam can get pretty hot! This can make for an uncomfortable sleep, so cooling material is a must in any memory foam mattress. Find out the facts about our memory foam cooling technology before you buy.

1. Cooling Gel Memory Foam

One of the most common types of memory foam mattresses is a gel-infused memory foam mattress. Each brand seems to have their own type of proprietary cooling gel, but all of them act to help dissipate your body heat throughout the mattress, which keeps you cooler throughout your sleep.
Sometimes, mattresses include an entire layer made entirely of cooling gel, while some manufacturers might infuse the gel along with the foam to create a comfortable cooling layer.
Zeopedic is a popular mattress in a box brand that makes cooling-gel infused memory foam mattresses. These products consistently get great reviews and they are highly recommended for a very comfortable sleeping experience at a lower price.

2. Copper-Infused Memory Foam

Copper-infused memory foam is another popular cooling technology. Since copper is a great heat conductor, it works well to pull heat away from your body and keep you cool as you sleep. Copper also has anti-microbial properties, which provides an additional healthy benefit to copper- infused memory foam mattresses.

The Serta Stay mattress in a box incorporates copper-infused memory foam and is one of our most popular mattresses. In addition to a comfortable sleep due to the copper cooling technology, all of our Serta Stay mattresses ship for free.

3. Graphite-Infused Memory Foam

Similar to copper, graphite is another highly conductive material that when incorporated into a memory foam mattress helps provide a cooler, more comfortable sleep. This is a popular choice for people who want the comfort of memory foam but tend to sleep hot and need extra cooling technology built into their mattress.


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