Gel beds are usually combined with other mattress fillings, e.g. pocket springs or memory foam, to create a different feel to that of the traditional memory foam sleep products.
The two main types of 3' gel beds are gel-infused beds and gel memory foam beds. Many models combine gel with traditional fillings including innerspring constructions, memory foam and natural fillings. The gel may be infused or in some instances may be contained within a layer.
One of the UK and Ireland’s leading manufacturers of single gel beds is Kaymed. Kaymed’s K3Gel bed range is a revolutionary new breakthrough innovation. Gel beds provide the pressure relief of visco elastic combined with a cooler sleep climate. Kaymed’s K3Gel beds are clinically proven in independent trials to sleep 3 degrees cooler than standard foam. K3 Gel cubes contour to the body, soothing and relieving pressure build up and reducing aches and pains. The Kaymed Gel Sublime 3' Divan Bed combines a deep layer of Kaymed's exclusive K3Gel™ for improved cooling with a high-density Visco memory foam layer and KayTex™ firm support foam for even all over body support. The Luxury Sprung Divan Base has a Firm Edge and Storage Options and is finished with Stylish Shepherd Castors, and comes in a Choice of Contemporary Colours.
Another major bed brand that has introduced gel technology into its single beds is the Spring Air collection by Briody. The Spring Air by Briody SleepSense Gel Visco 3' Divan Bed combines COMFORT LOK Coil, which provides additional innerspring support for the lumbar area, with a SMT Base Pad and Eco Divan Base. The Spring Air SleepSense Gel Visco 3' Divan Bed also incorporates Gel Infused Visco foam Upholstery with a luxurious multi-quilted finish and comes with a Non Turn Mattress. Providing the ultimate back supporting springs, the Briody SleepSense Gel Visco 3' Divan Bed features a colour matching base with a chrome leg option.
The RespaGel Nurture 3' Divan Bed is part of Respa's new RespaGel Collection which release pressure with a CoolCell foam layer: the CoolCell layer yields to body parts where added support is required. Combining RespaForm spring technology with a 3D knitted mattress lid with integrated RespaGel for optimal thermo regulation, this luxurious gel bed also benefits from CoolCell foam, with foam encapsulation ensuring robust and true edge to edge comfort and support over the full mattress width.