LINENSPA 12 Inch Gel Memory Foam Mattress – Review
The LINENSPA 12 Inch Gel Memory Foam Hybrid Mattress has been designed and constructed to be the softest and most plush mattress in the entire LINENSPA line of mattresses produced by this manufacturer. The mattress allows for a very cool sleep and provides ultimate comfort as it blends the qualities of both the cooling gel and memory foam utilized in the upper layer of the mattress. The cooling gel produces the coolness in sleep while the memory foam provides body-conforming comfort. The cooling gel disperses body heat to create a very cool sensation that lasts throughout the night. The bottom layer provides a superior level of support in the mattress, which is composed of support foam edge, and 8-inch individually pocketed coil springs. The gel-memory foam layer and the coil springs are separated by a transitionary comfort foam layer. On top of the gel-infused foam layer, there is a quilted cover which has got another layer of memory foam.
Materials and Construction
The top layer of the mattress after the quilted cover is a 2-inch layer of gel-infused memory foam. This is designed to provide both the qualities of memory foam as well as gel-infusion for a very cool and comfortable sleep throughout the night. For a long time, gel products have been in use. Cow pads are a perfect example of a gel product which is used by cows to stand on. However, for use by humans, the gel is used in a slightly different way. Gel has a unique property that it pushes back a lot, and therefore, it could not have been used on a mattress as a layer on the top. The gel is combined, therefore, with memory foam, and this way, it gel-infused memory foam mattresses are produced. It provides a high level of comfort and at the same time, produces equal pressure across the body. The first gel-infused mattress had been produced in 2006 by Charles Yost, who is the same person who had developed memory foam. The first memory foam has been produced for National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and it was used as a cushioning material to protect the astronauts during take-off and re-entry into earth’s atmosphere when the gravitational pull would start to peak. The gel-infused memory foam mattresses are a part of the ‘third generation of foam.’ Even though, the first gel-infused mattress came out in 2006; it was not until 2011 that such mattresses became popular.
To visualize how gel creates coolness, one can think of a gel ice pack. The gel inside the ice pack keeps the food cool, and in a very similar manner, the gel inside memory foam keeps the mattress very cool. There are many ways to add gel to memory foam, and these include adding gel in the form of layers, in the form of beads or infusing gel into the body of the foam as it is molded. The beads do not offer coolness in the same way as the gel infused foam as the beads often heat up due to body heat, and then they stop providing the required coolness. The infusion of gel at the time of molding the foam is the best way to get the desired coolness from gel-infused memory foam at all times. Gel-infused memory foam provides temperature regulation and keeps the body cool.
Memory foam is very popular for its motion transfer reducing properties. The Sleep partner would not be bothered by each others’ movement. When one partner gets up from the bed, the other one would not be disturbed. The memory foam also conforms to the body and provides a lot of comfort because of this feature. It is also instrumental in relieving pressure points, which takes the stress away from hips, shoulders, neck, and the head. However, there are a few problems associated with using only memory foam. It could get hot while being used, and this could be a serious issue on hot summer nights. Another major issue related to memory foam is that the body feels that it is somehow ‘trapped’ or ‘stuck’ in the mattress as it contours to the body. While contouring is a benefit, the feeling of getting stuck is not good and does not permit a good sleep experience.
The infusion of gel into the memory foam changes all that. While gel-infused memory foam is as comfortable as the regular memory foam, it allows for better airflow through the foam. This air circulating, which goes through the foam layer keeps the mattress cool and dry as the moisture is wicked away from the mattress, and the excess body heat is dispersed as well. This results in the creation of a very cool and dry microenvironment within the gel-infused foam layer of the mattress which allows for a perfect and enjoyable sleep experience due to the coolness and the dry nature of one’s sleep.
Gel-memory foam layer provides a very comfortable sleep surface as it aptly molds the body to provide customized support at places where the body needs it the most. The support provided also keeps the body from getting a ‘sinking’ feeling, which could be quite uncomfortable during sleep. As such, the body does not sink into the mattress or the mattress topper. Many people who sleep on their sides might be prone to experiencing at least some pressure on their hips and shoulders. These people can get backaches or pain, leading to uncomfortable sleep. The pains and the aches could get very serious with time if they keep sleeping on their regular mattress. Gel memory foam has cradling properties which allow it to respond to the weight of the body gently, and the pressure points are thus, relieved. Gel memory foam also keeps the spine aligned in the correct position due to the level of support it provides to the body. This results in the reduction of backaches and pains. Gel-memory foams gently cradle the body to provides a perfect night’s rest enabling a fully rejuvenating sleep experience throughout the nigh
In general, gel memory foam is a great choice for anyone who wants to sleep ina cool and dry manner. The sleep experience on gel-memory foam layer also enhances blood circulation. This results in the body heat escaping and does not get trapped inside the mattress. Gel memory foam layer also regains it shape quickly as the pressure on its surface is reduced. This allows it to meld or shape around the body fatter as compared to regular memory foam. This is beneficial for those people who move around a lot while sleeping. AS soon as they leave a certain area of the mattress, that part of the mattress would quickly regain its shape. This prevents the ‘stuck’ feeling and provides a lot of comfort as compared to a regular memory foam mattress.
The gel-infused memory foam layer is followed by a transitionary comfort foam layer which provides a smooth transition from the comfortable gel-infused memory foam properties to the extra supportive coil springs beneath the comfort foam layer. The comfort foam has a higher density as compared to the gel-infused memory foam layer and gradually changes over the function of the mattress from a comfortable one to a supportive one. The last layer is an 8-inch coil spring layer, and each of the coil springs is individually wrapped. These are surrounded all-around at the edges by support foam, which is also a very high-density foam. The independent wrapping of the coil springs ensures motion isolation as the coil springs which are directly under the body get compressed, but the others do not. When the person shifts his/her body weight on the mattress, the area vacated by the body quickly regains its shape. Thus, this support spring layer also contributes to body-contouring as well as in the prevention of motion transfer. The coil springs are very sturdy and strong, and they provide a very high level of support to the upper layers of the mattress as well as the body.
Thus, on an overall basis, the use of a gel memory foam layer followed by a transitionary comfort foam layer and finally, the coil spring layer ensures perfectly comfortable, body-conforming, thermal regulating, moisture-wicking, and highly supportive sleep experience. The sleep experience is an epitome of coolness and comfort due to the different layers in this mattress working in tandem with one another to enhance the overall sleep experience.
|LINENSPA 12 Inch Gel Memory Foam Mattress – Highlights|
|Warranty:||Ten years of the limited warranty for the mattress|
|Type:||Hybrid mattress with foam layers and coil springs|
|Ideal for:||All types of sleepers like side, back, and stomach sleepers. People who prefer an ultra-plush mattress with body-conforming comfort and support. People with allergies.|
|Category:||Hybrid Mattress (Foam layers plus Coil springs)|
|Quality of Materials:||High-quality Gel-infused memory foam plus Comfort foam. High-quality coil springs with support foam around edges.|
|Differentiators||Ultra-plush, Body-Conforming, Fresh, Cool, Temperature regulating, Moisture-wicking, Supportive Hybrid Foams plus Coil spring mattress|
|Comparable Mattresses:||LINENSPA 10 Inch Latex Hybrid Mattress
LUCID 12 Inch Bamboo Charcoal and Aloe Vera Infused Memory Foam Hybrid Mattress
LINENSPA 10 Inch Memory Foam and Innerspring Hybrid Mattress
Comfort & Ergonomics
The comfort level provided by the LINENSPA 12 Inch Gel Memory Foam Hybrid Mattress is insanely soft and ultra-plush. This comfort level is the result of using the three layers in the mattress to add their benefits for enhancing the sleep experience. The comfort provided by the mattress is the result of a combination of factors. First of all, the gel memory foam layer is extremely comfortable on its own as it cradles the body and takes its shape. It allows for a certain level of the sink, which is then aptly compensated for by the transitionary comfort foam layer and the coil springs layer. They offer a certain level of pushback or bounce back, which negates the sinking feeling, and the net result is a perfectly comfortable and enjoyable sleep experience. The mattress allows for a very cool and deep sleep which rejuvenates the sleeper, and he/she wakes up fully energized to face the hectic day ahead.
The gel-memory foam layer enhances the comfort level by providing an airflow which wicks away the sweat and moisture from the body. The dry sleep experience is a great benefit during the hot summer nights and in the winters a well when the body is kept warm and cool. As such, the gel infusion in the memory foam layer is instrumental in creating a comfort enhanced foam layer on top of the mattress. The ergonomics of the mattress are instrumental in molding to the shape of the body in such a way that the body feels cradled but not stuck.
The comfort level in any mattress is also directly linked to the level of support offered by the bottom layer of the mattress. Mattresses usually use high-density support foam in the support layer or a coil spring layer. This mattress is a hybrid mattress as it uses foam layers on the top and the middle layer and the bottom layer is made out of coil springs with high-density support foam added to the edges of this bottom layer. Hybrid mattresses are known for their high level of comfort in combination with a high level of support. The coil springs are made out of steel and are very sturdy and strong. This technology is time-tested and has been employed for along time. The level of support offered by coil springs is very high and the support the head, neck, hips, and shoulders to protect them from sinking into the mattress. The coil springs are also independently wrapped, and this allows them to prevent motion transfer as well. These springs depress when body weight is applied to them. It is noteworthy to mention that in the absence of the gel memory foam and the support foam layers, the coil springs would not have distributed the body weight over the entire surface of the mattress. However, with the top two layers made out of foam, the weight of the body gets evenly distributed throughout the mattress. This feature also enables a lot of comforts and brings the best of both worlds; the comfortable world of memory foam and the supportive world of the coil springs to enhance sleep experience on this mattress.
The addition of high-density support foam to the edges of the 8-inch coil spring layer ensures that dust mites and allergens would not enter the coil spring area of the mattress as in traditional coil spring mattresses which tend to house over a million dust mites in the long run. The support foam being of high density does not permit that, and the mattress stays free of allergens, dust mites, mold, and other organisms. This makes it hypoallergenic as well, and it serves well for people who have skin irritations or allergy issues. These people can have a comfortable sleep experience on this mattress without worrying about getting a stuffed nose or skin rashes when they sleep on it.
Durability and Warranty
The durability of the mattress is dependent on the durability of the three layers present in the mattress. The top layer is a gel memory foam layer, which is very durable, and the addition of gel further enhances the durability of the memory foam. The gel-infusion enables an additional airflow through this layer, which keeps it very sanitary and clean. It gets rid of the processing air which the mattress gets from the time it was processed. This air is driven out by the enabled air circulation due to the gel infusion into the mattress. This increase its durability as the memory foam layer stays clean, cool, and dry. The effect of heat on foam is also disruptive, and it can lead to damage in terms of the memory foam losing its body-conforming features. The cooling effect of the gel-infusion keeps the memory foam layer cool and dry at all times, thus preventing any possible damage due to a build-up of heat.
The transitionary comfort foam layer has got a higher density as compared to the gel-infused memory foam layer. The higher the density, the more durable, is the foam. This high-density layer of comfort foam is sturdy enough to last for a very long time. The bottom layer of the mattress is made out of coil springs as well as support foam at the edges. The support foam is even of higher density as compared to the high-density comfort foam. It is very sturdy, robust, and durable. Therefore, it adds to the durability of the mattress. The bottom layer contains coil springs made out of steel inside the support foam edges. The steel in the coil springs is very durable as it is very sturdy and strong. It is also flexible and does not break. The presence of steel coil springs in this bottom layer of the mattress ensures that this layer is highly durable.
The durability of the mattress depends on the way it is used and maintained as well. When the mattress arrives after delivery in rolled form, it is allowed to regain its shape and off-gas at the same time. It is recommended to place it in an airy room preferably wit the fan on for a few days. This allows the mattress to release its processed air which smells of chemicals, and this process air is replaced by clean room air. Thus, the mattress loses its odor in the first few days. During use, the mattress can only be spot cleaned. It should not be subjected to any bleach or chemicals for cleaning. If there is a large spill on the mattress, one can clean it by pressing it with a piece of cloth to ooze out the liquid. It can then be cleaned with the help of water-based products. Heat should never be applied to the mattress, and therefore, it is not recommended to use heating pads or electric blankets on this mattress. The mattress should be placed on a solid foundation or bed frame only, which do not allow the mattress to sag. The bed frame should properly hold the sides of the mattress or the foundation; otherwise, the resulting wobble or slide might damage it in the long run.
The LINENSPA 12 Inch Gel Memory Foam Hybrid Mattress comes with a 10-year limited warranty. The limited warranty covers defects due to materials and workmanship. It does not cover defects introduced into the mattress due to mishandling during transportation or otherwise. Any cuts, burns, wear and tear, and damage due to spills, etc. are not covered. The warranty starts from the date of purchase, and the original purchase receipt is required to claim the warranty. The long warranty reflects the confidence of the manufacturer in the quality, reliability, and durability of this mattress and serves to highlight its build quality and quality of its contents.
The LINENSPA 12 Inch Gel Memory Foam Hybrid Mattress is a 12-inch thick mattress, and this height needs to be added to the height of the bed frame base or the foundation base on which this mattress is placed. If considered too high, a low bed frame or a low foundation could be used. The mattress is available in all standard sizes which are Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, and California King. The Twin size mattress is 75 x 39 x 12 inches and weighs 56.9 lbs. The Twin XL mattress weighs 60 lbs. And its product dimensions are 80 x 39 x 12 inches. The Full size is 75 x 54 x 12 inches in size and weighs 78 lbs. The Queen size weighs 90.8 lbs. And its dimensions are 80 x 60 x 12 inches. The King size weighs 116 lbs. and its dimensions are
80 x 76 x 12 inches. Finally, California King is 84 x 72 x 12 inches, and its weight is 115 lbs.
Who is it Ideal for?
The LINENSPA 12 Inch Gel Memory Foam Hybrid Mattress is an ultra-plush mattress with a very soft and luxurious feel. It can be used by all types of sleepers regardless of whether they side sleepers, stomach sleepers, or back sleepers. On top of these, it is good for people with allergies and sensitive skin as well. This is because it is hypoallergenic and does not allow dust mites and allergens to live in it. Even the coil spring portion of the mattress has got support foam on the edges so the dust mites cannot find empty spaces to live and thrive in it.
- The gel-infused memory foam layers ensure high breathability.
- It wicks away moisture and regulates temperature.
- The mattress is ultra-plush and very comfortable.
- The mattress is body-conforming and relieves pressure points.
- The mattress prevents motion transfer.
- The mattress has got a transitionary comfort foam layer.
- The mattress has got very durable and supportive coil springs in the bottom layer.
- It has got support foam around the edges of the coil spring layer.
- Some people consider it as too plush.
- Some people complain of the smell, which tends to persist.
The mattress enables a very soft, ultra-plush, luxurious, and cool sleep experience. It takes the shape of the body and relieves pressure points. It wicks away moisture and creates a cool and dry microenvironment on the mattress for perfectly deep rest. It regulates temperature and prevents motion transfer between sleep partners. It has got all the qualities of a memory foam mattress along with coolness of the gel infusion and boasts a high level of coil spring-based support.