Gel foam mats have some similarities to memory foam mats, but there are also differences. These differences are not significant but should be considered when making a decision to choose the ideal sleeping place.
Similarities between Gel Foam and Memory Foam: Both mats provide a soft sinking sensation for the dog, and the foam perfectly contours to the body. The spine is supported, pressure points are minimized, contributing to muscle relief and a relaxed and restful sleep.
However, there are small but important differences between gel foam and memory foam: The significant difference lies in their thermoelastic properties. Memory foam mats depend on temperature for their adaptation – meaning they are firmer/harder at cooler temperatures and adjust with body heat. Therefore, the mat needs to reheat and readjust with every movement.
Gel foam mats, on the other hand, are always flexible and provide adaptation under pressure, regardless of temperature. Gel foam is temperature-neutral and maintains high adaptability and slightly faster resilience than memory foam even at cooler room temperatures, such as in a bedroom.
Which dogs are gel foam particularly suitable for? Gel foam mats are better suited for dogs that sleep restlessly, frequently change positions, or switch places compared to memory foam mats. For dogs that prefer a cooler sleeping surface, gel foam is more suitable than memory foam, as memory foam tends to be warmer. If your dog suffers from dust mite allergies, a gel foam mat is also the best choice because these mats are resistant to house dust mites, making them perfect for allergic dogs. Of course, gel foam mats are ideal for preventing or alleviating existing conditions such as arthritis, tension, back pain, joint problems, herniated discs, or rheumatism. They are also recommended after surgeries and for dogs that need to lie down for extended periods and may not be able to change positions independently. In general, gel foam is very suitable for older or overweight dogs.
Gel Foam in Dog Beds: Gel foam toppers are becoming increasingly popular in the human sleep industry. Our gel foam mat is produced in Germany and has a memory function. It is certified according to Oeko-Tex Standard 100 and is usually used in the human sector.
Gel foam combines the advantages of memory foam and cold foam. It is highly elastic, breathable, and perfectly contours to the body, providing the highest possible support and pressure relief. Our gel foam mats are made of premium-class, long-lasting foam with a high density and are excellent for allergy sufferers.
Advantages of Gel Foam Mats: Gel foam adapts to body pressure and is not firm like a memory foam surface that adjusts based on body heat. Therefore, it offers the highest level of adaptability to the body. Pressure-sensitive areas are precisely relieved, contributing to pain relief. Prevention of arthritis, joint problems, or rheumatism. Recommended after surgeries. Very suitable for older or overweight dogs. Gel foam mats are lightweight and flexible, making them perfect for use as dog sleeping places.