We want to answer some of the common questions people might have about the Classic Brands Ventilated Gel Mattress. We do still recommend you check out what others say about the mattress in reviews here.
What makes this mattress sleep cool? The thing with these mattresses that say they sleep cool is that they have better airflow than others.
For example, the foam will either have holes in them or design to be more breathable.
But if you’re constantly sleeping hot you might want to talk to your doctor first if this is a huge issue for you. Another factor is that it might not be your mattress at all and could be bed frame or the room. I have a guide to help you sleep cooler here if your new mattress is not doing it for you.
If you do sleep warm, then the Classic Brands Cool Gel Ventilated Gel Memory Foam 8-Inch Mattress will be a move in the right direction for you. The cooling gel memory foam does work along with all the holes; Classic Brands has done a good job on this cooling of this mattress.
You don’t need a box spring with this memory foam mattress. In fact, I would advise you not to get a platform bed frame instead.
I often find that the problems people have with there old mattresses was not the mattress itself but the foundation. When you get a new mattress, it would be wise to get a new bed frame and I know that sounds crazy to some, but it does make sense since the prices of bed frames have gone down in price along with mattresses.
I tell people to get a new bed frame when you get a new mattress because it’s like getting a new house and putting it on a worn out foundation – you would not do that. If the foundation is worn out then the house won’t sit right, and this could make you think the house is terrible, but it really is the foundation.
I recommend getting a mattress protector with any new mattress. Mattress protectors can help keep stains away and keep your new mattress looking like new for longer.
I have a great post where I do a real-world spill test on a mattress protector here to show you how effective a mattress protector can be.
You will find that many mattress warranties will not cover a mattress claim if they find a stain, so its wise to get a mattress protector.
This mattress will come ship compressed in a box to make shipping easier and easier to get in your home.
Any memory foam mattress you get online will come compressed in a box and will need to be allowed to expand for about 48 hours. Some mattresses will come up faster, and others will take longer.
I know 48 hours sounds like a lot of time to wait for your new mattress, but it’s better to give up 2 days so you can get years of use out of your mattress. To learn more about this waiting for the mattress to inflate I have a post on it here.
Does it Smell?
The smell problem is not much of a problem in today’s mattresses. The older generations of memory foam mattresses did have a noticeable smell, but with stricter rules and better production, the smell issue is not a big one anymore.
But I’ve noticed that some people are more sensitive to smell then others and if that is you then make sure to let the mattress air out for the full 48 hours or even 72 hours. Placing a mattress protector or encasement on the memory foam mattress will also help with the smell too, and you should have one anyways to protect the mattress.
When it comes memory foam mattress its a different feel to spring mattresses. The feel will be more of a medium-plush feel to it and the nature of memory foam mattress it cradles to your body better than spring mattresses.
I have seen people take to memory foam like a fish to water. I’ve also seen some people take it like a fish to land. It could be odd at first if you spent all your life on a springy mattress. The way you get out of mattress will be different as the spring you bounce out and memory foam mattress you roll out. Not a huge issue as most people get it in a few days.
But another thing with any mattress is that you need to break it in like you would shoes. You must sleep on it for a few days for it to get it used to your body just like you would with wearing shoes. This is why the mattresses at the retail stores feel so good; they had many people lay on them.
Adjustable Bed Frame?
Yes, this mattress will work fine on an adjustable bed frame.
Platform Bed Frame?
Yes, this mattress will be great on a platform bed frame. I recommend you look at metal bed frames as they’re sturdy and very supportive.
Put It On The Floor?
Yes, you can put it on the floor but don’t do it. The floor can trap mold and worse of all it’s easier for bugs to get to you.
With the price of bed frames, it’s not as bad as many people think. I recommend checking out something like in this review we did here.
The classic saying is that 8 to 10-inch mattresses are good for back sleepers and 10 to 12 inch is good for side sleepers.
But not everyone is the same, but if you need a general rule, then this will work.
Do You Flip It?
No, with most memory foam mattresses you don’t flip them. You can rotate them if you want but memory foam mattress is different then spring mattresses.
Good For The Kids?
For sure! This Classic Brands Cool Gel Ventilated Gel Memory Foam 8-Inch Mattress will work well for kids or anyone.