Serta 12-Inch Gel-Memory Foam Mattress Review – Queen, Off-Off-white

Serta is one of America’s leading mattress manufacturers and boasts of an 88-year-old history in the industry. Founded in the year 1931 as Sleeper, Inc., it has grown to become one of the largest brands in the USA.

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The company specializes in mattresses and offers various types of mattresses. These include the traditional innerspring mattress, gel-infused memory foam mattress, futon mattress, hybrid mattress, a combination of both, and an exclusive Talalay latex collection.

Serta mattresses are very popular with the hospitality industry and many of the iconic names in this industry prefer Serta products, for its comfort, durability, and pricing.

All Serta products are designed for comfort and their exclusive brands like iComfort, Comfort®Sleeper System, and the iconic Perfect Sleeper® are well received in the industry. Today, Serta ranks as the #1 mattress manufacturers in the United States and is also among the leading brands worldwide. The company manufactures mattresses that are priced most competitively and are of top quality.

As a competitor to Serta Mattress, Ashley Furniture has also shown phenomenal growth, read our latest Ashley Furniture mattress review.

Material And Design

Serta 12-Inch Gel-Memory Foam Mattress Queen

The Serta 12-inch queen gel memory foam mattress is a premium product from Serta. These mattresses come in boxes and are shipped directly to the customers. The disadvantage here is that you will not be able to see the product before you make your purchase and, therefore, it is difficult to determine whether you have made the right choice or not. This guide will help you to take a proper decision on whether this product is suitable for you or not.

The Gel Memory Foam which was first introduced by NASA in the 1960s has now found wide usage in various industries including in the mattress industry. The usage of Gel Memory Foam can regulate the temperature and provide greater comfort to the sleeper. By taking the shape of the body contours it reduces the pressure points and thus enables comfortable sleep. The medium firmness of the mattress gives great comfort.

serta 12 inch mattress have 3 layers

The Serta 12″ Gel meory foam mattress is constructed of 3 layers. The top layer is made of 2½ inches Gel memory foam filled with gel beads for additional support and comfort. Below this is another 2½ inch layer made of convoluted foam for softness, springiness and proper air circulation. This convoluted foam layer is made of alternating peaks and craters and gives room for plenty of air space under the top memory foam layer. This keeps the product fresh and prevents an uncomfortable build-up of heat. The 7-inch high-density foam base provides strong support and gives the desired firmness and stability to the mattress. The outer ultra cooling cover helps to maintain the temperature and enhances the comfort level. This product is CertiPUR-US certified and meets the guidelines for the quality of materials, emission standards, and durability.

Mattress sizes

The Serta 12-inch Gel Memory Foam mattresses are available in sizes Twin, Twin XL, Queen, King, and California King. However, not all the sizes are readily available in stock with the major suppliers.

Twin Mattress

The product size is 73″ x 39″ x 12″ and weighs 44 pounds. This is suitable for slightly bigger children and can fit into small rooms. Keep read our best cheap twin size mattress guide.

Twin XL Mattress

This is suitable for adolescents or single adults. Its dimensions are 80″ x 39″ x 12″ and it weighs 46 pounds. Read our complete reviews about the best twin xl memory foam mattresses.

Queen Mattress

This mattress has a dimension of 80″ x 60″ x 12″, and weighs 71 pounds. This Queen sized mattress is suitable for 2 adults. You are advised to confirm the size of your bedroom before purchasing this mattress as this requires a fairly larger room.

King Mattress

This mattress can accommodate 2 adults very comfortably. The mattress weighs 111 pounds and has a dimension of 80″ x 76″ x 12″ and requires a large size bedroom. Make sure of your room size before making the purchase.

California King Mattress

Weighing about 115 pounds, this mattress has a dimension of 84″ x 72″ x 12″ and requires a fairly large room, so make sure that your room can accommodate this mattress before you make your purchase. This mattress is suitable for a family of 2 adults and 2 children.

Mattress Thickness

The Serta Gel Memory Foam, Off-Off-White models, mainly come in two thicknesses, 10″ and 12″. The construction, as mentioned earlier is of 3 layers, a top layer of gel memory foam, a convoluted foam middle layer and a high-density layer at the bottom for support and stability. Also read our complete guide about the best 12-inch memory foam mattresses.

Price And Affordability

The Serta Gel Memory Foam Mattress is priced at around $5-9**. For the quality and durability this product offers, it is a safe buy. Brands like Nectar and Revive are priced at almost the same rates and, therefore the pricing appears to be highly competitive and in line with similar products in the market. However, there are other brands like Avenco and Sweetnight, whose products are in the price range of $3-5**. The quality of materials used will have to be verified before you make your purchase. Serta has the reputation of manufacturing top quality mattresses for the past 88 years and does not compromise on quality.

For A Comfortable And Refreshing Sleep

Comfortable And Refreshing Sleep

With the Serta 12-inch Gel Memory Foam Mattress, you can experience a comfortable and refreshing sleep all through the night. This has been made possible by the materials that have gone into making this product. The top layer of Gel memory foam gives the refreshing softness and with its ability to adhere to the body contours, it can drastically reduce pressure points along the body.

This mattress does not warm up when you are lying on it. Any material held close to the body tends to accumulate heat from the body. This is the case with Serta 12 inch Gel Memory Foam mattresses also when you are lying on it. However, the excellent air circulation provided by the middle convoluted layer dissipates the heat and gives the sleeper a pleasant and cozy warmth. During summer, the mattress maintains a slightly cooler temperature due to the additional cooling effect of the gel beads embedded in the top layer. This is a mattress on which you can be assured of comfort and proper body support and overall it gives a highly refreshing sleep experience.

Sleeping Healthy With Serta Mattress!

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The recommended hours of sleep for a normal human being are between 6 to 8 hours of undisturbed sleep. If the sleep has to be undisturbed, you should have a comfortable mattress that is less noisy, allows for less tossing and turning, and does not allow the build-up of heat. All these three factors are taken care of by the mattress. You can be assured of an undisturbed sleep all through this night.

If you are sharing the bed with your partner, there is another problem. When one person moves in his or her sleep, normally there will be a displacement on the other side of the bed. This would naturally disturb the other sleeper. The Serta gel memory foam mattress is made for zero disturbance, which means that it can eliminate motion transfer when a person moves, thereby promoting deeper and more restful sleep.

Sleep Positions and the Choice of Mattresses

Sleeping positions can be grouped into three categories, side sleeping, stomach sleeping, and back sleeping. Each sleep position is linked to a specific personality type, and, therefore, these individual preferences should also be considered when choosing a mattress.

Side Sleeping

Side sleeping can be of two types, fetal and log. Those who sleep on their sides with their arms and legs bent and curled towards their bodies are in the fetal position. Prolonged sleeping in this position can cause back problems. This can be prevented if you use a good mattress that gives comfortable support to the entire body especially to those areas which are prone to generate pressure, like the shoulders, hip, and knees.

In the log position, the arms and legs are held straight. In this position also the shoulders and hips come under pressure. The Serta 12″ gel memory foam mattress provides adequate support to the shoulders, hips, and knees. As it adheres closely to the body contours, it can reduce the pressure build-up in these areas.

Back Sleeping

Back sleeping is supposed to be the best sleeping position. In this position, you need good support for your spine as a lot of pressure is created in the lumbar area of the spine. People who sleep in this position require a top comfort layer which is not too thick. The Serta 12″ Gel Memory Mattress is ideal for such sleepers, as it provides adequate support to the spine and reduces the pressure build-up.

Stomach Sleeping

This is not a position that is recommended for sleeping as it has a direct effect on your breathing and puts a lot of strain on your neck. However, some people find the position comfortable in spite of its disadvantages. Prolonged stomach sleeping could cause back pain.

These sleepers generally require firm, thin top comfort layers. A too soft upper layer would not be able to support the stomach area and would overextend the lumbar area causing pain in that area. The Serta 12″ Gel Memory Foam Mattress is not suitable for these sleepers as its top foam layer is 2½ inches thick. These people would have to look for a mattress that has a top comfort layer about 1″ thick.

Combination Sleeping

A majority of people are combination sleepers. They take different positions during sleep and therefore, finding a suitable mattress that caters to these positions is not easy. For example, a side sleeper requires a 3″ upper foam layer, whereas, a stomach sleeper requires a 1″ foam upper layer. This problem can be overcome if there is a good quality middle layer that provides the required support in different sleep positions. The Serta 12″ Gel Memory Mattress may be a good choice as its 2½ inch convoluted mid-layer will be able to not only keep the mattress cooler but would also enhance the support for the body in different positions.

Pain Management

Sleeping on a mattress which is either too firm or too soft brings with it problems related to the joint and back. The shoulders, hips, and back are vulnerable to badly manufactured mattresses made with poor quality materials. Prolonged sleeping on an uncomfortable mattress produces symptoms of back pain and joint pains. The ideal mattress should give adequate support to the spine, neck, and back. The Serta 12″ Gel Memory Mattress with its 3 layered construction eliminates the problem by providing support to the spine and back and relieving the pressure points in the shoulder hip and knees. They are beneficial for people suffering from arthritis or joint pains as they help to reduce the build-up of pressure.

Durability & Warranty

serta 12 inch gel memory foam mattress is made in USA 20-Year Warranty

The Serta Gel Memory Mattress comes with a warranty that ranges from 10 years to 20 years. This would depend on the model. The warranty is subject to conditions as provided in the terms and conditions.


All Serta mattresses using Gel Memory Foam are CertiPUR-US certified for the materials used, emissions, and for their durability. This certificate eliminates the problem of “Off-Gassing” or the emission of odor from the product. However, reviews have indicated that it does give out an odor while opening and this lasts for some time.

serta mattress ships in a box

The package is delivered in a very heavy box and it is advisable that this is opened near the location where you want to place it, as it is very heavy. Once the highly compressed mattress is opened and unrolled, it expands and reaches full size in about 72 hours. You can sleep on the mattress during this intervening period, but it could be a little harder and firm during this time till it expands to full size.

The Serta Gel Memory Foam Mattress is an excellent piece of furniture accessory to adorn your bedroom. You can enjoy undisturbed sleep and wake up fresh without the usual niggles associated with waking.

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