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A Quick Guide to the Finding the Best Mattress for Hot Sleepers


Woman in sleepwear sits on top of bed unable to sleep due to being too hot

It's normal to experience variations in your body temperature while you sleep, and sometimes this can lead to sweating, it’s incredibly disruptive to your health if this happens too often. As the summer months come closer, sleeping cooler is important. If you have a tendency to get warm at night, the summer months can make it feel impossible to keep cool. Thankfully, there is something you can do about it. No, you don’t have to let your electric bill go through the roof to adjust the air conditioner down far enough to relieve your suffering. You simply need to look into buying a new mattress!

What Types of Mattresses Sleep Cooler Than Others?

As briefly stated above and in our dedicated article on mattress options for hot sleepers, temperature fluctuations at night are completely normal and a part of your body’s circadian rhythm. These changes help to control your sleep/wake cycle. Your body’s core temperature drops in the evening to get ready for sleep which helps you to feel tired. The problem arises when you begin to warm up well before it’s actually time to wake up in the morning. When this happens it can be particularly unpleasant, leading to interrupted sleep and uncomfortable night sweats.

What’s the solution? For many, the answer is to find one of the mattresses that keep you cool and sleep on that. At City Mattress, we have many mattress options that fit this criteria! This includes mattresses with special technology and materials designed especially for this. 

What Mattresses to Avoid if You Sleep Hot

If some mattresses are great for those who sleep hot, some others are not ideal. This just makes sense! So, which mattresses should be avoided? Some mattresses are more firm and some are very soft. Just the same, some feel hotter as you lie on it all night long. This happens more commonly with memory foam mattresses. That is because these retain more body heat than other materials, causing some sleepers to become uncomfortably warm during the night.

One of the reasons many people enjoy memory foam mattresses is because they cradle the body and relieve pressure points. In order for the memory foam to do this, it has to be relatively dense. That means that memory foam has less airflow than other materials. The denser a memory foam mattress is, the more heat it will trap. This rise in temperature can decrease your quality of sleep and leave you feeling poorly rested when morning comes if it leads to waking up frequently and tossing and turning.

Our Options for the Best Mattress for Hot Sleepers

If anything is stopping you from getting the good night of sleep you need to stay healthy and happy, it’s time to put a stop to it. These mattresses are a great place to begin your search for a better option:

Tempur-Pedic Breeze Mattresses

Tempur-Pedic doesn’t make just one mattress but actually an entire collection designed specifically to combat this problem! The Tempur-Pedic Luxe Breeze Firm mattress keeps you up to eight degrees cooler throughout the night with a firm comfort. Maximum airflow is provided from the Tempur CM Comfort layer. The support layer has Ventilated Tempur-APR – Advanced pressure relief, a new breakthrough technology. The SmartClimate Max Dual Cover System is easily removable and washable. All of this fabric technology enables you to sleep cooler, no matter what the temperature is outside. If you don’t want a firm mattress, you have two other Tempur-Pedic Breeze options. The Tempur-Pedic Luxe Breeze Soft offers you the same cooling technology mentioned above, with a softer feel to it. It’s perfect for those who want to settle into a super cushiony mattress without getting overheated. There is also the Tempur-Pedic Pro Breeze Medium.

PranaSleep Mattresses

Tempur-Pedic isn’t the only brand working hard to keep you cool at night! Another great option when looking for the best mattress for hot sleepers is the PranaSleep flagship collection. PranaSleep Collection mattresses allow you to get a profoundly deep sleep with the help of a natural thermostat. This includes the Outlast Smart Fabric. The unique phase changing Outlast Smart Fabric seamlessly absorbs excess body heat and releases it back as needed. This unique fabric was originally developed by NASA and is proven to help facilitate the body’s cooling process, enabling Deep Sleep. As well, these cooling mattresses also have an UltraQuilt Layer. This quilted top layer provides a breathable, cushioning layer between you and the latex that makes your mattress so supportive and comfortable. Woven with the latest space-age technology, NASA-developed Outlast microcapsules are applied to threads coupled with high-density foams to create a phase-changing material that regulates the body’s temperature. Thanks to this innovation and design, it’s easy to see why we consider this to be one of the best mattresses to stay cool.

Are you ready to say goodbye to the summer heat ruining your night? Even one sleepless night isn’t something to ignore. If you are looking for the best mattress for hot weather or to combat a hormone problem, we have many options for you. We encourage you to visit your nearest City Mattress store to try one, or several, out for yourself. You can experience healthier sleep and a happier morning through finding the best mattress for hot sleepers.