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The Best Cooling Mattress for a Hot Sleeper


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Serious sleep disruptions, like waking up too often because you’re hot, can interfere with your body getting the rest you need. For many people, getting too warm at night isn’t because it’s hot outside or even because your air conditioning unit is left up too high. The reason you’re getting overheated at night is because of the bed you are sleeping on!

Why do Some Mattresses “Sleep Hot?”

If you’ve ever slept in someone’s guest room or at a hotel, you’ve probably already realized that mattresses feel different and unique from one another. 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. It doesn’t necessarily need to be this way, though. There are mattresses for hot sleepers that will keep you cool and comfortable!

The Best Ways to Sleep Cool

City Mattress carries several options considered to be the best mattress for hot sleepers. These temperature-controlled mattresses are exactly what you’re looking for if you’re a hot sleeper. The Tempur-Pedic brand is well known for this ability so it’s a fantastic place to begin your search for a mattress that keeps you cool. A Tempur-Pedic LuxeBreeze mattress keeps you up to eight degrees cooler throughout the night! 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 has a zippered, removable and washable cover that is double cool to the touch. This mattress has four levels of Breeze Technology enabling you to sleep cooler and spend time in Deep Sleep, no matter what the temperature is outside. This is the dream of anyone who is a hot sleeper!

Another recommended option when looking for the best mattress for cool sleeping is a mattress in 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. Originally developed by NASA, this unique fabric helps to 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.

Look into Other Cooling Bedding Essentials

The best bedding for hot sleepers goes well beyond buying a new cooling mattress. You can also look into a cooling pillow and a chilling pad. The Tempur-Pedic Adapt Pro Cooling Pillow was specially engineered to quickly move heat away from the body. The TMI Remarkable Ice Silk Pillow is a memory foam pillow that was designed to dissipate heat away from the pillow, keeping your head cool throughout the night.

There are even certain sheets that will keep you cooler than others. Ideal bedding for hot sleepers includes something very breathable, like high-quality bamboo sheets. Not only does bamboo keep you cooler all night, it's also moisture-wicking. If you do sweat, your sheets will pull the moisture away from your body and dry it really quickly.

If anything is stopping you from getting the good night of sleep you need to stay healthy and happy, visit your nearest City Mattress location or shop online and get help learning about the cooling mattress and bedding products you need to solve the problem. When you’ve created the best bed for hot sleepers in your bedroom, you’ll sleep peacefully each night and wake up refreshed each morning.