There are many reasons that can interrupt your beauty sleep at night, one of them were sweating. Most people aren’t aware that the recommended room temperature for your bedroom is 65 and 72 degrees. You may set the room temperature low but your body temperature could be high. This heat penetrates into the mattress and you find yourself waking up in the middle of the night drenched in sweat.
The best thing is the mattress industry has designed mattresses that enhance air circulation which assists in regulating your body temperature. There are a number of things you need to look for in a cooling mattress before you decide if it’s the right one. You can check them out on the company website.
- If you like memory foam mattresses, you need to find out if there is any unique technology used during production because memory foams aren’t known for their heat dispersion properties.
- If the cooling system in the mattress is placed nearer the sleeper.
- The use of copper, a good heat conductor, placed in some of the covers to help disperse heat more effectively.
Common heat transfer materials
Latex foams are durable, organic, hypoallergenic, and naturally breathable. It doesn’t conduct heat so regardless of the room temperatures you will not feel any changes in the bed. Latex contains small holes that are good for aeration which makes it a good natural product with cooling properties. This is one of the best mattresses for hot sleepers.
Coil or springs
In traditional innerspring and hybrid mattresses, coils are the main support. Coils or springs are individually wrapped or combined to provide the support layer, space for air to circulate around them, and regulate temperatures. The larger the coils or springs the cooler the temperatures.
Gel is said to have a cooling effect which is why many mattresses and pillows are infused to the foam. The gel absorbs the heat from your body and doesn’t radiate it back. If the foam is infused with large amounts of gel it will absorb more heat leaving the mattress cooler. Some gel types work better than others. You have to note that there is a limit to how much heat the gel can store, so when it reaches its capacity the bed will start heating up.
Traditional memory foams trap a lot of heat. Memory foam contour to your body in response to your body heat so when heat is applied to the foam it reacts by hugging you which traps the heat. However, some memory foams include technologies like graphite or copper infused to make them excellent cooling memory foam mattresses.
Polyfoam is between latex and memory foam when it comes to its cooling effect. It has an open cell structure that helps air to circulate and the density of the poly foam can alter its capacity to regulate heat.
This is an 11-inch latex hybrid mattress that has 3 layers, the polyfoam support core, the comfort layer of gel-infused memory foam, and the perforated synthetic Dunlop latex for the top comfort layer and a polyester woven cover. It has a single firmness of 6.5. The Dunlop latex provides a bounce to the mattress while promoting air circulation leaving your body cool. Below the latex is a memory foam infused with a cooling gel that absorbs the heat. This makes sure that the mattress doesn’t retain heat so that you have a comfortable sweat-free night. The high-density support foam at the base makes sure you don’t sink and the viscose-polyester fabric on the cover keeps moisture away. This mattress can be too firm for side sleepers.
Leesa mattresses have a cove made of polyester and lycra that doesn’t retain heat and keep away moisture from your body keeping cool and dry in bed. The mattress has a 2-inch layer of perforated Avena polyurethane foam that helps air to circulate and prevents the mattress surface to retain heat. The mattress has a medium firmness and the top layer of Avena foam provides bounce and also prevents your body from sagging and overheating. The Avena foam is more durable than latex and prolongs the life of the mattress. The cover has a seamless four-stripe design that makes the mattress beautiful. The mattress offers adequate edge support which makes it easier to get out of bed or sit at the edge.
The helix mattress is customized to suit the needs of the customer based on the sleep quiz. Helix has many firmness levels from the soft level to the very firm level. Each mattress has four layers that include the 4-inch support foam layer, 2-inch transition foam layer, 2-inch pocketed coil layer and the 2-inch comfort layer of dynamic foam. This is all wrapped by a unique polyester cover. The dynamic foam has a latex memory foam feel and the density of the foam layers makes it easier for air to circulate letting you have a cool night. The helix mattress has a 100-night sleep trial with a money back guarantee after 30 days. Hot sleepers can customize their mattress so that it has the right firmness and breathability you need.
This is an all latex bed that has 4 layers which comprise of a latex support core and two layers of latex comfort layer which is encased with a thin layer of New Zealand wool. The aerated American Talalay latex and the New Zealand wool and cotton in the cover make up the materials used to design this mattress. The latex helps the mattress to breathe and makes it durable and the organic cotton and wool in the cover adds to the breathability keeping you cool. The latex makes the mattress heavy but provides superior support with an extended lifespan.
Time to go shopping for a cool mattress
Nobody likes their sleep being cut short because you’re drenching in sweat. A cooling mattress will solve this problem by keeping you cool at night and also providing adequate support while relieving pressure on your body.