The warm days and warm nights are fast approaching, and even though it was technically British summertime at the beginning of April, we’re starting to see some real sunshine. With the excitement of the sun making it’s appearance, the only downside to the warm temperatures is those who still feel hot when it times to get some sleep.
We understand that trying to sleep when it’s too hot, or too cold, is extremely difficult and it disturbs your overall sleeping pattern. Constantly sweating, tossing and turning, and becoming irritable because the window that you’ve opened isn’t contributing whatsoever is not something you should or want to experience. With innovative designs and technology in the world of mattresses, they can save you restless nights and instead, provide you with a workable solution when it comes to sleep, and the heat.
There are many contributing factors when a person is unable to sleep, and although the main reason is the heat, there are others too that certainly do not help! The bedding, mattress breathability and heat retaining properties have a huge impact on how hot you feel when you’re in bed.
What To Look For In a Cooling Mattress?
How To Choose The Best Cooling Mattress?
This is all down to personal preference and personal factors. It varies greatly for each of us when it comes to feeling too hot or feeling too cold even in the summer season. One thing to consider and remember, is that we never have the same body temperature. This fluctuates throughout the day and especially at night. If you’re too hot at 11PM, you could wake up at 9AM and feel cold.
When choosing a cooling mattress, you also have to consider that each has different materials and properties. We’ll go through these briefly below.
Memory Foam – This type of mattress has become exceedingly popular in recent years, providing comfort and support to those who need it most. The foam responds to the persons body heat, so it shapes itself to the contours of the body. This enables a more personalised, comfortable sleeping surface. Thanks to intelligent and innovative manufacturers, they have introduced foams which contain open cell structures. This essentially allows air to flow through with more freedom. This results in less heat being retained inside the mattress.
Gel Foam – Mattresses that feature a gel foam are able to absorb large amounts of heat. They contain all of the benefits and advantages of a memory foam mattress, but with less heat retention. These type of mattresses are just as popular, if not more popular, than memory foam mattresses due to their comfort and breathability. They are cooler to sleep on due to their air circulation and they spring back much quicker after pressure is removed.
Latex Foam – Latex is a plant based foam, which is a naturally occurring material that is able to regulate temperature organically. This means it doesn’t need any other materials or aids to help keep the mattress cool. Latex mattresses respond to your body shape and weight which means it’s less likely to hold on to your body heat throughout the night.
Why Consider a Cooling Mattress?
- Sleep better in warmer climates
- Reduce back pain when sleeping
- Extra comfort, less money
- Latest innovative designs
- Enhanced durability
Best Mattresses for Cool Sleeping
We’ve chosen a few bestselling cooling mattresses to ensure you stay cool this summer. And to make sure you take care of your new mattress and other bed furniture, we have the ultimate care guide for that, too!
Sleepeezee Cooler Supreme
The Sleepeezee Cooler Supreme mattress might just be one of our favourites amongst the cool mattress range. It features a staycool gel, cooling cover fabric, 1800 pocket springs and smart fibre fillings to give you ultimate comfort and a restful, cool night's sleep.
Sleepeezee Cool Sensations 1400 Mattress
Introducing the Sleepeezee Cool Sensations 1400 mattress - an amazing addition to our collection. This cooling mattress features a deep layer of memory foam, so you can experience additional comfort for your body, 1400 pocket springs and a 5 year guarantee. This temperature responsive mattress is an effective cooling mattress at an affordable price.
Sealy ActivSleep Geltex 2800 Eurotop Mattress
The Sealy Activsleep Geltext mattress features an impressive Geltex layer which is what ultimately helps you keep cool while you sleep. With strong breathability and comfort, Sealy continue to go above and beyond in new approaches and new designs to aid good, quality sleep.