Have you ever wondered 'which is the best mattress for keeping cool' in those hot summer months? Well, we have selected a few of the best picks from our large range of mattresses for just that purpose! These mattresses are all designed with not only comfort and support in mind but also the ability to remain at a cool temperature throughout the night.
Why is temperature important?
If the body is too warm during the night, it cannot settle into a normal sleep pattern and you'll wake several times in order to try and cool down. This is common in the warmer months and can cause severe sleep deficiency and cause unusual sleeping patterns to emerge. There's nothing worse than struggling to sleep in the night, and so we've carefully picked the best mattresses to ensure the temperature is not a factor.
Choosing a Cool Mattress
There's a good selection of cool mattresses, and the list is growing all the time. There are pocket sprung options, mattresses with latex, gel and fibre fillings. The choice of mattresses is not just limited to filling type either. There are choices of soft, medium and firmer / orthopaedic support as well as prices to suit all budgets.
What about the Winter?
These mattresses are perfect for the summer, but you may think they'll be too cold in the winter. Not at all! These mattresses are designed to maintain the ideal sleep environment, which is around 38deg C, so whether it means retaining heat if you're too cold, or drawing excess heat away from you in the warmer nights, this range of mattresses are specifically designed to achieve that ideal temperature.
What else can be done?
Other things we'd recommend would be using natural materials in any bed linen you may have, try and keep away from man-made fibres as they are not particularly good at keeping your temperature down. Fabrics made from smart materials may be a good option (Tencel, Coolmax and so on) as they're engineered to draw away excess heat and moisture. Most of these fabrics are used in sports clothing, so if you have a gym sweater that you know works for you, have a look at the label and see whether the smart fabric is listed, then look for sheets or duvet covers made from the same thing!
Also - consider your pillow. The same principles apply to pillows as they do the mattress, so aim for natural materials (which includes Latex).