There are a lot of reasons why you may be a “hot” sleeper: from menopause, to illness, to body temperature regulation issues, overheating at night is not uncommon among adults. No matter why you feel hot while sleeping, a cooling mattress just may be the solution to your nighttime woes. First, you should know what to avoid when shopping for a mattress. Pillow top mattresses or foam topped mattresses are both notoriously known for causing people to overheat, mainly because of their thickly padded upper portions.
When you lie down at night to sleep, these types of mattresses hold in heat from your body and may start to feel like heating pads while you’re sleeping. Instead, shop for more traditional mattresses without the fancy pads and pillow tops. While these may seem like they’re targeted toward people who prefer firm mattresses, you can also find less firm varieties — just look for types without the thick, cushioned pillow top.
Mattresses stuffed with traditional stuffing instead of heavy foam will allow your skin to breathe much easier. If you do opt for a foam type mattress, try latex rather than memory foam since it feels and stays cooler than foam. Once you choose the perfect mattress to regulate your body temperature and help you avoid night sweats, you may also want to invest in a cooling mattress pad designed specifically to wick away heat and moisture from the body. Cooling mattress pads from Cool-jams™ are specially made with our Outlast fabric, which draws away heat from the skin and leave you feeling cool and comfortable. They also wick away moisture, which leaves you feeling dry no matter how severe your night sweats. If you need some extra protection, add one of our cooling mattress protectors to stop sweat and protect your new mattress.