It's not uncommon for adults to struggle with temperature control issues throughout the night, often leaving you tossing and turning all night and waking up feeling far too hot. If you suffer from night sweats, overheating or even hot flashes during the night, your mattress may be to blame.
Plush, pillow top mattresses and extra mattress toppers are very popular nowadays, but these incredibly thick bases often leave people feeling far too hot during the night. Before you go out and replace your comfortable (and often quite expensive) mattress, however, you may want to try out some simple hot mattress sleep solutions.
Know what to look for before you buy. If you're currently in the process of buying a new mattress, it's important to know what to look for to avoid these types of temperature issues. Memory foam and pillow top mattresses often result in the most complaints about overheating, because the sleeper tends to sink down into the mattress, creating a lack of air flow and trapping heat between the person's body and the mattress itself. While the mattress conforming to the curves of your body may seem like a positive thing, if you tend to overheat during the night, you may want to opt for a more traditional type of mattress that you won't sink into quite as much.
Replace your mattress topper. If you already own a mattress like this, simply adding a cooling mattress topper may be a great way to meet in the middle; it will grant you the plush comfort of a soft mattress, but also regulate your body temperature. Cool-jams™ carries a variety of cooling mattress covers that create a barrier between your body and the mattress itself, wicking away moisture and absorbing excess body heat. Because these are made of our proprietary Outlast technology, they're designed especially to manage these types of temperature control issues.
Add a cooling sheet set. Likewise, adding a cooling sheet set will also aid in cooling down your temperature when in your bed. Cool-jams™ sheet sets are made of naturally cool materials like bamboo fibers to help wick away moisture and prevent your body temperature from rising. Many of our sheet sets are also made of our unique Outlast technology that absorbs your body heat when you get too hot, then releases it back into your skin once you start to cool down throughout the night.
Change the temperature in your bedroom. If you still feel too hot on your current mattress, you may want to rethink your nightly sleeping temperature. Many people have a preferred temperature that they keep their house at during the day, but they don't realize that that temperature should decrease at night in order to promote better sleep. Scientists agree that humans need to sleep at a cooler temperature than they operate at during the daytime, so try lowering your thermostat two or three degrees before climbing into bed each night.
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