Did you know that you can regulate your sleeping temperature just by selecting the right mattress? While Oregon is praised for its relatively mild summer weather, July and August temps are creeping into the mid-90’s, making a good night’s sleep particularly elusive for people who tend to “sleep hot.”
When shopping for a new mattress, most folks tend to focus on comfort and support. After these two vital factors, material and heat retention are undoubtedly the most important aspects to ask about. Since memory foam, latex and traditional spring bed materials perform differently in the context of temperature regulation, there are many variables to consider when choosing the best mattresses for sleeping hot.
Here at Mattress World Northwest, our Sleep Specialists hear all kinds of customer complaints about their old mattresses, but none more so than the problem of sleeping hot. This can lead to excessive sweating, tossing and turning and an inability to enjoy the health restoring benefits of REM sleep.
In truth, every brand and type of mattress retains some degree of heat, from your $500 model to your $3,000 luxury mattress. But some materials do promote air circulation better than others, especially the newer hybrid beds featuring memory foam infused with a cooling gel. But with so many options available, how do you choose the right sleep set up for you and your mate?
Here’s a breakdown of mattress materials that can help you sleep cooler through the night:
The bottom line is that you spend one-third of your life in bed, so why not invest smart and choose a mattress that is not only comfortable, but actually promotes a good night’s sleep. If you’re not ready to plunk down some cash on a new mattress that sleeps cool, you may consider purchasing a “cooling mattress pad,” some of which use water to lower the temperature of your sleeping surface.
If you’re sleeping hot and are in the market for a new mattress, we hope you’ll stop by one of our eleven Oregon outlets, where our helpful Sleep Specialists are happy to explain which options are likely to suit you.