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Tossing and turning in bed because you’re too hot? You’re not alone. Up to 60% of Americans frequently experience restless nights because they are unable to reach a comfortable temperature at which to fall asleep.
Luckily, by adjusting what you sleep on, you can adjust how you sleep. While comfort and support are the main characteristics someone should look for in a mattress, the best mattress for hot sleepers is one that is infused with cooling technology. Finding the perfect mattress that keeps you cool should be a top priority for those who struggle with temperature regulation at night.
Tips To Keep Cool During The Night
There are many reasons you may be feeling hot at night. Regardless of the reason, if you aren’t able to cool off, sleeping becomes a difficult task. Here are a few tips to regulate your temperature when it comes time for bed:
- Keep your thermostat between 60 - 67 degrees Fahrenheit and direct an oscillating fan in the direction of your bed.
- If you sleep with a partner, create enough distance so they’re not enhancing your body heat. Additionally, don’t let pets (especially big ones) sleep in the bed with you.
- Take a warm shower or bath before bed so that when you get out, you’re physically in a cooler environment. Your body will naturally begin to regulate itself to cool down.
While taking these tips into account can help reduce the intensity of heat flashes at night, the best thing to do is sleep on a mattress that keeps you cool.
The Best Cooling Mattress
Those who struggle with staying cool at night often don’t have the proper sleep accessories to combat the issue. In fact, in many cases, their sleep accessories are retaining body heat and fueling the problem.
While many mattresses on the market are designed to keep you cool, these three are among the top. Their superior quality and proven track record qualify these beds as the best mattresses for hot sleepers.
Sealy Premier Hybrid Silver Chill Plush Mattress with Posturepedic® Technology
The Sealy Premier Hybrid Silver Chill Plush Mattress uses advanced DuoChill and SealyChill technology to provide a cool and comfortable sleep surface. With two inches of chilled foam, the top layer is cool-to-the-touch and will keep you at the perfect temperature throughout night.
This is an excellent bed for more than just its cooling abilities. It also contains 2 ½ inches of conforming memory foam for extra comfort and features zoned support for pressure point relief.
Serta iDirections Elite X8 Hybrid Pillow Top
The Serta iDirections Elite X8 Hybrid Pillow Top mattress was specifically designed to be a mattress that keeps you cool. It incorporates a TempActive™ Cooling Cover that works with the TempActiv™ Gel to dissipate heat and create a perfectly tempered sleep experience. With a Micro Coil System designed to offer pain relief and support, it offers the ideal balance between comfort, support, and cooling.
With the Serta iDirections Elite X8 Hybrid Pillow Top, you’re in for a breathable night’s sleep!
Kingsdown Westway Luxury Plush Hybrid Mattress
This incredibly luxurious mattress is not only supported by a multi-level 2,600+ piece coil system with a sturdy solid wood foundation but is infused with moisture-wicking silk and wool fabric that regulates temperature. Its gel fiber and quilting foam comfort layers also give pressure-relieving comfort and dissipate heat.
You’ll sleep soundly in this one-of-a-kind handcrafted mattress that is sure to keep you cool throughout the duration of your sleep.
Best Bed Sheets For Hot Sleepers
While a mattress designed to keep you cool is crucial for those who struggle with temperature regulation, you can’t forget about the sheets! Since your sheets are what your skin makes direct contact with while you sleep, they are an important cooling mechanism that shouldn’t be overlooked.
Bedgear’s cooling sheets are among the best available. Take a look:
Bedgear Hyper-Cotton Performance Sheets
Bedgear’s Hyper-Cotton Performance sheets help you stay cool and dry by providing fast moisture evaporation. These exceptional sheets provide continuous air circulation and are made of breathable fabric with eco-friendly fibers. Get ready for a cool and comfortable night’s rest!
Bedgear Dri-Tec Performance Sheets
These sheets by Bedgear are feather-light and create a soft drape that won’t cling to your body — a characteristic of sheets that often keep sleepers uncomfortably warm. They do an exceptional job of wicking away heat and moisture, and their Air-X® mesh sidewalls and hems provide ambient airflow so you’ll never feel confined.
The polyester fabric facilitates air circulation for optimal body temperature that will make it much easier to not only fall asleep but stay asleep.
Sleep 8 Degrees Cooler With TEMPUR-Luxebreeze° Mattress by TEMPUR-Pedic
For those committed to finding a solution that works, look no further than the TEMPUR-Luxebreeze° Mattress. Available in firm or soft comfort levels, this mattress is the first of its kind to keep you up to 8 degrees cooler from the moment you hop into bed, throughout your sleep and into the morning.
With a zip-off cover that offers double cooling comfort, advanced cooling technology that dissipates heat, and TEMPUR® Material that maximizes proper airflow, you’ll feel noticeably cooler all night long.Unsure what cooling mattress is right for you? Take our BedMATCH quiz to find out.