Which mattress offers the best sleep to those who sleep hot?
If you tend to sweat a lot through the night or live in a place where the mercury is only rising, then which mattress should you go for?
Today, we will look at the four most popular mattress types – coir, spring, latex, and memory foam – and understand how each accommodates a sleeper who sleeps hot.
A coir or coconut husk mattress is a natural mattress. This gives the mattress several advantages, the two most important ones are – hypoallergenic feature and temperature neutrality.
Since these mattresses are hypoallergenic, they ensure that no allergies are aggravated in the sleeper. The other feature, that is temperature neutrality, is of more interest to us in this post.
These mattresses can naturally absorb body heat and circulate it so that the sleeper does not feel trapped in heat.
However, the disadvantages of coir mattresses can take away from its quality of great ventilation. To begin with, these mattresses tend to sag really quickly, first along the edges and then as a whole.
Though they don’t need much maintenance and are hygienic, coir mattresses are not durable and need replacement way sooner compared to the others, such as latex and memory foam mattresses.
Spring mattresses are made of metal coils that are topped with foam or fibre. The number of coils, the quality of the coils and the thickness of the foam or fibre padding play an important role in determining how efficient the spring mattress is in offering ventilation to the sleeper.
If the spring mattress has thick comfort layers of foam that has no cooling technology such as gel crystals or open-cell structure, etc. then the mattress is likely to cause the sleeper to sleep hot and uncomfortably.
Also, there is another problem with a spring mattress. After using it for a while, if the metal coils are not of superior quality, then they start making squeaky sounds when the sleeper tosses or turns. So if your spring mattress gets hot and you shift at night, they also expect it to make screechy noises which is sure to affect your sleep by interrupting it.
People who use latex mattresses rarely complain about the heat. However, this completely depends on what quality latex is used in your mattress and the mattress composition.
Latex mattresses are broadly divided into two types – natural latex mattresses and synthetic latex mattresses. The natural ones let you sleep cooler compared to the synthetic ones.
If your latex mattress comes with pinholes throughout, then it usually gives better temperature neutrality due to greater breathability.
While purchasing a latex mattress, go through its origin thoroughly to find out more about its components, which in turn will give you a better idea about its heat ventilation.
Memory foam mattress
If your mattress leaves you tossing and turning through the night during summers, then, unfortunately, it is not a good mattress, no matter how firm it is or how good it is for your back and posture.
Keeping this in mind, the memory foam brands have incorporated various cooling technologies into their design in order to overcome the drawback of traditional memory foam mattresses that could not offer proper ventilation to their sleepers.
Today memory foam mattress brands incorporate cooling technologies, such as cooling crystals, gel memory foam layer, foam with an open-cell structure, etc. to make sure the sleeper gets his or her sleep without any discomfort.
Only when proper ventilation for heat and air is ensured, can the sleeper enjoy the goodness of a memory foam mattress? Its ability to conform to the body shape of the sleeper and not creating any pressure points is beneficial only when the sleeper does not shift through the night due to the trapped body heat. Therefore, when purchasing a memory foam mattress, make sure the brand has included some kind of technology to enable temperature neutrality.
After going through this guide and seeing how each mattress type – coir, spring, latex, and memory foam – is equipped to handle body heat and temperature, it should be easy to make a good choice for yourself.