January 10, 2023
We understand how unpleasant it is to wake up with a warm and sweaty feeling after sleeping on a hot mattress. From endless tossing and turning to restlessness and sleep deprivation, there are a lot of drawbacks to sleeping on a hot mattress. The good news is that you don’t have to deal with hot, sweaty, and uncomfortable nights anymore.
In this article, we’ll show you how to cool your mattress with some little changes in your bedroom.
Some types of mattresses, like our favourite memory foam, offer magnificent comfort with their contouring properties. Memory foam mattresses follow the natural curves of your body and use heat to target your pressure points. However, one of its drawbacks is its ability to trap heat. Its density also makes memory foam less breathable compared to open-cell mattresses.
Whether you are using a memory foam mattress or an old mattress that is less breathable, here are some changes that you can make to your bedroom to improve the comfort of your mattress. We’ll also lay out some tips on buying a cooling mattress in Singapore if you decide to buy a new one.
Waking up on a hot and uncomfortable mattress? Try these tips to alleviate the hot and uncomfy feel of your sleeping surface.
The sunlight that enters your windows in the afternoon can increase the temperature of your space and affect the comfort of your mattress. Prevent your bedroom from receiving extra heat by shutting your curtains to cool your room before you rest. In the morning or at night, you may open your windows to let a cooler breeze enter your bedroom. The increased air circulation can also help your mattress breathe.
Overhead lights and lamps can increase the temperature of your bedroom. Not to mention, these artificial lights can make your brain active even when it’s already time to rest. In addition, appliances and gadgets within your bedroom can also contribute to the higher temperature. Make sure to turn off and unplug your light sources and appliances before sleeping.
Sometimes, what causes you to sleep hot is not primarily your mattress but your bedroom itself. In a hot and humid place like Singapore, it’s important to follow some measures to achieve the right temperature in your bedroom. If you are using an air conditioner, set the temperature to 16°C to 18°C. If using a fan, try placing some ice in front of the appliance to blow cooler air into your bedroom.
Interestingly, what you wear can also affect the quality of your rest. If you used to sleep in thick and heavy clothing, it's time to replace it with sleepwear made of light and breathable materials. Some comfortable sleepwear materials are silk, cotton, bamboo, and linen.
Don’t skimp on your bedding! It’s no surprise that your choice of bedding accessories makes a huge difference in the quality of your sleep. This also goes for the breathability of your sleeping surface. The best bed sheets for hot sleepers are made from natural materials like cotton, linen, bamboo, and the innovative Tencel. It’s also good to prioritise moisture-wicking bed sheet materials to prevent uncomfy, sweaty nights. They’re also incredibly light, delicate to the skin, and comfortable.
Just as with your mattress, the quality of your pillow is also paramount to the quality of your sleep. When buying a pillow in Singapore, choose one that is made from breathable materials like gel memory foam and open-cell latex. Some pillows with ergonomic structures also promote proper air circulation to keep your head and neck comfortable.
Mattress toppers are well-known for providing additional comfort to various types of sleepers. This is also true for hot sleepers, especially when you find one that is made from breathable or cooling materials. Here are some common mattress topper materials that you can choose from:
The memory foam material itself is notorious for absorbing and trapping body heat, making the sleep surface hot and uncomfortable. If you love the contouring feel of memory foam, choose a gel-infused memory foam mattress topper.
Made from natural materials, latex foam mattress toppers are more breathable than those that are made from synthetic materials. They are also incredibly comfortable and durable. If you also want to make your mattress firmer and more responsive to movements, a latex foam mattress topper is an amazing solution.
If you still feel uneasy on your memory foam mattress after improving your surroundings and upgrading your bedding, it might be time to replace your mattress. While memory foam is known for its downside of retaining heat, mattress technology has made significant strides in improving its breathability.
If you love the hugging comfort of your memory foam bed, choose a new one with a gel-infused layer. Gel-infused memory foam mattresses offer the contouring comfort of memory foam with the increased breathability of gel materials. Another comfortable foam mattress type is the latex mattress, which has a bouncy and naturally breathable feel. Latex mattresses with open cell structures promote proper air circulation within the mattress, making them the best options for hot sleepers.
A pocketed spring mattress with an open-cell foam layer and motion-isolating individually encased springs is another option. The pocketed coil mattresses from Somnuz combine the pressure-relieving properties of memory foam or latex foam with the responsive feel of their pocketed coil layer. With their knitted fabric covers, Somnuz mattresses offer stretchable and breathable surfaces to snooze on. Many mattress shoppers also adore the innovative quality of hybrid mattresses that combine the benefits of memory foam and other mattress materials.
When buying a new mattress online, look for a variety that is rated for comfort and breathability. It’s also vital to carefully understand its materials and structure so you can get the most out of your mattress purchase. If you crave ultimate luxury and breathability without spending so much, check out our range of the best cooling mattresses in Singapore.
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