May 12, 2023
Do you ever wake up every morning feeling uncomfy and sweaty? Do you feel the need to toss and turn just to find a suitable position to sleep in? This normally happens if you have a fever, when heat peaks in the summer, or if you’re wearing a hot pair of pyjamas. But if you often feel like you’re in an oven instead of a supposedly peaceful sleep oasis, start checking your mattress.
We understand the frustration of having hot and sweaty nights, considering our weather in Singapore. Because of this, Somnuz has been making strides to introduce mattresses that are not only supportive but also appropriate for our local weather.
If you are looking for a new mattress to help you sleep cooler, continue reading this guide. We’ll walk you through various cooling technologies, which you can find in our Somnuz mattress collection.
Cooling mattresses present temperature-regulating materials and structures that allow air to properly circulate around the sleeping surface. These materials include cooling gel, open-cell foam, knitted fabrics, and breathable innerspring structures. As a result, your body is able to maintain the proper temperature to fall asleep and stay asleep.
When you sleep, your body temperature slowly decreases until it reaches the optimum temperature for a deep sleep. When it’s hot, your body doesn’t reach a comfortable temperature, resulting in a disrupted sleeping experience.
While we love the hugging feel of our favourite memory foam mattress, one of its downsides is that it absorbs and retains body heat to soften the foam and cradle the pressure points. Infusing gels and other mattress cooling technologies into the usual foam structure of the mattress can help regulate the temperature of the sleeping solution.
Let’s face it. Nothing can top the comfy feeling of sleeping on a mattress with temperature-regulating properties, especially if you live in Singapore. In fact, for some hot sleepers, no amount of air conditioning can alleviate the discomfort of their hot mattress. But do cooling mattresses really help solve this problem? Here are some things that a cooling mattress does for your sleep:
A comfy and restful sleep can help you stay energised and productive throughout the day. It can also boost your mood and regulate your weight and metabolic processes. Of course, one thing that we love about a cooling mattress is that it makes your bed more inviting to snuggle on after a long and tiring day.
Traditional innerspring mattresses are known to have better airflow compared to newer all-foam mattresses. However, while many mattress shoppers find comfort in all-foam varieties, some models are not as breathable as traditional innerspring mattresses.
The good news is that at Somnuz, we combine the widely known breathability of an innerspring bed with the comfort of foam layers.
Our mattresses feature a pocketed spring structure that allows air to move efficiently within and around the sleeping surface without affecting the support that it provides.
Compared to the traditional innerspring mattress, the Somnuz pocket spring mattress provides an independent response to movements that can target specific zones that receive your body weight when you lie down.
The Somnuz Comforto Mattress features an open-cell latex foam layer on top of its pocketed spring base to ensure a bouncy, supportive, and breathable surface to sleep on.
Air is an insulator that can help prevent heat retention or a rise in temperature. This is why using a fan helps you feel cooler during the summer.
Latex foam mattresses have open cell structures that allow air to circulate within the mattress. Because of this, fresher air from the outside replaces the warm air within the mattress, thus helping you enjoy a cooler night’s rest. This also helps combat the buildup of excess moisture within the mattress, which causes mould growth.
Latex foams develop pinholes that naturally make a mattress more breathable. This also improves the heat distribution or thermoregulation of your mattress, so you don’t have to worry about sleeping too cold when the temperature decreases in your bedroom.
The innovative Somnuz mattresses are also responsive enough to allow you to shift your sleeping position without feeling stuck. In this way, you are free to lie down in a more comfortable position when the summer hits.
Aside from the structure, the type of fabric used to cover the mattress can also contribute to its breathability. Somnuz features various types of cooling fabric to help warm air escape and cool air circulate within and around the sleeping surface.
Materials like bamboo fabric are extremely breathable and moisture-wicking, so you don’t have to worry about waking up in the middle of the night due to excessive sweating. Our covers are also thoroughly woven into the layers to ensure that the core materials are well-supported to keep you cool. This simple quilted structure is incredibly more breathable than traditional mattress covers.
Investing in a cooling mattress is one way to achieve your ideal sleep environment. But other than your mattress, it’s also good to complete your setup with breathable bedding accessories and cooling pillows.
When heat rises, it’s helpful to drink a glass of cold water before going to bed. This helps your body relax and cool down before snoozing. It’s also good to wear breathable sleepwear so your body can move and breathe easily when sleeping.
Sharing the mattress with your partner, child, or pet? Since we are warm-blooded, it’s only natural to feel warmer if we lie down side by side. So, aside from the heat of the summer, sharing your mattress can also contribute to the discomfort of hot sleep. The good news is that our Somnuz mattresses are made for sharing! From their incredible posture support to their comfort, breathability, and motion isolation, you can enjoy your night’s rest without worrying.
Somnuz @ Hillview
34 Hillview Terrace Level 3, Singapore, South West 669254, Singapore
Store Hours: 11 AM - 7 PM (Opens Daily)
61 Ubi Road #01-34
Singapore, North East 408727, Singapore
Store Hours: 11 AM - 7 PM (Opens Daily)
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