October 17, 2022
Is your bed too hot to sleep in at night? Does your mattress have you tossing and turning to find the most comfortable spot? Nothing’s worse than trying to get to sleep after a long, tiring day and ending up with the wrong mattress.
A mattress that gets hot during sleep is one of the most common concerns for many sleepers in Singapore, especially once the scorching summer hits. This causes extreme discomfort, sleep deprivation, and many health issues associated with a lack of proper rest.
If you're done feeling restless and irritable after sleeping, it’s high time that you transform your mattress and bedding setup.
When you sleep, your body goes through different processes as part of the circadian rhythm. In some stages, your body temperature decreases until it reaches a comfortable level. The heat that is released by your body can be trapped by your mattress or bedding items, resulting in a hot and uncomfortable snooze.
Many sleepers are particularly sensitive to temperature changes, which greatly affect their sleep. Some people experience night sweats that may or may not be related to the sleep environment. Add another person to share your mattress with. It is obviously a big problem for hot sleepers!
Other causes of hot sleep include physical issues like hormonal imbalance, infections, anxiety, and more. If you frequently experience night sweats, we highly recommend visiting a doctor to help you identify the cause.
When your body temperature is high, your brain is prompted to be alert. This can interrupt the supposedly restful state that your brain should be in during a restorative sleep. If your body struggles with the temperature changes during slumber, you might end up waking up frequently with uncomfortable night sweats.
Yes, sleeping at a higher temperature can significantly affect the overall quality of your rest.
Your mattress and bedding choices can make or break your sleep quality. A good mattress should not only be comfortable and supportive, but it should also provide the optimal temperature for a restful night's sleep.
A memory foam mattress offers the best body support and pressure relief. However, it’s no secret that this mattress type is known for its heat retention. This foam mattress is a cosy solution during colder nights but can be uncomfortable to sleep on during the summer, especially if you are a hot sleeper.
Thicker bedding accessories that are not made from breathable materials also play a part in increasing the temperature when you sleep. If you sleep hot, you don't want this infamous combination in your home. To improve your sleep environment, begin by investing in a quality mattress that has breathable components.
A latex mattress is made from natural materials that offer excellent sleep support, reliable pressure relief, and breathability. Many latex mattress models have pinhole structures that provide proper ventilation and reduce heat retention throughout the mattress as your body cools down to a restful state. This promotes maximum breathability, allowing you to relax while feeling bouncy and cool.
A memory foam mattress by itself tends to get hot as it uses heat to contour to the natural shape of your body. Generally, the denser the memory foam mattress is, the hotter it can get.
If you love the hugging feel of a memory foam bed, look for a type that is made from cooling materials for improved breathability. Cooling gel memory foam mattresses are also more breathable than standard memory foam types.
The spaces between the coils of an innerspring mattress make way for proper air circulation within the sleeping solution. This makes innerspring or inner coil mattresses more breathable than pure foam mattresses. However, innerspring mattresses with thicker foam layers may not sleep cool.
Some of our favourite innerspring mattresses are made from individually encased pocketed springs and pinhole latex mattress layers. These mattress types are guaranteed to be more breathable than standard inner coil or memory foam options.
Hybrid mattresses are a combination of various foam layers and spring types. Depending on your hybrid mattress, you can find high-quality, breathable options with cooling layers and a supportive structure.
Allocate enough space around your mattress to increase the air circulation around your sleeping area. When buying a bed frame, make sure that your base gives your mattress some breathing space so it won’t easily heat up. Also, ensure that there is proper ventilation in your bedroom to prevent sweaty nights.
Love the responsiveness of your memory foam mattress? Enjoy its cosy hugging feel without the uncomfy heat by adding a cooling mattress topper. Buy a mattress topper with cooling gel properties and breathable covers.
Cotton bed sheets are breathable and absorbent, therefore, they don’t retain heat as much as synthetic materials. Lyocell sheets are also efficient in promoting a cooler and comfier rest. Silk sheets can also keep you cool while wicking moisture away as you sleep.
Pillows are just as important when it comes to your comfort level. If your pillow retains heat, your body temperature will adjust to match the upper part of your body. Some excellent cooling pillows are cotton, bamboo, buckwheat, cooling gel, and latex varieties.
This might be the most expensive solution out of all the solutions on this list, but investing in a new cooling mattress can instantly improve the quality of your sleep.
In addition, if your current mattress is already 6–10 years old, you have all the more reasons to switch to a new mattress. Cooling gel memory foam mattresses, latex, pocketed coil beds, and hybrid mattresses are some of the most reliable solutions for a cooler sleep sensation.
A memory foam mattress is an excellent solution for a variety of sleeping requirements. Despite this, this reliable mattress is notorious for retaining heat! After all, there is no single perfect solution for everyone. The good news is that many modern mattresses in Singapore are engineered with improved breathability on top of their supportive structure.
If you’re tired of sleeping on a hot mattress, it’s time to invest in a new one. In the end, it is worth buying the best mattress to give you a restful sleep and energy-filled day.
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