There’s nothing worse than waking up in your bed sweating through the sheets. Or tossing and turning because the temperature is making you uncomfortable. Unfortunately many people sleep hot on a nightly basis; and it’s incredibly frustrating. That is why temperature regulation or mattress breathability is an important feature to consider in a mattress. You don’t want a bed that is too hot or too cold – but just right.
What do we mean by mattress breathability? Basically it refers to a mattress that allows the air to circulate, wick away moisture and stay dry. For some people, sleeping hot is influenced by a variety of factors such as age, climate, weight and location. Even sleeping with a partner (extra body heat) can contribute to sleeping hot. But there is something within your control to help you sleep cooler and that’s your bed.
Your mattress, mattress protector, sheets and bed foundation are all pieces of the puzzle that impact how cool or warm you’ll sleep. However, your mattress is the key ingredient and the most expensive one. Hence, if you’re in the market for a new mattress—thinking about cooling properties and breathability potential should be one of the top considerations in your decision making. We’ll get into this and how well different mattress types regulate temperature below.