The Firmer, The Better Mattress
- Apr 11, 2018 -

The Firmer, The Better

This might not be what you’d like to hear if you are a warm sleeper who likes a nice soft mattress. However, the firmer the mattress, the less you’ll sink in and the cooler you’ll stay. This is just plain physics, the less of our body surface that is being enveloped by the mattress the more of it will be exposed to air circulating around you. If you are a warm sleeper who prefers more comfort, I would suggest a mattress that has a combination of coils and latex. However, your best bet is a mattress with those materials and a slightly firmer feel too. Below we go through why these materials are preferable for warm sleepers.


Materials Matter

What a mattress is made of will make a big difference when it comes to how well it will breathe and allow heat to escape and keep you comfortable all night long. Many mattresses will infuse different gels into the foams to try and off set the heat build up. However, using materials like coils and naturally aerated latex that have space built in for heat escape are going to be your best solution. Also, the materials in the cover can make a difference too.


Coil Mattresses

our mattress guideMattresses with coil systems are great for hot sleepers. The core of this mattress uses springs that have plenty of free space around them. This will allow air to flow and heat to dissipate easily. Coil mattresses also typically have a firmer core that will help you not sink in too much. A mattress with a coil system is going to be the best heat eliminator for a warm sleeper. Below are a few of our favorite coiled mattresses that would be great options.


To learn more about Coil Systems visit Step 3 in our Mattress Guide.


our sleep guideLatex Mattresses

Latex is another material that will work best for hot sleepers. Whether Dunlop or Talalay, latex is naturally aerated and allows for plenty of air to flow. Out of all the foams used for mattresses this is going to hold the least amount of heat. It also is more responsive and easier to move in. The quicker it is for you to move the less likely you are to get trapped in the warmth of one sleeping positon. 


Coil & Latex Combo Mattresses

The best of both worlds would be a coiled mattress with only latex comfort foams. These beds have sturdy, strong heat dissipating coil systems. That are paired with the perfect pressure relieving and cooling layers of Dunlop latex. These mattresses are not only going to be comfortable and very supportive, but also be great for hot sleepers. Combining the coolest materials for temperature control and heat dissipation into one mattress will be the best for even the hottest sleepers out there.


Coil & Latex Alternative Combo Mattresses

Allergic to latex? Want the feel of latex but with additional cooling properties? The Brooklyn Aurora hybrid mattress is cool to the touch as well as cool all through the night? This super comfortable bed is not only easy to move on, ultra supportive and even comes in three comfort options. But, it is so focused on making sure the mattress stays cool all night and that it has garnered our #1 spot for the best mattress for hot sleepers.


This responsive foam has the durability, breathability and comfort of latex. As well as an ultra durable and supportive coil system. This patented latex alternative foam has even been upgraded to have added TitaniumGel and TitanCool. These added ingredients draw heat away and create the ultimate breathability. This mattress is THE mattress to get if you are a truly warm sleeper. Especially if you need of a good night sleep that allows you to stay ideally comfortable ALL NIGHT!


best mattresses for hot sleepersMemory Foam

Many people like the feel of traditional memory foam mattresses, or at least the idea of memory foam. However this material is going to be one that you may want to avoid if you sleep warm. This foam warms with your body heat more than any other foam and is also slow responding. If you are set on a memory foam mattress make sure you focus on finding one that tries to incorporate cooling gel memory foam and punched holes to help dissipate heat or pairs it with a layer of latex too.


Mattress Covers

Another important material to look at if you are someone who sleeps hot is the cover on top of the mattress. Incorporating breathable cottons and naturally moisture wicking wool are great options. These materials are not only natural but even prove to be better than man made counterparts. Keep an eye out for mattress covers that aren’t breathable and moisture wicking so they won’t add to your warmth. When looking at mattress materials in general make sure you pay attention to all the details so you know what you’re getting.