"I have heard that memory foam mattresses sleep hot", a customer stated the other day.
That is a question I get asked a lot, mostly because the vast majority of memory foam beds do sleep hot! You take a dense, polyurethane foam and cover it with a polyester (plastic) fabric, you have a sleep surface that does a poor job of providing air flow and actually encourages heat and moisture to build up. Hence, you get heat complaints with most memory foam mattresses.
- Bottom Up! Start by looking underneath your mattress. Do you have it sitting on a solid platform with plywood or constricted air flow beneath the mattress? This can actually be a big contributor to the heat and lack of air flow, not to mention a potential mold environment. Consider switching to a slatted platform bed, replacing the plywood with slats or if you have a metal frame, you can simply make it a platform bed by removing the box spring and adding slats, placing the mattress directly on the slats.
- Subtraction by Addition: By adding a layer of natural material above the foam you can reduce the heat and increase the air flow. Wool is one of the best materials for regulating heat and body temperature. We offer nice wool toppers that are not too thick, just enough to add air flow and helps move moisture away from your body and let it evaporate.
- Top of Bed: Sometimes it can be the covers, sheets or comforter causing the heat issue, making your sweat to begin with. Consider ditching the down and feather comforter, polyester sheets and any other plastic based fabrics on your bed with breathable wool and cotton materials. You may find its what you have on top of your leading to the heat issues.