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How Can I Make my Memory Foam Mattress Cooler?

Some of us are prone to overheating during the night, no matter what the season. It can be a frustrating problem – but don’t worry, it’s one that can be easily fixed.

With many years in the sleeping business behind us, we’ve learnt a trick or two on how to stay cool throughout the night. We’ve put together some of our top tips on how to make your memory foam mattress cooler and stay fresh all night long.

It’s time to banish the night sweats and find your sleep solution!

Put your feet up and read on….

1. Change Your Mattress Cover

A quick and easy solution to your sleeping woes is to replace your mattress cover with a temperature-regulating alternative.

CoolMax is an ultra-breathable fabric that quickly wicks away excess heat and moisture built up around your body. By removing this heat and preventing unnecessary build-up, our CoolMax memory foam mattress covers ensure a cool and comfortable sleep.

2. Adapt Your Bedtime Routine

Before you give up on sleep all together- here are a few simple tips on how to keep off the heat in bed;

  • Wear light, breathable pyjamas in natural materials – and don’t wear socks
  • Freeze your pillowcase for a few hours before bed
  • Avoid alcohol, caffeine and spicy foods close to bedtime
  • Turn off all unnecessary electronics that give off heat
  • Drink plenty of water throughout the day
  • Avoid eating 2 to 3 hours before bed
  • Have a cool bath or shower before bed (although not too cold, as this will cause your body to react and heat up)
  • Buy a fan for your bedroom

These tips are easy enough to implement into your daily routine.

3. Add a Cooling Mattress Topper

If you can’t quite stretch to a new mattress, a moisture-wicking cooling mattress pad or mattress topper could transform your sleep.

Our innovative Coolmax fabric works to maintain a cool and fresh sleeping environment, by wicking away excess body heat and moisture during the night. Ideal for staying fresh without losing out on superior comfort and support.

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4. Change Your Sheets

Look for bed sheets made from natural fibres such as cotton. These will feel cool against your skin and will allow your body to breathe. In contrast, synthetic fibres such as polyester will lock in the heat and trap moisture.

Some alternative options to 100% cotton are:

  • Percale – a cotton blend perfect for fans of stiff sheets
  • Sateen – a cheaper alternative to silk that feels remarkably similar
  • Bamboo – similar feel to cashmere, reacts well to temperature and eco-friendly
  • Jersey – which is made from 100% Egyptian cotton
A quick note on Egyptian cotton. It may be extremely desirable and luxurious, however, a really high thread count is not very breathable. If Egyptian Cotton is the one that you want, then a thread count of 200-800 is a perfect compromise between luxury softness and breathability.

5. Switch Your Bed Base

Better airflow equals a cooler night. That’s why it’s important to take your bed base or frame into consideration.

A bed base with extra space underneath for air to flow will bring down the temperature and help you sleep soundly. Opt for a memory foam bed with space underneath for optimum cooling potential.

6. Be Prepared

If you do sleep hot and tend to wake up in the night feeling overly warm, be prepared with some simple techniques so you can get back to sleep as soon as possible. For example, holding your wrists under cold running water provides instant cooling keeping a damp cloth next to your bed you can enjoy this relief without having to get out of bed.

7. Pick the Right Pillow

Cooling yourself down from the head is a quick way to lower overall body temperature. A memory foam pillow with a cooling fabric cover provides the perfect blend of comfort, support and cooling properties.

Switching your pillow is an easy and affordable change that can make a big difference.

8. Choose a Cooling Mattress

Not all mattresses are created equal when it comes to breathability. We answer some common questions about sleeping on a memory foam mattress;

Why is My Memory Foam Mattress So Hot?

Older formulations of memory foam have one big downfall- they get hot and stuffy throughout the night.

If your memory foam mattress is particularly old or of lower quality, that could be the reason you’re overheating.

How Do You Cool a Memory Foam Mattress?

If you do have heat trouble with an older mattress, one affordable solution is to add a cooling memory foam topper to your existing mattress.

Are All Memory Foam Mattresses Hot?

The short answer- no. New innovations in mattress technology have transformed memory foam as you once knew it, reducing heat retention and allowing for a breathable night’s sleep.

Open-cell technology allows air to flow through the mattress, cooling you down and regulating body temperature.

Remember- the denser the memory foam, the hotter it’s likely to sleep due to the close-knit construction.


What is the Coolest Memory Foam Mattress?

If you’re a particularly hot sleeper, the type of mattress you choose could make a big difference to your quality of sleep.

Our 4G Aircool range offers up to 95% increase in air circulation thanks to its open cell structure and gel-infused particles. Unlike memory foam mattresses of the past that trap heat, a gel memory foam mattress is perfect for sleeping cool.

The 4G memory foam mattress even comes with a soothing Eucalyptus infused cover to absorb moisture and keep you cool and dry.

Browse our range of 4G memory foam mattresses to keep you cool and comfortable at night.


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Sleep Cool with Memory Foam Warehouse

Looking for a cooler sleep? We offer a number of breathable sleep solutions to help keep the temperature down at night.

Staying cool doesn’t necessarily require a brand new mattress. If the budget is tight, our range of cooling mattress covers will help you stay fresh all night long.

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