For females all over the world, menopause can be a distressing time. Your body is changing, your hormone levels are up in the air and everything feels that little bit warmer.
Trouble sleeping due to the menopausal hot sweats are a common problem. The night sweats are uncomfortable and frustrating, and feeling tired and groggy just adds to the stress of it all. But don’t worry, there are some things you can do to ease the situation.
We look at some of the best cooling mattress pads and toppers for menopause.
How Does Menopause Affect Sleep?
Changes to hormone levels can result in menopausal symptoms that disrupt sleep;
- Hot flashes and night sweats
- Feeling overly warm
- Sleep apnea
- Depression and anxiety
- Joint pain
While these symptoms sound overwhelming, there are ways to minimise them and get a good night’s sleep - especially when it comes to keeping cool.
How to Stay Cool in Bed During Menopause
Discover our tips for keeping cool at night during the menopause;
- Try to get some light exercise in during the day, but avoid exercise 2-3 hours before bed
- Avoid caffeine and alcohol
- Turn down the thermostat in your bedroom
- Wear loose sleepwear in natural, moisture-wicking fabrics
- Try relaxation techniques before bed such as meditation or breathing exercises
- Take a cool shower before getting under the covers
- Add a cool pad or mattress topper to your bed
- Switch your divan to a slatted bed base to keep air circulating
A cooling mattress topper can make a huge difference to the quality of your sleep, helping to regulate body temperature whilst creating a softer, more supportive sleeping surface.
Let’s take a look at the best cooling mattress pads for hot flashes and night time sweats…
What’s the Best Cooling Mattress Pad for Menopause UK?
One product which could improve the situation is a cooling memory foam mattress topper.
Not only will our innovative foams and fabrics ease your temperature fluctuations during the night, but you’ll also experience the superior comfort and health benefits of sleeping on memory foam.
Don’t just take it from us - here’s a customer review:
“We are very pleased with our Memory Foam Warehouse topper. Excellent value for money. The stay-cool cover really helps as I am a woman of a certain age with hot flushes!”
Cooling Menopause Mattress Toppers
Our 4G Aircool Memory Foam Mattress Topper is made using innovative 4G Aircool Memory Foam. This special foam releases a cooling sensation when pressure is applied – so it’s absolutely perfect for easing the hot sweats.
This topper provides a cushioning comfort layer. The memory foam moulds to your shape, cushioning pressure points and easing back and joint pain for superior pressure relief. This is perfect for side sleepers as it protects shoulders and hips from the firmer mattress surface below.
Our Coolmax Memory Foam Mattress Toppers are made from high-density memory foam and come with a cooling Coolmax cover. The ultra-breathable fabric wicks away excess heat and moisture and prevents uncomfortable heat build-up around your body, head and neck.
This cooling cover is removable and machine washable, so it’s easy to keep your bed feeling fresh and hygienic.
Cooling Mattress Covers
Alternatively, if you don’t want to change the feel of your mattress with a mattress topper, you could use a cooling mattress cover.
Our Coolmax Mattress Cover is made from the same smart fabric described above. Coolmax wicks away excess heat and moisture from your body, so you stay cool, dry and comfortable.
For extra cushioning, the Coolmax Quilted Mattress Cover features a luxurious quilted cover that can be easily unzipped and removed for washing.
What to Look for in a Cooling Mattress Pad or Topper
When on the hunt for the perfect mattress pad or topper, make sure you consider the following;
- Is it on budget?
- Will it fit your current mattress?
- Is it machine-washable?
- What materials is it made out of? Are they hypoallergenic?
- Is it suitable for both yourself and your sleeping partner?
- Does it come with a warranty, sleep trial or price match promise?
- Will it provide enough spinal support for your frame?
What’s the Best Mattress for Menopause?
For maximum cooling impact, switching to a memory foam mattress enhanced with cooling technologies can help to cool you down and get a better night’s sleep.
Memory Foam Mattresses
Memory foam is a great mattress material to sleep on as we age, thanks to its pressure-relieving properties and ability to ease back and joint pain.
Our Coolmax range of memory foam mattresses feature hypoallergenic materials, washable covers and a top layer of supportive memory foam.
Alternatively, 4G Aircool memory foam mattresses can provide up to 95% increased airflow to help keep temperatures down at night.
If you prefer the traditional feel of springs, a hybrid mattress featuring a supportive and breathable base of pocketed coils and a top layer of cushioning memory foam can provide the best of both worlds.
Or, if age-related back and joint pain is preventing you from sleeping well, an orthopaedic memory foam mattress can provide additional night-time support for your spine.
It’s a relief to know that there are ways to ease the hot sweats. Just because your body is changing, it doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your sleep! If you have any other questions regarding our cooling products or memory foam in general, get in touch!
For now, browse our full range of memory foam mattress toppers to find a solution to your sleep dilemma.