You get home after a long day at work. Of course you’re excited to sleep. So you hit the hay, and halfway through the night, you feel warm – it’s sweltering in the room!
How do you re-enter the sleep zone with the heat?
Many will agree that memory foam mattresses are heaven-sent for their body-contouring qualities, but others will also tell you they’re too hot to sleep on. NEWS FLASH: you don’t have to suffer through it anymore! We gathered 5 tips for you to follow to get you snoozing in no time.
1. Invest in Cool Sheets
A useful trick when buying sheets is to look at thread count. Don’t fall for the misconception that a higher thread count is better – often the case it won’t be as breathable! A good metric for soft and breathable sheets would be 200-800 as anything higher could trap heat underneath.
Going green and choosing natural fibres offer great breathability as well. Synthetic mixes of fibres only tend to restrict air flow. Our bamboo sheets, for instance, are only 400 in thread count and made with high-quality percale weave to induce air flow while you sleep.
Once you get cooler sheets, remind yourself to change them every week. Keep them fresh and breathable so you’ll feel the same whilst you sleep. (READ:’This is How Often You Should Wash Your Sheets and Pillowcases‘)
2. Gel Memory Foam Toppers Are Cool, Too
Toppers generally act as barriers between you and your mattress – but not all can keep you cool. Look into gel-infused memory foam toppers that allow for extra air circulation. They’re especially helpful when sleeping with a partner because it absorbs motion and reduces partner disturbance. Oh, and you get extra cushioning!
3. Consider a Mattress Upgrade
Who said memory foam mattresses can’t be cool anyway? Just as the gel infusions can make a memory foam topper cooler, the effect should be the same if infused on a memory foam mattress. You just need to find the perfect one.
Our very own Ecosa mattress is equipped with three adjustable firmness layers – including a G-7 memory foam layer that stabilises temperature. Aside from gel infusions, it also has a sophisticated air tunnel system with pin holes design that allows air to flow freely throughout the mattress.
4. Keep Your Cool: Regulate your Body Temperature
When your body feels cold, it reacts by increasing heat to keep you warm. So, you may want to try keeping your thermostat in the Goldilocks zone (not too hot and not too cold). It’s probably best to play it safe between 18-20 degrees Celsius for heating in the winter, and 25-27 degrees for cooling in the summer. Alternatively, a cold bath before bed should let you sleep cool as well. Just don’t overdo the coldness or your body will counter this by producing heat!
Have a look at your sleepwear too – is it too thick? Is it uncomfortable? Like your sheets, opt for natural fibres when choosing pyjamas so you get something soft and lightweight. Wear the best and feel your best!
5. Lights off!
It’s no secret that all lights emit heat – from your smartphone to light bulbs. Heat is primarily used to produce the light around you. So, it’s best to keep them off for the night to prevent your room from heating up. It will help you doze off easily too. No distractions and no heat – it’s a win-win situation.
Your memory foam mattress should be your refuge – the best thing after a long and tiring day. Don’t settle for the heat! You deserve a cooler night’s sleep after all.
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