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?
While there’s a fine line between letting off the regular amount of body heat compared to being a hot sleeper, it’s hard not to feel like you’re overheating when sleeping on a mattress that’s not made with breathable materials. Pair that with patented Australian summer heat, and you’re looking at a sleeping experience best described as Saharan.
Many will agree that among the types of mattresses available on the market, memory foam mattresses are heaven-sent for their body-contouring qualities. Still, others will also tell you they’re too hot to sleep on, thanks to negligible heat retention.
NEWS FLASH: you don’t have to suffer through it anymore! We gathered five tips for you to follow to get you sleeping in no time.
1. Invest in Cool Sheets
A helpful 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 excellent breathability as well. Synthetic mixes of fibres only tend to restrict airflow. Our bamboo sheets, for instance, are only 400 in thread count and made with high-quality percale weave to induce airflow while you sleep. They’re also moisture-wicking, so there is no need to worry about night sweats buildup!
Once you get cooler bed sheets, remind yourself to change them every week. Keep them fresh and breathable so you’ll feel the same, leading to that comfortable sleep you’ve been missing.
2. Gel Memory Foam Toppers Are Cool, Too
Toppers generally act as barriers between you and your mattress – but not all can keep you feeling your coolest. 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.
With a good mattress topper, there’s little to no need for other accessories like cooling pads and the like. It’s definitely worth the investment, whether you’re rocking an innerspring or latex mattress.
You also get extra cushioning, so any investment in a topper with a gel foam comfort layer will net you the best sleeping environment you can imagine!
3. Consider a Mattress Upgrade
Who said memory foam mattresses couldn’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 your new mattress to be the perfect one.
Choosing a breathable bed depends on what it’s made of. There are lots of options to choose from, ranging from synthetic materials to naturally occurring ones. A new bed can set you back some, so doing diligent research is indispensable.
Good thing we did the reading for you! We won’t be sleep experts if we don’t know our foam materials and cooling gels, after all.
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, regardless of your room’s temperature. Easily the best mattress for a good night’s sleep compared to the competition.
The Ecosa Mattress isn’t only an excellent cooling mattress; it also offers exceptional durability and pressure relief for its price point! Perfect for people who suffer from back pain, the Ecosa Mattress works with any bed frame and at any temperature!
If it’s cool and dependable hybrid mattresses and memory foam beds you seek, Ecosa’s got you covered.
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! Taking a cold shower before sleeping can also relieve pressure points, making sleep easier!
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, keeping them off for the night is best to prevent your room from heating up. It will help you doze off quickly 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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