How Does a Cooling Mattress Work?
One of the most common reasons for a too-hot mattress is poor breathability; whether in foam or innersprings, too much density can trap in heat and humidity, creating a stuffy, uncomfortable feel. To combat the problem of overheating, many mattresses are now designed to maximize air circulation between the sleeper and the mattress’s surface, as well as within the inside of the mattress itself.
- Open Cell Foam:
A memory foam mattress with an open cell foam design means that amidst the packed memory foam layers are micro open-air passageways, allowing heat to pass through and the mattress to breathe.
Best Open Cell Foam Mattresses:
The r2 Plush Revive’s r2 is crafted from CoolTouch GEL Memory Foam, an open cell structure designed specifically to deliver 12 times more breathability than other nationally advertised memory foam products.
The Beautyrest Natasha From Beautyrest’s luxurious Black collection, the Natasha combines the exclusive Dynamic Response Memory Foam with Advanced Pocketed Coil Technology for both proper support and ventilation.
- Gel Foam:
Infusing gel into memory foam mattresses is one of the most popular technologies mattress brands use to prevent overheating, but it actually has less to do with air circulation and more to do with the cooling properties of gel. Because gel is part liquid, it does not easily retain heat. Compared to a foam mattress, a gel foam mattress helps to counteract a hot environment, making it easier to stay cool, comfortable and asleep for longer periods of time.
Best Gel Foam Mattresses:
The Revive Gel Springs
Revive’s advanced gel foam and coil technology merges high-density, cooling comfort with a support core of wrapped coils – perfect for those who prefer the feel of both memory foam and innersprings.
The iComfort Blue Max 1000 Cushion Firm
The key ingredient of iComfort’s Blue Max 1000 Cushion Firm is the luxurious TempActiv Max Gel Memory Foam, which provides contouring comfort, pressure-relieving support and an innovative cool-to-the-touch feeling for your best sleep yet.
- Copper Foam:
Copper-infused foam for cooling comfort is not just an intriguing idea – it actually works. In a mattress, copper is naturally heat-conductive, meaning it is quick to absorb and transfer heat away from the body, helping to keep mattress temperature level cool and balanced.
Best Copper Gel Foam Mattress:
The Revive Copper Hybrid
Revive’s signature copper-infused gel foam is placed at the surface of the Revive Copper Hybrid mattress – so that you come into direct contact with ultimate comfort and breathability.