A small percentage of people find memory foam mattresses too hot. The last thing you want when you drift off to the lad of nod is to start having hot flushes. Overheating in the night is not conducive to a restful night sleep. Indeed, the last thing you want from your mattress is to wake up feeling like your bed clothes are sticking to you! But it's not all doom and gloom as there are multiple benefits to memory foam mattresses. They can provide unrivaled support and are excellent are relieving pressure points. In fact, a lot of people who purchase a memory foam mattress go on to shout about their benefits from the rooftops.
The reason some people find memory foam mattresses too hot is due their construction. Memory foam mattresses comprise of visco elastic foam. This foam is that it is body temperature sensitive. The reason for this is that it moulds to your body to keep your spine in correct alignment and give you a super comfy sleep. However, because of the lack of ventilation in memory foam mattresses the heat gets trapped and you can end up feeling like you're sleeping in Barbados with no air conditioning. In our experience mattresses that combine a spring system with a layer of memory foam on top are less prone to becoming too hot because of the ventilation beneath.
Over the years manufacturers have worked tirelessly to come up with a solution to this problem. One such introduction is the invention of cool gel memory foam. These mattresses are infused with a cool gel material that helps to dissipate heat. One such mattresses is our very popular love sleep luxury cool gel 1000 pocket mattress. You can read more about it here
So you've made the commitment to a memory foam mattress and have discovered that it's too hot. Is there anything you can do to cool it down? Absolutely there is! Firstly try to create more ventilation around your bed. If your mattress is on a solid base then the heat will get even more trapped. You could try swapping your base for bed that is slatted therefore providing more ventilation.
The other thing you can do is replace your duvet. You can get duvets with a tog as low as 1. Indeed this will go along way to helping keeping you cool. You could also invest in a cool gel mattress protector that will also have the added benefit of prolonging the life of your mattress. Keeping your window slightly ajar will also help to keep your bedroom well ventilated.
The answer is two fold. They can be warmer but not all people find this a problem. In fact some people embrace it. We've even had customers put electric blankets on their memory foam mattresses. Memory foam mattresses remain perennially popular and should you find you overheat in one there are lots of steps you can take to mitigate this. For more independent advice on getting the right mattress then you always visit the Sleep Council