How to Make Sure You Stay Cool on Your Latex Mattress

February 20, 2019

How to Make Sure You Stay Cool on Your Latex Mattress

Staying cool and comfortable while you sleep is very important. It helps you to maintain continuity of sleep, and avoids unnecessary awakenings due to discomfort. These awakenings can result in difficulty returning to sleep it can affect your body’s ability to fully restore.

Natural latex mattresses, by design, keep you cooler than other mattresses, such as memory foam mattresses. But there are other ways to stay cool on your latex mattress too. Read on to learn more.

What is the Ideal Sleep Temperature?

While everyone will have their own opinions about the ideal temperature of their bedroom when it comes to sleeping, The National Sleep Foundation suggests that the ideal temperature for sleeping is between 60 and 67 degrees. To accomplish this, you may wish to adjust your thermostat at night, so that it is within this range while you sleep. Another thing you can do is use a fan at night to help cool the air, though it is best to keep the temperature fairly consistent while you sleep.

Other Considerations for Keeping Your Sleep Environment Cool and Comfortable

In addition to keeping your room cool, there are other steps you can take to reduce your risks of sweating from the heat while you sleep. This includes choosing fabrics for sheets and comforters, quilts, etc., wisely.

  • Cotton. An excellent choice that offers outstanding breathability, along with comfort, makes cotton sheets ideal for many sleepers. Buy organic cotton sheets when possible for outstanding comfort, quality, and a planet-friendly sleep.
  • Bamboo. Another great material for sheets that are cool and comfortable all night long. These sheets get bonus points because bamboo fiber sheets are great for the planet as well.
  • Sheets Designed to Maximize Cool. In addition to the materials mentioned above. Some sheets are specifically designed to sleep cooler. They may not be made with materials that are as environmentally-friendly as others on the list, but they do help you keep your cool while sleeping without cranking up the air conditioning.

Comforters and other bedding operate similarly. Look for lightweight materials to help you remain cool and comfortable. Consider changing your comforter and bedding seasonally or as needed to accommodate your need for a cooler night’s sleep.

Pillows can also have a significant impact on how “hot” you sleep. Like sheets, there are pillows specifically designed to provide maximum air flow, and help you sleep cooler at night. Consider these pillows to help you enjoy greater cooling comfort throughout the night.

Dress for Coolness While Sleeping

It is much better to dress for beds in materials that promote coolness rather than warmth. Flannel pajamas may be nice for keeping you cozy before climbing into bed, but can cause a mess of tangled sheets, and leave you waking in a sea of sweat. Choose lightweight materials for sleeping, and keep a nice warm robe handy for midnight runs to the bathroom or for when you wake in the morning.

Many women, for instance, have discovered that dressing in tank tops and “boy shorts” is a great way to sleep more comfortably – even in winter. The fabrics do not have a tendency to grab the sheets, and they are cool enough that you aren’t waking up hot during the night. They key is to keep the fabric minimal and lightweight to get the most from your sleeping clothing.

Do Latex Mattresses Sleep Cooler?

Natural latex mattresses, like our Eco Terra mattresses, are known for sleeping cooler than traditional coil innerspring and most foam mattresses, including memory foam and gel memory foam mattress. 

The coolness of latex mattresses is largely due to the construction process. Natural latex mattresses feature an open cell construction that allows air to flow freely throughout the mattress. This prevents heat from becoming trapped between your body and the mattress itself, reducing heat and moisture so you can sleep better throughout the night.

What’s Behind the Coolness Factor of Eco Terra Mattresses

At Eco Terra, our latex mattresses are made with fabric encased individual coils that maximize the amount of air flow throughout the sleep surface. Because our coils extend all the way to the outer edge of the mattress, you won’t find uncomfortable hot zones on our mattresses.

How cool are Eco Terra mattresses with encased coils? Our coil mattresses sleep 28 percent cooler than traditional foam mattresses, allowing you to remain cool and comfortable all night long.

Of course, this is in addition to the other benefits latex mattresses have to offer, such as:

  • Superior support
  • Motion isolation
  • Edge to edge comfort and support
  • Planet-friendly
  • Global Organic Textile Standard Certified
  • OEKO-TEX Standard 100 Certified
  • 15-year warranty
  • 100 % pure natural latex
  • 100 % organic cotton cover
  • 100 % pure natural wool fire barrier

In other words, there is a lot to love about the Eco Terra Latex Mattress made with 100 % natural Talalay latex, ,fabric-encased individual coils and organic cotton.

It is important, however, to make sure you’re getting a 100 percent natural latex mattress if sleeping cool is important to you. Synthetic latex and blended latex does not sleep as cool as 100 % natural latex.

Getting the best night’s sleep possible often begins and ends with being comfortable while you sleep. This includes choosing a mattress that delivers the right amount of comfort and support just as much as it involves keeping your bedroom a comfortable and consistent temperature throughout the night. If you’re worried about waking up to a cold home, set your thermostat to warm up within an hour of when you want to wake in the morning.

Contact us at 1-888-605-0096 to learn more about the benefits of an Eco Terra mattress.

Patrick Gunther

Patrick is an accomplished writer. He has been in the retail mattress space for the past 13 years, and more specifically in the natural mattress niche. He blogs on the subjects of natural mattresses, sleep, health, fitness, and green living.