We can all agree that feeling too hot in bed can make it impossible to sleep. At MattressNextDay, we’re dedicated to finding solutions to every sleep problem, including how to optimise your bed for a cooler night's sleep.
We’ve collaborated with our friends at Coolflex to truly master how to create the perfect cool bedroom in the summer. Plus, they explain how their technology can help you create a fresh, cool and comfortable sleeping environment that tackles hot weather.
Coolflex are the experts in cooling mattresses. Working with sleep experts and industry leaders, they constantly develop new and exciting technologies that not only keep you feeling fresh, but also tackle back and joint pain.
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At Coolflex, we take sleep seriously. Two of the biggest hurdles to a good night’s sleep are overheating and back pain. So, we developed a range of mattresses that solves these problems. Not only do we work closely with mattress and sleep experts, but we also take great interest in what regular sleepers want and need.
In the summer months, everyone is looking for ways to cool down at night. You combine a hot bed with a bad back, and you’re in for a restless night. So, how do you make sure your bed is perfectly optimised for a cool night’s sleep, while thinking about back support, plus everything else you need to consider in a bed? It might seem like a lot to think about, but thankfully we do all the hard work for you. Here are just three simple things you can do to make sure you keep a cool, refreshing bed set up.
1. Make sure you have the right bed frame for your mattress
You might have had your bed frame for years, or think once you’ve invested in one, you don’t ever need to change it. This can be true - so long as your mattress is the right type for your bed frame.
The number one thing you don’t want to do when pairing your mattress and bed frame is to trap heat, so consider all the ways you can improve air circulation. For example, if you have a memory foam mattress, steer clear from box spring bases, as they don’t allow proper air circulation, making your mattress retain even more heat.
For memory foam, choose a divan bed or traditional solid slat base. And for pocket spring or hybrid mattresses, go for a divan or sprung slat base, as these help the mattress breathe as well as let it move enough to support you.
By choosing the right bed frame for your mattress, you can seriously enhance the air circulation throughout your whole bed set up, which makes a massive difference when it comes to removing excess body heat and creating a cool bed.
Helpfully, MattressNextDay have paired our Coolflex mattresses with their Premium Divan Beds as a divan set option, so you can easily purchase the perfect mattress and base together in one.
2. Choose the right mattress & bedding for your sleeping style
Everyone sleeps differently - you might sleep on your side, curled up in the foetal position, or you might lay straight as a soldier on your back - either way, you need to make sure your bed and mattress is doing you enough favours.
But how does sleep style relate to a cool night’s sleep? Well, depending on how you sleep, different parts of your body have the most contact with your sleep surface and bedding. Plus, you’ll use these things differently.
For example, if you sleep on your front, you’ll trap more heat between you and your mattress, so you should consider features like cooling gel memory foam or our Removable AirFlo™ Cover, which actively transfers heat away from your body. If you’re an arms-by-your-side-flat-on-your-back sleeper, you’ll find more refreshment from a cooling duvet, which will keep the front of your body (where you naturally store more heat) nice and cool.
Pillows are a great way to elevate your sleeping position, too. You can prop one between or under your legs to help align your spine. Our Coolflex® Hybrid ICE Cool Gel Memory Foam Pillow is great for this, as it’ll actively cool your body down at the same time. If you’re a back sleeper, you can prop it just under your knees - this will align your spine and prevent back pain, while also keeping you cool in bed.
3. Consider your year-round needs
A lot of people love a colder bedroom all year round, even in the winter. If you want to keep your bed and bedroom cool all year, invest in the right products. For example, a mattress lasts around eight years, so if you like a cool night’s sleep, go for a cooling mattress. Our Hybrid ICE Mattress is a great choice, as it draws heat away from your body and keeps you nice and cool, but also features reactive pocket springs that target painful pressure points and relieves pain with orthopaedic support.
You might have heard that memory foam retains heat, so if you prefer a much cooler bed, you can go for reflex foam instead. Our Lux Ortho Pocket Mattress features a layer of reflex foam, which works exactly the same as memory foam, but keeps you much cooler.
Other ways you can keep your bed cool is to invest in cool bed sheets and accessories, such as cooling pillows and lower tog duvets. These are easily interchangeable if you’ll likely want to warm your bed back up again in the colder months. Most people have a couple of duvets of differing togs in storage, so they can swap them out depending on the weather.
If your sleeping temperature needs change throughout the year, it’s a good idea to have a set of accessories and products ready for different seasons. You can keep your cooling pillows, extra breathable sheets and summer duvets together, swapping them out from your thicker duvets and warm mattress topper when the time comes.
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Overall, the key to creating the perfect cool bed and sleeping environment is to consider how the different elements of your bed work together. If your bed frame doesn’t allow for air circulation, you’ll find your mattress stores more heat.
You should also consider what will save you money in the long run - investing in the right cooling bedding will end up being far less expensive than having to run your fan all night, every night while you struggle to sleep under a too-thick duvet.
Browse our range of cooling mattresses and bedding that will help you invest in a cooler night’s sleep, as well as target aches and pains.