For the past several years, memory foam has been the hottest material in premium bedding – in more ways than one. Here is what you need to know to sleep cool in the best memory foam mattresses.
Many mattress shoppers, who love sleeping with the windows open, in the winter, or as if they were on the beach, wonder whether sleeping on a memory foam mattress will satisfy their need for a cool comfortable sleep. They have doubts and questions; especially, after hearing all the stories about how hot it is to sleep on memory foam.
You can “sleep cool” on memory foam if you take the time to sweat the details. Do your homework to understand the design and construction of a mattress. It can be made with cooler foam and materials that allow for the best air circulation possible.
In order to get educated, you should talk to a foam and mattress manufacturer, like Foamite, before you tour the mattress stores or buy a mattress anywhere else. We have obsessively designed a memory foam mattress, with the best (coolest and most natural) ingredients from all over the world and offer it to you, with a custom construction, at a shockingly low factory direct price. Simply put, you can buy the mattress that retails for $4,000 from us for $1,800 or you can buy the $1,750 mattress for $850, factory direct.
Memory Foam Mattress Basics
In the defense of memory foam, staying cool during the night is an issue to some degree with owners of nearly every type of mattress. Overall approximately 6% of innerspring mattress owners and 14% of memory foam mattress owners report their mattresses sleep uncomfortably hot.
Memory foam mattresses, like Tempurpedic, are made with polyurethane foam and tend to rate well for comfort and pressure relief. However, what the memory foam is made of and supported by can vary. A memory foam mattress is not all made with memory foam. It is made with 3 or 4 inches of memory foam on top of 5 or 6 inches of another polyurethane or soy-based foam.
Traditional memory foam tends to have a tighter cell structure which can impede airflow, especially with closed-cell structures. The heat activated nature of a traditional memory foam mattress can also lead to trapped heat and a “stuck” sensation, especially with denser grades of memory foam.
Soy-based memory foam infused with swirls of gel (Koosh Viscogel) replace a portion of the petroleum with botanically-sourced oils and may have a reduced chemical profile compared to other petroleum-based polyurethanes. This type of foam is usually cooler and has proven more effective at dissipating heat than other memory foams.
How a memory foam mattress is put together can also influence whether or not it sleeps cool. At FOAMITE we have introduced natural memory foam that is infused with swirls of cool gel. We call it Koosh Viscogel. It is much cooler and more natural than traditional petroleum-based memory foam.
If you want something even cooler you can add a layer of our solid blue NeoGel on the top of your mattress. It is like the gel foot insoles for your whole body. I have it on one side of my mattress, that way I can flip it depending on the time of year to sleep cooler or not.
The firm edges are made with air vents, that way when you sit or roll on your mattress the vents allow all the warm air to come out. By the way, most memory foam mattresses are not made with firm edges let alone have air vents in them too.
Our mattress covers are made with mesh borders and the same fabric technology that is used in dri-fit golf clothing. This will help to dissipate air and moisture for an even cooler and more comfortable sleep.
The NeoGel Mattress is custom made to suit your weight, preference and back condition. Your partner can get what they need or want on their side of the bed. It’s the coolest memory foam mattress ever by design.
At Foamite (a foam and mattress manufacturer), we have obsessively designed a memory foam mattress, with the best (coolest and most natural) ingredients from all over the world and offer it to you, with a custom construction, at a shockingly low factory direct price.
Simply put, you can buy the mattress that retails for $4,000 from us for $1,800 or you can buy the $1,750 mattress for $850, factory direct.
Sleep cooler and better by knowing the options that are available to do so.
R.C. (Bob) Dimas