If you have a memory foam mattress, you may be experiencing some common problems that are associated with sleeping on them. One issue involves the temperature of the mattress becoming too warm at night. Even though a memory foam mattress may be very comfortable and a great support to the back, neck, and head, the heat that radiates from these mattresses can become a significant problem for some people. Because this is an issue that cannot be ignored, it is important to seek out ways to correct it as quickly as possible. So, for those of you who are interested in learning how to make your foam mattresses cooler, here are a few basic tips that can assist you with your efforts.
Replace Heavy Covers
It is obvious that the problems people can experience vary greatly from one person to the next, we are focusing on several recommendations. For the first, start identifying the problem by looking at your sheets and covers to see what you have and what might be going on. It is possible that you might just find that it’s your covers that are the source of your heat issues. They may be made of heavy duty cotton which is causing you to break out into a heavy sweat. If this is the case, you may want to change out these heavy weighted comforters to alleviate the problem. By getting rid of the big, hefty comforters, you will hopefully eliminate your problem. For example, during the summer, change your comforter out for a thin, breathable wool or soft cotton sheet.
Add a Layer
If you are still experiencing too much heat after replacing your covers, you will want to try other options to eliminate the heat. Another way to create a cooler environment is to add a layer of material above the foam layer. By adding an additional layer of materials above the foam, you are increasing air flow and subsequently decreasing heat retention. Different materials can make a big difference, so it is best to do your research in advance. For instance, when all natural wool materials are used as the additional layer, the temperature can be regulated naturally. This is one of the main reasons why some manufacturers design wool toppers. These wool toppers are ideal for moving the heat away from your body, and they also evaporate the source of the heat.
Check the Foundation
Once you have added an extra layer on top of the foam mattress, you may be to eliminate a big part of the problem. However, if you are still looking to cool down your bed, there are other strategies that can be used to help you get comfortable. One of these involves giving the bottom of the memory foam mattress a cool break. Look underneath it to see what can be contributing to the heating problems that you are experiencing. In some cases, the foundation that the mattress has been placed on can cause heating problems by restricting airflow. Particularly, if the foam mattress is seated directly on a set of box spring.
Correcting this problem does not have to be difficult. One option is to place your foam mattress directly on slats instead. Or, in some cases, you can also solve your problem by placing the foam mattress on top of a slatted platform bed instead of a metal frame. Either way, the main goal is to make sure the bottom of the foam mattress is not completely blocked by plywood or other materials. You want the foam mattress to be able to breathe from underneath too.
Making your memory foam mattress cooler does not have to be a difficult problem to correct if you know what to look for in advance. Typically, your heat problems come from one (if not more) of three places including the mattress foundation, the heavy top layers and the top of the mattress itself. Ultimately, it is very important for you to review your specific situation to determine how best to cool down your mattress and be able to get a relaxing night of sleep.