Sleep Hot? Here are 5 Ways to Stay Cool All Night Long

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by Sleep First 5 min read

As the weather heats up here in the northern hemisphere, many sleepers find themselves waking up sweaty and hot. Never fear (or should we say, sweat?), because we're here with out top 5 tips for staying cool all night long.

1. Keep it dark

As beautiful as sunshine is, especially in the spring and summer, it's hot! To keep your bedroom as cool as possible, consider investing in dark shades, blackout curtains, or blinds. And keep them drawn, especially during the brightest hours of the day, to keep the heat out and maximize the cooling effect.

2. Circulate the air

Optimizing the airflow in your room can make a huge difference in your temperature regulation. If you have air conditioning, set your thermostat to 65-70 degrees to ideal sleeping conditions. To improve air circulation, try adding an oscillating fan to your bedroom/

3. Choose your pajamas wisely

Don't underestimate the power of pajamas! As cozy as fluffy pajamas can be, they don't help with cooling. We recommend wearing light, breathable fabrics like cotton, silk, and linen.

4. Two words: breathable bedding

Your bedding can make or break your sleep temperature! Especially in the warmer months, consider choosing a mattress protector, pillows, blankets, and sheets made of breathable fabrics like cotton and linen. At Sleep First we have a great collection of breathable bedding waiting for you! 

5. Opt for a cooling mattress!

Tried all of the above and you’re still waking up in the middle of the night to kick off your sheets? You’re probably a hot sleeper. Lucky for you, there are mattresses made just for this!

When we fall asleep, our body temperature naturally lowers. As it does, our heat is transferred into our mattress and bedding. Some mattresses absorb and retain a lot of heat, while others are engineered to provide better circulation and temperature control.

If you're in need of a cooler mattress, look no further. Here are some of the best mattresses to help you stay dry and cool all night long.

Tempur-Pedic ProBreeze Medium Mattress

For amazing comfort, support and temperature regulation, check out the Tempur-Pedic ProBreeze! It's a great choice for couples or for those who change up their sleeping position often, as it provides the perfect "happy medium" feel that works for all kinds of preferences and positions. It was designed in Tempur-Pedic's special thermal lab to help optimize the micro-climate between your mattress and your comforter for a cool, deep sleep that will help you fall asleep quickly and stay asleep longer.  It’s available in Twin Xl, Full, Queen, King, California King and Split.

Tempur-Pedic ProBreeze Medium Hybrid Mattress

The Tempur-Pedic ProBreeze Medium Hybrid mattress was designed with optimum comfort and temperature regulation in mind. This mattress provides the unbeatable "best of both worlds" comfort of a hybrid, while keeping you nice and cool. Because it’s excellent at minimizing movement transfer, it’s a perfect choice for couples. It’s available in Twin Xl, Full, Queen, King, California King and Split.

Tempur-Pedic LuxeBreeze Firm Mattress

This is the bed for someone who knows exactly what they want: a cool, firm, luxurious mattress! It was designed with some of the best cooling technology available, to keep you cool and comfortable all night long so that you wake up rested, refreshed, and ready for your day. It’s available in Twin Xl, Queen, King, California King and Split.

Tempur-Pedic LuxeBreeze Soft Mattress

This is the perfect bed for you if you want to feel like you’re drifting to sleep on a cloud (a cool cloud, of course). It uses the best mattress technology available to keep you cool, even as you sink into its softness. This is one of Tempur-Pedic’s softest mattresses available, so if that's what you're into, this is for you. It’s available in Twin Xl, Queen, King, California King and Split.

Sealy Hybrid Chill Mattress

The Sealy Hybrid Chill pairs exclusive Posturepedic Technology™ with innovative cover technologies to provide excellent support and superb quality. Its DuoChill™ cooling system keeps you at the perfect temperature, while its Immersion™ advanced memory foam and Comfortsense™ foam conform to your unique shape and provide you with a breathable, comfortable sleep. Its Duraflex™ coil edge system and zoned support technologies mean you get excellent and lasting support, right where you need it most.

Want to test a cooling mattress out in person? Come visit us at your nearest Sleep First to experience first-hand what our happy customers are saying about our top-notch selection, customer care, and good deals. We’ll be waiting to help you find your perfect fit!

You can book a private, contact-free shopping appointment here. Questions? Please feel free to reach out to our team who can guide you in the right direction by calling or chatting with us by clicking the messenger icon at the bottom of the screen!

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