Sleeping hot in bed? In part one of The Mattress & Sleep Company’s three part series about sleeping hot we talk about the factors that can contribute to a warmer sleep environment and the types of questions that should be asked when determining the best course of action to solving your sleep needs.
Key Questions To Discuss Why You Are Sleeping Hot
- Do you currently use a mattress protector? If the answer is yes, The next question is it waterproof? Waterproof protectors are common place in the mattress industry. They are featured at most independent and box box retailers as they are usually a low price item. Although they are marketed as waterproof and breathe at the same time they in fact do not. There is no polyethylene in the skirt portion which allows them to be marketed as breathing.
- What type mattress are you currently sleeping on? If your current mattress is causing you to be sleeping hot at night it is a strong possibility that you are sleeping on a mattress consisting mainly of polyurethane foam. Although memory-foam mattresses, or foam hybrids have been known to create thermal imbalance for most sleepers not everyone is sleeping hot on them. This is why it is important to look at everything related to your sleeping environment.
- What type of foundation is your current mattress sitting on? A foundation or bed frame underneath your mattress can have just as much of an impact in regards to sleeping hot. Unfortunately most mattress foundations or box-springs for the most part do not breathe. The only benefit they usually offer is supporting the mattress. They usually feature a solid cardboard or wood piece on top offering no air flow. This is why slatted platform bed have become popular. There are slatted foundations available . A good example of this would be products manufactured by Green Sleep and Sleeptek.
- What type of pillows and bedding are currently using? The type of bedding you sleep with can contribute to whether or not you are sleeping hot or not as well. The proper bedding can contribute or inhibit a quality night’s sleep. Pillows can also contribute to sleeping hot as most people perspire on their pillow when thermal imbalance takes place. The final piece in the top of bed puzzle is often your choice of duvet. For example choosing the improper weight in a down duvet can cause significant tossing and turning from heat retention.