Does Memory Foam Sleep Cool?
Memory foam is actually known for causing people to “sleep hot.” Why?
Memory foam traps body heat. It is a chemical reaction that makes memory foam move with you as you adjust your sleeping position. So, what makes memory foam so comfortable is in a way what makes it uncomfortable. It’s a double-edged sword.
While you could purchase a gel-infused memory foam mattress that is marketed as a “cooler sleep,” this isn’t the most natural route, and some still find that they’re hot and uncomfortable.
When researching how to cool down a memory foam mattress, I found some odd answers. The general solution was to cover the mattress, whether with a mattress encasement or a topper.
What’s the point of sleeping on memory foam if you have to cover it up in order to get a good night’s rest?
If you want to sleep cool, opt for natural latex. Natural latex does not retain body heat like memory foam, so you’ll sleep much more comfortably.
Benefits of Memory Foam
Since memory foam conforms to the curves of your body, it does allow for pressure point relief, which is especially helpful for those who sleep on their side.
Memory foam is also usually at a lower price point than organic mattresses. However, you may be paying more in the long run. This brings me to our next topic…
Drawbacks of Memory Foam
There are several negatives to choosing a memory foam mattress, the biggest being the health concerns I stated above.
Even if those risks didn’t exist, there is still the issue of comfort. Memory foam may be cozy at first, but memory foam reviews always involve customers saying their mattress has serious dips and sags, that the foam eventually does not bounce back.
These dips can cause body aches and back pain because you’re not getting the support you need. It won’t be long before the mattress needs to be replaced. The result? Money down the drain.