We get a lot of questions about whether or not memory foam sleeps hot. Some people even stay away from memory foam because they think it sleep hot. Memory foam is temperature sensitive. The heat of your body helps it conform to your body’s shape and reduce pressure points, making it extremely comfortable. Memory foam will be firmer in a cooler room than it will be in a warmer room. Leave a memory foam pillow in a cold car overnight and it will feel like a brick. (I have done that.)
Some “old wives’ tales” never seem to go away. Let’s get rid of some of them… You do not catch a cold from being cold. Colds are caused by viruses. If you cross your eyes or make a weird face, it is not going to stick that way. Most importantly (for our purposes at least), not all memory foam “sleeps hot.” So where did this pervasive rumor come from? Let’s explore that a bit.
I get a fair amount of questions about gel foam — what is gel foam, why I’ve only carried memory foam beds (for more information on buying a memory foam bed, click here to see our in-depth memory foam mattress buying guide and checklist) and never carried a gel foam bed, and whether gel foam “better” than memory foam?
Whether memory foam “sleeps hot” or not is a concern for many people. Memory foam has a reputation for sleeping hot, especially because the leading brand, Tempur-Pedic, is known for this. Since sleeping hot is something that is undesirable, some memory foam manufacturers have worked to eliminate this drawback.
One of the concerns people have with memory foam is its reputation for “sleeping hot.” Memory foam reacts to your body’s weight and its temperature, as well as the room temperature. Does this mean it is destined to sleep hot? Not at all!
Our unique memory foam is made by a boutique memory foam company that specializes only in memory foam. This specialization means that their focus is on creating the most comfortable memory foam possible. What does that mean for our memory foam, exactly?
Our memory foam is made with an open cell structure. That means it has a 95% greater air flow and wicks away moisture and heat three times more than traditional memory foam. This means that not only is it extremely comfortable, but that it sleeps much cooler than traditional memory foam. The Healthy Foundations 10″ Memory Foam Mattress is so much cooler than traditional memory foam that only 1/2 of 1% of our returns are for heat.
Our unique mattress, including our high quality foams and our five-layer proprietary Comfort Matrix Construction™ allows our Healthy Foundations 10” Memory Foam Mattress to provide outstanding comfort and support in the world of inferior memory foam mattresses. This unique and high quality memory foam mattress can be bought nowhere else in the world.
We frequently get questions about why our memory foam sleeps cooler than traditional memory foams. There are a few reasons for that, including our proprietary Comfort Matrix Construction™, exclusive to our Healthy Foundations 10″ Memory Foam Mattress.
Our question for today is:
Will a lower density foam or higher density foam be hotter to sleep on?
Boy, that is a tough question. I can’t say I have a definitive answer for you. We’ve tested a lot of memory foams, and talked with many manufacturers about this issue, but I’ve never heard that density is the issue here. Instead, I think that it is more dependant on the particular characteristics of that memory foam.