What types of warming mattresses do we stock?
One of the most effective sleeping solutions for retaining heat is memory foam. A memory foam mattress has minimal breathability and airflow, an important factor ensuring its heating element for the whole body. Millions of tiny holes in the structure comprise memory foam, seeping out air when you apply pressure to the mattress surface. Applying pressure allows the mattress to mould to the contours of your body, retaining heat in the position you're lying in.
Similar to memory foam, reflex foam has the same body-moulding properties. The structure comprises millions of tiny holes too. However, they release less air because it is slightly firmer than memory foam, allowing little air pockets to remain even when pressure is applied. As a result, reflex foam can undoubtedly keep you warm at night, but less so than memory foam mattresses.
A hybrid mattress is the fusion of two types, often including a sprung element and a comfort layer. When a pocket sprung or open coil spring system is paired with memory foam or reflex foam comfort layer, they will be warming for the reasons described above.
What mattress tension should I opt for?
With so many mattress types and tensions to choose from, you'd be forgiven for feeling slightly overwhelmed. Continue reading to settle on the best cooling mattress for your sleeping position and requirements.
Soft and medium tension
The best cooling mattresses for side sleepers will likely feature a soft or medium tension; softer mattresses are able to provide cushioned support to the hip and shoulder.
Medium firm tension
A medium firm mattress is perfect if you like to sleep in various positions throughout the night. Our collection features a sleep surface that's soft enough to adequately support side sleeping and also accommodate back and stomach sleepers.
If you solely sleep on your front or back, we recommend choosing a firm mattress that can evenly distribute body weight and support the spine.
Other ways to warm your bed
Don't want to invest in a warming mattress or only need one for the colder months? There are many other ways to ensure your bed is warm without switching out your current mattress.
Heated mattress pads or electric blankets
An effective way to provide warmth to your bed is with a heated mattress pad or an electric blanket. Some of the best-heated mattress pads come from brands such as Silentnight, one of the UK's most trusted sleep brands. Whilst these are not compatible with memory foam or other foam mattresses, a heating pad is brilliant for sprung sleeping solutions. All you need to do is turn it on before you get into bed, using the heating settings to adjust to your preferred temperature range. Please ensure that you don't use your thermal device overnight, as they are designed for short-term use only. Whichever electric blanket you opt for, ensure you refer to the safety instructions before use and then say goodbye to sleepless nights.
A hot water bottle
Consider using a hot water bottle instead for an even cheaper way to warm your bed up. Not only is heated water great for pain relief, but it can help to keep you toasty as you get into bed at night. Hot water bottles stay at a high temperature for up to two hours and retain warm water for the whole night. This improves your sleep quality by ensuring you aren't too cold.
60-night sleep trial
It's not always easy to find the right mattress for you, especially when ordering online. With this in mind, we're proud to offer a 60-night sleep trial on any mattress purchased alongside a mattress protector.