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Waking up in the middle of the night from overheating is a common occurrence for individuals throughout the country. Whether it’s due to the warm weather or medical conditions, it’s little wonder that many Americans are looking at changing their mattress in a bid to keep cool.
A recent guide by sleep experts SFGATE has revealed that Brooklyn Bedding Aurora is the best cooling mattress in 2022. The hybrid mattress features multiple cooling technologies that help both the mattress and sleeper to keep cool and stay at an optimum temperature throughout the night.
The Brooklyn Bedding Aurora stands at 13.5 inches tall and is available as soft, medium and firm, which are rated as three, five and seven out of ten on the firmness scale. This mattress can be bought in the sizes twin, twin XL, full (double), queen, king, California king, short queen, RV king, RV bunk. Due to the addition of the final two non-standard sizes, this mattress is an ideal option for consumers who want a smaller cooling mattress for their RV or camper van. Couples who want to share a split mattress can also appreciate the option of a split California king.
What is the structure of the Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Hybrid?
This American-made mattress has a cover that features premium weave TitanCool™, a material that is designed to keep skin temperature to a cool 88 degrees Fahrenheit. The cooling top panel is Brooklyn Bedding’s signature material to help keep the mattress consistently cool.
A further 1.5—inch layer of elastic CopperFlex foam, which features CopperGel, has a latex-like feel that helps heat to dissipate swiftly and reduces moisture levels. Copper has the added benefit of being antimicrobial, which helps the mattress to stay fresh and free of harmful germs.
Beneath the CopperFlex foam is a two-inch layer of TitanFlex™ foam, which is able to quickly adjust to the sleeper’s movements throughout the night. The next layer consists of Swirl Visco-Elastic memory foam, a material that offers contouring and compression support. It’s important that the sleeper is fully supported, otherwise, they may suffer from spine misalignment and other issues, which could lead to aches throughout the day too.
The core of the mattress is eight inches and 1,032 individually encased Ascension X® coils, as well as coils that have a higher gauge to provide edge support. These coils are zoned to give ultimate support to the various areas of the body, particularly around the hip and back sections. Finally, a dense foam layer provides a durable supportive layer that supports the coils as they compress and adjust under the sleeper’s weight.
This hefty mattress can weigh between 70 and 145 pounds and can cost around $999 to $2199, depending on the size of the mattress. Customers have a sleep trial of 120 nights to decide whether this mattress is right for them, as well as a ten-year warranty. However, permanent impressions in the mattress are not covered until they reach over one inch deep. Brooklyn Bedding also requires customers to have tried the mattress for at least 30 nights before they are able to return them for a refund.
All Brooklyn Bedding mattresses are designed to support individuals that weigh up to 950 pounds. It’s advised that the mattresses are rotated every six to eight months to ensure that there isn’t too much wear in one area. However, the mattresses shouldn’t be flipped as the foam and layers are specifically placed to give the best level of support and comfort.
The 0.75-inch base foam provides enough structured support to be placed on a variety of foundations, including platform, box spring and slats.
What type of mattress is best for staying cool?
Traditional memory foam mattresses have a reputation for retaining too much heat and moisture. However, many modern memory foam options are open-cell, which allows for better airflow and flexibility. Many bed-in-a-box mattresses, such as the Brooklyn Bedding Aurora hybrid, are made from a combination of memory foam and innerspring to give both comfort and structured support. Pocket sprung mattresses and hybrids are generally a better cooling mattress option because there is easy airflow between the coils which helps to eliminate a build-up of hot air.
Gel memory foam also has many cooling properties as it acts in a similar way to a standard ice pack. A cooling gel-infused memory foam mattress will have good air circulation, which helps to regulate temperature. The gel can also respond quicker than memory foam layers and will resume its natural shape at a faster speed, which helps to give sleeper’s a good level of support.
Memory foam makes softer mattresses and is more contouring than latex, which is a preferred quality by individuals who sleep on their side. A cooling memory foam mattress can help give pressure relief, which can soothe aches and joint pain and provide a better night’s sleep. However, some sleepers prefer firmer mattresses, as they feel that they don’t get enough support with memory foam.
Back and stomach sleepers tend to prefer latex mattresses because they are firmer and have more bounce. Latex and innerspring mattresses also don’t contour to the body as much as memory foam and therefore are more popular with heavier sleepers as they don’t feel as if they are sinking too far into the mattress or getting too hot due to poor circulation.
What are the best cooling mattress materials?
Natural materials such as wool are often better at regulating heat than synthetic materials because they are naturally designed to stay cool in the summer and warmer in the winter months. Wool also has the added benefits of being resistant against mold, mildew, and dust mites, as well as being hypoallergenic. This material is naturally fire retardant too, which means that the mattress won’t have to be treated with harsh chemicals to meet health and safety standards.
Cotton is another natural material that has good ventilation because it absorbs moisture and can easily transmit heat. It has a natural wicking property that helps to absorb moisture build-up, including sweat. Cotton is also a very durable material, which means that it is often used on mattress covers because it is easy to wash and maintain. This material can also help to limit motion transfer, which is especially helpful for couples who share a mattress.
Latex, a natural material made from rubber tree sap, has also been proven to have many cooling qualities as the open-cell design promotes good airflow and breathability. The material can trap heat, although synthetic latex can sometimes perform better at this than natural latex. Talalay latex, a particular kind of latex, is also known to retain less heat than alternative types of latex such as Dunlop.
Graphite and copper are often used as cooling agents in memory foam to help cool the temperature down. The natural materials are mixed in with the foam itself, which is where they are able to pull heat away from the sleeper and disperse it. Copper is also antimicrobial and can limit the number of harmful bacteria on the mattress. It has been suggested that copper can also help muscle recovery, although more scientific research needs to be done in the area to be certain.
What issues do hot sleepers experience?
Research has shown that temperatures that are too hot or cold can have a negative impact on an individual’s quality and quantity of sleep, which can affect their physical and mental health. Individuals who sleep hot are likely to toss and turn throughout the night, as they try to find a position that allows them to cool down.
Some sleepers experience hot flashes in the night, particularly women who are going through menopause, individuals who have hormone disorders, or who suffer from conditions such as anxiety. Sleeping hot can also be a side effect of ow blood sugar, cancer and conditions that cause individuals to sweat too much.
These issues can cause individuals to wake up during the night drenched in sweat, or unable to even fall asleep in the first place because they are uncomfortably hot. These issues can sometimes be sorted by consulting a medical professional, although some individuals naturally run hotter and need to find preventive methods to stay cool, rather than medicated alternatives.
Sleep is the time when our bodies can recover and rest. A lack of sleep can therefore lead to poor health. Hot sleepers can experience a variety of issues through their inability to sleep properly, such as mood swings, memory loss, and poor concentration. Poor quality of sleep can also increase blood pressure and weaken their immune system, which can lead to a higher chance of illness.
A cooling mattress can lower body heat and alleviate these issues by providing a good night’s sleep. Thinner and breathable bedding, such as cotton and linen, is also a good alternative to thick and dense bedding. It can sometimes be better to layer up bedding, as the sheets can be removed or added until individuals find the right temperature.
How can sleepers stay cool throughout the night?
There are a number of ways that individuals can ensure that they are cooler through the night and at a better chance of a good night’s sleep. One of the best ways to do this is to have a cold shower before bed, which can lower skin temperature. It’s also advisable to avoid strenuous exercise before bed as this can raise body temperature and make it harder to fall asleep. In the same way, it’s a good idea to avoid hot or spicy food before getting into bed because certain food can trigger reactions in the nervous system and cause night sweats.
It’s worth investing in one of the best cooling mattresses on the market as a quality mattress will have a longer lifespan and therefore won’t need to be replaced as often. This can end up saving customers money in the long run and can help maintain good sleep patterns. Some individuals also decide to invest in a cooling mattress cover as this is a quick way to ensure the top layer of the mattress is consistently cool.
Keeping the bedroom well ventilated by opening windows can also help to keep good air circulation. Air conditioning and fans can also help to improve the circulation in the room and prevent it from becoming too hot and stuffy. Shutting the blinds or curtains during the day can also block out the sun and prevent the room from heating up.