December 23, 2021 6 min read
Mattress companies have been making significant strides in recent years, and with the introduction of cooling technology, more new bedding options are available to consumers than ever before.
If you are curious about getting a new mattress with cooling properties, figuring out which one is right for you can seem like a daunting task. Thankfully you can save time and energy by learning about mattress cooling features in this article.
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Put simply, cooling mattress technology uses various types of materials to draw away or absorb heat.Cooling system materials can be anything from gel-infused memory foam to wrapped wire coils designed to increase airflow.
Methods usually revolve around drawing hot air away from the body and absorbing natural heat radiation produced by thermoregulation, helping you stay cool.
Now, first things first. Why would anyone need to have cooling features on a bed? In order to properly discuss the topic, one thing needs to be made clear: you are hot.
That is, your warm-blooded human body is hot!
Humans have a natural temperature average of 98.6° F, which is already warmer than most objects we naturally come in contact with. When human bodies come in contact with other elements, they can increase the temperature in said elements via the bodies’ natural heat radiation.
This is why objects like blankets or beds can feel warm after coming into prolonged contact with the human body. Thermoregulation is a natural part of the human body and helps people keep cool while maintaining their optimal body temperature.
Since the human body naturally produces heat, sleeping under blankets, especially during hot summer months, can make the bodies’ temperature increase. The body temperature increase is due to the residual heat from the body’s natural radiation.
Feeling hot makes it harder for the body to get comfortable, which leads to shifting positions when sleeping that generates even more heat! The body will naturally cool by 1-2° F when falling asleep, however, High Body Temperature can make falling asleep more difficult. If you are a hot sleeper, you need a mattress that sleeps cool.
Cooling technology offers a viable solution to hot body temperatures and restless sleep by countering the residual heat generated by your body.Newer temperature regulating beds are even cool to the touch, creating a relaxing way to rest without feeling muggy and hot.
Cooling mattress protectors are a great option for someone who already owns a nice mattress but wants to sleep cooler.
Mattress protectors use the same cooling technologies with removable fitted sheets. This allows anyone to convert any mattress and get the cooling comfort and support needed.
In addition to adding cooler sleep, mattress protectors can be removed and washed, helping keep your mattress looking like new for much longer than without a protector.
So now that you know what mattress cooling technology is and the types of materials that go into making it, you can shop with confidence knowing what options are available to you!
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