The 6 Best Cooling Mattresses For All-Night Comfort

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6 Cooling Mattresses For All-Night Comfort Hearst Owned

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You wake up in a panic. At best, you're a little warm. At worst, you've sweat through that Ralph Lauren pajama set. We talked about this in our duvet testing, but there is nothing as horrible as waking up hot. If you're a hot sleeper, a cooling mattress is one of the best investments you can make. You can revamp your bedding, dumping those old sheets for cooling-specific sheets, switch out your pillow, or go for a quilt instead of a fluffy down duvet. But honestly, the one true fix is switching out your current mattress for an ultra-cool option.

But what makes a cooling mattress good? What makes one great? It centers around memory foam. Memory foam is plush, squishy, and we all love it, but it is hot. So, cooling mattresses are trying to work around that. They'll typically feature some sort of porous memory foam, with little (or large!) air channels to cut through that dense foam, as well as cooling gels and specialized textile toppers. Some brands infuse their memory foams with cooling elements. On this list, Bear uses copper, and Tuft & Needle uses graphite. These are porous elements that pull heat away from you.

All around, you're looking for something that tries to work around the memory foam problem. Some brands, like Saatva, ditch it for latex foam. All the others on this list have concocted some sort of scientific work around. Everything on this list is sufficiently cooling, but each solution changes the mattress, either making it more firm, soft, or expensive. It's about finding what works for you.

Buying one of these cooling mattresses is the only thing—bar sleeping on the floor—that will give you consistently cool sleep. So in your interest, we found the six best cooling mattresses you can buy on the World Wide Web.

Latex Hybrid Mattress

Saatva is the antidote to the "mattress in a box," phenomenon. Your mattress doesn't come rolled up or packed down, it gets delivered whole, all the way to your bedroom.

That's one reason the brand has blown up, and we have sung its praises, but another is that Saatva just makes incredibly comfortable mattresses. The brand's cooling option, the Latex Hybrid, is no exception. Using latex foam (opposed to memory foam) on top of Saatva's coil unit makes this an incredibly cool sleeping mattress, without sacrificing any of the support that makes Saatva so great.

<p><a href="" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>Latex Hybrid Mattress</p><p>$1756.00</p><p></p>

Wave Hybrid Snow Mattress

Casper's Snow technology has spawned what we've found to be the coolest mattress on the market. A quick cool cover, a cooling gel top layer, proprietary "HeatDelete" bands, and a porous memory foam layer all contribute to a damn near breezy sleeping experience.

Casper's mattress also has more give to it, especially compared to the Saatva above it. If like to feel hugged, this'll do it, but equally it's not sink-in soft. A great middle ground, we've found.

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Maybe the ultimate version of a "mattress in a box," Purple's standard offering is a great cooling mattress for those on a budget. Purple's grid—the thing that the whole brand is built on, really—is a great piece of cooling tech. It's made to cradle pressure points, but the there's channels all throughout the grid, so it pulls double duty. At just over $1,000, it's a great value.

And as with the previous two mattresses on this list, it's a middle-of-the-road firmness. Purple's medium-firm might skew softer than Saatva's, but it is certainly not overly plush.

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Every option thus far hasn't had any customization options. You can't choose firmness, nor can you do much about the smaller particulars of the mattress. This is par for the course when shopping for cooling models, honestly.

Tempur-Pedic's TEMPUR-breeze is not especially customizable, but you can at least choose soft or firm, and you can choose how much of a cooling layer you have. (That second one will affect the price.)

If you sleep really, really hot, you can go for the LUXEbreeze, which claims to to keep you feeling up to 8°F cooler. Or for standard hot sleepers, the PRObreeze option promises 3°F cooler—and, maybe more importantly, that knocks $1,000 off the price. That, plus the ability to choose your firmness makes this a great option if you're struggling to find that perfect cooling mattress.

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Mint Mattress

Sometimes you just want what's easiest. Tuft & Needle sells on Amazon, and that might be all you need.

But! If you need some convincing, Tuft & Needle's Mint mattress is one of the best cooling options out there. It's featured in our Best Mattresses List, and it really is a great option. It's another medium mattress, but it leans more plush than other options on the list. And with ceramic, cooling gel, and graphite all built into the mattress, it's great at pulling heat away from your body.

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Elite Hybrid

If you want to really step the plushness up, Bear's Elite Hybrid is the pick for you. The memory foam on this mattress really hugs around you for that perfect hotel bed super plush feel. That plushness also makes it a great mattress for couples, as it drastically minimizes any motion transfer.

But typically, that sort of softness doesn't come with any significant cooling, not the case here. Bear's Elite Hybrid has a copper-infused top layer of foam. As with a lot of the infused foams you see on this list, it does a great job of pulling heat away from you as you sleep.

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