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The Best Mattress Type for Cooler Sleep

The mattress industry is always looking for the next greatest thing when it comes to helping you sleep ‘cool’. There are gels and foams made up of different materials – but what does each one do and which one is right for you when it comes to a hot summer night?

At Texas Mattress Makers, we do not just make mattresses. We also work directly with suppliers to find the most innovative, high-quality materials, ensuring the best night’s sleep for you and your family.

Visit one of our showrooms and we’ll show you the difference. Until then – read this…

“Cooling” Gel Infused Foam

While Gel Infused Foam does offer durability and support, it does not actually help keep you cool at night. The ‘cool-to-the-touch’ sensation of this material tricks many customers that are prone to sleeping hot. The issue with all memory foam products is the lack of air flow. When your body heat warms the gel, there is no heat dissipation – this quickly offsets the cooling effect of the gel making you wake up during the middle of the night warm.

So, are there any components that might help you sleep cooler at night?  Here are a few to consider..

Pocketed Coil

Pocketed coil is a bedding material that many people think is used exclusively in the support layer of the mattress – not true. There are certain types of pocketed coil that can be used in the comfort layer as well. Pocketed coils can help provide a cooler sleep due to the construction of the individually wrapped coils and the allowed air flow.  Your body heat can flow through the mattress creating a cooler sleep surface.


Latex is very similar to memory foam, offering the plush and cushy feeling that you get from a foam-based mattress. The difference is, Latex is tempered differently which allows for little ‘holes’ providing more room for air flow. Not only do we offer classic latex products, we offer a variety of specialty latex that offer special benefits.  One of these is Graphite Talalay Latex which is infused with the mineral graphite that wicks away heat.

Serene Foam

Serene Foam is a memory foam product that is made with an ‘Open Cell’ technology allowing more air flow than your typical memory foam. While this still does retain body heat, it is made with phase-changing materials to help regulate temperatures as you sleep.  This is exclusively found in our showrooms in the Greater Houston area.

We are here to keep you cool this summer, Houston. Our number one priority is making sure that our customers get the right mattress for their best night’s sleep.  Come meet with our experts at either of our locations to learn more about the mattress components that will offer you the support, comfort and cooler sleep you’re looking for. Many of our cooling mattresses are on sale. Check out our Current Sales »