Texas Mattress Makers
July 29, 2019 · 5 min read
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Are you a hot sleeper and find yourself waking up in the middle of the night sweating? Or, are you a cold sleeper and constantly wake up trying to find more blankets to get warmer? Whether you are a hot or cold sleeper, quality of sleep is directly linked to your body temperature and whether you can maintain a quality core temperature during the night.
As humans, we are constantly regulating our body temperature for different activities. According to this HuffPost article, “Falling and rising body temperature over the 24-hour day is an important contributor to the body’s sleep-wake cycle: dropping body temperature helps you fall asleep and stay asleep at night, and rising temperature stimulates alertness in the morning.”
Therefore, if you are a hot sleeper and cannot stay asleep because you are tossing and turning then you are going to wake up feeling groggy. Same goes if you are a cold sleeper and you are constantly waking up feeling like you are in an icebox. The good news is there are certain things you can do to regulate your body temperature.
If you are one of those people who wake up sweating then there are certain things you can do in your environment to reduce your body temperature needed for sleep.
Want more tips? Check out our 9 Tips for Hot Sleepers post.
There is so much information on how you can sleep cooler at night, but what about those of you that wake up shivering ?! If you are a cold sleeper then you can also do things to help elevate your temperature for better sleep.
Want more tips? Check out our 8 Tips for a Cold Sleeper post!
Those are just some of the tips that might help you sleep better whether you are a hot sleeper or a cold sleeper. However, the answer might also be your mattress! It is important to consider the actual surface you are sleeping on when trying to sleep cooler or warmer at night.
When you sleep, your body heat is transferred to your mattress. If you are a hot sleeper, your mattress should have breathable components so that your body heat doesn’t become trapped and create a furnace! Thinking about airflow, cooling technologies and products that help wick away body heat are imperative. Some of these to consider are pocketed coils, latex and more.
People who sleep hot may think you are the lucky one if you sleep colder, but they do not wake up shivering and craving more blankets! When exploring ways to sleep warmer at night make sure you take your mattress into account. There are various components that retain heat, such as traditional memory foam or viscoelastic foam that can help you from reaching for more blankets multiple times a night.
We are excited to share the Texas Mattress Makers experience and expertise with you through our website. If you have questions or concerns about sleeping hot or cold at night, or just getting a new mattress, we recommend you visit one of our showroom locations, or call us 7-days a week. Contact us at (713) 341-6252 or email us at [email protected].
We are happy to help you as you explore your mattress options and provide the answers you want to know about sleep! Take our Mattress Quiz today to get a mattress recommendation by one of our experts!
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