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4 Signs You Are a Hot Sleeper

May 17, 2024  ·  6 min read

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You may have heard the term “hot sleeper” before, but how do you know if you sleep hot? Try asking yourself the following questions:

  1. Does my bedroom feel like a sauna? 
  2. Do I have trouble falling or staying asleep each night? 
  3. Do I feel uncomfortable at night because I feel too warm?
  4. Does cuddling with my partner overheat me? 

If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, you could be considered a hot sleeper. 

Temperature regulation is important to getting a good night’s rest. Unfortunately, some mattresses trap body heat throughout the night, making you feel like you’re sleeping in an oven. To sleep cooler and more comfortably, begin by determining if you are a hot sleeper. 

Our mattress experts will define what it means to sleep hot, signs that you may be a hot sleeper, and what you can do to get a better night’s rest.

What does a “hot sleeper” mean?

A hot sleeper may feel uncomfortably warm or overheat while sleeping. People who get hot while sleeping may have trouble staying comfortable. They might sweat a lot, toss and turn, and have trouble sleeping. 

To sleep better, hot sleepers can try using lighter bedding, adjusting room temperature, or using cooling accessories. These methods can help regulate their body temperature and improve the quality of their sleep.

Why do I get so hot when I sleep? 

There are many reasons a person could sleep hot. You could be getting so hot or getting night sweats because of:

  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Menopause symptoms
  • Metabolic rate
  • High room temperatures
  • Bedding materials
  • Wearing thick pajamas
  • Mattress components
  • Sleeping with a partner with a high body temperature
  • And more!

Although sleeping hot is common it can negatively impact your sleep quality. Figuring out if you are a hot sleeper is the first step to finding a solution.

4 signs you are a hot sleeper

1. You sweat excessively when you sleep

Do you sweat when you sleep? If so, you might be a hot sleeper. Waking up drenched in sweat, even in cooler environments and during the winter, is a sign that you sleep hot. Excessive sweating is your body’s way of telling you it’s having trouble regulating your temperature. 

Our body temperature naturally fluctuates throughout the night as we go in and out of REM sleep. If your body can’t regulate your temperature properly, you may wake up feeling damp or uncomfortable. 

2. You wake up from feeling too warm

Sleeping hot is one of the most common reasons for waking up in the middle of the night. Your body needs to stay cool and dry to get a good night’s sleep. If your body struggles to regulate its temperature, excessive sweating can disrupt your sleep and decrease its quality. 

Lack of sleep can lead to fatigue and irritability throughout the day, impacting health and overall well-being. 

3. You wake up without covers

If you frequently wake up and find that your blankets are off, you might not be sleeping well. This could mean you are restless during the night. Hot sleepers tend to move around a lot to try to find a cooler spot on the bed. 

However, taking off the covers might only help for a little while. If you do sleep hot, you need to address the root cause and make those changes to improve your sleep quality.

4. You wake up thirsty

Do you know that you can become dehydrated while sleeping? If your body is producing excessive amounts of sweat to attempt to cool you down, there is a chance that you could become dehydrated. While you sleep, your body loses a lot of fluid over time, increasing the risk of dehydration.

If you wake up feeling incredibly thirsty, this can be a sign that you are a hot sleeper. Be sure to hydrate yourself before bed to prevent dehydration.

Sleep tips for hot sleepers

Mattress expert Rachael and Founder Youval share their tips for helping hot sleepers beat the heat.

By incorporating these tips (as well as the ones below) into your bedtime routine, you can help improve your sleep quality and wake up feeling more refreshed and rested as a hot sleeper.

  • Drink plenty of water throughout the day, especially if you sweat a lot at night, to stay hydrated.
  • Adjust your bedroom temperature to around 65 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  • Opt for breathable bedding and pajamas instead of heavy blankets and sleepwear. Choose lightweight materials that allow for better airflow. In extreme cases, you can even find moisture-wicking materials to prevent sweat from sticking to your body.
  • Try cooling accessories. Our Cooling pillow features cool touch technology for a breathable, long-lasting, cool sleep surface.
  • Consider investing in a cooling mattress to help regulate your body temperature while you sleep.

At Texas Mattress Makers, we can help you sleep cooler with our Ice Blue Cooling Technology. This technology prevents body heat from getting stuck in the mattress, helping you stay cooler and more comfortable all night long. Our customers say this is the best cooling mattress topper because it doesn’t interfere with the comfort of the mattress.

If you’re looking for solutions to stay cooler this season, check out our line of cooling mattresses or add our Ice Blue Technology to any mattress of your choice.

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Beat the Texas Heat

Texas Mattress Makers Helps Hot Sleepers Find Heat Relief

So, are you a hot sleeper? If so, we have everything you need to beat the Texas heat just in time for summer. Looking for the best mattress for hot sleepers? We have a selection of cooling mattresses that can suit a wide variety of needs and preferences. 

You can get the most supportive and comfortable mattress that will also keep you cool and improve your sleep quality. Our cooling toppers and pillows last longer than traditional cooling technology. You will be able to enjoy deeper, sweat-free sleep that will benefit your overall health.

Don’t let night sweats ruin your sleep. Find your dream cooling mattress today by visiting any of our mattress stores in Katy, Downtown Houston, The Woodlands, Rosenberg, Humble, or Baybrook, TX, or by shopping online.

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