Best Mattress for Hot Sleepers

Recently updated on October 1st, 2022 at 04:22 am

Sleeping hot is becoming a growing concern among mattress shoppers. I think this is in large part because more mattresses on the market are incorporating foam into their construction. Most innerspring systems nowadays have a layer of foam for comfort. There’s no doubt that memory foam is one of the best materials for pressure relief which is why it is everywhere. However, the drawback is that it also functions as an insulator. There’s a reason that spray foam insulation is being used in houses.  So, what are your options for a good mattress for hot sleepers? I created the list below of some great mattresses for hot sleepers.

Eight Sleep Pod Pro 3

eight sleep pod proThe new Eight Sleep Pod Pro 3 is not necessarily a mattress. It’s a complete comfort system that dynamically regulates your temperature as you sleep to give you the most restorative sleep possible. This is done by circulating water through tubes at the top of the mattress. The water is conditioned to be warm or cool, depending on your needs. It is can also be zoned so you and your partner can have different temperatures at the same time!

The bed integrates with an app on your phone to track your sleep and provide coaching on how to use the system to optimize your rest and recovery. Not only that but it can also integrate with other smart devices so that when it senses you getting into or leaving your bed it can adjust your thermostat or even start your coffee maker.

With the Eight Sleep Pod Pro you even can program it to give you a gentle vibration to wake you up instead of light or sound. The Eight Sleep Pod Pro is hands down the most sophisticated mattress available and given all the features and comfort, it the best choice for anyone that sleeps hot.

Learn more about the Eight Sleep Pod.

Molecule Mattress

molecule mattress hot sleepers

Who sleeps on the Molecule Mattress? Well for starters, star NFL quarterback, Russell Wilson does, and that’s just the start. Every month more and more top athletes are taking to the Molecule mattress to get optimal recovery. Athletes understand the importance of sleep and recovery and its correlation to performance.

The Molecule was engineered for comfort but also cooling. The super open cell foam breathes very well and will keep you in a deeper state of sleep longer than a traditional foam mattress. It’s hard to find a breathable foam mattress that is actually comfortable and has great pressure relief but the Molecule hits the mark. Read our full Molecule Mattress Review.


purple mattress

Hands down the Purple mattress is the best mattress for addressing heat retention. That’s because the Purple grid allows body heat to pass through. This mattress is a little on the firmer end of the spectrum and in my opinion, is best for back or stomach sleepers. Side sleepers should look for more contouring mattress.  To get the most out of your purple mattress, it’s best to buy a purple mattress protector and either purple sheets or stretchy sheets like Sheex or Bedgear sheets. The base layer of the Purple mattress is made of foam but the contouring and pressure relief come from the purple grid.  Shop Purple

Cocoon Chill

Cocoon Chill

The Cocoon mattress is made by Tempur Sealy. That means it is made with all the same technology you will find in a higher-priced Tempurpedic but at a much better price point. This makes the Cocoon one of the best values in a foam mattress. It is also made in the USA and has fast delivery and great customer service. What makes the Cocoon Chill a great choice for hot sleepers is that the cover is made with a phase change material that is cool to the touch. It is designed to help cool you off when you go to sleep so you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer without having to toss off the covers.

Read the full CocoonReview


Brentwood Home Oceano 

oceano mattress

Brentwood home is a vertically integrated mattress company. They own the factory where they make their mattresses which allows them to create luxury mattresses at extremely competitive prices. The Oceano feels like a high-end luxury hotel mattress that should cost two to three times as much. They hand tuft this mattress which creates channels for airflow. The natural wool fire barrier also serves as a sort of thermometer to help regulate temperature. Below that is a layer of gel foam then miro coils followed by a layer of pocket coils. All these materials together make for a cozy yet cool sleeping mattress.

Get the full Oceano Review

In addition to a cool sleeping mattress, make sure that you have sheets that are breathable. I like Tencel/Cotton blend sheets which are available through Molecule. are an excellent choice in this regard. I am still surprised at how many people complain about sleeping hot but sleep with a down comforter. An easy step to remedy this is to ditch the down and layer up. Start with one light blanket and add from there. In the summer I use a cotton coverlet. Heat rises so the majority of your hot sleeping issues will come from your top layer trapping too much heat.

If you already love your mattress or fell in love with the feel of a mattress but it sleeps too hot, you may want to invest in a Bedjet. The Bedjet can cool and/or warm your bed by blowing conditioned air between the sheets. It really works and is a simple upgrade that can make a world of difference. Check out Bedjet

In conclusion, the best mattress for hot sleepers is one that has good airflow and is made of breathable materials. A mattress with a cooling gel or foam can also help to regulate body temperature. Thank you for reading and be sure to check out our other blog posts for more great tips!

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6 thoughts on “Best Mattress for Hot Sleepers”

  1. Greetings, are you going to do an indepth review of the new Pod? I’m very curious about it.

    1. Sleep Sherpa says:

      Yes. I will have a more thorough review soon. It’s a really impressive system though.

  2. I also am looking forward to a thorough review of the Pod. I just initiated a return of our SleepOvation. My wife and I both found it to be very comfortable but it was still a little too warm for me. While no where near as hot as I find foam mattresses, there was still a bit of that “foam warmth” to me; but I sleep very hot. My wife had no problem at all.

    I swore off foam, but now that I’ve seen this Pod mattress I’m very curious if it will be the exception. I’m so tired of hearing about “cooling gel” and all that stuff. That stuff never works for me.

  3. I’ve been sleeping on the Pod for about a month now. The temperature regulation is absolutely amazing. However, the only complaint I have about it is the way the cover is made with the cooling pad in it that makes it very firm. You sleep “on top” of the mattress and don’t sink in at all. The past week or so I’ve found myself tossing and turning quite a bit more than usual. I contacted their support team and they said a plush mattress topper would be fine but no more than 1″ thick.

  4. Rob Hankey says:

    I have had a pod type bed in the past and the ‘pod’ was quite noisy. Do you know how loud the pod device is?

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