Are the New Tempurpedic Mattresses Hot?

Tempurpedic has a great name for supporting the spine and feeling very comfortable, but do their mattresses sleep hot? Over the years the company has gone out of its way to try to make this situation a whole lot better. And so there are now several foam-based solutions to the sleeping hot issue.

Let’s examine what your options are in Tempurpedic mattresses if you struggle to sleep because it is too warm. But first…..

Who Are Tempurpedic?

TempurPedic first arrived in the world of mattress manufacturing back in the mid-’90s. The company made a name for itself when it incorporated NASA spacecraft foam technology into its bedding. It ran a very successful and eye-catching advertising campaign. Tempurpedic was one of the first firms to use memory foam as a material for mattresses, making it an international player in mattress making almost overnight.

Are The New Tempur-Pedic Mattresses Hot?

Yes, Tempurpedic mattresses do tend to sleep just a bit hotter than some other mattresses. This is due to their high-quality dense supporting foam, which has less ability to allow your body heat to escape. However, this is a plus if you happen to live in a cold climate, or for older people who tend to feel chillier than younger people.

Also read: How Long Does a Tempur-Pedic Mattress Last?

How to Cool Down a Tempurpedic Mattress

Tempurpedic mattresses are so comfortable! People really like the support and great night’s sleep that they offer. However, since the fact that their mattresses tend to be a little warmer than some that have less high-quality foam, consumers have found ways around the overheating of their mattresses themselves. That way they can enjoy a comfortable, well-supported night’s sleep, and feel cool at the same time. Here are some of the internet’s best tips and tricks for cooling down your Tempurpedic mattress.

A Cooling Mattress Topper

Mattress toppers both make your sleeping surface more comfortable and also add a layer between you and the foam. They are protective, and if you buy the right kind, they can even promote cooling. Opt for a cooling gel-infused or a menthol memory foam mattress topper and you should be successful at enjoying and maintaining a cooler nights’ sleep.

Tempurpedic makes some great mattress toppers that will add that temperature-lowering function that sleepers are looking for. They are also blissfully comfortable, at a very generous three inches deep.

Get a Fan

Investing in a fan for your bedroom will keep the air cooler as you sleep. If you don’t want it blowing on you and keeping you awake, aim it beneath you, at your mattress. Some people enjoy a tiny fan blowing on their pillow, and this is surprisingly effective at keeping you cool. Promoting good airflow is one of the best ways to make sure you get a cooler night’s sleep. You can even get specialist fans that are designed to blow air under the covers.

Open The Windows

Opening your bedroom windows is a simple, environmentally friendly, and easy solution to those sweaty nights of tossing and turning. Place your bed near a window and enjoy the cool night breeze. Some people have security worries about doing this, in which case, invest in some lovely attractive wrought iron bars to add extra protection from unwanted intruders.

Add Extra Layers

You can get cooling foam pads, you can add extra sheet layers, or you can sleep with a duvet underneath you. Anything you can do to increase airflow underneath you while you sleep will cool you down a little at a time. It might seem contrary, but in fact, those layers promote airflow and therefore cool you down.

Select Your Bedding Carefully

Some people swear by microfiber, others love high thread count Egyptian cotton sheets. Whatever you choose, make sure that your bedding is cool and breathable. Natural fibers can be expensive, but they are often the coolest and most comfortable. Conversely, they will keep you warmer in the winter than man-made fibers.

Change Your Bed Frame

If your bed frame is fully solid your mattress will have nowhere to displace the heat. This means it gets stuck, circulates, and results in you overheating in the night. If the cool side of the pillow isn’t enough anymore, try out a new frame with better airflow. A slatted frame allows air to circulate, but remember that your mattress does need sufficient support, especially if it’s a king or California king size.

Do Tempurpedic Make Cooling Mattresses?

Yes, the good news is that they do, in response to customer requests, the Tempur Breeze was custom designed to meet the needs of users for comfort, support, and a cooler sleeping experience.

What Makes A Mattress Hot?

Actually, the better quality and denser the foam that your mattress is made from, the more likely it is to feel hot when you rest on it. This makes sense if you think about it, as the dense foam has fewer air channels and so less ventilation. The fabric used to cover the foam is also important – the wrong fabric can make sleeping on a mattress a sweaty nightmare. You will sleep more soundly when you have Tempurpedic’s microclimate controlling mattress to enjoy.

What To Do If You Do Sweat On Your Mattress?

Unless you have a moisture-wicking mattress then you need to air it out. Removing the coverings and sheets, opening the window, and turning on any fans, will all help to dry it out and make it nice and fresh. If you have a dehumidifier, placing it in your bedroom can help. It’s also a good idea to spray your mattress with a fabric freshener, allowing this to dry out also before you cover it with bedding again.

Remember Those Trial Offers

Most mattress makers these days offer really generous trial periods. So if you are thinking of getting a new mattress, and heat is a concern for you, elect to try out your mattress during the hottest time of the year. If it’s too hot, but you love its comfort and support, you get the chance to try out some of our ideas for cooling things down.

What Types of Mattresses do Tempurpedic Make?

Tempurpedic makes a variety of mattresses to suit more or less any taste, shape or size – and price point.

Tempur Cloud

This is a multi-layered mattress and is the newest offering from the company. A base layer, a support layer, a comfort layer, and a wicking cover combine to give you the mixture of firm support and gentle softness, along with a cover that will wick away moisture. These mattresses actually feel pretty cool at night. Responsive and breathable, this is a great choice for the person who is on a budget.

Tempur Adapt

This was the original Tempurpedic mattress and uses the NASA technology that the company is so famous for. Coming in Original, Pro, and Luxe versions, this mattress offers a wonderful combination of support and softness, and you can choose just how much of each you need. The Pro Adapt is Tempurpedic’s bestseller, and people absolutely love them.

Tempur Breeze

This mattress is specially designed for maximum air circulation, giving a much cooler sleep experience, with absolutely no decrease in comfort.

The Smart Climate cover feels quite cool to the touch. The innovative fabric allows you to sleep in cool comfort, all night, adjusting to you as the night wears on.

The Tempur Breeze can give you as much as eight degrees less heat than other similar mattresses – and that can make the difference between a comfortable night and a sweaty night of tossing and turning, turning the pillow over, and throwing off the bed covers.

If You Can’t Take The Heat, Try These Brands

If you are looking for an alternative to the Tempurpedic range, you could take a look at some of these excellent mattress brands.


We really love Saatva mattresses because of their unique organic materials. If you are looking for supreme comfort, coolness, and luxurious support, then Saatva is the go-to brand. Many people who have trouble with man-made materials choose Saatva, and find that they can enjoy cool, allergy-free sleep with the Saatva Latex Hybrid mattress, in particular.


US-made Puffy mattresses are well constructed and have a reputation for being cool. They may not be quite as supportive or comfortable as a Tempurpedic, but they are reasonable quality and well-priced. The hybrid mattresses, made from interior springs plus foam are worth a look.


Seally is one of the biggest mattress companies in the world and is an old established company with a reputation for quality. They make foam mattresses, interior sprung mattresses and hybrids that are a combination of both. Foam mattresses are only available online, whereas all their other mattresses are only available in stores, so for those who don’t have a nearby store, the choice is limited. However Seally has one of the widest ranges of styles and qualities of the mattress, and the choosy customer can probably find just what he or she is looking for.

Faqs About Whether Tempurpedic Mattresses Sleep Hot

In the section below we have tried to outline all the frequently asked questions we receive about TempurPedic mattresses sleeping hot.

Q1) How do you cool down a Tempurpedic mattress?

A) Increasing airflow under you as you sleep is the best way to cool down any mattress. Use a fan aimed at the bed, buy a frame with better air circulation, or consider a cooling foam memory topper.

Q2) Do Tempurpedic have any cooling mattresses?

A) The Tempur-Breeze range of products is all based around cooling. They retain the high-quality memory foams that the rest of their products use, but this range is specifically made to be cooler. They can offer you up to eight degrees more cooling capability, and this can be the difference between a comfortable night of cool sleep and a hot and sweaty night of tossing and turning.

Q3) Why is my Tempurpedic mattress so hot?

Heating up by retaining your body heat is a real problem with Tempurpedic mattresses. The density of the foam and the lack of airflow contribute to a hotter sleep. Add a cooling foam topper, extra layers beneath you, or consider a new bed frame to rectify the situation.

Q4) I’m always hot at night, but my partner always feels cold. What is the solution?

Make sure that your mattress is not over contributing to the heat, using the tips you can find here. In some European countries, it is usual for couples to have their own separate comforter (or duvet, as they are known there). Instead of one comforter, choose two single ones – light for you, and with a high tog rating for your sleeping mate. That way everyone sleeps more comfortably at the temperature they prefer.

Q5) How about bedtime drinks?

Avoid too much alcohol late at night if you are a hot sleeper. You might also want to avoid warm bedtime drinks. A glass of ice water can be a good idea, as is an insulated mug of ice water on your nightstand.

Q6) Can medications make me sleep hot?

Some medications can make you flush at night. Niacin, that many people take as a useful heart-healthy supplement, is one such. If you suspect your medications, consult your doctor – he might be able to suggest a different formulation or a different time to take your medicine.

Q7)Does sleeping naked help with overheating?

Probably not. Of course, if you like sleeping naked, that is fine, but if you want to be cool, lightweight cotton nightwear that’s slightly fitted so that it doesn’t ruck up is the most comfortable.

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