Overheating at night can lead to poor sleep quality. Night sweats can make it difficult to get a good night’s sleep. No matter if you have hot flashes, or you sweat in warm temperatures, cooling beds can help you get some ZZZs.
The Good Housekeeping Institute’s Textiles Lab reviews all types of mattresses, from organic mattresses to foam boxes, to hybrid mattresses, and more. We evaluate the features, materials and policies of brands in our Lab and then send the mattresses to testers and product experts to test out in real-life. To get detailed feedback from our consumers, we also survey them. We reviewed over 10,000 mattress owner responses before making our recommendations based on the results of our most recent survey.
Tempur-Pedic Tempur LuxeBreeze Mattress
The innovative phase change technology in this mattress keeps you up to eight degrees cooler throughout the night, rather than feeling just cool to the touch. This mattress is expensive but it has the same high-quality foam Tempur-Pedic is known for. The brand also offers the ProBreeze mattress, which is slightly cheaper than the eight-degree version.
It’s made up of A machine washable exterior cover, a layer with phase-change material to absorb heat and help you feel cool, comfort foam that has additional phase-change material, pressure-relieving foam with ventilation, and pressure-relieving mousse with breathability.
Notes from a Tester It feels cooler than other foam mattresses and partners don’t feel as if they are moving on it. One tester said it feels fresh after many years, while another raved about how “we have slept so well ever since we got it.”
Original Tuft & Needle Mattress
Although it doesn’t have the same cooling effect as the TempurPedic pick, this foam bed is a steal. It also has features that prevent night sweats from overheating. The foam is breathable and has open cells. It also has gel and charcoal embedded to draw heat away from the body. You can order it online and have it delivered at your convenience.
It’s made up of a soft, stretchy outer covering with two layers foam. For pressure relief and comfort the top layer has soft cushioning foam, while the bottom layer has firmer foam to support.
Notes from the tester Most of our panel said that their Tuft & Needle mattresses allow them to maintain a comfortable body temperature. It also scored high in other areas such as ease of ordering, setup, comfort, and support. It lacks edge support which can cause it to sag when you lie on one side.
Cool Gel Chill Memory Foam Mattress
This Amazon’s Choice cooling mattress is not only affordable, but it also arrives in a box within days. The top layer is made of gel-infused memory foam that draws heat away from the body. It also has an open-cell structure which makes it breathable.
It’s made up of The top layer is gel-infused foam. There’s also a middle layer with ventilation to allow for airflow and a bottom layer with support foam to promote spinal alignment.
Notes from the Tester It was comfortable to sleep on, and didn’t overheat. Although it took some time to fully form after our review, and it doesn’t feel as luxurious or as comfortable as the pricier models in our review, it’s still a great choice if you want to spend less on Amazon.
Casper Wave Mattress
Casper’s side-sleepers will love this mattress. It aligns your spine and is ideal for side sleepers. The mattress is not too firm, and it has pressure relief zones that ensure you don’t put extra weight on your hips or shoulders. Wave Hybrid mattresses are available at an additional cost. They have coils that provide better support and allow for more airflow.
It’s made from The cooling aspect of it contains several layers of foam, each with a different density. This includes its AirScape foam, which has holes for breathing and has a layer of cooling gel.
Notes from a Tester This mattress was praised by testers for its pressure relief and cradling comfort. Although it has a medium firm rating some testers were surprised by how soft it felt — which could be beneficial for side sleepers.
Eight Sleep Pod Pro Mattress
The cooling cover for this foam mattress can be controlled via an app on your smartphone. The temperature settings can be set for each side (it can also heat up). Water runs from a hub, i.e. To create the cooling effect, place the unit near your bed. The cover can be programmed to control the temperature and has built-in sleep tracking capabilities.
It’s made up of five layers of foam, ranging from support foam at the bottom to comfort foam on top.
Notes from the Tester The high-tech features make this mattress stand out among other cooling mattresses. However, the mattress was too soft and lacked edge support. You can buy the cover separately if you prefer to use it on a 10-inch or 11-inch mattress.