No matter what the temperature is outside, there are some of us who just sleep hot. You may have tried sleeping in heat-regulating pajamas, cracking windows despite falling snow outside, and even cranking the A/C in off-peak seasons to no avail — but have you ever considered making a change to your mattress?
Don't worry, you don't have to invest in a big-ticket cooling mattress to sleep well — getting the peaceful rest you deserve can be as easy as adding cooling sheets or a cooling mattress pad or topper to your current bed.
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Cooling mattress pads and toppers not only keep you from overheating throughout the night but can also provide added softness or firmness if your current mattress isn't quite meeting your needs. Plus, they're a lot cheaper than a brand new mattress.
Below, we cover the best cooling mattress pads and toppers for every type of sleeper so you can get better sleep now.
The Best Cooling Mattress Pads
Best Pillow Top:
Best for Couples:
Best TENCEL Lyocell:
Best Overall: TEMPUR-Adapt + Cooling Mattress Topper (Queen), $499
Made from the fan-favorite sleep brand Tempur-Pedic, the TEMPUR-Adapt + Cooling Mattress Topper is a must for hot sleepers. Offering quality cooling features without skipping out on comfort, the topper comes with three inches of supportive, pressure-relieving material. In fact, the topper is made from the same material as the brand's mattresses but with a cooling cover.
Best Foam: Layla Memory Foam Topper (Queen), $349
Memory foam loyalists will love this mattress topper, which features a cozy, two-inch-thick copper gel-infused memory foam mattress pad. Copper, as Layla explains, is the second-most conductive element in the world and acts "like a little team of hardworking nice guys who pull the extra heat away from your body." It not only helps wick away moisture, though — it also is naturally microbial so it blocks and kills bacteria.
Best Pillow Top: Exceptional Sheets Mattress Pad (Queen), $109.99
If you love the soft and cushy feel of a pillow top mattress, then meet your new favorite sleep companion. This cooling mattress pad from Amazon is comprised of rayon made from bamboo, a material known for its natural cooling and anti-microbial properties.
The mattress pad is also stuffed with a hypoallergenic down alternative, making it great for those who seek maximum softness but suffer from allergies. Still not convinced? No problem. The pad comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee, so you can try it for yourself totally risk-free.
The best nightly temperature is highly subjective, which can make it tough to find the right balance if you prefer a cooler feel and your partner wants something warmer. That is, unless you invest in this ingenious mattress pad.
The DualTemp Individual Layer Mattress Pad allows you to sleep up to 35% cooler or warmer by setting the airflow in the mattress pad with the help of a remote control. Simply use the remote to pick your preferred temp 20 minutes before bed and set the timer in one-hour increments, for up to nine hours. It takes up just half of the bed, so you can control exactly how warm or cool you feel throughout the night without affecting your partner's temperature.
Best Eco-Friendly: Avocado Organic Latex Mattress Topper (Queen), $599
The Avocado Organic Latex Mattress Topper is a versatile option that is not only cooling in the summer but can keep you warm in the winter, too. With GOLS organic certified latex and GOTS organic certified wool, this mattress topper wicks away moisture and allows for natural air circulation. Along with thermoregulation features, the mattress topper also comes in plush and firm, ideal for any type of sleeper.
Best TENCEL Lyocell: Sijo TempTune Mattress Pad (Queen), $175
Made from TENCEL lyocell — a sustainable material made from wood pulp — the Sijo TempTune Mattress Pad works wonders all year round. With temperature-regulating and moisture-wicking properties, it's breathable and can keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter by absorbing excess body heat and redistributing it when needed.
Best Bamboo: Cozy Earth Bamboo Mattress Pad (Queen), $209
Crafted from viscose from bamboo, this eco-friendly mattress pad is not only soft and cooling but also has enhanced weaving to prevent pilling. This pick is ideal for temperature regulation for hot sleepers and if you have a thick mattress and need a pad that has deep pockets. While we love the cooling properties, this mattress pad is on the thinner side, so while it does offer cooling comfort, it's something to keep in mind if you need an option with more cushioning.
Most High-Tech: Slumber Cloud Core Mattress Pad (Queen), $234
Consider this mattress pad out of this world. Certainly not your average bedding, Slumber Cloud Core Mattress Pad is made with two layers of temperature regulating technology approved by none other than NASA. This Outlast tech absorbs excess heat and releases it when you're cold, making it the ultimate temperature regulating pick. And if you want to learn more about the high-tech bedding, check out our Slumber Cloud Lightweight Comforter review.