5 Best Mattresses For Hot Sleepers

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When we sleep, our core temperature drops, so our bodies shed heat into the space around us. And depending on your bedding, this can trap heat and result in hot, sweaty sleep—which is anything but restful. 

For those of us who run warm overnight, consider a cooling mattress instead. (Other tips to stay cool include: wearing airy pajamas, keeping your temperature lower overnight, and investing in breathable bedding like linen sheets.) But since a cooling mattress is the foundation, it can often make the biggest difference. 

We’ve found five of the best mattresses offering cool and crisp relief. The premium materials improve airflow, wick moisture, and are hypoallergenic, and the innovative technology behind them give you more than just excellent sleep—they’ll provide relief and body support, too. Be sure to check out our cooling sheets guide to keep you and your new mattress in good shape and our review of Eight Sleep, a temperature regulating mattress pad that can take your sleep to the level.

1. Saatva

Materials | CertiPUR-US certified foam, organic cotton, thistle pulp & wool barrier
Mattress Features | Made-to-order, handcrafted in the US, cooling features & materials, free in-room delivery & setup
Sizes | Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Cal King, Crib, Split King
Price | $995-$2,195

With a dozen Saatva mattresses to choose from, which is the best for hot sleepers? We recommend either the Memory Foam Hybrid or the Saatva Latex Hybrid, starting at $995. Each of these mattresses is handcrafted once you place an order so it’s made just for you—and sustainability is at the core of the brand, too. They’re all handcrafted in the US in energy-efficient factories, use eco-friendly materials like recycled steel coils, CertiPUR-US foam, and organic plant-based materials, and the brand helps plant trees via Evertreen. The Memory Foam Hybrid touts a LuxeCool system for airflow, an antimicrobial finishing treatment, and gel-infused memory foam for the greatest comfort—whereas the Latex Hybrid Mattress leverages vented airflow channels, ergonomic zones across its five natural latex layers, and hypoallergenic organic cotton. One thing’s for sure: You’ll enjoy restorative, refreshing rest no matter which you choose.

2. Avocado

Materials | GOLS-certified organic latex, GOTS-certified organic wool & cotton
Mattress Features | Five ergonomic zones, gentle-to-medium firm options, non-allergenic fabric
Sizes | Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Cal King
Price | $1,399-$2,599

Perhaps the most thoughtfully made mattress in the world, Avocado’s Green Mattress is a hit with everyone, hot sleepers included. Made with a mix of organic latex, wool, and cotton, it’s temperature regulating to keep you cool all night (and is moisture-wicking, too!). Not only that, but there are five distinct zones to aid with pressure relief in the hips, back, and shoulders, too. And let’s not skimp on the sustainable features either: It’s GREENGUARD Gold, MADE SAFE, and GOTS certified, uses organic latex and wool from Avocado’s own farmer’s collectives, and you can even find a PETA-approved vegan option. Not sure if it’s for you? You can sleep on it (ha) for up to a year as you decide!

3. Awara

Materials | FSC-certified organic latex, organic cotton, organic wool
Mattress Features | Coil support core, breathable materials, forever warranty
Sizes | Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Cal King
Price | $1,099-$1,699

Awara’s mattresses are considered some of the best—its Natural Hybrid Mattress has won recognition from Sleep Foundation, Insider, and Cosmopolitan, after all. And it’s one of our top choices for cool sleep too. There’s no foam here; instead, you’ll enjoy lying on lush natural Dunlop latex from rubber trees, organic wool from New Zealand, and natural cotton. No need to worry about sweating or tossing and turning, these harmonious materials plus the individually wrapped coils mean a refreshingly cool, crisp, and sound sleep every single night. And safety and sustainability wise? It’s FSC-, OEKO-TEX, GREENGUARD Gold, and Repreve certified. It’ll check all your boxes—and you’ll get the benefit of a forever warranty, too.

4. Molecule Sleep

Materials | CertiPUR-US certified foam, polyester & lycra cover
Mattress Features | Antimicrobial cooling cover, Air-Engineered™ for airflow
Sizes | Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Cal King
Price | $599-$2,299

While many memory foam beds tend to sleep hot, Molecule Sleep’s line of mattresses is made with cooling in mind. The four main mattresses here all leverage multiple layers of foam, Air-Engineered™ to offer five times the airflow from traditional foam mattresses—not to mention the other layers that support spine alignment, pressure relief, and athletic recovery. (It’s even tested and trusted by athletes like Michael Phelps!) And best of all, the mattress is incredibly eco-friendly: The foam is made in the US, CertiPUR-US certified, has low VOCs, and is crafted without flame retardants, formaldehydes, or heavy metals. With a 100 risk-free night trial, optional financing, free shipping and returns, and the lowest starting prices on the list, it’s worth checking out.

5. Eight Sleep

Materials | CertiPUR-US certified polyfoam, polyester/cotton blend
Mattress Features | Pod cover for mattresses, automatic temperature, vibration & thermal alarm, sleep & health reports
Sizes | Full, Queen, King, Cal King
Price | $1,795-$2,495

Though it’s not quite a mattress, Eight Sleep’s Pod is the main “intelligent sleep tech” brand out there. It’s an interactive cover that can be installed on top of mattresses, with three models available depending on your mattress size and preferred tech. Once on, you can adjust the temperature for both sides of the bed based on your schedule, phases, comfort, and environmental conditions—all for your best night’s sleep. New features like vibration and thermal alarms are rolled out all the time, so you can explore which of the models and plans is right for you. Keep in mind that the Eight Sleep does require a membership to activate these smart features, but it feels worth the investment—especially since the Pod can be transferred from mattress to mattress over the years. Enjoy a 30-night trial, free returns, and free shipping.