For those that live in a cold environment or are constantly cold, a sleeping surface that is constantly cooling you is the last thing you want. For those sleepers, the best thing is a mattress that retains as much heat as possible. However, since the mainstream often has the opposite problem (sleeping too hot), it can be difficult to find the right materials to provide a toasty sleep.
So what kind of materials retain the most heat? The answer is commonly foams such as memory foam. Because of the contouring action of memory foam, there is more surface area that contacts the body, getting warmer faster. Additionally, synthetic foams are naturally an insulator, retaining heat rather than diffusing it away from the body.
Because of different additives, not all foams retain heat. Steer away from foam with gel, copper, graphite, or other additive that claim to be 'cooling'. However, not all warming foams are good for you. Some foams emit toxins, so make sure that you look for certified CertiPUR-US foams, which are low-emission and aren't treated with additional toxins.
As you can imagine, there are many brands that try not to make beds that sleep warm, so you will have to do some digging to find the right surface. However, we've selected the mattresses that have common complaints about sleeping too warmly. Take a look at the reviews and find the one that is right for you!
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Lucid mattresses have been selling mattresses online for almost 10 years and they have a wide variety of gel memory foam, hybrid, and latex mattresses. By selling mattresses by differing thicknesses, they offer a wide variety of mattresses in different firmness ranges, while using the same materials in essence. While customers like the price of these mattresses, there are some who experienced issues with sagging and durability. Those that did the best reported using the mattresses for temporary solutions.
Resort Sleep offers a mid-range/mid-price memoryfoam and gel mattress. They sell almost exclusively on Amazon and some of their reviews complain about misadvertised width and misrepresentation of where the mattress is made. Although there are plenty of good reviews, please do your homework -- there are plenty of high quality mattresses for similar prices that don't involve the same risk.
Founded in 2003, Linenspa is a very low-priced mattress brand that sells affordable memory foam, latex, and hybrid mattresses. With their incredibly low prices, Linenspa mattresses feature materials that are not as high quality as their competitors. Because of this, some customers have brought up complaints with durability, mattress construction, heat retention, firmness, and support. If you're on a tight budget, these mattresses might be a possible starting point for a temporary mattress, but keep in mind the 30 day return window just in case.
Night Therapy is a popular budget mattress made by Zinus that is sold at a variety of retailers both online and offline, like Sam's Club, Walmart and Amazon. They have a few different mattresses to choose from and focus on low quality and low priced options. If you are looking for a temporary mattress for a guest bedroom, this might be an okay option. However, there are some concerns about durability for consistent use.
NuForm is a mattress brand made popular at Overstock.com and other Internet retailers. The NuForm mattresses are extremely budget friendly and come in both their popular memory foam and pocketed coil options. They come in multiple firmness options, which is nice for shoppers, but due to the low price and low quality craftsmanship and materials, these mattresses have some complaints from customers including incorrect mattress sizing, problems with returns, and quality control issues.
Voila is no longer taking new orders as of December 2019. Voila is aiming to disrupt the mattress-in-a-box market with its luxurious hybrid mattress that puts an emphasis in lots of comfort layers to melt away pressure points and also superior pocket coils. Overall, they have 11 layers to their bed, which is way different than most others in the mattress-in-a-box space. Do all those layers translate to better comfort? Take a look at the details to learn if this mattress is right for you!
Zeopedic is taking the discount mattress industry by storm as the mattress-in-a-box choice of Big Lots retailers. With a 10'' profile and cooling gel memory foam on the top layer, Zeopedic has customers asking why should I buy a more expensive mattress? Although customers love the Zeopedic mattress at first, there are some reports that it doesn't hold up to normal use as well as other slightly more expensive options. Read on to get the full story!
JCPenney is a department store that sells a variety of clothing, home decor, and furniture for a discount. Additionally, they sell a variety of name-brand (such as Sealy, Serta, and Tempur-Pedic) and discount mattresses online and in their retail locations. Though they have a wide selection, there are some concerns around the value that is delivered.
Badcock Furniture & More sells a variety of mattresses such as Serta. Although some of their mattress choices are unbranded, it is likely that they come from a big box mattress manufacturer and may be clearance product. Although this means that you may find a good deal on a mattress, it doesn't always mean that the mattress you choose will be a great pick. Oftentimes deep sales prices, like those from Badcock may mean that these are hard to sell elsewhere. We strongly recommend taking a look at our Top Mattresses as you can find options in your price range without having to take the risk with clearance items.
Big Lots is a discount retailer that sells a variety of home decor, furniture, and mattresses. Over the years, they have expanded their mattress offerings from cheaper selections to a wider variety of affordable and mid-grade name-brand offerings, like those from Sealy and Serta®. Overall, these mattresses get good initial comfort scores from customers, but recently there have been some disagreements about durability issues over time.