Best cooling mattress and cooling pads 2024: say goodbye to heat in the night

Banish night sweats with the best cooling mattresses and mattress cooling pads, designed to counteract heat retention

The best cooling mattress

Having the best cooling mattress or the best mattress cooling pad could radically improve your sleep, especially if your mattress is trapping heat and leaving you feeling hot and sweaty in the early hours.

Memory foam is a major part of many of the best mattresses, but it's also a material that tends to act as a heat magnet and becomes unpleasantly warm as the night wears on. This shouldn't happen with the best memory foam mattresses on sale now, but older and cheaper models are likely to need some cooling assistance.

There are plenty cooling mattresses and mattress cooling pads to choose from that span a range of budgets and use different materials to cool you and your mattress down. Some use water distributed through a series of internal tubes to keep your bed cool (or warm if you prefer), but while they're effective, they're also the most expensive option. For a cheaper alternatives, we'd suggest a gel-filled pad which absorbs body heat an won't cost you much at all.

If you're not sold on a cooling mattress or a mattress cooling pad, another option to consider is a mattress topper that regulates your body heat. While they won't actively cool you, having one of the best mattress toppers between you and your mattress can keep temperatures down at night, and many options are made with materials designed to reduce heat retention. That said, if you're specifically after one of the best cooling mattresses and mattress cooling pads, read on to find the top options to buy now.

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Bethan Girdler-Maslen
Home Editor

Beth is Home Editor for T3, looking after style, living and wellness. From the comfiest mattresses to what strange things you can cook in an air fryer, Beth covers sleep, yoga, smart home, coffee machines, grooming tools, fragrances, gardening and much more. If it's something that goes in your house, chances are Beth knows about it and has the latest reviews and recommendations! She's also in the know about the latest deals and discount codes from top brands and retailers.

Having always been passionate about writing, she’s written for websites, newspapers and magazines on a variety of topics, from jewellery and culture, to food and telecoms. You can find her work across numerous sites, including Wedding Ideas Magazine, Health & Wellbeing, The Bristol Post, Fashion & Style Directory, TechRadar, CreativeBloq and more. In her spare time, Beth enjoys running, reading, baking and attempting craft projects that will probably end in disaster!

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