How to Reduce Heat on a Memory Foam Mattress

Updated March 23, 2017

Memory foam mattresses are those mattresses that are designed with memory foam technology and adjust according to temperature. The mattress is firm, but softens in the presence of your body heat, providing you stable support. Occasionally, you might find your memory foam mattress to be too hot, however, especially in the summer months. Adjusting the temperature applied to the mattress from your body will reduce the heat the mattress absorbs.

Trade in your traditional sheets for stay cool sheets. Stay cool sheets wick moisture away from your skin and are designed with breathable fibres that allow your body heat to more easily escape from the fabric, which will reduce the heat on your memory foam mattress. For best results, try wearing breathable nightclothes as well.

Cover your memory foam mattress with a mattress pad or topper. The mattress pad or topper will keep your body from making direct contact with the memory foam, which will prevent the memory foam from absorbing your body heat.

Try adjusting your thermostat to a lower temperature, such as 18.3 degrees C. A lower temperature will affect the heat in the air for your memory foam mattress to absorb. Plus, if your body is cooler, the memory foam will have less body heat to absorb from you as well.


Combine all of the above steps to maximise reducing the heat on your memory foam mattress.


Reducing the heat on a memory foam mattress will cause the mattress to be firmer, which you might not desire.

Things You'll Need

  • Stay cool sheets
  • Mattress pad or topper
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Kayla Lowe has been a freelance writer since 2008. She writes for various online publications and is also the author of the book "Maiden's Blush," a Christian-fiction romance novel. Lowe is pursuing a degree in elementary education.