Hot sleepers, unite. There’s a wide range of cooling mattresses on the market that can help you get a good night’s rest despite your nocturnal sizzle.

Whether you insist on sleeping under a weighted blanket all year long, you’re plagued by hot flashes, or you’re just frickin’ steamy all the time, we’re gonna help you find the best cooling mattress for your hot bod — and your budget.

Usually, there’s no such thing as being too hot, right? But it turns out that being too hot when you sleep can impact the quality of your sleep. If you tend to overheat, investing in a cooling mattress may be a smart step. And it doesn’t have to cost more than a traditional mattress.

Worried your new chill pad will freeze out a partner? It won’t — cooling mattresses are just more breathable to better disperse all your heat.

In this shopping guide, we’ll cover:

  • what causes hot sleep
  • how cooling mattresses work
  • types of cooling mattresses
  • 11 best cooling mattresses, ranging in price from around $600 to $3,000 (for a queen size)
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Before you pick a mattress, it’s helpful to understand why you’re a hot sleeper. A variety of factors can affect how hot you get when you sleep. Some people naturally give off more body heat. Age, hormones, body type, and bedroom temperature also impact how hot you feel.

Regardless of why you may wake up too hot, a cooling mattress could offer relief. Some mattresses absorb body heat and don’t release it, but cooling mattresses offer better air circulation to reduce the likelihood that you’ll wake up in a sauna-induced state.

Sleeping on a cooling mattress can feel like sleeping on any other mattress. Cooling mattresses work by maximizing air circulation both inside the mattress and between the sleeper and the mattress surface.

They use a variety of cooling technologies. Most use either gel or celliant fibers, both of which can be integrated into foam. Gel pretty much just feels cool to the touch, while celliant fibers absorb body heat. Latex (yes, the same stuff that’s in condoms) is made from natural or synthetic rubber, so it’s another material that can keep you chilled.

Innerspring mattresses typically allow more airflow than all-foam mattresses, but foam mattresses can be infused with cooling gels and other materials to cool things down. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to figuring out which technology is best for you.

There are a few types of cooling mattresses available:

Innerspring. This traditional mattress incorporates springs or coils. Most of today’s mattresses enclose the individual coils so they retain shape, reduce movement, and don’t pop out. These mattresses are usually firm, but they also come in softer varieties.

Foam. Foam may sound hot-hot-hot, but it’s not necessarily a deal-breaker for hot sleepers, since many cooling mattresses are made with foam. Mattresses infused with gel or charcoal can have cooling properties. The foam can include open-air passageways that let heat move through the mattress so it’s not trapped. These mattresses are made of different layers of foam that vary in density and material, and they tend to be more cushioned than innerspring mattresses.

Hybrid. A hybrid mattress combines the sturdiness of an innerspring mattress with comfort and cooling materials on top, such as memory foam, gel, or latex.

Air. We’re not talking about a blow-up mattress like you had in college, though they are similar. These mattresses have an air chamber instead of coils and are wrapped with other materials such as foam.

When you’re shopping, you’ll still want to pay attention to factors like firmness and type (and yes, price). Because many mattress cooling technologies are available, you’ll want to explore materials too.

Forget the days of lying across countless beds at mattress stores. You can still do that, but you can also have a mattress delivered to your home to “try it on.” Many manufacturers, especially those that make bed-in-a-box products, offer a 120-day trial period.

More economical cooling mattresses can be found for around $600, but luxury cooling mattresses can go into the $3,000 range (and that’s just for the mattress itself — the box spring and frame are likely gonna cost even more).

Pricing guide

Price ranges are for a queen-size mattress.

  • $ = under $1,000
  • $$ = $1,000–$1,999
  • $$$ = $2,000+

360 i8 by Sleep Number

Sleeping on ceramic-infused foam may sound uncomfortable as heck, but the 360 i8 is designed to be firm yet comfortable. A good choice for couples, this adjustable cooling mattress keeps you comfy and enjoying your own mattress preferences while your partner does the same. No battles over temperature or anything else. Just sweet dreams.

  • Type: Ceramic-infused foam over air mattress
  • Firmness: Customizable per side, in real time
  • Height: 12 inches
  • Available sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King
  • Price: $$$

The Pod by Eight Sleep

This foam mattress uses water from a unit next to your bed to keep you chill. You can adjust the temperature setting for each side of the bed with a smartphone app. You can also buy just the cover and use it over an existing 10- or 11-inch mattress. The Pod Pro is a 12-inch upgrade.

  • Type: Foam
  • Firmness: Medium
  • Height: 11 inches
  • Available sizes: Full, Queen, King, California King
  • Price: $$$

Signature by Brooklyn Bedding

TitaniumGel is infused on the top layer of foam, creating a comfy, cooling place to get your Zzz’s. This may be one of the best mattresses for hot flashes, because it has coils that allow breathability along with three firmness options.

  • Type: Hybrid with coils and foam on top
  • Firmness: 3 options
  • Height: 11.5 inches
  • Available sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King
  • Price: $

Classic by Saatva

The organic cotton cover on this mattress is enough to make every night cool and comfortable. This top-rated cool spring mattress with foam is well regarded for comfort, as it lets you choose firmness level while offering cooling technology and organic goodness.

  • Type: Hybrid with coils and foam on top
  • Firmness: 3 options
  • Height: 11.5 or 14.5 inches
  • Available sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Split King, California King, Split California King
  • Price: $$

Luxe by GhostBed

You won’t be sweaty (or spooked) with this all-foam mattress made up of different types of foam, including gel-infused foams.

  • Type: Foam
  • Firmness: Medium
  • Height: 13 inches
  • Available sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King
  • Price: $$

Memory Foam Mattress by Layla

A 3-inch copper gel memory foam topper promises rapid cooling even if things get a little hot in bed. Flip the mattress to discover a softer or firmer side — both have antimicrobial odor control so your bed doesn’t stink even if you sweat.

  • Type: Memory foam
  • Firmness: 2 variations in each mattress
  • Height: 10 inches
  • Available sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King
  • Price: $

WinkBed

Stay cool on this hybrid mattress, which includes a Tencel cover. This natural, eucalyptus-based performance fabric claims to be cooler than linen and softer than silk, all while keeping overheating under control.

  • Type: Hybrid
  • Firmness: 4 options
  • Height: 13.5 inches
  • Available sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King
  • Price: $$

PlushBeds Cool Bliss

This bed earns praise for its memory foam superpowers, which are made even better with cooling gel.

  • Type: Foam
  • Firmness: Medium
  • Height: 12 inches
  • Available sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King, Split California King
  • Price: $$

The Original by Tuft & Needle

One of the best cooling mattresses in a box doesn’t cost a fortune. It features graphite and cooling gel in the T&N Adaptive foam to draw heat away and keep you chillin’ all night long.

  • Type: Foam
  • Firmness: Medium
  • Height: 10 inches
  • Available sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King, Split California King
  • Price: $

Wave Hybrid by Casper

The Casper cooling mattress has a few perks for maximum breathability. Gel pods are strategically placed in the foam for raved-about back support, and the breathable material makes for a well-ventilated bed. It’s been rated as a top cooling mattress for side sleepers too.

  • Type: Hybrid
  • Firmness: Medium
  • Height: 13 inches
  • Available sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King, Split California King
  • Price: $$$

Cocoon Chill by Sealy

The Cocoon Chill is Sealy’s very own bed in a box with a stretch-knit cover made of “Phase Change Material” that yanks heat away from your body while you sleep — or do whatever else you do in bed.

  • Type: Foam
  • Firmness: 2 options
  • Height: 10 inches
  • Available sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King, Split California King
  • Price: $

Many factors can cause you to feel hot while sleeping, from age and hormones to body type and bedroom temp. Being too hot during the night can disrupt your sleep.

Cooling mattresses offer more air circulation to keep you cool. Many are customizable, too, so you and your partner can both snooze happily.

Cooling mattress types include innerspring, foam, hybrid, and air. For a queen size, prices range from around $600 to over $3,000.