Most mattresses have at least one layer of cold foam.
But if you don’t find pure cold foam mattresses comfortable, you may consider one of the following options instead.
Memory foam mattresses
Memory, or viscoelastic, foam shares many features with cold foam mattresses, but its memory imprint further characterises it.
As we increase pressure on the mattress, it softens and lets the body sink in.
The mattress takes the shape of the body, making sure it adapts perfectly and maximising comfort.
Memory foam mattresses also have excellent pressure relief abilities, making them useful for orthopaedic purposes.
Despite the comfort, the memory effect can cause difficulty when changing your position while lying down.
This makes memory foam mattresses unsuitable for restless sleepers.
Do you prefer firmer mattresses? Then an innerspring mattress may be more suitable for you - they provide a more stable and supportive feel.
The base is made of coils or springs, which can hold separate loads, enabling the mattress to adjust much better to the body and relieving pressure points.
Innerspring mattresses are also naturally ventilated as the spacing between the springs provides room for breathability.
Greater airflow allows for a cooler sleep.
Quality is critical in a spring mattress.
Low-quality spring mattresses tend to wear out quickly and form dents. This can cause - or worsen - back pain.
Higher-quality spring mattresses include pocket spring mattresses and barrel pocket spring mattresses.
Hybrid mattresses, which consist of springs and quality foam, are a good option as well.
Restless sleepers and those who like a cooler sleep can explore the latex mattress option.
They come with great features like flexibility, ventilation, and superior comfort.
Natural latex mattresses are also an organic option, making them a good match for people who prefer organic and environmentally-friendly products.
The only downside to latex mattresses is that they are heavy, more expensive, and require regular cleaning.
Gel foam mattresses
Gel foam mattresses offer good ventilation, comfort, and flexibility.
Gel foam is known for its snuggly feel and is common as the first comfort layer in mattresses that combine various foam layers.