12 Cooling Mattresses That’ll Help You Sleep Comfortably All Year Long

updated Oct 5, 2023
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If you’re a hot sleeper, then you know — no matter what time of year it is — cooling bedding is the secret to getting the good night’s sleep you deserve. But while the right sheets, pillows, and comforters will help keep you cool, nothing works as well at keeping you sweat-free all night long as a cooling mattress. Designed to help regulate body temperature, these mattresses are made with blends of airy, naturally cooling materials and the latest in cool-sleep tech that’ll finally help you get the comfortable sleep you’ve been dreaming of. Below, we rounded up 12 of the best cooling mattresses on the market today, including a score of picks that our very own editors can’t get enough of (yours truly, included). Here’s to cool, comfortable sleep for everyone!

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From our partner

The Serta Arctic Hybrid Mattress is one pick you'll definitely want to check out. Powered by Serta's exclusive Reactex® technology, a unique three-part cooling system pulls heat away from your body and deep into the mattress, this pick is also made with a mix of body-hugging memory foam that conforms to your body and a wrapped coil innerspring that works independently to provide durable support. Combine that with motion control to limit disturbing your partner throughout the night and sweet dreams are practically guaranteed with this luxury pick.

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Helix Sleep
was $2373.80

When it comes to the best mattress around, there's one we recommend over all others: the Midnight LUXE. The best all-around mattress for everyone — back sleepers, side sleepers, stomach sleepers, you name it — this hybrid mattress uses memory foam, gel foam, and wrapped coils to offer superior support. Best of all, it's a dream for hot sleepers as you get the choice between either an ultra-breathable TENCEL cover, designed for maximum airflow, or a GlacioTex™ Cooling Cover, which effectively pulls heat away from the body.

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Brooklyn Bedding
was $2265.00

When it comes specifically to cooling mattresses, the Aurora Luxe Hybrid mattress from Brooklyn Bedding topped our Best List in the cooling category, with a personal recommendation from yours truly. After testing this out in my parent's humid Florida guest room, I was beyond impressed. Using a GlacioTex-infused surface that regulates body temperature and a CopperFlex TitanCool top layer that effortlessly dissipates excess body heat while also wicking away moisture, I'm finally able to get the cool sleep I crave after a day spent in the sun.

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was $899.00

Another editor-favorite find, the Molecule 1 Mattress is Best List editor Britt's go-to. This mattress offers four laters of comfort with an antimicrobial Microban cover that helps to regulate temperature and protect the mattress from odors and stains, a RestoreFlo foam layer follow that allows airflow, a RecoveryFlo layer that offers self-adjusting support to different areas of the body, and a CounterFlo base layer that provides foundational support and additional airflow and heat transferability. "The many cooling properties of the Molecule 1 mattress were a feature I found particularly refreshing as a hot sleeper who relies on moisture-wicking bedding that keeps me comfortable all night," shared Britt. "I couldn’t believe how well I slept on it. I didn’t want to get out of bed the next morning!"

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For a cooling mattress under $500, the ZINUS 12-Inch Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress is the way to go. This pick is infused with green tea and moisture-resistant ActivCharcoal, which work together to keep the mattress fresh and eliminate odors. Designed to cradle your joints and align your spine, Zinus touts this mattress's ability to help soothe aches and pains as you sleep and leave you feeling refreshed in the morning.

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From our partner

A great pick for couples, the Beautyrest Harmony Mattress combines advanced motion isolation and cooling comfort thanks to its breathable, moisture-wicking fabric. Top this off with its Beautyrest ActiveResponse Memory Foam construction and you have a pick that provides contouring comfort to help alleviate aches and pains for some of the most comfortable sleep around for you and your partner.

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was $2449.00

For a firm pick, opt for the Noah Evolution Luxury Firm Mattress. Another editor-approved mattress, the Evolution features an extremely cooling design thanks to the graphite-infused AirFoamICE foam later, an airy Euro topper, a cooling ArcticTex cover, and a breathable corner gusset. Best of all, while light and airy, you're still going to get the firm support you're looking for, although it does come in a range of firmness options if you like things a little plushier.

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From our partner
Tuft & Needle

It's a bestseller for a reason! Tuft & Needle's Mint Mattress offers all the bells and whistles you might expect, such as "cooling" foam (an open-cell foam infused with ceramic and cooling gel for a refreshing night's sleep), motion control, and responsive support for proper alignment. Now, it also includes a washable top cover, making it clear that this pick will only continue to be a fan favorite.

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Bear Mattress
was $2305.00

Are you a hot sleeper with back pain? Say no more. After a history of back problems, senior commerce editor Ian decided to give the Bear Elite Mattress a try and couldn't be happier. With its hand-quilted cushion cover, three layers of supportive foam, and two layers of coils, this cooling mattress had him sleeping like a baby. "Besides the unparalleled cooling power, my favorite aspect of the Elite Hybrid is that it’s the perfect compromise for my girlfriend and me — but it doesn’t feel like a compromise," he wrote. "I feel like I got the better end of the deal with a firm mattress, while my girlfriend thinks she got the better end of the deal with a soft mattress."

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was $1995.00

Looking for a classic innerspring option? Then the Saatva classic mattress, another Best List winner, is one you should consider. In addition to two durable layers of innerspring, this sag-free number has a Euro pillow top cover for plenty of cushioning. That, combined with a breathable cotton foundation and special Lumbar Zone technology for spinal alignment, makes this piece a knockout that'll keep you cool and comfortable all night long.

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Eight Sleep
was $3395.00

For a tech-powered option, may we present The Pod Pro Mattress from Eight Sleep? Paired with apps and the ability to track and measure your sleep patterns, they take the guesswork out of finding the perfect mattress for your sleep — that means temperature, too. This mattress comes with a power modem that provides custom and automated heating up to 110 degrees Fahrenheit and cooling down to 55 degrees. It can track the time you’ve slept as well as recognize your deep sleep and REM cycles. It even has HRV monitoring, so you can get custom health reports on your respiration and heart rate throughout the night. The Pod Pro features a built-in alarm that, rather than using sound, gently vibrates to wake you up. On top of its unique tech capabilities, this mattress has five layers of support and comfort. Believe us when we say, the Pod Pro is the future of sleep.

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was $4599.00

Interested in a TEMPUR-Pedic mattress? Then check out the TEMPUR-Breeze. The mattress cover is infused with fibers that lower the temperature while the mattress itself has a cooling layer that absorbs excessive heat. This, combined with the mattress' superior breathability, will help keep the night sweats far, far away.