10 Cooling Mattress Toppers That’ll Keep Hot Sleepers Sweat-Free All Summer Long

published May 10, 2023
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Mattress shopping is such a journey, especially because it doesn’t end even after you bring it home. Like sofas or upholstered chairs, mattresses get a little out of shape after years of sitting, sleeping, and jumping on them, so although your mattress may have been completely perfect when you first got it, it won’t remain perfect forever. But that doesn’t mean you have to buy a completely new one. There’s a quicker and cheaper way to make any mattress feel top-notch again.

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Mattress toppers can basically give your old mattress a new life, and they’ll do it at a fraction of the price. One thing they can really help with — whether your mattress is years old or brand new — is keeping you cool while you sleep. Maybe your mattress turned out to not be as cooling as you thought it would, or maybe you only want it to be cooler at certain times of the year. Whatever your situation is, the right cooling mattress topper will instantly upgrade your mattress and help you get a better night’s rest. Check out our favorites below to find the best for your bedroom.

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was $419.00

This top-of-the-line mattress topper is worth it for the improved sleep it provides. It's built to adapt to your body no matter how you sleep — on your back, side, stomach, or moving all around — and relieve pressure so you don't wake up sore. Our Best List editor Britt tested it on her bed and found it to be a serious upgrade. For improved temperature regulation, add the cooling topper layer, which is made of breathable woven yarn to keep you cool all night.

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was $63.99

With over 75,000 5-star ratings and a price tag of $60 for a queen size, this is both Amazon's most popular and most affordable cooling mattress topper. It's made of gel-infused memory foam that relieves pressure points on your body and keeps you at a comfortable sleeping temperature. Choose between 2-inch and 3-inch thickness options, depending on how much cushioning you want to add on top of your mattress.

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Sijo Home
was $175.00

Sijo first wowed us with their eucalyptus bedding, then they really won us over with their CLIMA cooling technology, which our contributor Ivy Ford loved in Sijo's comforter. Now you can get the same cooling benefits in this mattress topper with a temperature-regulating filling. The fibers absorb and distribute body heat, so they actually cool you off and keep you warm depending on what you need — a great cooling/heating combo!

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Amazon shoppers love this cooling mattress topper, which uses a mixture of memory foam and gel to provide superior sleeping support and temperature regulation. One reviewer found it to be the one thing that helped them sleep better after having spinal surgery. "Not only has it helped my sleeping," they wrote, "but my pain level during the day is almost a non-issue like it was prior to the topper. It's pretty darn amazing!"

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Memory foam is a popular mattress topper material because it withstands heavy use well and provides a lot of comforting support. This memory foam mattress topper has the added benefit of a gel infusion that keeps you cool while you sleep. It also has over 8,400 5-star ratings on Amazon and comes in three different thickness levels across seven different mattress sizes, so there's no mattress this can't fit on.

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Layla Sleep
was $349.00

While the hexagonal pattern on the outside of this high-tech mattress topper is a nice stylish touch, the inside is all business when it comes to making sure you're comfortable. This mattress topper is made with memory foam infused with copper gel beads that pull heat away from your body, so even if you're a hot sleeper, this bedding accessory will cool you off. The foam is also designed to support pressure points on your body when it's compressed.

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Nest Bedding

Nest developed a temperature-responsive foam to make sure their mattress topper delivers to you a cool and comfortable sleep every night. The foam makes their topper lightweight and gives it an almost springy feeling, which means you're going to feel super supported when you're lying on it. And if you're in the market for a new pillow, Nest makes a great cooling pillow, too.

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was $399.00

Britt was impressed with Nolah's cooling mattress, and this mattress topper uses the same technology to bring a cool night's sleep to any mattress. Nolah says their proprietary material AirFoam dissipates heat 20 percent faster than traditional memory foam, which means that even if you're a hot sleeper, you won't feel hot while you're asleep.

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Saatva makes extremely high-quality mattresses, so we're not surprised that their cooling mattress topper made the top of our Best List last year. The secret ingredient here is graphite, which is effective at regulating your body temperature so you don't overheat in the middle of the night. This topper also has an organic cotton cover that further improves its breathability and moisture-wicking properties.

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was $623.80

This mattress topper from Birch keeps you cool by maximizing the amount of airflow under your body while you sleep. It's completely non-toxic and made from natural materials, including cotton, wool, and latex. On top, its organic cotton quilted cover is super breathable, which helps cool you even more.