Best Organic Mattress Tips for Comfortable Winter Sleep

Nov
22

 

One of the reasons for uncomfortable sleep is a bed that’s too hot or cold. You end up tossing and turning because it isn’t the right temperature. In fact, sleeping in colder beds can result in symptoms of fibromyalgia and arthritis.

That’s why picking the best organic mattress depends largely on the type of sleeper you are.

If you are a hot sleeper, you experience night sweats and your bed feels too warm. In this case, you will need a mattress that won’t retain body heat and cools down quickly. If you are a cold sleeper, you find your mattress is too cold for comfort.

Keep reading to find out how to sleep comfortably in winter.

How Body Temperature Affects Your Sleep

Your body temperature changes around the clock, contributing to your body’s sleep-wake cycle. Your core temperature remains at 98.6°F but changes by about 2 degrees during sleep.

Body temperature drops as the time to sleep arrives in order to release a sleep-promoting hormone called melatonin which is responsible for a good night’s sleep. While you sleep, your body temperature keeps dropping. As the morning arrives, your temperature gradually starts to rise, warming up your body to stimulate alertness and wake you up.

That’s why it is crucial to maintain a comfortable temperature in the room and bed for unhindered sleep. A bed that’s too hot or cold causes discomfort and restlessness.

Best Organic Mattresses for Cold Sleepers

Organic latex mattresses

If you are a cold sleeper, you may dread winter. It’s horrifying to struggle to make your bed cozy, only to find it cold again the moment you step out of your blanket. And for those who sleep cold, their bed is never warm enough. You keep tossing and turning, trying to get warm.

Well, no more.

Here are some tips to get a warmer bed.

Organic latex mattresses topped with memory foam are the best choice for cold sleepers. Organic latex doesn’t retain heat, but if you top it with thick layers of regular foam, you will sleep warmer. Also, latex mattresses with pinholes are extremely breathable. Pair them with breathable organic wool sheets for a warmer rest.

You can also use organic wool mattresses, as wool is known to have temperature-neutralizing properties. That means if you are a hot sleeper, it will keep you cool and if you are a cold sleeper, it will keep you warm and comfortable. If you are not willing to spend a fortune on a new organic wool mattress, use wool mattress toppers to serve the same purpose.

If you are not looking for anything organic, you can go for memory foam mattresses as they have a fairly high capacity for heat retention. Don’t go for gel-infused memory foam or plant-based memory foam mattresses. You can also opt for memory foam spring mattresses with a metal coil core.

Tips for Warming Up Your Bed

If you have an organic mattress, you may be reluctant to change them since you likely spent a fortune on it. So, how are you going to keep your bed warm?

  • You can use electric blankets to keep your covers warm in winter. However, if you are using a memory foam mattress, this may not be a good idea as it may react to heat.
  • You can use heated mattress pads or mattress heaters to warm up the surface of your organic mattress. Mattress heaters come with timers, so you can set the timer to turn on or off without compromising your sleep.
  • Wear warm clothes like socks and gloves to maintain body temperature.
  • You can also use a waterbed heater to keep your mattress warm.
  • If you have an organic cotton or latex mattress, you can use memory foam toppers for added retention of body heat.

Features to Look for In Your Mattress

The top feature in this mattress should be that it keeps you warm. Beyond that, look for these other features to make sure you are spending your hard-earned money wisely.

Anti-allergenic 

You might not yet be allergic to anything, but it is precautionary to have a mattress that’s anti-allergenic. The best organic mattresses are naturally so since no pesticides or harmful chemicalsare used in growing or treating the materials from which they are manufactured.

Cover  

A mattress with a cover that can be washed offers ease of cleaning. But that doesn’t mean you can sleep without a fitted bedsheet.

Depth 

A comfortable mattress should be at least 8 inches deep; 10-12 inches is even better. If you or your partner toss and turn a lot, or get up frequently at night, get a mattress that has movement isolation properties on each side. This will make sure that you aren’t disturbed by movement on the other side.

With these things in mind, you will never again be cold in bed, whatever the weather. Organic mattresses can be expensive but you don’t necessarily have to buy a new one if you aren’t comfortable in your current model. Just add toppers and other accessories to stay warm and enjoy the beautiful winter night.