Heat issues with memory foam mattress

Gill Williams asked
18th September 2011

Hi, Could really do with some advice please.

I have a memory foam mattress it’s around 8 years old and now I am at the age where I am getting hot all the time ,added to the fact I suffer from a lot of severe lower back pain and occasional neck pain I think it may be time for a new mattress.

I am so hot in bed ( with only a 4.5 tog quilt ) I am only sleeping for 2 hours before waking up and having to get out of bed to cool off.

I was thinking of pocket sprung , any advice welcome please.

Thank you.


1 Answer
Lee Staff
answered 10 years ago

Hi Gill,


Thanks for your question.


As you know Memory Foam is really heat retentive, it is your body heat that softens the foam to make it adjust to your contours.


No mattress will be able to relieve your symptoms totally, although steps can be taken to minimise them such as using cotton sheets and probably a cotton blanket rather than duvet (which tends to trap air rather than circulate). We have an article all about the issues and drawbacks with Memory foam here.


To completely get around this issue you will need to replace the mattress with something along the lines of a mattress with natural fillings. Those fillings are the coolest sleep surface you can get. Have a look at our Artisan range of mattresses. These are traditional pocket sprung mattresses with natural fillings in the construction.


We would need to know your body weights, sleeping habits and preferred feel in order to discuss suitable models within this range for you;


BodyweightSpring tension
Upto 16 Stone / 50-101kgMedium (1.4mm)
16 Stone / 101kg UpwardsFirm (1.6mm)
Available in Bespoke Products (Please Call)Soft (1.2mm)



I hope this has helped but if you have any further queries please don’t hesitate to contact our office on 0161 437 4419.


Kind Regards, John and Ryan.