Post # 1
So when I bought sheets, it was just kind of a “whatever works till someone buys us nice ones from the registry”. But since the mattress was used and hard, I added a foam topper under the mattress pad and flat sheet to make it softer, but now I feel like the bed absorbs a crazy amount of heat. And its not just like where I lay, the entire bed always feels hot. I think it has to do with the combo of foam and cheap cotten sheets. So please, somone help me figure out a way to have cooler sheets! I am roasting in my bed and I hate it. I like snuggling up under the covers (even if it is just a sheet) to sleep but if I do that now, the mattress just hold all the heat and it is a 100 degrees in bed. Suggestions please?!?
Post # 3
Make sure your sheets are made out of breathable materials. Anything 100% cotton usually lets more air through. Polyester blends tend to trap heat so watch out for those.
Post # 4
Hmm it might be the materials in your mattress topper too. This site claims that their mattress toppers reduce heat:
Post # 5
My husband hates foam mattresses for that exact reason – they make him way too hot. So I got rid of my foam topper and got a better quality mattress pad (something a little more padded than the cheap ones). We use high-thread count cotton sheets (because they do a better job absorbing sweat) with a lightweight quilt in the summer, and in the winter we use a comforter with a duvet.
Post # 6
I am dying for these sheets: http://shop.sheex.com/products/category/1522.214.171.124.545126.96.36.199.0
Obviously the price is a deterrant but they have at bed, bath and beyond, maybe you can register for them
Post # 7
We have bamboo sheets. They keep me cool, but have a nice weight to them.
Post # 8
We have 600 count sateen finish (not satin) sheets from Kohl’s… they were about $60 on sale, but worth every penny. They always feel cool and crisp.
Post # 9
It may be the topper.
When we first bought our memory foam (very expensive) bed, we were soooo hot. I never used to sweat in my sleep, but suddenly we were sweating up a storm and I hated it.
Either I’ve adjusted or something has changed over time….so maybe you will get used to it? (The ‘getting used to it’ period took a very very long time for me).
Post # 10
Percale sheets are cool and crisp.