Here is a list of some of the most common types of mattresses to help you understand what purposes they serve. The question is what type of mattress is best for hot sleepers?

Innerspring mattress

The innerspring mattress is one of the oldest designs in the market. The variety of this mattress also ranges from soft to firm. Most of the innerspring mattresses that are available in the market right now are pillow top, which is why you cannot flip it over if one of its side starts to sag in. this might force you to get a new one. On the other hand, the classic innerspring mattress is quite popular in the buyers’ market, however, you can always choose to go for a hybrid pad that contains memory foams and gel.

Memory foam mattress

A foam of polyurethane made of oil. Polyurethane foams have been around for a while, but NASA invented memory foam in 1966, finally introduced to the public domain, and popularized by Tempur-Pedic for mattresses. Memory foam is incredibly supportive and, in response to both heat and pressure, it molds with the body. It also holds heat, of course, which some people find inconvenient, but newer mattresses have gels to dissipate the heat. Memory foams often come in various stiffness, viscosity, and durability levels, which can be combined for various effects, so there are several choices available. Some Tempur-Pedic mattresses have 9 separate styles of layered memory foam!

Latex mattress

Around the bounciest mattress! Latex is manufactured from rubber trees, a natural resource which is renewable. They have a very bouncy look, but no fire or scent is caught in them. Some fabrics, such as memory foam or gels, may be layered or mixed. All these variables help make latex mattresses very common, and it’s good to know that latex mattresses mostly have higher-than – average consumer satisfaction scores, according to ‘Sleep Like the Dead’. These mattresses, though, can be pretty costly, and since the price point holds certain customers away, they can be difficult to find for testing in showrooms.

Air mattress

Adjustable air chambers with insulation lining them. The best known of these is the famed Sleep Number Room. You will inflate the mattress to the “perfect” amount of comfort. For couples who have different firmness tastes, these mattresses may be fine.


Water chambers, without extra insulation, on top of a platform foundation. At the heaviest pressure points in your body, water displaces, relieving pressure but allowing you to sink onto the mattress. Although waterbeds are convenient for some people, I do not recommend them.

So what are you waiting for? Choose your new mattress today from the various choices available on the online market.

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