We can all agree that waking up in a sweaty bed is not the ideal way to start your Summer mornings. Hot sleepers are especially familiar with the struggle of tossing and turning all night in an effort to get comfortable enough to fall asleep during those unbearably hot and humid nights. Sleeping in a damp bed is not only uncomfortable, but it can also wreak havoc on your skin, causing body acne. So, what are the options to keep cool at night? We’ll often rely on expensive and loud air conditioning units that are harmful to the environment. However, there’s a natural and affordable solution to maintaining a crisp and cool bed that has been used for centuries but is not well known in the mainstream market. They’re called summer mattress toppers, and their benefits go beyond just keeping your bed cool, they range from being sustainable to improving your overall health. So, whether you’re trying to save on utility costs, save the environment or just prefer a naturally cooling solution, we’ll introduce you to what a summer mattress topper is and why it is the best way to keep you and your whole family cool this summer.  

What Are Summer Mattress Toppers?  

Summer mattress toppers are not well known to the mainstream market yet, but its usage dates back almost 2,000 years ago to the ancient Han Dynasty where noble families used mattress toppers made of golden silk and jade, while common folk used grass and reed.  Modern summer mattress toppers that are produced today are made from materials such as bamboo, carbonized bamboo, rattan, synthetic rattan, Bingsi (wood-pulp fiber), and specialized polyester.  

Summer mattress toppers are placed on the surface of your bed, over your bed sheets. Individual summer mattress toppers may differ in design, production, and materials, but they share similar purposes. That is, to keep each sleeper cool, comfortable, and sweat free for a better night of sleep. For example, Qbedding’s Cool Wave Rattan Summer Mattress Topper has a breathable surface and its opposite mesh side has a honeycomb shape to allow for better air circulation and ample air flow, which is essential for maintaining a sweat free and cooling sleep space.  

The Benefits  

Cool & Comfortable Sleep  

For many, mattresses tend to trap in body heat and can feel super-hot once the summer season rolls around. The magic of a summer mattress topper is that it is specially designed to act as a barrier between your mattress and body to capture heat from the skin and then quickly dissolve it into the air. This helps to regulate body temperature which is important because it can make you more comfortable and helps you to sleep peacefully through the night. At Qbedding, we utilize innovative cool touch materials like Bingsi (wood-pulp fiber) for a crisp and cooler surface.  

Better for Skin and Health  

Since a summer mattress topper has a breathable, cool surface and is designed for great ventilation, this assists the body in maintaining a normal body temperature. Which means less likelihood of sweating throughout the night. Sweat can often lead to clogged pores, acne, and can exacerbate common conditions like eczema and asthma. Feeling overheated throughout the night can disrupt your sleep and diminish the quality of your shuteye—and no one wants that.  

Eco-Friendly & Sustainable  

When temperatures begin to rise, people often depend on window air conditioning units to cool bedrooms down. However, over an extended period of time, these air conditioning units begin to have a negative impact on the environment. Most modern air conditioners are powered by electricity and utilize a refrigerant that releases gaseous greenhouse emissions that contribute to global warming and the depletion of the ozone layer. You can limit the use of traditional air conditioners by sleeping on a summer mattress topper.  Summer mattress toppers serve as an eco-friendly and effective alternative to air conditioners by lowering and maintaining an optimal body temperature while you sleep.

Budget Friendly  

Since summer mattress toppers cut the need for air conditioning use at night, you’ll be happy to see this reflected in your utility bills.  Traditional air conditioning units are costly to run all summer or even all year depending on where you live. Studies have shown that the average upwards cost of running an air conditioner for a month (8 hours per day) is around $212. While the cost of our summer mattress toppers starts at $36.50Summer mattress toppers by Qbedding are produced with the highest quality materials, with proper care and storage our mattress toppers can be enjoyed for years to come.  

Overall, investing in a quality summer mattress topper can make you more cool, comfortable, and help you to sleep throughout the night. Sleep is crucial for our physical and mental well-being, which is why we value the importance of creating a crisp and cool sleep environment that will allow you to snooze all summer long. Contact us today and our team of bedding experts will help you find the perfect summer mattress topper to best fit your budget and lifestyle. In our upcoming blog post, we’ll be going over the unique differences and benefits of our Summer Mattress Topper designs. In the meantime, follow us on social media (@Qbedding) to be the first to know about our new arrivals, exclusive promotions, and newest blog posts.