What is a cool-touch mattress?

If you haven’t heard of a cool-touch mattress before, your mind is about to be blown. Cool touch mattresses are exactly as they sound, they’re mattresses that feel cool to touch. Mattress manufacturers achieve this cooling feel in a number of ways. But first of all, let’s determine why it’s important.

The importance of sleep

Sleep is vitally important to our health and wellbeing. Lack of sleep contributes to all sorts of issues, including weight gain and depression. It is vitally important that we sleep for a significant amount of time every night. In fact, if you are sleeping correctly, you should be asleep for about a third of your entire life.

So you should be prioritising your sleep by making sure you leave enough time for it and that you have a comfortable place to do it. One of the best ways to achieve the latter is to invest in a mattress that aids your sleep. This is the very foundation of good sleep.

Overheating when sleeping – Opt for a cool touch mattress

Lots of people overheat when they are sleeping and this can disturb your slumber and mean you don’t feel well rested. Sleep deprivation can impact your brain function – so you might find it difficult to concentrate – and can also affect your emotional state. Lack of sleep can compromise your immune system, so you might get ill every now and again.

Sleep deprivation also impacts the hormone leptin, which is the hormone that tells you you’re feeling full, so you might find that lack of sleep is intrinsically linked to your weight.

Worst of all, a study in 2010 found that sleeping too little increases the chances of an early death.

You might not realise you are sleep deprived, as humans can wake several times in the night without realising it. Common signs of sleep deprivation include:

  • excessive sleepiness,
  • frequent yawning,
  • irritability,
  • daytime fatigue.

So you want to make sure you’re getting a good night of sleep and one of the easiest ways to do this is to make sure you aren’t overheating. Sleep deprivation is not the only consequence of overheating. When you overheat you sweat, and when you sweat you create the perfect environment for mould and bed bugs to live in your mattress, which can irritate your allergies and negatively impact your health. Even if you don’t feel sleep deprived, if you’re a sweaty sleeper, you should invest in a cool-touch mattress.

Ice-cool gel mattresses is a cool touch mattress

One form of cool-touch mattress is the Ice-Cool gel mattress, which we think you’ll have to feel to believe. It’s combined with memory foam, for a cool and comfortable sleep you will never forget.

Memory foam is typically hot – in fact lots of memory foam users cite this as their biggest issue with the mattress – so adding this cooling addition transforms the properties and helps keep you cool.

An ice-cool mattress top is flanked by HD cooled gel. It’s so cool that you can feel it with the lightest touch.

Not convinced? You can request a swatch of this mattress on our website.


3.75 is the optimal core body temperature for sleeping according to science, so anything you can do to keep your temperature around this level is going to improve your sleep quality. With luxurious soft wool and a natural cotton layer, the 37.5 mattress will regulate your body temperature to prevent overheating and warm you up if you’re cold.

This mattress is a little softer than the Ice-Cool gel mattress, sitting right in the middle of our firmness scale.

The 37.5 contains active particles that produce naturally occurring minerals through a patented method. Instead of wicking away sweat, this mattress acts before this point, turning excess heat and moisture into vapour and controlling the microclimate in your sleep environment. If you’re too cold, it will heat up your body until it reaches 37.5 degrees.

We recognise that this might be a new concept to you and you might be concerned about investing in something so new, so we would love to put your mind at rest.

Buy this mattress with Hugh Beds, and you will get:

  • a 30 day sleep trial,
  • free 2-person room of choice delivery,
  • free UK delivery on orders over £300,
  • 10 year warranty,
  • 0% APR finance options.

Hugh Beds

Love the sound of a cool touch mattress? If you’re not sure either of these mattresses are for you, we can still help you with your sleep problems. Hugh Beds brings you the latest scientific materials to alleviate your sleep struggles, so we’ll definitely have something suitable for you.

We can help you if you’re interested in magnetic therapy with our Magnarest mattress or if you have rheumatoid arthritis with our Copper Tech mattress.

Not sure what mattress is best for you? We’d love to speak to you. Call 0330 113 5750, or email info@hughbeds.com.