A memory foam mattress usually gives more heat than a spring one because of its viscoelastic composition. Memory foam mattresses (due to its properties and composition) are more adaptable to the shape of our body and because of our weight we get a bit drowned on them. That’s why the feeling of heat can be more pronounced when sleeping on a memory foam mattress. In order to choose the most appropriate protection product, we have to bear in mind that it needs to be breathable otherwise the moisture that our body releases during the night will not be evaporated and that will ruin the core of the mattress.
For this type of mattresses, the most recommended mattress covers are the ones made with natural and breathable fabrics such as cotton or bamboo. A fully enclosed mattress cover offers an integral protection to the mattress from dust and stains. If you also want to protect the memory foam mattress with a waterproof mattress protector, it needs to be breathable too, that is, the protector needs to have a breathable polyurethane (PU) or hyper-breathable (HPU) membrane. With it, the mattress will be protected against liquids and stains while obtaining a complete level of breathability. In addition, this protector will not only allow the mattress to breathe, but it will also let our skin to breathe freely, avoiding the sensation of heat and sweat that other waterproof and non-breathable products offer.
If the heat sensation is very high and it makes impossible to sleep without sweating, it is recommended to use the Velfont’s THERMO-Regulator Quilted Mattress Protector which combines a 100% cotton filling with an Outlast® Adaptive Comfort® outer fabric which buffers temperature swings and maintains a suitable body temperature all over the night. This is the best option to combine mattress protection and regulation of temperature, avoiding the sensation of intense heat and sweat.