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Best Mattress For Hot Flashes, Night Sweats & Menopause

Our top rated list of beds that will help to keep pregnant, menstruating, and menopausal women cool

Whether you’re pregnant, going through menopause, or just tend to sweat during the night, we handpicked these beds to help women sleep as comfortably as possible.
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A flippable latex hybrid mattress that is thick, durable, and has a nice, organic cotton cover.
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A flippable mattress with copper-infused memory foam that helps to disperse heat.
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All four Purple mattress models offer great airflow thanks to the company's patented Hyper-Elastic Polymer top layer.
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A 10” all-foam mattress that has the rare option of a removable and machine washable cover.

HOW WE DECIDED

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Best Mattresses for Hot Flashes & Night Sweats: Overview

Sorry boys, but we’ve curated this list specifically for women. Especially women who are looking to cool down while they sleep. This could be because of menopause, pregnancy, or just the extra hormones we women have to deal with on a daily basis.

So, I (Slumber Yard team member Kelsie) have personally not had a baby yet, nor have I gone through menopause, so I am by NO MEANS an expert, but I did do a lot of research about pregnancy, including from the American Pregnancy Association (“APA”) and other sources. We have also reviewed a lot of mattresses from some of the biggest (and smallest) brands out there.

From my research, I learned that pregnant women should sleep on their side, especially once they start to develop a bump. The APA recommends to sleep specifically on the left side, as this will optimize the amount of blood and nutrients that go to the baby.

Sleeping on your back is not recommended as it leads to your abdomen resting on your intestines and major blood vessels, which can cause back aches, trouble breathing, and low blood pressure. And obviously, sleeping on your stomach is a no-go, as well. As such, we took the proper sleeping positions into consideration as we created this list.

Furthermore, I learned menopause typically happens to women in their 40s and 50s and can cause problems with sleeping, hot flashes, and extra sweating (thanks for the info, Mom). Besides the mattress tips provided for you in this post, I also recommend you should wear loose cotton pajamas, keep your bedroom well-ventilated, and avoid spicy foods before bed. These tactics should help you sleep more comfortably at night.

So if you’re going through changes like this in your life, and you need to find a new mattress, we’ve handpicked these beds to hopefully make the process a little easier for you. We made sure to pay special attention to cooling features, sleeper types, and women’s body types, because this post is for the girls.

Allswell Luxe Hybrid

BEST FOR:

  • Back and stomach sleepers
  • Those who like a firm memory foam feel
  • All body types (small, medium, and large)
  • Shoppers looking for a really affordable bed
  • Couples (good edge support and motion isolation)

NOT BEST FOR:

  • Side sleepers (e.g. pregnant women)
  • Those who prefer a soft, plush mattress
  • People who want an American made mattress

Allswell is a relatively new brand in the online mattress shopping space, but it’s backed by one of the world’s largest retailers, Walmart. You may have noticed in the title, but there are two Allswell mattresses for you to choose from: Allswell Hybrid and Allswell Luxe Hybrid.

In this post, we’re primarily referring to the Allswell Luxe Hybrid, which is quite firm, but this can depend on your body type. Typically, the larger you are and the more you weigh, the more you’ll sink into the bed and the softer the bed will feel. On the other hand, the smaller you are, the more you’ll lay on top of the bed and the firmer it will feel. Still, we see this bed being best for back sleepers and stomach sleepers, who need extra support in order to keep their spine properly aligned.

As such, this isn’t great for pregnant women, who should be sleeping on their side. So if that’s you, there are better options out there, but again, because of the firmness level, the Allswell Luxe Hybrid is a great mattress for larger sized women who sleep on their back or stomach.

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Allswell mattresses are best for back and stomach sleepers

Another reason the Allswell Luxe Hybrid mattress made this list is because of the cooling textiles woven into the cover, which should help prevent you from overheating during hot flashes. Also, because the bed is so firm, you won’t find yourself sinking into the memory foam much, which will keep you at a neutral temperature.

In terms of feel, you won’t get really any of that stuck-in-the-mud feeling that memory foam typically has, again due to the fact that this bed is on the firmer side of the spectrum. This is great for active sleepers who like to switch positions during the night as you’ll sleep more soundly with less resistance. Overall, this bed is for firm mattress lovers who want a cool bed at a very affordable price.

IDLE Sleep Latex Hybrid

BEST FOR:

  • Eco-friendly people (natural latex foam + organic cotton cover)
  • Those who want a choice of firmness options (both sides of the bed)
  • People looking for a responsive, resilient, and durable mattress
  • People who want a bed that's made in the USA and is backed by a lifetime warranty

NOT BEST FOR:

  • Memory foam lovers
  • People that move homes frequently (this is a heavy, thick mattress)

The IDLE Latex Hybrid very well could be the most durable mattress on this list. First of all, it’s flippable, which means you can access both sides of the mattress, in addition to rotating it on occasion.

You also have the option to choose between having the bed be Firm on both sides, Soft on both sides, or one of each on either side. Just so you know, the Soft side isn’t really soft—it’s more like a medium or medium-firm. As such, we think the IDLE Latex Hybrid is a nice option for all types of sleepers (back, stomach, side, and combination).

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The Slumber Yard team showing you how easy it is to flip the IDLE Latex Hybrid

The fact that this is a double-sided, flippable mattress also means that it’s an interesting and viable option for pregnant women—or even women who plan to get pregnant—because you can sleep on the softer side while pregnant and then flip back to the firmer side after you’re no longer pregnant.

This mattress is also super durable because it’s made with coils and natural latex, which is a bouncy foam material made from the sap of trees. Latex in general is a fairly durable foam, which, along with the coils, means this bed will last a long time.

In addition, latex mattresses tend to stay a little cooler throughout the night because the latex foam doesn’t quite hug your body or trap heat the way memory foam does. It’s also eco-friendly, and will be nice for those of you who have allergies.

Overall, this is a totally underrated bed that has very few downsides, other than perhaps the price tag.

Layla

BEST FOR:

  • Those who love a softer, memory foam bed
  • People intrigued by a two-sided, flippable mattress
  • All sleep styles
  • Shoppers who want a bed with a lifetime warranty

NOT BEST FOR:

  • Anyone who dislikes memory foam (Layla has a good amount of it)
  • If you were hoping for a really firm mattress

Layla is a flippable mattress with a Firm and a Soft side, as designated by the light and dark grey in the image below. The Firm side is really more like a medium to medium-firm on our firmness scale, and the Soft side is a medium-soft.

Layla is a really nice mattress for side sleeping, which is how pregnant women should be sleeping, because it provides lots of pressure relief for their hips, baby, and shoulders. Combo sleepers should be fine, but if you’re a strict back/stomach sleeper, you’ll definitely want to stick to the Firm side.

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The Soft side of the Layla mattress is ideal for side sleepers (e.g. pregnant women)

Because this bed has a classic memory foam feel, you’ll find that you get a little of that stuck-in-the-mud feeling on the Soft side (none on the Firm side), but if you like memory foam, this shouldn’t be a problem.

Again, in classic memory foam fashion, this mattress does a good job of deadening all movement, so you won’t feel your partner moving around in the middle of the night, but is awful for jumping on the bed and pillow fights.

You’re probably thinking, Doesn’t memory foam get super hot? Well, Layla actually uses copper-infused memory foam, which helps to disperse heat within the mattress, and keeps the bed pleasantly neutral in terms of temperature. This should help with those hot flashes, night sweats, or particularly hot sleepers who still love the feel of memory foam. To be clear, it’s not a cool-sleeping mattress—it’s just cooler than a standard memory foam bed.

Purple (all models)

BEST FOR:

  • Anyone willing to try a new, completely unique mattress
  • Hot sleepers that want a bed that does a fantastic job of circulating airflow
  • Individuals of all shapes and sizes
  • All sleeper types (back, stomach, side, combo)

NOT BEST FOR:

  • Sleepers who are happy with typical foam and/or coil beds
  • Anyone that wants a cheap bed
  • People who plan on relocating soon (these beds are a pain to move)

Purple makes some of the most interesting mattresses on the market, mostly because of the top layer of the beds. The founders of Purple invented Hyper-Elastic Polymer, which is a silicone-like material that’s unlike anything else out there (at least on a mattress). Hyper-Elastic Polymer feels a bit like Dr. Scholl’s gel inserts, but on a much larger scale.

We’ve found that people either love Purple mattresses or take a hard pass. The material makes the mattress feel a little softer and bouncy. It conforms to your body well and actually does a nice job of offering pressure relief and support at the same time.

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A closer look at Purple’s unique Hyper-Elastic Polymer

Purple beds aren’t necessarily cool to the touch, but because the Hyper-Elastic Polymer is laid out in a grid format, there’s very little surface area to that top layer. This allows for an almost unreal amount of airflow. Hyper-Elastic Polymer also happens to be just a naturally cooler material that doesn’t trap heat the way memory foam does, for example.

The company started with the Original Purple, but then rolled out the Purple.2, Purple.3, and Purple.4 in early 2018, which are more supportive because they incorporate coils. We also think these new Purple mattresses will be more ideal for heavier/obese people as a result of those coils.

Purple.2 is the firmest mattress that they make, however, in reality it’s not that firm—it’s about a medium-firm. It’s going to be best for menopausal back and stomach sleepers, but we also think side sleepers will be just fine. Purple.3 is just a hair softer and is ideal for all sleeper types. Purple.4 has a similar firmness level to Purple.3, but since it has a thicker slab of Hyper-Elastic Polymer, it provides more of an immersive, weightless experience. It’s our favorite Purple mattress, but it’s also the most expensive.

Marpac YogaBed

BEST FOR:

  • Those who want a bed with a removable and machine washable cover
  • All sleeper types
  • Anyone looking for just a comfy foam bed

NOT BEST FOR:

  • Heavier body types (250+ lb)
  • Strict side sleepers that want an extra plush bed
  • Those who like a traditional memory foam feel

Like a lot of bed-in-a-box mattresses out there, the Yogabed is a comfortable 10” all-foam mattress, but what sets it apart is its removable and machine washable cover. We thought this would be a great feature for women who experience night sweats (rejoice clean freaks, myself included), and even mothers who let their little kids into the bed. All yucky sweat and spills can be washed away!

In terms of feel, we rated YogaBed as a medium to medium-firm on our firmness scale, which should be good for all sleepers, but perhaps slightly more ideal for back, stomach, and combo sleepers.

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YogaBed is a comfy foam mattress, but the best part is the cover

Although this bed is made with memory foam, it feels more like neutral foam because it responds quickly and you don’t get any of that stuck-in-the-mud feeling. It also has surprisingly good edge support for an all-foam bed, so feel free to creep away from your partner who sleeps at 100 degrees (we’re talking about you, men).

Overall, Yogabed is a comfy bed, but it really doesn’t have a signature or unique feel. It reminds us of Tulo or Leesa in that it kind of just feels neutral—almost like a big slab of softer foam. And that’s not meant as a negative. If you know that don’t like memory foam, you might really appreciate the feel of Yogabed. This is a very accommodating mattress.

Review Team

Kelsie Longerbeam

Stomach Sleeper

Kaite

Kaite Johnston

Combo Sleeper

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Carla Thrower

Back Sleeper

JD

JD Christison

Combo Sleeper

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