Is your mattress the ‘key to cool’?

Posted by on May 14, 2010 in nightsweats | 3 comments

Hot flashes? Night sweats? I’ve written about various solutions, ranging from herbs to bed clothes and sheets. But I was intrigued when I ran across an article about a mattress manufacturer that claims that its mattress will keep you cooler without the all the trappings…as in, trapping the heat that is wafting off your body without circulating it properly.

According to Robin McRoskey Azevedo, the president of McRoskey mattresses, the ‘key to cool’ is in the way a mattress is constructed and the materials that are used. Consequently, theoretically, air circulates freely, cotton covers and materials breathe and vented sidewalls and flexible coils allow for better airflow.

Even the customer testimonials sound convincing.

There is a price to comfort, however, as McRoskey sets (mattress plus boxspring) can run upwards of $5,000. Lots of moula to insure better comfort during sleep.

There’s nothing better than a phenomenal mattress. I believe in making the investment because better mattresses do last. However, I’m not entirely convinced that the key to a cooler sleep is a better mattress. Rather, it seems that appropriate herbs (like black cohosh), great sheets, and proper bed clothes can make a huge difference without denting your wallet quite as deeply.

What do you think is the key to cool?


  1. 5-17-2010

    A great bed can make a huge difference to your quality of life, but I think $5000 is a bit obsessive for a bed. That much money buys a lot of menopause symptom relief in the form of natural therapies or even a fabulous holiday to relieve the stress or take your mind of the menopausal symptoms.

  2. 6-27-2010

    I think the mattress design industry is going in the wrong direction. The whole idea of surronding your body in heat trapping foam is ludicrous. I recently purchased a Serta Windsor Supreme Mattress. Even though it is a innerspring mattreess the foam filled plush top makes one feel as if drowning in uncomfortably warm rubber. Why not incorporate more natural breathable fibre? One need only sleep on a foam or polyester, then feather or husk pillow to realize the logic of this point.

  3. 6-15-2013

    Hopefully when the mattress arrives it will make up somewhat for your delays because as you know they are great quality and value although it’s not great to have to wait longer than was originally promised.

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