How to Cool My Tempur-Pedic Bed

Tempur-Pedic mattresses earn raves for comfort and back support, but they also gain complaints for making some sleepers feel too warm. The same technology that relieves pressure and keeps your spine in alignment--foamlike material that molds to your body--can create temperature problems by inhibiting air circulation. With a few adjustments, though, you can still enjoy the benefits of your Tempur-Pedic bed without sacrificing a comfortable sleeping temperature.

Several adjustments and accessories can make a Tempur-Pedic mattress cooler.

Step 1

Give yourself time to adjust. Your new bed probably feels different from your previous bed in many ways, and temperature is just one of them. Reassess after one or two weeks.

Step 2

Place the mattress' terry cloth cover directly on the mattress. It should be underneath all sheets and blankets. This lightweight, terry cloth cover, which was provided with the mattress, allows just enough air flow between you and the mattress to make a significant difference in how warm you feel.

Step 3

Make the rest of your sleeping environment a little cooler. Try lighter, or fewer, covers to compensate for the extra heat of the mattress. Switch to a lighter weight blanket made of a breathable fabric such as 100 percent cotton, or sleep without a blanket. Turn down your home's thermostat a few degrees at night.

Step 4

Place a quilted mattress cover on the mattress. A mattress cover made of 100 percent cotton is best for allowing air circulation. Don't use a thick cover, however. If you have a large amount of fabric between you and the mattress' foamlike material, many benefits of the Tempur-Pedic mattress are lost because its foam cannot mold to your body effectively.

Step 5

Insert a mattress pad specifically made to combat the Tempur-Pedic heat issue. That mattress pad should go between the mattress and any other bed coverings. Available from several manufacturers, these pads optimize the airflow between the sleeper and the Tempur-Pedic material.

About the Author

A technical writer in the Seattle area since 1984, Diana LaRose began authoring web content in 2007 in the areas of computers and networking, health and fitness, lifestyle, and others. Her articles have appeared on eHow and BeyondJane. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Houston.