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Caryn writes:

Hi Pete-
Love your website. I would like your advice regarding my six month, endless quest for the 'right' bed.
I am a 62 years old with a 'bad' back and an issue with sleeping very, very hot. I have not had a good sleep in ages due to waking up frequently at night to roll to a new 'cool' spot.
I currently have a Simmons BeautyRest Recharge Luxury Firm mattress. 
Before that, I had a Tempurpedic which I returned due to excessive heat.
On my Simmons, I have tried:
1) sleeping on bare mattress- still too hot
2) adding a lambswool topper- still too hot
3) trying a Stay Cool (brand name) Pad-still too hot!
4) Outlast sheets- did not help at all
5) Bed Fan! and three other fans blowing on me
Currently, I feel like I am sleeping inside an airplane turbine engine. I can stay cool on top but within an hour, I am burning my outline into the mattress- it's a crime scene every night!
I still have not tried topping this mattress with a) a featherbed topper or b) a latex topper.
I know I need a medium-firm mattress b/c of my lower back pain. I do not want a topper to over-soften the situation. My new Simmons BeautyRest is not returnable or refundable b/c   I already returned their Tempurpedic a few months back. My local SleepShop thinks I'm high maintenance and well, 'one of those crazy customers'. Well, I'm getting there, trust me:)
So, my long-winded question to you is- would you recommend trying a latex topper (although my bed is soft enough) for heat dispersal or starting over with a latex mattress system and taking a substantial money 'hit'?
Unlike my bed, you let me vent!
Thanks for your time and understanding,

P.S. I visited a friend with an old, lousy bed in a hot attic and slept great and did not wake once. Go figure! Must have been a coil bed?

Hi Caryn,
The culprit in all of this is the memory foam.
Your friend's old mattress doesn't have any memory foam in it.
Memory foam is a temperature sensitive product. It absorbs your body heat and then reflects it back to you.
A latex topper is not temperature sensitive.
To insulate you from the memory foam...and not be soft, go with 1.5 inches of Dunlop latex.
This will also be a little less expensive for you.
Here's the link for that.
Dunlop Latex Mattress Topper

Dunlop Latex Mattress Topper

Thanks, Pete

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