Good sleep is one of the most important parts of a healthy, happy life, and that goes doubly true for children. Kids bodies are constantly growing and changing, and it's during sleep that the body facilitates many of those important processes. But all too often, childrens mattresses aren't designed to give kids what their bodies need for a good night of sleep, and one of the most important factors is temperature regulation. At 5 Little Monkeys, we're dedicated to helping kids everywhere get better sleep, so we wanted to dive into the reasons why kids need temperature regulation technology in their mattresses.
How Your Child's Mattress Affects Temperature & Sleep
While the conventional wisdom is that we stay at a consistent 98.6º F all day, every day, the truth is that our bodies are constantly modulating our temperature based on our internal circadian rhythm. That process also happens during sleep: generally, our body temperature is lower during sleep than during the day, although body temperature still changes throughout the night as we sleep. This is why most people like to sleep with blankets and covers: because body temperature drops during sleep, we need to bundle up in advance to stay comfortable through the night.
For kids, though, the picture is a bit more complicated. Across the board, kids sleep hotter than adults – and because most mattresses are designed to accommodate the sleep patterns of adults, they leave kids feeling overheated and interrupt healthy sleep. So does that mean you just need to remove some blankets? While that can work, the act of snuggling up under blankets is a near-universal comfort, and most kids will want blankets to feel safe and cozy.
Instead, we recommend finding a kids mattress with temperature regulation technology. This means the mattress has been constructed with specialized materials or technology designed to regulate your child's body temperature during sleep: whether that means keeping warmth in when your child is too cold, or channeling heat away when they start to run hot.
Try the 5 Little Monkeys Kids Mattress
At 5 Little Monkeys, we've built temperature regulation technology right into our own childrens mattress. Our Sleep System uses a layer of Dual Phase Change Gel to automatically regulate your child's body temperature, absorbing heat from your child's body into the mattress to keep them cool and comfortable. Want to see the Sleep System in action for yourself? Try it risk-free for 100 days. If you don't love it, we'll give you a full refund – no questions asked. We hope to hear from you and wish you luck in finding the perfect mattress for your child!