The Serta Arctic Mattress Is Our New Favorite Cooling Mattress

Serta's new mattress will lead to the best sleep of your life — no more tossing and turning with its cooling memory foam.

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November 22, 2021

We all know sleep is vital — but it’s important to note that the kind of sleep you’re getting can have a massive impact on your quality of life. This means you need good sleep — uninterrupted, comfortable sleep where you’re not tossing and turning or going in and out of slumber. You need to be cool. You need to be comfortable.

In fact, this study on the importance of sleep even states how it can affect your waking life: “People whose daily sleep duration is inadequate, or repeatedly disrupted ... often are not aware of their accumulating sleep deficits or the toll that these deficits can take on their waking cognitive functions, including their performance, working memory, cognitive speed and accuracy.” It’s pretty clear: going to bed isn’t enough, you need quality sleep to get the most out of your slumber. So how do you accomplish it? Well, of course, some of these factors are out of your control — work, life, kids, good television shows — there are countless reasons you might stay up past your bedtime. But it’s the ones you can control that can make the most impact. And the biggest factor of all?

Your mattress.

Do you love your mattress? Forget your cozy pajamas, your favorite candles and your sound machine. Do you love your mattress? If your answer is not immediately yes, then you need — and deserve — a new one. Your mattress is the biggest factor in your bedtime comfort, and it can be exactly what stops you from getting the best rest you need. There are two big factors to a good mattress: comfort and coolness. If your mattress doesn’t contour to your body and if it makes you feel hot at all, it’s simply not the best mattress you can own.

Enter the Serta Arctic Mattress.

$3,099 - $4,199

Comes in Twin XL, Queen, King and California King

Buy It

You already know and love Serta mattresses, but this new model goes above and beyond in both cooling and comfort, making it the best mattress we’ve tried in a long, long time. First things first: it’s made with a three-layer Reactex® system that is exclusive to Serta, giving the mattress 15 times better cooling power*. It cools by pulling the heat away from your body into the mattress itself, helping to keep you cool the whole night long, not just the first few minutes you lay down. So if you run very hot or you sometimes just get a little warm at night — it affects your sleep, and this will eliminate that problem once and for all.

It’s also made from incredibly dense memory foam that contours to your body but also provides support. The Reactex® system provides the cooling power, and the memory foams work to contour to your exact body shape, keeping you from sinking into the mattress too deep. It also helps to relieve pressure, and the foam core means this durable mattress will keep delivering these benefits for years to come. All of the mattresses in the Arctic line have the same Reactex® technology for cooling comfort — but they come in both foam and hybrid models in different feels, so you can pick the support level that works best for you.

With all of these factors considered — the pressure relief, the contouring and the incredible cooling power of this mattress — it's no surprise the sleep on this mattress is completely life-changing. In fact, one of the members of our HGTV commerce team tried out the mattress and had this to say:

“I was interested to try Serta’s Arctic Premier Firm Foam Mattress out, but I already had a mattress I thought I liked. Key word: thought. I also thought I was just someone who wasn’t a sound sleeper. I was used to waking up in the middle of the night flipping my pillow over or waking up hot. From the moment I touched the mattress, as in the moment I literally put my hand down on the mattress to see how it felt, it was like it was custom-made for me. I had never felt anything like it before, and that was nothing compared to sleeping on it. It is a complete game-changer. I actually look forward to going to bed now. I wake up more rested and more refreshed — and my back hurts a lot less. I told my parents to get one and now they’re total converts. I can’t speak highly enough about it. Previously, the best sleep of my life was in a fancy hotel. I went to a hotel recently and the bed was heavenly — and still, I couldn’t wait to get home to sleep on my own mattress, because it’s that much better. If you want good sleep, get this mattress now. I am indeed someone who falls asleep with ease, and I know it's the mattress to thank.”

If that doesn’t make you click the buy button consider this: Serta has a 120-day in-home trial to test this mattress out and a 10-year limited warranty.

We don’t think you’ll need 120 days to figure out just how much you’ll love it, though — just like you’ll no longer need all the fancy apps and chamomile teas to try to lull yourself back to sleep at night. Turns out, you just need a really, really, really good mattress.

Nobody can deny that good sleep is a necessity for happy and productive days. You deserve the best, and Serta's Arctic Mattress is just that.

*The 15x benefit exists while the phase change material is active. Results are based on the difference in heat absorbed by Serta Arctic and Serta Perfect Sleeper Luminous Sleep mattresses while the phase change material is active.

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