No one likes waking up at 3am sweating in your sleep. Keeping your bedroom cool is only half the battle with hot sleepers. Finding a cooling mattress, breathable sheets, and the best comforter for hot sleepers is a must if you are going to survive the hottest months of the year without spending a fortune on air conditioning costs. The human body normally drops in temperature as you are dosing off and this helps initiate the sleep cycle. The National Sleep Foundation recommends keeping your bedroom temperature between 60 to 67 degrees for the best sleep environment. For those that naturally run hot, there are several things that you can change about your sleep environment to help manage temperature.
Best Comforter For Hot Sleepers
If your bed comforter doesn’t properly dissipate body heat, you will wake up hot during the night. Finding the best comforter for hot sleepers was not an easy feat. Your bed comforter makes a huge difference in the temperature of your mattress surface. The Slumber Cloud Cumulus lightweight comforter is our top pick for summer comforters. This white comforter is hypoallergenic, washable, and comes with Nasa engineered technology that absorbs, releases heat, and manages humidity. It’s no surprise that our team of sleep experts named Slumber Cloud the best comforter for hot sleepers.
Cooling Bed Sheets
Cooling sheets are a must for hot sleepers. If you find yourself constantly sweating in your sleep, your bed sheets could be trapping hot air while you sleep creating an inferno that eventually disrupts your sleep. Breathable sheets will help with body heat that gets trapped under the sheets. Bamboo sheet sets are popular for a ton of reasons. Bamboo is naturally cooling, soft, durable, and affordable. Bamboo sheets are our top choice for the summer months due to their moisture wicking properties. Whether you need king size sheets for your master bedroom or want to upgrade the kid’s full size sheets, bamboo is a sustainable bedding choice that will guarantee you a cooler mattress throughout the night. Our favorite deep pocket queen sheets fit mattresses up to 15 inch thick and feature a 300 thread count. Make sure to always wash bamboo sheets in cold water with a mild detergent and tumble dry on low heat.
Bed Air Conditioner
One of the best ways to ensure you have a cooler mattress this summer is to invest in an electric mattress pad. Think of a cooling mat for your bed. A cooling mattress topper like Chilipad pumps water through a mattress pad under the bed sheets. This electric cooling pad is our favorite bed air conditioner on the market. While the Chilitechnology revolves around a cooling mattress pad to regulate the sleeper’s body temperature, BedJet is another option of bed air conditioners on the market. The BedJet was featured on Shark Tank several years ago. Bedjet is a bed fan that fits under the sheets pumping cool air under the sheets throughout the night. Chilipad and Bedjet are the two most popular bed cooling systems. Chilipad was our pick over BedJet just because we didn’t prefer the bed fan blowing under the bed sheets all night. If you are used to sleeping with a fan, Bed Jet will be a game changer for hot sleepers trying to beat the heat this summer.
Best Cooling Mattress
There’s nothing worse than being a hot sleeper and waking up with night sweats. If your current mattress does not regulate temperature and the summer months are becoming too hot to sleep, its time to upgrade to a more breathable cooling mattress. Memory foam tends to sleep hotter than natural latex mattresses or hybrid mattresses. Memory foam mattresses with dense foam tend to retain heat. Sleeping hot is the top complaint for memory foam mattresses. If you prefer foam, you should consider a cooling gel memory foam mattress or a mattress infused with activated bamboo charcoal or copper to naturally regulate the temperature on the sleep surface. Nacreous mattress pads can also be used on a mattress that tends to sleep hot to help cool down the mattress surface. For most hot sleepers, its better to go with a natural latex mattress or hybrid mattress to guarantee a cooler night’s sleep. Charles Rogers has an all natural latex mattress that recently hit the market and was an editor’s pick for best cooling mattress. If you don’t prefer latex mattresses, Nest Alexander hybrid is another top rated pick for the coolest sleeping mattresses on the market.