7 Cooling Bedding Options to Keep You From Sweating This Summer
Depending on your geographical location, heading into the hotter half of summer can feel like living in a broiler. Warm nights can be especially unpleasant, with skin sticking to sheets and creating a sweat-infused mess of laundry. Fortunately, not all cooling solutions require higher utility bills or a window installation. Check out these seven cool bedding products—including sheets, blankets, and even pet-friendly innovations—that can make sleeping a breeze.
1. Clone Pillow; $119
Stay cool and snuggle an inanimate object with the Clone Pillow, a body pillow that uses shredded memory foam and a removable cooling gel layer for a cold respite from high temperatures. The 14-inch-by-49-inch pillow draws body heat away, while the 100-percent cotton pillowcase allows your skin to breathe.
Buy it: Clone Pillow
2. TEMPUR-Cloud Breeze Pillow; $169 to $209
Keep a cool head with this Tempur-Pedic pillow—available in king or queen sizes—that uses cooling gel to direct heat away from your face and neck.
Buy it: Tempur-Pedic
3. I AM Cool Pillow; $40
Not a fan of gels? This heat-reducing pillow uses a cotton-polyester blend to wick away heat in a manner similar to sweat-wicking sports apparel. It's also designed to maintain its shape over time thanks to a specialized filling process.
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4. The Regulator Bed Sheets; $129 to $169
For a complete cooling experience, consider this sheet set from My Sheets Rock. The Regulator is made of bamboo rayon, which, according to the company, transfers heat up to twice as effectively as cotton bedding. The sheets are available in sizes from twin to king. Note that while My Sheets Rock advertises its products as being designed for men, we'd argue that sweatiness knows no gender. (In fact, pregnant and menopausal women might especially benefit from cooling sheets.) Mental Floss's Shaunacy Ferro took a set of Regulator sheets for a spin and found them to be a breezy, extra-soft addition to her summer bedding rotation.
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5. Leisure Town Mattress Pad; $50 to $70
Mattress toppers can resolve some of the discomfort associated with a firm mattress, but the wrong kind of material can trap heat. This topper is made of 100 percent cotton and offers cloud comfort without the additional sweat.
Buy it: Amazon
6. Dangtop Bamboo Blanket; $25 to $30
Like snuggling up in a blanket even when it’s warm? This blanket from Dangtop is made from bamboo to provide a cozy throw while still moving heat away from your body.
Buy it: Amazon
7. AmazonBasics Elevated Cooling Pet Bed; $22 to $33
Pets can get hot as they sleep, too, which is why this elevated pet sleeper is a perfect solution. The raised platform allows air to circulate underneath your furry friend. Choose from sizes small to large.
Buy it: Amazon
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