Whether you’re feeling the effects of the summer heat wave or you’re just a hot sleeper all year long, swapping in some cooling bedding—think crisp percale sheet sets and pillowcases, gel-infused mattress pads, and breezy, breathable pj’s—can make a serious difference. Not only will you dodge the discomfort that comes with overheating (hello, night sweats), you’ll probably get a better night’s sleep overall too.
So, in the name of improving your sleep and making the rest of this summer somewhat bearable, we’ve selected the very best cooling bedding that you can shop right now. From best-selling cooling bed sheets from Brooklinen to five-star cooling pillows from Amazon to temperature-regulating comforters that won’t turn your bed into a puddle, these sleep products will upgrade your bedroom in a major way (and hopefully lead to less sweaty nights).
When it comes to cooling sheet sets, fabric options abound. There’s percale, eco-friendly tencel Lyocell, bamboo, and classic organic cotton, all of which offer their own moisture-wicking advantages. If you prefer a crisp feel, consider Brooklinen’s best-selling Classic Core bedding set, which is made of long-staple cotton in a 270-thread-count percale weave. For a softer feel that still promotes plenty of airflow, go for Leesa’s wrinkle-resistant, sateen-weave cotton sheets or the tencel sheets from Casper and Sheex—this fabric is naturally hypoallergenic and wonderfully light.
Don’t count out linen sheets (especially if you like their uniquely scratchy feel). And if you’re shopping on a budget, Bedsure’s cooling bamboo sheet set, which features a fitted sheet with deep pockets for a secure fit, proves that you don’t need luxury sheets to make your bed feel truly lavish. Our associate wellness director recommends the Molecule Percale sheets and says they’re “not too wrinkly, not too soft (I like a crisp hotel feel), and breathable enough that I don’t wake up sweaty and annoyed.”
Brooklinen Classic Core Sheet Set (Queen Size)
Leesa Sheet Set (Queen Size)
Sheex Arctic Aire Max Sheet Set (Queen Size)
Casper Hyperlite Sheets (Queen Size)
Flax Home The Sheet Set (Queen Size)
Bedsure Bamboo Cooling Sheets (Queen Size)
Molecule Percale Performance Sheets
Dapu Pure Linen Sheets Set (Queen Size)
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Not only can the right pillow reduce neck and shoulder pain, it can also help you stay cool. Take Sheex’s Infinite Zen pillow: It’s extremely supportive, with a slightly oversized design that still fits both standard/queen- and king-size pillowcases, and its cooling gel top layer sheds heat to keep you from getting too warm. You’ll find the same pleasantly chill sensation in the high-quality and highly rated GhostBed pillow, which regulates body temperature and wicks away sweat. With these cooling pillow options, there’s no such thing as the hot or cold side of the pillow.
Ghostbed Memory Foam Bed Pillow (Queen Size)
Sealy Memory Foam Contour Pillow
Sheex Infinite Zen Performance Pillow
Snuggle-Pedic Adjustable Cooling Pillow (Queen Size)
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Mattress Toppers and Bedding
These additional accessories can be the crowning cooling touch for your sweat-free bed. Leisure Town’s quilted mattress topper adds some welcome plushness to any mattress but feels cool to the touch all the same. Meanwhile, Buffy’s eucalyptus cooling comforter and Nectar’s breathable cotton duvet let you stay cozy, even when the temps start to climb (just don’t forget a duvet cover for the Nectar).
Leisure Town Mattress Pad (Queen Size)
Zinus Green Tea Cooling Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper (Queen Size)
Nectar Duvet (Queen Size)
Buffy Breeze Comforter (Queen Size)
We love pajamas of all stripes, but the sweet, breezy sets featured here are what we’re reaching for when the weather heats up. That’s because they’re made of ultra-breathable and cooling fabrics like rayon, viscose, silk, and the aforementioned bamboo and tencel. Whichever you choose, you can expect a dreamily cool snooze, so let your personal style guide you.
GYS Bamboo Full Slip Chemise Nightgown
Nordstrom Moonlight Eco Short Pajamas
Lunya Washable Silk Tee Set
Appliances and Accessories
For bonus points, you can set up a high-tech fan, install a smart thermostat, or just roll your face out with a freezer-chilled ice roller before bed. And to send yourself off to dreamland on a particularly chill note, you can have a tasty, non-alcoholic nightcap from buzzy brand Kin.
Dyson Pure Cool TP01 HEPA Air Refresher & Fan
Google Nest Learning Thermostat
Side sleepers, back sleepers, stomach sleepers, and combination sleepers all deserve a comfy, cooling mattress that’ll help regulate their body temperature through the night. Luckily, there are plenty of beds made with hot nights in mind, including the SELF Certified Casper Nova Snow Hybrid mattress and models that not only keep things cool but are specifically designed for relaxation and recovery from Bear and Brooklyn Bedding. And we’d be remiss if we didn’t shout out Tuft & Needle’s cooling Mint memory foam mattress, which is also readily available for order through Amazon.
Casper Nova Hybrid Mattress (Queen Size)
Bear Pro Mattress (Queen Size)