Whether you’re a hot sleeper, dealing with menopausal hot flashes, or just live in a warm climate, your body temperature can be the deciding factor for getting a good night’s sleep. And while you can crank the air conditioning to cool down your bedroom, making a few key changes like using essential oils, buying sweat-fighting pajamas, and investing in a cooling comforter can provide long-term solutions for your sleep woes.
Certain fabrics and weaves make all the difference in bedding’s cooling properties. Cotton percale and linen are the most notable fabrics that draw heat away from the body. Check out these cooling essentials from the bedding pros at at Brooklinen.
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Starting at $199, Brooklinen
- Down Cluster Fill with a 100% Cotton Sateen Shell
- Treated with Ultra-Fresh Antimicrobials
- Lightweight: 600 Fill Power / All-Season: 700 Fill Power
This lightweight down comforter doesn’t sacrifice fluff for coolness. Plus, the box construction keeps the down filling evenly distributed, so you won’t have to keep fluffing to feel cozy.
One Brooklinen reviewer wrote, “The Brooklinen Down Comforter is my favorite part of my bed. Super cozy and fluffy and the right amount of warmth without getting too hot. If you sleep hot, you probably only need sheets and the comforter, extra blankets on top might be too warm.”
Starting at $183.20, Brooklinen
- 100% Polyfill with a 100% Cotton Sateen Shell
- Lightweight: 39 oz. fill / All-Season: 53 oz. fill
- Made in USA
For those with allergies that want the comfort of down without the sniffles — and the hefty price tag — this is the comforter for you. It’s stuffed with polyfill microfibers and is completely vegan.
One Brooklinen reviewer wrote, “Allergic to down, so my wife and I purchased this down-alternative comforter. Incredibly light, so much so that you doubt it could be warm. But it has done well on our chilly nights and manages to regulate temperature well on the not-so-chilly ones. Highly recommend!”
Starting at $189, Brooklinen
- 100% long staple cotton
- OEKO-TEX® certified for chemical safety
- 270 thread count
These sheets will make you feel like you’re sleeping in a luxury hotel. The cotton percale fabric is the coolest, and you save 25 percent when you buy the entire set, which includes two pillow cases, one flat sheet, and one fitted sheet.
One Brooklinen reviewer wrote, “I tossed my satin pillowcase as soon as I tried these Percale sheets & pillowcases. Smooth and crisp feeling on your skin, cool to the touch, they are perfect for hot sleepers like myself. The texture of these sheets quickly made them my favorite and I won’t make my bed with anything else. I’m a Brooklinen Percale fan for life.”
Starting at $199.20, Brooklinen
- 100% Linen, made from Belgian and French Flax
- OEKO-TEX® certified for chemical safety
- Individually garment dyed
If you’ve never slept on linen before, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by luxe feel of this duvet. It may seem thicker than your usual sheets at first, but linen is known for its durability and ability to soften over time, so you’ll love this duvet for years to come. Plus, it comes in beautiful colors and prints, and includes corner ties and large buttons so your comforter will remain attached to the duvet.
One Brooklinen reviewer wrote, “The linen duvet cover is made of a durable, soft linen material that breathes so well even my furnace of a partner (he sleeps HOT) said it keeps him perfectly cool all night. I love the breathability of the fabric but am also kept cozy all night. It’s the perfect duvet cover!!”
Starting at $118.14, Brooklinen
- 100% Linen
- Front pockets!
- Individually pre-washed and garment-dyed
- Made in Portugal
You’ll live in this linen robe. It’s cozy but lightweight, so if you happen to fall asleep while reading a book you won’t overheat. It’s also completely washable, so a coffee stain or two won’t feel like the end of the world.