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Every spring, there's a lot of controversy over Daylight Savings Time, but the real difficulty is finding that perfect lightweight comforter or blanket as we ease into summer. Because the last thing our over-stressed bodies need is waking up in the middle of the night with that suffocating too-hot feeling. People suffering from perimenopausal hot flashes, anyone prone to night sweats and hot sleepers who are comfy cozy in colder weather will want to switch to a more lightweight and breathable option as the days get longer.

How to Choose a Lightweight Comforter

• What Level of Warmth Do You Prefer?
Cotton is a great all-weather option as a fiber-fill, while new technical fabrications can include bamboo or synthetic bedding for similar lightweight warmth. Beware of high-numbered down counts, which might be too heavy for sleepers who want a lightweight option.

• Do You Want a Whole Lot of Fluffy?
Explore the loft—i.e., the thickness of the blanket—before you buy. While a fluffier blanket is no indication of increased warmth, it is a design choice that sleepers longing for a cuddly feeling often opt for. But a fluffy comforter does not a crisply bed make, so if you want the option of hospital corners, better to choose a thinner profile.

• Need Extra Help Staying Cool?
Say you're a sleeper who needs a warm hug-like feel to fall asleep but finds herself waking in a full sweat a few hours later. That calls for a temperature-regulating blanket. These comforters use high-tech fabric and special construction to keep your body as close to its restful set point throughout the night.

Best Lightweight Comforters at a Glance

RELATED: The 15 Best Cooling Comforters for Hot Sleepers


1. Coyuchi Diamond-Stitched Organic Cotton Comforter

Best Overall Lightweight Comforter

Why We Love It: Crinkled percale, thin batting

This year-round comforter can be used on its own (it's attractive enough, in blue, white or undyed colorways) or layered with a duvet cover for extra winter warmth. Double needle stitching keeps the all-cotton batting in place, and it's easy to store in a reusable cotton bag.

Buy It (from $298)


2. Brooklinen Down Comforter

Best Down Lightweight Comforter

Why We Love It: Microbial treated, sateen cotton shell

Canadian-made, this down cluster-filled comforter has cuddly baffle box construction that's snuggly, yet lightweight enough to prevent sweating in the middle of the night. It's the rare all-down model that's going to please hot and chilly sleepers alike, without any heavy weight.

Buy It (From $159; $143)

Slumber Cloud

3. Slumber Cloud Lightweight Comforter

Best Down Alternative Lightweight Comforter

Why We Love It: Temperature-regulating fabric, high-tech fiberfill

Temperature-incompatible couples will love this state-of-the-art comforter that uses specially developed fiber: The comforter's filling draws off body heat as you get toasty, then redistributes that heat as the body cools down. Additionally, the blanket wicks moisture, so no soggy midnight wake-ups.

Buy It ($from $150)


4. Parachute Organic Air Cotton Quilt

Best Cotton Lightweight Comforter

Why We Love It: 3-ply gauze, garment-dyed for softness

GOTS-certified cotton is a lighter version of Parachute's bestselling Cloud Cotton Quilt, made more lightweight. The gauze gently drapes across the foot of your bed or as a coverlet, and the extra layer it provides keeps you warm. (It comes in black, white and our favorite, the on-trend greige color named bisque.)

Buy It (From $249)


5. Casper Textured Pintuck Striped Quilt & Sham Set

Best Textured Lightweight Comforter

Why We Love It: Fancy contrast stitching, 30-night trial

The stripes on this thin and elegant quilt set it apart from most quilts, as does the ultra-softness of 100 percent organic cotton shell. The recycled poly fill is durable and moisture-averse.

Buy It ($239)


6. Mooreeke Kids Soft Comforter Bedding Set for Children

Best Lightweight Comforter for Kids

Why We Love It: Microfiber softness, kid-friendly patterns

Unicorns, dinosaurs, dump trucks, planets, butterflies: These are the fetching patterns your child can choose among with these ultra-durable comforter-and-sham sets that don't run, no matter how often you wash them. And as a bonus, there's a toy pillow with each set that will make your little one feel extra special—maybe enough to inspire them to make their own bed.

Buy It (From $53)


7. Buffy Breeze Comforter

Best Earth-Friendly Lightweight Comforter

Why We Love It: Plant-based fabric, distinctive wave stitching

Tencell lyocell fiber absorbs moisture better than cotton, so your skin is cool and dry though the night. Since the fiber is harvested from eucalyptus trees, it's sustainable, and Buffy touts the biodegradability and compostable nature of its soft covering. If you want to make the comforter even warmer, there are loops in the corner to accommodate duvet cover ties.

Buy It (From $199)

Sleep Number

8. Sleep Number Plush Blanket

Best Synthetic Lightweight Comforter

Why We Love It: Faux suede trim; fuzzy polyester fabric

Fuzzy like faux fur, but lightweight like cotton. In eight pastel colors, this is like yesterday's fleece blanket but elevated. The rounded corners and finished edges make for a more polished bed than a more casual down comforter look.

Buy It (from $80; $56)


9. Quince Lightweight Premium Down Comforter

Softest Lightweight Comforter

Why We Love It: Cotton sateen, 650 fill down

A traditional cotton duvet, done exactly right. The 650-fill down is certified responsibly source, and the loops on every corner ensure that, should you be inspired to cover it during winter, you can keep it neatly encased. Machine wash it in cold water, then low-temperature tumble dry, and it's fresh for another season.

Buy It ($199; $149)


10. Saatva Organic Cotton Channel Quilt Set

Best Lightweight Comforter Set

Wy We Love It: 1-inch channel quilting, all-season weight

The 300-thread count sateen of this comforter is soft enough to be comfortable for everyday use, and the one-inch channel keeps the organic cotton batting in place. Plus, the soft grey, white and ivory colors are as restful as the fabrication.

Buy It (From $215)

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11. Company Cotton Alexandria Wrinkle-Free Sateen Comforter

Best Patterned Lightweight Comforter

Why We Love It: Wrinkle-free sateen, reverses to same print

Lofty synthetic fiber fill is encased in a bold contemporary floral print that coordinates with burnt orange, dusty red or blue colorways. The soft hand of the sateen only gets softer as it's washed, but the colorfast fabric stays bright.

Buy It ($149; $111)


12. SunStyle Home Quilt

Best Quilted Lightweight Comforter

Why We Love It: 13 intense colors, machine washable

Ultra-lightweight microfiber makes this quilt a champ for withstanding numerous washings and keeping sleepers just warm enough in the heat of summer. And in a classic lightweight diamond pattern, this quilt will be the one that you'll be carrying to the couch to snuggle under.

Buy It (From $25)

Pottery Barn

13. Pottery Barn Cloud Linen Handcrafted Quilt

Most Luxurious Lightweight Comforter

Why We Love It: Cotton-linen reverses to all-cotton

Chambray. Shell. Flax. These and four other meditative hues are the palette of this gorgeous hand-sewn quilt that is sure to become a family heirloom. Durable (machine washable) and cozy, the blanket's thin profile makes it perfect for layering in cold months, then starring solo on your bed in spring and summer.

Buy It ($249; $236)

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14. La Crosse Down Comforter

Best Color Range

Why We Love It: Ethically sourced down, 26 colors

In four weights and 26 colors, this comforter is the "just right" option for hot sleepers who don't want to sacrifice their decor scheme to have a not-too-heavy comforter. The 295-thread-count cotton cover stays bright through perennial washings, making this a great choice for families who love to pile on the bed, sippy cups and all.

Buy It (From $229)

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15. The Company Store Sorrento Reversible Quilt

Best Reversible Lightweight Comforter

Why We Love It: Sky blue/goldenrod colorway

On-trend chinoiserie wallpaper has been recreated as a print on this cotton voile quilt. Hollyhocks and hydrangeas dance on each side, so that should you need to fold back the blanket (which has a thin layer of machine-washable cotton batting inside), you're still looking at coordinating patterns.

Buy It (From $199)


16. FluffCo Down Alternative Comforter

Best Cooling Lightweight Comforter

Why We Love It: Double stitching, tech-enabled temp regulation

Tencel is mixed with cotton inside this comforter in a ratio that gives a fluffy loft without heaviness or too much warmth. Corner loops let you keep a cover in place, should you decide to layer this blanket to match your bedroom.

Buy It ($150)


17. Luna Adult Weighted Blanket

Best Weighted Lightweight Comforter

Why We Love It: Single-sized, breathable fabric

Micro-glass beads in the blanket construction keeps the air circulating so users don't get over heated even while they're enjoying the security blanket feel under this. And in 25 colors and patterns, there's no need to settle for the same old navy tones of many weighted blankets on the market.

Buy It ($249; $236)

Cozy Earth

18. Cozy Earth Bamboo Blanket

Softest Lightweight Comforter

Why We Love It: Buttery soft, hypoallergenic

Moisture-wicking viscose that's derived from bamboo feels degrees cooler than cotton, so this comforter is a boon for hot flash sufferers and sleepers who tend to get overheated. Machine washable, the fabric is enhanced to resist pilling.

Buy It (From $289; $231)

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