Cooling Pillows and Pillowcases Help You Sleep Like a Baby, No Matter How Hot It Gets
After a long day, nothing beats climbing into bed and drifting off to sleep. Glorious, until you wake up in a puddle of neck sweat. No, it wasn’t a bad dream; it’s just 98 degrees outside and you’re feeling the heat. Well, you’re in luck because we’ve found just the thing to help keep you comfortable throughout the night: a cooling pillow-pillowcase combination. Here are your best bets.
Deepsport Cooling Pillowcase
These might be the Holy Grail of cooling bed linens. Deepsport’s pillowcases and sheets are woven with patented Dermatherapy technology, which wicks away sweat and eliminates potentially harmful bacteria to keep your body cooler and drier. They’re also recommended to help people susceptible to atopic dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis.
Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-Cloud Breeze Dual Cooling Pillow
Made for back, stomach and side sleepers alike, this gel-encased pillow is the real-deal when it comes to temperature control. The gel regulates body temperature, while the brand's signature foamy material molds to your neck and head (ensuring ultimate comfort while you doze).
Sheex Original Performance Pillowcases
Developed by a couple of basketball coaches, these sweat-wicking linens mimic the cooling and drying effects of athletic wear without making it feel like you’re sleeping on a pile of workout shirts.
PharMeDoc Contour Memory Foam Pillow with Cooling Gel Technology
If you like your pillow more dense than fluffy, this model—which has more than 1,000 four-star reviews on Amazon—should be on your radar. The gel panel diffuses heat as you sleep while the contoured shape helps to reduce neck and shoulder pain. As one purchaser raved, “I never thought I'd find myself missing my pillow when I travel, but I do. I really, really do.” The people have spoken.
Smart Temp Pillow Cases
When you find a pillowcase designed by NASA, you can bet it’s good. These cases’ Outlast fabric technology was developed to regulate temperature in space but works just as well controlling your heat flow here on Earth.
Smart Temp ($45)
Xtreme Comforts Hypoallergenic Bamboo Shredded Memory Foam
Memory foam filling means this pillow won’t flatten or lose shape as you sleep. That’s awesome in and of itself, but the real magic is in its Kool-Flow bamboo fabric. With micro vents for breathability, it helps increase air circulation, which regulates your temperature for a cool, peaceful sleep.
Xtreme Comforts ($40)