You put your right leg in, you put your right leg out…OK, in all seriousness, the “Hokey Pokey” sounds a lot like our nightly dance to keep cool while sleeping under the covers. We know we’re not alone, and we’re here to say it doesn’t have to be like this forever. Just invest in some cooling sleep products—from pillows and mattresses to fans, sleep masks, facial mists and more—that help keep your body temperature down while you snooze. Here are 15 we love.
Hot Sleepers, Rejoice: 15 Things—from a $10 Fan to a $1,395 Mattress—to Keep Cool at Night
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With more than 617 five-star reviews, this foam and coil hybrid mattress has it all. Its layered cooling technology provides a six-degree cooler sleep, the HeatDelete Bands are designed to remove excess body heat at a higher rate than their previous models and it has a cool-to-touch surface thanks to the QuickCool Cover top layer. Bottom line? This guy is doing *the most* so you don’t wake up drenched.
Blended with aloe, cucumber, hyaluronic acid and Kindra’s InstaCalm-3 Complex, this facial mist helps alleviate hot flashes and night sweats as you fall asleep. What’s more, every application lasts for up to two hours, so you'll have more than enough time to drift off.
There’s a reason why your favorite beach pants are linen—it’s an extremely light and airy fabric. Cover your bed in the material and it will not only look chicer, but also keep you snoozing through the night.
This mattress topper is unlike any we’ve tried. It uses something called Reactex Technology to actually pull in heat from the body and release cool energy. You’ll sleep ten times more comfortably (with both legs inside the covers).
Each one of these lightweight comforters is made from eucalyptus that’s harvested from regenerative forests and sewn together with 100 percent recycled thread. But the sustainability doesn’t stop there: The entire production process is waste-free. And according to more than 3,000 positive reviews, it won’t leave you drenched in sweat.
SHEEX partnered with the team at brrr° to create a sleep mask that combines a mixture of cooling minerals, active wicking technology and quick drying technology—all of which are proven to create a reduction in skin temperature that won’t ever fade or wash out over time. Oh, and did we mention that it’s machine washable?
Let’s be real: Window A/C units are just…ugly. Well, until now. July's sleek, WiFi-controlled A/C is 3-times more energy efficient than traditional air conditioners with air-cleaning filters that capture pollen, pet dander and other pollutants. And that’s not even the best part. Its frame is totally customizable to your window size and comes in seven trendy panel color-options, including ash wood, linen, cloud, sky blue, forest green, rose and classic white. See ya, clunky window units.
There truly is nothing more refreshing than flipping your pillow and resting your head on the cold side. But what if you didn’t have to wake from your slumber to have that blissfully chill feeling all night long? This pillow uses pin-core ventilation for increased airflow, and its surface is treated with a cooling gel that draws heat away from your head and neck. Plus, it’s antimicrobial and resistant to allergens, mold and dust.
If your ceiling fan’s not cutting it, you’re going to need some backup. This handheld fan offers an extra boost—you can fill it up with water to spritz on you for extra hot days. And, if you really need to chill, you can add some ice to the bottle.
Don’t let the word quilt fool you—this blanket is extremely lightweight. Plus, it’s stonewashed for ultimate softness and only gets better with every wash.
It’s an air purifier, a fan and (in the winter) a space heater. Basically, there’s nothing it can’t do. But the cooling feature is one of the most high-tech on the market, because it doesn’t use any blades (aka it’s nearly silent).
Yet another cooling sheet set (because one can never have too many). This budget-friendly pick was described as “softer-than-a-cherub-swaddled-in-chenille” by editor Candace Davison. “I can pair them with a fluffy duvet for the whole cloud-bed effect without waking up in a puddle of sweat halfway through the night,” she adds. Plus, the set is made with both polyester and microfiber, making them wrinkle-, stain- and fade-resistant, as well as hypoallergenic.
This weighted blanket scored 89 points out of 100 in a PureWow100 review for its eucalyptus-based TENCEL Lyocell fabric, which wicks away moisture if you start to feel toasty. Plus, its wide loops ensure that the blanket’s never stifling—despite its weight—and it’s biodegradable, making it a sustainable pick.
Don’t want to buy a new mattress? Invest in a gel memory foam topper that will not only make your bed feel plusher but also keep you from overheating.