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
1. Casper Nova Hybrid Snow Mattress
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.
2. Kindra Cool Down Mist
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.
3. Parachute Linen Sheet Set
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.
4. Therapedic Polar Nights 10x Cooling Ice Cube Queen Mattress Topper
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).
5. Buffy Breeze Comforter
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.
6. Midnight Label Cooling Sleep Mask With Travel Pouch
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?
7. July Window A/c Unit
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.
8. Brooklyn Bedding Luxury Cooling Pillow
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.
9. O2cool Elite Handheld Misting Fan
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.
10. Brooklinen Linen Quilt
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.
11. Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Air Purifier
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).
12. Lunya Cool Romper
Luyna’s antimicrobial-fabric sleep romper boasts an easy silhouette that looks just as good as it feels. The material is designed to wick away moisture and facilitate airflow, and we’re obsessed with its Goldilocks cut, which features oversized kangaroo pocket at the hips.
13. Mellanni 4-piece Bed Sheet Set
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.
14. Bearaby Tree Napper Weighted Blanket
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.
15. Sealy 1.5” Sealychill Gel Memory Foam Topper
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.