Whether it's sweltering hot or you're just a sweaty sleeper, cozying up with a comforter may seem counterintuitive. But believe it or not, there are comforters that keep you cool at night. While most blankets are designed to keep you warm, the best cooling comforters are designed to help you regulate your temperature as you sleep. They can also be incredibly comfy and hypoallergenic, too. So if you're a hot sleeper, it's time to get better acquainted with comforters that are just right for you.
Similar to how certain bed sheets can keep you cool at night, the material used to make your comforter affects how hot you'll sleep. Breathable bamboo comforters and organic cotton are ideal, but sweaty sleepers needn't stick to these materials. Even a goose down-style comforter, assuming it's light or medium weight, can provide comfort without too much insulation, but there's also silk and wool-filled options to consider, especially for those wanting a hypoallergenic options. If you have a tendency to perspire at night, there are even comforters made with moisture-wicking technology to help cool you off.
All of the picks below, except one, can function as duvet inserts; so if you can't find a color that suits your decor, white isn't your jam, or you're just concerned about keeping your duvet clean, you can purchase duvet covers to keep over your cooling comforter.
One of the ways you can sleep more deeply is by investing in a comforter that suits your body temperature. These seven comforters come in all sizes and are guaranteed to keep you cooler for longer at night.
1. A Comforter That Promotes Deep Sleep: ClimaBalance Down-Alternative Comforter
According to the company this comforter not only keeps hot sleepers as cool as cumbers, it's also been proven to improve deep sleep phases by 50%. This 100% hypoallergenic comforter features patented ClimaBalance technology with Sensofill, which transports humidity away from your body three times faster than other comforters.
Promising Review: "I bought this comforter because I get super hot during nights. So far is working amazing! Love the light weight!"
- Available sizes: Twin 64" x 88", Full 80" x 90", Queen, King 102" x 88", King 104" x 88", Oversize King 110" x 96"
2. A Moisture-Wicking Comforter: Codi AIR All Season Comforter
The temperature controlling fibers in this moisture-wicking comforter are designed to keep you comfortable as you sleep. Made with smooth eucalyptus-derived lyocell fabric, it's filled with a sweat-wicking filling that echoes the cooling effects of this pick while the exterior fabric keeps you dry. This comforter has a quilt design and comes in full/queen and king/California king sizes. The manufacturer recommends dry cleaning this comforter.
Promising Review: "This is my new favorite blanket. Light weight, comfortable. Breathable enough to stop night sweats."
- Available sizes: Twin/Twin XL, Full/Queen, King/Cal King
3. A Lightweight, All-Season Comforter: LINENSPA All-Season Comforter
If you live in a hot or warm climate but can't quit your down comforter habit, this all-season down alternative comforter is the ideal compromise. It's moisture-resistant, 100% hypoallergenic, and has a lightweight, 300 gsm (grams per square meter) filling that's just enough to keep you warm, but never overheated. The microfiber cover is breathable, the box stitch keeps the filling in place, and one reviewer describes this comforter as the "Perfectly weighted for heavy and light duvet lovers!" And with nearly 9,000 reviewers giving it a 5-star rating, you can be sure this will be a great solution to your overheating concerns.
Promising Review: "[...] For this price it is amazing. I’m surprised it’s so cheap. It has the light feel but it’s big and fills my bed. Keeps me warm without making me sweat. I’m a hot sleeper too."
- Available sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King, Oversized King
4. A Bamboo Down-Alternative Comforter: Meritlife Bamboo Comforter
This down-alternative comforter is made with eco-friendly bamboo that keeps you warm, but cool and dry. This hypoallergenic and wrinkle-resistant blanket is machine washable and it has eight corner tabs to keep it secure on your mattress when used as a duvet. It comes in three sizes: twin, queen, and king.
Promising Review: "This was a great comforter. It's lightweight but also keeps you warm at the same time. We had a heavy down comforter and although I loved it, my husband gets hot really easily so, he wasn't a big fan of it. I was searching for something lightweight but, I also wanted something that would keep us warm and this was perfect for that. I loved it so much and ended up buying 2 more for my daughters and they love it!"
- Available sizes: Twin, Queen, King
5. A Luxurious Silk Comforter: LilySilk 100% Silk Duvet/Comforter
If you crave luxury, but never at the expense of feeling cool and comfortable at night, try this silk comforter, which is both made with 100% mulberry silk and filled with long strand mulberry silk floss. This comforter wicks away moisture and sweat and helps regulate your body temperate at night so that you'll always feel comfy.
Promising Review: "Love these. I have bought three so far/over time. Very light but keeps you warm without making you sweat. Balanced."
- Available sizes: Twin, Full, Queen, King, California King
6. A Cooling Weighted Blanket: WONAP Bamboo Weighted Blanket
Despite its weight, this pick can give you the same security and therapeutic benefits of a typical weighted blanket but will still keep you comfortably cool while you sleep. It's hypoallergenic and constructed with glass beads, a cotton filling, and a 100% natural bamboo fabric that will help wick sweat away. It's available in five sizes and weights ranging from 7 to 30 pounds, so there's a combination that should work for nearly everyone. Bonus: This blanket is machine washable and safe to go into a low-heat tumble dry cycle in your dryer. Just note that this pick is not intended to be used with a duvet cover.
Promising Review: "Love this! Somehow it manages to keep your cool-without being cold. Small squares sewn all over the blanket keep the weight evenly distributed. I’m a hot sleeper and have gotten to the point I sleep with this over a sheet and am in heaven!! Highly highly recommend!!"
- Available sizes: 41" x 60", 48" x 72", 60" x 80", and 86" x 92" (ranging from 7 to 30 pounds)
7. An Alpaca Wool-Filled Comforter: Ave Maria Down Alternative Duvet Comforter
Searching for an alternative to bamboo or cotton? This duvet comforter has a cotton outer but the inside is made with 100% alpaca wool, which is a natural fiber that is known to help regulate body temperature. Alpaca, from Peru, is a lighter and more durable wool — and it's lanolin free and clinically tested to be hypoallergenic. This is a great option if you suffer from allergies or congestion.
Promising Review: The comforter breaths well, it is effective in warm and cold weather. Very soft and comfortable. I put a cover on it to keep it clean. It has been one of my favorite buys on Amazon."
- Available sizes: Twin/Twin XL, Queen/Full, King/Cal King
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