The 7 Best Comforters To Keep You Cool All Night
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. Although some comforters may be super comfortable or ideal for easing allergy symptoms, most blankets are designed to keep you warm. Luckily though, cooling comforters aren't only temperature-regulating, they can 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 that responds to your body temperature to 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.
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1. A Comforter That Promotes Deep Sleep: ClimaBalance Goose 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 am beyond thrilled with this quilt. I tend to get over-heated during the night and was looking for a lightweight quilt when I came upon this comforter. It is perfection. Even though the quilt is lightweight there is substance to it and it just feels good each night when I crawl into bed. I normally have trouble sleeping and am constantly pushing off the blankets or pulling them on, - all night long. This quilt gives me a solid nigh's sleep with my blankets hardly disturbed (They are normally all over the place.)"
2. A Moisture-Wicking Comforter: Comfy Spaces Cooling Fiber Comforter
The temperature controlling fibers in this moisture-wicking comforter keep you comfortable as you sleep. Made with hypoallergenic, soft micro-fiber fabric, it's filled with a cooling MicaX-infused filling that echoes the cooling effects of this pick while the micro-fiber fabric keeps you dry. This comforter has a box quilt design and comes in twin, full/queen, and king sizes. While you have to use a commercial or large washer and dryer, this pick is machine washable and on a delicate cycle and able to be dried.
Promising Review: "Comfortable. Light but not too thin. Soft/gentle to the touch but not silky. Feels like cotton although it is 100% polyester. Warm but not hot. Not heavy. I usually have night sweats. This doesn't make me sweat. It hugs the body and not hovering like other comforters, which is what I need bc hovering makes me feel cold and not warm. Overall, it meets my expectation [...] "
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 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: "Exactly what I was looking for! I live in Miami so I’ve always been looking for bedding that won’t capture too much heat or any at all. I’ve tried a bunch in the past but THIS IS IT. It’s truly light-weight and perfect to put inside a duvet. It lays pretty flat and isn’t puffy or thick. I just purchased all linen bedding and this comforter is absolutely made to be inside a duvet. The linen duvet I have has strings in the inside corners and THIS COMFORTER has little loops on the corners so the comforter can be tied to the duvet and never slide around. Genius!"
4. A Goose Down-Alternative Comforter: Meritlife Bamboo Comforter
This goose 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 light weight comforter is absolutely amazing. It checks all of the boxes for my wife and I.It is light weight, which is important for her comfort. It is less than ¼ the weight of the comforter it is replacing.It is super warm. Like incredibly warm. It is warmer than ten times the weight in comforters. We no longer have to double or triple up.It is soft. Like satin soft, it is silky and smooth, and feels amazing on your skin."
5. A Luxurious Silk Comforter: LilySilk All Season Comforter
If you crave luxury, but never at the expense of feeling cool and comfortable at night, try this all-season 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: "Beautiful, lightweight and comfortable. Warmth without the weight."
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: "This is my first weighted blanket I’ve owned. I was extremely impressed with the thickness of the fabric. It’s soft, comfortable, and well made. The stitching is great. I didn’t have any loose threads or imperfections. The weighted beads are distributed evenly.I have suffered from anxiety, stress, depression, and insomnia for several years. Normally I will add extra blankets from my knees down when sleeping, but this obviously gets hot in the Missouri summers. This has been wonderful for me because I don’t get overly heated when sleeping. It does hold in heat some, as it is a heavier blanket, but it isn’t too bad. It’s also wonderful to have on me when relaxing to watch tv. It helps with my anxiety a lot."
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: "Absolutely love it! We used down comforters for 20 years then switched to sheep wool comforters 13 years ago, which we liked better than down. This is our first experience with alpaca wool and we love it! It's better at regulating to our body temperature, not too hot and not too cold plus it's lighter than the sheep wool comforter. We like it so much it comes with us when we go to the cabin. The quality is good, we will probably buy a few more for our other beds."
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