Hot nights are great for sitting outside and roasting marshmallows, but they can be a buzzkill when it comes time to sleep. Whether you live in a super humid part of the world or are just a naturally hot sleeper, you need one of the best pillows to keep you cool. Warning: They're going to change sleep as you know it.
Traditional pillows have no way of ventilating body heat and actually wind up trapping it, making you even more sweaty and hot. Cooling pillows, however, do the exact opposite. Ideally made with moisture-wicking materials (like breathable bamboo), they're designed to create constant air circulation around you so that you don't get stuck to your pillow or overheat. Adjustable memory foam pillows are also frequently dubbed "cooling," as they move with you but always spring back into shape. And if a pillow has cooling gel or additional ventilation? Expect great things.
If you're ready to purchase your new favorite pillow, keep reading for a list of the best, most airy options for varying sleep styles including cool pillows for side sleepers, back sleepers, and often-overlooked stomach sleepers. Getting rest is so much easier when you're not sweating all night long, you'll see!