The 7 Best Products for Hot Sleepers

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The best products for hot sleepers include cooling comforters, moisture-wicking sheets and ventilated pillows.
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Whether you're waking up hot or getting a case of night sweats, being a hot sleeper is no joke. Overheating can make it difficult to fall asleep and cause you to wake up in the middle of the night.

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When core body temperature is too high, it may "cause issues in slow-wave sleep, which is our deepest stage of sleep," says Kristen Casey, PsyD, licensed clinical psychologist and insomnia specialist. "If we don't get into those deep stages of sleep, our sleep may be less restorative and people may wake up feeling tired or generally unrested."

That's where cooling products come in. Some of the products here have been engineered with temperature-regulating materials or technology to keep you cool at night.

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There are myriad choices out there, so we rounded up the best products for hot sleepers to make your shopping a little easier.

The Best Products for Hot Sleepers

How We Chose

We tapped a sleep specialist, who offered their sleep product recommendations. In addition to their input, we selected these products based on the following criteria:

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  • Created with cooling technology
  • Breathability
  • Quality of materials
  • Price

1. Perfectly Snug Smart Topper

One way to prevent overheating at night is by using a mattress topper, and this Perfectly Snug one is recommended by Casey for its climate control features.

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What's unique about this topper is that it can read your body's core temperature and adjust cooling and heating accordingly. Because it has two sides, it's ideal for "couples or bed partners who have different sleep needs relating to temperature," Casey says.

The temperature on the mattress can be controlled manually, or you can set it on the Perfectly Snug app, so you don't have to get out of bed to change the settings. Plus, there are eight sizes to choose from, from twin to California king.

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Buy it:PerfectlySnug.com; ‌Price:‌ $799 to $1,3=-099

2. Luxome Cooling Luxury Sheet Set

These cooling sheets are made of 100 percent bamboo viscose.

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"These bamboo sheets are optimal for hot sleepers because bamboo is a natural temperature-regulator that helps sheets become more breathable," keeping moisture at bay, Casey explains.

They also have a soft, luxurious feeling similar to sheets you'd find in a hotel.

These sheets have been certified by OEKO-TEX, which means they've been tested for chemicals and found free of harmful toxins. Plus, they are available in seven different sizes and come in fun colors, including sky blue and terracotta orange.

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Buy it:Luxome.com; ‌Price:‌ $110 to $160

3. Comfort Spaces Coolmax Moisture-Wicking Sheet Set

A financially friendlier option, the Comfort Spaces Coolmax sheets are a great option "for hot sleepers in need of sheets to remain cool at night," Casey says.

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They're made of polyester and a cooling microfiber, which pulls away moisture from the body and keeps you cool and dry throughout the night.

Each twin set comes with one flat sheet, one fitted sheet and one pillowcase.

Buy it:Amazon; ‌Price:‌ $19.38 to $34.99

4. WEEKENDER Ventilated Gel Memory Foam Pillow

Looking for a budget-friendly cooling pillow? Casey recommends this Weekender pillow because it's made with a temperature-regulating and ventilating gel, which prevents you from overheating.

It's also comfortable, thanks to the memory foam, and offers a firmer feel compared to traditional down or down-alternative pillows. It comes with a removable cover, too, making for an easy clean.

Buy it:Amazon; ‌Price:‌ $31.99 to $39.99

5. Casper Foam Pillow With Snow Technology

While Casper is best known for its mattresses and sheets, its pillows — including the brand's foam pillow — deserve praise too.

Designed with the brand's signature technology, the pillow pushes heat away from your head and neck to help you stay cool while you snooze. The "outer snow layer" tacks on 12 hours of cooler sleep and prevents you from "waking up due to sleeping hot," Casey says.

Beyond the cooling effect, this pillow is extremely comfortable, keeping your neck and head properly aligned.

Even better? You can try the pillow for a 30-night risk-free trial. If you don't love it, Casper will take it back and offer a full refund.

Buy it:Casper; ‌Price:‌ $89 to $119

6. Honeywell QuietSet Whole Room Tower Fan

If you're looking for cooling products beyond bedding, give Honeywell's QuietSet Tower Fan a try. It's an electric floor fan that provides air circulation.

With eight different speeds and an oscillating mode, the fan cools down any room, and you can set the auto-off timer to power down your device at a time of your choosing.

Bonus: It's extremely quiet and comes with a remote control.

Buy it:Amazon; ‌Price:‌ $60.69

7. The Buffy Breeze Comforter

If you're a hot sleeper but can't sleep without a comforter, look no further than Buffy's Breeze Comforter.

Engineered with 100 percent eucalyptus, the lightweight comforter keeps you cool without sacrificing warmth or coziness.

It comes in three sizes: twin/twin XL, full/queen and king/California king.

Additionally, the comforter's materials are gentle on the skin, making skin irritation unlikely.

Buy it:Buffy.co; ‌Price:‌ $159.20 to $239.20

What to Look for in a Product for Hot Sleepers

1. Fits Your Sleeping Needs

Before picking a product, Casey recommends identifying your sleep health needs and taking inventory.

For example, if your blanket is too bulky and isn't doing a great job regulating your temperature, you might want to try a cooling blanket or sheets. If bedding isn't the issue, you can look for non-bedding cooling products, such as fans.

2. Cooling Technology

The best products for sweaty sleepers are ones that have cooling technology.

For example, WEEKENDER's Memory Foam Pillow was engineered with a ventilating gel, which helps to regulate your body temperature and keep the sweat away. Casper's Foam Pillow has a cooling technology that keeps sleepers cool for an additional 12 hours.

Look for products that are specifically made to keep you cool while you snooze.

3. Price

There are affordable and pricier cooling products for hot sleepers, with most products ranging between $20 and $200. Casey recommends choosing a product that meets both your sleep hygiene needs and budget.

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