Best cooling sheets, pillows and mattresses to keep you sweat-free during this summer heat wave
Summer heat poses a serious threat. It’s important to have several methods of staying cool, even at night. While ceiling fans and air conditioners can help generate a cool breeze and some sleep-inducing white noise, they might feel worthless if you’re tossing and turning under sheets and blankets that just don’t breathe.
The shopping experts at CBS Essentials have discovered the best cooling sheets, pillows and even cooling mattress options to help you sleep comfortably all summer long.
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All of these top-rated bedding essentials have a four-star rating or higher and include tons of positive customer reviews. Some are even on sale now.
Keep cool with these airy sheets, pillows and mattresses designed to regulate your temperature while you sleep. These breathable finds from Luxome, Night, Tempur-Pedic and more are made with fabrics that help keep sweat at bay. While we’ve found tons of discounts, you may find that many of these must-have bedding essentials are worth the splurge for a good night’s sleep.
Note that all prices listed are for queen-size items, prices vary by size.
Best cooling sheets and bedding
Stay cool throughout the night with these breathable cooling sheets and bedding options.
Purple SoftStretch sheet set
These 4.6-star-rated Purple sheets are made with bamboo to help promote a cool night’s sleep. These moisture-wicking, breathable sheets adapt to the body for ultimate support. The high-quality fabric is built to last so the sheets can stay their best no matter how often you wash them.
Choose from six colors.
Luxome luxury sheet set
These sheets are made from 100% pure bamboo viscose, a naturally moisture-wicking and thermal-regulating material. Find them in seven sizes and eight colors. The queen set comes with a fitted sheet, a flat sheet and two pillowcases.
Cozy Earth bamboo sheet set
These breathable sheets are perfect for staying cool this summer. The sheets are made from premium bamboo fabric and offer a cozy, oversized fit. The cooling sheet set includes a top sheet, a fitted sheet and two pillowcases.
This set was seen on Oprah’s favorite things list in 2018. Prices vary by size.
Brooklinen linen core sheet set
The linen version of Brooklinen’s core sheet set is an excellent choice for summer. These light, airy sheets are cooler than cotton to help you avoid overheating at night. The set includes one fitted sheet, one flat sheet and two pillowcases.
Casper Hybrid pillow with Snow Technology
Casper’s new Hybrid pillow with Snow Technology is made with a foam and fiber design and features the brand’s Heat Delete bands for 12 hours of cooling. It’s outfitted with a Casper CoolTouch cover for a refreshing sensation.
“I’m very impressed with this pillow’s cooling abilities,” says CBS Essentials senior writer Lily Rose. “I sleep fairly hot. This pillow’s cooling tech really does last all night and feels so soothing on my head and neck, where I tend to get sweatiest. I also found the pillow to be incredibly supportive and comfortable. Pro tip — this cooling pillow also feels amazing if you sleep with it between your knees.”
Choose from queen and king sizes.
Night DualSilk washable pillowcase
Each side of this pillowcase has something different to offer. One side is made of mulberry silk, which absorbs less of your skincare for maximum hydration. The other is bamboo rayon, which wicks excess moisture, making it ideal for hot weather. Find it in four colors and two sizes.
Luna cooling weighted blanket
Weighted blankets provide enhanced comfort and are associated with better sleep. The Luna weighted blanket is made with high-quality, breathable cotton and premium glass beads. This cooling weighted blanket is available in full, queen and king sizes. Prices vary by size, weight and color.
MagicLinen gray-blue linen duvet cover set
This breathable linen duvet cover set comes in 21 colors and prints on the MagicLinen site. It comes with a duvet cover and two standard- or queen-size pillowcases. This set is available in twin, queen and king sizes.
Tempur-Cloud Breeze Dual Cooling pillow
Don’t just look for a cooling pillowcase — your pillow can be cooling too. This special pillow has a Tempur-Breeze gel layer on both sides to help keep you cool. The Tempur-Pedic pillow has a breathable cotton cover and comes in king and queen sizes.
Layla Sleep Kapok cooling pillow
These adjustable fill pillows are made from fibers found in the seed pods of kapok trees. The eco-friendly material is light and airy but still effectively supports your head and neck.
The pillows are adjustable and recommended for all sleepers, no matter your preferred sleeping position.
Best cooling mattresses for hot sleepers
What’s even better than cooling sheets? A cooling mattress. Check out this ultra-cool memory foam mattress.
Casper Snow mattress
Casper makes a mattress the brand claims will keep you up to five degrees cooler all night long. The Casper Snow mattress uses the brand’s Snow Technology combined with Casper’s HeatDelete Bands, Phase Change Material and a CoolTouch Cover to keep you cool while you sleep. It features three ergonomic zones to provide support and spinal alignment.
Choose from five sizes.
Brooklyn Bedding Brooklyn Chill Memory Foam
The Brooklyn Chill mattress is made of a cooling gel swirl memory foam. The open-cell technology in each foam layer claims to provide increased airflow and breathability. This cooling mattress comes in a large range of sizes.
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