Best Comforters for Hot Sleepers — These are the Best to Buy for a Comfortable Night's Sleep

If you get overheated during the night, it might be your bedding causing you issues. These are the best comforters for hot sleepers to consider

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The feeling of waking in the middle of the night dripping in sweat is never a pleasant experience. For hot sleepers, this is an all-too-common occurrence. Whilst the cause of their temperature rising can vary, research shows that sleeping in a cool space can help you gain a good night’s sleep and help regulate your hormones.

Taking all of this into account, choosing the right comforter is not just an aesthetic choice, but a design decision that will directly impact the quality of your sleep. Breathable fabrics like cotton and linen help keep you cool at night whilst still providing comfort and calm.

If you’re still at the start of your search to find the best bedding sets, we’ve curated our list of the best comforters for hot sleepers, featuring sustainable solutions alongside the cooling and cotton varieties.

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2. Best year-round comforters for hot sleepers

3. Best eco-friendly comforters for hot sleepers

4. Best cooling comforters for hot sleepers

Can a comforter improve sleep quality?

In short, yes, a comforter can transform your sleeping experience. Sleep research has found that comforters provide us warmth during REM sleep as we can’t regulate body temperature during this time. Habits also form this attachment as we are conditioned to sleep with blankets from birth. There is also evidence to suggest that sleeping with a comforter or blanket can increase our serotonin (the happy hormone) and melatonin levels.

A comforter specifically improves sleep quality with its weighted and hug-like comfort, as London-based interior designer, Shalini Misra shares. 'Selecting heavier bedding can elevate your sleep quality and even alleviate insomnia. Weighted blankets, for example, provide a comforting, cocoon-like sensation that encourages restfulness by limiting physical movement and aiding in uninterrupted sleep,' says Shalini Misra. To personalize your comforter and sleep experience, the choices are ever expanding, from lighter cooling varieties to warm weighted ones. It’s also common to swap comforters as the seasons change, tailoring your sleeping experience in the face of changing climates.

Writer and design expert Faaizah Shah is the founder of The Interiors Consultancy. She has worked with designers such as Staffan Tollgard and design houses such as Sanderson to help them understand and communicate their narratives. She is known for crafting engaging stories and imaginative content, and understanding great decor from her years alongside some of the best creatives in the industry. She is also a contributor to Livingetc.