Staying cool in the summer is a constant challenge, but it doesn’t have to affect your sleep. These eight innovative products for cooler sleep will help you beat the heat without breaking the bank every time you pay your air conditioning bill.
1) Enjoy the breeze with a bed fan.
Rather than sweating through the night under stuffy sheets, simulate a cool summer breeze with a bed fan. This model from Brookstone comes with a wireless remote, so you can easily adjust the fan in the middle of the night.
2) Keep your head cool with gel pillows.
If you don’t want to spend the night tossing, turning, and rotating your pillow just to get a cooler night’s sleep, try a gel pillow. This memory foam pillow has cooling gel built in, so you can fight neck pain and summer heat at the same time.
3) Or try a ventilated pillow.
If you’re not a fan of the feeling of gel pillows, a ventilated pillow might be the perfect solution to keep your head cool at night. This ventilated latex pillow is breathable but firm.
4) Use a gel infused mattress topper for more ventilation.
If you love the feeling of gel pillows, try a gel infused memory foam mattress topper for the same feeling on the rest of your bed. This two-inch mattress topper is ventilated for increased airflow, and comes with a three-year warranty.
5) Stay sweat-free with moisture wicking sheets.
One minute you’re too hot, and the next minute you have chills. Sweating during the night can seriously affect the quality of your sleep. Switch to moisture wicking sheets, like this set with Nanotex Coolest Comfort technology, to stay drier during the night.
6) Switch to a temperature regulating blanket.
When temperatures rise, switch out your bulky comforter for a temperature regulated blanket. These blankets contain technology developed for NASA that prevents chills or overheating for a more even night’s sleep.
7) Use a cooling sleep mask.
Sleep masks are a great addition to your nighttime routine if you’re sensitive to light, but they can also help keep you cool in summer. Stick the gel insert from this mask in the refrigerator before you’re ready to tuck in for the night.
8) Invest in a ChiliPad.
If finding a comfortable room temperature while you sleep is a year-round challenge, it might be worth investing in a ChiliPad. While it’s less affordable than the other solutions on this list, the mattress pad has a cooling and heating system that regulates the temperature of your mattress throughout the night. Dual-zone ChiliPads even have separate heating and cooling systems for each side of the bed, making it a smart solution for couples who can never quite agree on whether it’s too hot or too cold.