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Hands up if you throw the duvet off in the middle of the night or just always feel hot in bed! Our recent survey shows that over 50% of our customers have the same issue.
While having the heating on too high can make sleep uncomfortable, have you considered that your bedding could also be impacting your sweet dreams?
Feeling hot in bed is a common occurrence and can be caused by a range of things, including medical issues. However, there is something that can help make your sleep experience more comfortable, and that's the fabric you sleep in.
Read on to find out more about the best bedding for a cool night's sleep.
To combat night sweats and avoid feeling the heat in bed, it comes down to choosing cooling fabrics. Materials have varying properties, so it's helpful to consider options suited for hot sleepers. The key aspects to look out for include:
The best bedding to keep you cool is breathable. Choose fibres that provide good ventilation, which in turn reduces sweat and hot air build-up.
If you're after bedding for sweaty sleepers, absorbent material is ideal. For example, linen can absorb up to 20% of its weight in moisture. This makes it perfect for keeping you cool at night.
Similar to the properties of activewear, these fabrics pull moisture away from the skin, which helps you to stay drier throughout the night.
The best sheets for a great night's sleep are chemical-free and hypoallergenic. These properties reduce irritation on the skin that can lead to disrupted sleep.
Good quality hot sleepers bedding is an investment. So, opt for durable and long-lasting fabrics that can keep up with frequent washing.
Once you've identified the top properties to look out for, it's then on to choosing the best fabric. Again, there are several materials on the market but some stand out amongst the rest.
Cotton is a popular all-rounder and is ideal for anyone that struggles during hot nights. This natural fabric is breathable, durable and comfortable against the skin. You'll find bedding options in various different thread counts. Look for sheets with around 300-500 thread count to optimise ventilation.
Cotton is also highly absorbent and dries quickly. These combine to give it fantastic moisture-wicking properties and make it one of the most popular cooling bedding options for night sweats.
At Victoria Linen, most of our bedding sets and sheets are made with 100% cotton, with optimal thread counts to keep you cool.
Linen has many similar qualities to cotton, making it perfect for anyone who needs cool bedding material. It has a strong and comfortable feel and gets softer the more you wash it.
This impressive fabric can also absorb a lot of moisture build-up. Plus, it has natural thermoregulation properties and draws heat away from the body in warm conditions.
Silk offers a luxurious look and feel that is sure to elevate any bedroom. It's also a great fabric for anyone that experiences night sweats or hot flushes.
This material is soft on the skin and has natural moisture-wicking properties similar to linen and cotton. In addition, its lightweight construction allows the skin to breathe and air to circulate. Plus, in winter, it is versatile enough to provide ample cosiness on cooler evenings.
Your skin will also thank you for sleeping in smooth silk bedding. It is said to minimise creasing and doesn't soak up face creams, so you can feel the full benefit overnight.
Tencel is a natural fibre made from wood pulp. Similar to the examples above, it has numerous properties that make it ideal for hot sleepers. Another benefit this material offers is that it absorbs more moisture than cotton and dries more quickly. This is particularly helpful for anyone that sweats excessively at night.
Alongside moisture-wicking properties, Tencel keeps allergens at bay too. Because of this, it is suitable for people with skin sensitivity and eczema.
While fabric plays a major role in how well you sleep at night – did you know colour could impact it too? Explore the best colours to help you sleep better below.
According to a survey carried out by Travelodge, people who have blue bedrooms get more sleep than those with rooms in any other colour. This figure may not come as a surprise, as the colour blue is linked to calmness and tranquillity. This makes it a top shade to include in your bedroom.
Green is synonymous with Mother Nature, and studies suggest being in the great outdoors reduces stress and anxiety. For this reason, it would be a natural pairing for achieving a relaxing haven in your home.
This colour is often associated with love and romance, but it is also said to have a calming effect on the mind. The longer the exposure, the more benefit it provides. So why not include this shade in your bedding set and enjoy its influence?
While bright yellow shades offer a vibrant and energetic vibe, lighter or muted yellow tones have a warm and more calming aesthetic. These hues are said to help you drift off more easily, which also gives you a boost when you wake.
Choosing the best bedding to keep you cooler at night can work wonders. However, there are a few other handy tips to ensure your entire bedroom is a sleep haven.
Mattresses can often trap heat, especially if you have an older design. So if you're a hot sleeper and you’ve had the same mattress for years, it could be time to upgrade for a better sleep experience.
Choose a mattress that allows more air circulation and add a mattress topper with breathable and waterproof properties.
It's natural to want to feel all warm and cosy, especially in the evening. But cranking the heat up will make your bedroom hot and stuffy when you come to get into bed.
To avoid sleeping in a sauna, adjust the heating or turn down the radiator thermostat as the evening progresses.
You can also avoid the bedroom heating up by shutting blinds and curtains during the day when it’s warm and sunny outside. Then, once the sun goes down, open up the windows to let air circulate.
It's surprising just how much heat your electronic devices and TV generate. So to reduce heat in the evening, switch everything off before you climb into bed.
Create a cool and cosy bedroom for a restful night's sleep
There's nothing worse than having a disrupted night's sleep due to heat. However, at Victoria Linen, we can help create a tranquil retreat whatever the temperature.
Our selection of cooling cotton bedding sets and sheets provides all the properties you need to keep moisture and heat at bay. We make everything in-house using high-quality materials and you can pop most designs straight in the washing machine.
We stock cotton bedding with a variety of thread counts, including 200, 400 and 1000. This fits perfectly into the recommended thread count that hot sleepers should use.
If you have any questions or need further information on choosing suitable bedding sets, contact us on 01706 220020 or email email@example.com and we’ll be in touch with recommendations.