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The best items to keep cool while sleeping

Sep 02, 2023Sep 02, 2023

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Enduring sweltering heat during the day is one thing. Trying to sleep when the temperature remains high at night is another matter altogether. An HVAC unit helps to cool your entire home; however, if you don’t want to run up your energy bill – or you don’t have that particular type of air conditioning system, it can be harder to sleep comfortably. We’ve rounded up some items that can help.

All of these products have been hand-selected by Team 6sqft. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these affiliate links. All prices reflect those at the time of publishing.


These pillows are designed to never trap heat, so they prevent your body from overheating. Using AirScape foam, which has hundreds of perforations, air continues to circulate, resulting in a cool sleep experience. The pillow’s cover is also cool to the touch. In addition, the pillow is huggable and supportive.Casper Snow Foam Pillow, $139 at Amazon

Can a towel set help you sleep better in the heat? When it is made of bamboo, 3 degrees cooler than cotton and twice as soft – in addition to being odor and allergy-resistant, it can. So taking a shower before bed can help put you in the right mood. The ultra-plush, highly absorbent towel set is available in harbor gray, stone, onyx, blue lagoon, ocean mist, blush, and white.Cariloha 3-Piece Organic Bamboo Viscose and Turkish Towel Set, $49 at Amazon

This 100% linen sheet set is temperature-regulating, moisture-wicking, and ultra-breathable, and it can fit deep pocket mattresses up to 16 inches deep. The machine-washable sheets are available in four color choices: natural, blue, gray, and white.Mellanni 100% Linen Sheet Set, $173/Sale $130 at Amazon

Another option to stay cool at night, this sheet set is buttery soft and smooth, but also uses Dri-Tec engineering to be temperature-balancing. The sheets wick moisture from your skin and then it quickly evaporates so you remain dry. The sheet set is available in light gray, dusty rose, pearl gray, gray, white, champagne, medium beige, blush, and forest green.Bedgear Dri-Tec Performance Sheet Set, $250 at Amazon

Some people like to sleep under the covers even when it’s hot. If you fall in that category, this lightweight down alternative duvet has a TENCEL Lyocell fiber shell (a breathable fiber made from sustainably sourced wood pulp), that prevents overheating. However, the 100% recycled polyester fill mimics the luxurious feel of down, providing the best of both worlds.Lightweight Down Alt Duvet in Full-Queen, $179/ Sale $143 at Casper

Other essentials

This pillow mist won’t make you cooler; however, if you mist your pillows and sheets, it will help you relax and sleep better. The mist contains a blend of lavender, chrysanthemum, rosemary, and lemon essential oils. However, it’s free from artificial fragrances, sulfates, parabens, and other undesirable ingredients.Baloo Living Pillow Mist, $24/Sale $18 at Amazon

If the heat is giving you headaches, this gel eye mask can provide cooling relief. It has a cold therapy setting for use with the removable freezer-safe gel pack. The calming weighted gel pack cools you off, reduces swelling and inflammation, and helps you to relax and release stress.Homedics Hot/Cold Gel Eye Mask, $27 at Amazon

This tower fan oscillates 90 degrees and reaches as far as 34 feet away. The temperature-responsive fan also has an auto mode that adjusts depending on the room’s temperature. The top control panel is easy to operate, and there’s also a place to store the remote.Levoit 36” Oscillating Tower Fan, $70 at Amazon

Remove cramps and pain with this abdomen and lower back gel therapy belt. Using integrated gel technology, it can provide freezer-friendly cold therapy to relieve pain and reduce swelling and inflammation. The lightweight belt can also be used for arthritis.Women’s Health Abdomen and Lower Back Hot & Cold Gel Therapy Belt, $70 at Amazon

It’s important to stay hydrated during the heat. This borosilicate glass filter carafe allows you to keep 68 ounces of filtered water at hand at all times. And since the filter is inside of the slim and stylish carafe, when you pour water into it, the filter removes heavy metals and other undesirable elements, so your water is always purified.LUCY Filter Carafe, $59 at Waterdrop

You can keep your favorite drink cool by your bedside with this 8-ounce stainless steel martini cup. The double-walled, copper clad vacuum sealed cup can keep beverages cool for several hours. In addition to stainless steel, it comes in other finishes, such as dusty rose, lilac, pearl, seafoam, and sage.Orca Stainless Steel Chasertini Martini Cup, $25 at Amazon

This mini portable air purifier has an adjustable handle that allows you to position in to blow cool, purified air from either nightstand. It has three speeds: low, medium, and high, and the activated carbon filter also removes dust, tobacco smoke, pollen, pet dander, and other odors from your bedroom. This can help to relieve sinuses, and other respiratory problems.Pure Enrichment PureZone Mini Portable Air Purifier, $49/Sale $39 at Amazon

If you’d prefer to have a fan on your nightstand, this desk fan frees up floor space, but can cool up to 70 feet away, oscillate 90 degrees, and be manually tilted 120 degrees. In addition, the bladeless fan can be controlled via your smartphone, and it has a 12-hour timer.Dreo Smart Desk Fan, $80 at Amazon

You can keep all of your favorite drinks – from water to soda to fruit juices – and even fruit and other refrigerated goodies conveniently located in your bedroom with this small beverage fridge. It can hold 8 cans, and the shelf in the middle can be adjusted or completely removed to store a large item like a gallon of milk.Astro AI Mini Fridge, $58 at Amazon


This short-sleeved bamboo pajama set is made of 95% stretch-knit viscose and 5% spandex. The bamboo viscose prevents night sweats and the draped design ensures it doesn’t bunch. There’s also a front pocket on the top and side pockets on the pants. Color choices include navy, blush, gray, ivory, black, olive, powder blue, lilac, and mini dot.Short Sleeve Bamboo Pajama Set, $175/Sale $140 at Cozy Earth

A lightweight jersey T-shirt made from premium cotton can help you stay cool as you sleep. This classic T is preshrunk to maintain it’s shape. It has flatlock seams, set-in sleeves, and a rib-bound collar. Color choices are plentiful; just a few include ink, aloe, jade, desert rose, carmine, and vintage heather grey. The 10” lightweight terry shorts have a rib waistband jersey-lined slant pockets and a rear patch pockets.Lightweight Jersey T-Shirt $55 at Reigning Champ

These 100% mulberry silk pajamas are naturally thermoregulating to maintain your body temperature. They’re also hypo-allergenic, and designed to nourish the skin. The top is available in indigo, black, and ivory. The matching shorts are also made of 100% mulberry silk, and available in the same colors.100% Washable Silk Pajama Top, $59 at Quince


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BeddingCasper Snow Foam Pillow, $139 at AmazonCariloha 3-Piece Organic Bamboo Viscose and Turkish Towel Set, $49 at AmazonMellanni 100% Linen Sheet Set, $173/Sale $130 at AmazonBedgear Dri-Tec Performance Sheet Set, $250 at AmazonLightweight Down Alt Duvet in Full-Queen, $179/ Sale $143 at CasperOther essentialsBaloo Living Pillow Mist, $24/Sale $18 at AmazonHomedics Hot/Cold Gel Eye Mask, $27 at AmazonLevoit 36” Oscillating Tower Fan, $70 at AmazonWomen’s Health Abdomen and Lower Back Hot & Cold Gel Therapy Belt, $70 at AmazonLUCY Filter Carafe, $59 at WaterdropOrca Stainless Steel Chasertini Martini Cup, $25 at AmazonPure Enrichment PureZone Mini Portable Air Purifier, $49/Sale $39 at AmazonDreo Smart Desk Fan, $80 at AmazonAstro AI Mini Fridge, $58 at AmazonClothingShort Sleeve Bamboo Pajama Set, $175/Sale $140 at Cozy EarthLightweight Jersey T-Shirt $55 at Reigning Champ100% Washable Silk Pajama Top, $59 at QuinceRELATED: