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Looking to buy a cooling duvet? Discover the best cooling options!

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Looking to buy a cooling duvet? Discover the best cooling options!

Did you know that your duvet has a significant impact on the temperature in bed? For hot sleepers and night sweaters, a cooling duvet can be a real solution. Even those seeking extra comfort can benefit from a cool duvet. In this article, we explore different materials to help you make the best choice for a refreshing night’s sleep.

Best cooling duvet for hot sleepers 

The warmth you feel in bed isn’t solely determined by your mattress. Your bedding and sleepwear also influence your sleep temperature. The duvet plays a crucial role here, so it’s important to make the right choice.

Cooling duvets are designed to dissipate heat and regulate moisture. Materials like Tencel, cotton, and bamboo are known for their breathable and moisture-wicking properties, making them ideal for hot sleepers.

Check out our tips for buying cooling bedding, including pillows, mattress protectors, and more.

Effect of a cooling duvet on your sleep 

A breathable, cool blanket can significantly improve your sleep. When your body temperature is better regulated, you wake up less frequently. Conversely, a too-warm sleep environment can cause interrupted sleep and reduced deep sleep.

Moreover, the optimal sleeping temperature is much lower than many people think. A cooling duvet can help you achieve and maintain this ideal sleeping temperature.

What are the best materials for cooling duvets? 

A cooling duvet is made from breathable materials that efficiently wick away moisture and heat. Often, a combination of multiple materials is used to create the optimal sleep climate.

Bamboo

Bamboo is an excellent material for cooling duvets due to its natural breathability and moisture-wicking properties. Additionally, bamboo is very soft and hypoallergenic. While bamboo is known as an eco-friendly material, it is often chemically processed. This process produces soft and breathable fibers but can be harmful to your skin and the environment. Therefore, choose bamboo products that are environmentally friendly, such as those with an OEKO-TEX certification.

Cotton

Cotton is perfect for cooling bedding due to its breathability. It allows for good air circulation, which dissipates heat and keeps you cool. Cotton is durable, soft, hypoallergenic, and easy to maintain, making it ideal for a cool, comfortable night’s sleep. However, it is less moisture-absorbent compared to Tencel and bamboo.

Linen

Linen is very suitable for hot sleepers because of its excellent air circulation and moisture absorption. The material is strong, hypoallergenic, and ideal for nighttime cooling. Linen can feel rough but becomes softer with each wash.

Tencel

Along with bamboo, Tencel is the best choice for night sweaters due to its excellent moisture-wicking properties. Natural Tencel is made from eucalyptus fibers and is silky soft, breathable, and hypoallergenic.

When Tencel is produced ethically—like the Tencel in the cover of our Stellar mattress —it is a very sustainable and environmentally friendly material.

Polyester 

Polyester and other synthetic materials are often used for cooling duvets because of their lightweight, relatively low price, and easy maintenance. Modern technologies have developed polyester fibers designed specifically to allow air to circulate and wick away moisture.

Although standard polyester is not the most environmentally friendly option, companies are increasingly working to change this, for example, by using recycled polyester. If this is an important consideration for you, choose cooling bedding from manufacturers committed to the environment and transparent about their production methods.

What to consider when choosing a cooling duvet

When choosing the right cooling duvet for you, we recommend considering the following points:

  • Material
  • Warmth class
  • Maintenance
  • Size
  • Price
  • Purchase conditions

Your duvet largely determines the temperature in bed. For hot sleepers, it’s worthwhile to invest in a cooling duvet. Choose materials that regulate your body temperature and efficiently wick away moisture, so you can improve your sleep and wake up refreshed in the morning.

 

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What is a cooling duvet?

A cooling duvet is designed to keep you cool while sleeping. It is made of breathable and moisture-wicking materials such as bamboo, cotton, linen, or Tencel. They ensure that heat and moisture are effectively dissipated, allowing you to enjoy a fresher night's sleep.

What materials are less suitable for a cooling duvet?

Some materials are particularly suitable for people who get cold in bed. Fabrics like fleece, flannel, and wool retain heat, making it harder for you to cool down. Additionally, down is not always suitable as a cooling duvet due to its high insulating capacity.

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