Sleep Tips for Hot Sleepers

Do you wake up in the middle of the night to sweaty sheets? Are you finding it hard to fall asleep because your partner is a hot sleeper? Whether it's you or someone else, getting a good night's sleep is difficult when you can't regulate the temperature. 

If you constantly wonder why I get hot when I sleep, you’ve come to the right place. We're here to walk you through our hot sleeper tips so you can stay cool between the sheets every night. 

Here’s how to stay cool at night:

Light and Breathable Materials

Your choice of materials for sheets, duvets, and comforters can impact nighttime overheating. Hot sleepers should avoid polyester and polyester blends, despite their affordability, color variety, and style options, as they lack breathability.

Opting for 100% cotton is a wise alternative. Cotton stands out as one of the finest bed materials, offering lightweight comfort suitable for year-round use.

Switch to Lightweight Pajamas 

What you're wearing to bed can also be part of the problem. A pair of silky pajamas have a high-end luxurious feel, but they also cling to the body, causing you to sweat throughout the night. Instead, consider switching to loose-fitting pajamas made with cotton or a cotton blend. 

Add a Box Fan Into Your Room

To stay cool throughout the night, redirect your fan's airflow away from your bed and towards your front door. This technique assists in drawing out the accumulated warm air from the room, promoting a more comfortable sleep environment.

Drink Plenty of Water

Hydration is key to helping your body stay cool, flush out toxins, and reduce anxiety. Drink adequate water throughout the day, not just before bed, to ensure all-day hydration, which will help regulate your body and help you optimize your health for a better night's sleep. 

Avoid Snuggling

Whether it's your pet, child, or partner - everyone loves a good snuggle before bed! However, the body heat produced can make it harder for a hot sleeper to stay cool at night. 

Replace Your Mattress

If you struggle to stay cool at night, it might be a signal to consider investing in a new mattress. Certain mattresses assist in regulating body temperature during sleep, and these mattresses offer a cooling experience by incorporating breathable materials, helping you maintain a comfortable and cool night's rest.

Switch to Beddy's

At Beddy's, all of our duvet covers for hot sleepers contain 100% cotton material. Each cover pairs well with our duvet inserts, made of 75% goose down and 25% goose feathers, to perfectly regulate your body temperature throughout the night and help improve temperature regulation. 

In addition to duvets, our 100% All Cotton zipper bedding is lightweight and breathable to accommodate hot sleepers.. 

Stop Late-Night Exercises 

Although going to the gym in the evening may be tempting, it can contribute to late-night overheating when you try to sleep. Exercising before bedtime raises your body temperature, potentially disrupting your sleep quality. As an alternative, consider shifting your workout routine to the mornings or afternoons to allow your body temperature to regulate before bedtime, promoting a more restful night's sleep.

Skip The Late Night Snacks

Gustatory sweating is when your body overheats after you eat food. Eating dinner before bed or indulging in some late-night snacks may be why you can't stay cool at night. Try to keep a two-hour gap between eating a meal and hitting the hay. 

Upgrade Your Bedding With Beddy's

If you or your partner is a hot sleeper - know you aren't alone! Changes to your everyday habits, bedtime routine, and bedding can improve temperature regulation and get a better night's sleep. 

If you want to upgrade your bedding for optimal temperature regulation, you've come to the right place! 

Explore our collection of All Cotton zip bedding and duvet covers for hot sleepers today.