10 Cooling Comforters That Are a Dream for Hot Sleepers

updated Jul 5, 2023
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It’s a situation many hot sleepers find themselves in: You wake up in the middle of the night covered in sweat, tangled in your too-hot comforter, and attempting to kick it off to the corner of your bed. Sure, you could go to sleep without a comforter, but curling up in bed without one isn’t nearly as cozy. Even in the summer, a solo top sheet just doesn’t cut it. That’s where cooling comforters come in. They provide that comforting sensation without trapping extra heat. The best are lightweight, breathable, and moisture-wicking, and many feature cooling fabrics and temperature-regulating technology. Truly what dreams are made of, the 10 comforters and duvet inserts that we rounded up here are a great start to getting back to a sound, sweat-free sleep routine. But remember: To stay cool all night, keep the thermostat in your bedroom at around 65 degrees (or even a little colder), since that’s typically the ideal temperature for getting a good snooze. Want to go further? Pair one of the cooling comforters below with cooling sheets, cooling pillows, a cooling mattress, and a cooling mattress pad for extra chill.

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was $225.00

The key to this comforter's coolness is that it's 100 percent eucalyptus; the polyester and down trap heat, while the naturally breathable eucalyptus feels cool to the touch. It’s also super soft, so you can snuggle up without worrying about feeling like you’re in a sauna. Another perk: Buffy’s eucalyptus is grown in renewable forests in Austria and the Czech Republic using 10 times less water than cotton, plus their production process results in zero waste.

2 / 10
was $269.00

Even though this beauty from Brooklinen has that cloud-like coziness we crave, it still manages to feel weightless. Its 100 percent cotton sateen shell adds to that sensation, and the hypoallergenic comforter is treated with antimicrobials to keep it fresh. Its down cluster fill stays in place with baffle-box construction.

3 / 10
was $39.99

Stay chill without breaking the bank. This lightweight microfiber comforter with down alternative fill is designed to keep you covered through all four seasons. Its box-stitch design keeps the fill where it’s supposed to be, so it always looks and feels fluffy.

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Sheets & Giggles
was $184.95

Another pick driven by the cooling, comforting power of eucalyptus, this comforter is soft and cozy while still being breathable, keeping you warm in the winter and refreshed in the summer. Ethically made, its 100 percent eucalyptus lyocell shell comes from trees grown on sustainable, biodiverse, renewable farms, and it’s sent to you with plastic-free, minimalist packaging. The filling is made with eucalyptus lyocell fiber and recycled poly fiber made from repurposed plastic bottles.

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Sleep Number
was $159.99

You might know Sleep Number best for their unbelievably comfy mattresses, but it'd be a shame not to check out their other bedding offerings, as well. Take the True Temp blanket, for example. Jasmine, AT contributor, says the blanket transformed her sleep. "Night after night, I woke up feeling cooler and more refreshed than before," she wrote. "It’s also worth noting that when the AC is cranked up a bit too high, or the changing spring weather gets chilly, this blanket does just as good of a job keeping me warm without feeling like an oven." As a result, you'll get plenty of use out of this covering even after summer.

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Slumber Cloud
was $199.00

This breezy comforter will make you feel like you’re sleeping on a cloud. Despite its featherweight appeal, it's also warm enough for the winter, and the NASA-approved temperature-regulating technology proves that Slumber Cloud isn't messing around when it comes to comfort.

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Pottery Barn

Don’t let the fluffiness fool you — thanks to its down alternative fill with moisture-wicking technology, this Pottery Barn comforter will keep you cool and dry all night long. It’s covered in a 300-thread-count cotton damask stripe that’s pretty and practical. Made in the U.S., it’s also machine washable.

8 / 10
was $209.00

ClimaSmart is the brains behind this temperature-regulating, moisture-wicking, antimicrobial comforter that is sure to deliver great Zzz’s. Coated in soft, breathable cotton and filled with ClimaSmart XP fiberfill, the comforter "knows" when to warm you up and when to cool you down. Bonus: It’s hypoallergenic, and the antimicrobial fabric treatment keeps it cleaner for longer between washes.

9 / 10
Sijo Home
was $255.00

If you consider yourself a finicky sleeper, this is the comforter for you. Former managing editor Ivy adores the Sijo CLIMA Comforter for its eco-friendly materials and advanced temperature-regulating abilities — and found it was everything she was looking for and more. “I can sleep both hot and cold, depending on the time of year, and always find myself with an excess of blankets or not nearly enough, but this worked beautifully on its own,” she said. “The real magic was found within the scientific technology that worked incredibly well to maintain an optimal body temperature during my REM cycle.”

10 / 10
was $399.00

The humidity fighter in this duvet is actually a layer of merino wool, which works to naturally cool you and wick away moisture. It’s filled with ethically sourced down and features sewn-in chambers to ensure the stuffing won’t end up in clumps. The 100 percent cotton shell feels really nice and smooth on your skin if you choose to forgo a cover.