Overheating at night? Our top tips for a cool sleep this summer
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Overheating at night? Our top tips for a cool sleep this summer

Summer might have just started, but so far it's been a hot one. With the change in temperature, your ability to get a good night's sleep can feel like an overwhelming task. Even with the air conditioner on, it's easy to overheat under the bedding that you sleep so with during the remainder of the year. 

No need to lose sleep over it - we've got a solution for you. Whether you're a hot sleeper only during the summer months - or it's a year-round issue - we've curated the ultimate guide to help you stay cool and comfortable all night long. 

1. Your summer bed must-have: cool sheets

The foundation of a cool night's sleep starts with the right sheets. One of our favourites for hot summers? 100% cotton percale sheets. renowned for their crisp, cool-to-the touch feel. 

If you're looking for that refreshing, cooling feeling as your slip into bed, cotton percale sheets will do the trick. They offer fantastic breathability, making them ideal for summer slumber. 

Our 220 thread count percale is made up of 100% long-staple cotton, expertly woven in Italy and made right here in Canada.

If you prefer a more relaxed texture, consider linen sheets or even a linen/cotton blend. Linen's natural moisture-wicking properties help to regulate body temperature, ensuring a cool and dry sleep environment. 

Our 100% stonewashed linen sheets are pre-washed to create a softer hand and a rumpled, lived-in look, which makes it super easy to care for.

2. Swap in an ultra-light duvet

For those who love the feeling of a fluffy, cozy duvet on their body at night but dread the heat, we have the perfect solution. Swap out your winter duvet and swap in an ultra-light goose down duvet. 

The Au Lit Super Thin Loft Duvet (aka "The Hot Sleeper"

We designed this duvet to be the ultimate companion to every hot sleeper - during the summer months or not. Crafted from a breathable 100% cotton shell and filled with a very light amount of airy goose down, this duvet offers the incomparable experience of sleeping under a goose down duvet, without the warmth. 

Goose down is known for it's temperature-regulating abilities; it keeps your body cool in the summer, but warm in the winter. Ideal for summer nights, it's our favourite option for the most comfortable and restful sleep experience. 

3. A blanket or coverlet: the perfect bed topper

If you're looking for bedding that's both practical AND stylish, a coverlet is the way to go. It's our favourite piece for adapting your bed to fluctuating temperatures as the weather heats up. 

What is a coverlet? Essentially, a coverlet is a blanket for your bed that's made of a single layer of fabric (compared to a quilt, which is typically made of two layers of fabric with batting/filling in the middle). 

A coverlet not only adds a decorative touch to your bedroom, but is an incredibly versatile piece that we would argue is an essential for your bed. During the summer, you can sleep under a coverlet instead of your duvet. In the winter, you can use it as an added layer of warmth on top of your duvet. 

Perfect for every type of sleeper, a coverlet offers the flexibility needed for a comfortable night's sleep year-round. 

The Ungaretti Coverlet has been our bestseller for over a decade. Ungaretti is a pre-washed, lightweight cotton blanket fabric woven in Italy from top quality, 100% Egyptian long-staple cotton.

4. Don't forget about your PJs!

Choosing the right sleepwear can make the difference between getting a comfortable night's rest and sweating buckets as you toss and turn all night. Opt for natural fibres; we love breathable fabrics like cotton or bamboo, which help to wick away moisture and keep you cool throughout the night. 

Whether you prefer the crispness of cotton percale or the silky smoothness of bamboo, investing in summer-appropriate pyjamas is an easy way to sleep cooler all season long. 

Our Ultra Soft Sleep Tees are an absolute dream to sleep in; made right here in Canada from breathable Bamboo/cotton jersey. 

 5. Use a cooling mattress topper

Sometimes it's not just the heat that can keep you up at night, but an uncomfortable sleep environment. For a bed that's truly cloud-like, consider the addition of a mattress topper/sleep pad to make every surface more comfortable. 

Before choosing a bed topper, make sure to take a close look at what it's made of. Mattress pads composed of synthetic fibres can actually trap heat, leaving you sweating at night. 

Looking for a sleep pad made with properties designed to keep you cool at night. Our innovative No-Feather Featherbed features a natural cellulosic fiber fill derived from beechwood trees. Designed to regulate body temperature, it provides a cooling effect in warm weather and ensures warmth during cooler nights, so you can get optimum ZZZ's every night. 

The Feather-Alternative Sleep Pad (The "No-Feather" Featherbed)

With these carefully selected essentials for summer comfort, you're on your way to creating a tranquil and cool sleep sanctuary. Questions about how to get the best summer night's sleep? Explore our Summer Sleep Staples or send us an email at info@aulitfinelinens.com and we'd be happy to answer them.