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Some people run hot all the time, some wake up hot, some find themselves sweaty while they’re sleeping and some experience all of the above. It’s not always the greatest feeling, and it can be a sign of something serious, but many times it can be related to hormonal changes, menopause, premenopause or just an overheated environment.

Feeling hot can also simply make it harder to sleep, and according to research, the ideal temperature for sleep is actually a chilly 65 degrees Fahrenheit. There’s good news, though! An overheated environment can be fixed with just a few tweaks to your sleeping situation, like cooling bedding and gels or lightweight toppers for when it’s ridiculously hot out. Ahead, we highlight some products that, according to reviewers, make sleeping cool as easy as ever, as well as picks that we’ve personally tried and loved.

Best sheets for hot sleepers

Comfort Spaces Coolmax Cooling Sheets


For cooling sheets that aren’t gonna set you back too far, look no further than this set. Made of ultra-fine microfiber with moisture-absorbing technology that actually pulls moisture away from the skin, you only need to look at a few reviews to be convinced of their magic.

From $21 at Amazon

California Design Den 400-Thread-Count 100% Pure Cotton Sheet Set


With more than 73,000 reviews, this 100% cotton sheet set is an Amazon favorite. The set comes with a flat sheet, fitted sheet and two pillowcases, and you can take your pick of anything from pastel solids to paisley and polka dots.

From $41 at Amazon

Fab Dreams 100% Organic Cotton Queen Ivory Sheet Set


These top-rated lightweight sheets are made from organic cotton in a percale weave, which can help keep you cool and sweat-free. “They feel crisp like percale, which is what I wanted, so they would be cooling,” one reviewer writes.

From $83 at Amazon

Parachute Linen Sheet Set


The winner of our best linen sheets testing, this Parachute set is made from 100% European flax in a family-owned factory in Portugal. Light and airy with the ability to get even softer after every wash, the colors couldn’t be dreamier too.

From $189 at Parachute

My Sheets Rock The Regulator


Made with bamboo rayon, these are designed to wick away moisture and even minimize smell. Just look how silky they look too.

From $149 at MySheetsRock

Buffy Eucalyptus Sheets


These editor-favorite sheets are made from 100% eucalyptus fiber, giving them a bit of a sheen and a cool-to-the-touch effect that’s simply irresistible for hot sleepers. “These are my favorite sheets!” writes one reviewer. “They are so soft and cool to the touch. I have been searching for sheets like this and I’m so happy! I usually sleep hot, but these are perfect; it’s like the perfect balance.”

$189 From $151 at Buffy

Best pillows for hot sleepers

Weekender Ventilated Gel Memory Foam Pillow


This well-priced, high-rated foam pillow is infused with a temperature-regulating gel for a cool night’s sleep. “I too had bought every pillow on the market over the years and this one is certainly the most comfortable, most cooling and best support yet,” writes one reviewer.

From $32 at Amazon

Snuggle-Pedic Original Ultra-Luxury Bamboo Shredded Memory Foam Pillow


The bamboo cover and shredded memory foam make this pillow super breathable, with one happy reviewer writing, “I normally toss and turn all night. I don’t think I’ve moved much since I started using the pillow; it’s absolutely wonderful.”

$55 From $37 at Amazon

Tempur-Pedic Tempur-Cloud Breeze Dual Cooling Pillow


From the experts at Tempur-Pedic comes this cooling pillow with gel on both sides to keep you cool all night long. “By far the coolest pillow I’ve used, and I don’t think I’ve ever had to flip it over,” writes one reviewer.

$189 From $96 at Amazon

Casper Foam Pillow


With cooling foam and a three-layer design meant to make it extra huggable (and who doesn’t want that?), this is one of our favorite pillows to sleep on night after night.

$89 $80 at Casper

Best blankets for hot sleepers

YnM Bamboo Weighted Blanket


Just because you run a little warm doesn’t mean you have to give up the comfort of a weighted blanket. This high-rated, editor-approved cooling weighted blanket is made of breathable bamboo, which can help regulate your body temperature.

From $65 at Amazon

Codi Air Eucalyptus Comforter


There’s something about the weight of a comforter that makes rest so much nicer, and this cooling eucalyptus comforter adds weight without being too hot. “I’m a hot sleeper and needed something ‘cooling’ but couldn’t find the right thing until I found this,” writes one reviewer

From $77 at Amazon

Brooklinen Linen Quilt


If a comforter is always too much for you, look no further than this linen quilt, which has thrilled Brooklinen shoppers. “I decided to spring for this linen quilt in the hopes that it would let me breathe at night,” writes one reviewer. “It’s perfect! Just thick enough to keep me warm, but breathable enough that I don’t wake up soaked in sweat.”

From $170 at Brooklinen

Tranquility Weighted Blanket


We’ve tried this weighted blanket for several months now and we absolutely adore it. Cool on one side and plush on the other, it’s available in both 15- and 20-pound versions.

From $49 at Target

Crane & Canopy Multi-Stripe Linen Throw

Crane & Canopy

Whether you’re taking a nap on the couch or you just want a light covering on your bed, we love this editor-approved luxurious and lightweight throw on a warm summer night.

$85 at Crane & Canopy

Cooling accessories

Lasko Portable Electric 42-Inch Oscillating Tower Fan


With more than 58,000 reviews on Amazon, shoppers love this machine for how quietly it runs and, at the price, just how powerful its cooling powers are.

From $62 at Amazon

Honeywell QuietSet 5-Speed Oscillating Tower Fan


With more than 400 5-star reviews, this fan is a Target shopper fave, with one writing, “I use it in all the bedrooms and family room, and it seems to circulate the air across most of the room.”

$58 at Target

Vornado VFan Mini Classic Personal Vintage Circulator


Personal fan more your jam? This vintage-looking cutie that reviewers love will sit on your nightstand and keep you cool while you snooze.

$40 at Amazon

Best mattresses for hot sleepers

Purple Hybrid Mattress


A unique mix of a gel grid, supportive coils and foam make this one of the coolest mattresses on the market. According to the brand, the pocketed coils allow for greater airflow compared to many other gel and entirely foam beds.

$1,999 From $1,599 at Purple

Leisure Town Queen Cooling Mattress Pad


This top-rated cotton mattress topper is filled with a down alternative to deliver comfort that reviewers love without heat and sweat.

From $48 at Amazon

Nest Bedding The Cool Mattress Protector


Cool to the touch and deep enough to fit any mattress — and even additional topper — this is great for those who really want to protect their mattress while keeping it cool. And no, despite it being waterproof, it doesn’t make any sort of crinkling sound.

$71 From $57 at Nest

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