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    20 Life-Saving Products That'll Help Hot Sleepers Stay Cool

    Be literally ~cool for the summer~ (and spring) with fans, black-out curtains, breathable sheets, and other products to help you get to sleep even when you're hot AF.

    1. A memory foam pillow with a cool gel layer on one side so you get the best sleep of your life, while staying chilled when it's extra hot outside.

    Promising review: "I bought this pillow a few months ago because I was overheating in my upper level, poorly air-conditioned bedroom. I did find that it helped combat the muggy temps (about 80 degrees and very humid). It wasn't as dramatic as laying on an ice pack, but it made the situation tolerable for me, which is saying a lot because I loathe being hot at night. I have since moved to a much more pleasantly air-conditioned home and I still delight in this pillow. It goes from being okay to being pleasantly chilled. I hate not using blankets and the cooling effect is so good that I can cuddle up under a light comforter. I have only used the cooling gel side; it's very pleasant and gives the right amount of support and cushion. It is a very heavy pillow which could be a plus or minus based on your needs but for me it's perfect." —Sarah Anderson

    Get it from Amazon for $25.

    Psst, if you're a side or stomach sleeper, check out this contour gel pillow ($25.49) that'll give you great neck support.

    2. A set of blackout curtains for keeping the sun out during the day so you don't come to home an oven at night.

    Promising review: "I only had a few weeks to fix up my guest room​ for my sister and brother-in-law's visit from Ohio. Panic set in. My guest room is both hot and bright. It sits on the corner of my house with southern exposure all day. No trees for shade. When I got these I was so pleased! After hanging what I bought, I got right back on Amazon and hit buy again! Love, love, love them! The drapes themselves are really heavy and well made. Not that snaggy material that grabs everything. Beautiful feel to them. They look super expensive. For a lady that lives in a doublewide with limited income, I was truly proud of the outcome. Trailers stay hotter than normal houses so it's a challenge keeping it cool. Room looked amazing when my sister arrived. It absolutely made that room much cooler, and kept it dark so the sun didn't wake them up at 6 a.m. I want these in every room of my house. I couldn't be happier. The best curtains I've bought in years!!! I'm 60. That says a lot." —Jan A.

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99+ (available in five sizes and 17 colors).

    3. A pineapple print duvet cover to get you and your bedroom in the summery spirit. It's made with breathable cotton so you won't roast!

    The other side of the duvet is a sunny yellow so it'll feel like you just crawled into a cozy bed of sunshine.

    Promising review: "I absolutely adore this duvet cover. According to my social media, other people love it too! It gets softer as you wash it, and it's such a lovely color on the flip side. I don't know, it just makes me happy to get into bed! The pillowcases tie it all together and I'd even buy more of them if they were sold separately! The ties on the inside make it easy to put on without any help needed and the zipper is very discreet. Definitely worth every penny." —Hensa

    Get it from Amazon for $48.99+ (available in two sizes and seven cute prints).

    4. A sleek fan for a boost of cold air on stupid hot days. It even has an auto shut off up to 7.5 hours so you don't have to worry about wasting energy when you're off in dreamland.

    Promising review: "Oh man, this thing is awesome, I may never use the AC again. I sleep in the day and have an issue with afternoon sun turning my room into an oven, this fan has brought me so much relief, it's perfect for cooling down the room so I can snooze before being up all night." —Frida

    Get it from Amazon for $57.56 (available in two colors).

    5. A silk pillowcase you'll never want to live without. The fabric makes it cool to the touch (so you'll feel refreshed all night) and is great for your skin and hair.

    Plus it's chemical-free and naturally dyed which is great considering your face comes into contact with it for hours a day.

    Promising review: "I bought this pillowcase because I was growing my hair out, and it was falling off with a normal cotton pillowcase. After I got this case I noticed it was real silk and very soft. I also noticed I sleep better with a cool pillow; it keeps my pillow cool and my hair slides across it with ease while I'm sleeping. I stopped having to wrap my hair because the silk pillow was keeping my hair together without the need for a wrap. I recommend this pillow for anyone who is having a hard time sleeping, needs their hair to grow, or just plain wants a soft pillow surface to put your face on." —Nefu

    Get it from Amazon for $25.90+ (available in six sizes and 27 colors).

    6. A goose-down alternative comforter because it *is* possible to have a stylish bedspread that won't smother you in your sleep. This one is like a fluffy cloud that drapes you with the perfect amount of warmth (and it's machine-friendly!).

    Promising review: "This comforter is amazing! I was getting too warm with my down comforter but still wanted something soft, and this was the answer. It's very light, yet still provides enough warmth that I'm only using this with a flat sheet. It fit perfectly in my duvet cover and comes with loops on each corner and midway between the corners." —JoiseyGirl

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in eight sizes and five colors).

    7. A set of highly-rated microfiber sheets you'll freak out over when you realize how silky smooth and lightweight they are. Honestly, you might not sleep because you'll keep moving your legs around just to feel how soft they are.

    Promising review: "These sheets are honestly worth the hype. There's no doubt I would buy these sheets over and over again. First, the 'you get what you pay for' line does not in any way apply to here. I can't believe these are so cheap for such great quality. The reviews that rave about these sheets are so right! They're soft and comfortable. They don't give that sticky, thick feeling. I live in a very humid area and though my apartment gets hot, I never get that post nap or post sleep sweat from these sheets. They have this great ability to just keep me comfy and cool. These sheets are such a steal with the well made pillow cases! Seriously such a good buy!!" —Mimi

    Get it from Amazon for $27.90 (available in seven sizes and 36 colors).

    8. A beachy duvet cover that'll transport you to the beach, even if you won't be at one for a while. It's a cotton seersucker fabric, so it has a trendy wrinkled effect but still offers a nice breathability.

    This duvet set comes with two shams, and can be washed in a machine on cold and tumble dried on low.

    Promising review: "Quite pleased with the quality for the price point. It washed up great and the fabric is lightweight, which is what I wanted. The underside is a simple white, so you can reverse this in a pinch. The buttons are secure and the seams are great." —Carbon Mini

    Get it from Amazon for $44.99+ (available in three sizes and colors).

    9. A cooling mattress pad cover overfilled with a goose-down alternative to solve sweaty nights and help you get the rest you need — which it will 'cause it's like sleeping on a plush (hypoallergenic!) marshmallow.

    Oh! It's also machine washable! Many reviewers suggest washing and tumble drying on low with a tennis ball after opening to get it to fluff back up.

    Promising review: "This is a great product! The mattress cover is very comfortable, and you’ll never sweat on it! It’s breathable and allows air through. If you have back problems, this product is highly suggested for you. It’s very easy to keep it clean! If you use it during the summer, it’ll help you cool down, if you use it during the winter, it’ll keep you warm! I am very satisfied with this product!" —Sammy

    Get it from Amazon for $49.90+ (available in five sizes).

    10. A set of elegant lace sheets with deep pockets so you can fit your new cooling mattress cover with ease and just feel luxe as hell.

    Promising review: "I have a mattress and topper that are at least 18 inches deep. My old sheet tore in the corners. These sheets are soft and cool at night. They are so deep that I have to tuck the excess under the bed. I couldn't be happier." —KimTheFemale

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in five sizes and 18 colors).

    11. A silk pajama set you'll adore if you don't like to sleep naked but don't want to wear thick pjs. They'll keep you from overheating because the fabric has a cooling feel to them.

    They're also kinda sexy, so there's that.

    Promising review: "I love the texture and breathability. They fit me just right. You should know they’re pretty cheeky, but I wanted that. Perfect pajamas, especially for summer nights." —Mik1995

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and five colors).

    12. A gel mask you can freeze or stick in the fridge to keep your face cool while you're catching some ZZZs. It's also great for migraines and eye puffiness.

    Promising review: "I know that this product is meant as a hot/cold eye mask, but I especially love it as a sleep mask. I do shift work and sleep at odd hours, and need a sleep mask to black out the light when I am sleeping through the day. My problems with sleep masks in the past have been that they get too hot or uncomfortable, or the straps are too thin. This is by far the most comfortable sleep mask I have ever had. It is made of high-quality fabric, it stays cool on my face, the straps don't make the sides of my head itch and the elastic itself is soft and comfortable. I definitely recommend this for anyone looking for a sleep mask. The velour side of the mask is the best. Also, because it is so thick and substantial, it is easy to find the sleep mask the next morning. The velour side of the mask helps it sort of stick in place wherever it ends up." —Quinn

    Get it from Amazon for $7.80 (available in eight colors).

    13. A window air conditioner to save you if your room has no AC, or if you just need the extra breeze.

    I don't have the budget to buy a $500+ fancy window unit, so I took a chance on this exact simple one from GE and can confirm it's great. I've had it for a year now, even using it on warmer winter nights, and it's held up well. It easily cools down my bedroom, but isn't powerful enough to do so for the entire apartment. I'm planning on getting the same for my living room since it's pretty affordable compared to others, and definitely gets the job done. I genuinely recommend if you you live in a building or house with no air conditioning.

    Get it from Home Depot for $129.

    14. A stylish flamingo duvet cover that'll revamp your room for the new season and keep you nice 'n cold since it's made from a lightweight microfiber.

    The set comes with two pillow shams in addition to the cover.

    Promising review: "I love, love this duvet set! It is so beautiful and I really enjoy the way it feels. It is soft and almost silky, but it is also extremely light. The material is quite thin, which is what I like since I am a hot sleeper and thinner duvet covers I tend to think feel cooler regardless of the thickness of duvet insert. I ordered a full/queen, and it fits beautifully on my queen bed. My duvet insert right now is an extremely light (not very puffy) polyester material. It fits slightly loose (just due to it not being quite puffy enough, not the dimensions) but it doesn't bother me at all. It is actually good because that means for the winter I can put a much puffier, goose down inside the cover and it will fit great." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $21.79+ (available in three sizes and 22 other prints).

    15. A bamboo sheet set because the nature of the fabric helps to regulate temperatures. It's also eco-friendly and made from renewable resources so you can rest easy knowing you're helping save the planet.

    Promising review: "Super soft and lightweight sheets. They feel very luxurious, especially on freshly shaved legs. I have a pillow top California King mattress and they fit great. Color is true to photos, no nasty chemical smell straight out of package, and they don't seem to lose a lot of fibers in the washer and dryer. At this price, everyone is getting new sheets for Christmas. I highly recommend these as an affordable sheet set without skimping on quality. Super light and airy." —Erica Greene

    Get it from Amazon for $27.95+ (available in five sizes and 12 colors).

    16. A two-inch, gel foam mattress topper you'll instantly fall asleep on. The gel in the pad prevents heat accumulation and the memory foam helps to relax your muscles. Honestly, you might never leave your bed!

    Promising review: "OMG!! LOVE this thing!!! I have so much horrible joint and bone pain for years and nothing worked. I tried all kinds of toppers: feathers, egg crate, foams — and while they made bed a bit softer, none of them ever helped me sleep this well and wake up without all the pain and stiffness I've suffered from for 20+ years. First night I slept on this thing, I slept five hours straight without waking (which is a MIRACLE for someone who suffers from pain induced insomnia). I've never slept more than 20-30 mins without waking, tossing and turning for over two decades. I wrapped this in a zipper case to keep it clean and have not felt sweaty or hot at night. THE BEST thing I've bought for ME and my health on Amazon." —J. Hyde

    Get it from Amazon for $82.95+ (available in five sizes).

    17. A sheet set for adding a summer vibe to your space. You can pick from 10 delicate prints and find one that matches your ~aesthetic~.

    And, of course, they're microfiber sheets so you're set for warm months.

    Promising review: "I love sheets that reminds me of when I was kid at my grandparents house (they always had the best sheets). These are so wonderful! Cool and soft, and what an amazing price! So happy I made this purchase." —Julie S.

    Get it from Overstock for $24.99

    18. A floral duvet cover because unlike everything that comes with spring, these pretty flowers won't cause you any allergies — they'll just make your room look light and summery.

    It's a microfiber cover so it's lightweight and won't weigh you down!

    Promising review: "King size duvets can be super expensive! I can’t believe this one only cost $30. I needed a new duvet for our spare bedroom to replace the one we had that got dingy over the years. This has a zipper closure, which I prefer and comes with two pillow cases. I paired this set with black sheets and a black bed skirt to match the rest of the spare room. The color matches the stock photo perfectly and the quality and material are both great. It reminds me of hotel linens. Also, the material is pretty wrinkle free. I was too lazy to steam it before placing it on the bed, but after a few days, the creases went away. I recommend this duvet. Definitely worth it!" —tasha clites

    Get it from Amazon for $26.95+ (available in three sizes).

    19. A customizable cordless blackout shade that'll keep out heat and sunlight from whatever window gets the most sun. I have these in my bedroom, and I can't tell when it's light outside — that's how incredible they are at keeping it dark and cool.

    Seriously! I cannot recommend these enough. You can get them sized to perfectly fit your window, and they come cordless which is great if you have younger kids.

    Promising review: "I purchased and installed these through out the entire house. We already see a difference in how they block the light and heat when pulled down, and we love the darkness when we sleep. The cordless feature is very easy to use (I hope it lasts for many years). The size availability was adequate for my needs. Not hard to install at all." —Harley

    Get it from Home Depot for $55.97+ (available in four colors).

    20. A small, powerful fan with a remote control so you never have to leave bed to adjust the air. Just sit back, relax, and most importantly — stay ~cool~.

    Promising review: "I bought my third blizzard fan two years ago this month and all three continue to work perfectly! They put out a lot of air, are quiet, are very mobile/don't weigh much at all, and can easily be adjusted remotely from across a large room. The oscillating feature helps to adjust it so the air flow is exactly where you want it. And it's easy to clean! What's not to love! It will be worth the price! HIGHLY RECOMMEND BUYING THIS FAN...look no further!" —Smyles23

    Get it from Amazon for $35.05 (available in two colors).

    Stay cool out there, my friends.


    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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