Best Comforters For Hot Sleepers 2024

Best Comforters For Hot Sleepers 2024


Hot sleepers know it can be difficult to find a comforter that keeps you comfortable—not too hot nor too cold. The best comforters for hot sleepers prevent body heat from trapping while also keeping you cozy throughout the night to ensure a restful night’s sleep. Our top pick is the Slumber Cloud UltraCool Comforter for its plush, down-like feel and excellent cooling capabilities.

Someone who sleeps extra hot has different needs than someone who sleeps a touch warmer. That’s why we sorted through dozens of comforters for hot sleepers to find the best ones that suit varying preferences and temperature needs. Our list includes a variety of picks, from those that are lightweight to cool to the touch to packed with organic materials and more to help you find the best comforter for a cooler night’s sleep.

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Fill material: ClimaDry by Outlast fiberfill | Cover material: 89% nylon, 11% spandex | Cooling features: Cooling fibers and cover

Pros:

  • Both fabric and fill have cooling technology
  • Down-like feel
  • Corner loops for duvet cover

Cons:

  • Not available in multiple weights
  • May feel too heavy for some sleepers

For those who sleep extra hot, this comforter not only has a fabric cover with cooling nylon, but it also has Outlast fiberfill, so both the fabric and fill are designed to keep you cool. Outlast works by using microcapsules that absorb excess heat and release it later on, when you’re cooler. The capsules work in a way similar to wax, where they soften with heat and harden once the heat source is removed—meaning they retain heat until you get out of bed. And rest assured, you shouldn’t notice the texture in the cover, either. The fill has a down-like feel, so it’s fluffy without making you hot. This makes it ideal for filling a duvet cover if you like that appearance, without the compromise of sleeping hot. The fabric is also lightweight for additional cooling. Slumber Cloud says the comforter is one of its coolest options and claims it can be used year round.

What the reviews say: “The cooling comforter is amazing—always cool to the touch and very cozy. It makes it very hard to get out of bed,” one reviewer writes. “I absolutely love this comforter. I’ve bought three of them. The comforter keeps me at a perfect temperature all night. It’s a perfect weight. Love it,” writes another.


Fill material: 100% polyester | Cover material: Side 1: 75% nylon, 25% polyester; side 2: 100% polyester | Cooling features: Cool-to-the-touch fabric, lightweight

Pros:

  • Affordable price
  • Reversible with a cooling or cozy microfiber option
  • Machine washable

Cons:

  • Wrinkles easily
  • On the small side and may want to size up

Many comforters for hot sleepers can be quite expensive—especially if they have distinct cooling technologies. This pick is a great option if you’re on a budget. Not only is this comforter around $50 for a queen size, it’s also reversible, so it’s like getting two comforters in one. The brand says it uses a breathable cooling fabric with nylon to make one side cool. On the other side, the comforter has a microfiber fabric for more warmth. You can choose which side to use according to your body temperature or season. It’s hypoallergenic and has four corner loops if you want to use a duvet with it. Plus, the whole thing can be machine washed for easy at-home care.  

What the reviews say: This comforter has an average rating of 4.5 from over 27,000 reviews. One customer writes, “Just order it. You will not be disappointed in this set. The comforter is so soft and fluffy. I washed and dried it. It was initially flat so I thought I had ruined it (washed it in hot water instead of cold water as recommended). After a day or so it fluffed up… It looks far more expensive than it actually was.” Another writes, “My husband and I love this comforter. Its the perfect weight without being hot, and I use it with a duvet cover as well. Without question I’ll be using it as a year round comforter.”


Fill material: Down clusters | Cover material: 100% cotton sateen | Cooling features: Lightweight and less down fill 

Pros:

  • Three warmth level options
  • Made of hypoallergenic Downmark-certified down fill
  • Baffle box construction keeps fill from shifting

Cons:

  • Not machine washable
  • May be too warm for extremely h0t sleepers

Brooklinen’s lightweight down comforter is great for someone who simply needs a little less warmth. It’s made with down, so it keeps you cozy, but its light weight makes it feel like you’re sleeping under an airy cloud. The outer fabric is made with long-staple cotton in a sateen weave, so it’s soft and has a slight sheen. The baffle box construction helps ensure the down stays in place and doesn’t shift around, so you don’t end up with all the down on one side of the comforter. I’ve tested this comforter and can vouch that it’s light and airy, making it one of my favorite comforters to sleep with in warmer temperatures. 

What the reviews say: “I love this blanket. It’s soft, warm and cozy—like wrapping myself up in a fluffy cloud. It’s good for all year-round temperatures. It is just perfection,” writes one shopper. “I got the lightest option and it turns out to still be warm and very soft/comfy, even for chilly New England nights. I am a hot sleeper, but was worried the lighter option wouldn’t be enough for the cold where I live. Turns out, it’s just right,” says another.


Fill material: Wool | Cover material: Organic cotton | Cooling features: Breathable fabric and fill, organic materials, temperature regulating

Pros:

  • Not made with any synthetic materials
  • Three warmth choices
  • Corner ties to secure into a duvet

Cons:

  • Laundering the comforter requires more care

The Holy Lamb Organics comforter features an organic cotton shell filled with wool. The cotton shell is breathable, and the moisture-wicking wool fill helps ensure that sweaty sleepers don’t wake up drenched. Pair it with a comforter that’s naturally wicking, like linen, and you’re in good shape for cool nights. It comes in three weights: light, perfect and extra. Hot sleepers should choose the lightest weight, which has less fill than the others (and is, consequently, cooler). Another bonus? This wool-filled comforter is machine washable, but only on soak and spin cycles, according to the brand.

What our editors say: This is a favorite of former Forbes Vetted editor Lindsey Vickers, who says the breathable cotton and wool combination in the lightweight version keep her comfortable on warm summer nights. “It strikes just the right balance and still feels like a comforter—which is important to me, because I like the sensation of sleeping under a blanket, rather than just a sheet. I always loved down, but I hated the ethical concerns that come with it. With a wool comforter, I can use natural materials and dodge animal welfare concerns. I honestly can’t say enough about this comforter—I certainly don’t want to go back to anything else.”


Fill material: 100% microfiber | Cover material: 100% cotton | Cooling features: Lightweight, breathable fabric

Pros:

  • Three warmth options
  • Good for those allergic to down
  • Fluffy, down-like fill

Cons:

  • Not as lightweight as down
  • Twin XL size is not an option

You don’t need to miss out on the down experience in warmer months or if you run hot year round with this comforter. The 100% cotton shell offers breathability, and the baffle box construction keeps the fill distributed, even if you’re prone to tossing and turning. The fill is synthetic microfiber, making it good for those who suffer from allergies to down. Even though it’s not down, it’s made to mimic the lofty quality of the material, so you don’t have to sacrifice the fluffy feel or pay the high price for down. The comforter has built-in loops in case you want to attach a duvet, making it well-suited to being used as a year-round substitute for hot sleepers. However, those who run hot at night should choose the lightweight option. 

What the reviews say: “Lightweight and exactly what we needed for summer. We paired it with the linen duvet for a nice summer bed,” writes one reviewer. “Just what I was looking for. I have tried many duvet inserts as I am a hot sleeper and sweat a lot in bed. This solved my night sweats and still lets me get all bundled up,” writes another.


Fill material: Viscose from bamboo | Cover material: Viscose from bamboo | Cooling features: Breathable and moisture-wicking fabric and fill 

Pros:

  • Outer shell has a slight cooling sensation
  • Fabric feels smooth and sleek
  • Option for silk fill instead of viscose

Cons:

  • Not machine washable
  • Extended warranty requires using a duvet cover

Viscose is a popular fabric for making cooling bedding thanks to its cool-to-the-touch sensation and temperature-regulating properties, which are a natural feature of the fabric. Cozy Earth takes viscose from bamboo to the next level in this comforter. Not only is the outer fabric viscose from bamboo, viscose serves as the comforter’s fill, too, so the entire comforter offers moisture-wicking and breathability. I’ve tested Cozy Earth’s sheet set and a different comforter made with the same viscose fabric, and I love the feel of the smooth and sleek fabric.

What the reviews say: According to the brand’s website, 98% of buyers would recommend this comforter. One reviewer writes, “I love the light weight of this comforter and the way it fits into the duvet cover. It feels very luxurious.” Another writes, “This comforter is the perfect weight. It keeps me cozy but not hot. Love it.”


Fill material: Tencel eucalyptus lyocell | Cover material: Tencel eucalyptus lyocell | Cooling features: Fabric and fiber that helps with temperature regulation

Pros:

  • Smooth and sleek feel
  • Outer cover uses lightweight fabric for better breathability
  • Helps regulate body temperature

Cons:

  • Dry cleaning is recommended
  • Not machine washable

Buffy’s Breeze Comforter is as cool as it sounds. The outer fabric cover is made with lyocell, which gives the comforter a silk-like feel. It also uses a 300 thread count material for a lightweight feel, and according to Buffy, it tested and performed well for air permeability. (As an expert who has tested hundreds of textiles, I can say that’s likely for a fabric with this thread count.) The fill is the same fiber as the external fabric, meaning the entire comforter is made with temperature-regulating materials to help you get your best night’s sleep. The only downside is that the brand recommends dry cleaning this comforter. Fortunately the comforter has loops to attach a duvet cover, which can help cut down on dry cleaning.

What the reviews say: “[It’s] exactly as advertised—lightweight and cooling. My husband and I have slept so much better thanks to the Breeze Comforter. I had planned to put it in a duvet, but the material of the Breeze feels so good to the skin that I did not,” writes one reviewer. “This comforter is excellent for anyone who likes to sleep cold or [in] a cool climate. We typically use a quilt, but this sleeps at a similar temperature but feels more durable, softer and much higher quality,” writes another.


Coyuchi Diamond-Stitched Organic Cotton Comforter (Full/Queen)

Fill material: 100% organic cotton | Cover material: 100% organic cotton | Cooling features: Breathable fabric and fibers

Pros:

  • Made with eco-friendly materials
  • Lightweight and thin
  • Extremely breathable

Cons:

  • Some may not prefer the thin quilt-like feel
  • Crinkled percale fabric may not suit some preferences

Coyuchi took its bestselling percale sheets and turned them into a comforter. The outer fabric is its percale sheet fabric, which I’ve tested and is one of my favorite percale sheet sets. On the comforter and sheets, the fabric’s open weave allows for a good deal of airflow. The comforter has a diamond quilted pattern that looks stylish and also holds the cotton batting in place. That said, it’s more like a quilted blanket than a fluffy comforter, making it a good choice for someone who wants a very thin comforter. As with Coyuchi’s sheets, I loved sleeping with this comforter; I found it highly breathable and the perfect weight for warmer temperatures.

What the reviews say: “This is a great comforter. I love that the filling is cotton. When combined with a duvet cover, it’s warm enough for the winter, and I love the weight of it. It’s heavy and soothing. Without the duvet cover, it’s light enough for warmer temperatures,” writes one reviewer. “[I] absolutely love Coyuchi’s organic cotton comforter. It’s so soft and looks very elegant. Great purchase,” writes another.


Fill material: Viscose from bamboo | Cover material: Viscose from bamboo | Cooling features: Fibers that help with temperature regulation, thin, lightweight

Pros:

  • Smooth and silky feel
  • Helps regulate temperature

Cons:

  • Not for those who prefer a fluffy comforter
  • Slippery material makes comforter prone to sliding off the bed

Technically, this is a lightweight blanket—but it’s thinner than a traditional comforter and thicker than a typical blanket, which is why I included it as a comforter. The quilted design gives it some loft without being overly bulky. The sateen weave and viscose fibers lend the blanket a shiny look and extra smooth feel when you run your hands over the fabric. The blanket is 100% viscose from the fabric to the fill, ensuring it helps regulate your body temperature to prevent overheating. The oversized design allows for shrinkage, and it’s machine washable, so at-home care is extra easy.

What the reviews say: “[I] love this blanket. It is super soft and helps keep me cool at night. There is a soft and silky sheen to it, and [it] fits the bed nicely,” writes one customer. “The quality of the blanket is excellent. It regulates your body temperature perfectly for sleeping during the warm summer months. I am delighted with my purchase,” writes another.


Fill material: Sorona fibers | Cover material: 90% nylon, 10% spandex | Cooling features: Evercool fabric

Pros:

  • Wicks moisture and dries quickly
  • Soft fabric
  • Cool-to-the-touch feel

Cons:

  • Not for those who prefer a fluffy comforter
  • Heat may build up if you stay in one position for too long

This comforter from Rest uses Evercool fabric, which feels cooler than cotton, bamboo, silk and lyocell, according to the brand. Moisture absorption is high, so you can stay cool and dry per Rest. The fill is Sorona fibers (a plant-based polymer), which the company says regulate temperature, dry quickly and are highly breathable. Even though I haven’t tested this comforter, it has rave reviews on the website from people saying how it keeps them cool and dry all night. On top of that, it’s machine washable for easy at-home care, and it’s available in six colors.

What the reviews say: One reviewer writes, “This is the best comforter I’ve ever had. It’s soft, cooling and very luxurious. I love it and have recommended it to all my family members. You won’t regret this purchase.” Another writes, “I have to admit I did not believe it would work, but it keeps me much cooler than any other blanket out there and I’ve tried many. I do still heat up, but I don’t wake up at night anymore because of it.”


Why Trust Forbes Vetted

The Forbes Vetted team has researched and published dozens of articles on mattresses and sleep products. This includes the best products for hot sleepers, cooling sheets, cooling mattresses and more. Our sleep experts personally test, review and write about many of the sleep products we cover year round.

  • Forbes Vetted contributor and author of this piece Jamie Ueda has extensive experience testing dozens of sleep products that are great for hot sleepers, such as linen sheets, bamboo sheets, summer blankets and many more. She has been testing and working with consumer products for over a decade.
  • Mattress and sleep editors Bridget Chapman and McKenzie Dillon approved the product picks on this list and oversee all sleep content for Forbes Vetted. They have tested and written about hundreds of sleep products including mattresses, sheets, sleep trackers and more.
  • This story is updated frequently for freshness and was recently updated in June 2024 by Ueda.

How We Chose The Best Comforters For Hot Sleepers

When putting together this list, we researched dozens of comforters for hot sleepers online and narrowed it down using our vast experience in sleep products and popular picks.

  • When choosing the products on this list, I sorted through the many comforters designed for hot sleepers online. I looked at popular comforters and options from well-known brands, but I also scoured sites like Amazon that carry hundreds of retailers.
  • I relied on my knowledge from testing dozens of bedding items, including comforters, as well as my educational and professional textile background to sort fibers and materials that would be best for hot sleepers.
  • We chose a variety of comforters to fit different types of hot sleepers, budgets and materials. We also took into consideration options for sizes and colors.
  • The products that made the final list of comforters for hot sleepers are highly rated and well reviewed by customers like you. In addition, Forbes Vetted editors, contributors and I have personally tried a number of the products and brands included on our list. I selected brands that I’ve found reliable in my time testing hundreds of apparel and textile products over a number of years.

What To Consider When Shopping For A Comforter For Hot Sleepers

There are a handful of considerations to keep in mind while shopping for a cooling comforter. Many of these factors can affect your comforter’s performance, as well as how cool it feels when you’re actually sleeping under it.

Cooling Features

There are a variety of features that contribute to how cool a comforter feels. Some factors are as simple as including less fill so it’s not as insulating, using a breathable outer fabric or featuring one that feels cool to the touch—these options are often billed as lighter weight or summer specific. There are also cooling technologies, such as Outlast, that actively help remove heat from your body while you sleep. There isn’t one “best” approach to cooling—the best option depends on your needs, budget and personal preferences.

Exterior Fabric

  • Viscose, Tencel and lyocell: These are popular fiber choices for those who sleep hot because of their smooth and slightly cool-to-the-touch feel, as well as their breathability. Some comforters also use these fibers as a fill material for the same reasons. Fabrics that are derived from bamboo are inherently breathable due to the way the fiber is manufactured, making viscose, lyocell and Tencel good choices.
  • Cotton: This is one of the most common fibers in bedding. In comforters it’s often used for the outer fabric as it’s breathable and soft. Cotton is also occasionally used for the fill, though not as often as other materials, such as down and down alternatives.
  • Polyester, nylon and microfiber: These three synthetic fibers feel soft to the touch, but they may not be as breathable as other natural options. However, some comforters made with synthetic fabrics have infused cooling technology to make them feel cooler to the touch and help draw heat away from the body. Infusing natural materials with these technologies is more challenging—which is why they’re more common in polyester and other synthetic options.

Fill Materials

  • Down: Perhaps the most common fill for comforters is down. But if you sleep very hot, you want to avoid down because it’s known for being insulating. If you need some warmth, a lightweight or all-season down comforter is a good choice for year-round use.
  • Down alternative: Down-like materials are often made from synthetic materials and can be a good choice for those who are allergic to down or people who don’t want to use animal byproducts. It’s also less expensive than down and can be machine washable (whereas natural down often requires dry cleaning, if it can be cleaned at all). It often isn’t as warm or insulating as down, which can make it a good choice for hot sleepers.
  • Wool: This is not routinely seen as an outer fabric or fill in comforters, but it is moisture-wicking and breathable, which makes it a good choice for sweaty sleepers. Like down, it can feel warm if it’s too thick, so be sure to choose a thinner or lighter weight comforter with less wool fill to prevent overheating in warmer months.

Laundering

Some comforters are hard to launder and require dry cleaning or commercial machine washing, while others are spot clean only. Regardless, restrictions can make a comforter a hassle to clean. We always suggest using a duvet cover, as it makes it easier to keep your comforter and bedding clean. If your comforter is machine washable you still may want to consider a duvet cover to limit how frequently you need to wash the comforter itself. Even machine washable comforters are likely to show more wear over time when they’re frequently laundered.


What Comforter Material Is Best For Hot Sleepers?

Hot sleepers should look for materials that are breathable and moisture-wicking such as cotton, lyocell and viscose. Added cooling technologies that are designed to pull heat away from the body are also helpful to keep hot sleepers cool.

What Comforters Keep You Cool?

The best comforters to keep you cool are ones that are lightweight and breathable, allowing heat and moisture to escape while you sleep. Cooling materials and fabrics that feel cool to the touch also help keep you cool. Some of our favorite cooling comforters include the Slumber Cloud UltraCool Comforter, Cozy Earth Bamboo Viscose Comforter and Coyuchi Diamond-Stitched Organic Cotton Comforter.

What Type Of Comforter Is Best For Summer?

For those who live in a warmer climate, a lightweight comforter helps keep you cozy without overheating. The Luxome Lightweight Blanket is our favorite lightweight option. Breathable materials that don’t trap heat such as cotton or lyocell are good for the summer. If you prefer the feel of a heavier comforter, look for breathable materials with added cooling technologies.



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