I’m a hot sleeper, and if you’re anything like me, you know how brutal the summer has been. Temperatures have been rising all around the world, so it’s a good idea to check in and make sure you’ve got bedding that’s optimized for heat. It’s important to rule out any factors that could be causing you to overheat at night — such as your sheets, pajamas or comforter.
Your comforter could be causing you to wake up covered in sweat. Switching to a cooling comforter made of the right, lightweight materials and even a cool-to-the-touch cover can make a huge difference for hot sleepers. Ditch that old comforter that’s trapping your body heat and leaving you damp with sweat.
To help you cool off at night, I personally tested 11 cooling comforters, and the eight comforters that made this list are the best on the market. I also included a few honorable mentions in case one of those might fit you better.
Keep in mind that if you opt for a duvet cover over any of these comforters, the cover you use will affect the cooling sensation. If you’re a hot sleeper, I suggest finding a cotton, bamboo, sateen or other light material duvet cover if you want the most out of your cooling comforter.
The best overall cooling comforter
The Rest Evercool Cooling Comforter is my top pick for best cooling comforter due to its truly cool-to-the-touch feel, comfort, color options, weight and moisture-wicking properties. During my testing, I found that it kept me dry at night — a very important aspect for a hot sleeper such as myself.
How we tested the best cooling comforters
During my testing, I considered each comforter’s materials, feel, weight, cooling properties, size and price. I then used one comforter a night, in addition to some daytime lounging. My own comforter consists of a light duvet insert and a white duvet cover. During my testing, I didn’t put a duvet cover over any of the comforters (honestly, most don’t need a cover). Note that if you opt for a duvet cover, the cool-to-the-touch sensation may be affected.
You won’t find a comforter, duvet or blanket that will stay ice cold for the entire night, but these cooling comforters contain temperature-neutral materials that won’t retain any of your body heat. Some have a cool-to-touch feel that I’ve noted below, but be aware that these comforters won’t feel that cool all night.
Best cooling comforters of 2023
Other cooling comforters tested
While they didn’t make my list, some of these comforters have features worth mentioning. Here are my honorable mentions.
Factors to consider when choosing a cooling comforter
The best cooling comforters will be made out of cotton, bamboo, linen, eucalyptus and/or microfiber. Cooling covers will be made of nylon, polyester or spandex.
Some comforters don’t come in a Twin/Twin XL. However, if you want an oversized look, you can size up.
Hot sleepers should look for a comforter that is lightweight and thin. However, if you prefer fluffier bedding, a thicker comforter still works as long as it contains temperature-neutral materials.
Bedding can be expensive. Oftentime, you can find a great quality comforter for around $150 to $250. Comforters with higher-quality materials (such as silk or bamboo) may well be over $300 or $400.
If you have allergies or asthma, it’s important to sleep on bedding that is hypoallergenic. This can reduce your exposure to dust mites, mold and other allergens.
Best cooling comforters compared
|Price||Sizes||Materials||Thread Count||Machine-washable?||Hypoallergenic?||Trial Period|
|Rest Evercool Cooling Comforter||$239||Twin/Twin XL, Full/Queen, King/Cali King||Tencel, nylon, spandex and polyester||Not specified||Yes||Yes||30 Nights|
|Slumber Cloud UltraCool Comforter||$259||Twin/Twin XL, Full/Queen, King/Cali King||Nylon, spandex and polyester fiber fill||300||Yes||Yes||60 Nights|
|Silk and Snow Down Alternative Comforter||$110||Twin/Twin XL, Full/Queen, King/Cali King||Cotton, down-like microfill||Not specified||Yes||Yes||100 Nights|
|Brooklinen Down Alternative Comforter||$269||Twin/Twin XL, Full/Queen, King/Cali King||White goose and duck feathers, cotton shell||400||No||Yes||365 Nights|
|Sijo AiryWeight Eucalyptus Comforter||$235||Full/Queen, King/Cali King||Tencel, nylon and fiber||Not specified||No||Yes||30 Days|
|Cozy Earth Bamboo Comforter||$499||Twin, Full/Queen, King||Bamboo Viscose||Not specified||No||Yes||100 Nights|
|Birch Natural Down Duvet Insert||$399||Full/Queen, King/Cali King||White down, wool||Not specified||Yes||Not specified||100 Nights|
|Layla Down Alternative Comforter||$229||Twin/Twin XL, Full/Queen, King/Cali King||Cotton shell, down alternative||300||Yes||Yes||30 Nights|
|Casper Lightweight Humidity Fighting Duvet||$349||Full/Queen, King/Cali King||Cotton shell, Merino wool and down fill||Not specified||Yes||Not specified||30 Nights|
|Coop Sleep Goods Cool+ Blanket||$169||Full/Queen, King/Cali King||Polyester, nylon, spandex blend||Not specified||Yes||Yes||100 Nights|
|Sleep Number True Temp Blanket||$160||Queen, King||Cotton, polyester||300||Yes||Not specified||100 Nights|