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Sleeping Comfort for Hot and Cold Sleepers

Sleep is a fundamental aspect of our lives, it can make or break your everyday life. A good night sleep helps you take on the challenges  the world throws at you and an uncomfortable sleep can ruin your whole day, if not the week. It is essential that you find the right bedding to ensure a restful night's sleep and to keep the zombie in you at bay. 

However, not everyone's sleep needs are the same. You would have often found, especially when sharing a bed, that your partner would complain about the opposite thing as you. You might be freezing in your toes and they would want to switch up the cooling further. This is caused by a difference in resting body temperatures of individuals, where some tend to feel too hot while sleeping, while others are perpetually cold. In this blog, we'll explore the world of bedding, focusing on how both hot and cold sleepers can make the best choices to achieve a comfortable and refreshing slumber.

Hot and Cold Sleepers

Before diving into bedding choices, let's understand what makes someone a hot or cold sleeper & what are the factors behind them

Hot Sleepers:

  • Hot sleepers often wake up sweating or feeling uncomfortably warm during the night.

  • They prefer cooler bedroom temperatures and often tend to cool the bedroom down too much so that they don't have difficulty sleeping.

  • Their bodies generate more heat while they sleep and they often find themselves sweating even with light blankets.

Cold Sleepers:

  • Cold sleepers tend to have trouble falling asleep because of chilly toes and fingers.

  • They often wake up multiple times to adjust their blankets as they feel chilly and sometimes wake up shivering.

  • They often seek warmth and coziness in their bedding.

  • Their bodies lose heat more quickly during sleep resulting in extremities being cold.

These differences become even more obvious when people with different body temperatures share a bed. With one wanting to test the cooling of the air conditioning and the other buried in a pile of blankets. Generally speaking, women are cold sleepers because women conserve heat better than men. This difference caused by difference in body types leads to blood circulation providing heat to important parts of the body and causing extremities like toes and fingers to be cold.

Choosing Bedding for Hot Sleepers:

Hot sleepers need bedding that promotes airflow, moisture-wicking, and temperature regulation:

  • Cooling Sheets:

    • Opt for sheets made from breathable materials like cotton or linen. 

    • Pick a loose weave like percale over sateen to aid with the breathability of the fabric.

    • Consider moisture-wicking sheets that help dissipate sweat, percale is the best cotton weave for this.

  • Lightweight Blankets and Comforters:

    • Choose lightweight, breathable blankets and comforters to prevent the body from overheating and sweating during the course of night.

    • Look for blankets that are filled with materials like down alternatives or are cooling gel-infused. For summers opt for  matelasse that makes for an ideal blanket with air conditioning.

  • Pillow Selection:

    • Use pillows with cooling features, such as gel-infused memory foam or shredded memory foam with good airflow.

  • Other Things To Take Care Of:

    • Bring the temperature of your room down to 24-26 degrees 30 minutes before the time you plan to sleep. Getting into a warm bed with air condition on full blast leads to struggle at both ends of the night.

Choosing Bedding for Cold Sleepers:

Cold sleepers crave warmth and insulation, so they should focus on cozy and insulating bedding options that prevent body heat from escaping:

  • Heating Sheets:

    • Opt for tighter weaves of cotton for summer like sateen and warmer fabrics like brushed flannel that trap heat for winters.

  • Heavier Comforters:

    • Choose thicker, down-filled or down-alternative comforters for added warmth.

    • Make sure that the fabric is a tight weave like sateen or use a duvet cover to get an added layer of warmth. 

  • Other solutions

    • Consider electric blankets with adjustable heat settings to create the perfect warmth in peak winters.

    • Create layers of blankets to better regulate the temperature you feel comfortable at. We suggest putting a light weave blanket over a comforter to ensure you have the warmth without the suffocation.

    • Wear socks to bed to ensure your toes do not loose any heat.


Finding the perfect bedding for your sleep needs is crucial for a restful night. Also make sure that you maintain a consistent temperature in the room throughout the night instead of creating pockets of hot and cold. 

By understanding your body's temperature needs and selecting appropriate materials, you can create a comfortable sleep environment that ensures sweet dreams and restful nights.


Sweet dreams!


Still not sure what to pick. We have created a small quiz to help you out. Take the blanket recommendation quiz to pick the right blanket for you.