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How To Cool Bed Sheets During the Summer

Have there been nights where you’ve tried to endure the discomfort of trying to sleep from an excessively hot or humid environment? During the summer or if you live where high temperatures are the norm can make it difficult to get a good night's sleep.

One of the most important things you can do to stay cool at night is to make sure your bed sheets are cool and comfortable. Fortunately there are a few simple things you can do to keep your bed sheets cool.

How to Choose Cooling Sheets
A perfect match if you sleep hot, suffer from night sweats, or live in a warm climate, picking the best option for you requires careful consideration. The following factors can affect a sheet set’s cooling, comfort, softness, color, and more.

Color Sheets
If you’re into styling your bedroom, the design, color, and pattern of sheets may play a role in your purchasing decision. While many will choose any color, for those who struggle with night sweats buying sheets that are cooling is a must. Consider buying a set of light-color sheets.

They absorb less heat than dark color bed sheets. This is because dark colors absorb more sunlight, which can heat up the room. Light colors, on the other hand, reflect sunlight, which helps to keep the room cool.

Breathable Fabrics & Materials
A sheet’s material composition affects many factors for those looking for a solution to have a cool sleep including softness, breathability, and durability.

A perfect match if you sleep hot, suffer from night sweats, or live in a warm climate, materials like linen and cotton are more breathable and moisture-wicking than others, which make them popular choices for cooling sheets. Avoid velvet or synthetic fabrics. Thick sheets trap heat, watch out for higher thread counts.

Change Your Sheets Regularly
Finally, make sure to change your sheets regularly. This will help to prevent the build-up of sweat and bacteria, which can make your sheets feel hot and uncomfortable.

Wash your sheets in cold water. Hot water can set in stains and make your sheets feel hotter. Wash your sheets in cold water with a mild detergent.
Air dry your sheets. Air drying your sheets will help to remove any excess moisture and keep them cool. If you must use the dryer, use the lowest heat setting possible.

Keep Your Bedroom Cool
The ideal temperature for sleep is between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit. If your bedroom is too warm, try using a fan or air conditioner to cool it down or open a window to let in fresh air.

For extra cooling when you go to sleep, you can place your sheets in the freezer for a few minutes before bed. This will help to cool them down and make them feel more comfortable.

These tips are not limited to a specific season or location. If you live in an area where high temperatures are the norm, you may find them useful all year around.

CGK Linens selection of sheets, sets, pillowcases, and bedskirts are key to a luxurious night’s sleep that are high-quality leading to comfort and breathability. Keeping your bed sheets cool and comfortable will help you to get a good night's sleep and wake up feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day.