Getting a great night of sleep can be hard enough in the cooler months. But when the dog days of summer roll around? Then you’re really grappling with how to sleep cool and comfortable (without running up your energy bill.) Of course, you could sleep on top of your bedding. Hey, you could even do away with your summer PJs.
But if sleeping in your skivvies sans blanket sounds totally unappealing (both hands raised over here), then it’s time to hunt down some lightweight summer bedding. With the right bedding, you’ll get the comforting touch of a heavy down duvet, with the breathability you need to get some quality z’s.
The all-star of summer bedding, a eucalyptus comforter, is an incredible way to get some rest without breaking into a sweat within five minutes of diving under the covers. Eucalyptus is naturally temperature-regulating, meaning it provides the perfect level of warmth in any season, making it the best blanket material for summer. You’ll get that feeling of flipping to the cool side of the pillow, and it’ll last all night long.
Eucalyptus fibers are also hypoallergenic and antimicrobial, making it ideal for those who suffer from allergies. (See ya never, dust mites!) Bonus fact: eucalyptus requires far less water to grow than cotton, so it’s a sustainable option that’s better for the environment. Now that’s a win-win-win.
Do your sleep preferences leave you feeling like the ultimate diva? If so, a bamboo weighted blanket is right up your alley. The top-quality glass bead filling of a weighted blanket gives you the feeling of sleeping in a gentle hug, from the time you hop in bed to the time your alarm starts buzzing. You’ll spend less time tossing and turning and more time in dreamland, while getting all the same perks that eucalyptus fibers have to offer.
That’s right—bamboo is also a sustainable fabric that’s cooling and temperature-regulating (another best blanket material for summer). It can even be tossed in the washing machine for an easy cleaning. (Trust us, this blanket will rise to No. 1 quickly, and it will need a good cleaning from time to time.)
You’ve got some solid blanket options, so let’s talk bed sheets. After all, you could still end up in Sweatville if you neglect to think about what you’re laying on top of during those hot summer nights. When it comes to lightweight, breathable sheets, we say—stick with the classics.
Egyptian long-staple cotton sheets are really the creme de la creme when you’re looking for a luxurious feel that’ll keep you cool on even the warmest night. Thanks to cotton’s absorbent properties, your sheets will wick moisture away from the body and circulate airflow far better than sheets made from synthetic fabrics.
Go for a high thread count and your sheets will start out feeling crisp and fresh, then continue to get even better with every wash.
Linen may be having a moment in the Instagram and Pinterest realm—but it’s not just a pretty, passing trend. This dreamy fabric is ultra-durable, while acting as a natural insulator that keeps you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Linen dries quickly and is extra-absorbent, too, meaning it’ll soak up any moisture and leave you comfortable on even the warmest nights. The fabric gets softer with use, meaning you can expect to use the same linen bedding for years to come without compromising comfort.
Get the Perfect Summer Bedding Now
Ready to turn your bed into a perfect summer sleep zone? Check out lightweight and breathable bedding at Comma Home today. With the highest-quality eucalyptus comforters, bamboo weighted blankets, and Egyptian cotton sheets, you’ll find the full set-up to keep you cool and sweat-free.
We source sustainable fabrics made without harmful chemicals, so you can rest easy knowing you’re dozing on the best bedding around. Our bedding can help reduce insomnia, anxiety, and restlessness, helping you be a more relaxed, happier you. Shop Comma Home to find your perfect lightweight bedding today.