Get Your Bed Ready for Summer – 5 Tips for Hot Nights
When it is barely cooler at night than during the day, it is often impossible to think about restful sleep. Falling asleep poorly and waking up frequently at night make the times in which our body can regenerate very short. Trapped heat in particular is a major problem on hot summer nights. But bed hygiene also often suffers due to profuse sweating at night. With the right equipment, you can adapt your bed to these adverse sleeping conditions and thus create a more pleasant sleeping environment through climate-regulating bed components.
We have put together the best tips for you in our article on how to make your bed fit for the summer and thus create more restful nights.
TIP 1: Climate regulating mattresses
If you buy a new mattress, you should ensure that there is good ventilation so that you can sleep well even in summer. For people who quickly get too warm in bed and who tend to sweat profusely, we recommend (pocket) spring mattresses. If you prefer foam mattresses, you should choose a mattress with vertical ventilation holes in the core, as the air can circulate better here. Excess heat and moisture are better transported away.
The mattress cover also contributes to a pleasant bed climate: a high percentage of cotton ensures good moisture absorption, and quilting with climate fibers also improves breathability. Some covers are even equipped with a transpiration-reducing finish. In any case, the mattress cover should be removable and washable.
TIP 2: Light summer duvets
Often you cannot sleep properly without a duvet; with a duvet it is too hot on warm nights. This problem leads to constant uncovering and covering at night, accompanied by multiple, mostly sweaty awakenings. This dilemma is often caused by a duvet that is much too warm and not adapted to the season. There are special summer duvets that dissipate excess heat and are very light and thinly filled. Summer duvets with built-in climate zones are particularly effective against accumulated heat. With a pleasant feel-good climate, the deep sleep phases can be extended in a proven way.
These filling materials are ideal for summer duvets:
- Silk:very little warming effect and best moisture absorption for a dry bed climate
- Cotton:low heat effect, high moisture absorption
- Lyocell: washable filling, very good moisture transport
- Camel fluff:best moisture management, ideal for heavy sweats
TIP 3: Optimal pillows
A particularly soft cuddly pillow is very comfortable, but also warms you if your head sinks too deeply into it. The air can no longer circulate freely and the heat is accumulated. This can be remedied with a firmer pillow. Neck support pillows are ideal, as the head hardly sinks in here. In addition, these pillows often have ventilation ducts and special washable climate covers.
If you cannot do without a soft, cuddly pillow, you should – analogous to the summer duvets – fall back on filling materials, which are characterized by a low warming effect and very good moisture management.
TIP 4: Light, cooling bed linen
Cotton bed linen is recommended for hot summer nights. This material can absorb and transport away a lot of moisture. Thinly woven or knitted, cotton provides the ideal basis for light summer bed linen. If you sweat profusely at night, bed linen should be changed frequently. Therefore, make sure that the quality of the fabric is as easy to care for as possible.
Offers for summer bed linen in the online shop:
- Summer bed linen made from Renforcé, Jersey, Seersucker or Percale
TIP 5: Thin, smooth cotton fitted sheet
Smooth fabrics without a roughened surface are particularly pleasant in summer. Fitted sheets for the warm season are also made from a high percentage of cotton. Fitted sheets made of linon or jersey are particularly pleasant on hot nights.
Is your bed ready for summer?
- Does the core of your mattress have good ventilation?
- Is the mattress cover quilted with climate fibers, removable and washable?
- Do you sleep with a thin, lightweight duvet?
- Does your pillow have a suitable filling and do you not sink in too deeply?
- Did you cover the duvet and pillows with light cotton or silk sheets?
- Are you using a cotton fitted sheet with a smooth surface?