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The 12 Best Cooling Blankets For Hot Summer Nights

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If you’ve ever woken up in the middle of the night covered in sweat, you may think the only solution to your overheating problem is kicking off your covers. But in case you hadn’t heard, there’s another way to get relief from hot flashes and sultry summer nights – a cooling blanket. 

Designed to regulate your body temperature and wick away perspiration, cooling blankets can help you to get a better night’s sleep while still giving you that cozy feeling that some people long for when it’s time to catch some Zs. 

So how do they work, and how do you choose the best one? We will fill you in on everything you need to know and give you a few recommendations on our favorite cooling blankets. 

But first off, let’s talk about why cooling blankets are a legitimate tool for keeping your body temperature at a comfortable level. Then we will dive into the 12 best cooling blankets on the market. 

How Do Cooling Blankets Work?

There are several ways that cooling blankets help prevent you from overheating. 

Lighter, More Breathable Weaves

The weave of a blanket refers to how close the fibers are. In the case of some cooling blankets, the threads are farther apart, allowing for heat and moisture to escape more easily. This is referred to as breathability and is one of the ways a cooling blanket can help you avoid night sweats.

Often made from natural fibers, some of the most commonly used breathable fabrics are bamboo, eucalyptus fibers (known as lyocell), linen, percale cotton and sometimes wool.

Sweat Wicking Properties

Although often confused with breathability, sweat-wicking materials perform a different function. These types of textiles have a cross-section design in the material that actually picks up moisture from your body and spreads it over the surface of the fabric, where it can evaporate more quickly. That way, you don’t end up in a puddle of your own sweat. 

Examples of these types of materials include polyester and nylon. The only downside is that they can both retain odors. However, both bamboo fabric, wool and merino wool are breathable, sweat-wicking and don’t absorb odors. 

Temperature Regulating Technologies

These high-tech and man-made fabrics absorb heat from your body in order to keep you at a comfortable temperature. Two examples of these kinds of materials include 37.5 Technology and Outlast.

37.5 Technology uses particles made from volcanic sand to assist with thermoregulation. Outlast uses microencapsulated natural wax, a technology originally developed by NASA. Like we said, high tech!

But the most important thing to remember about these fabrics is that they do keep you cooler. 

Our Favorite Cooling Blankets

Of course, not all cooling blankets use the same approach. Some are made of natural, breathable fabrics, while others use manmade or high-tech materials to keep you from overheating. 

There are even some cooling blankets that are also weighted blankets. So yes, weighted blankets can also prevent you from overheating! Let’s take a look at our favorites, starting with cooling blankets made from natural fibers. 

Cooling Blankets Made from Natural Fibers

If you’re a stickler for natural fabrics, these blankets will help you stay cool without the use of manmade textiles. 

1. DANGTOP Cooling Blanket 

DANGTOP Cooling Blanket 

What We Like About It

This super-economical cooling blanket is made from 100% bamboo, which is both breathable and antimicrobial. It’s also naturally sweat-wicking, soft to the touch and available in various colors.
Things to Note
While you can put this blanket in the washer, it cannot be thrown in the dryer. Be sure you have a space to air dry it if you decide to purchase this blanket. Some reviewers also mention that this cooling blanket is prone to a bit of shrinkage over time, so you may also want to size up.


2. Bearaby Tree Napper

What We Like About It
We love that this chunky knit blanket can also be used as a stylish throw when you’re not sleeping. Made from natural eucalyptus fibers, it’s highly breathable and also comes in a nice variety of colors.
And if you’re also looking for a weighted blanket you’ll be happy to know that the Tree Napper comes in weighted options of 15, 20 and 25 pounds to keep you both calmer and cooler. Another plus is that if you’re not completely happy with your purchase, you can return it in 30 days.

Things to Note
Although this blanket can be both machine washed and dried, it’s too heavy to fit into top-loading machines. You should also know that this blanket cannot be hung to dry as the chunky weave will stretch out.
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3. Buffy Breeze Comforter

Buffy Breeze Comforter

What We Like About It

Made from 100% planet-friendly eucalyptus fibers, this ultra-soft comforter has excellent moisture-wicking properties to keep you feeling both cool and dry throughout the night. We also like that the company offers both free shipping and returns as well as a 7-day free trial. 

Things to Note

This comforter can only be dry cleaned. But if you want to extend time between washings, you can purchase one of their eucalyptus duvet covers which are machine washable. 

4. Cozy Earth Bamboo Blanket

What We Like About It

Made from 100% viscose from bamboo, this blanket is hypoallergenic and buttery soft. In fact, the bedding from this company is so cozy that Oprah declared it “the softest EVER:” Another plus is that this breathable and moisture whipping fabric has a special weave to prevent pilling. 

If you want to clean it, just throw this cooling blanket in the washer with no detergent and no fabric softener and then dry it in your machine. Still not sure? Cozy Earth also gives you a 100-night risk-free trial with a full refund and return shipping guaranteed.

Things to Note

Yes, this is a quality blanket, but the twin usually starts at $289 which does make it very pricey. But considering all its benefits and the risk-free guarantee, this super-soft cooling blanket may be worth the investment. 

Related: Everything You Need To Know About Cozy Earth Bedding

5. Luxome Lightweight Cooling Blanket

Luxome Lightweight Cooling Blanket

What We Like About It

We like that the filling and outer shell of this quilted style blanket are made from 100% bamboo viscose to keep you cool and dry. It has a soft, satiny finish and comes in five different colors. It can also be machine washed and dried.

Things to Note

This blanket is only available in full/queen and king/California king sizes.

High-Tech Cooling Blankets

While some blankets get their cooling powers from mother nature, others rely on high-tech fabrics to keep you from overheating. Check out these options to see how science can help you to keep your cool. 

6. Sleep Number True Temp Blanket

Sleep Number True Temp Blanket

What We Like About It

This hypoallergenic blanket uses 37.5 technology to attract and store heat and moisture.  And the amazing thing is that it adjusts to your body through the night to keep you at the perfect temperature. Not only will this technology keep you from getting hot, but it will also help you to stay warm when you’re chilly by releasing heat (making it a great year-round blanket). 

This blanket can also be washed and dried in large capacity machines and comes with a 1-year warranty. And if you’re not satisfied after 100 nights, you can return or exchange it.

Things to Note

Some customers complained that the inner filling poked through the outer shell over time. 

7. Slumber Cloud Lightweight Comforter

What We Like About It

This cooling comforter from Slumber Cloud uses Outlast Technology (originally from NASA) to cool your body when it’s hot and warm it when you’re feeling cold. Because of this temperature-regulating quality it can be used year-round. 

It’s also hypoallergenic and Slumber Cloud accepts returns within 60 days.

Things to Note

Some people find this comforter to be too thin. 

8. Pottery Barn Sleepsmart Temperature Regulating Basketweave Blanket

Pottery Barn Sleepsmart Temperature Regulating Basketweave Blanket

What We Like About It

This lightweight blanket combines cotton with 37.5 technology to keep your body at the perfect temperature throughout the night. It can also be machine washed and dried and comes with a 30-day return policy. 

Things to Note

This blanket only comes in white and may feel too lightweight for some people. 

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Cooling Blankets Made from Mixed-Fabrics (Natural and Manmade Materials)

These cooling blankets combine a mix of natural and manmade fibers to keep you from overheating at night. 

9. Brooklinen Linen Quilt

What We Like About It

This quilt from Brooklinen is stonewashed to make it ultra-soft. While the outer shell is made from 100% breathable linen, the inner filling is made from lightweight polyester. It’s also machine washable, and you have 365 to return or exchange it.

Things to Note

This quilt is only available in two sizes (full/queen and king/California king) and three colors (white, cream and charcoal) making your options somewhat limited.

10. Casper Lightweight Down Alternative Duvet

What We Like About It

We love that Casper uses recycled water bottles to mimic real down filling and keep you cool at night. The outer duvet shell is made of natural eucalyptus tree fibers and is very smooth and silky to the touch.

It can also be machine washed and dried and comes with a 1-year limited warranty (but can also be returned within 30 days).

Things to Note

While lightweight and breathable, it’s not very fluffy for a duvet. 

Economical Cooling Blankets

While many cooling blankets can be a bit of an investment, some more economical options are also available. Along with the Dangtop Cooling Blanket (mentioned in our natural fibers section), here are a couple more to consider. 

11. Elegear Cooling Blanket

Elegear Cooling Blanket

What We Like About It

This ultra-lightweight blanket is great if you’re looking for a throw blanket or a cooling blanket to take with you while you’re traveling. One side is made from 100% cotton, while the other uses what they call Arch-Chill Cool Technology Fabric to absorb body heat. 

This blanket is available in 8 different colors and has a 30-day return policy.

Things to Note

The Elegear Cooling  Blanket is probably too thin and lightweight to replace a duvet. And while it can be machine washed, it cannot be put in the dryer as this will affect its cooling properties. 

12. YnM Bamboo Weighted Blanket

YnM Bamboo Weighted Blanket

What We Like About It

If you’re searching for a weighted blanket that will also help to keep you cool, this one from YnM is made from breathable bamboo and glass beads. We also like that it has a silky finish and small inner pockets to ensure that the weight is always evenly distributed. 

Things to Note

It’s recommended to hand wash this blanket which does not have a removable cover. However, you can purchase a bamboo duvet cover to extend the time between washings. 

Night Night

If you’ve been tossing and turning because you’re hot at night, a cooling blanket could be the answer to a better night’s sleep. Available in both natural and manmade fabrics, their breathability and sweat-wicking properties will help to regulate your body temperature and keep you from overheating.

Whether you prefer a duvet, a weighted blanket or a cozy quilt, there are options for just about any hot sleeper.  When you purchase, be sure to consider the type of fabric you prefer and be sure to check the fabric care instructions as well. While some cooling blankets can be machine washed and dried, others require hand washing or dry cleaning. 

We hope our top picks in our cooling blankets review has been helpful. Here’s wishing you sweet instead of sweaty dreams!

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The 12 Best Cooling Blankets: 

  1. DANGTOP Cooling Blanket 
  2. Bearaby Tree Napper
  3. Buffy Breeze Comforter
  4. Cozy Earth Bamboo Blanket
  5. Luxome Lightweight Cooling Blanket
  6. Sleep Number True Temp Blanket
  7. Slumber Cloud Lightweight Comforter
  8. Pottery Barn Sleepsmart Temperature Regulating Basketweave Blanket
  9. Brooklinen Linen Quilt
  10. Casper Lightweight Down Alternative Duvet
  11. Elegear Cooling Blanket
  12. YnM Bamboo Weighted Blanket

Sherry De Alba

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