What are the Best Duvets for Night Sweats?
Night sweats can be uncomfortable and awkward, but there is nothing to be ashamed of if this happens. Research has shown that around 8% to 22% of people who take antidepressants have night sweats.
One way to prevent the severity of night sweats is to make sure your bedding is cooling and comfortable.
In this article, we will explain what are the best duvets for night sweats and we will recommend our best tips to enjoy a good night’s sleep if this happens.
What are night sweats?
Night sweats are characterised by excessive perspiration or sweating during sleep. The sweat might be heavy enough to soak the person’s pyjamas and bedding.
This may occur due to:
- very hot weather
- low blood sugar
- hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
- a medical condition
- a hormone disorder
- a sleep disorder
- as a side effect of medication (such as antidepressants, psychiatric drugs and medicines taken to reduce fever)
- alcohol abuse or drug misuse (especially the use of heroin)
What should I look for in a duvet if I have night sweats?
If you do experience night sweats, then look for the following properties in your duvet:
- Breathable: for good airflow and to allow moisture to escape easily.
- Lightweight: to keep you cool and prevent you from overheating.
- Machine washable: for easy cleaning and maintenance of your duvet, especially if it gets soaked in sweat.
- On the lower side of the Tog rating: so that the duvet is cooling, rather than insulating.
- Hypoallergenic: to fend off allergens such as dust mites, which trigger allergies and nasty fits of coughing, sneezing, itchy eyes and a runny nose.
What are the best duvets for night sweats?
Here at Bedding Comfort Store, we offer a variety of lightweight, breathable duvets, which are perfect for people who experience night sweats.
So, what are the best duvets for night sweats?
We recommend choosing a duvet from our Summer Duvets collection.
Ranging from 1.0 to 4.5 Tog, our Summer Duvets will keep you cool, without compromising on the coverage you still need for sleep.
Below, we have highlighted some of our favourites in our Summer Duvets Collection, but you can browse the full range here:
- Our Virgin Egyptian Cotton Summer Duvet 1.5 Tog is a cooling duvet which is perfect for the hottest nights, so you don’t wake up in a pool of your own sweat!
This lovely duvet features a hollowfibre filling to make it incredibly light, airy and breathable.
There is also a luxurious organic cotton cover with a high thread count, made with thin cotton yarns woven tightly together, to create a smooth, durable fabric.
Naturally hypoallergenic, this duvet is ideal for people with allergies, asthma or skin conditions.
- Our Luxury Hotel Collection Supremely Washable Summer Duvet 3 Tog is a premium duvet which offers comfort, breathability, and cooling properties during those hot nights.
This duvet is good enough for hotel guests, which means it is good enough for your home!
The polyester-cotton cover is puncture and fray resistant, with overlocked edges, so the filling can’t escape, or harbour bacteria.
Even though the materials are naturally hypoallergenic, we have gone one step further by treating the duvet for anti-allergy, anti-mite and anti-bacteria for superior hygiene.
The amazing thing about this duvet is that it is super easy to clean and take care of: we tested our hotel duvet over hundreds of wash cycles at 60°C and 90°C, and the duvet still looks as good as new!
- Our 300 Thread Dobby White Summer Duvet 4.5 Tog is a luxurious choice of duvet.
The 300 thread count duvet is a dream to sleep on, with its softness, cloud-like feel and superior comfort.
Dobby cloth is a unique woven fabric produced on the dobby loom. This gives it geometric patterns and extra texture. It is fantastic on a duvet because it makes it more comfortable to use without bed linen, so you can skip a cover if the night gets too hot.
Shop our 300 Thread Dobby White Summer Duvet 4.5 Tog if you are looking for a luxurious, high-end summer duvet.
Which tog duvet is best for hot sleepers for the summer?
A hot sleeper is someone who struggles to sleep at night because they tend to feel hot and stuffy. It may be difficult for them to cool down while they are in bed because they feel too warm and uncomfortable. They may suffer from hot flushes or night sweats, which can cause long-term sleep disruption.
For hot sleepers, their duvet should be lightweight, breathable and airy. Their bedding items should have moisture-wicking properties, to allow moisture to escape easily and keep the body cool.
We would recommend a duvet measuring between 1.0 and 4.5 Togs for those boiling hot summer nights.
We would also advise hot sleepers to opt for natural fabrics such as 100% cotton, which are cooling, hypoallergenic and machine washable.
For example, our Luxury Hotel Collection Supremely Washable Summer Duvet 1.0 Tog is a great choice if you are a hot sleeper.
The lightest duvet in our summer collection, it is lofty, airy and extremely breathable, making it ideal for those of us who struggle to stay cool at night time.
Available in single, double, king and super king sizes, this duvet will provide a blissful night’s sleep, without breaking the bank.
Click here to browse our Summer Duvets collection.
How do I keep cool at night?
If night sweats are interrupting your sleep, then follow our hacks below to stay cool:
- Choose lightweight, breathable bedding materials and pyjamas, such as cotton and linen. These are naturally breathable, cooling, and moisture-wicking, making them a safe choice for people who sweat a lot at night.
- Invest in a cooling mattress topper, to reduce the temperature of the surface of your bed.
- Use one or more fans to circulate cold air into your bedroom.
- Place a bowl of ice in front of a standing fan, to make the fan breeze even cooler.
- If you have a ceiling fan in your bedroom, make sure it is turning in the correct direction, so you feel the gentle breeze.
- Open your bedroom windows, if it is cold outside.
- Drink plenty of water throughout the day, to stay hydrated and replace the electrolytes lost through sweating.
- Try not to let pets sleep on your bed with you, because this can make you feel hotter at night.
- Refrain from exercising just before bed, as you don’t want to fall asleep flushed and sweaty from the exercise.
- Keep hot electronics (such as your hairdryer, hair straightener and laptop) out of your bed.
- If the weather is really hot, close your bedroom curtains during the day, to keep the heat and sunlight out.
- Take a cool shower before bed, to lower your body temperature.
- Apply ice packs to skin, or dab a wet towel to your skin to cool you down.
- Avoid eating very spicy or heavy meals before bed, because the food that require more effort to digest are thought to generate more body heat.
- Eat cold meals during the day, rather than turning on the oven or hob.
- Cut down on caffeine and alcohol, as these can trigger more sweating.
- Don’t wear tight, restrictive clothing, with poor airflow.
- Speak to your doctor if your night sweats are worsening, or not improving over time. There may be an underlying medical issue which needs addressing.
What can I do if I wake up in the night with sweats?
It can feel uncomfortable to wake up in the middle of the night, drenched in a pool of sweat.
If this happens, keep these tips in mind:
- Uncover your neck and feet.
- Drink a glass of cold water. Keep this by your bedside before you go to sleep each night.
- Apply a cold washcloth to your face.
- Turn on the tap and run cold water over your wrists.
- Open your bedroom windows (if it is cold outside).
- Turn on any fans in your bedroom.
- Do some deep breathing exercises, to reduce any stress or anxiety.
If you need further guidance on duvets, then click here to view our help pages on:
- How to Choose the Perfect Duvet
- What Duvet do I Need?
- A Guide to Duvets
- Why You Should Consider Anti-Allergy Duvets
- Is 13.5 Tog Too Warm?
- What is the Most Ideal Bedding Material?
- Why choose 300 Thread Count Bedding?
- How Often Should You Change Your Duvet?
- What Kind of Duvet is Best for Winter?
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