What is The Most Cooling Duvet Cover Material?
March is a great time to start thinking about upgrading your bedding for the upcoming summer season. We will soon see a return of a scorching hot heatwave, thanks to the El Niño climate phenomenon that caused temperatures to soar to unprecedented levels in the summer of 2022.
To prepare for another sweltering hot summer, we recommend swapping out your duvet and duvet covers for a lighter version, to help you sleep more comfortably at night.
But exactly what is the most cooling duvet cover material, we hear you ask.
Well, keep reading this article to discover our recommendations for choosing the best bedding to get you through those warmer months.
What is the most cooling duvet cover material?
When those boiling hot nights arrive, the last thing you want is for your sleep pattern to be disturbed because of your stuffy bedroom and thick, winter bedding.
Hence, we advise our customers to swap out their bedding as the seasons change, as this makes an enormous impact on the quality of sleep.
So, what is the most cooling duvet cover material, to help you get through extreme heat?
Here are our suggestions:
Without a doubt, cotton tops the list as the best bedding for summer nights. We can’t get through the summer season without our cotton bedding items!
Cotton has many properties which make it perfect for keeping you cool at night: it is lightweight, breathable, absorbent, and can withstand heat- all of which are qualities which support airflow. In other words, air can easily pass through the natural fibres of cotton, so any moisture in the environment will move away from your body and cool you down.
One of the oldest textiles in the world, linen is derived from the flax plant.
Linen is an excellent material for summer bedding because it is moisture-wicking and highly breathable. This is because the flax plant has natural properties which allow air to flow easily between the fibres, so air and water can circulate easily.
What’s more, linen naturally regulates temperature, so it will adjust to the hot weather and keep you cool as you sleep.
Additionally, linen is super durable and lasts for years, so it is a wonderful choice for bedding. Fun fact: linen decays at a much slower rate than other materials, so Ancient Egyptians used to wrap mummies in linen sheets because they wanted the dead bodies to look as close to life as possible, in order for the soul to pass into the afterlife!
Another cooling material for summer bedding is bamboo.
Bamboo bedding is derived from bamboo fibres, which do not require irrigation, pesticides or fertilisers to grow– this makes bamboo bedding an eco-conscious choice!
What makes bamboo ideal for a sticky summer season is its anti-bacterial, moisture-wicking and thermo-regulating properties, which will cool you down at night.
Interestingly, bamboo bedsheets absorb much more moisture than cotton, up to 300% of its weight, in fact. This means you won’t wake up drenched in a pool of sweat after a boiling hot night.
What to Consider When Purchasing a Duvet Cover
When shopping for a duvet cover for the summer season, we recommend considering the following factors:
- Material Type: choose a lightweight material for the summer, but a thicker one for the colder months.
- Breathability: to wick moisture away and prevent you from overheating at night.
- Anti-allergenic: to keep those pesky allergens at bay and stop you from sneezing, coughing and having a runny nose due to dust mites.
- Easy to clean: so you can toss it easily in the washing machine and keep it fresh and clean.
Where can I buy cooling duvet covers?
All our duvet sets are made from the finest cotton with high thread counts to ensure they don’t just look the part, but also provide superior comfort.
One of our best-selling bedding sets is our Jacquard Hotel Duvet Cover Set White With Pillowcases.
This duvet cover set is made from 200-thread-count cotton fabric, which feels luxuriously soft on the skin. You won’t overheat at night, thanks to the high air permeability and absorbent properties of the percale cotton fabric.
The beautiful Jacquard design of this duvet cover set will make any bed look elegant, but most importantly, it feels divine to sleep on.
Another great option for summer bedding is our Hotel Essentials Polycotton Linen Bedding Sets (Duvet Cover & Pillowcases – White).
This bedding set is good enough for 5-star hotels, which means it’s good enough for your home!
Made from the finest cotton yarns, this product offers the ultimate in softness, colour, weight, and durability. It is a wonderful bedding set to use all year round, but we particularly enjoy the breathability and comfort it brings during the summer season.
You can indulge in blissful slumber with this duvet cover set, as it is lightweight and super cosy.
Where can I buy summer duvets?
To fend off the extreme heat this summer, we recommend choosing a duvet between 1.0 to 4.5 togs. Choosing a duvet in the lower end of the Tog scale rating means you won’t overheat at night, because these duvets are super lightweight, but not to the extent where you will feel cold.
If you need additional warmth, simply layer a blanket on top, which can be easily removed if you don’t need it.
Do you need a lightweight duvet to get you through the scorching hot summers? If so, why not take a look at our Summer Duvets Collection here at Bedding Comfort Store?
Ranging from 1.0 to 4.5 Tog, our Summer Duvets will keep you cool during those muggy nights, without compromising on the coverage you still need for sleep.
Below, you will find a couple of our top picks for summer duvets:
Summer Duvet for Heat Wave Weather
Temperatures are set to rise to scorching levels this summer, so it pays to be prepared for the discomfort of heat wave nights.
One of the lightest summer duvets we offer is our Luxury Hotel Collection Supremely Washable Summer Duvet (1.5 Tog).
Lofty and extremely breathable, this duvet will keep you cool on the warmest nights.
You can wash this duvet up to 90°C, which makes it perfect for anyone who experiences hot flushes or night sweats. We have tested this duvet out over hundreds of wash cycles and it still looks fresh and good as new!
Summer Duvet for Moderate Heat
We are all familiar with those British summer days where the afternoons are warm enough for ice cream, but the evenings bring a chilly breeze.
Well, for those nights, you could do with a duvet which offers a good balance of keeping you cool, but still insulated enough against any cold drafts.
For such an occasion, our Virgin Egyptian Cotton Summer Duvet (4.5 Tog) will do just the trick.
The luxury high-thread cotton cover makes it a dream to sleep on, so you can enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep all summer long!
Read more articles like this
To learn more about summer duvets and other helpful tips about bedding, click here to read our blog articles on:
- How to Choose the Perfect Duvet
- Is It Better to Buy a Duvet or a Quilt for Summer?
- What Is the Lightest Duvet for Summer?
- Is 13.5 Tog Too Warm?
- A Guide to Duvets
- What Tog Duvet Is Coolest?
- What are the Best Duvets for Night Sweats?
- How Much Should I Spend on Duvets?
- Why You Should Consider Anti-Allergy Duvets
- How Often Should You Change Your Duvet?
- Why Choose 300 Thread Count Bedding?
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We hope we have answered the question, ‘what is the most cooling duvet cover material?’