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What Type of Duvet Is Best for Summer?


Raise your hand if you are looking forward to the summer! We know we are excited to see the clear blue skies and dazzling sunshine return to our lives.

Here at Bedding Comfort Store, we are big believers in upgrading your bedding to reflect the changing seasons. It makes all the difference for a peaceful night’s sleep when your duvet gives you the warmth or airiness that you need in cold or hot weather.

Have you ever wondered, what type of duvet is best for summer?

We will recommend our favourite summer duvets in this article, to show you possible options for navigating the impending summer heat.

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What is the coolest type of bedding?

When those hot summer nights arrive, the last thing you will want is to feel stuffy and uncomfortable, as this will disrupt your sleep.

Experts generally agree that the most cooling bedding items are made from natural fibres such as cotton, linen, bamboo and eucalyptus.

These fabrics are naturally moisture-wicking, which means they wick sweat away from your body as you sleep. Due to the excellent breathability and airflow in these materials, this means the fabric will dry faster, so you won’t wake up dripping, in a pool of your sweat.

Yet, these fabrics are still good conductors of warmth, so they will still provide you with the insulation that you need.

Why do I sweat under my duvet?

There are different reasons why you are sweating under your duvet, for example:

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 type of duvet is best for summer?

So, what type of duvet is best for summer? When shopping for a summer duvet, look out for these key points:

On the lower end of the Tog rating scale

If you didn’t already know, the Tog rating scale refers to the measure of the thermal insulation of a duvet. Essentially, the higher the Tog rating, the warmer the duvet.

The Tog rating scale runs from 1.0, all the way to 16.5.

Ideally, a summer duvet should measure between 1.0 to 4.5 Togs. If you need any additional warmth, simply add an extra blanket on top. This can be easily removed if you are warm enough with just the duvet itself.

For the summer, avoid choosing a duvet ranking in the top end of the Tog rating scale, as these are more suited for bitterly cold winters.

Lightweight and breathable

A summer duvet needs to feel light and airy, as this will help regulate your body temperature at night. The idea is to draw heat away from your body, to keep you cool overnight, which you will find in a good summer duvet.

Breathability is also an important factor, to prevent you from overheating. For the summer season, look for a duvet which won’t stick to you if you sweat at night.

Easily washable

When the summer heat dawns upon us, let’s face it, we all get clammy and sweaty at night.

So, it is wise to choose a duvet which can be washed easily, so any dampness and sweat stains will be removed promptly.


While the spring and summer months are lovely, what’s not so pleasant is the hay fever and allergy season that the warmer temperature brings.

A hypoallergenic duvet will keep those pesky dust mites and allergens at bay, allowing you to sleep comfortably throughout the night. Say goodbye to sneezing fits, itchy eyes or runny nose, because anti-allergenic duvets are formulated to repel dust mites that trigger asthma and worsen allergy symptoms.

Where can I buy a summer duvet?

Are you looking for a lightweight, airy duvet, to help you sleep soundly during the summer season?

Well, here at Bedding Comfort Store, we offer a Summer Duvets Collection, which is designed for use on warmer, stuffier nights. 

Ranging from 1.0 to 4.5 Tog, our Summer Duvets will keep you cool during those muggy nights while offering the warmth you need as you sleep.

Click here to browse our Summer Duvets Collection.

Keep reading to discover more about a few of our most popular summer duvets:

Summer Duvet for Heat Wave Weather

Remember the unbearable heat of the Summer 2022 heat wave? Well, if that heat wave makes a return in 2023, then it pays to be prepared with a cooling duvet.

Why not go for our Luxury Hotel Collection Supremely Washable Summer Duvet (1.0 Tog)?

This hotel-quality duvet is the lowest Tog rating duvet in our summer collection, making it perfect for those sweltering hot summer nights.

What’s more, this duvet is washable up to 90°C, so it couldn’t be easier to keep it clean and fresh.

Shop our Luxury Hotel Collection Supremely Washable Summer Duvet (1.0 Tog) here.

Summer Duvet for Night Sweats

If you experience night sweats, then we recommend our Luxury Hotel Collection Supremely Washable Summer Duvet 1.5 Tog.

The 50-50 polyester cotton blend cover is durable, yet super comfortable and plush to sleep on.

The materials in this duvet are naturally hypoallergenic, but we have gone one step further by treating the duvet for anti-allergy, anti-mite and anti-bacteria for superior hygiene.

Again, this duvet is easily washable: we tested our hotel duvet over hundreds of wash cycles at 60°C and 90°C and the duvet looks a crisp white and good as new!

Shop our Luxury Hotel Collection Supremely Washable Summer Duvet (1.5 Tog) here.

Summer Duvet for Moderate Heat

In recent years, we have experienced glorious sunshine in the UK during the summer. But oftentimes, British summers still bring a cold breeze, which makes us feel a bit chilly at night.

We have a lovely duvet for such an occasion.

Our Virgin Egyptian Cotton Summer Duvet 4.5 Tog has an organic cotton cover with a high thread count, which feels luxuriously soft on the skin.

The breathability is fantastic in this duvet, as we have included a hollowfibre filling, which is naturally hypoallergenic and lighter than alternatives.

Shop our Virgin Egyptian Cotton Summer Duvet 4.5 Tog here.

How do I stay cool at night during the summer?

Here are some tips you can use to help you cool down at night during those blisteringly hot summers:

  • Choose lightweight, breathable bedding materials and pyjamas, such as cotton and linen.
  • 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, to let a gentle breeze waft into your bedroom. Don’t open your windows if the weather is suffocatingly hot, as this will encourage the heat to enter your room.
  • If the weather is really hot, close your bedroom curtains during the day, to keep the heat and sunlight out. Blackout curtains are great for blocking sunlight during the summer months.
  • 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 feeling flushed and sweaty from the exercise.
  • Keep hot electronics (such as your hairdryer, hair straightener and laptop) out of your bed.
  • Apply ice packs to your 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 requires more effort to digest are thought to generate more body heat

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