Panda is a company that offers premium bamboo products, and their duvet is fantastic for several reasons. In addition to being suitable for all types of sleepers throughout the year, it is also antibacterial and hypoallergenic. This should come as no surprise as bamboo is naturally hypoallergenic.
The cover is 100% bamboo and the filling is 50% bamboo and 50% microfiber. This all guarantees you the ideal balance between comfort and breathability.
All Panda products are made in accordance with eco-friendly regulations and they are cruelty-free. Therefore, Panda Cloud Duvet with 10,05 TOG rating is one of the most environmental-friendly products that you can find in this niche! Check our full Panda Cloud duvet review.
A lot of people are allergic to down and feathers, which prevents them from enjoying the comfort of duvets that are filled with down. The Slumberdown Anti Allergy Down Duvet is in that case the ideal choice because the fill material is microfiber.
In short, high-quality microfiber can provide a similar level of fluff and comfort as down duvets. That being said, it's not always as good as the real thing. But hey, that also means that you don't have to pay for a down duvet! So, it's quite a popular choice for people who want a more budget-friendly summer duvet.
Also, it is designed to keep you cool at night and even during the summer months. It is made in the UK and is very affordable. It is machine washable and you can dry it in a tumble drier. So, rather good value all around.
Here is our Slumberdown Anti Allergy duvet review so take a look.
Down alternatives are great, no doubt. They are vegan-friendly, affordable, and long-lasting. But nothing can compare to the breathability and lightness of genuine down and feather.
This duvet is filled with 90% Hungarian goose down and 10% selected small Hungarian goose feather. It is encased in 100% sateen 300 thread count cotton. If you have ever had a down-filled product, then you know how soft and fluffy the Scooms Hungarian Goose Down Duvet is. You also know that the price point is very realistic, although at first glance it may seem too expensive for a duvet.
4.5 tog + 9 tog makes it a true all-rounder. During all four seasons, it will offer you exactly what you need. It is hypoallergenic and machine washable. As for sustainability, Scooms duvet is at the very top of the scale. Check our full review on Scooms Hungarian Goose Down duvet.
This duvet offered by the famous Silentnight company is the answer to all the wishes of people who suffer from night sweats and allergies.
It is perfect for summer and for all types of sleepers who don't like to have a temperature regulating duvet, because it has 4.5 tog and is very cool.
You will never be hot under it. It is also lightweight. So, in this regard it's a lot cooler than a 10.5 tog or all-season duvet. And since it's so light, you won't feel like the duvet is clinging to your skin.
In addition, it is hypoallergenic because it is filled with lightweight fibers, so it is suitable for people with asthma and everyone else who suffer from allergies. It is machine washable, so you will always be able to keep it in perfect condition easily.
Lightweight duvets tend to just fall on your body, but not to cling to it so hot sleepers generally benefit from lightweight duvets rather than heavier ones.
This one is really light and very soft and comfortable thanks to hollow fiber filling.
It is also anti-allergy and very easy to maintain which makes it a great choice for everyday use. This is especially true if you're sensitive to dust or some other allergen that can be done away with a good wash.
It is wrinkle free, which means you just need to wash it in the machine and let it dry. So, if you want your bed to look spotless but don't like ironing, this is quite a good perk.
It is also available in 4 different sizes. Between the Single, Double, King, Super King sizes, you should easily find the perfect size. It also helps that this summer duvet is rather budget-friendly!
Wool is a natural material that has been highly valued for thousands of years and is still one of the best you can find on the market.
This duvet is cooling and if you have used a duvet made of some other material which is not cooling, you will notice a big difference during the first night.
Wool's superpower to regulate your temperature also explains why this summer duvet only has a tog rating range of 2-5. As you'll soon see, this is possibly as low as summer duvets go. So, even if you're the hottest sleeper in the UK, this duvet should keep you relatively cool!
Wool naturally regulates the temperature and does not allow moisture to stay close to your body. This wool duvet holds the Allergy UK Seal of Approval which means it is suitable for everyone because it is naturally hypoallergenic.
Aeyla is a company that is primarily known for its weighted blankets, but their Air duvet is also a great product and the perfect duvet for all who suffer from night sweats.
The Air stands out with its cloud-like comfort, and what is the most important – it won't get sleepers hot due to the natural material duvet filling.
Made from 100% eucalyptus, Aeyla offers a high level of breathability but also durability due to the natural material. And we already know that eucalyptus is a top-tier cooling material, as it's often used for cooling duvet and pillow covers!
No harmful chemicals have been used to make this duvet, making it 100% eco-friendly as well. Don't forget that you help protect 1000-square-feet of Amazonian rainforest when you buy this duvet!
Read our Aeyla Air Duvet in-depth review.
It’s not enough to just find a duvet that the manufacturer advertises as one intended for hot sleepers. Apart from the fact that ads aren't sometimes true, you also need to check for yourself if that product is the right one for you in terms of comfort. You cannot buy a duvet that is cooling but not comfortable. It has to be comfortable but also contain an appropriate material that won't cause sweating.
This primarily refers to the filling material. However, temperature regulation and also the weight of the duvet itself can be one of the key factors. Let's take a closer look and understand these features.
What all people should keep in mind when buying a cooling comforter is that the fill material has the biggest impact on whether a duvet is right for them or not. Natural materials absolutely bring victory over synthetic ones. As you know, if you have a memory foam pillow or mattress, heat retention is one of the biggest problems you will encounter.
That's why you need a duvet that is filled with one of the natural materials like feathers, cotton, wool, and down (which is probably the best option).
Duck down has proven to be a better option than goose down for people who suffer from night sweats. In case you are allergic or want a cruelty-free product, you can opt for a down alternative. It is the only synthetic material we recommend to sleepers who need naturally-cooling materials. We recommend checking the comparison between microfiber and down duvets.
However, that's just a general overview. Let's quickly go over the most common duvet filling materials and quickly discuss whether they're ideal for you.
Is a microfibre duvet the best duvet for hot sleepers? Well, it's a bit complicated. On the one hand, we can't say that microfibre is the most breathable filling on the planet. In fact, as a synthetic filling, it's usually better suited for winter duvets. After all, it tends to trap your body temperature.
However, you'll notice that quite a few of our picks for the best duvets for hot sleepers have a microfibre filling. This is for two reasons. Number one, because a good cover and some crafty engineering can overcome this issue. For example, a hollowdibre duvet with a cotton cover won't be nearly as warm. Secondly, it's typically the best duvet filling in terms of value.
Wool on the other hand is like the opposite from microfibre. And that's because some of the best duvets use wool. Its ability to regulate your body temperature is very high, meaning that even a 10.5 tog duvet can feel very cool and comfortable. However, it works in the other direction as well, as a 13.5 tog wool duvet is probably going to be an amazing winter duvet!
However, wool isn't cheap and you'll have to pay a larger sum to get the best duvets in this category. Plus, the smell of wool is off-putting to some and wool itself can cause allergic reactions in others.
If getting a good night's sleep means jumping under the fluffiest duvet on the planet, feather and down duvets are the obvious choice. They make up the lightest duvets on the market and typically do quite well when it comes to temperature regulation.
With that being said, there's a limit to how much a down duvet can regulate your temperature. So, don't go buying a 13.5 tog duvet and expecting it too keep you cool. It's also worth mentioning that a goose down duvet isn't going to be very cheap, especially if you opt for a Super King size.
Natural materials are the best choice because they are highly breathable. That way the airflow is unobstructed and there is no heat retention and that is why they are such a good option for people who have problems with night sweats. And, more often than not, breathability is the main difference between a winter duvet and a summer duvet.
Breathability has other advantages too, so it is the most important feature. Alongside the different types of down and down alternatives which we have already talked about as the best options for fill material, silk, cotton, and even wool are also a great choice. In fact, a silk or wool duvet can probably keep you cool year round!
Cotton is a cheap and very pleasant material and that is why you will not go wrong if you buy a cotton duvet. Silk is a dream come true for hot sleepers because it is a light and also resists heat retention. However, keep in mind that it is an expensive material. Wool, at first glance, seems like something that is perfect for a winter duvet, but wool has natural temperature management properties.
Natural temperature management properties are something all natural materials have, but wool especially because it warms you when needed, but can also wick-moisture, which is very important for all sleepers. That is why wool is still a highly valued and expensive material, even though there are so many synthetic ones on the market, which are cheaper. It also explains why you can find a winter wool duvet and a summer cooling wool duvet in the same aisle!
Down, cotton and silk have cooling properties, and also a down alternative which is actually microfiber made to simulate down properties. That is why such materials are the right choice for this type of sleepers, otherwise the duvet would only aggravate the inconveniences that some people experience anyway. And if you're getting a summer, low-TOG duvet, it will likely have one of these cooling materials as a filling.
The weight also significantly affects the warmth of the best duvet. Many like heavier duvets and weighted blankets because of the hugging feel they give you. But it’s not the perfect option for people who like to stay cool during their sleep. The heavier the duvet, the more heat it retains and therefore it is better for those who are cold when they sleep.
There are also cooling weighted blankets, but even that is probably not enough. Lighter duvets do not cling as much to your body as the heavier ones and therefore the airflow between you and the duvet will be better. As a result, the heat won't retain and you won't get hot.
It's also important to keep the size of the duvet in mind. Depending on whether it's a Single, Double, King, Super King or custom duvet, 5 pounds could be extremely heavy or extremely light! So, take it into account when picking out your best summer duvet.
Just like with any duvet, getting the right size is pretty important. Although a duvet for hot sleepers is a bit more forgiving, as most people don't want to be completely covered by the duvet anyway.
Nevertheless, it never hurts to get the right size! Luckily, duvet sizes use the same measurements as mattress sizes. So, if you have a Single, Double, King, Super King or custom mattress, you best get a Single, Double, King, Super King or custom duvet!
If you share the duvet with your partner, the size is also rather important. Typically, it's better to go over than under, as no one likes fighting for the duvet in the middle of the night. And if you're getting a duvet for hot sleepers, we're also going to assume you don't want to be one inch from your partner all night due to the added heat. So, you could even look into getting two separate smaller summer duvets to ensure you can both get a good night's sleep.
If you want the best duvet for hot sleepers, you can't just stop at the duvet insert. So far, we've given a lot of attention to the duvet filling and how it handles temperature regulation. However, the duvet covers also have to do their job properly! After all, they're the ones on the front line, in direct contact with your skin.
This is especially important if you opt for a 10.5 tog duvet, as it will need some help keeping you cool during the summer months. So, what are the best summer duvet covers? Just like with the filling, you want to make sure that breathability is as high as possible.
So, high thread count cotton covers are a very safe bet. Silk duvet covers are also more than welcome as they tend to be quite cool to the touch. However, silk covers can also be a bit more expensive. So, we'd only recommend them if your duvet needs all the help it can get, like with microfibre duvets or some other synthetics.
TOG is an estimate of the level of heat retention of a duvet or an estimate of thermal resistance. This means that a higher TOG implies a warmer duvet. On the other hand, people will be more interested in a lower tog rating or 2.5 tog or 4.5 tog duvet during the summer months.
So, when we recommend a low-tog duvet, this is what we mean. The lower the tog rating, the better the duvet will be at keeping you cool during the hotter months. Also, as you can see in our infographics, 10.5 Tog is right in the middle. This is why a 10.5 tog duvet is typically called an all-seasons duvet, since it's neither too hot nor too cold.
Since some people always feel the heat and they need a fabric with which their skin will breathe, this rating allows for airiness. It will not overheat you and these lower-tog duvets will be gentle on your skin.
Since we've already mentioned all-seasons duvets, it only makes sense to give them a closer look. After all, a duvet that you can use year round, never being too hot or too cold sounds like the dream! But what are all-seasons duvets actually like?
Well, most of the time, an all-season duvet is a 10.5 tog duvet. Like we've mentioned, this is right in the middle of the TOG scale and thus isn't as cold as a 4.7 tog duvet or as warm as a 13.5 tog duvet. With that being said, this doesn't automatically mean that they are perfect for everyone.
Then there are also multi-layered all-seasons duvets. For example, the Scooms Hungarian Goose Down duvet we/ve featured. And these types of all-seasons duvets are a bit more convenient for some people. But let's take a closer look at both.
So, are duvets with a 10.5 tog rating ideal for hot sleepers? Yes and no. On the one hand, all-season duvets usually come with breathable covers and a duvet filling that can regulate your temperature. That's why wool duvets are quite popular in this category, as well as things such as eucalyptus or cotton covers.
And if you live somewhere without extreme weather, a duvet with a 10.5 tog rating can likely keep you comfortable. However, when it comes to more extreme weather, it's a lot more debatable.
For example, once the cold winter nights roll around, a winter duvet with a 13.5 tog is going to be a lot better at keeping you warm. After all, it's made with the specific purpose of keeping warmth in! And the same could be said about particularly scorching summers. A duvet with a 4.7 tog is going to be a lot lighter and more breathable than a 10.5 tog all-season duvet!
So, while all-season duvets can work in more moderate climates, they're not perfect. And if you're particularly prone to the cold / heat, you might want a proper winter or summer duvet.
As we've vriefly mentioned, a multi-layered all-season duvet is a duvet that comes in more than one part. Typically, it's comprised of two or more duvets that all have different tog ratings and can be fixed together when needed. If the take the Scooms duvet as an example, you can see that the two duvet inserts have a 9 and 4.5 tog rating respectively.
And, we'd say that this is a lot more practical for anyone that experiences more extreme weather. If it's hot outside, just take the insert with a 4.5 tog rating and you'll remain cool. If it's a bit colder, take the 9 tog rating insert and stay comfortable. And once those winter nights roll around, combine the two tog ratings and get a proper 13.5 tog rating winter duvet!
But surely there have to be some downsides, right? Well, while not guaranteed, some issues can come up. For example, the two combined inserts are a lot more prone to develop lumps than a regular winter duvet. Plus, storing the entire thing is more complicated than with a 10.5 tog rating duvet.
There are several factors that cause people to sweat during the night if we exclude the overheated environment. For example, it could be a menopause for women. This period is characterised by sweating that can occur at night. Idiopathic hyperhidrosis is a condition in which a person sweats too much without a medical cause.
Also, many infections can be associated with night sweats, as well as medications such as antidepressants. Hypoglycemia, hormone disorders, and various neurological conditions are other factors that can cause night sweats and disrupt the temperature regulating.
Although sweating is basically a normal thing, because in that way the body regulates the temperature, excessive sweating is a problem that is very common, especially when sleeping in the hot weather. It also happens during sleep, without any physical activity. That is why some people are not recommended heavy blankets or warm bedrooms. Otherwise, the quality of sleep is significantly reduced, but this does not have to happen as there are several solutions to this problem:
A quality, comfortable and cooling comforter always comes with many advantages and everyone's sleeping experience will be significantly better if they buy the right duvet. But this is especially important because if they have an inappropriate duvet, they probably won't be able to fall asleep at all. Owning one of these duvets will ensure that you are not too hot during the night and that you can sleep during all seasons. Also, the best models are made of the highest quality materials, so you can be sure that they are hypoallergenic, antibacterial and have all the other great features. Also, we highly recommend buying a quality cover, if you don't get it with a duvet.
Our first tip for buying, as you might have guessed, is to choose a duvet filled with natural materials. But in addition to fill material, cover material is also important. Again, it is best to be some natural material, and cotton covers stand out as the most comfortable one.
Our second tip is about the size of the duvet. It is very important to buy a duvet of the appropriate size, otherwise you will not be comfortable sleeping, especially if it is smaller than it should be. Choose a duvet that is at least 20 cm longer than your height, and people often choose a longer one than that. And the width should be 20 cm wider compared to width of your chest. These are the ideal dimensions that you should follow. Here is the summary:
And that's all you need to know in order to pick out the best duvets for hot sleepers on the UK market! If you have any tips of your own, or perhaps a question about summer duvets, feel free to leave it in the comments and we'll get to it as quickly as possible.
Sleeping for hot sleepers can be a big challenge, because the conditions in which they sleep must be absolutely in line with their needs. Fortunately, there are duvets with a low tog rating (like 4.5 tog rating) that are ideal for this type of sleepers. However, read the answers to some common questions to make sure which duvets are ideal for your needs.
It is an ideal material that provides greater air circulation and easier moisture output, and that is exactly the naturally filled duvet.
Experts in this case recommend natural fibres such as cotton and linen, because they are highly breathable and offer temperature regulating properties.
Duvet should be washed every few months, or at least once a year. As for duvet cover – you can wash your duvet cover once a week.
Remove stains from the duvet, put it in the washer machine, put tennis balls and pour detergent. Set the cycle and run the washer. Check our how to wash a duvet guide for more information.
Thread count can play a role in making an optimal sleep condition. Higher the thread count, heavier the duvet is – meaning you get hot under it. Try to get beddings or a duvet with lower thread count.