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Lightweight and Breathable: The Best Bedding for Summer

Struggling to get to sleep in the heat? Here are a few lightweight, breathable bedlinen options to keep you cool and comfortable during summer.

Days at the beach, cheeky ice cream runs, ice-cold drinks in the sun… there are so many great things about Summer. But tossing and turning, kicking the covers off, and trying to get to sleep in the heat is not a whole lot of fun.

It’s important to find the right bedlinen for you, so we’re here to help.

Here are a few lightweight, breathable bedlinen recommendations to get you through the Summer nights comfortably.

Light, Breathable Sheets

When selecting bed sheets for summer, it is best to stick to lightweight, breathable fabrics and natural fibres. This will help regulate your temperature and keep you cool overnight, drawing heat away from your body. Materials such as cotton, linen, and bamboo are perfect for this, and all have their own unique benefits.

Cotton Sheets

The most popular choice for sheets, cotton is light, breathable, and absorbent, making it perfect for warm nights and hot sleepers. Having the added benefit of being luxuriously soft, cotton sheets are the ideal choice for those looking for a cool and comfortable sleep. For an extra luxe feel and added durability, Egyptian Cotton is the most long-wearing form of cotton and is also highly breathable, making it perfect for summer.

Linen Sheets

Another great choice for summer, linen has a light, cool feel and is constructed with a looser weave, meaning air can pass through easily. This makes linen sheets highly breathable, and great for keeping you comfortable in summer.

Bamboo Sheets

Lightweight, silky-smooth, and resilient, bamboo bedding is perfect for warm climates and hot sleepers. As a naturally breathable fibre, bamboo sheets provide a light, comfortable layer that will keep you comfortable without causing you to overheat. Bamboo is also highly absorbent and moisture wicking, with the added benefit of being environmentally friendly.

Light Top Layers

Now that you’ve chosen amazing, breathable sheets, it’s time to consider the top layer. While sleeping with just a top sheet is an option, a lot of us still want that extra weight and cosiness as we sleep (without the extra heat).

Bedspreads, Coverlets and Blankets

For that little bit of extra comfort, lightweight bedspreads, coverlets, and blankets are a great option for summer. Our bedspreads and coverlets are breathable and made from high quality cotton, so they are perfect for the warmer months or as an extra layer when the weather gets colder. Knitted or Wool Blankets can also be a great alternative to a duvet when the weather heats up, being weighted and soft enough for added cosiness, but lighter than your standard duvet or quilt.

Airy Summer Quilts

We all love a soft fluffy quilt, to the point where it can be hard to sleep without one - even if you find yourself sweating through the night. Thankfully, there are quilts out there that are light and breathable enough to get you through the summer.

Like cotton sheets, cotton quilts are perfect for hot sleepers, being lofty and cosy yet airy and lightweight. Alternatively, if you are looking for a more environmentally friendly option with slightly less loft, a bamboo quilt may be the right choice for you. As a natural fibre, bamboo is hypoallergenic, super lightweight, and breathable, great for helping you sleep despite the heat.

Now go and get some sleep!

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