How to prepare your bed for warm spring and summer nightsSummerBedding_HeroImage_DT.jpg

How to prepare your bed for warm spring and summer nightsSummerBedding_HeroImage_MB.jpg

If you’ve ever questioned the need for spring or summer bedding, we can happily report that changing up your bed in preparation for the warmer seasons can make sleeping far more comfortable on balmy nights. Heavy quilts and toasty sateen sheets simply won’t do when humidity is high. In preparation for warmer days ahead, or if you’re simply a hot sleeper, here’s how to keep cool and get a better night’s sleep as temperatures rise – from the best breathable fabrics to lightweight bedding options.

Swap to lighter bedding options
Swap to lighter bedding options

Swap to lighter bedding options

You wouldn’t wear heavy flannelette pjs to bed when it’s warm so it makes sense to go for lighter bedding options in the spring and summer months. We recommend choosing wool or bamboo quilts and toppers as they’re lightweight and help regulate your temperature, making them perfect warm-weather options or for those who tend to sweat when they sleep.

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Try a coverlet

Try a coverlet

A coverlet is the light summer bedding layer you never knew you needed. It’s a versatile all-rounder, ideal for when you feel like you’re roasting but you like the weight of a quilt to help you drift off. Pair your coverlet with a good quality sheet set in a breathable fabric such as linen or bamboo for a comfortable, sweat-free sleep. Then, in winter it doubles as a stylish extra layer.

 

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Try a coverlet
Go for lightweight, breathable bed linen
Go for lightweight, breathable bed linen

Go for lightweight, breathable bed linen

If you’ve ever spent a summer’s night tossing and turning for hours on end, flipping your pillow to find a cool patch, then there’s a good chance you don’t have suitable warm-weather bed linen. For staying as cool as possible when the weather heats up you can’t go past vintage washed linen, bamboo linen and stonewashed cotton. These lighter fabrics are woven from natural fibres that breathe and allow air to circulate, so they’ll help to keep you at an optimal sleeping temperature.

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Keeping your kids cool

Keeping your kids cool

Your little ones will feel the heat too. You can save their sleep by being on the front foot and swapping to lightweight bedding at the first sign of warm weather. Bamboo and wool quilts designed for kids will make all the difference when it comes to keeping them comfortable through warmer nights. During heatwaves, try swapping out the quilt for a flat sheet and a coverlet to cover all bases.

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Keeping your kids cool