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How to Stay Cool During the Summer

May 22, 2017 by

Summer is almost here, and you know what that means – time to switch up your bedding!

Now that the temperature has finally begun to rise, we thought we would take a look at some of the ways you can stay cool and comfortable by outfitting your room with the right bedding choices for the warmer months ahead. Check it out!

Breathable Comfort

When it comes to picking the perfect summer bedding, there are certain things you’ll want to keep in mind to stay cool and comfortable. For starters, one of the first things you want to consider is fabric.

While certain fabrics like flannel are cozy in the winter, you’ll want to make sure you pick fabrics that are lightweight and breathable for summer, like 100% cotton percale, batiste and voile. What these fabrics do best is allow air to flow freely, keeping you crisp and cool throughout the night.

For those who tend to sleep warm, another great option is linen. Naturally highly absorbent, linen helps to wick moisture away from your body while you’re sleeping to keep you perfectly comfortable at night and help prevent sweating during the summer. Not to mention, they’re also naturally hypoallergenic, lint-free and insect-repellent.  Definitely a bonus in the summer!

 Weighty decision

While most people tend to equate a higher thread count with luxurious sheeting, when it comes down to it, it’s the quality of fabric that makes all of the difference. When shopping for summer sheets, don’t focus on finding the highest thread count available, but rather consider the source, and choose plain-woven sheets made from percale, linen, batiste, voile, cambric for a more breathable texture. Low thread counts are also important for linen as well, to insure easier airflow throughout the night.

Stay in Bloom

And of course, nothing says summer like flowers! While nothing beats the real thing, that doesn’t mean you can’t decorate your own bedroom in bright floral hues as well! Welcome the season with sheets that burst with color and excitement to give your bedroom a lively feel that’s sure be as stylish as it is comfortable. Also, be sure to keep in mind that lighter colors tend to absorb less heat!

Regardless of the season, the key to sleeping soundly throughout the night is finding the optimal temperature for your room based upon your own sleeping habits. Too hot? You may only need a couple of sheets. Too cold? You may need a little something extra. Depending on where you live, you might also want to consider a summer comforter as well. Perfect for year round use, these comforters can be used in place of a heavy blanket while still maintaining a light and puffy feel. The best of both worlds!

Stay cool this summer (and save money turning down your AC!) by finding the best bedding for your room!

Do you have any tips for beating the heat and staying cool this summer? Let us know in the comments below!

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