14 Must-Haves for People Who Are Always Hot
These amazing, cooling products are a serious game-changer if you sleep hot or just run hot 24/7.
If you toss and turn at night because it's just too hot or if you're always saying, "Is it just me or is it hot in here?" this list is for you. We found the best, top-rated products that help you keep your cool all day and night. From cooling bedding, mattresses, pillows, pajamas, fans and more, these brilliant, ice-cold inventions and gadgets are perfect for anyone who’s always battling with friends, family and coworkers over the thermostat. Whether you’re shopping for a gift or for yourself, these are the best products for people who are always hot.
If you struggle to stay cool and sleep through the night, it may be time to upgrade the most critical product in your bed: your mattress. Serta designed the new game-changing Arctic mattress line specifically to help keep sleepers cool. The three-layer Reactex® System exclusive to Serta provides the cooling power by drawing heat away from the surface and into the inner layers, and the memory foams contour to any body shape. All of the mattresses in the Arctic line have the same Reactex® technology for cooling comfort, but they come in both foam and hybrid models in different feels so that you can pick the support level that best fits your preferences. Plus, you can shop risk-free because Serta offers a 120-day in-home trial and a 10-year limited warranty on the Arctic mattresses, which are designed and built in the U.S.
This cooling pillow by Serta was literally made for hot sleepers. The patented Reactex® technology has been tested to be 30 times cooler than pillows without it and begins to cool eight seconds after pressure is applied. It’s also made with pressure-relieving memory foam which works incredibly well for side and back sleepers. If you find yourself tossing and turning each night, you need a pillow that stays cool all night long, and this is it.
Sleep masks are great for minimizing light, but if you run hot at night, the last thing you want to do is put fabric on your face. This silk mask from Slip, however, features the same high-quality silk as its iconic pillowcase. It's lightweight, moisture-wicking and won't make your face hot.
Made with a breathable moisture-wicking fabric, this blanket offers the soothing benefits you want in a cool style for hot sleepers. This therapeutic weighted blanket utilizes the power of weight to relax your nervous system, helping to improve your sleep and reduce your stress and anxiety. When choosing a weighted blanket for individual use, it's best to pick one that is roughly 10 percent of your body weight.
I’m a side sleeper and also run hot at night, so when I found this cooling alignment pillow from Sharper Image, I literally jumped for joy. The memory foam is great for aligning your back and hips, but the outer layer features a gel that is cool to the touch.
Throw this mini fan from Brookstone in your bag the next time you head out for trips, festivals, theme parks or anywhere you might need an extra breeze. Sure, it’s a godsend on piping hot days, but it's a great portable option if you're going somewhere where you won't be in charge of the thermostat. It also doubles as a great desk fan. Plus, unlike other handheld fans, you don’t need batteries. This baby features a rechargeable power bank and can run up to eight hours on one charge.
If you run hot at night, you need a fan that can run at a high speed without sounding like you’re sleeping in a wind tunnel. While most fans come with a “sleep mode” or “quiet setting,” one of the biggest mistakes people make when they buy a fan for the bedroom is that it’s not tall enough to reach the bed. This oscillating standing fan from Rowenta has earned some serious praise from Amazon shoppers (more than 5,000!) for its “turbo silence” and height.
Frogg Togg’s Chilly Pad should be on everyone’s summer essentials list, but people who run hot all year may get even more use out of this handy item. The cooling towel is a godsend when you’re out in the hot sun. To activate, just pour water on the towel and it magically turns cold. The fabric itself also features sun protection with a UPF 50 rating.
Hate getting up in the middle of the night to adjust the temp? You need a smart thermostat that can be programmed ahead of time and adjusted from your phone. These nifty wall upgrades, which are so easy to install, can cool a room before you're even home for the night. Our editors love the ecobee Lite SmartThermostat and think it's the best budget smart thermostat.
Whether you live in a dry desert climate or just need a little extra moisture through the winter, a bedroom humidifier can help you breathe easy at night. But heat and humidity are absolutely miserable. Cooling humidifiers, such as this Pure unit under $40, only blow out cold air so you get extra moisture without making your room feel like a steam room.
Ceiling fans are the original AC, and they can actually help you lower your cooling bills when used alongside more modern HVAC and AC systems. Ceiling fans have also come a long way in terms of style. Just look at this sleek, koa wood model from All Modern. Gorgeous!