9 Lightweight Comforters to Keep You Cool and Comfy

Stay snug without overheating.


As anyone who’s ever woken up drenched in sweat knows, finding the right sleeping temperature for your body is an important part of getting a good night’s rest. In fact, a study published in the Journal of Physiological Anthropology found that our thermal environment is one of the most important factors affecting human sleep, as heat or cold exposure can lead to “increased wakefulness … and decreased rapid eye movement sleep and slow wave sleep.” One of the easiest ways to cool things down if you find you’re overheating? A great lightweight comforter, of course!

Cool, light, and airy sheet sets and blankets will give you exactly what you’re looking for — cozy comfort that won’t leave you boiling, no matter the season.

What is the best lightweight comforter material?

When shopping for the best lightweight comforter, you’ll want to be conscious of the materials you’re buying. The most popular styles come in light and breezy fabrics, such as cotton and linen. They’re not your only options, however: You can also get cool comforters made from bamboo or silk, depending on your personal material preference. 

You’ll want to make sure it’s light enough that you’re not sweating and kicking it off in a huff in the middle of the night, but warm enough to keep you comfortable on chillier night.

If you always have the air conditioning on, a light down comforter just might be your best bet. Alternately if your home is on the warmer side, a thin throw blanket might be more your speed. Whatever lightweight bedding you is choose, it’s sure to come in handy, whether you live in a particularly humid climate or you’re simply a hot sleeper.

We’ve found 11 options for you to take home today that won’t leave you too hot or too cold. Keep scrolling to shop FIRST for Women’s picks for the best lightweight comforters.

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