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Stay cool, sleep tight

If you often toss and turn during the night because you can't find the perfect temperature for your room, or your sheets make you sticky and sweaty, you're not alone. Some people naturally are "hot sleepers" during the night, but there are a few solutions that will instantly turn your bed into the sleep oasis you've been dreaming about. 

While you might have just invested in a cooling comforter for this hot weather, you can't forget about the type of sheets and other bed textiles on your bed, since that's directly in contact with your body during the night.  In IKEA, we have a variety of cooling range bed textiles that help you feel cool and sleep comfortly through the night.

Small tips for better sleep:

According to Sleep Foundation, the best bedroom temperature for sleep is approximately 65 degrees Fahrenheit (18.3 degrees Celsius). This may vary by a few degrees from person to person, but most doctors recommend keeping the thermostat set between 60 to 67 degrees Fahrenheit (15.6 to 19.4 degrees Celsius) for the most comfortable sleep.

Other tips that will help you and your home to stay cool

Block out the heat!

Research shown that block out curtains and shades will reduce the amount of heat which is transferred via your windows by as much as 24 percent. Keep your curtains down all day and you'll find there's a noticeable difference in room temperature – and the more sunlight your blinds block out, the cooler the room will be.

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Recommended bedroom set for a cool night sleep

Cooling effect from materials

Too warm to sleep? The material is breathable and moisture absorbing, helping to keep you dry during the night.​


Cotton is extremely breathable and helps to wick moisture away from the skin, so you never wake up feeling sticky or clammy.


Lyocell is a naturally cooling material, and the hydrophilic nature of lyocell fiber makes it super absorbent. Lyocell sheets are very effective at wicking away moisture and keeping you comfortable through the night.


Natural fiber with post production. It can draw heat away from the body and wicking away moisture and maintains an even temperature, making them ideal for hot sleepers.


Natural linen is made from fibers of the flax plant that provides linen fabric with unique qualities. One of the many cooling qualities of the linen fabric is a type of weave that allows more airflow. That's exactly what makes linen bed sheets so breathable.


Polyester are very good at wicking away sweat to the outside of the sheet from where it can dry away. Because the sweat evaporates and dries up, the sheet can continue to wick away more sweat. That's why polyester sheets are the best cooling sheets if you sweat profusely at night.

In IKEA, we have wide range of bed linens made with the above fabric material, check out our textile guide and get the bed linen from pillowcases, bed sheets to duvet cover sets, based on your preference.