Our Sleep Guide: Summer Favorites
Warmer weather is officially here! Longer days and shorter nights are ahead of us. Meaning it is summer and it is time to make sure you get the most out of the shorter nights with the best sleep you can. We will share with you our summer favorites when it comes to bedding and easy ways to keep your sleep cool. Making sure your summer nights are as dreamy as possible.
Less Is More
When it comes to getting the best sleep in summer less is definitely more. With light layers being the best option to guarantee you don’t overheat. While we all love sleeping in a slightly cooler room this might be less ideal during those very hot summer months. Keeping your electric bill in check means you will more than likely be sleeping somewhere between 73° – 76°. And will likely mean you will sleeping with far less bedding than you would in the cooler months.
Whether you spend your summer days at the beach, camping in the mountains or inside avoiding the heat you can certainly expect your summer nights to be filled with great sleep. Below are some amazing options for adding breezy layers that won’t add a ton of extra heat or bulk to your bed. But, will still give you that comfortable and just cozy enough feel for perfect summer sleep.
Sheets range in feel. From silky and light all the way to cozy and thick, and everything in between. While it might seem obvious the ones we love the most during the summer are definitely the lighter and silkier kind. Tencel sheets stand out as the most preferred option. With a silky and lightweight feel they don’t add much weight and give an initial cool to the touch feel. Making them a staple when it comes to sleeping comfortable.
Linen sheets also make a great option during the summer. While most of us are familiar with wearing this breathable fabric we may forget that it works equally as great for our bedding. This lightweight fabric offers a casual crumpled feel that oozes the relaxed summer vibe. But, it also is naturally breezy making it a great summertime bedding staple.
Lastly, if you are someone who prefers a slightly crisp and more substantial feel a quality cotton sheet is also a great option. While they might not be quite as light, they still do a great job of being breathable to keep you from heating up. A few of our favorite summer sheets in these ideal fabrics are found below.
- Nest Bedding Tencel Sheets
- Tuft & Needle Linen Sheets
- Brentwood Home Organic Cotton Sheets (save 15% with code OURSLEEPGUIDE15)
While some of us are fine with nothing more than a pair of sheets during the summer some of us like just a bit more. Whether for feel or for looks, adding a lightweight blanket can be the ideal addition.
If you aren’t familiar with muslin cotton by name, you might recognize it by looks. This crinkly material has been used for baby swaddles for years. Because it is lightweight and breathable, but helps regulate temperature and comfort to make even a baby feel right at home. Which is why it makes sense that this would be an ideal blanket for everyone to use, especially in summer.
Many brands have introduced bedding in this material in the last year, making it a very popular addition to your bedroom. Not only does it function very well, all year round, but also offers a beautiful texture that adds a casual yet classy look to any room. One of our favorites is found below.
If you aren’t quite sure muslin cotton is for you, linen is another great option for a lightweight top cover too. Again this casual bedding screams summer vacation. And its naturally light and airy feel gives you just enough added weight without being hot and heavy. Parachute makes a great linen bed cover in several lovely colors that add the perfect touch of summer updates to any bedroom.
When it comes to summer favorites you could easily stop at the sheets and light blanket. But, we always love a light quilt or coverlet to add some beautiful color and texture to look at. While we might forgo using them regularly there will inevitably be a chilly night you will be glad you have it. And, the added beauty it brings to your bed is worth it alone.
There are several ideal options that work great as summer quilts. Again using materials that aren’t too heavy or thick to weigh you down are perfect. By offering cooler fabrics that create beautiful layers and just enough warmth for those cooler nights. Tuft & Needle has a lived-in looking quilt that only gets softer with time. The two-sided cotton quilt offers two beautiful colors on each side for added pizzazz.
Parachute is a brand that we have to come to love for their beautiful and wide array of bedding options. Ranging from sheets to blankets, quilts and throw pillows and so much more, you’ll find the perfect layer to add to your bed. Like their Linen Box Quilt that takes a modern approach to a classic piece to make it work in any bedroom. Making this another great layering piece.
While we always love switching up our bedding for seasonal reasons it is always best to make sure you are starting with some solid bedroom essentials. Several of our summer favorites can make great staples, but it is what it is underneath them 24/7/365 that really ensures our most comfortable sleep. Which is why we offer the resources to make sure you have the best mattress, ideal pillow and mattress protection to give you peace of mind every night.
Make Sure You Have The Best Mattress
We have been reviewing online and in-store mattresses for several years. With hundreds of mattresses tested and tried we have seen a lot of beds in our days. Which is why when it comes to finding the best we feel very confident in our recommendations. Our list of best mattresses offers something for everyone. A few of our all time favorites are listed below with links to a more thorough review as well as link to buy too.
- WinkBed Mattress | Best Overall & Best for Larger Sleepers | Read Review Here | SHOP HERE!
- Helix Luxe Mattress | Best for Couples & Best for Side Sleepers | Read Review Here | SHOP HERE!
- Avocado Mattress | Best Natural & Best Luxury | Read Review Here | SHOP HERE!
Also, if you need help finding the perfect new mattress you can either email us HERE. Or you can call one of our Texas stores and speak to one of our mattress experts. They will be able to ask you a few questions to really dive into which mattress would be the best fit for you. Our Houston store can be reached at 832-653-6587 and our Austin store can be reached at 512-465-2714.
Our Sleep Guide’s Top 10 Best Mattresses Page
Find The Perfect Pillow
When it comes to pillows we like ones that work for a large variety of sleepers. Whether it is for you or a guest room these ones are great options that offer amazing support as well as plenty of plushness.
If you like a memory foam that molds to your head and neck than you’ll love the Tempur-Pedic Cloud Adjustable Pillow. With a similar build to the MyPillow but with the durable and unique memory foam only Tempur can offer. Also, this pillow comes in at a great price point, and getting 2 at once increases the savings!
Another awesome option and great priced pillow is the Tuft and Needle Original Foam Pillow. This pillow is solid, but pliable and more easily molds to your head and shoulders. Making it great for a large variety of sizes, shapes and sleeping styles. It also comes in at a great price point, making it easy to get a set for every bed in your house.
And Remember, Always Protect
When it comes mattress protectors we always recommend a 5-sided water proof protecting option. Allowing your mattress to stay clean and free of dust, germs, spills, accidents and so much more. This super easy way of protecting your mattress is a no brainer. While options range in price and quality when it comes to a mattress protector during the summer months, or any time of year, you can’t go wrong with one that offers a cool-to-the-touch feel.
While we absolutely love the WinkBeds mattresses we also love their BreatheCool Mattress Protector. This deep pocket protector is 100% waterproof and hypoallergenic. It also comes in at a great price point making it easier to buy at least one for every mattress in your home. And the added cooling benefits ensures you won’t be interrupted by a too hot mattress protector.
Buy Your WinkBed BreatheCool Mattress Protector HERE!
Refreshing Summer Extras
If wouldn’t be our summer favorites list without a few extra special touches to add to your bedroom or sleep routine. Each season brings in a new pace on life it is natural to adjust accordingly. While our bedroom is getting a seasonal revamp it makes sense that we ourselves can benefit from new silky jammies and a summer perfect blend of essential oils too. Which is why you’ll find a few more items to pamper yourself with during the summer months.
- Essential Oil Diffuser + Summer Oils
- Hass Modal Tank & Shorts Pajamas
- OSEA Anti-Aging Body Balm
- Memory Foam House Slippers
- Dead Sea Soak Bath Flakes
Get Ready With Our Summer Favorites
We hope that you are able to get your bedroom ready for the warmer weather with our summer favorites list. We know that these will create an oasis during the warm weather to ensure you still get plenty of rest to enjoy the beautiful days.