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The coolest pillows for hot sleepers

The coolest pillows for hot sleepers

Posted by The Canningvale Team on 3rd Apr 2024

Are you looking for the coolest pillow to keep you comfortable all night long? You're not alone! Many of us have experienced the nightly ritual of flipping a pillow to the cold side, seeking that refreshing coolness. But why do pillows get so hot, and what makes one pillow cooler than another? Let's dive into the fascinating world of pillows and uncover the secrets behind staying cool and comfy while you sleep.

What is the Coolest Pillow Material?

The material of your pillow plays a significant role in determining how cool it stays throughout the night. Some of the best materials for cool pillows include:

  • Cotton and Bamboo Covers: These natural fibers are breathable and wick away moisture, enhancing the coolness of your pillow.

  • Memory Foam: Memory foam adapts to your head and neck for personalised support, and when infused with cooling gel, it helps dissipate heat more effectively.

  • Latex: Natural latex pillows are breathable and maintain a consistent temperature.

Why Do I Flip My Pillow to the Cold Side?

Flipping your pillow to the cold side is a common habit for many sleepers. The reason is simple: heat builds up on the surface of the pillow as it absorbs body heat, making it uncomfortable. Flipping it over exposes a cooler surface that hasn't yet absorbed your body heat, providing a refreshing sensation.

Why Is There a Cool Side of the Pillow?

The "cool side" of the pillow exists because one side has been in contact with your head, absorbing and retaining heat. The opposite side, having been exposed to the cooler air in the room, feels much cooler in comparison. This simple flip can provide instant relief from the discomfort of a hot pillow.

Why Does My Pillow Get So Hot at Night?

Several factors contribute to your pillow getting hot at night:


  1. Body Heat: Your head generates heat, which is transferred to the pillow
  2. Pillow Material: Some materials retain heat more than others.
  3. Lack of Airflow: Pillows that don't allow for good airflow trap heat, making them warmer.


📸 featuring our Luxury Microfibre King Pillow 

The Best Pillows for Back Sleepers

📸 featuring our Luxury Microfibre King Pillow 

If you're a proud back sleeper, we have just the pillows for you. Imagine a pillow that cradles your head while keeping your neck and spine aligned all night. Sounds dreamy, right? Here are some top choices:

  1. Luxury Microfibre Pillow Medium: Perfect for those who prefer a medium profile and medium softness. It offers a down-like microfibre fill and side gussets for extra support and comfort, ideal for back sleepers.
  2. Luxury Microfibre Pillow Firm: This option is great for those who like a firm pillow with a high profile, providing superior support.
  3. Hypoallergenic Pillow: High profile and firm, this pillow is perfect for allergy sufferers, ensuring a restful, sneeze-free sleep.

The Best Pillows for Side Sleepers

Side sleepers, rejoice! Here are two fantastic options designed just for you:

  1. Oca Goose Down & Feather Pillow: With a low to medium profile, this super soft pillow cradles your head and neck, offering a fluffy, cloud-like experience.

  2. Hypoallergenic Pillow: With anti-microbial treatment and a microfibre fill, this pillow is perfect for those with allergies, ensuring you sleep soundly.

Sensitive Sleepers (Allergies & Asthma Sufferers)

📸 featuring our Luxury Microfibre King Pillow 

If allergies or asthma are keeping you awake, consider these pillows.


  1. Luxury Microfibre Pillow: Available in soft, medium, and firm options, as well as king size, this pillow is treated with Ultra-Fresh Antimicrobial to inhibit the growth of dust mites, bacteria, and mould.
  2. Hypoallergenic Pillow: Also treated with Ultra-Fresh, this pillow's microfibre fill ensures you breathe easy and sleep well.

Pillow Protectors: Extend the Life of Your Pillows

Before you drift off into dreamland, don’t forget about a pillow protector! These essential covers are easily removable and washable, acting as a shield against dust, dirt, and stains. They ensure your pillow stays fresh night after night, extending its lifespan and enhancing your sleep quality.

In conclusion, finding the coolest pillow for your sleep style is essential for a comfortable and restful night. Whether you're a back, side, or front sleeper, or if you have allergies or asthma, there's a perfect pillow out there waiting to cradle you into a peaceful slumber. Happy sleeping!

Are you ready to upgrade your sleeping experience with a our Pillows? Share your picks with us @Canningvalelove

Are you ready to upgrade your sleeping experience with a our Pillows? Share your picks with us @Canningvalelove

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