Cooling pillows are specially designed to regulate body temperature and absorb heat – perfect for those who often get hot during the night or tend to break out in a sweat. Browse our range of cool pillows below, including popular brands such as TheraPur and TEMPUR.
What are cool pillows?
As the name suggests, cool pillows are simply pillows that help to keep you cool during the night. Thanks to innovative technology and advanced materials, these pillows can absorb heat and help to regulate body temperature, which is essential for achieving a good night’s sleep.
Do cooling pillows really work?
Cooling pillows have been proven to help regulate body temperature. Their materials are specially designed to wick away moisture and dissipate heat, which can help you drift off more quickly. This is because sleeping in a cool environment encourages the release of the sleep hormone melatonin, causing you to feel sleepy and relaxed.
What materials do cool pillows use?
Cool pillows can feature a variety of materials to help them achieve their thermo-regulating properties and ensure you get the best night’s sleep possible. Common materials found in cool pillows include gel, latex, microfibres and cotton.
ActiGel: ActiGel is a common cool pillow filling as it features a typically cool touch which pulls heat away from the body. These gel pillows also help with supporting and cushioning the neck.
Latex:Latex pillows are breathable, meaning they can maintain a cool sleeping surface. They also boast non-allergenic properties, allowing them to be dust mite and mould resistant.
Microfibres: Specially designed microfibres help absorb heat when you are hot and release it when you get cold, which means you can achieve an ideal temperature no matter the season. Microfibre cooling cushions are often also filled with memory foam to offer further comfort.
Cotton: Cotton is mainly used as a cover for cooling pillows. This material is chosen because it offers breathability and aids airflow, allowing your pillows to avoid excessive moisture and keep you feeling dry and fresh.
The benefits of pillows that stay cool all the time
Cold pillows have a wide array of benefits. Mainly, they help you get to sleep faster by achieving the optimum temperature required for sleep. A cool environment is recommended to achieve a good night’s sleep, this is because the sleep hormone, melatonin, is released when the body’s core temperature drops. A cooling pillow can speed the process along, helping you get to sleep almost as soon as your head touches the pillow. This is especially helpful during hot summer nights, when overheating can often cause you to toss and turn.
As well as this, the typical materials used in cooling pillows can offer a comfortable sleeping surface with lots of support. For example, gel pillows have been known to aid neck pain and relieve pressure. These materials also are often hypoallergenic and resist common allergens such as dust. This is perfect for those prone to skin irritations or respiratory problems.
Finally, the high-quality materials found in cold pillows can ensure the pillow has a long lifespan. Although often pricier than a typical polyester pillow, their durability means they will stand the test of time and not have to be replaced for years.
What conditions can cool pillows help with?
If you constantly find yourself flipping over to the cool side of the pillow, a cooling pillow will be beneficial in helping you achieve your 8 hours’ sleep a night. As well as helping those who are prone to overheating in the night, these pillows can also help combat night sweats, as well as ease the symptoms of pregnancy and the menopause.
Those who suffer from night sweats, or just often get hot during the night, should consider a cooling pillow. They can help draw sweat away from the body, ensuring you wake up feeling refreshed.
A common symptom of pregnancy is overheating, which can often cause you to wake up in the night. Cooling pillows are a popular option amongst pregnant women to help them stay cool through the night and achieve some essential sleep.
Cool pillows for menopause
Finally, cold pillows are ideal for those going through the menopause by combatting the effects of hot flushes. While these pillows sadly can’t prevent hot flushes, they can ease the symptoms by offering a cool, breathable surface.
Need more help choosing the best cooling pillows for you? Check out our handy pillow guide that explains the different types and how they can improve your sleep. For more cooling bedding, our full range includes duvets, mattress toppers and protectors, and pillow protectors, all designed to keep you cool and refreshed on warm summer nights.