5 of the best buys for a cool and comfortable night’s sleep

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Despite months of "typical British weather", grey clouds, rain and thunder storms, it seems sunshine is around the corner, with a heatwave tipped to hit the UK.

Some may have started to feel the heat already, and are struggling to sleep in the humid air.

If you're anything like us, there's nothing more frustrating than sleepless nights, followed by a tired and tetchy morning.

While sleeping with the windows open may seem like a quick fix, it doesn't always help matters, as it's an open door for pesky gnats and mosquitos to buzz in - and let's not forget the incessant sound of cars screeching by.

But we have found a selection of solutions to help your slumber; centred on your bedding.

For some cool fabrics such as cotton or linen are ideal, while others may prefer innovative bedding sets with cooling technology to regulate your body temperature whatever the season.

Moisture wicking fabrics, especially in pyjamas, are also advisable as they draw sweat away from the skin to keep you comfortable.

For those who can't sleep without a duvet, a lower tog is often preferred, or a lightweight bed sheet.

Having a comfortable and cooling duvet, pillow or mattress, can be a simple fix to help you achieve a restful doze - and we've found a selection of affordable products to make your shopping spree a breeze.

Shop our five top picks for a cool night's sleep

Classic Cotton Bedding Bundle | £79 from Bedfolk

Classic Cotton Bedding Bundle
Classic Cotton Bedding Bundle

For those looking to completely overhaul their bedding for the warmer months, Bedfolk has you covered. Not only do they sell separate bedding essentials, in a variety of fabrics, but they also stock bundles too. Our top pick is the Classic Cotton Bedding Bundle, which aims to cool the sleeper with its lightweight and breathable fine cotton duvet cover and matching pillowcases, which come in various sizes and shades. Shoppers hail the set "hotel quality" - say no more.

Soft Touch Washable Standard Pillow | £10 from John Lewis & Partners

Soft Touch Washable Standard Pillow (John Lewis & Partners)
Soft Touch Washable Standard Pillow (John Lewis & Partners)

A comfortable place to lay your head is essential, and can often be a simple fix to prevent neck aches, and an unsettled sleep. John Lewis' Soft Touch Pillow aims to align the spine, especially for those who sleep on their back or side, while the external fabric is made of soft microfibre for a cosy sleep. The majority of shoppers would "100% recommend" as it's comfortable, but also great value for money.

Cooling Double Fitted Sheet | £9.99 from Aldi

Cooling Double Fitted Sheet
Cooling Double Fitted Sheet

Whether you sleep with a duvet, a duvet with a lighter tog, a bed sheet or nothing layered on top, a bed sheet on the base of the mattress is essential. Not only does it protect the mattress underneath, but it also adds a comfortable layer for you to rest on, and, with Aldi's creation, helps to cool you down when the temperature soars. Aldi's fitted sheets come in a range of sizes and colours, to fit every bed type. They're made from a cotton and tencel blend, combined with cooling technology to ensure you don't overheat during your snooze.

Emma Original Hybrid mattress | £454.35 (Was £699) from Emma Mattress

Emma Original Hybrid mattress (Emma Mattress)
Emma Original Hybrid mattress (Emma Mattress)

Firstly, let's start by saying shoppers can get an almighty 35% off all products at Emma Mattress by using the code "EMMADAYS35" at the checkout, which could make a saving of over £200 depending on your purchase. One item on our radar is the new Emma Original Hybrid mattress, which is a combination of foam and spring layers. The tall 12.5cm pocket spring, combined with three layers of Airgocell foam and one layer of extra high resiliency foam, not only provide extra cushioning and support during your sleep, but allows air to flow through the mattress, which works to cool you down in your sleep. It is mid-firm and ideal for those needing more support when they snooze, and with an average of 4.6 out of 5 star rating, this is not a deal to miss out on.

Deep Sleep Pillow Spray | £19.50 from This Works

Deep sleep pillow spray
Deep sleep pillow spray

If changing your sleep set-up sounds like too much hassle, then an affordable sleep spray could do the trick. This top-rated pillow spray contains soothing scents of lavender, camomile and vetiver, to calm the mind and body to aid your sleep. All you have to do is spray on your pillow or around you before settling down for the night. A whopping 97% of shoppers claimed it helped them sleep better, while one happy customer said: "The first time I used this I was amazed at how deeply I slept."

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