Experts (and Arianna Huffington, of course) believe that the most effective way to improve your day is through a good night’s sleep. So, with Florida's warm-and-getting-warmer tropical nights in mind, we sourced the best bedding we could find to keep you cool. Whether you sleep hot or need a little neck support in the form a cooling pillow, we’ve got you, ahem, covered.
Sleep Number True Temp Pillow
Sleep number wants to get your pillow just right with their cool-to-the-touch True Temp pillow ($99.99), which comes in three shapes based on the way you sleep—side, back or stomach. Patented temperature balancing technology adapts throughout the night, and it removes moisture vapor to resist heat and humidity buildup. It’s also hypoallergenic for sensitive sleepers. (P.S.: Want to know what kind of pillow is right for you? Take Sleep Number's PillowFit Quiz.) Sleep Number, 5077 Fruitville Road, #101, Sarasota, (941) 924-1118.
It’s long past time to ditch that down pillow. Coop Home Goods' Eden pillow (from $69.99) will keep you cool while being kind to your neck and spine. Nice, too, that you can adjust your pillow volume by adding or removing some of the soft, gel-infused filling, which is a blend of cross-cut, gel-infused memory foam and microfiber that produces a cooling effect for a comfy sleep experience. If you purchase one, I highly recommend opening the pillow and hand-testing the amazingly squishy innards (i.e., pillow fill)—it's heavenly. coophomegoods.com
Tempur-Ergo Cooling Neck Pillow
The Tempur-Ergo Cooling Neck Pillow ($129) is the one for those who are committed to a firm pillow. It has a compact, medium profile that’s designed to cradle the neck of back and side sleepers. Plus, it’s crafted with cooling gel technology and comes with a premium high-stretch performance fabric cover. Mattress Firm, 3904 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota (941) 556-8647.
Purple SoftStretch Sheets
Purple says that stretch makes everything comfier, and the company's SoftStretch sheets (from $99.99) ease you into sleep with luxurious movability. Plus, they are also soft, comfortable, moisture-wicking, and breathable, helping to regulate your temperature so you don’t sleep too hot or too cold. And for those of us who are directionally challenged when it comes to making the bed, there’s a surprise bonus is a handy tag that states "Head" or "foot." That means the short end is finally easy to figure out. Finally. purple.com
Buffy Breeze Comforter
It's not cool to wake up hot, so the team at Buffy set out to create the Buffy Breeze (from $179), a super soft comforter that will keep you cool all night thanks to temp-regulating, 100 percent eucalyptus. Plus, the wave-stitching pattern keeps fill in place, not bunched up at the base of your bedding. buffy.co