Fitness

Accessories to keep you cool in the heat of the night


Nix the night sweats with our wrap of the best summer sleep accessories.

The Body+Soul editors are a discerning bunch, so when they recommend the best running shoes, or the sleep aids that actually work, or sustainable swaps that look as good as they feel, we suggest you take note. Each week we’ll be sharing a handpicked list of the best buys for your health and wellness, so keep your eyes peeled for The Edit.

Shut-eye

Snooze for longer with this organic bamboo eye mask that will block out the early morning light without making you sweat.

Shop it: Ettitude Organic Bamboo Eye Mask, $26, at Ettitude

Slip into something comfy

Made from soft suede and quilted satin, these slippers make winding down for sleep something to look forward to.

Shop it: Mara & Mine The Estrella Slipper, $260, at Mara & Mine

Breathable and antibacterial

Made from 100 percent French flax linen, this buttery-soft set is temperature-regulating and breathable. Plus, it’s naturally antibacterial if you’re a sweaty sleeper.

Shop it: Bed Threads Flax Linen Bedding Set, from $230, at Bed Threads

Old-school Egyptian cotton

Good-quality cotton is both breathable and smooth. The two-ply weave in this pillowcase makes it durable enough for seasons to come.

Shop it: Heritage 400TC Luxurious Egyptian Cotton Sateen Pillowcase Pair, $29.95, at Myer

Silky strands

Keep your hair off your neck to stay cool while you sleep. These pure-silk elastics will do the job without damaging your hair.

Shop it: Slip Large Scrunchies, $50 for 3, at Sephora

Sustainable and sweat proof

Not only is bamboo sustainable and softer than cotton or linen, the natural fibres are also hypoallergenic and moisture wicking.

Shop it: Habitat 400TC Bamboo Cotton Pillowcase Pair, $29.95, at Pillow Talk

French lessons

Linen is the best fabric for hot summer nights. As well as being soft and cooling, it’s also super durable and will last for several years, so it’s worth investing in a set or two.

Shop it: Morgan & Finch Milano Linen Sheet Set, from $179.95, at Bed Bath n’ Table (was $299.95)

Cover up

If all else fails, sleeping in the nude is one way to stay cool. Before bed, cover up with a lightweight robe.

Shop it: Gorman Moon River Bathrobe, $119.20, at Gorman (was $149)

Twin set

The elasticated waistband and loose fit on this linen pyjama set makes it not only comfy, but also cute enough to wear to brunch.

Shop it: Deiji Studios Button-Up Two-Piece Pajama Set, $234, at Farfetch

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