A good night’s sleep will not only improve your mood the next morning, but it will also improve your health. Sleep is important for the body since it gives it the opportunity to repair, and it gives your brain a chance to process whatever happened during the day. If your bed is too hot then it can affect your quality of sleep. Cooling blankets will help to regulate the temperature better so that you can sleep for longer without waking up. This guide will look into what cooling blankets are, how they can help, and whether you would really want to buy one. I look at the tech in cooling blankets!
What is a Cooling Blanket?
A cooling blanket is a specially designed type of blanket to keep you cool. There are several different types of cooling blankets available, but most of them work in the same way. Blankets made from bamboo are extremely popular since the lightweight fabric allows the skin to breathe whilst still offering the security and comfort of a blanket covering you.
What do Cooling Blankets do?
They are designed to help you to stay cooler while you are sleeping. If you often wake up in a hot sweat or find it uncomfortable to sleep during the summer months, then a cooling blanket would be ideal. Most people like to sleep with something covering them, even when it’s hot. So one of these lightweight blankets is an ideal way to cover up and stay cool.
Types of Cooling Blankets
There are a few different types of cooling blankets that work in different ways. These include:
- AC Blankets
- Lightweight Bamboo Blankets
- Linin Blankets
- Weighted Blankets
How Do They Work?
These blankets work in a few ways. Firstly they allow your body to cool itself naturally. Your body naturally regulates its temperature by sweating. A lightweight bamboo fibre blanket will permit your body to sweat and for this sweat to evaporate. Also, these blankets are made from materials that stay cooler than the ambient temperature in the room.
AC blankets work in a similar way to the air conditioner in your home or office. They are plugged into electricity and work as heat pumps. They extract heat from your body and pump it out into the environment. AC blankets are very effective and work in even very hot temperatures. However, as they are using electricity they can be very expensive to run.
Examples of Best Products
Whichever one you use, you must make sure that it is the right size for your bed. The best products are available in multiple sizes suitable for Single, Double, King, and Super King size beds. The best types of cooling blankets are the ones that do not require electricity to run. Electronic cooling blankets are effective, but their running costs are fairly high.
My personal favourite cooling blankets are bamboo ones, these are made from all-natural materials, are environmentally friendly, and are very effective. The Dangtop for example is made from bamboo and is always around 3 degrees lower than the environment.
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