crate training

Hey guys i love this forum...looking for some advise for our new puppy Lego....he is almost 4 months old now. we have kept the crate next to our bed and lately he is having a really hard time settling...unable to get comfortable and seems to be really hot (always panting)...whenever we move an inch he is awake and starts to whine wanting to get out!
We think its time to move the crate to another location...maybe downstairs (finished basement) as the crate is extra large and would be too big for livingroom
any advise greatly appreciated!