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Best cooling sheets
Suffer from night sweats? Whether you're going through menopause, are suffering from an illness, or simply just run hot, then night sweats can wreck havoc on your sleep cycle. Thankfully, the simple task of switching out your sheets can help improve your rest by keeping you cool and dry throughout the night.
Sleep experts recommend choosing natural fibers like cotton and bamboo, or sheets made from high-tech wicking fabrics that pull sweat away from your skin and dry quickly (similar to your workout clothes). And although you've undoubtedly heard that luxurious high-thread-count sheets will keep you dancing through dreamland, it turns out their tighter weave makes them less breathable. The National Sleep Foundation recommends a thread count of 200 to 400.
Sleep better tonight with these 15 editor-approved cooling sheet sets.
Bedgear Performance Dri-Tec Sheets
$229 for a queen set; bedgear.com
A Health Best Home Buys 2017 award-winner, Bedgear's Dri-Tec sheets are made from the same breathable, moisture-wicking synthetic materials used in sportswear. The mesh hems and sidewalls increase airflow, keeping you comfortable all night. These sheets are also wrinkle- and odor-resistant, and come in six colors.
L.L. Bean 280-Thread-Count Pima Cotton Percale Sheets
$60-65 total for a queen set; purchase each item separately at llbean.com
These sheets are 100% Pima cotton, a type of cotton known for its softness. The percale weave stays cool to the touch.
Royal Velvet 400tc Wrinkle Guard Sheets
$70 for a queen set; jcpenney.com
Wrap yourself in luxury with sheets that are 100% cotton sateen and absorb moisture without ever feeling damp. A fiber treatment prevents wrinkling for a bed that looks magazine-level perfect.
Nine Space Bamboo Viscose Sheets
Bamboo, which is a renewable resource, can be woven into bed sheets. These 100% bamboo viscose sheets are breathable, quick-drying, and are naturally anti-microbial so they won't smell. This set comes in five spa-like hues.
Featherweight Batiste Bedding Ensemble Sheets
$307 total for the queen set; purchase each item separately at cuddledown.com
These 100% combed cotton sheets have a batiste weave, which makes them extraordinarily lightweight. The airy fabric helps prevent hot nights, and dries quickly when do you do get sweaty.
Martha Stewart Collection 300-Thread Count Cotton Sateen Sheets
$87 total for the queen set; purchase each item separately at macys.com
Extra soft to touch with a wrinkle free finish, these 100% cotton sheets also have a 20-inch deep pocket so they can fit pillow-top and extra-thick mattresses.
Eileen Fisher Washed Linen Collection Sheets
$374 total for the queen set; purchase each item separately at garnethill.com
In the summer, people wear linen because it's light and breathable. The same applies to sheets. Linen wrinkles big time, so if you like a smooth bed, these might not be right for you, but if you can get past the imperfect look, then this set gets softer with age and washing.
Westin At Home 300 Thread Count Luxe Flat Sheet
$285 total for the queen set; purchase each item separately at nordstrom.com
Bring the comfort of the hotel to your own bedroom. These sheets are made from 100% Egyptian cotton, which is super-soft to the touch. Plus, as the sun beats you're your bedroom all day, the lighter-colored sheets will absorb less heat than darker ones would, so they'll be cool when you tuck in.
Simple & Opulence 100% Linen Sheet Set
$160 for the king set; amazon.com
Enjoy a deep, comfortable sleep in 100% linen sheets. Made from flax, they absorb moisture, dry quickly, and are hypoallergenic.
Silky Soft Bamboo Cotton Sheet Set
$80 for a queen set; amazon.com
The blend of cotton and bamboo suits hot sleepers in all temperatures. Bonus for those with allergies: this fabric is resistant to dust mites.
Threshold Performance Sheet Set
$43 for a queen set; target.com
Available in array of patterns and colors, you're bound to find a set that suits your style. And at just $50 for a queen, you get a full set of high-quality, breathable sheets at a bargain price.
Liz Claiborne 300tc Liquid Cotton Sheet Set
$85 for a queen set; purchase each item separately at jcpenney.com
These sheets look and feel like silk, but surprise—they're 100% pima cotton. The extra-fine yarn provides an unbelievably smooth feel. The extra-long staple content is extremely absorbent, and will keep you cool until morning.
400 Thread Count Sheet Set
$99 for queen set; nordstrom.com
These sheets are a bargain, but they don't sacrifice on quality. This 100% cotton sateen set comes in six different hues.
Martha Stewart Collection Wild Blossoms 300 Thread Count Percale Sheet
$98 for the queen set; macys.com
Not into solid sheets? Try a floral pattern. This set offers a soft touch and a percale weave that stays cool and feels light.
Threshold Percale Sheet Set
$15 for the queen set; target.com
Keep you cool at night with these crisp percale bed linens made from 100% cotton. They come in a range of colors and patterns so you can be sure to find the perfect style for your room.