The Best Sheets to Keep You Cool All Night Long
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.
Brooklinen Linen Core Sheet Set
To buy: $249; brooklinen.com
It's hard to top this linen sheet set from up-and-coming brand Brooklinen. You'll get a flat sheet, fitted sheet, and two pillowcases, all in the brand's supersoft Belgian flax (woven in Portugal) that's been stonewashed so it feels oh-so-comfy on skin, never scratchy.
Alterra Pure Organic Cotton Sheet Set
To buy: $150 for a queen set; amazon.com
These sustainable, organic cotton bed sheets are minimalist, but still look way more elevated than your basic white or gray bedding. Constructed with a crisp and cool percale weave, they’re perfect for hot sleepers and will keep you cool all night long. Tip: Wash and dry them twice before using, and they will continue to soften as they are laundered.
Parachute Percale Sheet Set
To buy: $129 for a queen set; parachutehome.com
Made of 100% Egyptian cotton, these luxurious percale sheets are lightweight, breathable, and cool to the touch. The set comes without a top sheet for a cooler and less restricted night sleep. After washing, use wool dryer balls instead of dryer sheets to soften the fabric.
Nine Space Bamboo Viscose Sheets
PeachSkinSheets Night Sweats Sheet Set
To buy: $80 for a queen set; amazon.com
With over 500 five-star reviews, it’s no surprise that these athletic-grade, breathable synthetic poly fiber sheets are a hit with hot sleepers. Not only are they moisture-wicking, but they’re also anti-microbial and hypoallergenic, making them a safe option for even sensitive skin.
Royal Hotel Silky Soft Bamboo Queen Cotton Sheet Set
Parachute Linen Sheet Set
Brooklinen Classic Core Sheet Set
To buy: $129 for a queet set; brooklinen.com
Light and airy percale sheets will soften over time and get better with every wash (just like a great pair of jeans). Plus, your entire bed will feel like the cool side of the pillow. Score! This Classic Core set includes a fitted and flat sheet, as well as two pillowcases so you'll have your bedding basics covered.
Threshold Performance Sheet Set
L.L.Bean 280-Thread-Count Pima Cotton Percale Sheet Set
Martha Stewart Collection Cotton Percale 400 Thread Count Solid and Print Sheet Set Collection
West Elm 300-Thread-Count SLEEPSMART 37.5 Sheet Set
To buy: $179 for a queen set; westelm.com
Smart fabric is definitely something you need in the bedroom. This 37.5 performance fabric prevents humidity and wicks away moisture while you snooze, using activated carbon from natural coconut shell fibers. It continuously adjusts during the night and works with your body’s need for more or less warmth, so you don’t wake up with the sweats.