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.
To buy: $249;
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.
Bedgear Performance Dri-Tec Sheets
$229 for a queen set;
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
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
$130 for a full 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
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
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
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.
Simple & Opulence 100% Linen Sheet Set
$160 for the king set;
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;
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
$35 for a queen set;
Available in array of patterns and colors, you're bound to find a set that suits your style. And at just $35 for a queen, you get a full set of high-quality, breathable sheets at a bargain price.
400 Thread Count Sheet Set
$99 for queen set;
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 400 Thread Count Percale Sheet
$98 for the queen set;
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 Vintage Washed Percale Sheet Set
$46 for the queen set;
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.