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
To buy: $84; amazon.com
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.
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
To buy: $70; 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.
Parachute Linen Sheet Set
To buy: $169 for a queen set; parachutehome.com
These 100% European flax linen sheets may have a casual, lived-in look, but they have a luxury feel that will make you never want to leave your bed. Plus, they’re great for warm or cool sleepers—in case your partner runs hot and you run cold.
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
To buy: $35 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 $35 for a queen, you get a full set of high-quality, breathable sheets at a bargain price.
L.L.Bean 280-Thread-Count Pima Cotton Percale Sheet Set
To buy: $149 for a queen set; llbean.com
These sheets are 100% Pima cotton, a type of cotton known for its softness. The percale weave stays cool to the touch.
Martha Stewart Collection Cotton Percale 400 Thread Count Solid and Print Sheet Set Collection
To buy: $98 for a 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.