You can have the most gorgeous, soft, and silky bed sheets known to man, but if you're sneezing and coughing all night because of allergies, those beautiful sheets are not going to help give you a good night's sleep. Here's what will: the best hypoallergenic sheets, which are made from
natural materials like cotton, bamboo, and eucalyptus or a synthetic material with a tight weave that resists allergens.
Paying attention to fabrics is crucial when it comes to shopping for hypoallergenic sheets. Some cotton sheets, and especially organic cotton, are
free of pesticides and chemicals are not used in their production, which reduces the chance that they will kick up allergies, though cotton cons are that they wrinkle and can shrink in hot dryers, so extra care is needed to keep them in good shape. Choose cotton sheets that are GOTS-certified or meet OEKO-TEX standards to ensure they’ve been tested for chemicals. Bamboo is another natural fabric that is hypoallergenic, safe for sensitive skin, and breathable, though it is prone to wrinkles and more expensive than cotton. Newer on the scene, eucalyptus sheets are eco-friendly, hypoallergenic, antifungal, and antibacterial, as well as cooling and less prone to wrinkles than cotton or bamboo, but are also more expensive than cotton.
Synthetic microfiber sheets, which are usually the most affordable of all of these options, can also be hypoallergenic, but the trade-off is that they
aren’t as breathable as natural fabrics. No matter which fabric you choose, a tight weave like sateen or percale is preferable if you have allergies because it creates a barrier against dust mites.
Whether you need super
affordable bed sheets or bed sheets to keep you cool at night, you'll find them here. What won't you find? Sheets that attract allergens and hold on to them for dear life. Your nights are about to become a lot more restful. 1 These 100% Cotton Sheets With A Sateen Weave
Designed with natural 100% cotton and a tight, lustrous sateen weave, this popular
sheet set is hypoallergenic, cool, breathable, and passes OEKO-TEX standards, which means it has been independently tested to ensure it meets environmental standards. The four-piece set has earned more than 58,000 reviews on Amazon and is described as medium in thickness. It includes a flat sheet, an elasticized fitted sheet that can accommodate mattresses with up to 16-inch deep pockets, and two standard pillowcases. It comes in eight mattress sizes and 31 colors and prints that include leopard and plaid. Helpful Review: “[...] I absolutely love them. They are so comfortable and they wash up great with very little wrinkling. I'm thinking about upgrading to a king-size bed, and this is where I will come to buy all my new sheets!” • Mattress Sizes: twin, twin XL, full, queen, queen short, king, California king, split king 2 An Organic Cotton Sheet Set In A Crisp Percale Weave
If you love 100%
cotton sheets, but prefer a cooling, crisp set to one that is more lustrous, these percale cotton sheets are the hypoallergenic pick for you. These GOTS-certified sheets (which means they meet global organic textile standards and are grown without pesticides or chemicals) are made from 100% organic cotton and the set includes a flat sheet, an elasticized fitted sheet for mattresses up to 14 inches deep, and two standard pillowcases. This set has more than 6,000 reviews and comes in nine colors. Helpful Review: “Loved it. Great value for this cost. I have tried other expensive sheets as well but these are better and give great comfort. I honestly can feel the difference in softness. These are Super soft and I will certainly order these sheets again. Without [a] doubt, [the] best out there.” • Mattress Sizes: twin, twin XL, full, queen, king, California king 3 This 100% Bamboo Sheet Set
It’s unusual to find a
sheet set made with 100% bamboo, but these hit the mark. They are designed from 100% bamboo viscose fiber and are hypoallergenic, naturally moisture-wicking, and ideal for sensitive skin. The set includes a fitted sheet with an elastic band that fits mattresses with up to 16-inch deep pockets, a flat sheet, and two standard pillow cases. These have a high 4.5-star rating and more than 39,000 reviews and they come in 11 colors. Helpful Review: “Suffering from severe insomnia, we are trying to change everything that we possibly can about my sleeping environment. I bought these after hearing the benefits of bamboo-related products. This sheet set (includes 1 full, 1 flat, 2 pillow cases) has to be one of the softest sets I've ever slept on. The fabric has a slick, silky feel to it. It stays quite cool and doesn't make you sweaty. I've slept rather well on these and don't even notice that they are underneath me. These sheets are great. I would love to have a few more sets.” • Mattress Sizes: twin, twin XL, full, queen, king, California king 4 These Soft Sheets Made With Bamboo And Microfiber
It's one thing (a pretty great thing) to own a set of luxury bamboo sheets that will never aggravate your allergies and are an enemy to dust mites everywhere. Add a cooling component, and you've got yourself the best luxury
hypoallergenic bamboo sheets imaginable. This four-piece set is made with a high 40% bamboo rayon and 60% microfiber, which helps make them resistant to wrinkles and softens them a bit.
The regenerated cellulose fiber from rayon helps regulate your body temperature, so you'll be kept cool throughout the night. The tough, quality sheets come in 16 colors and the set includes a deep-pocket fitted sheet that fits mattresses up to 16 inches deep, a flat sheet, and two standard pillowcases. Avoid pilling by making sure you wash them in cold water and dry them in low heat.
If you’re searching for even more colors, check out
this bamboo blend sheet set that comes in 40 colors. Helpful Review: “[...] It's surprisingly difficult to find bamboo material, which is great for wicking away moisture and is a natural anti-microbial material, so someone suggested looking for sheets. These sheets are really soft against overly sensitive skin [...]” • Mattress Sizes: twin, full, queen, king, California king 5 A Sustainable Set Of Eucalyptus Sheets
This unique set of
eucalyptus Lyocell sheets are USDA-certified biobased and are derived from trees that are renewably grown without pesticides and chemicals. These naturally hypoallergenic sheets are designed with a tight sateen weave and the set includes a fitted sheet that can fit mattresses up to 20 inches deep, a flat sheet, and two standard pillowcases. These highly rated sheets are described as soft, temperature regulating, and resistant to static. They come in 11 colors. Helpful Review: “[...] I thought I owned soft sheets but boy was I wrong. These sheets are ridiculously soft and extremely breathable. I love them so much that I got my family to jump the bandwagon and now we are loyal customers. [...]” • Mattress Sizes: twin, twin xl, full, queen, king, California king 6 These Microfiber Sheets With A Cult Following
If a set of
hypoallergenic bed sheets could win the "most popular" vote, it would go to this four-piece brushed microfiber set by Mellanni. With more than 300,000 mostly amazing reviews and a high rating, these sheets score major points for being as soft as silk, more durable than cotton, and for keeping allergy sufferers sneeze-free throughout the night. They're resistant to dust mites, hold up after countless spins in the washing machine and dryer, and won't wrinkle, fade, or stain.
Also consider that these are an amazing set of sheets that look far more polished than they have any right to, given their affordable price. Not only can you score them in 44 colors and designs (like elegant quatrefoil), but they're also available in a wide range of sizes that include split king and twin XL.
Helpful Review: “[These are] the best sheets ever. My kids have heavy allergies and were itching all the time. I purchased this after reading that the sheets were hypoallergenic and cool sheets. [...] I am completely satisfied.” • Mattress Sizes: twin, full, queen, king, California king, split king (extra deep pocket sheets also available) 7 These Extra Deep Pocket Microfiber Sheets
There's affordable — and then there's so super affordable, you should probably buy these
hypoallergenic bed sheets in multiple colors — especially if you have an extra-deep mattress. This six-piece set, which includes a deep-pocketed fitted sheet with all-around elastic that can fit mattresses between 18 and 24-inches deep, is made from soft, anti-allergen microfiber, which feels smooth and soft and washes like a dream (no wrinkles, no ironing — no complaints there). The set also includes a flat sheet and four standard pillowcases. These sheets have more than 58,000 reviews and come in 19 colors. Helpful Review: “[...] these sheets, not only are they amazingly soft to the touch (and they don't pill since I washed and dried right after opening them), they are warm but keep me cool the whole night. I've had the best sleep this week that I've had in months. I've never known this possible. [...]” • Mattress Sizes: twin, twin xl, full, queen, king, California king, split king
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This article was originally published on
March 8, 2018