With cooler weather headed our way, your mind may be on new boots and jackets. But, while you're shopping for cold weather essentials, don't forget one that will get you through those long, snowy nights. The best sheets for winter will make your bed more comfortable and transform it into a warm sanctuary all winter long, no matter the weather outside.
Most people keep the same type of linens on their beds throughout the year — but if you follow the same rules you would for clothing, this doesn't make much sense. Just as you wouldn't wear wool on a hot summer day or a linen dress in December, changing your bed sheets to suit the season can keep you warmer and cozier for longer — which translates to better quality sleep.
When it comes to fabrics that are better for wintertime, fleece is always an obvious choice, but it turns out cotton is a great option, too — it actually provides great temperature control. Silk is a luxurious choice that isn't recommended for warm weather because it traps and retains heat — so if you don't consider yourself a sweaty sleeper, don't require sheets that keep you cool all night, and want to go all out, silk sheets are a treat for winter. And don't be afraid to experiment with heavier materials like flannel or even wool — there's no better time than winter to snuggle up under these fabrics.
Stock up on the best bed sheets for winter now and you'll be ready way before the first snowfall.
1. Heavyweight Fleece Sheets That Won't Pill
One of the biggest complaints about fleece is that it pills too quickly — but you won't have to worry about that with these incredibly soft, pill-resistant, 100 percent fleece sheets. This set, which includes a fitted sheet, flat sheet, and pillowcase, comes in every size from twin to king. One reviewer who says these sheets are "SO SOFT" even bought five sets. They're available in 11 colors and patterns.
2. Velvet Flannel Sheets That Are Warm & Luxurious
Ready to treat yourself like you're a member of royalty? Then look no further than these velvet flannel sheets, made in Portugal from 190-gram flannel that feels smooth and luxurious, but washes and dries in your machine like ordinary cotton (because who has time to take sheets to the dry cleaner?). These sheets, fitted sheets, and pillowcases fit Queen, King, and California King mattresses and come in 11 gorgeous shades and prints, including Floral Amethyst (shown here).
These sheets are so in demand they have more than 3,500 reviews. One writes that these won't make it any easier to get out of bed in the morning: "Super thick, sturdy construction, and oh, so soft. A truly exceptional price for sheets of this weight and quality. I have no doubt they will last a very long time. I love them so much I just bought another set."
3. An Affordable Set Of 'Durable' Flannel Sheets That Fit All Mattress Sizes
Sheets can be expensive — especially if you're in the market for warm, plush sheets made from quality material. This 4-piece flannel sheets set is relatively affordable and includes a flat sheet, fitted sheet, and two pillowcases made from 100 percent cotton. These sheets fit all mattress sizes, from twin to California King, and come in seven colors and designs. Expect them to be lighter than other flannel sheets, according to reviewers (which can work if you are a hot sleeper), but soft and durable.
4. Fun Cotton Flannel Sheets With Winter Prints
These lightweight cotton flannel sheets are warm and toasty, but also breathable and perfect for snuggling by a fire. These are deep pocket sheets that fit mattresses up to 17 inches deep, they come in twin through king sizes, and they're fade, stain, and shrink resistant. But the best thing about these bed sheets is that they actually look like winter — you can choose among 17 prints and designs that include snowmen, penguins, Blue Nordic, and various plaids.
5. Micro Polar Fleece Sheets That Are A Great Alternative To Wool For Sensitive Skin
If you have sensitive skin, there's a good chance you react to fabrics like wool. This micro polar fleece bed sheet set is ideal for delicate skin types because, although it's similar to wool in that it keeps you warm on cold night, it's lightweight, soft, and hypoallergenic. These wrinkle- and fade-resistant sheets dry quickly after a wash in the machine and come in 12 shades. Reviewers say these sheets are soft and silky, hold up well in the wash, and that they're ideal if you love polar fleece, but need sheets that are slightly lighter to prevent sweating.
6. Lush & Extravagant Silk Sheets That Adjust To Your Body Temperature
These 100 percent mulberry charmeuse silk bed sheets are the real deal — the ultimate in luxurious comfort that retain heat and keep you warm on the coldest night. Hypoallergenic mulberry silk actually adapts to your body temperature and cools you down if the heat in your house is making you sweat, but swaddles you in warmth when a chill kicks in. These sheets are free of chemicals and come in nine vibrant shades that are naturally dyed.
Nearly every reviewer was impressed with the quality of these sheets. One customer said she couldn't believe she invested in these sheets — until she tried them and realized they're worth every penny, especially during the winter. "With winter here I can drop my thermostat at night and crawl under this with the down comforters on top," she wrote. "The only problem is getting out of bed. They are every bit as warm as flannel sheets without all the lint to breath in."
7. Heavyweight Egyptian Cotton Flannel Sheets For Seriously Cold Nights
When only the heaviest bed covers will do, this 100 percent Egyptian cotton flannel sheet set provides optimum levels of warmth and a smooth, soft fabric that is hypoallergenic, antibacterial, and resistant to dust mites. These classic red plaid sheets also come in solid colors and prints and, according to one reviewer, are "so soft and comfortable its hard not to fall asleep when you're wrapped in them. The perfect weight and feel for these cool winter nights."
8. Microplush Fleece Sheets So Warm They Might Lower Your Heating Bill
A cross between a plush fleece blanket and soft, smooth sheets, these fleece microplush sheets are just the thing you pull out when an Arctic freeze is headed toward your neck of the woods. They come in 11 shades, fit full through California King mattresses, and (despite being incredibly warm), are surprisingly lightweight.
"The feel is extremely important to me and these exceeded my expectations," one reviewer wrote. "It has been an abnormally cold winter and these really saved me (and my electricity bill!). purchased some for my mom and the guest room as well!"
9. An Organic, Eco-Friendly Cotton Sheet Set That Works With Your Body Temperature
If you aren't interested in investing in a separate set of sheets or live in a place where the temperature can be unpredictable, these organic cotton sheets are a great choice — one that adjusts to your body temperature and can be used year round. These have a high tensile strength, which means they're durable and less likely to tear, and you can feel good about making an eco-friendly purchase that is ethically manufactured.
10. Classic 650-Thread Count Egyptian Cotton Sheets
If you prefer classic styles that hold up during any season of the year, but also do a stellar job of warming you up, these 100 percent Egyptian cotton sheets are a cut above the rest. They fit all mattress sizes, including Olympic Queen and Split King, come in 17 shades to suit all bedroom decor, and have a 650-thread count that makes them a quality choice.
One reviewer writes: "This is a very nice sheet set. The color is subtle and sophisticated. The fabric has a wonderful, silky texture — even after multiple washings. The corners of the fitted sheet fit snugly and well over my extra-deep mattress edges — unlike other fitted sheets that pop-off the edge of the mattress."
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