When it comes to getting a better night's sleep, there are many tricks you can try to sleep more deeply. But nothing — not even the most technologically advanced eyewear on the planet — will work if you continually wake up drenched in sweat. Fortunately, the best cooling bed sheets can help sweaty sleepers wake up feeling fresher.
Whether you live in an apartment where the heat is kept at a balmy 98 degrees at all times, reside in the most humid place on earth (I'm looking at you, Florida), or simply have a high body temperature and are so smoking hot that you require cooler sleeping arrangements, the solution might just be bed sheets that stay crisp and cool, even when you're not.
Cool bed sheets are made with natural fibers that are breathable and can prevent perspiration or feature moisture-wicking fabrics that whisk your sweat away faster than you can produce it — so you'll stay dry through the night. Considering that the ideal temperature for sleep is between 60 and 67 degrees, it stands to reason that sleeping with sheets that keep you cool can make your bed feel less like a sauna is a very good idea.
These 10 amazing cooling bed sheets will help stop you from overheating, so you can get a better night's sleep.
1Eco-Friendly, Soft Bamboo Sheets
Bamboo is one of the most breathable and lightweight fabrics, and these bamboo bed sheets won't disappoint when it comes to providing luxuriously plush and soft sheets that feel like a feather over the body. These sheets, which come in Twin, Full, Queen, King, and California King sizes, are hypoallergenic, stain-resistant, and won't wrinkle in the dryer. Choose from 12 shades that include navy blue, purple, gold, and goes-with-everything neutrals.
The organic bamboo fiber sheets are eco-friendly, durable, and won't weigh you down on hot nights.
2Moisture-Wicking Sheets With A 1500-Thread Count
If you perspire a lot at night, these moisture-wicking sheets, made with SMART fabric can actually absorb your sweat fast so that you don't feel wet and sticky (which is a surefire way to lose sleep). These breathable 1500-thread count sheets feature deep pockets and are anti-pill, anti-microbial for sensitive skin, and will be free of wrinkles when you pull them out of the dryer — no annoying ironing necessary.
Reviewers who have night sweats say these sheets do such an amazing job of keeping them cool and comfortable that they can't recommend them enough. They come in 18 shades that include rich colors like eggplant, chocolate, and sage green.
3Linen Bed Sheets For A Cooler Night's Sleep
Here's the deal with bamboo bed sheets: if you're a fan of the fabric and don't mind its slightly rough texture, you already know that it's one highly breathable material that holds more moisture than cotton and is incredibly durable. This 4-piece bed sheet set, which comes in 37 shades and fit every bed size from Twin XL to California King, won't fade, shrink, stain, or wrinkle and is hypoallergenic and anti-bacterial.
Thanks to a microfiber blend, these sheets are softer and thinner than other linen sheets and reviewers say they have a "silky cool feeling" and are "soft to the touch."
4Temperature Regulated Viscose Sheets
These temperature regulated 100 percent viscose sheets are cool when you're hot and warm when you're cold (it's almost as if they can read your mind). They're made with 600 thread-count viscose from bamboo and each set provides a flat sheet, fitted sheet with 18" pockets, and two standard pillowcases.
These sheets are soft, eco-friendly, and have natural wicking abilities. One reviewer says these keep her cooler than cotton sheets, while another calls them the "softest, most incredible sheets."
5A Breathable Egyptian Cotton 4-Piece Set
Made with 1600-thread count Egyptian cotton, this four-piece microfiber bed sheet set is breathable, wrinkle and stain resistant, and works with your temperature — when you're cold, it can keep you warm; when you're sweating up a storm, it can keep you cool.
Reviewers call these sheets "comfy," "cozy," and super thin, but durable. The fitted sheet has 15" deep pockets, which means it won't slip and get tangled up in your legs in the middle of the night, and the top sheet has an extra-long overhang on each side of the bed so you'll never have to fight with your partner for more sheet.
6Microfiber Sheets That Keep Moisture Out
A highly rated Amazon bestselling item, Mellani bed sheets are made with 1800-thread count 100 percent brushed microfiber fabric that is both breathable and effective at keeping moisture (and dust mites and allergens) at bay. These hypoallergenic sheets stay cool throughout the night and come in an array of interesting colors like hot pink, persimmon, and coral.
Reviewers say these thin sheets are smooth, silky, and "won't stick to you like other sheets will do."
7Bamboo Sheets With Thermo-Cooling Technology
Softer than cotton and more absorbent than your typical set of sheets, LuxClub bamboo sheets boast moisture wicking fabric and, thanks to thermo-cooling technology, meet the demands of the temperature around them, offering a cooling experience if you're warm in bed. They're made of 40 percent bamboo and 60 percent microfiber, come in myriad shades, and are antibacterial and eco-friendly — bamboo regenerates without chemicals and pesticides and can save more trees.
One reviewer says these sheets are "soft, cool, but provide that comfy layer of just enough warmth to help you drift off into sleep."
8Percale Sheets That Are Cool To The Touch
Don't be fooled by a higher thread count — this doesn't always translate to cooler sheets. These 300-thread count percale sheets are perfect if you sweat or get hot at night because they're made with breathable cotton that stays cool to the touch. Percale sheets are a little stiffer than your standard microfiber sheets, but the upside to that is that they won't cling to your body as you sleep. They're lightweight, cool, crisp, and reviewers say they last a long time.
9Kitten-Soft Sheets That Stay Cool Through The Night
These microfiber Egyptian cotton sheets have a ventilated weave that is hypoallergenic, antimicrobial, and can actually help people with sensitive skin and conditions like eczema wake up less irritated. But let's focus on its cooling powers for a moment: these 1800-thread count sheets are thin, breathable, and cool — one reviewer who says she has "issues regulating heat at night" raved about how these sheets helped. And, if you prefer soft sheets, look no further: one customer says these sheets make her feel like she'd "cuddling the world's biggest kitten."
10Sheets Made From CoolMax Technology Fabric
These smart cool sheets feature Comfort Spaces' proprietary blend of ultra-fine microfiber and moisture wicking CoolMax technology to absorb moisture quickly — and they're breathable enough to allow air in to cool you off. Each set comes with a flat sheet, fitted sheet, and two pillow cases.
These sheets come in four shades: gray, ivory, aqua, and white. Reviewers are torn over whether they can actually keep you from sweating, but those who have experienced success with smart cool sheets say they have helped eliminate the annoyance that comes from waking up in drench sheets.
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