For tons of people (myself included), the bedroom is their sanctuary. It's the place where you recharge your body, watch your favorite shows, and forget about a particularly rough day at work. The best silk sheets can make your room infinitely more luxurious and sophisticated, but it's a big investment, so it's worth a little research beforehand.
First, the benefits: Silk is an all natural material made by the larvae of silkworms. Because of that, silk has proteins and amino acids that are great for your hair and skin, and can help to evenly distribute your body's natural oils leaving your skin soft and moisturized. It's also hypoallergenic, meaning that those with eczema, asthma, or allergies often find it much easier to sleep. Finally, it's breathable and cooling, so if your body temperature rises at night, silk sheets can help you stay fresh and comfortable.
It's also important to understand certain terminology while shopping for silk sheets. Mulberry is the highest quality of silk available, because it's produced by worms that are only fed mulberry leaves. Charmeuse is a particular weaving tactic that creates a shiny finish on one side and a dull finish on the other. Momme refers to the weight of the silk in 100 yards, and ranges from six to 30. For bedding, 19 momme is considered the best combination of strength, quality, and affordability. Check out these great sheet sets that use all of the aforementioned and more.
1These Best Sheets That Reviewers Say Are They Best They've Ever Owned
These OOSilk Mulberry Charmeuse silk sheets have the highest rating on Amazon compared to all the competitors. In addition to coming in 14 different colors, five different sizes, and a set of four, they're also hypoallergenic and naturally dyed, so they'll never fade. "This is the 4th set of silk sheets I have purchased, and definitely the best. I love sleeping in them!" wrote one reviewer.
2This Single Flat Sheet To Keep You Covered In The Summer
If you're just looking for some light coverage in the summer months, there's the OroseSilk Fitted Sheet. It's naturally seamless, free of harmful chemicals and artificial dyes, and significantly more affordable than buying an entire set.
3This Fitted Sheet To Make Your Mattress Extra Cool And Breathable
If you're on a budget, consider the this Taihu Snow fitted sheet. It just comes with one piece, but it's made from 100 percent pure Mulberry silk to make your mattress especially cool and breathable throughout the night. "The life of luxury!" comments one reviewer. "Absolutely the best bed sheet I've slept on anywhere on Earth!"
4This Handmade Set That Prevents Damage To The Material During Manufacturing
Because they're seamless and have deep pockets, this four piece Orose Charmeuse Mulberry silk sheet set is extremely luxurious and smooth. They're also handmade to prevent damage to the material, which is why reviewers call them "very soft and very comfortable." They come in five sizes, multiple colors, and are very simple to care for.
5These Embroidered Sheets That Stay Cool All Night
Reviewers say that this four piece THXSILK silk sheets set is surprisingly thick and beautiful with its embroidered design on the flat sheet, but it still manages to stay cool and breathable all night long. It's made from the highest grade Mulberry silk, available for queen or king sized beds, and has 14 color options.
6These Sheets That Are 19 Momme And Machine Washable
After buying these LILYSILK pure silk sheets, people say that they "never want to get out of bed." They're made from 19 momme Mulberry silk filling, and they're machine washable in lukewarm or cold water. There are also tons of color and size options to choose from.
7This Set That's Made For Mattresses Of Different Thicknesses
This Mulberry Park Silks sheet set is 100 percent pure and comes with one fitted sheet with deep pockets, one flat sheet, and two pillowcases. It's made for both queen and king sized beds, but allows you to choose between a 15-inch mattress and a 17-inch one.
8This Fitted Sheet And Pillowcase Set That Prevents Mites And Bacteria
This Luxuer silk bedding set comes with a fitted sheet and two pillowcases. It's got a gorgeous sheen and a "soft, gentle, smooth, yet comfortable" feel, according to reviewers. They're great for protecting your hair and skin, as well as preventing dust mites and bacteria.
9This Convenient Set With Envelope Pillowcases And A Dryer-Safe Design
Because they're made with a charmeuse weave, these Celestial Silk sheets are especially smooth and luxurious. The pillowcases have side envelopes to stop the pillows from sliding out, and they can be dried on a delicate cycle, making them one of the most convenient options.
10This Mulberry Silk Comforter To Complete Any Set
This Dreamland Comfort silk comforter has over a hundred reviews because it's filled with 100 percent Mulberry silk, it's soft and fluffy, and it's machine washable. It's a great addition to any silk set because it keeps you cool and refreshed in any season. One reviewer even wrote, "I actually have purchased 5 of these duvets... They are spectacular."
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