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.
1. The Overall Best Silk Best Sheets
The price tag may seem steep, but this set is overall the best deal you're going to find a silk sheets. Not only does this set come complete with a flat sheet, a fitted sheet, and two pillowcases, but they're 100 percent Mulberry silk, have a 400 tread count, and 19 momme. They're available in twin, queen, and king and come in a few neutral colors including silver (shown), black, and white.
2. A Mulberry Silk Flat Sheet With 22 Momme For Superior Durability
This single 100 percent mulberry silk sheet has a thread count of 600 and a momme of 22 which means its denser weave better protects the luster, sheen, and durability of the silk fibers. It's hypoallergenic, naturally dyed, and great for wicking away excess moisture for a cooler night sleep. There are several color and size options available to fit any bed or decor.
3. This 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!"
4. This 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.
5. These 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 full, queen, or king sized beds, and has 14 color options.
6. These 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.
7. This 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 twin, full, queen, and king sized beds, and allows you to choose between a 15-inch mattress and a 17-inch one.
8. This Fitted Sheet That Prevents Mites And Bacteria
For those looking to keep dust mites and allergens in check, the LilySilk fitted sheet is a great start. In addition to production methods that avoid the use of harmful chemicals, this 19-momme material is also resistant to bacteria, mold, fungus, and dust mites.
9. This 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.
10. This Mulberry Silk Comforter To Complete Any Set
This Silk Camel duvet has over a hundred reviews because it's filled with long-strand Mulberry silk and encased in a 100-percent cotton shell. The soft, fluffy, and lightweight texture is a great addition to any silk set because it keeps you cool and refreshed. One reviewer writes, "I absolutely love this comforter ... It has a super soft and luxurious feel and doesn't get hot at all."
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