The power of a good night’s sleep cannot be overstated. Sleep is essential for immunity, clear skin (hence “beauty sleep”), stable energy levels, and cognitive function. Waking up refreshed sets the tone for a good day, allowing you to tackle whatever life throws at you.
Unfortunately, the quest for rest is so often elusive. Neighbors are loud. Dogs bark. Babies need attention. Your phone calls out to you from the nightstand, imploring you to check Twitter at 2am – just in case you missed something. And sometimes… it’s your sheets. Scratchy, synthetic, overly hot, and just generally uncomfortable – bad bedding can keep you up at night and lock you into a cycle of sleep deprivation.
Soft, hotel-quality sheets, on the other hand, can make a crucial difference in your sleep health. We tested over two dozen bedding sets for comfort, durability, materials, temperature regulation, and reviews.
5 sheets rose to the top, giving us a blissful (and much-needed) night’s sleep.
Hot sleepers, rejoice! Sijo’s sheets are the absolute best in the game for a cool, comfortable sleep. They’re made from TENCEL™ Lyocell – “the fancy name for eucalyptus fibers,” as their website explains – which is inherently more cooling and moisture-wicking than cotton. Other perks? The sheets are hypoallergenic and bacteria-resistant – safe for sensitive skin and a no-fly-zone for dust, mites, and mold. All that, and buttery-soft, too! Sijo gives you effortlessly cozy sleep, without breaking a sweat.
We never thought “crisp” was an adjective we’d seek out in our sheets, but Brooklinen showed us the light. The beloved bedding brand, with 100,000+ rave reviews, has created a quintessential hotel-style sheet – soft and smooth, but still super lightweight, thanks to the magic of percale. Don’t let the relatively low thread count (270) fool you. These sheets are comfortable, breathable, and get even better with washing.
Speaking of getting better with washing, let’s talk about linen. Made from European flax, Parachute linen “starts soft and only gets softer.” They have a touch of elegance that other materials can only hope to achieve. If you’re trying linen sheets for the first time, it may take a minute to adjust to the texture, but you’ll soon be converted. With Parachute’s gorgeous array of colors, your bed becomes both a safe haven and chic conversation piece.
Sometimes you want the breathability of cotton, with the luxe feel of satin. Avocado gives you the best of both worlds. Made from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton, with a sateen finish, these sheets are delightfully silky. And, as an added benefit you didn’t know you needed, they’re naturally wrinkle-resistant, so your bed will always look perfect.
Yes, we included two sateens on this list, but Ettitude deserves a spot for giving us silky-smooth sheets with all the benefits of bamboo. You might expect this material to feel scratchy or fibrous, but you’d be wrong. Ettitude’s sheets are supremely soft – comparable to 1,000 thread count cotton sheets, but far more sustainable. Manufacturing their signature set uses 500x less water and produces 52% less CO2 than cotton.