There’s truly nothing better than jumping into bed with a new pair of sheets (freshly cleaned, of course).
It’s finding the best set for you, that can be the challenge.
“The right set of sheets sets the stage for your entire sleeping experience,” said Dennis Chan, director of retail product for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.
“When choosing your bedding, investing in durability, design and feel makes all the difference,” Chan told The Post. “Superior bedding will feel great against your skin and will withstand the test of time by maintaining quality night after night. Sheets should also complement your personal style. The bed is the centerpiece of your room after all!”
In an effort to help you find the perfect set of sheets, we sifted through the Internet to find the most well-loved and reviewed options on the market. Whether you’re looking for cooling sheets, comfy jersey sheets or an option with Egyptian cotton, the following brands have it all.
First, we spoke with Karin Sun, textile expert and founder of Crane & Canopy on the different types of sheets to choose from.
- Sateen is a type of weave in cotton material and results in an incredibly soft, silky smooth feel. This is a great choice for most people, just make sure you opt for 100% cotton sateen.
- Percale is another type of cotton weave that is crisp, cool and luxurious, similar to a great classic white button-down shirt. 100% cotton percale is lightweight, durable and only gets softer with time.
- Linen is well known for its breathability, natural cooling effect, and absorbency – it can absorb up to 20% of its weight in moisture, making it a popular all-season fabric choice for warmer climates.
- Jersey knits are stretchy and soft, similar to a T-shirt. Unfortunately, many jersey sheets are cotton-synthetic blends which I’d avoid, but 100% cotton jersey is a better option.
- 100% Bamboo Rayon is a great choice for hot sleepers, as it wicks moisture, reduces humidity and stretches, all while staying extremely soft.
Overall, Sun recommends you “opt for the highest-quality sheets within your price range but don’t break the bank, or worry too much about ultra-high thread counts. A higher thread count is not necessarily better!”
“The ideal thread count is typically 300 to 430 and for a premium material like 100% cotton, this will provide the best quality, feel and durability for the price. Choose natural fibers and avoid polyester and polyester-cotton blend fabrics,” Sun told The Post. “Aside from being less durable and long-lasting, these synthetic materials are much less breathable and often cause you to overheat while sleeping.”
For more bedding recommendations to shop during Sleep Week 2023 and beyond, check out our guides on the best duvets, pillows, throw blankets and weighted blankets.
Brooklinen’s bestselling Luxe Sheets have quite literally taken over the internet since the brand released the set in April 2014 — and the review count certainly proves that! They come in over a dozen different colors and patterns and the set includes a flat sheet, two pillowcases and one fitted sheet.
“We are so in love with our new sheets. It was a bit of a splurge purchase a few months ago, but I absolutely have zero regrets!” said one reviewer. “Lightweight and cool, they [are] perfect for my husband and I that sleep hot. Adding more to my cart, now!”
Cozy Earth’s Bamboo Sheet Set is made of 100% premium viscose from bamboo. Featuring an oversized fit and gentle drape, the temperature-regulating sheets are uniquely soft and only get softer with every wash. Available in a variety of sizes and shades.
Many reviews rave about the softness of this sheet set using words like “butter” and “cloud-like” to describe them.
Parachute’s Percale Venice Sheets are another option that are well-reviewed. They’re crafted in Portugal from 100% premium, certified long-staple Egyptian cotton, which is lightweight and durable with a crisp finish that ages well.
“Terrific. Study soft fabric. Great size with elastic that holds sheet in place. Love them.” said a reviewer.
Saatva’s organic cotton sheets are an incredible option that will make getting out of bed even harder — but who said that’s a bad thing, right?
They’re made of 100% GOTS certified organic cotton that’s silky-soft and feature a 300 thread count sateen weave that gets softer with every wash.
“I’m by no means an experienced sheet “buyer”, but I will say this: Saatva sheets are an excellent addition to our bed. They are soft to the touch, and help keep us cool,” said one reviewer. “I generally sleep cool, but my fiance sleeps hot, and these sheets work well for both of us. Not much more to say other than I’m very glad I spent the extra money…definitely worth every penny. And the packaging was incredible! This was truly a luxury experience.”
Woven from premium extra-long staple cotton, in a 400-thread count, single ply, sateen weave, these white sheets will feel beautifully smooth and silky against your skin. Its simple yet classic hem gives it crisp and clean lines for a timeless look for your bedroom.
If high thread-count is a necessity for you, you can’t go wrong with this option from Avocado Green Mattress. The Superfine Suvin Sheets are made exclusively from GOTS organic certified Indian suvin cotton, one of the world’s rarest extra long staple cotton varieties.
They offer 1,000 thread count per inch, a lavishly soft feel that improves with each wash, a lustrous Sateen finish, and environmental standards that push “eco-luxury” to new heights.
“Completely worth every penny. Until you slide your feet into new-sheet bed, you may never get it,” one person raved. “I love these sheets! So soft and airy and way more comfortable than I imagined. I would recommend to anyone who is looking for organic cotton sheets!” said another reviewer.
For a quality and budget-friendly option that will keep you cool at night, consider the bestselling Mellanni sheet set that has more than 300,000 reviews on Amazon. They come in 40 colors and cost less than $40 for a queen size. What more could you ask for?
“I bought these in 2017 and have loved them ever since and after many washes,” said a reviewer from March 2023. “They did not start to pill until about year five and hold up very well. I recently purchased a [luxury set of sheets from another brand] for $400 wanting to splurge. Long story short I am returning them because these ones are really so much softer and overall better for $35!!”
Magic Linen (a brand loved by Meghan Markle) is known for its white linen sheets, and according to reviews — you definitely don’t want to miss out on them!
“These linen sheets are everything I hoped for and more,” said a reviewer. “They are beautiful in texture and appearance, and [they’re] husband and cat-approved too!”
“My sister encouraged me to try linen sheets for the best sleep. I was so used to soft cotton and satin that linen sounded less than appealing. [Boy], was I wrong!” said another reviewer. “My husband and I love these sheets — they are soft, warm and light (yes, both). We will never go back to cotton.”
When it comes to quality and looks, the Boll & Branch Signature Botanical Sheet Set is the way to go. These sheets not only look good but they feel good, too. They’re buttery, breathable and get softer with every wash. It starts with the highest quality threads sourced from the finest long-staple 100% organic cotton on earth. Each thread is then luxuriously woven to ensure these sheets feel incredible for years to come.
“The hype is real. I thought maybe it was just the Instagram influencers I follow that talked about how great these sheets are but no, it’s true. They are worth every penny,” said one reviewer.
The Buffy Eucalyptus sheets are another well loved set of sheets on the Internet. They’re 100% sustainable, cool, breathable and gentle on the skin.
“I love my new eucalyptus pillowcases and sheets. They are so much softer than any other sheet that I’ve used, I don’t think I can ever go back. Highly recommend,” said one reviewer.
They come in 10 different colors (when they’re not sold out!) and made with super-soft, 300 single-ply thread count sateen weave fabric woven from TENCEL™ lyocell fibers — that absorbs moisture more efficiently than conventional cotton, keeping your skin feeling cool and dry throughout the night.
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