Here I’m taking a look at the best cooling sheets for hot sleepers, all of which I personally tested.
But before that, you may also want to take a look at the best bed sheets in the world: silver infused antimicrobial bed sheets.
Let’s get started.
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Layla Bamboo Cooling Sheets
The first sheet set on my list is the Layla’s sheet set and the reason this is my personal favorite is because it’s super light, lustrous and feels really silky smooth to the touch.
It’s made from 100% viscose from bamboo and bamboo based bedding is generally great for hot sleepers because it’s very durable but also very lightweight, very super breathable.
Bamboo fibers are also naturally moisture wicking, which might be particularly beneficial for those of you who are prone to night sweats.
But it’s also totally hypoallergenic and antimicrobial.
When you’re dealing with pure bamboo based bedding like this, you’re getting a ton of perks, but one of my personal favorite things about this bedding is how lustrous it is.
If you’re a hot sleeper looking for really lightweight and airy sheets with a very pretty luminous sheen, this might be right up your alley.
Depending on the size you choose, price range from $125 to $225. But Lalya often offers huge discounts, so make sure to check current pricing.
It’s also backed by a five-year warranty and you get a trial period of 120 nights to test it out.
Purple Cooling Bamboo Sheets
Next up on my list is the Purple sheet set.
Similar to the sheets I just talked about, it’s mainly bamboo based, but it’s blended with a little bit of spandex, which in my experience offers this uniquely breathable and stretchy feel.
Because it’s primarily bamboo based, you’re getting all those great benefits. It’s hypoallergenic, moisture wicking, antimicrobial.
The spandex does a few things that I really love about this sheet set.
Number one it makes it really tightly cling to the mattress, which makes for this totally wrinkle free look.
In my experience, bamboo based bedding does tend to be extra wrinkly. So for those of you who really don’t like to iron or really just prioritize a wrinkle-free look, this bedding might be right up your alley.
The other thing the stretchiness contributes to is a really pretty drape over your body shape and the mattress, that is really aesthetically pleasing.
Not to mention, with prices ranging from $99 to $129, this bedding is a great value, because bamboo based bedding does tend to come at a higher price point.
It’s also backed by a one-year warranty, which inspires confidence that the company proudly stands behind its product.
Brooklinen Percale Cooling Sheets
Next is classic sheet set from Brooklinen.
I picked it for sleepers who love that crisp cotton feel.
It’s made from 100% long staple cotton woven into a very breathable percale weave, and features a nice thread count of 270.
Because we know it’s made from long staple cotton, we know it’s gonna be softer and durable, because cotton bedding woven from longer cotton fibers tends to be a lot stronger and smoother.
But the really cool thing about this bedding is its super breathable percale weave. It’s worth noting that cotton percale tends to be much lighter in weight, produces a lot of airflow through the fabric, which is gonna serve to dissipate your body heat.
Not to mention that cotton percale tends to have this really nice, crisp, hand feel, which in my opinion evokes fresh, clean and livable vibe.
Depending on the size you choose, price ranges from about $109 to $149.
Something great about Brooklinen is they offer a year long return policy, as well as a lifetime warranty.
Saatva Sateen Cooling Sheets
On the other hand, sleepers who prefer the silky smoothness of cotton sateen, might be most compatible with the Saatva Lofton Organic Sheet set.
It’s made from 100% long staple cotton, which means it’s going to be extra strong and durable.
But this set is woven into a sateen weave, which means it’s gonna have a lustrous sheen and a really silky smooth hand feel.
The thing I love about this bedding is that cotton sateen bedding in general tends to lie heavier on the body, be less breathable and therefore more warming.
But that said, this is definitely some of the most lightweight, breathable and cooling sateen sheets I’ve ever tested.
If you are preferential to sateen, but you really want to make sure you’re sleeping cool, this really might be the bedding for you.
Depending on the size set you choose, price range from about $125 to $215 and it’s backed by a one-year warranty.
Parachute Cooling Egyptian Cotton Sheets
Hot sleepers who are specifically in the market for Egyptian cotton bedding, might be most compatible with the parachute percale sheets set.
It’s made from 100% Egyptian cotton, which is widely regarded as a superior type of cotton because of its long supple fibers.
Remember longer cotton fibers tend to make for a smoother, more durable finished product.
An Egyptian cotton is hand-picked from the Nile river valley to make sure that those fibers stay long and strong.
The cooling thing about this sheet set is it’s super breathable and airy percale weave.
Cotton percale does tend to be much more breathable, more lightweight and thus better for sleepers who run hot.
Another great thing about this sheet set is it comes at a surprisingly affordable price point.
Egyptian cotton does tend to be a little bit higher in price, but this sheet set ranges from about $109 to $149.
Tuft & Needle Jersey Sheets
Before we even get into the feel, you just want to take a second to acknowledge the style.
The sheet set that I’m testing is called Marigold, which is a really vibrant and bright yellow. But it also comes in rose and periwinkle, so feel free to get creative with the bedroom decor. It comes in a lot of different playful colors.
The thing that’s really great about Jersey sheets, especially for hot sleepers, is they have this really light and breathable t-shirt type feel, that, in my experience, comes in great handy in the summertime.
Most Jersey sheets are woven from 100% cotton, but these are made from a blend of cotton and tensile.
The tensile is bringing a little extra smoothness to the game, but also introducing these wonderful moisture wicking properties, which is going to be particularly beneficial for those of you prone to night sweats.
One of my favorite things about this sheet set is how affordable it is. From $60 to $80, this is gonna be a great pick for sleepers on a budget.
Casper Cooling Linen Sheets
We can’t talk about cooling sheets without talking about linen.
Casper Airy linen sheet set is made from 100% linen, which is one of the most breathable fabrics in the world.
But not only is it super airy and breathable, it’s also naturally moisture wicking and thermo regulating, which means it works to adapt to your body’s temperature, which makes linen a great pick for year-round use.
Something I really like about this particular linen sheet set is that all the pieces in this bedding set have been individually garment washed to cut through that distinctly coarse texture of linen and really boost its soft feel.
If you’re someone who tends to avoid linen bedding because it’s a little bit rough or scratchy, I recommend you give this sheet set a try.
You do have 100 full nights to test it out. It’s also backed by a one-year warranty.
Depending on the size you choose, price ranges from about $200 to $290.
Buffy Eucalyptus Sheet Set
I picked it particularly for sleepers looking to go green.
It’s made from 100% eucalyptus fiber, which makes it completely organic and earth friendly.
Something that’s great about eucalyptus is it’s naturally antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory.
These sheets are not only super lightweight and airy, but they also feel uniquely soothing on the skin.
Something else that’s nice about this bedding is it comes in a range of colors, all of which have been treated with plant-based dyes.
Every part of this bedding is completely natural.
Depending on the size you choose, price range from about $175 to $225.
Something really cool about Buffy is they offer unique 7 day trial period, where you’re not charged a dime until after your trial period is up.
Essentially you get to sleep with this bedding for free for about a week.
Before I wrap up this review, allow me to address some frequently asked questions.
Do Egyptian cotton sheets keep you cool?
While it’s true that Egyptian cotton is widely regarded as a superior type of cotton, because it’s extra soft and durable, it’s not necessarily going to keep you cool. That largely depends upon weave style.
Keep in mind that in general a percale weave is gonna keep you cooler because it’s more light and breathable. Sateen bedding tends to be a little bit heavier in weight and more warming.
Are linen sheets good for hot sleepers?
The answer is absolutely. Linen bedding is one of the best options for hot sleepers because it’s super breathable and naturally moisture wicking. It’s also very durable, one of the most durable textiles in the world. It tends to just get softer over time.
Keep in mind that linen is also thermo regulating, meaning it adapts to your body’s temperature, it works to dissipate your body’s heat when you warm up. But also serves as a great insulator when you’re too cool.
Do sateen sheets make you hot?
It really depends. There are some sateen sheets that are exceptionally light and breathable. But it is true that a sateen weave tends to lay heavier on the body, be a little less breathable and a little more warming.
How can I keep my bed cool?
There are a lot of different things you can do. Get yourself some cooling sheets, but also invest in a cooling mattress, a cooling mattress topper, even a cooling pillow, or all of the above if you really want to make sure your sleep space is super cool.
I do hope you found this review to be helpful.
Alex P. Davis has a BA in Interior Design from The New York School of Interior Design and 10 years of experience expertly designing sophisticated interiors.