The 16 Best Cooling Sheets for Hot Sleepers, Because "No Sweat" Is Our Sleep Mantra

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Best cooling sheets: A set of pink cooling sheets

If the mere thought of cocooning in heavy sheets makes you sweat, but sleeping on top of them isn’t an option (you’re not an animal), then it might be time to invest in bedding that’s specifically designed to regulate your body temperature. Because as all hot sleepers know, it feels impossible to keep cool while you snooze—particularly during these historic heatwaves. Here are 16 of the best cooling sheets to shop just in time for the dog days of summer.

How We Chose the Best Cooling Sheets

We chose the best cooling sheets in the most scientific way possible: We slept on them ourselves. From our Editor-in-Chief's go-to Allswells (from $27) to our Commerce Director's newfound love for the Buffy Breeze sheets (from $100), we've done our fair share of research to ensure these options really live up to the cooling hype. As for the ones we haven't yet tried, we did our homework, digging beyond the marketing jargon into the ratings, reviews and materials. Below, the absolute cream of our crop.

The Best Cooling Sheets for Hot Sleepers at a Glance


Best Cool Moisture-Wicking Sheets

Allswell Percale Sheets

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Best Soft Cool Sheets

Buffy Breeze Sheets

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Best Aesthetic

Brooklinen Percale Classic Core Sheets

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Most Luxe

The Citizenry Stonewashed Sheets

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Best Fit

Cozy Earth Bamboo Sheets

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Best Cool Moisture-Wicking Sheets

1. Allswell Percale Sheets


  • Pros: moisture-wicking, crisp, garment-washed for softness
  • Cons: may be too cool for winter
  • Material: 100 percent organic cotton
  • Thread count: 300
  • Available sizes: twin to queen

"Like sliding into a wine sleeve straight from the freezer," enthuses Editor-in-Chief Jillian Quint about these all-cotton sheets that are given a special garment wash to impart additional softness. "These are actually my go-to summer sheets, because they're so light and moisture-wicking (a little too light for winters in my drafty bedroom)," she says. "I love how crisp they feel, especially in an air-conditioned room."

Best Soft Cool Sheets

2. Buffy Breeze Sheets


  • Pros: soft, cozy, fully biodegradable, free trial available
  • Cons: pricey
  • Material: tencel eucalyptus
  • Thread count: 300
  • Available sizes: twin to California king

While Buffy's comforter tends to get all the hype (spoiler alert: it's warranted), you don't want to sleep on sleeping on its sheets. (See what we did there?). Commerce Director Nicole Briese is a total convert after giving the Buffy Breeze sheets a try. "I didn't want to love these sheets as much as I do," she says. "They're pricey, for one, and I thought I had found my go-tos in Cozy Earth, which are still great (see below)—but these are better. While both sets keep me from overheating at night (not an easy feat for a gal living through this Florida heat), the softness of the eucalyptus material of these is what sets them apart. I cannot wait to throw my covers back each night and slide into them—they're that good." They're also fully biodegradable with an OEKO-Tex certification that means they're free and clear from many harmful substances. In short? Sometimes, you gotta believe the hype.

Best Aesthetic

3. Brooklinen Percale Classic Core Sheets


  • Pros: pill-resistant, lightweight, cooling, soft, comfy, OEKO Tex-certified
  • Cons: difficult to remove stains
  • Material: 100 percent long staple cotton
  • Thread count: 270
  • Available sizes: twin to California king

When you want a pair of cooling sheets that get the job done and look great too, look no further than this set from Brooklinen. Assistant Home Editor Sydney Meister loved them for their softness as well, writing that "They somehow had the super-plush feel of a heathered cotton sheet, but the crinkly percale look I wanted." She did warn shoppers to take care not to get into bed with a full face of makeup in these, however, as they're liable to stain. (Read more here.)

Most Luxe

4. The Citizenry Stonewashed Sheets

The Citizenry

  • Pros: breathable, get softer with washing, stylish look
  • Cons: not super soft at first, pricey
  • Material: 100 perent French flax
    Thread count: unknown
  • Available sizes: full to California king

Some things age like a fine wine...including these sheets. "[They] have great airflow and they get better with time. As in, the more you wash them, the cozier they feel (at first, they're a little stiff, IMO)," writes Vice President of Editorial Candace Davison. "They also give you full license to slack on making your bed. After all, that rumpled linen gives you that influencer-y, effortlessly cool vibe. ... If you’re the type of person that likes everything to coordinate (duvet cover included), invest in this dreamy linen set, which comes in 15 muted earth-tones." Each piece is stonewashed to ensure a super-soft finish, and as linen sheets lovers know, the splurge will be worth it to experience the increasing buttery feel after every wash.

Best Fit

5. Cozy Earth Bamboo Sheets

Cozy Earth

  • Pros: temperature-regulating, extra-deep sizes, easy to clean, high-quality
  • Cons: satiny feel may be too slippery for some
  • Material: 100 percent bamboo viscose
  • Thread count: 300
  • Available sizes: twin to split king

There's a reason that Oprah is obsessed with these things—they're amazing. "The second I feel them against my skin, I feel a quick little shudder of coolness," says Briese. "In fact, I worried that they might make me too cold at night at first, but that hasn't been the case—they're just right. They fit my extra-deep mattress, too!" We're in agreement—not only do the fitted sheets stay put on mattresses up to 20 inches deep, they come in twin/twin XL, California king and split king configurations as well as well traditional sizes sizes.

Best Value

6. Luxome Luxury Sheets


  • Pros: luxurious feel, high thread count, cooling bamboo fabric
  • Cons: come out of the dryer wrinkly
  • Material: 100 percent bamboo viscose
  • Thread count: 400
  • Available sizes: twin to split king

"These sheets are not expensive (in the grand scheme of sheets), but they feel SO luxurious—silky and thick at the same time," says Quint of these 400-thread-count, which the highest available for sheets woven from viscose derived from bamboo. "But I also love how cool they stay in summer months. My only complaint: They come out of the dryer wrinkly, though usually de-wrinkle after a few days on the bed."

Best for Allergies

7. Mellanni Cooling Sheets


  • Pros: super-soft, great value, wrinkle-, stain- and fade-resistant, hypoallergenic
  • Cons: rough stitching, thin, not as cooling as cotton
  • Material: polyester microfiber
  • Thread count: unknown
  • Available sizes: extra-deep pocket twin to extra-deep pocket split king

"I am stunned at how soft these sheets are. Like, softer-than-a-cherub-swaddled-in-chenille soft, and yet they're still pretty lightweight and breathable," says Davison. "I can pair them with a fluffy duvet for the whole cloud-bed effect without waking up in a puddle of sweat halfway through the night. Plus, they're cheap! So cheap!" Made with both polyester and microfiber, these sheets are wrinkle-, stain- and fade-resistant, hypoallergenic and cooling to boot—read the full review here.

Most Crisp

8. Parachute Percale Sheets


  • Pros: crisp, easy to clean, stain-resistant, OEKO Tex-certified
  • Cons: may be too rough for some
  • Material: long-staple Egyptian cotton
  • Thread count: unknown
  • Available sizes: twin to California king

There’s something about crisp sheets that reminds us of a 5-star hotel. And Parachute’s Portugal-made percale bundle will make your bedroom feel like The Ritz. The sheets are woven from long-staple Egyptian cotton (you know, the kind Brittany Murphy's love interest sings about in the Uptown Girls song), which is by nature lightweight, breathable and durable enough to keep its crisp factor, no matter how often you wash them. Director of Branded Content Cristina Gutierrez is a big fan of her Parachute bedding, saying, "Obsessed. [It's] so easy to clean, so cozy and we let our pets lie all over them and somehow they don’t seem to get grungy at all.”

Best Cheap Cooling Sheets

9. Comfort Spaces Coolmax Sheets

Comfort Spaces

  • Pros: moisture-wicking, affordable, available without top sheet
  • Cons: lower thread count, polyester fabric may be too warm for some
  • Material: polyester microfiber
  • Thread count: 180
  • Available sizes: twin to California king

Want to sleep through the night without breaking your budget? These sheets have more than 22,000 collective positive reviews on Amazon, touting their soft feel, moisture-wicking capabilities and all-around comfort for just $26 (FYI, that’s for a queen set). They’re made with Coolmax microfiber that promises to prevent you from waking up drenched in sweat, too. One added convenience of this style? You can buy just the fitted sheet if you're not a top sheet kinda guy or gal.

Best Stitching

10. Riley Home Percale Sheets

Riley Home

  • Pros: smooth feel, can be bought without top sheet, OEKO Tex-certified
  • Cons: skimpy fit on mattress and pillows, not as crisp as some
  • Material: 100 percent long-staple cotton
  • Thread count: unknown
  • Available sizes: twin to California king

These have a hotel-linen-like fabrication and come in a good range of colors with the look and feel of menswear shirting. Made of 100 percent long-staple cotton, each set comes with a fitted sheet and a pair of pillowcases that close with a tidy envelope edge in an effort to keep pillow edges from popping out when you're spooning. They're also reinforced with a special double barratta stitch that gives it that little extra sumthin' sumthin'. A flat sheet is available to purchase separately to really wrap yourself in percale.

Most Stretchy

11. My Sheets Rock The Regulator Sheets

My Sheets Rock

  • Pros: antimicrobial, odor-controlling, moisture-wicking, temperature-regulating
  • Cons: awkward fit, fitted sheet elastic weakens over time
  • Material: bamboo rayon
  • Thread count: unknown
  • Available sizes: twin to split king

Lightweight bamboo-derived rayon with a bit of stretch is designed to not only wick away moisture, but to also be cuddly while keeping you cool. And bonus: The fabric's antimicrobial properties also mean you'll be sleeping with less bacteria and more of a fresh-smelling bed. Be sure to check out the dimensions for these ones, however, as some customers struggled to find the perfect fit.

Most Durable

12. Slumbercloud Performance Sheets


  • Pros: moisture-wicking, super durable, OEKO Tex-certified
  • Cons: pricey, not a tight fit on mattress, may not wash well
  • Material: Outlast viscose, Tencel lyocell
  • Thread count: 300
  • Available sizes: twin to split king

Another technology-driven option, this gorgeous set is made to be super durable, thanks to its 40 percent NASA-engineered Outlast fibers, which will not only last for the long haul, but create the ideal conditions for deeper sleep and less humidity build-up. Still, they manage to be rather silky, with moisture-wicking capabilities for an added element of cool (the brand's highest, actually). And we're way into the four muted shades they come in, including cream and Alice Blue.

Most Unique

13. Cariloha Resort Sheets


  • Pros: 100-night trial, sustainable, repels odors and allergens
  • Cons: pricey
  • Material: bamboo viscose
  • Thread count: 400
  • Available sizes: queen to split king

These have a silky, sateen feel, which is somewhat unusual in a cooling sheet because sateen achieves its lustrous finish through a tight weave. However, it's made of bamboo, which is naturally thermoregulating and woven to let heat dissipate and stay chill to the touch. (It's also naturally odor-resistant.) You can try this set for up to 100 days before making a decision, too, which is one of the longer trial periods we've seen.

Best for sensitive skin

14. Nest Bedding Tencel Sheet Set

Nest Bedding

  • Pros: eco-friendly, moisture-wicking,
  • Cons: slippery, move around bed, wrinkly appearnce
  • Material: Tencel lyocell
  • Thread count: unknown
  • Available sizes: twin to California king

One of the only sheet sets on this list to take sensitive skin into consideration, Nest Bedding's sheets are made with Tencel fabric (an eco-friendly material extracted from wood pulp). Not only is it said to be smoother and to wick away up to 50 percent more moisture than cotton per the brand, it's naturally itch-suppressing and inhibits the growth of bacteria, according to The Eczema Foundation, making it a great choice for those with skin issues. Better yet, it's a natural fabric, making it a more eco-friendly choice.

Most Innovative

15. Pottery Barn SleepSmart Sheet Set

Pottery Barn

  • Pros: moisture-wicking, temperature-regulating, Fair Trade
  • Cons: limited size range
  • Material: cotton, polyester
  • Thread count: 300
  • Available sizes: twin/twin XL

Pottery Barn’s exclusive SleepSmart bedding doesn’t just wick away moisture and sweat, it continuously adjusts to help maintain your ideal body temperature for sleeping. How? It uses active volcanic minerals that work with your body’s need for more or less warmth. Talk about high-tech! It's a Fair Trade product, which ensures fair and safe labor practices, so you can feel good about your purchase. A pro tip? You'll want to make sure you wash 'em before use to get the best performance out of them.

Most Absorbent

16. Helix Ultra-Soft Sheet Set


  • Pros: eco-friendly, moisture-wicking, ultra-thick fitted sheet elastic, 100-night trial, three-year warranty
  • Cons: pricey
  • Material: Tencel
  • Thread Count: 300
  • Available sizes: twin to California king

Made with Tencel, Helix’s sheets are reportedly more effective at drawing out moisture than traditional cotton sheets, plus, the natural fibers require ten to 20 times less water during production, according to the brand. If you're the type to get frustrated when your sheets slip and slide, this is also a good pick, as it has an ultra-thick fitted sheet to prevent the issue. This set comes with a 100-night sleep trial, as well as a three-year warranty.

Meet the Experts

  • Katie Elks is the director of design and product development at Brooklinen, a high-end home goods company with a focus on simple essentials.
  • Christoper Sun is the founder of My Sheets Rock, a company that specializes in making lightweight-yet-durable sheets that are reportedly designed to wick away moisture and regulate your sleeping temperature.
  • Corey Sullivan is the head of product at Riley Home, a luxury home brand that prides itself of craftsmanship.

What is the Best Sheet Material for Hot Sleepers?

Materials such as linen, cotton, bamboo and lyocell are more breathable and cooler than others, according to the Sleep Foundation. (And for high rollers out there, the foundations also touts silk bedding for its lightweight design and cool-to-touch texture.) Every fiber has its own unique feel—for example, cotton percale is crisp, linen is slightly rough at first but softens over time and bamboo has a soft, jersey-like drape. Whichever texture feels best to you, the name of the game is breathability. "Body temperature is known to increase while we sleep, and as a result, our bodies generate extra heat," says Christoper Sun, founder of My Sheets Rock. "When heat evaporates, it warms the skin as well as the air and fabrics surrounding it. Fabrics like bamboo rayon are more breathable and absorbent, which in turn helps your body generate less heat and regulate temperate while you sleep."

Katie Elks, Brooklinen's Director of Design and Product Development, says "cotton percale and linen are the best fabrics if you run hot at night, or if you’re in hot weather and need to keep cool. Cotton percale has a crisp feel—very much like classic hotel style sheets—and will keep you cool all night long. Alternatively, linen is even more breathable, and linen fibers have unique moisture-wicking properties that make it even cooler than cotton."

Corey Sullivan, Head of Product at Riley Home, says "weave is often the most important factor in cooling sheets. Fabrics with an open weave tend to be cooler as they allow for more air to flow between the fabric's yarns and do not trap heat."

What Are Other Cooling Options?

If you're experiencing night sweats due to perimenopause or are yourself or co-sleeping with a hot sleeper, you'll want to explore the wide world of not only sheet options but also summer blankets and cooling mattresses.

Don't Sweat It—These 12 Cooling Products Will Help You Beat the Heat This Summer

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