Ideally, we spend a third of our lives sleeping. And even when we’re not sleeping, we’re often lying in our beds, scrolling away through social media. So it’s not an exaggeration to say that your bedsheets are an item you should take great care with when purchasing—it can make or break a good night’s rest! Since no two sleepers are alike, however, the best sheets won’t be one size fits all. Even if your BFF swears by linen sheets, you may prefer bamboo, silk, or cooling ones, depending on your personal preferences, the season or even how often you do laundry. We’ve broken down some things to look out for when shopping for these bedding staples below.

The Best Fabrics for Sheets

  • Cotton: Cotton is the most popular sheet fabric because it’s comfortable, durable, breathable and easy to wash. It’s also hypoallergenic, making it a great choice for those with allergies. Beyond that, there are different types of cotton to consider, such as Egyptian cotton, which is considered premium; flannel, which is thicker for warmth, and jersey, which is the same soft material used in many T-shirts.

  • Microfiber: Microfiber sheets are usually made with woven, polyester fibers that are durable (e.g. less likely to wrinkle) and relatively affordable. It’s nice and soft, and tends to resist pilling better than other materials.
  • Linen: Linen is a natural fiber made from flax plants and is hypoallergenic and moisture-wicking. Even though it wrinkles more and may feel tougher than cotton, linen gets softer with time and washes and is considered one of the most sustainable fibers on the market.
  • Silk: When you think of luxury, you think of the smooth feeling of silk. It’s naturally hypoallergenic, is great at regulating body temperature and is gentle on your skin and hair. All of those benefits come at a price, however, as silk sheets tend to be pricier than other materials.

  • Bamboo: Bamboo sheets use fabric derived from bamboo plants, which are largely eco-friendly, as they require less water to grow than cotton. (Note that bamboo pulp does usually go through a chemical process before it can be made into fibers, however.) In addition, bamboo sheets are very soft, breathable and hypoallergenic.

  • Eucalyptus: Relatively new to the sheet market, eucalyptus is another plant-based fabric that’s used to make soft sheets. It’s eco-friendly, hypoallergenic and very breathable.

Ahead are 15 of the best sheets on Amazon that are so comfy, you’ll be counting down the minutes until bedtime.

The Best Sheets at a Glance

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1. Brooklinen Luxe Core King Sheets

Best Overall Sheets

This sheet brand earned a whopping 94/100 on our PureWow100 scale for its chic "undone" look and comfort, as the Hardcore linen set we tested was soft and not the least bit scratchy, cooling and gave us that Cali-cool vibe a boho lover would go gaga for. This long-staple cotton variation, which has a 480-thread count, is OEKO-Tex certified for safety and a slightly luminous finish. It also has nearly 1,000 glowing reviews.

$195 at Amazon

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2. Mellanni Sheets

Best Wrinkle-Free Sheets

This best-selling sheet set will feel like coming home to a warm hug thanks to its brushed microfiber. It’s also fade-, stain- and shrink-resistant on account of its tightly-woven fibers, and we found that this set didn’t wrinkle too easily, either. Sizes range from twin to extra-deep pocket California king, and there’s a whopping 40+ different colors and patterns to choose from, so you can grab a set for every bed in your house.

From $36 $31 at Amazon

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3. LuxClub Bamboo Sheets

Most Durable Sheets

It’s a fact that sheets get worn down over time, but if you want to try to maximize the life of yours, you might want to try bamboo sheets, which tend to be more durable and hold their dye better than other fabrics. This set is wrinkle-free, anti-pill and fade-resistant, but more importantly, it’s cooling and moisture-wicking to help you stay comfy throughout the night. Bamboo is also considered sustainable because it doesn’t require much water and often doesn’t require pesticides to grow, so you can be proud of your responsible purchase.

From ($44); ($27) at Amazon

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4. Mulberry Park Silk Sheets

Best Silk Sheets

For anyone who loves to sleep (i.e., all of us), these satiny sheets will be just what the doctor ordered for a blissful night’s rest. While silk is luxurious to the touch, there are other benefits too. It’s temperature-regulating and has a smooth texture that doesn’t absorb moisture, meaning you’ll wake up with less frizzy hair and more hydrated skin. Basically, you can roll out of bed and say, “I woke up like this.”

From $473 at Amazon

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5. DAPU French Linen Sheets

Best Linen Sheets

Linen may remind you of an especially breezy shirt or the pants you wore on your last beach vacation, but it’s also great for sheets. That’s because this fabric wicks away moisture much better than cotton, naturally helping to regulate your temperature. This pick is made from 100 percent French natural linen that’s grown and processed without chemicals or additives—and it’s got the OEKO-Tex standard 100 certification to back it up. Linen is also a more durable fabric than cotton, and though they may feel more stiff when you first get them, these sheets will get softer with each wash—and over time.

From ($130); ($92) at Amazon

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6. Bare Home Sheets

Best Hypoallergenic Sheets

These Bare Home sheets are made with a double-brushed microfiber for a lightweight and soft feel and have no toxic dyes and chemicals, making them a prime pick for those who tend to be easily irritated by harsher fabrics. And you won’t need to worry about having mismatched bedding, because this set comes with everything you need and then some—we’re talking a comforter (made with siliconized fiber filling, a good alternative for anyone who’s allergic to down), a flat and fitted sheet, one to two shams and one to two pillowcases, depending on your bedding size.

From $49 at Amazon

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7. Comfort Spaces Coolmax Queen Sheets

Best Cooling Sheets

If you’re the type that needs to sleep with the A/C on and just a sheet covering half your body lest you wake up a sweaty mess, these CoolMax sheets are for you. They have a proprietary, machine-washable blend of microfiber with moisture-absorbing CoolMax fabric, which is meant to wick moisture away from the skin and spread it across the fabric to evaporate more quickly. Your purchase also includes matching pillowcases.

From ($37); ($25)

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8. Chic Home Bailee Queen Sheets

Best Printed Sheets

This 100 percent microfiber sheet set has it all: a soft, cozy feel, hypoallergenic properties and a bold printed pattern that will make a statement in your bedroom. With it, you’ll get a flat and a fitted sheet and a whopping four (!) pillowcases.

From ($70); ($27) at Amazon

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9. Utopia Bedding Queen Sheets

Best Microfiber Sheets

This brushed microfiber sheet set will keep your bed looking effortlessly clean and tidy, since it’s not as likely to wrinkle as other materials, allowing for that “I always make my bed” look. The sheets are soft and shrink-resistant, and are available in solid colors, which means they'll be easy to match to any bedroom.

From $24; $16 at Amazon

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10. Sheets & Giggles Queen Sheets

Best Eucalyptus Sheets

For a greener bedding option, there are these sheets made from renewable eucalyptus trees grown on biodiverse farms. The company’s manufacturing process uses less water and energy than conventionally grown cotton. Plus, the company donates one tree for every order they receive—and we haven’t even gotten to the actual sheets yet. They’re soft, cooling and even static-free to help you get a good night’s rest. You can choose from an 11-inch queen pocket (which will fit most standard mattresses-in-a-box) or a 20-inch queen pocket, plus flat sheets that are four inches longer than the industry average to make sure all mattresses and bodies are covered.

$190 at Amazon

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11. Sweet Home Collection Queen Sheets

Best Colorful Sheets

There’s no rule that your bedsheets have to only be a neutral or a solid color. Turn your bed into the bright spot of your room with this set that’s both colorful and patterned. With a variety of patterns (there are solid colors too) to choose from, this four-piece collection comes with a flat and fitted sheet and two pillowcase— all of which are fade-resistant so that your bedroom can stay cheery for years to come.

From $29; $25 at Amazon

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12. California Design Den Twin Sheets

Best Cotton Sheets

A set of great cotton sheets is a household essential. This 400-thread count option is made from sustainable long-staple cotton and has a sateen weave, which makes it soft, smooth and long-lasting. It won’t pill or shrink, either, so it will be a reliable choice no matter how often you wash it. A flat sheet, a fitted sheet and a pillowcase are included, and the fitted sheet also has a deep pocket for a better fit.

$45 at Amazon

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13. Amazon Basics Jersey Twin Sheets

Best Jersey Sheets

Picture your favorite, softest T-shirt. Now, imagine sleeping in an oversized version of that. That’s exactly what you’ll get with this sheet set, which is made with 100 percent cotton that’s been woven with pre-dyed yarn to create a soft jersey material that is as cozy as it is comforting. It comes with a fitted sheet, flat sheet, and pillowcase (and two pillowcases for full to California king beds), and it’ll cost you less than most high-quality tees.

$35 at Amazon

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14. Bedsure Twin Sheets

Best Textured Sheets

This set’s ruffled texture along the edges of the included pillowcases and at the top of the flat sheet make it extra unique—especially since it’s comprised of microfiber, which is typically a more basic fabric.

From $25; $19 at Amazon

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15. Stone & Beam Flannel Twin Sheets

Best Flannel Sheets

Wrap yourself in these 100 percent cotton flannel sheets, which will keep you nice and toasty in the cozier months. Like a good flannel shirt, they’re fuzzy and warm, making everything you want on a cold night (or year-round if you’re one of those people who are always cold). The set also comes with a reusable drawstring bag if you want to store it away during warmer weather.

From $55; $48 at Amazon

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16. Franco Kids Twin Sheets

Best Kids’ Sheets

If you’ve got a little one you’re shopping for, this is sure to delight (TBH, we’re a little bummed out that it doesn’t come in an adult size!). These fun sheets can make bedtime slightly less painful for everyone with their fun character designs, and the soft microfiber construction will be gentle enough on their delicate skin. Despite its twin size, the company claims this set can fit up to a full bed, so it can even grow with your child, Plus, if princesses aren’t your kids’ jam, there’s Batman, Pokemon, Disney, Paw Patrol, Baby Shark and more to choose from.

From $30; $27 at Amazon

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