Between satin, satin, percale, silk, linen, microfibre, bamboo, jersey and flannel, how the hell is anyone supposed to? Finding the right sheets for you will likely involve trial and error.
The wrong sheets will wake you up on the wrong side of the bed every morning, but the right sheets will make you feel like royalty when you fall asleep and open your chicks to the morning sun.
Start your search for the best sheets with these choices for those who sleep hot, cold, or with pets, as well as those who toss and turn or have sensitive skin.
For those who shiver all night long, cozy sheets are key, especially in the cold winter months. Flannel sheets should keep you warm and toasty all night – and make it difficult to get out of bed in the morning.
LL Bean is a trusted brand that always does what it promises and stands for quality. This flannel sheet set doesn’t disappoint, according to enthusiastic reviewers. “I’ve been wanting flannel sheets for a while. I bought these because of the sheer number of good reviews,” said one buyer. “We couldn’t be happier! They’re generously sized for our deep king-size mattress.
Another calls these flannel sheets “wonderfully warm and soft” and that it is “a pleasure to climb into bed with the softest, coziest, flannel sheets.”
If you sleep with your pets, you probably don’t care much about the hair and smells. But if you could sleep with your pet and keep dander and odors to a minimum, wouldn’t that be great? While you’ll have a hard time finding a truly pet-safe sheet set, a few features can help. The best sheets for people who sleep with pets have a tight weave, a smooth finish, and durability.
Silk and linen sheets work well, but not everyone enjoys the smoothness of silk or the roughness of linen. Cotton works too, as long as it’s tightly woven with a smooth finish (look for percale or satin when shopping).
These satin sheets from Pottery Barn have an impressive 700 thread count, making them compact and durable enough to withstand your dog’s claws, yet soft enough to support a snug sleep. They’re not cheap, but they’ll likely pay for themselves over time as they’ll compete with your pup, and Pottery Barn has options for paying over time.
If you’re one of those people who fist fights with their sheets at night, you need some quality sheets that won’t pop out of the corner of your mattress. In particular, you need a good fitted sheet that will stay put during tumultuous nights.
The key to fitted sheets that won’t slip is depth. Look for sheets advertised as “deep pocket,” such as this fitted sheet from Empyrean Bedding, which can accommodate mattresses up to 21 inches long. In addition to the deep compartment, this sheet has elastic bands in all corners, so that the sheet remains tight on your mattress.
One buyer said, “These extra deep pockets rock! I have a 19 inch thick mattress and I don’t have to worry about the sheet popping off anymore.” Another said: ‘I move around a lot at night and the sheet didn’t budge. ‘
As someone with eczema who flares up at the slightest irritation, I am aware that a big part of preventing nighttime itchiness is washing your sheets with a fragrance-free laundry detergent. It can also help to choose sheets made from natural fabrics.
Bamboo is a go-to pick for those with sensitive skin (and an eco-friendly conscience). Bamboo sheets are definitely an investment, but worth it if you are really struggling with fabric-related skin issues. You cannot value quality sleep and healthy skin.
These Ettitude sheets are made from the brand’s CleanBamboo fabric, made from 100% bamboo lyocell. They are organic, hypoallergenic and made sustainably. And according to reviewers, they are “the most amazingly soft sheets.” Some “will never buy anything else from now on!”
The information in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended to be health or medical advice. Always consult a physician or other qualified health care practitioner if you have any questions about a medical condition or health goals.