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Cool Comfort: Finding the Best Sheets for Hot Sleepers 

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Weather or hot flashes, we’ve got you covered with the best sheets for hot sleepers!

Oh Lordy…it’s HOT!!!

When the temperature rises, getting a good night’s sleep can be a challenge, especially for those who are prone to feeling too warm while they sleep. Hot sleepers, whether due to the weather or menopausal hot flashes (BTW, I’m just asking for a “friend”), often find themselves tossing and turning in search of relief.

The solution?

The right sheets can make all the difference. Selecting sheets specifically designed to regulate temperature can be the key to a cool and comfortable night’s sleep. 

Here are some of the key things you should be looking for:

Fabric Type 

When searching for a cool night’s sleep, look for fabrics like cotton, bamboo, and linen, known for their breathability and moisture-wicking abilities. 

Cotton is known for its natural ability to wick away moisture and allow air circulation, helping hot sleepers stay dry and cool throughout the night.  It’s also fairly inexpensive as it can be grown in many different locations around the world.

Linen, with its loose weave, offers excellent breathability and a luxurious feel. Made from flax, linen is incredibly durable—to the point where there are instances of linen sheeting being handed down from generation to generation. The historical use of this material is why bedding is often called “linens”.

Bamboo, as well as similar fibers such as eucalyptus (Tencel) or beech (Modal), is incredibly soft. Naturally antibacterial and hypoallergenic, bamboo is also environmentally responsible by regrowing quickly, requiring less water to grow than cotton, and purifying the air by absorbing more carbon dioxide than a grove of trees!

In our personal experience, sheets constructed with bamboo provide the coolest sleeping surface.  

thread count

Contrary to popular belief, a higher thread count doesn’t always translate to better cooling. Opt for sheets with a thread count ranging from 200 to 400 for a balance between comfort, breathability, and durability. 

the weave: percale vs. sateen

Sheeting material is constructed with either a percale or sateen weave.  While sateen often gives a smoother, silkier hand, sheets with a percale weave offer a crisp, lightweight feel that promotes airflow. This makes them an excellent choice for hot sleepers, as the weave allows heat to escape more easily.  

I know—there are a lot of details about thread count and sheet construction and it can be confusing. Because I previously worked in a luxury bedding boutique, I developed a deeper insight to these subtleties. Read more in this blog post about Sheeting Basics I wrote a few years ago to go further in depth. 

proper fit

Believe it or not, ensuring that your sheets fit your mattress snugly can make a difference! An ill-fitting sheet can lead to uncomfortable bunching and reduced airflow, making you feel hotter. 

our sheeting pick…

BAMBOODREAMS® Twill Sheeting by Yala

These organic bamboo sheets feature a percale weave for the ultimate cool and luxurious sleep!


Check out my review of these sheets here

Achieving a restful night’s sleep shouldn’t be compromised by temperature fluctuations. Whether you’re battling hot flashes or dealing with sweltering nights, the right sheets can provide the comfort and cooling effect you need. Ultimately, the choice between these materials depends on personal preferences, budget, and desired sleep experience. 

Remember, personal preferences vary, so it might take some trial and error to find the sheets that suit you best. Investing in high-quality, temperature-regulating sheets can be a game-changer for hot sleepers, ultimately contributing to improved sleep quality and overall well-being. So, go ahead and make the switch – your future rested self will thank you for it! 

side note…

If you STILL need a little more cooling, you might check out BedJet. Not only is it a cool concept, the introductory video is HILARIOUS!

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