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21 Best Sheets To Keep You Cool All Night Long

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While experiencing night sweats is a fairly common issue, particularly amongst women, it can make it nearly impossible to sleep well. Fortunately, certain bedding can help sweaty sleepers regulate temperature throughout the night. But, given how many sheet sets profess to have cooling properties, you'll want to pay mind to the fabric when shopping. What is the best material for sheets to keep you cool? The best cooling sheets are made of lightweight fabrics that breathe and regulate temperature — like linen, bamboo, certain cotton blends, and even affordable microfiber.

So what else do you need to know when shopping for cooling bedding? According to Bill Fish, certified sleep science coach and co-founder of sleep resource and review site Tuck, when searching for the best cooling sheets, “our first choice when looking for breathable sheets is linen. It tends to be cooler than cotton, but more importantly the quality of the fabric can look and feel good for years to come. If you are looking for eco-friendly breathable sheets, bamboo is an excellent choice. It is hypoallergenic, and also feels gentle to the touch.”

Keep in mind as you shop, linen sheets will be a bit more expensive, but are often worth the price if you’re serious about cooling bedding. If budget is a concern, opt for bamboo or microfiber sheets, which are lightweight and are amongst the most affordable cooling sheets. If you’re a fan of cotton sheets, find a set with a percale weave and a low thread count (lower than 400), which will be thinner and feel crisp and cool through the night. Tencel lyocell is also a great eco-friendly option that offers exceptional cooling properties, and has a silky feel.

Below, I’ve rounded up the 21 best cooling sheets for hot sleepers, ranging from an affordable microfiber to a splurge-worthy linen set. Everything you need to sleep cooler is below.

1

This Set Of Cooling Bamboo Sheets In 40 Colors

  • PROS: Nearly 150,000 Amazon ratings, comes with six pieces
  • CONS: Made with bamboo and microfiber blend, not 100% bamboo-derived rayon

What makes them a great choice: These wrinkle-resistant bamboo sheets from LuxClub have over 148,000 ratings, making them a serious fan favorite. The bamboo-based rayon blend offers exceptional softness and breathability, which will keep you feeling cool and comfortable all night long. This set comes with a fitted sheet, flat sheet, and four pillowcases, so it’s great for anyone who likes to sleep with extra pillows. It also comes in a whopping 40 colors, so you’re sure to find one you love.

One reviewer wrote: “I have purchased a few other ‘cooling’ sheet sets, and I still woke up in the middle of the night sweating. Not with these sheets though! They are absolutely amazing, keep me cool, are so very soft, and have ver deep pockets. I would purchase again and again!”

  • Available in sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King, Split

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The Wildly Popular Microfiber Sheets On Amazon

  • PROS: Has a cult following with more than 340,000 reviews, very affordable
  • CONS: Microfiber isn’t as cooling as bamboo or cotton and may not last as long

What makes them a great choice: With more than 340,000 reviews and a 4.6-star overall rating, these are easily the most popular microfiber sheets on Amazon. But reviews aside, this set is actually a great pick for hot sleepers. The microfiber fabric is just as lightweight as described and will feel soft and cool to the touch. This four-piece set is also seriously affordable and comes in 44 different colors and patterns. But I’ll let the glowing Amazon reviews speak for themselves.

One reviewer wrote: “These sheets are hands down the BEST sheets I’ve ever own! They are exactly as advertised – wrinkle free, soft, cool and CHEAP! I’m going to buy them for all my kids. Believe me - you won’t regret it!”

  • Available in sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Standard, Queen, King, California King

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These Luxurious Stone-Washed French Linen Sheets

  • PROS: 100% linen provides optimal cooling
  • CONS: Pricey, doesn’t come in extensive sizes

What makes them a great choice: These linen sheets are lightweight, breathable, and — best of all — moisture wicking. They are a bit pricier than other options on this list (linen sheets are among the most expensive sheets you can buy), but reviewers are quick to say they’re worth it if you sleep hot. This four-piece set comes with a flat and fitted sheet and two pillowcases. These cooling sheets are comprised of 100% linen, which facilitates airflow and will feel light throughout the night. While this pick offers the best cooling properties (in reviewers’ opinions), you can also get this sheet set in a linen-cotton blend for a more affordable price point.

One reviewer wrote: “Admittedly not everyone will love these sheets, but if you understand the benefits of linen they’re hard to beat. Sturdy, long lasting, easy to clean and COOL. I run real hot so having sheets that allow for good heat transfer are a huge get. [...] They aren’t fully softened up until a few washes in. Use fabric softener if you want to speed up the process, and use a gentler heat setting in the dryer. [...] I’m on my second set, the first set lasted about 3-4 years before developing a few holes, which is a far better life cycle than I’ve had with other sheets in the past.”

  • Available in sizes: Twin, Full, Queen, King

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Editor’s Pick: Bamboo Viscose Sheets That Are Silky Soft

Also available on Bed Bath and Beyond, $199, and Wayfair, $177

  • PROS: Made from 100% organic viscose from bamboo
  • CONS: Pricey, come in only five colors

What makes them a great choice: If you want to feel like you’ve just slipped into a delightfully cool hotel bed, you need these 100% organic bamboo viscose sheets. The set comes with a top sheet, fitted sheet, and two pillowcases, and, according to the brand, the twill-woven fabric will keep you at least 3 degrees cooler than cotton sheets. These sheets have a slight luster that adds to the luxe feel, and Amazon shoppers are obsessed with how comfortable they are. They come in five neutral colors and are a favorite for Bustle Commerce Editor Jen Fiegel, who says: “The Cariloha sheets have a silky feel and manage to stay cool to the touch even when it's hot and humid. They also wash easily.”

One reviewer wrote: “These have been great – I’ve had cool nights of sleep every since I’ve received these – they are incredibly soft and wick hot air out to keep comfortable all night long. Highly recommend!”

  • Available in sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King

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The Microfiber Sheets That Are Great For Taller Mattresses

  • PROS: Affordable, resistant to wrinkles and fading
  • CONS: Made from microfiber, which isn’t as cooling as cotton, bamboo, or linen

What makes them a great choice: While not quite as breathable as bamboo or linen, these microfiber sheets are a great pick if you overheat at night. Like other microfiber sheets, this set is fade and wrinkle-resistant, machine washable, and will feel lightweight during hot nights. This four-piece sheets set includes a fitted sheet with deep, 16-inch pockets perfect for larger mattresses or if you have a cooling mattress topper. This pick has more than 9,700 reviews on Amazon

One reviewer wrote: “Sheets keep you cool in summer, warm in winter. Get job done. Soft, no wrinkles, look and feel good.”

  • Available in sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King

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This Set Of Moisture-Wicking, Hypoallergenic Sheets

  • PROS: Hypoallergenic, moisture-wicking, and affordable sheet set
  • CONS: Made from microfiber, which isn’t as cooling as pricier fabrics

What makes them a great choice: Made with Coolmax moisture-wicking technology, these microfiber-polyester sheets will ensure you wake up dry, even during the hottest nights. Not only will the microfiber fabric feel lightweight and silky smooth as you sleep, but the moisture-wicking properties of the fabric make this a great pick for anyone who sweats through the night. This four-piece set comes with a flat sheet, a fitted sheet, and two pillowcases, and is machine washable so care couldn’t be easier. It’s also hypoallergenic and comes in the full range of bed sizes. But don’t take my word for it. Hot sleepers rave over these cooling sheets.

One reviewer wrote: “I’m such a hot sleeper and I absolutely love these. They are perfect. So soft and light. They are wrinkle free even coming out from the dryer. I will definitely be purchasing more of different colors.”

  • Available in sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King

7

A Set Of 100% Cotton Percale Sheets

  • PROS: 100% percale cotton is crisp and cool
  • CONS: Not as silky feeling as microfiber or other blends

What makes them a great choice: These 100% cotton sheets are made from breathable, natural materials that feel crisp and cool against the skin. This four-piece set comes with a fitted sheet, a top sheet, and two pillowcases, and they have 16-inch deep pockets that are ideal for larger mattresses. The percale weave makes these sheets extra durable, so they should hold up to years of regular washing and use.

One reviewer wrote: “LOVE these sheets! Cool and crisp, which is important because I sleep hot. Fit my thick queen size mattress very well. Do they wrinkle? Yes but not as much as others I have tried, and frankly, I don’t care about wrinkles. Not soft and silky, but not rough – just crisp, which, as I stated, is what I desire. I purchased two sets, and will be purchasing two more sets soon.”

  • Available in sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King

8

This Microfiber Sheet Set In Extensive Sizes

Also available on Walmart, $25

  • PROS: Affordable, available in extensive sizes, more than 61,800 Amazon reviews
  • CONS: Made from microfiber, which isn’t the most cooling of cooling fabrics

What makes them a great choice: These wildly popular cooling bed sheets have more than 61,000 Amazon reviews and a 4.6-star overall rating, and with good reason. First, this four-piece microfiber sheet set is wrinkle-resistant, less prone to pilling, and so lightweight that you’ll be able to sleep comfortably when the temperatures get hot. Secondly, this set comes in 45 colors and a whopping 15 different sizes (that include deep-pocket options) to fit any bed and room. They’re also hypoallergenic and have deep 16-inch pockets perfect for a thick mattress. At just $28, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better deal on any set of sheets, much less a set that’ll keep you as cool and comfortable as this fan-favorite pick.

One reviewer wrote: “It’s tough to find sheets this soft and cool especially for the price they are offering. I’m a “hot sleeper” and the last few nights on these sheets have been the best nights sleep if had in a long time. [...] They also fit perfect! We have a king mattress and these sheets fit all the way around the mattress and the corners stay in place. Another huge plus.”

  • Available in sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Full XL, Queen, Short Queen, King, California King, Split King (extra-deep pockets also available)

9

A Set Of Bamboo-Rayon Sheets That Are Wrinkle Resistant

Also available on Walmart, $47

  • PROS: Lightweight, comes in extensive sizes and colors/designs
  • CONS: Made from a blend of bamboo-derived rayon and microfiber and not 100% bamboo

What makes them a great choice: Often recommended for hot sleepers, hypoallergenic bamboo sheets like these are naturally more breathable and can regulate temperature better than cotton sheets. These popular bamboo sheets are also made with blended microfiber, giving them all the breathable benefits of bamboo fibers, with the lightweight feel of a microfiber sheet. Even better, because these are made with microfiber, they’ll be less prone to wrinkling than most bamboo sheets on the market. You can get them in one of 32 colors and prints (like polka dots) and a wide variety of sizes.

One reviewer wrote: “They were wrinkles when I got the sheet out of the package but once I put them on the bed, the wrinkles were gone. They’re so soft and cool to sleep on. I have night sweat but my bed was dry and cool. This is a excellent buy.”

  • Available in sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King, Split King

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These Moisture-Wicking Microfiber Sheets That Fans Swear By

Also available on PeachSkinSheets, $95

  • PROS: Extremely moisture-wicking, comes in extensive sizes (including full XL), great for sensitive skin
  • CONS: Pricey for microfiber sheets

What makes them a great choice: If you perspire a lot at night, these moisture-wicking sheets are made with smart fabric that can actually absorb your sweat fast so that you don’t feel wet and sticky (which is a surefire way to lose sleep). These breathable four-piece microfiber sheets feature deep pockets and are anti-pill, antimicrobial for sensitive skin, and won’t wrinkle when you pull them out of the dryer — no annoying ironing necessary.

One reviewer wrote: “These sheets are worth every penny. Super soft, wrinkle free and if you share a bed with a person or if you have night sweats, these sheets dry instantly. Highly recommend!!”

  • Available in sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Full XL, Queen, King, California King, Split King

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The Silky Tencel Sheets Made From Natural Fibers

Also available on Sijo, $165

  • PROS: Tencel sheets are eco-friendly, breathable, and cooling, Oeko-Tex standard certified
  • CONS: Pricey, 3-piece set doesn’t include a flat sheet

What makes them a great choice: These 100% Tencel sheets are made from eco-friendly eucalyptus fibers, and have a smooth, breathable, silk-like feel. These sheets are Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified and are moisture-wicking and good for hot sleepers as well as anyone with sensitive skin, since they’re also hypoallergenic. The three-piece set comes with a fitted sheet with 15-inch deep pockets and two pillowcases and it’s available in nine colors.

One reviewer wrote: “These feel like LUXURY. I let a friend feel them when we were setting up the new bedding and she asked what the thread count was [...] she was so impressed. Feel amazing and very cool to the touch. Kept cool and breathable while sleeping as well. Husband loves that he doesn’t sweat under them – we’re both hot sleepers.”

  • Available in sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King

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Some Percale Cotton Sheets That Come In Pretty Patterns

Also available on Overstock, $50

  • PROS: Crisp, 100% percale cotton sheets, comes in eight cute designs like florals and foliage
  • CONS: Doesn’t come in solid shades or extensive sizes

What makes them a great choice: These pretty cotton percale sheets are perfect for hot sleepers who want sheets that keep them cool and look great. Made from 100% cotton that’s breathable and crisp, this sheet set comes with a top sheet, fitted sheet, and two pillowcases. They come in a variety of cute patterns, including florals, stripes, and plaids.

One reviewer wrote: “I bought these because we are warm sleepers and I read that percale sheets are cooler. These sheets are like sleeping on a constant cool side of the pillow. I am. In. Love. I would recommend to anyone who wants a better night sleep.”

  • Available in sizes: Twin, Full, Queen, King

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A Set Of Crisp, Cool Percale Cotton Sheets

  • PROS: Made from crisp 100% percale cotton, 300 thread count is perfect for warm climates, Oeko-Tex standard certification
  • CONS: Lacks a silky feeling

What makes them a great choice: If you prefer a cotton sheet, you can still find more breathable options like this percale cotton sheet set. Not only is a percale weave tighter to facilitate a more crisp and cool feel, but a lower-thread-count cotton sheet will feel thinner than one with a higher thread count. These sheets have OEKO-TEX standard 100 certification with a thread count of 300 — perfect for warmer climates or hot nights. This four-piece set is made of 100% cotton and it’s a great price for the quality. Over 3,500 Amazon reviewers have weighed in on these sheets, with many raving about how cooling they are.

One reviewer wrote: “These sheets fit better than any I’ve ever had. No more pulling up from the corners. We have a king pillow top and these sheets are plenty deep enough. More than! I like my sheets crisp and cool and these a perfect for both!!!! There may be a bit of wrinkling, but I could not care less about that. They are worth every penny, wrinkle or no. Ordering a back up set. Never want to sleep on any other sheet! Throwing my others out.”

  • Available in sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King

14

This Set Of Hotel-Quality Cooling Sheets

Also available on Walmart, $30

  • PROS: Comes with 6 pieces, affordable price, more than 83,100 reviews, extensive sizes
  • CONS: Made from microfiber, which is less cooling than cotton or bamboo

What makes them a great choice: With over 83,000 Amazon reviews, these cooling microfiber sheets have been tried and tested, and hot sleepers love them. The six-piece set offers incredible value (four pillowcases mean less laundry!), and will feel lightweight throughout the night. They also have deep pockets to accommodate 16-inch mattresses or a thick mattress topper, and the double-brushed microfiber fabric will feel silky soft. You can get these in most standard sheet sizes, and 19 different colors to match your style or bedroom.

One reviewer wrote: “Amazing soft and supple. Feels the most like ‘good hotel sheets’ of all those who claim it. Also, keeps you cool in the sense you’re not wrapped and sweaty.”

  • Available in sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King, Split King

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Some Lightweight Sheets That Amazon Reviewers Love

Also available on Walmart, $37

  • PROS: Has more than 291,200 reviews, extensive sizes that include extra-deep pocket options
  • CONS: Made from microfiber, which isn’t as cooling as linen, bamboo, or cotton

What makes them a great choice: With more than 291,200 reviews and a 4.5-star overall rating, this microfiber sheet set is beloved by Amazon reviewers — especially among those who sleep hot. The lightweight sheets set that provides a cooling feeling with zero risk of wrinkling and fading. Plus, it comes in an extensive range of sizes that include extra-deep pocket options that fit mattresses up to 21 inches deep.

One reviewer wrote: “I love these sheets so much I’ve now bought five sets. The softness is close to silk, they don’t pill, they wash easily and don’t wrinkle and they don’t retain odors even after many years. Warm in the winter and cool in the summer.”

  • Available in sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, Short Queen, King, California King, Split King (extra-deep pockets also available)

16

A Linen Sheet Set That’s Slightly More Affordable

  • PROS: Made from natural linen, which is soft, breathable, and cooling
  • CONS: Pricey, doesn’t come in extensive sizes or colors

What makes them a great choice: There really is nothing like linen to keep you cool, and at just under $120 for a set, these natural linen sheets are a pretty good deal. They’re made from stonewashed French linen that’s breathable and soft, and they get more comfortable with every wash. The set comes with a flat sheet, fitted sheet, and two pillowcases, and is available in natural beige, a light gray, a cool blue, and classic white color.

One reviewer wrote: “These sheets are so soft and breathable for the first time in years I’m not waking up drenched in perspiration. They are pure linen so are not completely wrinkle free but they are well worth the money [...] I will be purchasing another set.”

  • Available in sizes: Twin, Queen, King, California King

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A Set Of Chic, Striped Microfiber Sheets

  • PROS: Satin-like weave gives these sheets an elegant feel, very affordable
  • CONS: Made from microfiber, which isn’t as cooling as cotton or bamboo

What makes them a great choice: These striped microfiber sheets add an instant touch of elegance to your bedroom. Made from a moisture-wicking, cooling microfiber fabric, they’re perfect for hot sleepers. The satin-like weave is great for anyone who loves a smooth, luxe feel to their sheets. The four-piece set comes with two pillowcases, a top sheet, and a fitted sheet, and it’s available in 10 colors.

One reviewer wrote: “I love these sheets! I was skeptical about the cooling claims, but I was pleasantly surprised. Summer nights in Texas make for a sweaty sleep, and I've always struggled with regulating my temp but these eliminate that issue 100%! I don’t know how they work but they do. Really silky soft, thick material too. [...] They look beautiful and hold up to pets. I’ve had them for almost 3 months and there are no signs of wear even after machine washes and cats climbing on and off everyday with full claws. I need many more sets, they are wonderful!”

  • Available in sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King

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Some Farmhouse-Chic Cotton Linen Sheets

  • PROS: A cotton and flax linen blend is breathable and cooling, but less expensive than 100% linen, ruffled top sheet provides an elegant touch
  • CONS: Doesn’t come in extensive sizes or colors

What makes them a great choice: These ruffled linen sheets are made from a blend of cotton and flax linen, so they’re soft, cooling, and get better with use. They come in four pretty neutral tones, and the fitted sheet has deep pockets that work well with a wide variety of mattresses. The four-piece set comes with a fitted sheet, a ruffled top sheet, and two pillowcases with ruffle details.

One reviewer wrote: “I absolutely love these sheets! I don’t ever get too hot under them and anytime I move, it’s always cold and it feels great! They’re super cute and stylish!”

  • Available in sizes: Twin, Full, Queen, King

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A Bamboo Sheet Set With Over 28,800 Five-Star Ratings

  • PROS: Made from 100% bamboo viscose, boasts over 38,100 reviews, affordable for bamboo
  • CONS: They wrinkle easily

What makes them a great choice: These natural bamboo sheets are a fan-favorite on Amazon, boasting over 38,000 reviews (and nearly 29,000 five-star reviews) and Oeko-Tex certification. Made from 100% bamboo viscose, these sheets are extremely smooth and soft, and will keep you cool on even the hottest nights. The deep pockets on the fitted sheet will work with taller mattresses, and the set also includes a top sheet and two pillowcases.

One reviewer wrote: “Some of the best sheets I’ve ever had. They are a lot heavier than my other sheet sets, but that’s kind of nice. The sheets don’t slip off of me when I roll over due to the weight. They are also surprisingly breathable, so I sweat way less with these than my other sets. They’ve also held up quite well despite having playful cats chewing and clawing at them. I also love the way they feel right after they’ve been washed.”

  • Available in sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King

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These Highly Rated Organic 100% Cotton Sheets

  • PROS: Made from organic cotton with a crisp and cool percale weave
  • CONS: Not the silkiest sheets, don’t come in extensive color options

What makes them a great choice: This set of cooling organic cotton sheets boasts over 5,500 reviews on Amazon from fans who love their crisp feel, which is perfect for warmer weather or year-round hot sleepers. Made from organic cotton with a sturdy percale weave, these sheets offer excellent breathability. The set includes a fitted sheet, two pillowcases, and a top sheet, and comes in nine colors.

One reviewer wrote: “These are the perfect percale sheets for me. I’m a hot sleeper and need 100% cotton percale sheets year round. These fit my needs and expectations perfectly, and that they are ethically made is even better! I’ve bought 2 sets so far and plan to buy 2 more. They’re that good! And you cannot beat the price! Very pleased with my purchases!”

  • Available in sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King

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These Satin-Like Sheets Made From A Cotton-Tencel Blend

  • PROS: Cotton and tencel blend is cooling, silky, and breathable
  • CONS: Doesn’t come in extensive sizes, color options are beautiful, but all neutrals

What makes them a great choice: These smooth sateen sheets are made from a unique blend of cotton and Tencel, so they’re ultra-soft and silky. Amazon reviewers love this set, which combines the softness of Tencel with the breathability of cotton. It comes with a fitted sheet, a flat sheet, and two pillowcases, and comes in eight colors to suit any aesthetic. These sheets have a slight luster and a slippery texture that makes them feel extra luxurious.

One reviewer wrote: “These sheets really are soft, comfortable, and did not make me hot. I love to iron my sheets, but these sheets didn’t need that. I recommend them to everyone.”

  • Available in sizes: Twin, Full, Queen, King

Experts:

Bill Fish, certified sleep science coach and co-founder of the sleep resource and review site Tuck.com

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