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These sheets are a dream
Who doesn’t feel refreshed after a really good night’s sleep? A good quality sleeping bag is an essential part of maintaining your health and wellbeing, and preparing for your sleeping success begins with choosing the perfect set of sheets (along with the best mattress, of course). Since bedding is not a one-size-fits-all, knowing your sleeping style can help you find the best bedding for your needs. The most important question to ask yourself: Do you tend to be hot or cold at night?
“If you don’t regulate your temperature, it will create more back and forth during the night,” says Katie Elks, director of design and product development at Brooklinen. For those who get hot or in the warmer months, breathable linen, classic percale or cooling sheets are your best choices, along with one of these lightweight comforters. If you’re often cold, try satin or flannel sheets, then cover them with an electric blanket or weighted blanket.
Thread count, which generally refers to the total number of yarns in a square inch of fabric, is often cited as an indicator of overall quality – the higher the number, the better. But Elks warns that numbers are often misleading, so you’ll need to dig a little deeper into company claims. “At Brooklinen,” she explains, “we use single-ply yarns made from strong, long-staple cotton fibers so we have real thread count.” Other manufacturers may use multi-ply yarns, which are shorter and often of poor quality; then inflate the thread count, it notes. Therefore, it is also important to consider the type of fiber and its construction.
How we picked the best sheets
Don’t lose your sleep trying to find the perfect fit – we did the job for you, consulting industry experts and combing through thousands of user reviews and ratings. We examined the fabric, weave, ease of care, certifications, environmental compatibility and of course the cost. Design details are important too, so we’ve found options that both look and feel great, from the softest cotton sheets to the most indulgent (yet affordable) silk sheets and everything in between.
After you find the bedding you love, you are well on your way to having the best night you ever had. Complete your bedroom transformation with these premium pillows, down comforters and non-toxic mattresses. Also, be sure to read these mattress buying guidelines to help you find the right mattress for you – and the best deal.
Brooklinen Classic Hardcore Sheet Bundle
Best total sheets
Cool, fresh and extremely comfortable, these Brooklinen linens deliver hotel-style luxury right at home. More than 50,000 five-star reviews praise this percale cotton bedding, which has a smooth, matte finish and comes in seven solid colors and five fun patterns (like a bold yellow stripe and a rainbow-colored fern print). Save 25 percent by purchasing a bundle that includes a core sheet set, two extra pillowcases, and a duvet cover. Make your bed even more comfortable with one of the best mattress toppers on the market.
- Light and breathable
- OEKO-TEX certified for chemical safety
- “Short” and “Long” labels on sheets