The Best Bed Sheets for Catching Quality Zzz’s in 2022 – SI Showcase

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Your bed has a lot of features designed to help you sleep well. You may have a hi-tech mattress, cooling pillow, humidifier, noise machine or sleep mask, but what about the fabric your body comes in direct contact with? In this roundup, we’re talking about bed sheets — specifically, the best sheets in 2022 according to reviewers.

Are you a hot sleeper who frequently wakes up in a mess of damp sheets? We’ve got you covered on that front to help you stay dry. Maybe you live in a cooler climate and want slightly thicker sheets to retain warmth — we’ve got you covered on that front as well. You’ll also find answers to common questions like whether or not thread count actually matters and how fabrics like Tencel, sateen and bamboo are different. This is everything you need to know before shopping around for the best bed sheets to fit your unique sleep needs.

Our Picks for the Best Bed Sheets in 2022:

Saatva Organic Percale Sheets

These crisp percale sheets from Saatva are airy, breathable and are designed to get softer with every wash. The lightweight cotton fabric is Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified, meaning that the materials and textiles used to make the sheets are organic and responsibly sourced. GOTS certification starts from the beginning of the fabrication process — when raw materials are harvested — and goes all the way through the manufacturing process to ensure that the end product meets the highest standards of textile quality.

Saatva’s percale sheet set features deep pockets that fit mattresses up to 16-inches high, and is made using Fair Trade Certified cotton (meaning that the cotton was grown ethically and fairly with consideration to the farmers and other workers who helped grow the crop). These sheets are 200-thread count and come pre-washed for a soft and lush lived-in feel.

Cloth: Cotton
Color: White, Ivory, Gray S
Size: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Cal King, Split King
Thread count: 200


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Casper Hyperlite Sheets

Casper’s Hyperlite Sheets feature a grid-weave pattern designed to help wick away moisture, so you stay there even if you sweat while you sleep. These sheets are made from 100% Tencel Lyocell (a synthetic fiber derived from cellulose) that works in conjunction with the fabric’s pattern to provide maximum breathability. The Hyperlite sheet set comes in a 200-thread count and is feathery in weight. The lightweight feel helps even the hottest sleepers avoid feeling smothered by their bedding.

Cloth: Tencel Lyocell
Color: Indigo, Dusty Rose, White, Gray, Fog Blue
Size: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Cal King
Thread count: 200


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Nectar Luxury Cotton Bed Sheets

This natural cotton sheet set from Nectar has a breathable, cool-to-the-touch feel thanks to combed, long-staple cotton created from yarn. The key to coolness with these cotton bed sheets is the diagonal twill weave pattern that releases excess heat, so it doesn’t get trapped next to your body. This is another sheet set you can expect to get softer with each wash due to the fabric used to create them. Verified buyers rave about the luxe feeling these sheets offer and how refreshing it is to sleep on bedding that doesn’t cause excessive sweating throughout the night.

Cloth: Cotton
color: White
size: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Cal King
Thread count: Not listed


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DreamCloud Luxury Cotton Sheets

DreamCloud’s luxury cotton sheet set is for those of us who spend way too long trying to find the top or bottom of our fitted sheets. Both the fitted and flat sheets have a “foot of the bed” label to simplify making your bed. DreamCloud’s sheets fit any mattress up to 16-inches tall. Another neat design feature is the envelope structure of the pillowcases included with this sheet set. If you’re an active sleeper and often wake up to pillows that are falling out of their pillowcases, you’ll like the secure hold that comes with the envelope pillowcase design which completely encloses each pillow.

Cloth: Cotton
Color: White
Size: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Cal King
Thread count: 300


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Cozy Earth Bamboo Sheets

The 100% viscose bamboo sheet set from Cozy Earth comes in five colors and offers the same crisp feel of the sheets you usually find in a luxury hotel. The fabric of these sheets is designed to wick sweat away from your body so you stay cooler and drier while you sleep. If pilling has been an issue for you in the past, these sheets may be your solution. They have a weave pattern that helps prevent pilling while remaining durable and comfy wash after wash. Cozy Earth sheets come in a sateen finish and arrive in a reusable tote. The fitted and flat sheets fit standard and deep pocket mattresses up to 20-inches tall.

Cloth: Bamboo
Color: White, Light Gray, Driftwood, Charcoal, Oat
Size: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Cal King, Split King
Thread count: 300


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Mellanni Sheets

If you’re looking for a sheet set that’s comfortable, easy to care for and budget-friendly at just under $35, look no further than Mellanni’s microfiber sheets. They come in 41 different colors so you can personalize your space in bold hues, pastels or neutral earth tones. The fitted sheet features elastic all around the edges (not just along the corners) so you get a snug fit with less slippage. The whole set is stain-, wrinkle- and fade-resistant — one reviewer mentioned that their sheets are still soft and haven’t faded at all after “countless washes” — and comes with the Mellanni Lifetime Promise. The promise guarantees that you can get a refund, no questions asked, without having to return the sheets.

Cloth: Brushed microfiber
Color: 41 different colors including Beige, Teal, Imperial Blue and Coral. Patterns include: Paisley Blue, Quatrefoil Gray, Checkered Burgundy and Striped Light Blue
Size: 15 different sizes including ‘Extra Deep Pocket’ versions (Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Cal King, Split King) and ‘Regular’ Twin-Cal King
Thread count: Not listed


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Lux Club 6pc sheets

This hypoallergenic LuxClub bamboo sheet set is made from bamboo-derived rayon that’s wrinkle free, fade resistant and moisture-wicking. The fabric is designed to help decrease the amount of irritating allergens like dander and dust that sometimes get trapped in bedding. Some reviewers also note that pet hair doesn’t get stuck to these sheets. LuxClub includes both a flat and fitted sheet in addition to four pillowcases for those of us who sleep with a few extra pillows.

Cloth: district
Color: 41 different colors including Aqua, Black, Burgundy, Tree Moss Green, Cream, Light Plum and Mocha
Size: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Cal King, Split King
Thread count: Not listed


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Parachute Linen Sheet Set

Made from European flax in a family-owned factory in Portugal, Parachute’s linen sheet set is known for its cloud-like softness — a feeling that’s only supposed to get plusher with every wash. The sheets come with a European Flax Standard certification, meaning that they’re authentic (derived and made from flax grown in Europe) and ethically produced. This set comes with two envelope pillowcases and a fitted sheet. Top sheets are available for an additional cost (which vary between $100-130 depending on the size ordered).

Cloth: linen
Color: Moss, Raisin, Cream, Dusk, Clay, White, Fog, Coal, Bone, Terra, Surplus
Size: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Cal King
Thread count: Not listed


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How to Choose the Best Bed Sheets for You

A comfortable night’s sleep feels a little different for everyone, so it’s no surprise that the bedding you love may keep your best friend awake into the wee hours. For example, hot sleepers need lightweight, breathable bedding; those who run cooler prefer thicker sheets they can snuggle into for maximum coziness. It really comes down to personal preference.

If you want a sheet set that you can toss into your washer/dryer, consider fabrics that are easy to care for, such as cotton. If you struggle to stay cool throughout the night, you’ll want to opt for lightweight sheets like Nectar’s Luxury Cotton set or Casper’s Hyperlite sheets.

Also, make sure the sheets you choose can fit the height of your mattress; for example, if you have a 15-inch mattress, you should be fine with sheets that accommodate depths up to 16-inches (like many of those on this list).

What Else to Consider

Depending on what you’re looking for, you may want sheets that feature a specific thread count. Fabrics with a higher thread count use finer thread, which means more yarn per square inch and thicker, often warmer, sheets. If you’re a hot sleeper, your best bet is to stick with lower thread counts to keep your body cool through the night.

To find the perfect sheets, you’ll also want to account for any additional bedding you’ve added to your mattress (like a mattress topper or protective cover). Toppers add height to your mattress that could cause your fitted sheet to pop off, and protective covers can interfere with the feel of your bedding against the mattress.

FAQ

What is the difference between bedding fabrics, finishes and weave patterns?

There are tons of different types of fabrics when it comes to bed sheets. Here’s a quick breakdown of some of the most common bedding types, finishes and patterns:

  • Cotton: soft, fluffy fiber that’s often used as a base material for different types of bedding
  • Microfiber: a synthetic material primarily made of polyester and sometimes made of nylon or cellulose
  • Bamboo: fabric derived from bamboo plant fibers that are spun into yarn; sometimes includes rayon or lyocell; similar to cotton sheets in feel and softness
  • Tencel: the trademarked name for rayon or lyocell; typically made from wood pulp or cellulose; has breathable, lightweight feel
  • Sateen: an under/over weave pattern (not a fabric)

Does thread count really make a difference?

When shopping for bed sheets, thread count isn’t the most important factor. Instead, pay attention to the quality of the yarn or other material used to make the sheets and pillowcases. Some shoppers associate lower thread count sheets with lower quality, but 200-thread count sheets made of high quality materials can feel as plush and soft as denser, higher thread count bedding. Plus, higher quality fabric will age better and last longer, even after going through several cycles of washing and drying.

Prices are accurate and items in stock as of publish time.

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