With the warm weather upon us, you may be wondering if it’s time to change your sheets. We spend about a third of our lives sleeping so it’s important to make sure our bed is comfortable and ready to deliver a good night’s rest. Getting a good night’s rest not only relies on having a comfortable mattress, but sheets can also play a big factor in sleep quality. Some sheet fabrics are more breathable, while others are better for insulating heat.
Here are our recommendations for the best sheets for every season!
Summer: Linen sheets
Linen sheets are the best fabric for summer. Why? They’re one of the most breathable options to help regulate temperature, and they wick away moisture better than cotton does. Keep in mind that linen can be a little more rough than the standard cotton, so if you’re looking for a compromise, consider fitted cotton sheets and pillow shams, while using a linen duvet cover so you can still enjoy the cozy feeling of a comforter during the summer.
The fall is a tricky time of year because it’s starts off warm catching the tail end of summer and starts to get cooler mid-season as winter approaches. Sateen is a great option for Fall because it’s a tightly woven fabric which makes it heavier than cotton making it a great option for those months where the temperature can fluctuate. Sateen is also super comfortable making it the closest fabric you can sleep on to satin, and bonus: It’s much more durable and affordable!
This one probably comes as no surprise since mom was always wrapping us up to go play outside in flannel clothing during the winter. Flannel is a great option for winter sheets because they tend to be soft and warm woven fabric that doesn’t irritate the skin, but they’re also breathable which allows for air circulation and are moisture wicking. Another bonus of flannel sheets are that they’re quite durable making them easy to take care of. They can be washed at any temperature and won’t cause damage to the sheets.
Heading into warmer months, percale is a great spring option when you still want to feel warm, but looking for something a little more lightweight and breathable as the temperature starts to rise. These sheets are super durable and the fabric actually improves with every wash.