Best Cooling Sheets
A buyer’s guide to cooling sheets, including what to look for and the top cooling bed sheets available today.
Written by Loren Bullock, Mattress & Bedding Expert
Our team of Certified Sleep Science Coaches has reviewed hundreds of mattresses and sleep products for over eight years using hands-on testing. We assess each sleep product for comfort, support, cooling, firmness, pressure relief, and more. Learn more.
In This Article
I’ll go over our top picks for the best cooling sheets. I will also share key details to pay attention to when sheet shopping, how to determine if you need cooling sheets, and how to care for them after purchase. This review has been updated with our most recent testing and sheet picks.
Depending on your body weight, the climate you live in, and whether or not you sleep with a partner, staying cool throughout the night can be a challenge. Of course, no one enjoys waking up to a moist bed and realizing they broke a sweat throughout the night, but the ability to stay cool can also be an indicator of your sleep quality.
According to sleep experts, your body temperature should decrease to initiate sleep, and things like your bedroom temperature, pajamas, and bedsheets can help facilitate that process. Whether you’re interested in cooling sheets for personal preference or for your health, we’ve rounded up the best sheets to keep you cooler than a cucumber.
The Best Cooling Sheets of 2023
- Sleep Number True Temp Sheets – Nerd’s Pick
- Cozy Earth Bamboo Sheets – Best Luxury Cooling Sheets
- Parachute Percale Sheets – Best Cooling Percale Sheets
- Saatva Organic Sateen Sheets – Best Cooling Sateen Sheets
- Luxome Sheets – Best Value Cooling Sheets
- Layla Bamboo Sheets – Best Cooling Bamboo Sheets
Video Review: Best Sheets for Hot Sleepers
Join Becca in the Nerd lab as she gives you a run down of our top cooling sheet picks.
Chosen by Experts and Advocates
To assemble our list of the best cooling sheets, our team of mattress and bedding experts tested and evaluated about 30 different sheet sets, looking at factors such as temperature regulation, quality of materials, comfort, and more. Check out the individual reviews to learn more about the testing process and how each sheet set performed.
Nerd’s Pick: Sleep Number True Temp Sheets
The True Temp sheets are made from a 300-thread-count blend of cotton, polyester, and spandex—though cotton is the main material. This fabric mix creates a smooth, yet crisp and breathable, material, which supports Sleep Number’s proprietary cooling technology. The 37.5 technology works to adapt to your body’s temperature and humidity level to maintain a balance—not too hot and not too cold.
Before you get too excited, it’s important to point out that these Sleep Number sheets only come in Queen, King (Standard, Split, and FlexTop), and California King (Standard, Split, and FlexTop). Unfortunately if you have a smaller bed, these sheets won’t be available to you. It’s a bummer, we know.
How We Select Nerd’s Pick
The Nerd’s Pick in our best cooling sheets roundup are the sheets that sleep the coolest. In our testing, the True Temp sheets earned a perfect score in temperature regulation. That result, plus the high quality of its construction, earned it the top spot in our list. We think you’ll love the Sleep Number sheets, but make sure to peruse the rest of our picks to ensure the True Temp sheets are right for you.
Who Might Like the True Temp Sheets
- Those who like crisp sheets: The True Temp sheets offer a crisp and cool hotel-sheet feel instead of softness. If you get your best sleep at a hotel, the True Temp sheets are right up your alley.
- Combination sleepers: Combo sleepers tend to move around to different sleeping positions throughout the night. The Sleep Number sheets have secure straps that keep your bedding in place as you toss and turn.
- Folks with colorful bedrooms: You can pick from nine different colors at checkout; they are a variety of muted tones. If you want sheets to match the color palette of your room, chances are you’ll find what you’re looking for.
Who Might Not Like the True Temp Sheets
- Those who enjoy soft sheets: Because the sheets have that crisp, cool feel, the True Temp sheets won’t be best for folks who like a soft set of sheets. Instead, we recommend our next pick, the Cozy Earth Bamboo Sheets.
- People with allergies: If you have sensitive skin or allergies, know that the True Temp sheets are not made with organic or hypoallergenic materials.
- Children or folks who have a smaller bed size: The Sleep Number sheets are not offered in Twin, Twin XL, or Full sizes, so if you have a smaller bed, you will have to search elsewhere.
Other User Reviews
Out of 10,000 reviews on Sleep Number’s website, the True Temp sheets earned 4.6 out of 5 stars. Negative reviews complain about the feel and lack of hypoallergenic materials, citing allergic reactions. Positive reviews praise the cooling materials, some saying it’s the first time they truly slept cool.
Learn more in our Sleep Number True Temp Sheets review.
Best Luxury Cooling Sheets: Cozy Earth Bamboo Sheets
Cozy Earth Bamboo Sheets
The Cozy Earth bamboo sheets are the softest sheets I’ve ever felt. They’re made entirely from organic and hypoallergenic bamboo viscose, which gives the sheets their silky, airy, and luxurious feel
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The Cozy Earth sheets are incredibly buttery and silky smooth. They’re made from 100 percent bamboo viscose with a sateen weave—a match made in heaven for bedding. Bamboo is a great material for regulating body temperature, wicking moisture, and keeping cool. Plus, they’re hypoallergenic.
When you lie down, the Cozy Earth sheets drape over you while still feeling breathable and airy. The fitted sheet also has deep pockets, which is ideal for tall mattresses or beds stacked with a thick mattress topper.
Who Might Like the Cozy Earth Bamboo Sheets
- People with allergies: Bamboo is a naturally allergen-resistant material, making it a great option for folks with sensitive skin and allergies.
- Those who like soft sheets: These are some of the softest sheets I’ve ever laid my hands on. If you want all-out luxurious, laundry-commercial comfort, these are the best fit we’ve ever tested.
- Eco-conscious shoppers: The sheets are made of fabric derived from the bamboo plant. There are no synthetic materials in this sheet set.
Who Might Not Like the Cozy Earth Bamboo Sheets
- Folks on a budget: The Cozy Earth sheets are certainly not cheap. A Queen-size set is about $400.
- Those who like crisp sheets: If you enjoy the crisp, hotel feel, chances are you won’t like the Cozy Earth sheets because they have the exact opposite feel: Buttery soft.
Other User Reviews
The Cozy Earth Bamboo sheets have an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars based on over 5,000 reviews. Most negative reviews complain of pilling after a few washes, but reviews are overall positive, praising the quality, softness, and breathability of the sheets.
Best Cooling Percale Sheets: Parachute Percale Sheets
Parachute Percale Sheet Set
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The Parachute Percale sheets are for crisp-bedding lovers who need to stay sweat-free throughout the night. We love that they’re made with 100 percent long-staple Egyptian cotton: The Egyptian cotton gives them a smooth feel, but the percale weave maintains breathability. As for sizing and color options, you get to pick from every standard size (Twin to California King), and seven different neutral colors.
Who Might Like the Parachute Sheets
- Those who like the feel of hotel sheets: Parachute sheets have that classic hotel feel. They’re crisp and cool, like you’re lying in bed after a hotel pool day with the air conditioning blasting.
- People with tall mattresses: These sheets have 16 inch pockets, which fits most tall beds.
Who Might Not Like the Parachute Sheets
- Folks who sleep with a top sheet: Unfortunately, the Parachute sheet set does not come with a top sheet. If you’re #teamflatsheet, you’ll have to buy it separately.
- Color sticklers: The Percale sheets only come in two white shades. If you love color in your bedding, these may not be the best choice for you.
Other User Reviews
Parachute’s website shows 4,403 reviews with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars. Negative reviews call out the lack of softness and the colors not matching the advertised picture. The positive reviews enjoy how cool these sheets sleep and how high the quality is.
Learn more in our Parachute sheets review.
Best Cooling Sateen Sheets: Saatva Organic Sateen Sheets
Saatva Organic Sateen Sheet Set
The Saatva Organic Sateen sheets are luxurious, 300 thread count sateen weave sheets. Their silky and buttery feel, and lightweight feel make them perfect for shoppers looking to splurge a bit on quality sheets.
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Sateen sheets are known for being silky soft and a bit thicker than percale sheets, but the Saatva Organic Sateen sheet set still manages to work wonderfully for hot sleepers. Saatva is luxurious, cool to the touch, and high quality thanks to the 100 percent long-staple cotton fabric and 300 thread-count sateen weave.
After their first wash, you should notice the softness increase without sacrificing breathability. Usually, the higher the thread count, the warmer the sheets sleep, so you want to aim for sheets that fall between 200-400 thread count, and Saatva hits that sweet spot right in the middle.
Who Might Like the Saatva Sheets
- Folks who like softer sheets: The sateen weave on these cotton sheets gives them a buttery soft finish, ideal for people who enjoy climbing into bed with soft sheets.
- Eco-conscious people: Saatva made these sheets with 100 percent organic materials. If you prefer to shop green, these sheets check all the boxes.
Who Might Not Like the Saatva Sheets
- Budget shoppers: A Queen-size sheet set is nearly $300, which we don’t consider to be budget friendly.
- Percale fans: If you prefer a crisper feel, we suggest a percale weave over a sateen one.
Other User Reviews
On the Saatva website, the Sateen Sheets have 4.7 out of 5 stars. Reviewers think the sheets are soft, cooling, and comfortable, but some negative reviews criticize the high price and limited color choices.
Best Value Cooling Sheets: Luxome Sheets
Luxome Luxury Sheet Set
These luxurious sheets from LUXOME are made from 100% pure viscose bamboo with a 400 thread count, which means they're silky soft, breathable, and durable.
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4.90 / 5
Best value doesn’t mean that these sheets are cheap, it means they give you a ton of bang for your buck. The Luxome sheets are made from bamboo viscose and naturally wick moisture and regulate temperature. They also have a silky, shiny finish that both looks and feels like luxury. A Queen set can be yours for around $150, a price that we think is more than fair for this high-quality product.
Who Might Like the Luxome Sheets
- Budget shoppers: Bamboo sheets tend to be pretty expensive (like in the $300–$400 range), so these bamboo viscose sheets come at a great budget price.
- Those with sensitive skin: Made with hypoallergenic fabric, like bamboo, Luxome is a good match for folks with allergies.
Who Might Not Like the Luxome Sheets
- People looking for durable sheets: Reviews report the sheets beginning to pill after a few washes, so make sure to care for your sheets; just know that they may not last as long as most pricey sets.
- Those with Full-size mattresses: Full is the only size Luxome doesn’t offer.
Other User Reviews
On Amazon, the Luxome sheets have 4.5 out of 5 stars. Negative reviews complain the sheets start to show signs of wear and tear after a few washes. Positive reviews praise the soft, temperature-regulating feel.
Not feeling Luxome? Check out our list of the best affordable sheets instead.
Best Cooling Baboo Sheets: Layla Bamboo Sheets
Layla Bamboo Sheets
These sheets are breathable and odor-resistant.
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4.50 / 5
The Layla Bamboo sheets are made from 100 percent bamboo viscose with a 300 thread count for a silky smooth feel and sheer finish. If you’re into the texture of silk, we think you’ll love these sheets.
These sheets don’t retain much heat, which is exactly what landed them on this list. The 300-thread-count, bamboo-viscose construction makes these sheets lightweight and hypoallergenic. They’re only available in white or gray, but what they lack in color options they make up for in stylishness—the sheer finish will look fantastic in just about any bedroom.
Who Might Like the Layla Sheets
- Combination sleepers: The Layla sheets are soft, smooth, and a bit slippery. If you toss and turn at night, you shouldn’t get tangled in the sheets.
- People with allergies: Bamboo is a hypoallergenic material: A great sheet fabric for folks with allergies.
- Value shoppers: You can get a Queen-size set for under $150, which is a value price for organic bamboo fabric.
Who Might Not Like the Layla Sheets
- People with a tall mattress: The pockets on these sheets are not as deep as some others we’ve tested. Be aware of this if your mattress is 15 inches or taller.
- Those who want color options: You can pick between white and gray…and that’s it.
Other User Reviews
The Layla Bamboo sheets received 4.5 out of 5 stars from reviews on their website. Negative reviews called out the smaller pockets and said that they sleep too cold to be good for winter. Positive reviews highlighted the comfort and cooling capabilities.
Not sold on Layla? Check out our list of the best bamboo sheets instead.
What to Look for When Shopping for Cooling Sheets
The ideal cooling sheet set will allow your body to settle into a temperature that’s comfortable for sleep and remain that way throughout the night. They’re a must-have during the hot, muggy months of summer or if you live in a place that’s warm year-round. We also recommend them if you tend to sleep hot regardless of the season, which can be an issue for tall or overweight individuals, and those with a partner who sleeps hot.
This buyer’s guide will tell you everything you need to know about cooling sheets, so you pick the best set for you. And, if you want to make a big change to keep yourself cooling, consider checking out our list of the best mattresses for hot sleepers.
Not all fabrics are created equal when it comes to their ability to help you reach the ideal sleeping temperature, which is roughly 65 degrees. Hot sleepers need extra-breathable materials like cotton, linen, bamboo, silk, microfiber, and tencel, which, when not blended with other materials, sleep much cooler than other fabrics.
Egyptian is the most popular cotton choice, but it is also the most expensive. Linen comes in even cooler than Egyptian cotton and can be found at a wide variety of prices. Fabrics like microfiber, Tencel, and bamboo can be even more affordable.
Thread count is most often associated with softness, with higher thread counts indicating a softer feel. This number can also indicate a sheet’s cooling properties. Higher thread count sheets have more threads per square inch, which may leave you warm and sweaty. A thread count of 200 to 400 is a nice range to aim for when looking for cooling sheets, but the ideal number will vary depending on the fabric you choose.
Learn more in our What Is the Best Thread Count for Sheets? article.
Natural and Organic Options
“Organic” and “natural” are becoming common terms in the bedding industry as manufacturers warm up to consumers who are environmentally conscious. Natural and organic products (like cotton and bamboo) can hike up prices a fair amount, so you’ll want to check the label for certifications regarding these claims.
The term weave refers to how the fabric is stitched together. The weave affects the breathability of the fabric as well as its texture, two qualities that, in turn, impact how much moisture the end product will retain and how it will feel to the touch. Here are the weaves that are best for cooling, breathable sheets.
- Percale: Percale sheets are lightweight, breathable, and a favorite among hot sleepers. They have a matte finish that’s crisp and cool, and the weave pattern helps improve durability and reduce pilling.
- Sateen: Sateen has an aesthetically pleasing sheen but a friendlier price point than its sister fabric, silk. It feels slightly heavier than percale but still airy to the touch. Learn more in sateen vs. percale.
- Satin: This is a pricier, luxurious material with a weave that allows breathability and coolness.
Care and Maintenance
When shopping for the best cooling sheets for your bed, you’ll likely notice the variety of styles, colors, patterns, sizes, and materials available. While each sheet set will come with its own unique instructions for care, most cooling sheet sets are machine washable. To play it safe, we recommend washing sheets on a cool setting and drying on a low heat or air dry setting. Some manufacturers may recommend hang-drying sheets.
Pay careful attention to labels when treating stains. Some sheets may take bleach well, but it could ruin others. When in doubt, use the least chemically aggressive method possible. Most bedding companies also have cleaning details on their websites, if the tag on the product doesn’t provide clear instructions or warnings.
Who Might Need Cooling Sheets?
Cooling sheets have increased greatly in popularity over the last few years, but here’s a list of individuals they may be appropriate for to help you evaluate whether cooling sheets would be a good fit for you.
- If you live in a warmer climate, like Florida, where temperatures are high throughout the year.
- If you live in a place where spring and summer are particularly hot and humid.
- If you or your partner are overweight and tend to sleep hot throughout the night.
- If you frequently wake from perspiration in the middle of the night or often wake to a moist, sweaty bed.
- If you work out regularly and experience slightly higher body temperatures throughout the night, regardless of climate or bodyweight.
- If you’re a woman going through menopause and experiencing unexpected hot flashes, or if you’re a woman and regularly experience an increase in body temperature around your menstrual cycle.
- If your home or apartment has a weak air-conditioning system, or you’re trying to cut energy costs and avoid turning on fans or lowering the thermostat.
Whether you have night sweats year-round, occasionally sleep hot on a particularly warm evening, or anticipate hosting guests who you suspect to be hot sleepers, owning at least one set of sheets with proven cooling properties is a good idea.
More Cooling Options
We already mentioned the best cooling mattresses, but there are plenty of other options for those who tend to get uncomfortably hot at night. You could try a cooling pillow or a cooling pillowcase, which are two relatively affordable options.
If you’re in the market for a new blanket, consider a cooling weighted blanket or a cooling comforter. Or, if you want a more substantial change but don’t feel like buying a whole new mattress, check out our list of the best cooling mattress toppers. Remember, your thermostat may not be the only problem when it comes to overheating at night. A simple change to your mattress and its accessories can make a world of difference.
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Recap of the Best Cooling Sheets
|Sleep Number True Temp Sheets||Nerd’s Pick||Cotton/polyester blend|
|Cozy Earth Bamboo Sheets||Best Luxury Sheets||Bamboo viscose|
|Parachute Percale Sheets||Best Percale Sheets||Long staple cotton|
|Saatva Organic Sateen Sheets||Best Sateen Sheets||Organic cotton|
|Luxome Sheets||Best Value Sheets||Bamboo viscose|
|Layla Bamboo Sheets||Best Bamboo Sheets||Bamboo viscose|
The best cooling sheets have a thread count between 200–400, a loose weave, and breathable materials. All of our picks check that box, but we highly recommend cotton or bamboo sheets for moisture-wicking comfort. Good luck on your sheet-buying journey!
FAQs About Cooling Sheets
What type of sheets sleep the coolest?
The coolest types of sheets are made of cotton, Tencel, or bamboo. These sheets should have a looser weave, so air flows through the fabric and your body heat doesn’t get trapped. When it comes to thread count, anything that falls in the 200–400 range should be good for hot sleepers.
Do cooling sheets actually work?
Cooling sheets do work when compared to warmer sheets like fleece and flannel. Be aware that sheets are not the only thing to consider when you sleep hot. Your mattress should have cooling infusions and breathability, and so should your pillow, mattress topper, and any other bedding accessories. Make sure to keep your bedroom between 65–67 degrees to help you stay cool.
What kind of sheets feel cool and crisp?
Percale sheets are the type that feel crisp and smooth. Percale is a weave typically used with cotton fabric. The higher the quality of the cotton, the smoother your sheets will be. The percale weave gives the cotton that crisp, cool feel you’re used to from hotels.
How do I keep my bed sheets cool?
There are a couple of tips and tricks to keeping your bed sheets cool: The first is putting them in the freezer before bedtime. You can also try keeping the fan on in your room all night to keep air flowing. You can also use a cooling mattress topper, like the Eight Sleep, to keep your sheets cool all night.
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Loren is the Lead Mattress Reviewer at Mattress Nerd. She has prioritized sleeping for as long as she can remember, rarely deviating from seven to nine hours each night. As an editor on Mattress Nerd and a Certified Sleep Science Coach, Loren aims to help people achieve optimal sleep health and pick the best sleep accessories for their needs. You can find her testing mattresses, exploring the best sleep hacks, and telling you about her findings on Mattress Nerd’s YouTube channel and on TikTok.
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