Summertime also brings plenty of heat to many around the world. Being too hot when you sleep is uncomfortable and your body temperature actually correlates with your overall quality of sleep. Sleep occurs when your body’s core temperature begins to drop.
There are several things you can do to help you sleep cooler in the summer such as purchasing a ceiling fan, or keeping shades or blinds closed during the day to keep the sun out. You should also make sure you have the best cooling bed sheets to get a good night’s rest.
Best Bed Sheet Fabric to Keep You Cool
Material is the most important and the first thing that should be considered when finding the right bed sheets for the hot summer months. Most people know not to purchase flannel, you should stick to cotton or other lightweight material. The reason is that you want fabrics made from natural materials and are more breathable to help keep you cool and dry.
Cotton is one of the most common materials used for bed sheets. The best cotton bed sheets are crisp but with a smooth feel. It is one of the most breathable fabrics that is made from natural materials. The specific weave used makes this more breathable, but the material itself allows your body heat to be released into the room, rather than being trapped in your bed and raising the temperature more. Cotton is a natural wicking fabric so that the moisture produced by your body at night (sweat) is drawn away from your body to keep you cool.
Cotton is also one of the most durable materials for bed sheets. It’s one of the reasons people use cotton fibers for lots of fabrics. Some people can use the same cotton bed sheets for many years until the colors start to fade. It is easy to launder at home and maintain good quality bed sheets.
We also make sure that we follow the OEKO-TEX ® Standard 100plus certified process for sustainable practices throughout the production chain. We use the finest quality materials and work with individuals, businesses, and communities to create the best bed sheets.
Best Sheet Weave to Keep You Cool
Once you’ve decided on the fabric, it’s important to consider the weave. For cotton fabrics, the two that are most common are percale and sateen.
Percale cotton is a smooth woven fabric known for its matte finish. It’s cool to the touch and actually becomes softer over time and after laundering.
One member of the Threaded community said this about the Classic Essential Percale sheets: “These sheets look and feel amazing.” Another described them as “the most comfortable sheets I have ever used.”
Percale cotton can will also keep you cool because it is lightweight and more breathable. It’s perfect for the ideal luxurious night’s sleep. Consider removing the top sheet as well to eliminate one layer that could weigh you down.
Sateen sheets combine the strength and durability of cotton with the luxurious feel of satin. It’s the perfect combination for those who are looking for a silky, smooth feel of their bed sheets.
Sateen sheets have a sheen to them, but unlike the satin weave, Sateen is made from cotton fibers that have been combed or carded to make them longer. By using Egyptian cotton fibers to create the weave, the result is a very fine and loose weave to create the cooler finish.
One member of the Threaded community wrote this about the Luxe Essential Sateen sheets: “They are soft, unlike any sheets I have had before. Every night feels like crawling into a lap of luxury.”
Additional Factors to Consider
Once you have decided on your fabric and weave, there are other factors to consider when choosing the best sheets for summer time.
The color of your sheets is important to consider if you’re looking for cooler bed sheets. Lighter colors will not absorb the warmth during the day, unlike darker colors. For a cooler sleep, consider colors like white, beige, ivory, blue or gray.
Making sure you have the right size of bed sheets is important. At Threaded, we had this in mind as we designed the best sheets for your home. The fitted sheets have continuous elastic for ease of fit. The sheets also were designed with an extra deep pocket to fit your extra deep luxury mattress. The flat sheet is oversized to make it more comfortable for your bed and make it better for sharing.
Many people have used thread count as a way to find the best bed sheets. Thread count is the measure of threads per square inch. One should use thread count in consideration with other aspects of the bed sheets (such as material, weave, and fit). Threaded’s bed sheets range from 300 to 600 thread count to make very soft, comfortable and durable bed sheets.
Looking at the yarn can also help you determine the quality of your bed sheet. The yarn size, ply of yarn, and the number of ply per inch all impact the quality of bed sheets. Yarn size is the fineness of each yarn. The higher the yarn size, the finer the yarn. Egyptian cotton has the best, long staple yarn size.
Ply of yarn refers to the number of yarns in a thread. Single-ply thread means that there is one strand yarn that makes up the thread. Superfine yarns can be twisted together creating two-ply yarn. Because you can have multi-ply yarns, you can actually have a higher thread count. So it’s important to look at both thread count and ply to understand the quality. Our Classic Essential Percale Sheets are two-ply and our Luxe Essential Sateen Sheets is single-ply.
In the summertime, many people are enjoying the late nights out and long days in the sun. The feeling you get as you crawl into bed should be one that is of comforting and allowing you to rest from the day. Choosing the right type of bed sheets for your bed is the perfect way to make sure you fall into luxury in your bed. For Louis, he found luxury with his Threaded sheet set. He said, “I’ve never experienced a night’s sleep like I did on these sheets. My first thought was ‘Now I have to replace all my other sheets.’”