What Kinds of Sheets are Soft and Cool?

You’ve heard people talk about quality sheets with high thread counts and special fabrics, but do you know what will give you a good night's rest? Keep some core factors in mind when thinking about the best bedding for your sleep, such as whether you are a hot sleeper and need cool sheets for peak comfort.

The Spruce reminds us that bed sheets aren't what they used to be. Bedding companies offer so much more than white cotton bed sheets that were probably more functional than comfortable. The array of options is dizzying since you can choose the style, color, pattern, and fabric best for you. 

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If you are launching your own mission to find soft sheets that are cool and comfortable, you might need some guidance in a vast sea of options.

Why Invest in the Softer, Cooler Sheets for Your Bed?

Whether you live in a hot area of the country, your body temperature naturally runs high, or you are experiencing menopause, you probably want to invest in cool sheets for optimal comfort. When your sheets are too warm and made for colder climates, you might find yourself tossing, turning, sweating, and waking all night long. You need the right bed sheets to mitigate the problems associated with feeling overheated. No one wants to try to get a good night's sleep while sticky and sweaty. Fortunately, bedding designers and manufacturers have come up with some solutions to help you sleep in cool blissful comfort.

How Can You Find Soft and Cool Sheets?

Along with your cooling comforter for hot summer nights, you need to find cool bed sheets since they come into direct contact with your body overnight. When it is time to start shopping for your bed sheets, you need to keep some key points in mind, such as the type of fabric, thread count, measurements, and cleaning instructions. Your new bed sheets are an investment, so you want to make sure you make the best choice and know how to take care of them.

Take some time to dig deeper into different considerations you need to make before deciding on your new sheets.

Do You Need Cool Sheets?

Depending on the conditions listed above, you might need sheets to stay cool against your body at night. If you've ever needed to turn your bed pillow to the "cool side," you have an idea of what people go through when their whole body is overheated, and they wish they could flip the sheets and everything else to get some relief. If you have felt like that recently, you definitely need cooling sheets.

Fabric Makes a Big Difference in Cool and Soft Sheets

One of the key components for sheets that keep you cool is the fabric used. Learn about some of the most popular types of fabric:

  • Cotton. While cotton bed sheets are cool in theory, allowing for breathability, they falter when it comes to sweating. If your body temperature rises high enough while you sleep and you break a sweat, you are stuck sleeping in damp sheets. So, cotton sheets are fine if you can maintain the room's temperature and if you are confident your body isn't running warm, but they are a gamble when it comes to overnight comfort.
  • Linen. Linen traps less heat than cotton because of its loose weave. However, linen does not check the soft box!
  • Performance Fabric. Our SMART Fabric was specially designed using high-performance sleep textiles to help sleepers like you enjoy a cool and regulated night's sleep without interruption.

    You Don't Need to Sacrifice Style to Enjoy Softer, Cooler Sheets

    You might think that cooling sheets come in a limited range of colors and styles. Say it isn’t so! (It isn’t). PeachSkinSheets come in 24 vibrant colors:

    • Classic White
    • Brushed Silver
    • Graphite Gray
    • Eggplant
    • French Blue
    • Vanilla Bean
    • Toasted Marshmallow
    • Beach Blue
    • Mariner Blue
    • Sage Green
    • Lavender Mist
    • Almond Ivory
    • Mint Julep
    • Harvest Gold
    • Butter Cream Yellow
    • Pumpkin Spice
    • Cotton Candy Pink
    • The Real Teal
    • Light Mocha
    • Red Velvet
    • Georgia Peach
    • Deep Crimson Red
    • Midnight Black
    • Chocolate

    As you can see, you can match your set of bed sheets to your decor or comforter to add an element of visual, soothing comfort. And as you read and drift into sleep each night, you’ll know you will stay cooler and drier!

    Why Is Performance Fabric the Best Choice for a Cool Night's Sleep?

    We designed SMART Fabric with hot sleepers in mind, but regular sleepers can certainly enjoy our sheets too. Everyone can enjoy SMART Fabric sheets because we use poly-fibers that are so small they make it easy for moisture to evaporate instead of absorbing and drenching the material like so many others do.

    Therefore, if you are not a hot sleeper, you don't have to worry about getting cold using our sheets since your body temperature stays regulated. Our sheets will feel cool, dry, and soft without any additional coolness. And our breathable, cooling fabric makes it possible for every sleeper to get a good and sound sleep!

    Say goodbye to the effects of night sweats if you are going through menopause, thanks to the athletic-grade performance of our lightweight poly fiber fabric. Our fabric wicks away moisture instead of absorbing it and transferring it back to you as a soggy, middle-of-the-night surprise.

    You shouldn't have to give up soft and luxurious sleeping comfort to avoid a sweaty night's sleep. Try sheets with both a high thread count level of softness and a cooling effect for delicate, soft, and gentle sleep. Even better, you don't need to break your sheets in to get them to soften up. They are fluffed and cozy right out of the package and will stay that way, wash after wash!


    7 Things To Think About Before You Buy Bed Sheets (thespruce.com)
    Is Cotton the Most Breathable Fabric for Hot Weather? (travelfashiongirl.com)