The ultimate guide to buying bed sheets you'll love

This comprehensive guide is designed to help you buy sheets you'll love. Temperature plays a key role in reaching satisfying, deep sleep but the right temperature is different for each person.

Therefore, finding the right sheet for you is partly understanding how hot or cold you are at night and reaching a decision about which sheets are right for you.

Find out why some bed sheets are cool, some are hot, some are crisp and some are soft. Learn how to choose the right sheet for your sleep temperature and what thread count, cotton quality, sateen, percale and other terms really mean. Ultimately, understand how to buy the right bed sheet for you.

1 – An introduction to buying bed sheets you'll love

2 – What are sheets made from?

3 – Yarns and weaves

4 – How thread count really works

5 – Coming soon, caring for your ultimate sheets

If you're in a hurry, here's a quick summary of the guide. If you want to know why, start the guide.

Cold sleepers

  • Cotton or synthetics
  • Multi-ply yarns (trap more heat and maintain hotter temperatures)
  • Sateen weave (softer and hotter)
  • Higher thread counts like 600TC + (trap more heat)

Hot sleepers

  • Cotton or linen
  • Single-ply yarns (breathe better and maintain cooler temperatures)
  • Percale weave (cooler and crisper)
  • Lower thread counts like 250TC (cooler, breathe better)

Hot & Cold sleepers in the same bed

  • Cotton or linen, then use layers
  • Single-ply yarns (breathe better and maintain cooler temperatures)
  • Percale weave (cooler and crisper) then use layers
  • Lower thread counts (cooler, breathe better)
  • The cold sleeper uses layers to get warmer