Best Cooling Bed Sheets for Hot Sleepers-The Coolest Sheets for Hot Nights

By Oktay Ozadam

Cooling Sheets for Hot Sleepers

Today we'll be going over the best cooling bed sheets for hot sleepers, to save you from the terrible experience of tossing and turning in a hot and sweaty bed.

There are several important factors that go into making a cool set of sheets for hot sleepers or those who live in particularly warm and humid climates. The sheet material needs to be breathable, moisture-wicking, and have a smooth, cool texture.

Cotton is the standard sheet material due to its durability and softness, but it tends to retain moisture, and depending on the weave, it isn't always the best choice for hot sleepers.

Sateen and especially percale cotton with a thread count in the 250-400 range are the best choices for cooling cotton sheets.

Linen is an overall cool-feeling fabric regardless of the weave or thread count, although it tends to run more expensive than cotton.

There are also a plethora of new synthetic sheet materials on the market nowadays, including rayon and polyester. These are usually cheaper and less moisture absorbing, but aren't always as breathable as natural fibers.

Overall the best choice for any individual will depend on their budget and personal preferences. That's why we'll be reviewing thirteen of the best bed sheets for hot sleepers, to make it easy for you to choose the right sheet to fit your needs.

Best Cooling Sheets For Hot Sleepers

Snowe Linen Sheet Set

While the Snowe Linen sheets are far and away from the most expensive product on this list, they may also be the most luxurious. They're made of high-quality Belgian flax and treated with air-washing technology to leave the linen as soft as high thread count cotton.

If you're looking for sheets that stay cool regardless of the weather, linen is always an excellent choice. Linen sheets are consistently cooler feeling compared to cotton and tend to be incredibly long lasting so that the initial high cost can pay off in the long run.

One common downside of linen is that it isn't always as effortlessly soft as cotton. Most reviewers of the Snowe sheets didn't have an issue with this, but a couple noted that the texture was lumpier than they would have liked. If you're particularly sensitive to fabric texture, these might not be the best sheets for you.

  • Linen: cooling and long lasting
  • Machine washable
  • Extra large to accommodate any mattress depth
  • Air washed to increase softness
  • OEKO-TEX certified
  • Expensive
  • Some reviewers found the texture to be lumpier than expected
Linen Sheet Set by Snowe

Magnolia Organics Dream Collection Sheet Set

Whether you prefer organic, eco-friendly products or are just looking to save money on some cool-sleeping cotton sheets, this is the perfect sheet set for you!

The Magnolia Organics sheet set is the cheapest cotton set on this list at only $74.95. It's made from the typical sateen, with a middle of the road 300 thread count.

What sets these sheets apart is that they are fully GOTS certified organic and fair trade. The sheets are also colored with Azo-Free, low impact dyes that are free from toxic heavy metals.

Rather than only having elastic on the corners, the Magnolia Organics sheets have elastic encompassing the entire rim. No more waking up with one corner of the sheet slipped off! This was a favorite feature of several Amazon reviewers.

Another unique feature is the fact that these sheets come packed in a reusable shoulder bag that can be used to carry groceries after the sheets are unpacked. While not everyone will find this useful, I think it's a nice little addition.

These sheets suffer from the common reviewer complaints of low durability and snagging in the washing machine.

  • GOTS certified organic and fair trade
  • Eco-friendly
  • Azo-Free, low impact dyes
  • 15-inch drop for thick mattresses
  • 360 degree elastic
  • Comes packed in a reusable shoulder bag
  • Machine washable
  • Cotton tends to be less breathable
  • Some reviews claim low durability and not holding up well in the wash
Organics Dream Collection Sheet Set by Magnolia

Mellanni Bed Sheet Set

If you're on a tight budget or just looking to save your hard earned money, these are the perfect sheets for you. At only $24.70, these polyester sheets are an incredible deal.

This set of sheets comes in a whopping 38 color options, including several patterns, so you can easily match your bedding with your bedroom décor. They also come with deep corner pockets and 360 degrees elastic around the rim of the sheets to make them exceptionally easy to fit on to your bed.

Certain polyester materials are known to shrink in the wash, but these sheets are specially treated to hold their shape and resist shrinkage. Unfortunately, some reviewers did find that they tend to shed fabric when washed, so it may be best to only wash these sheets by themselves.

One of the unfortunate downsides of polyester microfiber is that it doesn't absorb moisture as readily as other materials, so some people feel trapped under the blanket with all their sweat. This drawback was reflected in a handful of reviewers that found these sheets too hot. If you're prone to night sweats, this may be a product to avoid.

  • 38 color options including patterns
  • Inexpensive
  • Lifetime guarantee
  • 360 degree elastic and deep corner pockets
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Shrink resistant
  • Machine washable
  • Polyester can sometimes trap moisture
  • Sheds fibers in the wash
  • Some reviewers found it hot
Bed Sheet Set by Melani

PeachSkinSheets Night Sweats: The Original Moisture Wicking Sheet Set

If you suffer from nighttime hot flashes or heavy sweating, these sheets may make a huge difference in your quality of sleep: They were designed specifically for those suffering from night sweats or other excess humidity under the covers.

The SMART microfiber fabric allows for a high level of ventilation and also has the benefit of exceptionally good moisture wicking capabilities. Perhaps the best feature of these sheets for night sweaters it that they are sweat resistant and dry from full wetness in only 15-20 minutes.

The polyester fabric is hypoallergenic compared to natural fibers like flax or cotton and comes in 19 different colors. Most polyester sheets are quite inexpensive, but due to the added features, these are rather costly at $89.95.

Some reviewers have complained that the sheets are overly thin and prone to becoming rough with prolonged use. As with many of these sheets, there have also been mentions of the sheets developing runs or snags from being in the washing machine.

  • Moisture wicking
  • SMART fabric: high ventilation and fast drying
  • Hypoallergenic
  • 30-day money back guarantee
  • 1-year warranty
  • 19 color options
  • Machine washable
  • Overly thin
  • May develop runs or snags after being washed
  • Some reviewers found they become rough with prolonged use
  • Expensive for polyester sheets
Night Sweats Sheet by PeachSkinSheets

Parachute Sateen Sheet Set

The cotton in these sheets is 100% Egyptian, which is considered to be the gold standard for soft, durable cotton. It also has a sateen weave, making for exceptionally silky sheets that generally feel cooler than regular cotton.

Sateen has a reputation for being wrinkle-resistant compared to other fabrics, and that certainly holds true for these sheets: Multiple reviewers commented on how they rarely looked wrinkled even after heavy use.

Unfortunately, there were some reviewer complaints, including that the sheets tended to collect a lot of lint in the wash and didn't hold up well after repeated washings. Some also found the sateen fabric to be uncomfortably slippery, though that might be a matter of personal preference.

These are the most expensive set of cotton sheets on this list, so while they are certainly luxurious and high quality, they may not be the best option if you're on a tight budget.

  • High-quality Egyptian cotton
  • Sateen cotton: soft and sleek
  • Wrinkle-resistant
  • Good customer service
  • Machine washable
  • Thread count not listed
  • Cotton tends to retain moisture
  • Reviewer complaints of a lack of durability
  • On the expensive side for cotton
Sateen Sheet Set by Parachute

Brooklinen Classic Core Sheet Set

The Brooklinen Classic Sheets are the only ones on our list with percale weave cotton. Although sateen is more popular due to its silky texture, percale weave is considered the best for keeping cool.

The percale weave makes these sheets crisp, lightweight, and highly breathable; perfect for hot sleepers or those suffering from night sweats. They also have an elegant matte finish rather than the typical sheen of sateen, which is something to keep in mind if the aesthetics of your sheets matter a lot to you.

Like many people, I often struggle to orient my fitted sheet properly when putting it on the bed. Brooklinen has come up with a fantastic solution for this by putting label tabs on the underside of the sheet to mark which ends are the top and bottom and which are the sides.

Some slight downsides of these sheets are that the percale weave makes them a little on the rougher side compared to sateen and some reviewers found them too noisy when moving in bed.

  • Percale cotton: crisp and light
  • Side labels for easy fitting
  • Pillowcases have envelope closure, so the pillows don't slip out
  • Machine washable
  • Lifetime warranty
  • OEKO-TEX certified
  • Not Egyptian cotton
  • Cotton tends to retain moisture
  • Some find them too crisp and not soft enough
  • Noisy
Classic Core Sheet Set by Brooklinen

Comfy Sheets Luxury 100% Egyptian Cotton Sheets

Here is a great, all-around versatile set of cotton sheets. They don't have any particularly flashy or unique features, but they're well reviewed, reasonably priced, and will get the job done.

Made from high-quality Egyptian cotton with a silky sateen weave, these sheets come in 12 different colors and have extra deep, 18 inch pockets to accommodate even the thickest mattresses. Like many other cotton sheets on this list, they're also OEKO-TEX certified and machine washable.

The thread count for these sheets is listed at 1000, which experienced bedding reviewers will tell you is somewhat suspicious. It's difficult to get a thread count much above 400 without intentionally counting the threads in a way to skew the numbers higher. Several reviewers estimated that the thread count for these sheets is probably more in the 300-400 range when counted properly.

Other than the thread count issue, most reviewers found these sheets highly satisfactory, with only minor complaints that they wrinkle easily.

  • Organic Egyptian cotton
  • 12 colors
  • 18 inch deep pockets
  • OEKO-TEX certified
  • Machine washable
  • May retain moisture
  • Deceptively high thread count
  • Reviewers found they wrinkle easily
Luxury 100% Egyptian Cotton Sheets by Comfy Sheets

Comfort Washed Sheet Set by Gryphon

Like the previous product, these sheets were also very well reviewed. The sateen Supima cotton is comfort washed to provide an extra soft, lived-in feel. It additionally helps to make these sheets particularly breathable and lightweight; perfect for hot weather.

The Gryphon sheets come with labels on each side, so it's easy to orient the sheet when putting it on your bed. Several reviewers really enjoyed this nifty little feature.

Speaking of reviewers, there seemed to be some disagreement about whether these sheets sleep cool or too hot. While most reviewers found the Gryphon sheets to be comfortably cool, a couple insisted that they were much too hot and uncomfortable. Ultimately this difference may come down to ambient bedroom temperature or personal preference, but it's something to keep in mind.

  • Comfort washed for a soft, extra breathable feel
  • Lightweight
  • Side labels for easy fitting
  • Reviewers found them very soft and durable
  • Machine washable
  • Cotton tends to retain moisture
  • May take multiple washes to soften up
  • Expensive
  • Some reviewers found they sleep too hot
Comfort Washed Sheet Set by Gryphon

Brooklyn Bedding Brushed Microfiber Sheets

These polyester microfiber sheets come with excellent online reviews and a very inexpensive price tag. As with most polyester microfiber material, these sheets are particularly lightweight and fast drying. The website also claims that they are moisture-wicking, despite the fact that microfiber is often known for holding moisture in due to its nonabsorbent nature.

These sheets will fit mattresses up to 14 inches deep, which means they can accommodate even uncommonly thick mattresses with ease. They're also far more resistant to wrinkles than traditional materials like cotton or linen.

Some commonly reported issues are that the sheets sleep too hot, or that there are fitting issues. A few reviewers found that the sheets were too short for their mattresses, while a couple of others felt the sheets were too long. This may be due in part to the shrinkable nature of polyester microfiber material.

  • Extremely fine fibers
  • Lightweight and moisture wicking materials
  • Dries faster than cotton and linen
  • Resists wrinkles and piling
  • Fits mattresses up to 14 inches deep
  • 30-day guarantee
  • Inexpensive
  • Machine washable
  • Fitting issues: may be too short and not fit some mattresses
  • Some reviewers found them too hot in the summer
Brushed Microfiber Sheets by Brooklyn Bedding

Lausonhouse Luxurious 100% Pure French Linen Sheet Set

This is the second linen sheet set on our list and the least expensive of the two. While the Lausonhouse sheets are still quite a bit more than most cotton sheet sets, they may be a better fit for you if you want linen sheets at a lower price.

Linen is well known for being naturally cooling. It occasionally has some issues with softness, but these sheets are pre-washed to soften the fibers as much as possible. These sheets have a delicate texture and come in an eco-friendly, reusable linen bag.

According to reviewers, these sheets sleep very cool, which is great news if you're desperate to get some heat-relief in bed.

If you put your sheets through a lot of abuse and need a really durable product, these may not be good sheets for you. Linen tends to be more delicate than cotton, to begin with, and reviewers have found these particular sheets to be loosely woven and prone to shedding fiber.

  • Linen: cooling and long lasting
  • Pre-washed to soften the fibers
  • Delicate texture
  • Eco-friendly packaging
  • Reviewers said it sleeps very cool
  • More delicate than cotton
  • Expensive
  • Attracts lint in the wash
  • Not very tightly woven; complaints of loose fiber
Luxurious 100% Pure French Linen Sheet Set by Lausonhouse

Zen Bamboo Luxury 1500 Series Bed Sheets

These sheets seem to fall into the "you either love them, or you hate them category." With a makeup of 40% bamboo rayon and 60% polyester they're certainly unique.

Bamboo rayon helps to give the polyester a cooling boost, as well as making it significantly more breathable. The material is also hypoallergenic and more resistant to stains and wrinkles than traditional polyester.

As with any novel product, there are always those who just don't like it compared to what they're used to. Among the rave reviews from bamboo rayon converts, there are also reviewers who dislike the slippery, static-prone texture of the sheets. Some also feel that the material is cheap and thin compared to sheets made entirely of bamboo rayon.

Overall, these interesting sheets have received mostly positive reviews, and do seem to be able to produce the cooling power they claim.

  • Eco-friendly
  • Cooling bamboo rayon and polyester mix
  • Breathable and soft
  • 30-day satisfaction guarantee
  • Stain and wrinkle resistant
  • 12 color options
  • Inexpensive
  • Machine washable
  • Static-prone and slippery
  • Some reviewers said the material feels cheap and thin compared to 100% bamboo rayon
Luxury 1500 Series Bed Sheets by Zen Bamboo

SHEEX Original Performance Sheet Set

SHEEX was created with the intention of emulating high-performance athletic fabrics. Whether or not that was a good idea for bed sheets depends on who you ask.

These are definitely a unique set of sheets, made of 87% polyester and 13% spandex. Like the athletic-ware that inspired them, these sheets are moisture-wicking and quick drying. They also have an intentionally low thread count to increase breathability and ventilation.

According to the SHEEX website, these temperature regulating sheets are twice as efficient at transferring body heat as traditional cotton and breathe 50% better than cotton. Despite these claims, many reviewers found the SHEEX sheets to sleep too hot for them.

Many reviewers complained of the stretchy SHEEX fabric clinging to their feet and legs in bed. Its stretchy nature also means there is a lot of motion transfer when you move under the sheets, which could disturb your partner if you don't sleep alone.

Although the initial idea was good, the SHEEX sheets, unfortunately, suffer from a high proportion of negative reviews: Apparently, not everyone enjoys athletic-ware sheets.

  • Moisture wicking
  • Better ventilation and quick drying
  • Low thread count for better breathability
  • Fully elastic lined
  • Increased body heat transfer
  • Snags after washing
  • Stretchiness can cause sheets to stick to feet and legs in bed
  • Lots of motion transfer
  • Slippery
Original Performance Sheet Set by SHEEX

Columbia Moisture Wicking Temperature Regulating Sheet Set

The last sheet set on our list is another interesting one. Although the base material is just polyester, these sheets are designed with a special, high-performance fabric intended to regulate your temperature. They also come with Omni-Wick technology that wicks moisture away from the body better than traditional polyester.

Although these added features are nice, they also make these sheets a bit more expensive than you may be willing to pay for a 100% polyester product.

Reviewers reported a couple of shortcomings with these sheets, including that they lack strong elastic to hold the sheet on to the mattress and are overly slippery. Some even reported that the sheets would slide off the bed and the pillows would slide out of their pillowcases.

These sheets might be worth a try for those who suffer from an excess of nighttime sweating and don't mind a unique texture to their sheets.

  • High-performance temperature regulating fabric
  • Omni-Wick technology reduces sweat
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Machine washable
  • No strong elastic to tuck under the bed
  • Very slippery
  • Don't absorb moisture
  • Expensive for polyester
Moisture Wicking Temperature Regulating Sheet Set by Columbia

A Quick Comparison of Bed Cooling Sheets

Compare the Best Sheets to Keep You Cool at Night
Material Thread Count Weave/Stitching Pattern Cost (queen size)

Snowe Linen Sheet Set

Belgian flax NA Linen Check Price
Magnolia Organics Dream Collection Sheet Set Long-staple organic cotton 300 Sateen Check Price
Mellanni Bed Sheet Set Polyester NA Brushed microfiber Check Price
PeachSkinSheets Night Sweats: The Original Moisture Wicking Sheet Set Polyester NA SMART microfiber fabric Check Price
Parachute Sateen Sheet Set Long-staple Egyptian cotton Not listed Sateen Check Price
Brooklinen Classic Core Sheet Set Long –staple cotton 270 Percale Check Price
Luxury 100% Egyptian Cotton Sheets by Comfy Sheets Egyptian cotton 1000 Sateen Check Price
Comfort Washed Sheet Set by Gryphon Supima cotton 300 Sateen Check Price
Brooklyn Bedding Brushed Microfiber Sheets Polyester NA Brushed microfiber Check Price
Lausonhouse Luxurious 100% Pure French Linen Sheet Set French flax NA Linen Check Price
Zen Bamboo Luxury 1500 Series Bed Sheets 40% Bamboo Rayon, 60% polyester NA Brushed microfiber (60%) Check Price
SHEEX Original Performance Sheet Set 87% polyester, 13% spandex NA Microfiber (87%) Check Price
Columbia Moisture Wicking Temperature Regulating Sheet Set Polyester NA Dobby microfiber Check Price

When Cool Sheets Aren't Enough

For some of us that sleep hot or live in very warm areas, cooling sheets just aren't enough to really keep us comfortable. Thankfully, there is an abundance of high-quality bed cooling technology on the market right now.

A great example would be the bFan or Bedjet air-based bed cooling system, which works like a regular fan but specifically blows air under your sheets to keep you cool in bed. Combine the bFan with a cool-sleeping sheet, and you'll be comfortable in even the hottest weather.

There are also cooling-pad based systems like the Moona Pillow, CUBE cooling mattress pad, and OOLER sleep pad, as well as other fan based systems like the BedJet. With all these gadgets you'll never need to have another sweaty night!

Check out our thorough reviews of all the top cooling systems for your bed to find out more about your options.

The Verdict

Overall, the issue of which cooling sheet is best for you comes down to personal preference. Not everyone likes the same textures and features, and some people prioritize budget over personal comfort.

If you just need some inexpensive sheets, the Mellani Bed Sheet Set is probably the best fit for you. It may not be as high quality as some other sheets, but it will get the job done and keep you decently cool.

If you're going for luxury on the other hand, then the cream of the crop is definitely the Snowe Linen Sheet Set. The air-washed Belgian linen will be sure to feel luxurious and cool even in the heat of summer and probably last you a very long time to boot.

For great cool-sleeping cotton sheets, I would turn to the Brooklinen Classic Core Sheet Set. The crisp, light percale weave and reasonable price make this an excellent option if you would rather stick with a familiar cotton sheet.

We hope this review has helped you to pick out a perfect set of sheets to keep you sleeping cool and comfortable every night of the year!