The seasons have changed and now it’s warming up again outside, it is time to get out the summer bed sheets. Sleepy’s have put together a list of the Best Sheets for Summer to help you stay cool on the inside.
The Best Sheets for Summer from Sleepy’s
To help you choose the best cooling sheets for the coming summer months, we’ve rounded up our favourites from the Sleepy’s range.
EcoTouch Tencel Sheet Set
Luxurious and eco-friendly this sheet set, and pillowcases are made out of Tencel, making these sheets and pillowcases silky-smooth, antibacterial and has the ability to wick 50% more moisture than cotton. This Tencel sheet set is soft on your skin and gentle on the planet carrying the sensitive choice seal of approval.
Moonshadow Silky Touch Luxury Tencel Sheet Set
Awaken your senses to the undeniable silkiness of Protect-A-Bed’s Moonshadow Silky Touch collection. These luxury sheet sets are made with natural botanical yarn TENCEL™ and are super soft, breathable, hypoallergenic and temperature regulating, allowing hot sleepers to stay cool not only in summer, but year round. Available in a wide range of colours and sizes to add a touch of luxury to your bedroom oasis.
EcoTouch Tencel Fitted Sheet
This fitted sheet and pillowcases are luxurious and environmentally sustainable thanks to Tencel, a modern fibre derived from the pulp of Eucalyptus trees. The most agile silk is antimicrobial and can wick 50% more moisture than cotton. With the delicate choice badge of approval, this Tencel sheet is not only gentle on the skin, but also on the environment.
EcoTouch Tencel Flat Sheet
This flat sheet and pillowcases are made of Tencel, a modern fibre derived from the pulp of Eucalyptus trees. Tencel is luxurious and environmentally sustainable. Antibacterial and able to wick 50% more moisture than cotton, smoothest silk is also available. This Tencel sheet, which bears the delicate choice badge of approval, will be kind not just on your skin but also on the environment.
Pair Them with a Sleepy’s Pillowcase
EcoTouch Tencel Pillowcase
This Tencel pillowcase, a new age fibre derived from the pulp of Eucalyptus trees, is used to make these luxurious and eco-friendly summer sheet sets and pillow coverings. Tencel is an antimicrobial fabric that is antimicrobial and can wick 50% more moisture than cotton. This Tencel bedding set is gentle on the environment and soft on your skin, plus it bears the sensitive choice seal of approval.
Cooling Sheets: How Do the Fabrics Compare?
Cotton sheets are among the most breathable types of bedding and one of the most comfortable. While cotton does absorb moisture well it does not disseminate it as easily, meaning it doesn’t spread as widely. If you want a softer, silkier feel, a long staple cotton sheet increases the fibre length for a smoother surface and more resistant to tears.
Linen bedding is highly breathable and is made with hollow fibres that allow for more consistent air circulation for those summer months. It is adequately absorbent though not as good at wicking as synthetic fabrics like Rayon, Nylon, Polyester and Acrylic. While it does wrinkle easily, linen is one the perfect casual fabric for those warmer months.
Silky summer sheet sets are a great all-rounder for the warmer months as they are very delicate and very breathable, helping your skin and hair to retain their moisture. When it comes to moisture wicking however, silk might become spoiled by sweat stains. Another added benefit of this fabric is its ability to prevent hair breakage, bedhead, tangles, and frizz.
What to Look for When Choosing the Best Sheets for Summer
Check the Thread Count
When it comes to the perfect sheet for summer, the lighter the thread count, the better. Buying a set of bed sheets with a high thread count may not be the best idea when it comes to breathability, because more threads result in a tighter weave and less airy construction. By having a lighter thread count, you can experience a cooler night’s sleep under sheets that won’t block air, trap body heat, and make you sweat.
Lightweight breathable fabrics help reduce sweat, but moisture-wicking and quick-drying materials go further by taking advantage of the body’s natural cooling mechanism to evaporate moisture away from the skin.
Seek Out Natural Fibres
Natural fibre bedding is also very comfortable for the summer months, as they are typically made from organic cotton, linen, or wool. The natural properties of these materials also help absorb heat when you are warm but also warm you up when you are cold. In addition to being more sustainable and leading to a healthier night’s sleep, sheets made from natural fibres are also better for those with allergies, are breathable, and are overall gentler on the body.
Avoid Darker Colours
If you’ve ever walked on a darker coloured pathway on a hot summer’s day, you may have noticed a difference in the heat that emanates from it; the same applies for bedding sheets. Darker colours absorb light during the daylight hours, which means they retain heat hours after the sun has gone down. A cooler alternative are crisp, white sheets or even more neutral, earthy tones will typically remain much cooler in the sun.
How Do Sleepy’s Sheets Keep You Cool on Warm Summer Nights
Each of our sheets are made from the sustainable and environmentally responsible Tencel lyocell fibres ethically made from the pulp of Eucalyptus trees. Tencel is silky-smooth with antibacterial components and has the ability to wick 50% more moisture than cotton. Other unique of properties of TENCEL™ Lyocell fibres lead to their great strength, efficient moisture absorption and gentleness to skin.
Among our range of sheets, you can find the undeniable silkiness of Protect-A-Bed’s Moonshadow Silky Touch collection. These luxury sheets are made with natural botanical yarn TENCEL™ which are super soft, breathable, hypoallergenic and temperature regulating, allowing you to stay cool in summer.
We hope you’ve found a sheet that will keep you cool in summer! If you’re looking for more products that can improve your sleep, check out our Best Pillows for Side Sleepers.