If you find yourself overheating during the night, you aren’t alone (don’t worry!). This is a common problem and, as such, the market now offers more solutions than ever before. Here are just some of the best bed sheets for hot sleepers!
If you’ve already done some research on this topic, you might have seen lyocell mentioned and this is because it’s growing in popularity when it comes to home textiles. As a moisture-wicking material, it’s perfect for hot sleepers. Not only this, but the material is also breathable and hypoallergenic. Therefore, it offers a positive experience all around.
With all three of these features, you should find yourself having a more comfortable night’s sleep. The breathability means that not quite so much heat is retained in the sheets while the moisture-wicking properties mean that you aren’t holding onto moisture.
Another material gaining in popularity recently has been bamboo fabric, and the A World of Bamboo cotton sheets are a prime example of how to get it right. Once more, you have a material that’s hypoallergenic, cool, breathable, and everything else that hot sleepers need. With these sheets, you should find that waking up in the middle of the night sweating is a thing of the past.
As long as you choose a reliable manufacturer, the bamboo material will help with sweating while also providing a luxurious sleep night after night. Compared to common cotton sheets, bamboo sheets are much softer while the fibres take moisture away from your body. If you’re a cold sleeper, this is also the right material because the material maintains a neutral sleeping environment.
Just in case this isn’t enough, bamboo is also naturally resistant to mould, dust mites, and odour. Therefore, the sheets shouldn’t hold onto smells nor should they attract dust mites. Furthermore, you’ll benefit from the anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties.
Although bamboo is the better option, cotton is also well worth a mention. Used on beds for many years, it’s the material you’ll see most commonly when shopping for bed sheets. In addition to longevity, traditional cotton also provides breathability and quality… but only if you choose the right product.
When shopping for cotton, it’s important to do some research. Otherwise, you could end up with sheets that exacerbate your sweats in the night. The problem is that cotton differs in thread count, fibre length, weaves, and other characteristics. If you want premium sheets, it’s best to opt for Egyptian cotton or Pima cotton.
As a hot sleeper, you should look for a thread count between 300 and 500 (this is considered on the medium-to-high side of the market). When the thread count is low, the sheet isn’t as durable, and it feels rougher against the skin. However, don’t make the mistake of going above 500 because this will reduce ventilation.
In terms of weave, you’ll see sateen, percale, and others. While you might be attracted to the sateen for the silky finish, this retains heat and therefore suits cold sleepers better than hot sleepers.
Also, many manufacturers use a resin coating to prevent wrinkling and staining; unfortunately, those who want to avoid chemicals release formaldehyde. Thankfully, more organic cotton sheets are now entering the market.
There you have it – bamboo fabrics are best for hot sleepers because of the breathable material, cool fabric, and various other features. If you want to put an end to hot nights, also consider traditional cotton (though not as effective) and lyocell!
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