The Riley Percale Sheet Set and the Cuddledown 400 Thread Count Cotton Sateen Bedding set, which we recommend in our cotton sheet guide , both hold that certification. Bamboo viscose can feel very soft against the skin, but it’s produced with a solvent that can cause air and water pollution (and cause serious health problems for factory workers ). Microfiber sheets tend to be pretty affordable, but washing that fabric contributes to polluting lakes and oceans with synthetic threads. Why we like them:If you’re looking for twin XL sheets for a dorm room, the Bed Bath & Beyond Heartland HomeGrown 400-Thread-Count Solid Sateen Sheet Set is good enough (and cheap enough) for a few semesters.
Why we like them: Many of the cheaper sets we tested for our cotton sheets guide felt scratchy or cheap, but not the Threshold Performance 400 Thread Count Sheet Set The Threshold Performance sheets aren’t quite as nice as our favorite percale and sateen sets, but in our tests they performed better than sets four times the price. Why we like them: If you prefer the feel of flannel, we don’t think you can beat the performance and price of ‘s Ultrasoft Comfort Flannel Sheet Set Of the 10 sets we tried for our guide to the best flannel sheets , the set ranked among the plushest while never feeling clingy. You’ll find most linen duvet covers, sheets and pillowcases come in pure white, soft pastels, or rich jewel hues, making them ideal for mixing and matching.
The finest Egyptian cotton may have its merits but pure linen (with fewer woven threads per sq in) offers a host of benefits to rival the most luxurious hotel-style bedding sets. Then again, for the same price range, you can get a much higher thread count like LINENSPA 600 Thread Count Ultra Soft Deep Pocket Cotton Blend Sheet Set. So, if you tend to sleep hot, you want crisp, cooling sheets, and that’s a sheet set made of cotton with a high thread count or Tencel sheets.
If you’re buying cotton sheets, the thread count is another factor that affects softness and overall quality, but thread count isn’t as important as the quality of the fibers. The True Luxury 100% Egyptian Cotton 1000 Thread Count 4 Piece Sheet Set from Thread Spread Dark Grey Queen feels fresh and is highly breathable enabling the user to stay cool and dry as both heat and moisture are wicked away by the increased circulation of air through the sheets.