What Are the Best Sheets for Sleeping?
Sheets can make you feel warm, cool, comfortable, protected—all of which help you sleep well. So it’s important to find the sheets that are best for you. At Coyuchi, we believe mother nature got it right and that is why we should only use natural and organic fibers for our sheets. Cotton feels like cotton, linen feels like linen.
How to choose the sheets perfect for you
The first factor to consider is hand-feel. Sheets come in many different fabrics that have unique, varied textures. Use the guidelines below to help you choose:
- If you prefer a cool, crisp touch, think organic percale sheets.
- If you like a smooth, buttery feel with a lustrous look, organic sateen sheets are the way to go.
- If you run cold, organic cloud brushed flannel sheets will help you stay warm through those cooler fall months and well through the winter.
- If you run warm, relaxed linen sheets will help regulate body temperature and keep you cool.
Consider the benefits of organic and natural materials
Although all our sheets use non-toxic dyes, we offer natural, undyed sheets do not have any dyes whatsoever for our most minimally processed offering. Organic sheets are both soft and chemical-free, so it’s a win-win situation for both you and the planet. In addition, organic sheets—especially long-staple pima cotton sheets—are more pill-resistant than other sheets, maintaining a smoother feel for a longer time.
Sheets for every season and preference
Temperature is also important – some people find cozy, organic flannel sheets comfortable year-round while others think breathable natural linen sheets are warm enough for every night. You may also prefer using certain types of sheeting in certain seasons, or you may choose a versatile option such as cotton percale or sateen sheets that regulate body temperature all the time.
The facts behind thread count
Thread count (defined as the number of yarns in every square inch) affects the softness, durability and overall quality of sheets, but high thread count is not always better. In fact, experts agree that thread counts in excess of 800 do not add any value whatsoever. Although some prefer the higher thread counts, lower thread counts allow for more breathability in the fabric that is sometimes hard to find in a higher thread count sheet due to more thread per square inch forcing a heavier weight and tighter weaves.
Shop Sheets by Style, Color or Print
Many people are initially drawn to sheets based on their color and design, or how good they look with a favorite duvet, wooden headboard or existing bedroom décor.
- If you prefer the elegant, all-white look of hotel sheets, use different textures to build visual interest.
- If you like versatile neutrals, opt for shades of the same color (light, medium and dark grey) to mix it up.
- If you’re partial to patterns or printed sheets, layer in a solid-colored blanket, quilt or throw for contrast.
Build your own sheet set
You can buy flat sheet and fitted sheets separately or as part of a sheet set that will bring both in addition to pillowcases. Buying individual pieces gives you the freedom to mix and match colors, patterns and even sizes (if you prefer a larger flat sheet). It also allows you to add to your collection, accessorize with as many pillows and shams as you want, and replace single components as needed. Alternatively, sheet sets typically provide a better value. Sets usually include 1 flat sheet, 1 fitted sheet and a pair of pillowcases. The number and size of pillowcases depends on the bed size:
- Twin sets include 1 standard pillowcase.
- Full sets include 2 standard pillowcases.
- Queen sets include 2 standard pillowcases.
- King sets include 2 king pillowcases.
- Cal King sets include 2 king pillowcases.