Now that the summer has finally arrived you may have noticed that things are starting to heat up in the bedroom. To prevent tossing and turning all night long, you might want to consider switching your sheets for a set that won’t make a hot night even worse. Here’s our tips for choosing the best sheets to keep you cool and comfortable throughout those summer nights.
Choose Natural Fibers. Fabrics made from natural materials are the most breathable and will wick away perspiration, keeping you cool and dry, versus synthetic fabrics which don’t allow ventilation. Linen breathes well and has a natural cooling effect.
Consider The Weight. Although sateen and silk sheets are light in weight they tend to be insulating and trap heat because they drape closely to your body. Choose linen for sumptuously soft and light bedding.
Don’t Get Caught Up In The Thread Count Hype. While most people think that the higher the thread count, the more decadent the sheets are, this is not always the truth. Also, sheets with a very high thread count don’t let air pass as freely, trapping heat underneath. We suggest choosing a set with loose fibres so that your body can remain at a consistently comfortable temperature.
Pick A Light Color. For the summer months, choose light colored sheets that reflect rather than absorb the light that comes in through your bedroom windows during the day. White or light colored sheets are easy to bleach as well. But remember when laundering your sheets use lukewarm water and avoid drying on high heat to keep them in the best condition. Better yet, dry your sheets on a line outdoors for that amazing sunshine smell.