During summer seasons temperature may pump up very high, due to which it becomes very difficult to sleep because of heat and sweat body releases. If you are still facing such issues, you might need to check your bedsheets. There are chances that you bedsheet is causing those problems. Best cooling sheets are those with good breathability, moisture-wicking properties, proper tightness and thread count.
What Makes Your Bedsheets Cooler
- Breathability is the ability of a fabric to allow moisture vapor to be transmitted through the material.
- Higher the breathability cooler the material will be.
2. Thread Count
- Thread count is a measure of how many threads are there in one-inch fabric.
- Breathability of a material depends on the thread count of the fabric.
- If you want the coolest bed sheet, look for a fabric with thread count between 250 & 300.
- keep the fabric’s thread count below 500
- Weave of fabric is also an important factor as it determines how the fabric is stitched. Following are the few weave you should look at :
- Sateen which is derived from cotton is quite cool but is heavy.
- Satin which is made from silk is most preferable in summer because of its moisture-wicking property.
- percale weave gives a matte finish to the fabric and feels crispy to touch. it is known for its lightweight & breathability
- While jersey works double-time, warms you in winter and cools you in summer.
4. Moisture Wicking
- Fabrics with moisture-wicking ability easily absorbs the moisture from your body and keeps you cool.
- Look for fabrics with good moisture-wicking properties to stay cool
Choosing The Material
Satin silk is the most common type of silk (natural fabric), which feels soft and gives a luxurious & sleek look. It is highly breathable and also hypoallergenic (for people suffering from allergies). Satin being a cool fabric, it is also a good insulator that will keep you warm in winters.
Bedsheet materials to Avoid in Summer
Following are the sheets that are specially made for winter seasons to keep your body warm. These bedsheets are thick, heavy, and have a higher thread count, which makes it perfect for winter conditions.