Granted, there’s not too much science behind which fabric keeps ya coolest, but fibers like linen and cotton are generally more breathable than ones like polyester. That means they let your sweat evaporate (the way it’s supposed to!), which cools you down. I have a set of the pictured linen sheets, by Cultiver, and while I’m not a hot sleeper, I do often pull up an extra blanket to use with ’em because they definitely keep me cooler than other sheets I’ve used. Temperature aside, they’re very soft, and while I personally still love the crisp feeling of percale cotton sheets best, I still very much enjoy the cozy texture of linen, and have been sticking with these through the summer! Note that they *will* look wrinkled, but that’s the point: when you look at the bed with its softly rumpled sheets, it seems like just the place you want to snuggle down in for a good night’s sleep.
Promising review: “These linen sheets have a really lovely pattern of cream base with navy blue pin stripes woven in, and the pinstripes have some variation, kind of nubbly that looks nice. The sheets have a texture that I love; not perfectly smooth so it’s a bit more like a gentle massage on the skin when you get in bed! Also I’ve never had linen sheets before, and these are noticeably cooler in temperature than the poly/cotton blend sheets we had before.” —Shannon S.
Get a set from Cultiver for $325+ (available in sizes twin–Cal King and 11 colors).