Thread Count: Sleep experts recommend sticking to 400 thread count. 

How-to: Buy the Best Bedding for Your Best Night Sleep

Higher thread counts, in theory, are softer and more durable but come at a greater cost. And sleep trials consistently demonstrate that thread counts below 800 are preferable to participants in terms of comfort.

Material Matters: Natural materials – cotton, linen, bamboo, silk – they breathe better and therefore don’t trap in heat that’ll make you sweat. While synthetic materials lock in heat. If you really want to stay cool moisture-wicking sheets are readily available.   

Trial Run: You won’t be able to pull off an actual trial of sleeping on the sheets to see if you like them (unless you gamble and buy online, some retailers will give you a 30 day sleep trial), but most bedding stores will have bedding on display – take advantage of these displays. Run your hand across the sheets and see how it feels against your skin before you buy.

but most bedding stores will have bedding on display – take advantage of these displays. Run your hand across the sheets and see how it feels against your skin before you buy.

Wash Before Use: Toss your new sheets in the wash 1-2 times before you make your bed to remove packaging irritants. 


Sensitive Skin: If you’re waking up itchy or your skin is irritated after a nights sleep then it’s more than likely your detergent. It wouldn’t matter what the quality of your sheets is is you’re washing your bedding with the wrong soap. This is especially true for babies.