The 8 Most Comfortable Bed Sheets That Are Actually Worth Buying
Including top-rated sets from brands like Brooklinen, Casper, and Parachute.
If you’re tired of scratchy, ill-fitting bedding ruining your sleep, then it’s probably time to switch to a set of comfortable bed sheets. While there are plenty of things to keep an eye out for when shopping for bedding online, thread count actually isn't that important when it comes to how comfortable (and soft) your sheets are.
“Look for the terms ‘long-staple cotton’ or ‘extra-long-staple cotton’ in the description instead,” Crane & Canopy CEO and founder Karin Sun previously told Real Simple. “These long fibers are turned into the finer threads that indicate quality.”
Knowing what bedding characteristics you want to prioritize can help guide the shopping process so you aren’t wasting time looking at sheets that won’t work for you. After all, no one with a penchant for linen sheets wants to spend time sifting through page after page of cotton bedding.
While some people are looking for maximum comfort, others want extra warmth or breathability—some even shop primarily for appearance and pick sheets based only on what will look best in the bedroom. Other factors to consider when shopping for the most comfortable sheets include the finish, like percale or sateen, and whether any dyes are used.
Since there are so many different types of bedding on the market, we rounded up the eight most comfortable sheets to make it a little easier for you. From a cooling eucalyptus set to a best-seller with over 119,000 five-star ratings, these sheets have you covered.
These are the most comfortable sheets to buy in 2020:
Brooklinen Linen Sheet Set
Made from Belgian and French flax, Brooklinen’s lightweight linen sheets are soft from the start and great for hot sleepers. Since linen is known for being super breathable (and the brand says these sheets have moisture-wicking properties), this set is a popular bedding choice during warmer months. Bonus: The fitted sheets have labels that indicate the long and short sides. Brooklinen’s best-selling sateen sheets are another comfortable option, and they’re available on Amazon.
Mellanni Brushed Microfiber Sheets
Microfiber might not be the first fabric you think of when it comes to comfortable bedding, but these are Amazon’s most popular sheets—and more than 119,000 shoppers have given them a five-star rating. This comfy set is smooth and, best of all, much more affordable than many other bed sheets on the market. Plus, there are tons of colors and patterns to choose from. The sheets are available in both standard sizes and varieties with extra-deep pockets.
Buffy Eucalyptus Sheets
Buffy is known for its fluffy comforters, but this breathable sheet set is also worth talking about. It’s made of 100 percent eucalyptus fiber for an incredibly soft and cool feel. The cooling sheets are hypoallergenic and come in six naturally dyed colors. Each set includes a fitted sheet, a top sheet, and two pillowcases. Plus, the brand is committed to being earth-friendly—it offsets CO2 emissions from shipments and uses recyclable plastic packaging.
Parachute Sateen Sheet Set
These sateen sheets from Parachute are made from 100 percent long-staple Egyptian cotton. The thread count isn’t advertised, which just goes to show that even with high-quality cotton bed sheets, thread count isn’t everything. These comfortable sheets are ultra-smooth with a subtle sheen, and the set can come with or without a top sheet.
Casper Percale Sheets
Popular bed-in-a-box brand Casper’s percale sheets are made of 100 percent organic cotton and feel crisp to the touch. The fitted sheets have deep 18-inch pockets so that you don’t have to worry about them sliding off thick mattresses. The set is available in six soft colors, and you can even add on a matching duvet cover or extra pillowcases. Plus, the brand offers a 30-night trial period, so you can get a full refund if the sheets end up not being right for you.
Looma Organic Flannel Sheet Set
These flannel sheets from Looma are warm enough to keep you comfortable all night during the winter. They’re made with soft organic cotton, and the flannel’s slightly fuzzy finish will feel cozy the moment you hop into bed. In addition to being ethically made (they’re Fair Trade Certified), Looma sponsors one month of education for the Hanuman Girls' School in Rajasthan, India for each set of sheets sold.
Layla Sleep Bamboo Sheets
Shoppers say these bamboo sheets from Layla Sleep feel “luxurious to sleep in.” Not only are they incredibly comfortable, but the sheets are also environmentally friendly since turning bamboo into fabric requires significantly less water than cotton. Plus, they feel up to 3 degrees cooler than their cotton counterparts, according to the brand. Even though the sheets are only available in white and gray colors, they come in plenty of sizes that will fit a wide variety of mattresses.
PeachSkinSheets Moisture-Wicking Sheet Set
These aptly named Georgia-born sheets are as soft as the skin of a peach. Made with a high-performing smart fabric that’s comparable to 1,500 thread count bedding, the moisture-wicking sheets are cool, soft, smooth, and long-lasting. In addition to an anti-pill finish, the sheets also have anti-snag capabilities and a nonslip surface so they don’t slide off your bed. They’re available in a wide variety of colors and seven different sizes, including specialties that are less common, like twin XL for dorms, California king, and split king.