The 6 Best Cotton Sheets of 2022

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High-quality cotton sheets are comfortable and durable, so you can look forward to sleeping on them for a long time. While there are many qualities in sheets to look at such as weave type and thread count, your personal comfort outweighs anything else.

“I’ve been selling bedding to people now for six years, and I really think it does all come down to personal preference,” says Anna Brakefield, the co-founder of Red Land Cotton. “When it comes to being happy at the end of the day, we’re going to be looking at texture and sleeping temperature.” Brakefield says that keeping your sleeping style in mind while shopping for sheets will also lead to finding a set of sheets that work best for you.

Over the last five years, we’ve spent hours researching and testing sheets from the most popular bedding brands, evaluating softness, breathability, ease of care, and value. Our favorites, the Brooklinen Luxe Core Sheet Set, have a 480-thread count and a buttery smooth look and feel.

Here are the best cotton sheets available online.


Final Verdict

Made from 100 percent long-staple cotton with a buttery-soft weave, the Brooklinen Luxe Core Sheet Set is our top choice for comfort and style. We also love the Company Cotton™ Rayon Made From Bamboo Sateen Sheet Set, which is breathable, crisp, and super-soft.

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For this article, our testers used some of the top cotton sheets on the market to see how well they performed at The Lab in Des Moines Our testers evaluated how they felt right out of the package, as well as the ease of making a bed and overall look. Then, they were put to the test in their own homes. After washing, ironing, and sleeping on them every night for 3+ weeks, they rated them across a number of categories, including quality, texture, durability, breathability, and overall value. We combined their testing results with our writers’ and editors’ own research to bring you this list.

Type

Cotton sheets are known for being soft, breathable, and affordable. But if you want the best of the best, choose an extra-long staple cotton like Egyptian or Pima cotton, which are considered premium options.

Thread count

A higher thread count isn’t always better, since thread count can be manipulated during the manufacturing process. Most of these options we tested fall between 200 and 400. This makes for the softest, most breathable cotton sheets. Our best organic pick, the Pottery Barn Classic 400-Thread-Count Organic Percale Sheet Set, has a thread count of 400 and is made with a breathable percale weave for a cool, comfortable night’s sleep.

“Anything above 500 thread count is probably just a falsehood,” says Brakefield. She adds that a thread count above 500 is no longer an indication of softness and quality, as it’s usually achieved by counting twists in the yarn, rather than threads per square inch of fabric.

Weave

The majority of our picks fall under two weave options: percale and sateen. If you like lighter, crisper sheets, choose percale. If you prefer smooth and silky sheets, try sateen instead. Just note you’ll pay a premium for sateen, since it’s a more complicated weave, but our testers love the shiny look of this pick best.

FAQ

  • Supima cotton is a luxury, soft cotton grown in the southwest region of America. To receive the Supima name, the cotton must have been sourced through a specific supply chain.

  • Cotton percale sheets are lightweight and breathable. They have a comfortable airy feel because of the threads are woven tightly together.

  • Egyptian cotton sheets are made of long, fine fibers to give the sheets their softness. This type of sheet is also durable and will wash well.

  • There are a few ways to soften up new bed sheets. Brakefield recommends washing cotton sheets—or any natural fiber sheet—with cold water and drying them on a low heat setting to ensure the fibers maintain their strength over time. “What I always say is during that cold and flu season, if you want to do a quick warm wash, then you can expect a little shrinkage, but maybe try to air dry afterwards,” says Brakefield. She also recommend avoiding fabric softener, which can also degrade cotton fibers. “Something I really like to use in my laundry washes, especially during cold and flu season, is a cup of white vinegar,” she says. “It’ll kill germs just as well as bleach and its natural and won’t harm your fabric.” Keep in mind that cotton sheets will also naturally soften after several washes.

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This article was edited and researched by Cristina Sanza, a lifestyle writer specializing in home products and organization hacks. To keep our product picks current, she reads customer reviews, third-party articles, and brand websites. She owns and loves the Brooklinen Luxe Core Sheet Set, which feels super smooth and soft. Emma Phelps, an Updates Writer for The Spruce, also offered additional support for this roundup by speaking to Anna Brakefield, the co-founder of Red Land Cotton, a family owned and operated bedding business. Brakefield offers a unique, expert perspective on bedding by having previous professional experience in marketing and branding, and working on her family’s North Alabama cotton farm, which supplies all of the fibers for Red Land Cotton’s bedding.

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