How To Choose Bed Sheets By How You Sleep

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The impact a good night’s sleep has on your health and well-being often goes overlooked and undervalued. One factor you may not have considered as having an impact on your sleep is the quality of your luxury bedding. From the type of fabric to the thread count, there are a number of details about your sheets that influence the quality of your sleep. Learn what to consider when choosing the right deep pocket sheets for your sleep style. 

It should go without saying that being comfortable is the foundation to getting a good night’s sleep that leaves you feeling refreshed and restored in the morning. If your sheets don’t soothe you or provide efficient temperature regulation, the chances of sleeping well are slim to none. Whether you sleep hot or cold, the perfect set of quality sheets is out there. You just have to know where to look and how to decide. 

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What does thread count mean?

Let’s discuss the truth about thread count. Everyone has heard the term thread count, but do you know what it means? Thread count refers to the number of threads per square inch that run horizontally and vertically. It is simply a measurement of the density of the fabric. Generally, the higher the thread count, the softer the sheet, but that is not always the rule. There are ways to inflate the thread count, such as twisting multiple fibers together. This manipulation does not improve the quality of the sheets, it just allows retailers to boast higher thread counts to promote sales. 

What is a good thread count for sheets?

Don’t let retailers con you into spending an arm and a leg on ridiculously high thread count sheets when there are more cost-effective options of the same calibur on the market. According to experts, sheets that feel soft and wear well through years of washing generally have a thread count ranging from 200 to 600, depending on the weave pattern. Sheets with astronomically high thread counts are dense. The result is poor air circulation and breathability, meaning you’ll likely sleep hot. So, if you are a warm sleeper, a lower thread count is probably a better choice. 

What type of bed sheets are best for sleep?

There is no straightforward answer to this question. The best bed sheet set for sleep really depend on your sleep style, personal preference, body temperature, etc. Factors such as material, weave, thread count, and finish all affect how the sheets feel and, ultimately, how you sleep in them. 


Cotton sheets are by far the most popular choice for consumers. Cotton and linen materials tend to be the best choice for sheets because of their breathability and insulation balance. If you are someone who typically runs hot, good cotton sheets with a thread count of 200 to 400 are a prime choice for you. This lower thread count benefits hot sleepers because of their lower density and higher breathability. What does that mean for you? It means a smooth, soft, and cool feel when those high summer temperatures hit. 

If you are someone who runs cold when you sleep, a thread count above 400 will help trap body heat on frigid winter nights. Experts recommend materials like flannel, fleece, or cotton sateen sheets to keep you warmer when you sleep. These materials are known for their insulating properties and make great sheets if you find yourself feeling chilly at night. 

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Consider the weave pattern when shopping for sheets based on how you sleep. Time and time again, Percale and Sateen weave are boasted as the finest choice when it comes to quality and softness. This is one popular opinion that tends to ring true more often than not when considering luxury sheets. 

Percale: Percale is a one yarn over and one yarn under weave, typically with a matte finish. The result is a cool crisp feel that gets better with every wash. The enhanced durability of Percale reduces the odds of that awful pilling effect that often accompanies washing your sheets. This type of weave is lightweight and breathable. For our warm sleepers, lightweight and breathable means cooler sleep for you hot-blooded individuals.

Sateen: Looking for something with a satin feel without the high dollar price tag that goes with it? Sateen is the closest you can get to that luxurious satin feel without dishing out a small fortune. The weave pattern of sateen is one yarn under and three yarns over, exposing more thread surface. This thread exposure is what gives a cotton sateen sheet that silky feel that many love so much. Its natural wrinkle resistance is just a bonus. Sateen is more tightly woven than percale making it a bit heavier, but still a great choice no matter how you sleep. 


How manufacturers finish your sheets also plays a role in their comfort and quality. A brushed cotton finish is always a good choice when considering this factor. Brushed cotton sheets are finished with a fine-toothed comb, brushed on one side. This finishing technique creates a beautifully soft feel and adds insulation. The result? A cozy yet surprisingly breathable sheet you’ll want to throw yourself into every chance you get.

Best sheets for warm sleepers

One expert expresses that looser-weave fabrics are the best option for individuals who run hot when they are sleeping. This is because they allow for better airflow and moisture dissipation. Prime fabrics for hot sleepers tend to be linen with a thread count of 80 to 120 and polyester or cotton with a thread count of 200 to 400, as we mentioned previously. Add a percale weave, and you’ve got a cool and comfortable night’s rest. 

Take a look at some of the most luxurious cotton sheets for a price you can’t beat at Southshore Fine Linens. Soft and breathable yet marvelously durable, we have the right sheets for any kind of sleeper wanting a more comfortable and refreshing night's rest.

Best sheets for cold sleepers

If you are someone who often ends up feeling cold when you are snuggled up in bed, there are some great options to chase away the chill and capture the comfort of a warm and dreamy sleep. Materials like flannel, cashmere, and heavier-weight cottons with a thread count of 400 and above provide great insulation for trapping that much-needed body heat and keeping you warm all night. 

Looking for the best bedding for cold weather? We’ve got you covered at Southshore Fine Linens. Our extra deep pocket solid sheet set will have you hitting the snooze button just to get a few extra minutes wrapped up in warmth, comfort, and luxury. 

A tighter weave such as sateen is an effective option for ensuring the chilly night air doesn’t break through your bedding but still offers breathability. Ensure you are getting the best night’s sleep by choosing the appropriate sheets for your body temperature. Without the proper bedding for how you sleep, getting a good night’s rest is going to be hard to obtain. 

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Beat the headache of an uncomfortable night’s sleep

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The quality of your sleep can set the tone for the remainder of your day. If you don't sleep well, the result is likely to be a tired and sour mood that leaks into your productivity and interactions, leaving a negative impact. If a bad night's sleep becomes a recurring event, you are likely to find yourself easily aggravated and grumpy on a regular basis. This can affect your work, your productivity, and your relationships. 

Don’t let a poor night’s sleep get the better of you. Analyze how you sleep and choose the right bedding accordingly. You’ll be amazed at the difference the right bedding makes in your quality of sleep! Southshore Fine Linens is dedicated to ensuring quality and comfort in your bedding. 

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