The best cotton sheets you can buy
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- We tested dozens of cotton sheets to find the best ones you can buy in a variety of weaves and price points.
- At the perfect intersection of comfort and value, our pick for best cotton sheets are the 280-thread-count Pima Cotton Percale Sheets from L.L. Bean.
- Crisp, cool, and soft to the touch, they make bedtime an affordable luxury.
Nothing beats the feeling of sliding into a freshly-made bed. Sheets that are breathable and soft to the touch can make the difference between a great night's sleep and tossing and turning. Cotton is the go-to natural fiber for sheets, a classic material that naturally pulls moisture from your body and feels comfortable against your skin, and it works for all four seasons.To find the best cotton sheets out there, we scanned buyer reviews and testing results from textile pros, then we put the short list of sheets to put to the test (sleeping on them) to pull together our picks for the best cotton bed sheets you can buy.
Choosing the right cotton sheets for you generally comes down to personal preference, and knowing whether you're a lover of percale or sateen is a good starting point. The real key is to test the sheets yourself. Sleep in them a few nights, launder them, and repeat. Online-only companies that sell sheets have made generous return policies part of the process to give you the out if you find you don't like a set of pricey sheets.
Some brands offer other benefits, like deeper pockets (those elastic corners) to accommodate a taller mattress, extra-wide top sheets, or different finishing details that you may find that you like.
Here are the best cotton sheets you can buy:
- Best overall: L.L. Bean 280 Thread Count Pima Cotton Percale Sheet Set
- Best sateen sheets: Brooklinen Luxe Core Sheet Set
- Best on a budget: Threshold Performance Sheet Set
- Best luxurious sheets: Snowe Sateen Sheet Set
- Best expensive organic cotton sheets: Boll & Branch Signature Soft Hemmed Sheet Set
- Best percale cotton: Parachute Percale Sheet Set
- Best affordable organic cotton sheets: Saatva Dreams Lofton Organic Sheet Set
Updated on 12/17/2018 by Kylie Joyner: Added Saatva Dream's organic cotton sheet set after testing. Updated prices and formatting.
Read on in the slides below to check out our top picks for the best cotton sheets.
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