A Simple, Practical Guide to Buying Bed Sheets Based on How You Sleep

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View Pattern-rich bedroom, with a bed, table lamp in view. The early morning sunshine flowing in
This post is brought to you by Brooklinen.
Pictured here is the Linen Core Sheet Set in Charcoal Chambray and White Stripe, and the Linen Duvet Cover in White.

Brooklinen is having its Big Birthday Sale, the biggest sale of the year. All* Brooklinen products are 25% off on their site now through May 8!

Finding the right sheets can be a daunting task. With so many options available, it can be difficult to know how to select the best bed sheets based on how you sleep. Yet investing in quality bedding is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your sleep.

Joe and I have different preferences when it comes to sleep; his sheets are not my favorite sheets and vice versa. I think that’s why I like to keep a vast rotation of styles and textures in our linen cabinet. One thing we can agree on is how much we both look forward to the first time we pull out the flannel sheets in the winter and the linen sheets in the spring. 

One of my go-to brands for sheets is Brooklinen. In fact, we’ve been sleeping like babies on Brooklinen sheets for the past five years! Brooklinen offers a variety of styles, materials, and weaves to choose from, so you can always find the perfect fit! They are also the only brand that has over 100,000 5-star reviews, so you know they know sheets. I already own their Luxe Sheets and they get softer with each wash.

Read on for all the details on how to select the best bed sheets based on how you sleep.

Close up view of bed pillows. The wallpaper, pillowcase, and quilt are patterned

Sleep Hot?

Classic Percale Sheets

These sheets are made with 100% long-staple cotton. They come in a crisp, cool weave that gives them an extra soft feel and allows for breathability throughout the night. If you tend to get hot while sleeping, this is the sheet set for you! Plus, they look great on any bed and will last through many washes.

I received the Classic Hardcore Sheet Bundle from Brooklinen. If you can bundle your sheets, I highly recommend doing so! You can mix and match 20+ colors and patterns to fit your style. This sheet bundle includes a Core Sheet Set (two pillowcases, a flat sheet, and a fitted sheet), two extra pillowcases, and a duvet cover—all for 25% off the price of purchasing each item individually. 

Seeking Soft Sheets?

Luxe Sateen Sheets

This luxury set is crafted with 100% long-staple cotton and features an extra-soft sateen weave that creates a subtle sheen on the surface of the fabric. They provide a lightweight feel while still being cozy enough to keep you warm on cold nights. If softness is your priority, then the Luxe Sateen Sheets are perfect for you!

Have Allergies?

Washed Linen Sheets

Linen is known for its ability to keep cool during warmer months and insulate during colder ones, making these sheets ideal all year round! The washed linen fabric lends a relaxed texture that gets softer with each wash. It also has natural antimicrobial properties that help guard against dust mites and other allergens, making it perfect for those who suffer from allergies or asthma.

Angled view of a bedroom with a patterned wallpaper, patterned quilt and chaise.

Looking for Luxury?

Heathered Cashmere Sheets

If coziness is king when it comes to selecting your sheets, then these are just what you need! Handcrafted from 100% long-staple cotton yarns spun together with luxurious cashmere wool fibers, this sheet set provides an ultra-cozy experience while remaining breathable enough so as not to trap heat. It’s perfect if you love feeling pampered when sleeping!

Always Chilly?

Brushed Flannel Sheets

For those who prefer something heavier than percale but lighter than linen, Brushed Flannel Sheets are here to save the day! These sheets are made with 100% cotton flannel in a plush weave that keeps you warm without weighing down your bedding too much. Additionally, they’re wrinkle resistant so they look great even after multiple washes!

View of a bedroom, with a chaise lounge at the front of the bed. A window is letting in sunshine.

No matter what kind of sleeper you are—hot or cold—there’s a perfect sheet set out there waiting for you at Brooklinen! With so many different options available ranging from lightweight cotton percale to cozy cashmere, there’s sure to be something that fits your sleeping preferences perfectly. Investing in quality bedding should not be underestimated. It makes all the difference when trying to get a good night’s sleep.

From now until May 8 all* Brooklinen products are 25% off on their site during Brooklinen’s Big Birthday Sale.

Tight view of a striped-patterned pillowcase, floral quilt and bird-patterned wallpaper.

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BY Kate Arends - April 25, 2023

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April 25, 2023 6:27 pm

There is nothing like a fresh set of bed sheets. I tried some linen ones and they were a little stiff and wrinkled. I like a softer set and once I find a set I like i just keep rebuying them. I will have to check out Brookline sheets. They look nice

April 29, 2023 6:11 am
Reply to  Kathy

same here

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