I’m a hot sleeper – these cooling sheets are already in my Amazon shopping cart

The best Amazon cooling sheets will help you sleep sweat-free this summer − and they're easily affordable for the average American

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When I say I'm a hot sleeper, I mean it. For a few years there, it really impacted my sleep quality. At the height of summer, I would swelter for hours before I slept, and I woke up in a sweat most morning. Eventually, I got sick of sizzling, and I ordered some of the best cooling sheets on Amazon to arrive as soon as possible.

My cotton percale sheets have changed the game. Naturally thermoregulating and moisture-wicking, my sheets keep me cool and dry all year round, all night long. Out of all the bed sheet types, natural fibers are best for hot sleepers. Hot sleepers should always sleep under cotton, bamboo, and eucalyptus blends, while the rest of us could do with a cooling sheet set for summer.

As H&G's resident sleep writer, I lead a team of expert testers to find the world's best bed sheets. Over the years, I've learned what to look for in a set of the best cooling sheets: natural fibers; breathable weaves; and a reasonable price point. That's why I'm pleased to see so many of the best cooling sheet sets listed for less in the bedding sales.

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To save you time and money, I've selected six of my favorite cooling sheet sets on Amazon. That's just enough to give you options without spoiling you for choice. Several of these sheet sets are tried and tested by an H&G sleep expert for thermoregulation, comfort, and cost. Where we haven't been able to get our hands on a sheet set, we've scoured the specifications and read countless customer reviews to bring you the best cooling sheets on Amazon.

Best Amazon cooling sheets

Cooling sheets FAQs

Do cooling sheets actually work?

Good ones do. As a hot sleeper, I've had the most luck with the Cozy Earth Bamboo Sheet Set. Each flat sheet, fitted sheet, and pillowcase feels cool to the touch and soft against your skin. Cozy Earth are running their own site-wide sale from 16-17 July, so now is the perfect time to snap up some cooling sheets for less.

For every great sheet set I test, there are a few duds. I've sampled several sheet sets that claim to be cooling, but actually incorporate synthetic materials that trap heat and retain moisture. It's always worth reading the customer reviews on Amazon to assess the thermoregulation of a sheet set before you buy.

What are the best type of sheets to keep you cool?

The best cooling bed sheets are made from bamboo, eucalyptus, or cotton percale. Naturally thermoregulating and moisture-wicking, these sheets can dissipate heat and absorb sweat to keep you cool and comfortable. Bamboo and eucalyptus are also antimicrobial, built to bust the bacteria that breeds in hot, damp environments.

If you tend to sleep cool in the winter and warm in the summer, then you might not want to sleep under cooling sheets all year round. You could always pick up some of the best linen sheets as a spare set for summer. Linen is light and breezy, capable of keeping you cool through hot weather and heat waves.

Final thoughts

Once you've bought a set of the best cooling sheets, it's time to dress the rest of your bed. Layer the best cooling mattress protector between your bed and your body to safeguard against sweat, spills, and stains, or cover up with the best cooling comforter. If you've tried everything, and you're still not sleeping well, it might be time to switch out your bed for the best cooling mattress.

Emilia Hitching
Sleep Editor

Emilia is our resident sleep writer. She spends her days tracking down the lowest prices on the best bedding and spends her nights testing it out from the comfort of her own home – it's a dream job. Her quest to learn how to sleep better has taken her all around the world, from mattress factories in Arizona to sleep retreats in Scandinavia. Before she joined Homes & Gardens, Emilia studied English at the University of Oxford. She also worked on the other side of the aisle, writing press releases for regional newspapers and crafting copy for Sky.