Best sheets for hot sleepers

According to the Sleep Foundation, most of the best doctors recommend keeping the thermostat set between 60 to 67 degrees Fahrenheit (15.6 to 19.4 degrees Celsius) for the best temperature for sleep in any sheets. The best experts from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine advise thinking of a bedroom as a cave: It should be cool, quiet, and dark for optimal sleep.

This is because our body’s temperature naturally decreases during sleep, and a cool (but not cold!) room will help you settle into and maintain the best sleep throughout the night. (Babies may need a slightly higher room temperature, but you’ll want to avoid turning up the thermometer more than a few extra degrees.) 

Creating this environment for sleepers can be challenging for a number of reasons. If you live in a city, the sound of passing cars and people can really disrupt your quietness. If your fur-baby is your best friend and insists sleeping in the sheets with you he may also keep you up at night. If you don’t have optimal air conditioning/fan, sleepers beware of getting hot! Blackout shades are also almost always required for all sleepers to keep your circadian rhythm in check. 

So, how do Kitelinens Stay-Tucked sheets factor into this ideal cave-like best sleep environment for all sleepers? And are sheets that do not come untucked OK for people who tend to be hot sleepers? Read on to find out why Kitelinens are the best sheets for hot sleepers.

The best sheets for hot sleepers

Kitelinens are the best sheets for hot sleepers for three main reasons:

  1. Our Stay-Tucked sheets are made of GOTS certified 100% cotton sateen. They’re lightweight and one of the most breathable fabric options for bedding (and hot sleepers).
  2. The hybrid design of our sheets that never come untucked allow you to easily kick one (or both!) legs out from under the sheet. Instant, easy cooling for you hot sleepers!
  3. The extra long, deep pocket design prevents trapped toes and prevents trapped heat from making you uncomfortable or sweaty. No feeling constricted, no trapped heat in the bed!

Best sheets to stay cool for couples with incompatible sleep temperature preferences

Sleep incompatibility is a big issue many couples face under the sheets. According to a recent survey from the National Sleep Foundation, almost one in four married couples sleep in separate beds. While there are many different reasons for this, sleep temperature preference is one of the most commonly reported reasons. We’ve heard from so many sleepers that their partner sleeps completely opposite of them and they don’t know what to do! (until Kitelinens came along, of course). She likes to sleep hot, he likes his sheets cold. She prefers sheets wrapped around her shoulders, and he’s hot by just the thought! So how did Kitelinens sheets become the best sheets for hot sleepers?

For couples who sleep in King or Queen size beds, Kitelinens King Size Bed Sheets and Queen Sheets can help. Our sheets are longer and have deeper pockets than typical sheets, which means each person has more breathability under the sheets and covers and more room to comfortably move around while staying under them. The best part - no more sheets getting hogged up!

Stay-Tucked Sheets’ hybrid design that includes a side slit on either side of the sheets/bed gives all sleepers the option to kick one or both legs out of the sheets without pulling the sheets out of place. So, if one of you wants to kick a leg out, give it a try! It won’t bother the person on the other side who would rather stay under the covers (cold sleepers, we’re looking at you!)

Kitelinens 100% cotton sheets also makes for the best option for couples with different sleep preferences because of its lightweight feel. Sweaty sleepers benefit from the sheets’ natural cooling effects and sleepers who prefer to stay cozy can wrap themselves up in the sheets to stay warm. Considering the weave for your sheets is also crucial when shopping for the best set. Our sheets have a sateen weave which means it’s a one-yarn-under and three-yarn-over weave. This gives our sheets a soft, buttery feel because more yarn is touching your skin. Sateen sheets tend to be the best weave for year-round comfort.

Note: Kitelinens offers sheets in a variety of other sizes including Full and Twin. All our sheets include:

  • King sheets for all sleepers:
  • Fitted Sheets: 78” W x 80” L (17" deep pocket sheets)
  • Top Sheets (Stay-Tucked Design): 105” W x 115” L

  • Queen​ sheets for all sleepers:
  • Fitted Sheets: 60” W x 80” L (17" deep pocket sheets)
  • Top Sheets (Stay-Tucked Design): 91” W x 115” L

  • Full/Double sheets for all sleepers:
  • Fitted Sheets: 54” W x 75” L (17" deep pocket sheets)
  • Top Sheets (Stay-Tucked Design): 84” W x 110.5” L

  • Twin sheets for all sleepers:
  • Fitted Sheets: 39” W x 75” L (17" deep pocket sheets)
  • Top Sheets (Stay-Tucked Design): 69” W x 110.5” L

Other factors that affect achieving the best sleep temperature for sleepers

The best bedding aside from sheets. While Kitelinens’ unique design and breathable cotton make them one of the best sheets for hot sleepers, what about the rest of your bedding? Are the fabrics in the rest of your bedding accommodating to your sleep temperature preferences? Quilts, duvets, blankets made of wool or flannel will trap heat (a big no no for hot sleepers). Consider swapping in a breathable comforter and/or dropping some layers to improve temperature regulation in your bed. The best combination of layers may change from season to season - too many sheets and blankets in the summer can change cold sleepers into hot sleepers! And too few layers in the winter...well, consider us all cold sleepers (at least on the east coast). For this reason, Kitelinens are the best sheets for hot sleepers no matter the season!

Pajamas and Sleepwear for the best night’s sleep in your sheets. The fabric type of your sleepwear is just as important as the fabric of your bed sheets and bedding. This is the material that’s in direct contact with any sleepers skin.  Even if you’re sleeping with the best sheets for hot sleepers, if you don’t have breathable sleepwear you’re still going to be too hot. While silk pajamas are comfy and flannel pajamas are cozy, they’re not as cool as lightweight cotton. You want to sleep in something that’s breathable to stay cool, and lightweight cotton or sweat-wicking bamboo are your best bets. Also, the looser your cooling pajamas fit, the better. Do a search for “cooling pajamas” or “sweat-wicking pajamas” and you’ll find a lot of great options. Also check out’s list of 11 Cooling Pajamas for Hot Sleepers.

Mattress types - best and worst. Could your mattress be causing you to overheat at night? Many best-selling mattress brands these days are memory foam based. Memory foam mattresses or “mattresses in a box” are seemingly the best apartment mattresses - you can buy them online, they come with generous trial periods and return policies, and they’re delivered in a box that can be much more easily brought up stairs and fit through tight entryways compared to traditional mattresses. However, despite the convenience and soft texture of memory foam, this mattress type is not the best option if you (or/and your partner) tend to be hot sleepers. The body sinks into memory foam, and its material traps body heat and moisture keeping it close to the body - hot hot hot! Many people who make the switch to a memory foam mattress find themselves waking up during the night because they’re overheating and sweating while sleeping. Kitelinens bed sheets can absolutely help with sleeping hot on a memory foam mattress as sleepers can stay cool in our sheets, but consider changing to a firmer, traditional spring mattress as well. (We should have titled this blog post “Best sheets for hot sleepers + best mattresses for hot sleepers + pj’s for hot sleepers” since everything needs to be considered for sleepers who run hot!)

Select the best pillow. Sweaty sleepers often wake up with wet necks! Pillows even need to be considered for sleepers. Some of the best we’ve seen to keep sleepers cool include those with bamboo covers, gel-lined layers, and cooling-foam infused.

Medical conditions can affect all sleepers. For sleepers who started overheating at night or sweating while sleeping, you should talk with your healthcare provider right away as it can be an indicator of an underlying medical issue. According to the Mayo Clinic, night sweats can be indicative of many conditions that all sleepers should be aware of.

In Summary

It’s important for sleepers to carefully select their sheets, bedding, mattresses and pillows, and to try and create the best sleep environment possible. Assuming you now have the best sheets for hot sleepers in hand (ehmm, Kitelinens sheets) but you’re still sleeping hot, here is an overview and a few more of the best hot tips to get the best night’s sleep under the sheets:

  • Reduce the layers on the bed. Too many sheets/blankets equals sweat. Remember, Kitelinens are the best sheets for hot sleepers because of their breathable 100% cotton fabric and sateen weave. We’ve been told our sheets are the sheet.
  • Nix the hot pajamas (unless they’re hot hot and meant to be seen ;) ). Even if you have the best sheets for hot sleepers on your bed, your pjs are what touches your skin first and no sheets can fix that.
  • Be careful of what mattress you choose. Remember, memory foam = memories of hot night sweats! Choose a mattress that is cooling and layer it with breathable sheets.
  • Turn down the thermostat - ideal temperature for hot sleepers is 60-67 degrees fahrenheit.
  • Open a window/turn on a fan. Get the air to circulate for the hot sleepers in the room at night. This cool breeze (and white noise) makes for the best sleep.
  • Shower before bed; turn it on hot! Once your body is hot from the hot shower, it will begin to cool down once you’re out, preparing your body for it’s best rest.
  • Nix the socks under the sheets. There are many hot sleepers out there that oddly have cold feet under their sheets. Warm them up before you get into the sheets and keep those socks off or your temperature will return right back to hot!
  • Kiss your pup goodnight and send them to their bed. Although we fully believe furry friends deserve to sleep on the best sheets too, we’d rather you have the best night's sleep.

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