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The leaves are falling, the temperature’s dropping and it’s officially time to swap out your lightweight bedding for the warmest bed sheets you can find.
While bundling up with a blanket can definitely help you stay warm at night, your sheets you’ve used through the spring and summer may not be quite as cozy as you want. With a cold, wet winter ahead this year, upgrade your bedding with a set of warmer sheets. Here’s everything you need to know to pick the best set for your space.
Warmest Bed Sheets Buying Guide
We looked at the following criteria when compiling our list of the warmest bed sheets.
Fabric: The easiest way to stay warm in the wintertime is to choose sheets that are made from flannel or fleece, both of which are very effective at keeping you nice and cozy. That said, cotton bedding that’s heavier in weight can also be a good option.
Thread count: If you decide to go the cotton sheet route, you’ll want to make sure it has a higher thread count, which determines the sheets’ thickness. Make sure you look for a thread count of 400 or higher.
1. Bare Home Super Soft Fleece Sheet Set
This fleece sheet set will keep you snug all season long, even the through the harshest winter weather. Made from a breathable, hypoallergenic fleece, these sheets are soft and plush without making you feel overheated. They’ll work alongside your blankets and comforters to provide the optimal amount of warmth and comfort. If you aren’t satisfied, you have 30 days to send your sheets back for a full refund, but we have a feeling once you slip between these sheets you won’t want to leave.
2. Viviland Plush Micro Fleece Bed Sheets
Depending on where you live, winter might be harsher for you than people living in warmer areas. In other words, you may need to bring in the big guns. These extra plush and soft polar fleece sheets were designed specifically to keep you as warm as possible on the coldest night. We love the classic flannel pattern (available in several colors), but there are more minimalist options as well.
3. California Design Den Cotton Sateen Bed Sheets
These high-quality cotton sateen sheets are not only thick enough to keep you warm, but are as soft as silk and super breathable. Made from 100 percent long-staple cotton and boasting a 400 thread count, these sheets are resistant to pilling, meaning you won’t have to deal with those pesky balls of fabric or fluff that sometimes form after repeated use or wash cycles. In fact, they’re individually tested to ensure they’re durable enough to resist things such as pilling, fading or shrinkage, so you can sleep easy knowing you won’t have to replace them any time soon. There’s also a variety of colors to choose from, including sunshine yellow, a paisley pattern and even a fun leopard print.
4. Mellanni Sheet Set
Fleece, flannel and cotton aren’t the only options for winter. We love this microfiber sheet set because it doesn’t sacrifice increased warmth for breathability; you can stay cozy without being uncomfortable through the night. These sheets are incredibly soft, and are available in a variety of sizes and colors to match your personal aesthetic and preferences. Maintenance is also a breeze; they’re fade-, stain-, wrinkle- and shrink-resistant. And for under $40, you can’t beat this set.