Our Editors Tried It All and This Is the Best Bedding of 2022
You name it, we’ve tested it at Apartment Therapy: bath towels, vacuums, stain removers, even Christmas trees. But if there’s one thing we know from top to bottom (especially those layers in between), it’s bedding. During the past year, we’ve tested hundreds of bedding essentials like pillows, sheet sets, mattress toppers, coverlets, and more from newer brands like Sijo and Cushion Lab as well as old favorites like Parachute, Brooklinen, and Saatva.
Each category of bedding requires its own specific set of testing criteria, but they all boil down to the trifecta of feel, durability, and performance. So we considered three main questions: Does this product deliver on what it claims to do? What does it feel like? How long does it last? Bedding that exceeded our expectations landed on our lists as the best on the market in that category.
Here, we’re celebrating all the winners in the world of bedding for 2022. Whether you’ve been looking for the perfect set of sheets or are in the market for a whole new sleep setup, we’ve got you covered (as it were).
The Best Bedding of 2022
- The Best Mattress: Helix Midnight LUXE Mattress
- The Best Air Mattress: Intex Comfort Plush Elevated Dura-Beam Airbed
- The Best Mattress Topper: Saatva Graphite Mattress Topper
- The Best Mattress Protector: Sijo Eucalyptus Waterproof Mattress Protector
- The Best Pillow: Nest Bedding Easy Breather Pillow
- The Best Pillow for Side Sleepers: Cushion Lab Deep Sleep Pillow
- The Best Silk Pillowcase: MYK 100% Mulberry Silk 25 Momme Luxury Pillowcase
- The Best Sleep Mask: FRESHME Handmade Cotton Sleep Mask
- The Best Comforter: Parachute Down Duvet Insert
- The Best Duvet Cover: Brooklinen Luxe Duvet Cover
- The Best Throw Blanket: Avocado Green Luxury Organic Cotton Throw Blanket
- The Best Cooling Sheets: My Sheets Rock “The Regulator” Sheets
- The Best Organic Sheets: Boll & Branch Signature Hemmed Sheet Set
- The Best Linen Sheets: Parachute Linen Sheet Set
- The Best Cotton Percale Sheets: Brooklinen Classic Core Sheet Set
- The Best Jersey Sheets: Bedsure Jersey Knit Sheets
- The Best Flannel Sheets: Boll & Branch Organic Flannel Sheet Set
The Best Bedding of 2022
Best Mattress: Helix Midnight LUXE Mattress
Helix, as a brand, wins our best overall mattress for the second year in a row, not only because they sell quality beds, but also because they have a whopping 14 options to choose from. Start by taking the brand’s sleep quiz to find your match — there are six standard options (two each for soft, medium, and firm feels), plus another option for plus-size folks. Helix also offers six LUXE options and one organic option, the Birch mattress (which we’ve also tried!).
The Midnight LUXE mattress is Helix’s most popular option and the one that continues to blow us away. It has a medium feel, is made with side sleepers in mind, and features zoned lumbar support for better body contouring. It’s a hybrid mattress, with a combination of memory foam, gel foam, and wrapped coils for ultra comfort and support, and it has a quilted pillow top so you feel like you’re sleeping on a cloud.
Our tester, deputy lifestyle director Madeline, describes herself as both a hot sleeper and a side sleeper. She upgraded her mattress to the Midnight LUXE in 2020 (from a 2015-era hand-me-down) and she still calls it a major upgrade. Some of the adjectives she uses to describe her Helix: supportive, squishy, comfortable, and cozy. “I feel like a queen sleeping on a Queen,” Madeline says. “It’s softer and squishier for sure, which means I don’t need a topper. And it provides so much more support than my old mattress.”
- 4 foam layers; 1,000 wrapped coils; quilted pillow top; Tencel cover
- Medium feel
- 14-inch height
- CertiPUR-US and OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified
- 100-night trial period; 15-year limited warranty
- Free delivery
Who It’s Best For: Those who sleep hot; side sleepers; those who want a hybrid construction; those who prefer long trial periods.
Good to Know: Military members, first responders, teachers, and students are all eligible for a 15 percent discount. Helix has a showroom in New York City where you can schedule an appointment to feel the mattresses before you buy. Helix also has a referral program: If someone buys a mattress through your recommendation, they’ll get $125 off their purchase, and you’ll get a $50 Amazon gift card.
Best Air Mattress: Intex Comfort Plush Elevated Dura-Beam Airbed
Not only does Intex’s Comfort Plush Elevated Du ra-Beam Air Bed have more than 15,000 positive reviews on Amazon, but it also received top notes from Apartment Therapy founder and CEO, Maxwell. “While I grew up with Aerobeds,” he says, “and thought that the prize would go in this direction, I was surprised by how crowded the field has become and how similar so many of the beds are. The Intex Comfort Plush walked away from the competition a winner, scoring the office vote as well, because it slept just as nicely as all the others and costs less than half as much.”
This 22-inch-high, Queen-sized mattress, which features a built-in electric pump, is simply “better than many standard air beds,” according to another reviewer. Maxwell adds, “The quality of the construction (while we didn’t attack it with sharp instruments, but did throw it around the room during the week) felt tough. And, personally, I found the flat top surface the most comfortable of the lot.”
- Includes built-in electric pump and travel case
- Available in 1 size
- 22 inches tall
- 600-pound weight capacity
Who It’s Best For: Hosts who want to give their guests a good night’s sleep without breaking the bank; those looking for a reliable air bed under $100.
Good to Know: This air mattress can inflate in under five minutes, which relieves users from what can typically be the worst part of dealing with an air mattress.
Best Mattress Topper: Saatva Graphite Mattress Topper
When it comes to bedding brands, Saatva is absolutely beloved by the AT team: The Saatva Classic Mattress made our list of the best mattresses, so it may not come as a huge surprise that the brand’s mattress topper earned rave reviews as well. Saatva’s graphite mattress topper has a soft, plush feel and withstands movement while maintaining the integrity of the mattress and keeping its shape over time. That, along with its secure hold, breathability, and moisture-wicking fabric, made it the best overall pick on our list. “My partner and I have gotten some amazing sleep,” says home assistant editor Savannah. “We already had a pretty expensive, quality mattress. So we honestly didn’t think our sleep could get THAT much better. We were so wrong.”
The topper attaches to your mattress with four corner straps that hold it in place, which Savannah said is super helpful with their dogs that like to hop in and out of bed. “I also really love how the topper keeps its shape!” she adds. “When you put pressure on it, it adjusts to your body a bit, but when you get up, it snaps right back into shape. It never looks flat or lumpy. I honestly can’t think of anything I would change about this mattress topper!”
- 100% certified organic cotton
- 3-inch thickness
- Available in 7 sizes
- Includes elastic anchor bands
- Spot clean
- 180-night trial period; 1-year limited warranty
- Free delivery
Who It’s Best For: Those who want a natural topper; those who are hot sleepers; those who prefer a plush feel as well as subtle body contouring.
Good to Know: The Saatva mattress topper is available in two additional types: foam and latex. The foam topper is good for those seeking more plushness, while the latex topper, which was tested by commerce executive director Mark, provides a firmer feel. “My Saatva mattress was already comfortable but it got even better with this topper, and I did sleep a little better,” he says of the latex topper. While Mark loved his Saatva mattress as is, he “always thought it could be a little bit firmer” for what he needs. “The mattress topper gives me the exact level of firmness that I love.”
The Best Mattress Protector: Sijo Eucalyptus Waterproof Mattress Protector
Rarely in life is there a “total package” product that checks all the boxes, but the Sijo Eucalyptus Mattress Protector actually does. If you’re looking for comfort, utility, temperature regulation, sustainable materials, and an affordable price point all in one, Sijo’s got it. Not only is it 100 percent waterproof, but it’s also made from eco-friendly Tencel lyocell, a fabric crafted from responsibly farmed bamboo and other wood sources. Don’t let the thought of sleeping on bamboo or wood scare you: These natural fibers actually create a super soft fabric that is naturally cooling, antimicrobial, and hypoallergenic. And unlike many other waterproof mattress pads that crinkle and have a plastic-y feel, Sijo’s Tencel fabric makes zero noise as you move around in bed.
AT contributor Stella was impressed by how undetectable the Sijo mattress protector was when she tried it: “You can’t even tell it’s on with a sheet on top of it, and it doesn’t change the texture of my mattress either. I love that it’s 100 percent waterproof so my mattress can stay feeling brand new. It’s no hassle to put on or take off, and I really can’t emphasize enough how silent it is.” With a continuous elastic hem that wraps securely around the mattress, it stays snugly in place and won’t bunch or shift.
- 100% Tencel lyocell backing; 100% recycled polyester skirt
- Available in four sizes
- Fits mattresses up to 18 inches deep
- Fitted sheet-style mattress protector
- OEKO-TEX certified
- 30-night trial period, returnable pending it’s in like-new condition
Who It’s Best For: Those who want a waterproof mattress protector without having to feel or hear a waterproof mattress protector; those who sleep warm and want a cooling layer.
Good to Know: There are no chemical treatments or coatings used, and yet, both the mattress protector’s top and sides are 100 percent waterproof with a protective barrier. While that may sound like music to a parent’s ears, unfortunately for those with young kids, Sijo does not make this mattress protector in Twin size.
Best Pillow: Nest Bedding Easy Breather Pillow
Determining the best overall bed pillow gets harder to do with each passing year, but we did manage to crown a winner. Not only is the Nest Bedding Easy Breather Pillow cooling, which is one of the most sought-after qualities for shoppers, but it also comes with a number of perks. You can actually adjust it to your ideal thickness level by removing some of its cloth fill, but don’t worry about the extracted stuffing getting lost in the sauce (a.k.a. your linen closet) — this top-rated product includes a complimentary cloth bag so you can safely store away any unwanted fill for a later day. AT assistant shopping editor Britt tested the pillow and says she “was really impressed with the shape … it’s discreet and smart to give it a slightly square shape that’s more evident when it has more fill inside of it. I’ve become more of a combination sleeper these days, alternating between my stomach and side, so a firm-but-not-too-firm pillow is perfect for me.” Adjustable, cooling, suitable for all sleeping positions — Nest Bedding came through with a real winner.
- 49% Icecore, 49% polyester, and 2% spandex cover; 70% non-toxic virgin foam and 30% polyester fill
- Available in 4 sizes
- Includes a complimentary fill bag
- CertiPUR-US certified
- Machine washable cover; tumble dry on low
- 2-year warranty
Who It’s Best For: Those who sleep on their stomach and/or side; those who want something adjustable.
Good to Know: This pillow’s cover is machine washable and its fill is totally protected, so you can sleep on a freshly washed pillow as often as you’d like.
*Honorable Mention: The Casper Hybrid Pillow is a dream come true for me, personally. After one night on the Casper Hybrid, I woke, frankly, in disbelief. In a single night, it was able to free me from my morning pain, get me to sleep in record time, and allow me to stay asleep without tossing and turning.
The Best Pillow for Side Sleepers: Cushion Lab Deep Sleep Pillow
Our best overall pillow for side sleepers had a lot to achieve (not to mention some pretty particular editors to impress), and Cushion Lab’s Deep Sleep Pillow, with its gentle contouring and perfect medium-firm feel, comes out on the top of our list. Britt says, “I was never really a sculpted-pillow person before, but the Deep Sleep Pillow has changed my mind. It has high and low neck supports and side-sleeper bolsters that create a cushioned cradle whether I turn to the left or right, as well as ample support when I am on my back. I’ve never before slept on a pillow that made me sigh in relief every time I change positions. I haven’t had any recent shoulder or neck aches, and I wake up feeling vacation-level rested. Deep sleep, indeed!”
- 100% dual-density CloudSupport memory foam fill; recycled polyester inner mesh cover; nylon and spandex cover
- 24″ width; 16″ length; 5.5″ height
- Pillow not washable; cover machine-washable
- 1-year limited warranty
Who It’s Best For: Those who want supportive contouring without the obvious look of it; those who sleep in multiple positions.
Good to Know: Need several? When you shop multiple Deep Sleep pillows, you can save up to $20 off the total.
The Best Silk Pillowcase: MYK 100% Mulberry Silk 25 Momme Luxury Pillowcase
MYK Silk offers among the highest quality varieties of silk pillowcases ranging between 19 and 30 momme (a measure of the fabric’s quality and durability), all at affordable prices, which earned the brand our best overall spot this year. Contributor Allison tested MYK Silk’s 25 momme version and said it “is one of the thickest, smoothest pillowcases I’ve tried and costs less than $45.” Most silk pillowcases are 19 or 22 momme and come at a much higher price, which makes MYK Silk a steal hidden in plain sight. It comes in three sizes and several beautiful colors, and it’s OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified to boot. “I love a zipper closure for silk pillowcases,” Allison continues, “because they keep it from moving around, and the MYK Silk pillowcase fits my pillow perfectly, allowing it to stay nice and plump throughout the night. After washing, sleeping on, and comparing it to the others tested, MYK’s pillowcase remained the softest with the least amount of post-wash wrinkles. The only downside? I don’t want to get up when my alarm goes off.”
- 100% grade 6A mulberry silk
- 25 momme count
- Available in 5 sizes and 10 colors
- Zipper closure
- OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified
- Machine wash delicate; tumble dry low or air dry
Who It’s Best For: Those who want durable, smooth silk with a high momme count at a manageable price; those who want a variety of sizes and colors to choose from.
Good to Know: MYK Silk has silk pillowcases from 19 to 30 momme, some with a cotton underside, so you can get the best of both worlds of bedding.
*Honorable Mention: As Best List writer, I’ve tried several silk pillowcases and Casper’s is still my favorite. I wake without bedhead or pillow marks, my skin is far less irritated, and I’m not sticking to the pillowcase, no matter how toasty I get. The smooth and durable silk pillowcase can also be purchased as a bundle, which includes a matching sleep mask.
The Best Sleep Mask: FRESHME Handmade Cotton Sleep Mask
When it came to finding the perfect sleep mask, we had an ideal in mind. It was multi-layered, soft, relatively seamless, comfortable to wear in a range of sleeping positions, and able to successfully block out intruding light. FRESHME’s Sleep Mask ticked off all of the boxes… and then some. The magic lies in its clever “nose wing” design, which effectively blocks out any light that could potentially come from the mask’s nose opening. And, thanks to its adjustable strap and mostly cotton construction, FRESHME’s mask is my personal go-to. I was given it as a gift when I was a guest at a friend’s place, and it’s definitely among the top 10 gifts I’ve ever received. It covers my entire eye line with a smooth, breathable jersey material that doesn’t pull at my skin, trap sweat or oil, and doesn’t move throughout the night. The filling is about half-an-inch thick, so not only does it give a super blackout effect, but whatever it’s filled with forms to my face comfortably (yet non-restrictively!), so there aren’t any weird gaps that let light through. It’s got an adjustable Velcro back with plenty of non-Velcro border space so my hair never get caught — I also haven’t felt or heard the Velcro once while using it.
- 95% cotton, 5% spandex
- Available in 2 colors
- Adjustable hook and loop closure
- Machine washable
Who It’s Best For: Those who love a cashmere-like softness; those who travel; those who want something mildly sound blocking.
Good to Know: Want to get a good night’s sleep on the go? FRESHME’s mask folds and comes with a complimentary carrying case, making it a great option for travel, too.
Best Comforter: Parachute Down Duvet Insert
Parachute consistently ranks at the top of our lists, and as much as we love to test the latest and greatest, the brand’s trustworthy standing in our books is well earned. Parachute is known for stylish and high-quality bedding, so it’s no surprise that they have the best comforter in the game. This down duvet insert is classic yet oh-so-luxurious. It has a white cotton shell that’s filled with down, and it’s quilted so the feathers stay evenly distributed. AT contributor Stella can’t recommend it enough and thinks this is a piece of bedding that everyone needs: “It quite literally feels like sleeping beneath a cloud. It’s lightweight but instead of feeling hollow or bouncy, it feels like it’s giving you a gentle hug every time it settles on top of you.”
- 100% sateen cotton shell; 85% down and 15% down feather fiber fill
- 750 fill power
- Available in 3 sizes and 2 density options
- Machine washable
- 5-year warranty
Who It’s Best For: Those who like a bit of weight to their blanket but still want to stay cool; those who are looking for a down option.
Good to Know: This comforter has two density options: lightweight and all-season.
The Best Duvet Cover: Brooklinen Luxe Duvet Cover
It’s not exactly a surprise that Brooklinen earned the No. 1 spot in this category for its Luxe Duvet Cover. It remains one of our all-time favorite brands for bedding, including comforters, silk pillowcases, and sheets. “I got to enjoy everything I adore about my comforter along with the added bonus of the creamy-smooth feel of the duvet cover,” says Britt, who is now a whole-hearted duvet cover supporter. “It didn’t add a ton of weight, which meant I didn’t overheat while I slept; and it gave me the chance to change up the look of my bedding without buying a brand-new comforter.” This duvet cover has a 480 thread count and is made of cotton in a sateen weave, which means it’s smooth and shiny. We’re absolutely obsessed with the color and print options — and you can even snag limited-edition shades and patterns seasonally.
- 100% long-staple cotton
- 480 thread count
- Available in 3 sizes and 18 colors
- Pillow shams sold separately
- OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified
- Machine washable
- 365-day return policy and additional 1-year warranty
Who It’s Best For: Those who want the perfect combination of comfort and style without breaking the bank.
Good to Know: Not only does Brooklinen offer a 365-day return window, but they also cover return shipping for U.S. customers. So, if you’re not totally sold, then you have the flexibility to test the brand out first.
Best Throw Blanket: Avocado Green Luxury Organic Cotton Throw Blanket
Listen: Just because something is expensive doesn’t mean it’s the best. Our mission is to find and celebrate the best option in a given category regardless of cost, brand reputation, or anything irrelevant to quality. But when we determined the value of each throw we tested by its material, quality, look, feel, and ease of care, there was no denying that Avocado Green’s collection of Luxury Natural Throws uses the best materials and are crafted with the utmost care and attention to detail. The collection has natural and organic throws, including a delicious cashmere, organic cotton (our favorite!), and some merino wool.
Avocado’s variety makes finding a throw for any and every room easy — it’s as if they hand-picked the best design and color of each luxury natural material and housed them in one spot. The Luxury Organic Cotton Throw is one of the softest throws (if not the softest) I felt across a variety of materials. It’s tightly knit without any fringe and is both elegant and cozy. It’s breathable thanks to the cotton, but it’s also got some heft, making it the ideal year-round throw blanket option. It’s made in limited quantities by artisans, sustainably produced, climate neutral, and beautifully designed using natural dyes. While the price point is steep, the value checks out.
- Available in cashmere, merino wool, and recycled or organic cotton (organic cotton tested)
- 50″ x 60″
- Greenguard, GOTS, FSC, Made Safe, and Climate Neutral certified
- Dry-clean cashmere, wool, and organic cotton only; recycled cotton is machine washable
Who It’s Best For: Environmentally conscious shoppers; those looking for one perfect throw; those who want one trustworthy source for a variety of throw types.
Good to Know: Avocado Green is a carbon negative brand, which means they voluntarily offset 100 percent of their emissions in a variety of ways (including work with the Bonneville Environmental Foundation).
Best Cooling Sheets: My Sheets Rock “The Regulator” Set
It still can’t be denied that this set by My Sheets Rock blows every other competitor out of the water with its eponymous temperature-regulating powers. Testing for this category of sheets is fairly black and white: They either kept us cool or they didn’t. Made from high-grade, sustainably sourced OEKO-TEX-certified bamboo rayon, these sheets boast eight heat-fighting benefits, including breathable construction, moisture-wicking technology, and a lightweight feel that’s buttery soft and inviting all year round. SEO commerce editor Sarah attests that they’re not only the softest pair of sheets she’s ever encountered, but they’ve also allowed her to sleep sweat-free at last. “These sheets seem to combine the positive traits of two other beloved textiles: the smoothness of silk (sans the slip) and the lightweight, classic design of cotton,” she says. “Not only did I sleep soundly and comfortably, but I also woke up sweat-free and without a hair out of place.”
- 100% bamboo rayon fiber
- Available in 10 colors and 7 sizes
- Includes top sheet, fitted sheet, and 2 pillowcases
- OEKO-TEX certified
- Machine wash; tumble dry low
- 90-day free trial
Who It’s Best For: Those who want to sleep on the coolest sheets possible; those who love a silkier feel to their sheets.
Good to Know: These sheets have sold out several times and fly off shelves when they re-stock, so don’t wait if you think you could benefit from a set of your own.
The Best Organic Sheets: Boll & Branch Signature Hemmed Sheet Set
Our best overall pick when it comes to organic sheets are not only OEKO-TEX 100, GOTS, and Fair Trade certified but also hit the sweet spot between slick sateen, textured linen, and weighty hemp. Boll & Branch, an editor-favorite bedding brand, impressed us with their organic cotton percale Signature Hemmed Sheet Set. “I am not a lover of uber-soft sheets — I don’t like something scratchy, of course — but I’ve never been into sateen or even a really soft percale,” Stella says. “I LOVE these sheets. They are crisp with a light texture and are perfect for me.”
Stella tends to sleep a bit cold, but also lived in southern California at the time, and these sheets served her well. “They have a bit of weight without feeling claustrophobic, and I feel they are less wrinkled than other percale sheets I have tried. These sheets are for the person who wants that hotel sheet feel — a set that stays clean feeling and crisp” wash after wash, year after year. The sheets, a perennial best-seller for Boll & Branch, are available in a wide range of colors and sizes, easy to clean, and dress a bed beautifully.
- 100% organic cotton percale
- 300 thread count
- Available in 8 sizes and 7 colors
- Includes fitted sheet, flat sheet, and 2 pillowcases
- OEKO-TEX Standard 100, GOTS, and Fair Trade certified
- Machine washable
Who It’s Best For: Those who don’t want sheets that are either cooling or warming; those who want something that will soften with each wash and last a long time.
Good to Know: Boll & Branch offers free shipping and returns, but you can also try these sheets risk-free for 30 nights.
*Honorable mention: West Elm’s 400-Thread Count Organic Percale Sheets (which are also on deep discount!) have apparent high quality “right out of the package,” Mark says. “They are lightweight, yet…substantial and the pleated edge makes them feel so fancy.” Mark is “a huge fan of these sheets” and, since he doesn’t wake up either freezing or sweating, he “highly recommends,” no matter what kind of sleeper you are.
Best Linen Sheets: Parachute Linen Sheet Set
We tested more linen sheets this year than probably any other type, but Parachute’s luxurious textiles, which don’t necessarily cost a fortune, are the ones many of us on the team still rave to all our friends about. Scouts honor: Parachute’s linen sheets are one of the most reliable sets I’ve tried right out of the packaging. They’re lightweight without being totally sheer, and the price point doesn’t exceed $200 — a rare find in the world of quality, even luxury linen bedding. Made in a generations-old, family-owned mill in Portugal, these sheets are softer out of the box than many other brands because Parachute pre-washes them in small loads to relax the fibers so they’ll be comfortable on night one. I absolutely love the array of earthy colors they come in, too, with Bone, Clay (my favorite!), and Dusk being standouts.
- 100% European flax
- Available in 10 colors
- Includes a fitted sheet and 2 pillowcases
- Fits mattresses up to 16 inches
- OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified
- Can be returned within 60 days of receipt
Who It’s Best For: Those who don’t want to deal with a longer wear-in period; those looking for the perfect intersection of price, quality, and color options.
Good to Know: The basic set does not include a top sheet but can be added for $100 more. You can also buy these sheets separately by the piece. Fitted sheets tend to wear out faster than top sheets, so if you don’t need a whole new set, it’s nice to buy only what you need and save where you can.
Best Cotton Percale Sheets: Brooklinen Classic Core Sheet Set
So, what is it about Brooklinen’s Percale Sheets that also consistently lands them at the very top of our list of the best cotton percale sheets? “These sheets truly make getting out of bed a challenge — that’s how darn comfortable they are,” says contributor Jasmine, who put them to the test a few years back. Since then, they’ve become a mainstay in a few editors’ linen closets. Though they have a bit of weight to them, these 270-thread-count sheets are completely breathable, making them ideal for both hot and cold nights. And while the sheets are already soft to the touch, they get even better with each wash, developing a sort of lived-in quality.
“What I love most is the hotel-like crispness from these sheets,” Jasmine adds, “which I’ve only ever experienced when I’m vacationing somewhere fancy.” To round out how awesome they are, the sheets have “long” and “short” side labels, taking the guesswork out of the eternally confusing task of making the bed on laundry day. Plus, for those who love a little pattern in their lives, these sheets are available in fun prints, in addition to classic solids. Keep an eye out for Brooklinen’s limited-edition colors — they tend to sell out fast, but the brand typically launches new ones every season.
- 100% long-staple cotton from Egypt and India
- 270-thread-count percale weave
- Includes flat sheet, fitted sheet, and 2 pillowcases
- Available in 14 colorways and patterns
- OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified
- 365-day return window, plus additional 1-year warranty after that
- Fits mattresses up to 15 inches
Who It’s Best For: Those who want to invest in durable, luxe sheets but don’t want to spend hundreds; those who want to take their sheets for a full test sleep-and-wash before committing, as Brooklinen’s generous return policy allows for that.
Good to Know: Not into using top sheets? You can save money by buying a Starter set that includes just the fitted sheet and pillowcases.
Best Jersey Sheets: Bedsure Jersey Knit Sheets
Though I’m definitely a self-proclaimed jersey sheet fiend, I typically retire them during the warmer spring and summer months. I’m a hot sleeper, but I can’t resist the instant softness these give me right as I get in bed. I totally changed my tune, though, when I found Bedsure’s Jersey Knit Sheets. Made with 100 percent cotton, the bedding set makes you feel like you’re wrapped in your favorite tee: It’s lightweight, breathable, stretchy, and oh-so-soft to the touch. These sheets also have ultra-deep pockets, so they’ll stay put as you clock in eight glorious hours of sleep. And, thanks to their moisture-wicking properties, these sheets can be used during all seasons. From all the (many) jersey sheet sets I’ve tried, this is the only one I’ve been able to get that instantly warm-and-cozy feeling from without totally sweating through them by 3 a.m. TMI, maybe, but I know I can’t be the only one. If you’re like me and never really know what your temperature is going to be like when you sleep, these are a total fail-safe option (and cozy to boot!).
- 100% cotton jersey
- Available in 4 sizes and 7 colors
- Includes flat sheet, fitted sheet, and 2 pillowcases
Who It’s Best For: Those who sleep hot; those who want something year round; those who prefer shopping on Amazon (fast shipping!).
Good to Know: To keep your sheets ultra-soft, wash this set in cold water and dry on a low temperature every time — but especially before their first use.
*Honorable Mention: Target’s bedding initially turned me onto jersey sheets when I was a teen, so I still turn to the red-and-white retailer to get my quicket fixes. Casaluna, Target’s new-ish, much more elevated home brand, seemed to pinpoint exactly what made me fall hard for jersey sheets and combined them with higher-quality OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified cotton and gorgeous earth tones. Overall, the look and feel of these sheets never gets old for me, and I love how easy they are to find.
Best Flannel Sheets: Boll & Branch Organic Flannel Sheet Set
Boll & Branch’s sheets are truly luxurious with an impressively soft, weighted feel, making them our choice for the best overall flannel sheets. They’re totally breathable and resistant to pilling, two features you should expect when the price is this steep, but the pros don’t stop there. Boll & Branch uses traditional weaving and processing methods to perfect their flannel, making it velvety soft without being stuffy. Made with Fair Trade cotton, these have earned certifications from some of the top judges of organic and non-toxic textiles.
Consciously crafted, they’re the perfect flannel sheets for those whose definition of “the best” includes environmental consideration. AT partnerships director Laina calls them “the perfect fall sheets. I love the feel of flannel sheets but not too thick and hot,” she continues. “These are a perfect combination of lightweight and breathable with that favorite flannel feel. Just the first touch of them makes you get so excited about getting inside. They stayed the same perfect soft touch after washing them.”
- 100% organic cotton
- 6 oz.
- Available in 3 colors and 8 sizes
- Includes top sheet, fitted sheet, and 2 pillowcases
- GOTS and OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified
- Machine washable; tumble dry low
- 30-night trial period
Who It’s Best For: Those who are eco-conscious; those looking for something luxurious and durable; those looking for unusual sizes.
Good to Know: These sheets are available in unique sizes like Split King and Twin XL.
*Honorable Mention: The Quince Flannel Sheet set is an extremely close runner up, because it’s supremely soft and competitively luxurious for a fraction of the price. I tested these myself, and they are my personal favorite sheets at the moment and a set I intend to use year-round because they’re lightweight but, again, unbelievably soft.