Whether you’ve been going through it for awhile, or you’re just getting started on the ✨ magical ✨ journey that is menopause, you know that hot flashes respect no sleep schedule. If you want to get through the night without waking up in a sweat, you need sheets that will help you stay cool.
There are a ton of sheet sets out there that claim to be the best sheets for menopause or the best sheets for hot flashes. In this article, we'll take a look at how 10 different sheets stack up, and whether they work to alleviate these menopause symptoms.
From bamboo sheets with cooling properties, to linen sheets that promote air flow, we'll look at options to suit different preferences and budgets. We'll also answer some frequently asked questions on the subject to help you make an informed decision.
(Of course, if you’re just here for a quick recommendation, you can’t go wrong with our sheets!)
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10 of the Best Sheets for Hot Flashes
We might as well cut to the chase: we think the Hush Iced 2.0 sheets are the best sheets for menopause or those experiencing hot flashes on the market. Sure, we’re a little biased, but we’re not the only ones. Check out a handful of our reviews:
Our sheets are made from 100% sustainably-sourced organic bamboo viscose. One advantage of bamboo fiber is that you can achieve a silky, luxurious feel at lower thread counts than, for example, cotton sheets. Lower thread count means more space between threads, and that means less heat retention. Our 300 thread count sheets allow body heat to escape with ease.
Beyond just the properties of bamboo alone, we take the extra step of using a unique finishing process with our sheets, pressing them with industrial graphite rollers. This keeps them extra smooth and helps them to constantly pull heat away from the body, making them the best bamboo cooling sheets on the market.
Menopause and the hot flashes it causes can last up to two years, but our sheets are durable enough to keep you cool throughout — and for years afterward. Here’s why:
- We’re careful in our materials sourcing and don’t buy bamboo in the summer when fiber quality suffers: the resulting fabric doesn’t hold up as well.
- Our special finishing process has the added benefit of keeping our sheets from pilling, even after dozens and dozens of washes.
We’ve spent years sweating the details to make the Hush Iced 2.0 the best bamboo sheets for keeping you from sweating at night. We’re confident that means they’re the perfect sheets to help you get some rest even when your hot flashes won’t.
If you’re ready to give them a shot, remember, there’s no risk with our 30-day sleep trial. If they don’t work for you, we’ll take ‘em back for a full refund, no questions asked!
Parachute Linen Sheet Set
Linen is a breathable fabric that can be a great option for those experiencing hot flashes during menopause. Parachute's linen sheet set, made in Portugal from fine European flax, is known for its durability and softness.
It's worth noting that linen, made from flax fibers, may feel slightly rough to the touch at first but will become softer with use. The loose weave of these sheets also helps to promote air flow and heat dissipation.
With a moderate price point and 12 solid color options to choose from, these sheets can be a stylish and practical choice for managing menopausal symptoms.
Layla Bamboo Sheets
Made from 100% viscose derived from bamboo, Layla advertises their sheets as luxurious, premium bedding. They have the same body temperature regulating and moisture-wicking properties as most bamboo bedding, which means they’re worth considering for alleviating hot flashes due to menopause.
While reviews generally say Layla’s sheets are soft and comfortable, there seem to be some quality issues, based on user reviews. Some have reported that the Layla sheets can tear easily, stain easily, and wrinkle more than other brands. If you’re looking for a set of cooling sheets that will last as long as menopause can, you may want to look elsewhere.
Brooklinen Core Linen Sheet Set
Like the Parachute set, the Brooklinen Core Linen Sheet Set is made in Portugal from 100% European linen. As linen sheets, they should be naturally breezy, and customers have indeed reported cooler sleeps and reduced night sweats with them.
On the other hand, some reviewers have found the Brooklinen Core sheets to be less soft than other sheets on the market. Linen does tend to soften over time, but other reviews have found durability to be a concern, even mentioning that the sheets can be prone to shedding.
PeachSkinSheets Sheet Set
PeachSkinSheets’ set is made from synthetic polyfiber-based fabrics, similar to those used in athletic wear. These sheets are deep-pocketed to fit thick mattresses, and the company claims they’re anti-microbial, hypo-allergenic, and have an anti-pill finish.
PeachSkinSheets markets their sheets specifically for alleviating night sweats, and many users have indeed been impressed with their ability to wick moisture and dry quickly.
As with some other sheets on this list, however, some PeachSkinSheets customers have reported durability issues with thinness, staining, and poor stitching.
Luxome Luxury Sheet Set
Luxome's Luxury Sheet Set is made from 100% viscose bamboo. Bamboo, as we’ve mentioned previously, is known for its natural moisture-wicking and cooling properties, making it a good choice for those experiencing hot flashes during menopause.
Luxome’s sheets have a relatively high thread count for bamboo. Combined with the sateen weave, that makes for a buttery smooth and silky feel.
Some reviewers have found them to slide off the bed a bit too easily, though, which could be a bit of an annoyance if you’re suffering from sleep disturbances due to menopause and moving around a lot at night.
Cariloha Classic Bamboo Sheets
The Cariloha Classic Bamboo Sheets are a high-quality set made of 100% viscose bamboo with a twill weave for extra softness. As with other bamboo sets, the Cariloha set is naturally breathable, which can help regulate temperature and keep you cool during hot flashes.
Most reviews say the sheets are comfortable and cooling, but some have noted that the seams can sometimes come undone, which could be an issue if you’re looking for sheets that will last through menopause and beyond.
Cariloha is very up-front and transparent about the environmental impact of their business, and claims their sheets are carbon-neutral.
This doesn’t make their sheets any more cooling, of course, but if the implications of climate change are running through your head in the middle of the night during a bout of menopause-related insomnia, this could be some comfort.
Cozy Earth Bamboo Sheet Set
Cozy Earth’s bamboo sheets have received the blessing of the “Queen of All Media,” Oprah Winfrey, for their softness and smooth, silky feel. Made from 100% organic bamboo, these sheets are breathable and moisture-wicking, which can be helpful in keeping menopausal hot flashes in check.
Cozy Earth’s sheets may not be as durable as some others, though: some reviews found them to be thin and prone to pilling and tearing. Others even mentioned the sheets stained easily from skincare products.
In spite of those potential drawbacks, Cozy Earth’s sheets might be worth a try if Oprah’s never steered you wrong before.
SlumberCloud Performance Sheet Set
SlumberCloud says directly that their Performance Sheet Set is perfect for those experiencing menopausal hot flashes. They employ some novel tech, based on NASA research, to make their sheets especially cool to the touch.
The sheets are made with a blend of TENCEL Lyocell and a viscose-based cooling fabric that incorporates a Phase Change Material micro-encapsulated in wax.
In regular English, that means the sheets are infused with a chemical that reacts to heat in order to maintain temperature, which could be very useful when a hot flash strikes.
Customers have generally found these sheets to be quite effective at keeping them cool, though some have noted that the fitted sheet may run a bit large. If you’re interested in a high-tech solution, SlumberCloud might be worth checking out.
Some ‘Burning’ Questions, Answered
What Type of Sheets are Best for Night Sweats?
If you're dealing with night sweats due to menopause, you'll want sheets that are lightweight and breathable to help keep your body temperature down.
Bamboo is a great choice because it's naturally moisture-wicking and cooling. Linen, cotton, and Tencel (a type of rayon made from wood pulp) can also be excellent options for cool sheets.
What are the Softest Sheets that Won't Pill?
Most people agree that sheets made from high-quality, durable materials that are well-cared for are the softest and least likely to pill. Bamboo can be a great choice for soft, silky sheets that aren’t prone to pilling. High-end cotton and silk can also be soft and pill-resistant with proper care.
What is the Best Sheet Material for Hot Sleepers?
If you're a hot sleeper, you need sheets that are lightweight, breathable, and moisture-wicking to help you stay cool and dry. Bamboo is a great choice because it's naturally temperature-regulating and helps control moisture. Linen, cotton, and Tencel are also great options for hot sleepers.
Are Bamboo Sheets Good for Night Sweats?
Bamboo sheets can be a great option for those dealing with night sweats due to menopause because they're naturally moisture-wicking and temperature-regulating.
The lower thread counts in bamboo sheets mean they allow more air to pass through, and the structure of the bamboo fibers themselves promotes airflow as well. Linen is another great, stylish option for similar reasons, though it’s usually a bit rougher to the touch.
We really think our sheets are the best for people dealing with hot flashes caused by menopause. As you can see from the reviews we included above, many women agree that the balance of cooling, softness, and durability makes the Hush Iced 2.0 sheets stand out.
The unique finishing process and relatively low thread count in our sheets help them constantly pull heat away from your body while still being silky smooth to the touch. Our commitment to using only the highest quality 100% sustainably-sourced organic bamboo ensures our sheets will last years, not months.
Plus, our 30-day sleep trial means if our sheets aren’t for you, then no (night) sweat. If you’re ready to start sleeping under the best sheets for menopause, check out our selection today.