At Wicked Sheets, we know sweat and sleep. As the weather begins to warm, we’ve rounded up the top 10 reasons cooling sheets are best for sweaty sleepers. There are tons of myths out there — that polyester is scratchy, makes you overheat, or even that it’s unsafe! We’ve been in business more than a decade and can assure you that all those are false. After all, it’s Better Sleep Month!
1. Cooling fabrics help regulate body temperature
- The first one is an easy one. Our fabrics remain 2-3 degrees cooler to the touch all night long, meaning that the pillow (and the sheets!) have that cool-side-feeling from night to dawn. Check out this Sleep Advisor piece on all the benefits of sleeping cool.
2. Sweat is trapped by fabrics like wool and fleece
- We recommend staying away from the three Fs – fleece, fur and feathers. Heavy fabrics like fleece, wool, furs or feather-down filled comforters do what they’re designed to do – keep you warm! You want to keep the air flowing.
3. Breathability is key
- Breathability is another given – when you avoid the three Fs above, you let your sheets (and your body!) breathe. Airflow, combined with the quick-dry technology of our sheets, allows your body to maintain a lower overall temperature as any sweat produced hits our fabric, is soaked into the dry areas of the fabric and is expelled through the hundreds of thousands of tiny pores on the surface of the sheets.
4. Polyester is a safe fabric
- Myths abound about polyester – people wonder…is polyester safe to sleep on? Of course polyester is safe! Polyester was invented in 1941 by a group of British scientists. Now, nearly 80 years later — it’s been further refined and is as safe as ever! At Wicked Sheets, we know the value of these man-made fibers.
5. Washability is no problem
- Polyester requires much less energy to clean when it’s soiled — much less hot water, lower drying temperatures, and an overall more efficient cleaning and manufacturing process than cotton. Our care instructions are easy to follow, yet another reason our cooling sheets are best for sweaty sleepers
6. Wicked Sheets are smooth and silky
- Our two-way fabrics’ stretch is moveable enough to maintain its superior breathability but not so much that they slip off the bed or move around during sleep as others can.
7. You spend 1/3 of your life in bed
- Statistics show you spend up to 1/3 of your entire life in bed — you should be comfortable! No one likes to be hot while they sleep – cooling sheets are best for sweaty sleepers (and all sleepers!).
8. Heavy sweaters – don’t fret the funk
- In case it’s not already clear — our fabrics are great for heavy sweaters. Our antimicrobial and pH balancing fibers are easier to clean and last longer — Wicked Sheets CEO Alli is still sleeping on the same set she’s been snoozing on for the last ten years!
9. Wicking fabrics help you sleep better than the buff with no sheets
- There’s also the myth that sleeping nude is more comfortable and temperature regulating than cooling sheets — that’s not true, either! When you sleep in Wicked Sheets, the sweat that you produce dries much more quickly. The dry surface areas of the fabric pull the wet portions – so if you sleep in the buff without cooling sheets – the sweat won’t dry as easily.
10. Cooling sheets are best for sweaty sleepers
- We’ve been in business over a decade. Check out our various other blogs and stories about the benefits of cooling sleep. Or, if you found us from searching about the impacts of medicine and sweating, we’ve written extensively on the impact medicines can have on night sweats, as well as various other links between night sweats like unhealthy eating, smoking cessation and more.