Summer heat can make sleeping difficult. Your body temperature needs to drop down, so you can drop off. One of the tricks to keeping cool is choosing the right bed linen. The right material of the right kind, in the right thread count, can prevent you from getting sweaty and sticky. Here’s your guide to choosing the best sheets for summer.

Materials

Cotton is a classic choice for good reason. It lets cool air pass through, plus it’s comfortable and durable. However, not all cotton is the same. Go for a high-quality option, such as Egyptian or Pima, produced by a respected brand, such as Ramesses, Phase 2 or Lux Coln, all of which are stocked at competitive prices at the Manchester Madness outlet.

Thread count

Next, you need to make a decision about thread count. This term refers to how many threads there are in each inch of fabric. As long you invest in high-quality materials, you’ll find that, the higher the thread count, the more luxurious-feeling the sheets. However, in summer, thread counts of 800+ can feel a bit heavy, so it’s a good idea to go for something lighter.

 

For example, you can’t really wrong with the Phase 2 Egyptian Cotton 500 Count Sheet set or the Lux Koln 400 Threat Count Egyptian Cotton Sheet Set, both sold by Manchester Madness.

Weave

To an extent, choosing the right weave is a matter of personal preference. You might love soft sheets for their cosiness or crisp sheets for the way they remind you of your last hotel stay. If soft sheets are your thing, then you could consider sateen, which adds a swish effect. The Jenny McLean La Via 400 Count Sateen Sheet Set and the Kingtex Hotel Quality 300 Thread Count Cotton Sateen Sheet Set are both lovely.

 

However, if you’re more of a fan of crisp sheets, then you might like the refreshing impact of percale. Go for the Phase 2 300 Thread Count Cotton Percale Sheet Set.

 

Whatever you do, steer clear of flannel in summer. It’s designed to keep you warm and snug on winter nights.

 

What are your favourite sheets in summer? We’d love to hear your stories.