Types of Cotton Bed Sheets
There are several types of cotton sheets available, each with its own characteristics and qualities. Here are some of the most common types of cotton sheets.
What we like: Egyptian cotton is known to be one of the best materials for bed linens. It’s exceptionally soft, long-lasting, breathable, absorbent, and has a lustrous appearance. Because of its long fibers, Egyptian cotton sheets are also less likely to pill.
To consider: With all these attributes, Egyptian cotton sheets have a higher price tag and need special care to maintain quality. Egyptian cotton can also feel coarse at first but gets softer with every wash.
What we like: Supima sheets come from a trademarked, American-grown cotton that's both strong and luxuriously soft, creating a five-star hotel experience. Supima cotton has extra-long staple fibers that are woven into a fine thread, making for a beautiful look. This finer weave is also lightweight and breathable for those who sleep hot.
To consider: Supima cotton is strictly regulated, and any bedding with a Supima label must be made of 100% Supima cotton. As such, Supima sheets are more expensive and rarer than traditional and Egyptian cotton.
What we like: Organic cotton sheets are made without synthetic pesticides, helping to reduce chemical pollution in the environment. They're also crisp, soft, and free from toxic materials, making them an ideal choice for people with allergies, sensitivities, and skin conditions.
To consider: Depending on the quality, cotton sheets can shrink the first few times you wash them. Some weaves also wrinkle easily and can feel hot in warmer climates.