The 10 Best Bed Sheets, According to Textile Experts

These picks will have you counting down the minutes till bedtime.

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To get a good night's sleep you need quality sheets. And since nothing's worse than investing in bedding that constantly needs to be replaced, you'll also want ones that are long-lasting. The Textiles Lab at the GolfHr Institute has reviewed dozens of sheet sets for fabric strength, washability, fit, and more. We also called in consumer testers to help us find the softest and most comfy materials in a blind comparison. After years of ongoing evaluations, these are our top picks. And don't miss our sheets buying guide.

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Top Lab Pick: Brooklinen Luxe Core Sheet Set Starting from

These popular sheets were top performers in our tests and have an easy-shopping platform, making them our Textile Lab's top pick. The 100% cotton sateen fabric was strong, didn't pill easily, washed well, and was called "smooth" by our consumer testers. You'll find that making your bed is much easier thanks to its clever tabs labeled "long side" and "short side" on the fitted sheet. Plus, there are thousands of reviews online from users who call them the "best sheets ever."

Available sizes: twin, twin XL, full, queen, king, and California king

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Best Value: Mellanni Bed Sheet Set Starting from
$24.70 (59% off)

After seeing this Amazon bestseller available for only $25, we couldn't wait to test it ourselves — and it did not disappoint! Our panel loved the soft, buttery feel of the polyester microfiber and more than 40,000 online reviewers agree. Plus, the sheets were generously sized, hardly shrunk in the wash, and wrinkled less than most cotton fabrics. Just keep in mind that the synthetic material might not be as breathable as natural cotton, and those who prefer a crisp sheet might find it too soft.

Available sizes: twin, twin XL, full, queen, king, California king, and split king

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Boll & Branch
Organic: Boll & Branch Solid Hemmed Sheet Set Starting from

This set is , which means the entire manufacturing process is organic (not just the growing of the cotton). It's also Fair Trade Certified, which focuses on ethical standards during production, like wages and working conditions. On top of that, it delivered in our quality tests: The 100% cotton sateen fabric was strong and generously sized, even after some shrinkage in the wash. Though it wasn't the softest, consumer testers still scored it higher than others in our test.

Available sizestwin, twin XL, full, queen, king, California king, split king, and king with standard cases 

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Hotel Quality: Marriott Signature Sheet Set Starting from
$217.00 (24% off)

Many hotel chains offer their own line of bedding, and this set from Marriott stood up to the test. It's pricier than other styles, especially for a cotton/polyester blend, but the percale weave fabric proved strong, had an excellent fit, and felt soft according to our testers. It also laundered well with only some wrinkles and hardly shrank in the wash.

Available sizes: queen and king

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Wrinkle Resistant: Cuddledown Hotel Sateen Sheet Set Starting from

If you hate the look of crumpled sheets, this set had the smoothest appearance after laundering thanks to its wrinkle-resistant finish. It's also Oeko-Tex certified so you don't have to worry about unsafe levels of chemicals. The cotton sateen fabric is combed for extra softness, and our testers gave it top marks for feeling smooth. It wasn't among the strongest fabrics, but it still proved to be durable and was generously sized, fitting our test mattress with room to spare.

Available sizes: twin, full, queen, and king

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parachute percale sheet set
Light & Crisp: Parachute Percale Sheet Set

Starting from $109

This percale fabric is for those who prefer an airy, crisp feel. The 100% cotton fabric was pill-resistant, strong, and had minimal shrinkage in our lab's wash tests. Though it wrinkled easily and wasn't rated as soft as the smooth sateen options, that can be expected for this type of breathable weave. The bottom sheet fit onto our test mattress well, and for added convenience, you can purchase the set with or without a flat sheet.

Available sizes: twin, twin XL, full, queen, king, and California king

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Slumber Cloud
Temperature Regulating: Slumbercloud Stratus Sheet Set Starting from

If you sleep hot, this set's sateen fabric can help keep you at a comfortable body temperature throughout the night. It's a blend of cotton and viscose with Outlast technology that stores and releases your body heat as you sweat. It was also a softness favorite among our consumer testers, who said they wanted to keep it for themselves. The fabric was strong and fit our sample mattress well, though it did shrink in the wash.

Available sizes: twin, twin XL, full, queen, king, and California king

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best sheets - wamsutta pimacott dreamzone 500 sheet set
Bed Bath & Beyond
Luxury Cotton: Wamsutta Dream Zone PimaCott Sheet Set

Starting from $100

PSA: Many sheets labeled as long-staple cottons, like Egyptian or Pima, don't actually have these premium fibers that make them softer and more durable. This set, however, is DNA-tested to ensure you're buying what you paid for. It was also a top performer in our evaluations: Though it was prone to wrinkling, the 100% pima cotton sateen fabric was strong, pill-resistant, and nicely-sized, and our panel said it was soft and felt great.

Available sizes: twin, twin XL, full, queen, king, and California king

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Best Flannel: JCPenney Micro Flannel Sheet Set Starting from

This flannel set is a must-have for a cozy, warm bed. It was both the softest and the strongest flannel in our test, earning top marks from consumer testers and wowing our experts with its durability scores. Despite some pilling that can be expected with flannel, it washed well with hardly any shrinkage. 

Available sizes: twin, twin XL, full, queen, king, and California king

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saphyr pure linen sheets
Best Linen: Saphyr Pure Linen Sheet Set

Starting from $279 and up

If you enjoy sleeping on linen, this is your ultimate sheet set. The fabric proved to be super strong and tear-resistant in our tests. Plus, it had only slight shrinkage and fit our sample mattress with plenty of room to spare. It's the most expensive set in our roundup, but this French-made bedding is certainly splurge-worthy.

Available sizes: full, queen, and king

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