The best cooling sheets to wrap yourself in this summer

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The secret to a restful night’s sleep during the warmer months is all in the sheets. But, which ones should you be shopping for? From Egyptian cotton to bamboo lyocell to linen, choosing one that suits your needs as well as the design and aesthetic of your bedroom is a complex task to juggle.

Lucky for you, we’ve done the research for you. Outlined below, discover the differences between the key types of bed sheets that are most suitable for warmer weather as well as for those who tend to run hot while they sleep. Plus, our edit of the best sheets you can shop for summer.

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The best sheets for summer 2023


Egyptian cotton is an obvious choice for a summer-friendly bed, but don’t get too caught up on the high thread count. The fabric is woven from long staple fibres, which means they are softer to the touch and more breathable in warmer weather.

Pro tip: Look for an Egyptian cotton sheet set with a lower thread count for more breathability during summer.

Our top Egyptian cotton picks:


Sheridan Egyptian cotton twill 500TC sheet set in snow, from $69.99, Myer

Crafted from premium Egyptian cotton, this sheet set from Sheridan is the key to a luxurious night’s sleep. It’s crisp and lightweight, and the set includes a fitted sheet, a flat sheet and pillowcases, so you’re all set from the get go. 



Morgan & Finch pure 250TC Egyptian cotton sheet set in indigo, from $139.95 (currently 20% off at checkout), Bed Bath N’ Table

Luxurious and long-lasting, this sheet set from Morgan & Finch is not only good for the summer but also just as good all year round. With a 250 thread count, it’s a natural, breathable fibre that will keep you cool in the summer and warm in winter. 



Bamboo sheets are a popular choice during summer thanks to their natural cooling and moisture-wicking properties. They’re also super soft to the touch, hypoallergenic, eco-friendly, durable and long-lasting. 

Pro tip: opt for bamboo sheets with a sateen weave for that extra silky smooth texture.

Out top bamboo picks:


Ecosa bamboo bedding in glacial green, $192 (usually $240), Ecosa

Ecosa’s bamboo bed sheets are made with 100 per cent organic bamboo with a sateen weave for those who love sleeping in silky smooth bedding. It delivers breathability without weighing you down. Plus, this gorgeous sage green colourway is hard to pass up…



Signature sateen sheet set in cloud, $219, Ettitude

Made with a 100 per cent bamboo lyocell in a sateen weave, this sheet set from Ettitude is cooling to ensure a comfortable sleep. Plus, with the brand’s 30-night trial, you can test it out for yourself to make sure it’s right for you. 



A longtime favourite, French flax Linen is the most breathable of natural fibres, holds more moisture than cotton and has a beautiful natural texture. 

Our top linen picks:


Linen sheet set with pillowcases in white, $205, Cultiver

Available in 12 different colourways to suit your taste, this sheet set from Cultiver is made from 100 per cent European flax for breathability. Plus, all linen from Cultiver is pre-washed with natural enzymes to accelerate the softening process. If you love embracing the natural look within your home and bedroom, this linen sheet set is a no-brainer.


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French flax linen sheet set in natural thick stripe, from $335, I Love Linen

This natural thick stripe sheet set will look right at home in any coastal or farmhouse-designed home. Made from 100 per cent pure French flax linen, summer nights have never been more relaxed. Besides its cooling properties, linen is also anti-bacterial, soft, and eco-friendly.



Microfibre sheets are known for their moisture-wicking properties, making them a great choice for hot and humid nights. Plus, if you’re looking for an affordable bedlinen upgrade, microfibre sheet sets are an affordable alternative.

“Sheets made from microfibre are also super easy to care for and wash well, keeping your time in the laundry to a minimum when you would rather be out enjoying the warm weather,” says Temple & Webster stylist, Allira Bell.

Our top microfibre picks:


The Big Sleep microfibre sheet set in latte, from $22.95, Temple & Webster

This microfibre sheet set from The Big Sleep features one flat sheet, one fitted sheet, and one (or two) standard pillowcases to achieve a cohesive look within your bedroom. Plus, with its neutral colourway, it will complement most home design styles with ease.



Vue super soft microfibre sheet set in blue, from $59.95, Myer

For the ultimate bedroom refresh, these calming blue sheets are the answer. Finely woven and incredibly soft on the skin, a restful night’s sleep is just a new sheet set away. 


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