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Best Sheets 2020 - What is the Best Bedding for You?

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Sarah: Hey guys, it's Sarah from Sleepopolis.

If you're on the hunt for a new sheet set, you've come to the right place.

I'm about to show you my top favorite sheet sets of 2020, all of which I've personally

tested and reviewed.

Before we get into this roundup, keep in mind that I've reviewed dozens and dozens of sheet

sets from some of the most popular names in the game, including Casper, Brooklinen, Parachute,

and so many more.

It's all on sleepopolis.com.

For now, let's get into the roundup.

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Sarah: Before I show you the first set of sheets on this list, just keep in mind that

at the end of the video, I address all kinds of questions about sheet shopping in general.

Also, if throughout the course of this video, any questions come up or you want a personal

recommendation for me, don't hesitate to give me a shout in the comments section below,

and I'd be happy to help.

The first sheet set in this roundup is the Kassatex Lorimer Percale Sheet Set.

I picked it for folks looking for a really soft and crisp percale cotton sheets up.

These sheets are made from a blend of long staple cotton and Tencel.

Some of you are probably already familiar with the classically cozy feel of cotton.

Because we're dealing with long staple cotton, we know it's going to be extra smooth and

durable.

What about that extra ingredient, Tencel?

Tencel is actually the trademark name for lyocell which is a natural material made from

dissolving wood pulp.

In this case, wood pulp from eucalyptus trees.

Eucalyptus is known for its antimicrobial properties but also its anti-inflammatory

properties.

In this sheet set, the combination of Tencel and cotton is combining in a unique way that's

extra soothing on the skin.

As the name suggests, it is woven into a percale weave which is going to make it crisp and

cool.

Because it's also been garment-washed, it's going to feel extra smooth on the skin.

It also gives it a casually lived-in rustic aesthetic, which is very charming.

Depending on the size set that you choose, price ranges from about $165 to $220, and

you get a nice 60-day trial period to test it out.

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Sarah: Next up on my list is for sleepers who prefer the silky smoothness of a sateen

weave to the crispness of percale.

It's called the Cotton Sateen Sheet Set from California Design Den.

As the name suggests, it is woven from 100 percent cotton into a very silky sateen weave.

The cotton used to weave the sheet set is 100 percent long staple cotton which, like

I said, it's going to boost the overall durability, boost that resistance to pilling and color

fading.

What blows my mind about the sheet set is how affordable it is.

In my experience, high-quality cotton sateen sheet sets that are woven from long staple

cotton are usually around 100 bucks or higher.

This sheet set ranges from about $35 to $45 which is definitely going to be ideal for

sleepers on a budget.

Keep in mind that because it is woven into a sateen weave, you're going to get that beautiful

lustrous sheen and a silky hand feel.

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Sarah: Speaking of high-quality cotton, the next sheet set on my list is the 10 Grove

Hudson Percale Sheet Set.

It's woven from 100 percent Egyptian cotton which is widely regarded as a superior type

of cotton, thanks to its long and supple fibers.

It is woven into a percale weave which, like I said, is going to give you that crisp, cool

hand feel.

It also features a luxuriously high thread count of 400, which makes it impeccably smooth

to the touch.

Something that I like about 10 Grove is if you're not sure if you're more compatible

with a crisp percale weave or a silky sateen weave, you can take what's called the blind

field test on the brand's website.

They'll basically just prompt you with a whole bunch of questions that will lead you into

the weave style that's best for you.

Additionally, 10 Grove allows you to customize the items that come with your bedding set

in a lot of different ways.

Price ranges quite a bit from about $125 to $490.

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Sarah: Next up on my list is the Purple Sheet Set.

I picked it particularly for sleepers who run hot.

It's made from a blend of spandex and viscose from bamboo, which combined offer a light,

stretchy, and super breathable feel which, like I said, is going to come in particular

handy for those of you who are prone to night sweats or run hot.

Bamboo-based bedding like this bring a lot of perks to the table because bamboo is naturally

hypoallergenic, antimicrobial.

It's going to work to keep those allergens at bay.

It's also naturally moisture-wicking, which is going to be particularly beneficial for

those of you who are prone to night sweats or any of us who get a little sweaty in the

summertime.

Not to mention one of my favorite things about the sheet set is that the spandex makes it

stretchy and cling very tightly to the mattress which helps it to maintain a wrinkle-free

look.

I have to say, in all my years testing bamboo bedding, I have never come across a bamboo

sheet set that isn't really wrinkled.

That's something to keep in mind.

Depending on the size sheet that you get, price ranges from about $99 to $129, which

is a great value for bamboo-based bedding, and you get a nice one-year warranty to back

it up.

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Sarah: Next up on my list is the Layla Sheet Set.

I'll be honest, it is one of my all-time favorite sheet sets because it's so pretty.

It's made from 100 percent viscose from bamboo.

Like the Purple sheets that we just looked at, you're still getting all those great natural

perks of bamboo, but it's not blended with any other material.

That's why it's super silky to the touch, very lustrous and pretty and elegantly drapes

over your body shape and the mattress.

That's one of my favorite things about the sheet set, is that the fabric lies ever so

lightly on the body, which is going to be great for sleepers who run hot.

Don't be fooled by its lightweight quality because bamboo bedding is extremely durable.

The sheet set is going to last you a good long while.

Depending on the size sheet set you choose, price ranges from about $125 to $225, and

you get a very generous trial period of 120 nights to test it out.

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Sarah: If you're looking to sleep green on a silky set of sheets, this next one is probably

going to be right up your alley.

It's called the Bamboo Lyocell Sheet Set from Attitude.

It's made from 100 percent bamboo lyocell, which is the brand's flagship fabric.

Bamboo lyocell is a sustainable textile made from dissolving bamboo pulp.

It feels like a combination between cotton and silk.

Of course, the bamboo is bringing all those great perks to the game.

It's super durable, very lustrous and, of course, very soft.

Because these sheets are made entirely from natural materials, it's going to particularly

appeal to you, eco-friendly sleepers.

Depending on the size sheet set that you choose, price ranges from about $140 to $200, and

you get a 30-day trial period to test it out.

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Sarah: Next on my list, I picked specifically for you, linen lovers.

It's called The Citizenry Linen Sheet Set.

It's made from 100 percent French linen.

Some of you may already know that linen is one of the most durable and breathable fabrics

of all time.

One of my favorite things about this particular sheet set is that each piece in this set has

been individually stonewashed, which is a textile manufacturing technique used to cut

through the coarseness of linen and boosted smooth feel.

Not to mention the stonewashing process also gives the finished fabric uniquely and charming,

rustic aesthetic that many sleepers look for in linen bedding.

If you're someone who shies away from linen because you're afraid it's going to be a little

too coarse and itchy, I heartily recommend you give the sheet set at a try.

Like with the 10 Grove sheets we saw, this brand also allows you to customize your bedding

bundle according to how many pieces you want.

Price starts at about $250 and then goes up from there.

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Sarah: Last but certainly not least on my list is the Boll & Branch Flannel Sheet Set.

I picked it specifically for cold sleepers or folks shopping for wintertime bedding.

The sheet set is made from 100 percent cotton and then undergoes a process known as brushing

or napping, which essentially raises the surface fibers of the fabric and creates that uniquely

velvety, soft, and super warm and fuzzy that many of us look for in flannel bedding.

After this fabric is brushed, it is then sheared which takes that smooth feel to the next level

but also boosts its durability and resistance to pilling.

It does come in a range of styles.

If you're not a plaid person, there are some other options available.

I, of course, love the plaid style.

That's what I tested.

The main draw to this bedding is that it's a wonderful insulator, which is going to be

perfect for wintertime or sleepers who run cold.

The set also does come in a wide range of sizes and ranges from about $185 to $315.

You also get a 30-day trial period.

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Before we wrap up this review, I just want to address some questions that I get all the

time about sheet shopping and bedding in general.

The first question has got to be the most popular question, "What the best thread count

for sheets?"

The reason I love answering this question is a lot of folks are under the impression

that a high thread count is the sole indicator of high quality.

That's not the case.

In fact, thread count loses its value unless you're dealing with high-quality materials.

Like I said before, when it comes to cotton bedding, you're going to want to look for

long or extra-long staple cotton.

The longer the cotton fiber, the smoother and more durable the finished fabric will

be.

That said, a good benchmark to follow when you're shopping for cotton percale is a thread

count of anywhere from 250 to 500, with 400 and 500 being luxuriously high.

With cotton sateen, you're going to want to aim for a thread count of about 300 to 600.

Again, with the higher end of that spectrum being top-notch luxury.

Remember, if you ever see a sheet set that's advertised with a thread count of 800 or 1,500,

there's a good chance that that's a little bit of a marketing ploy, and you're working

with lower quality, short fiber cotton.

On the topic of sheet quality, a lot of people want to know if Egyptian cotton is the best

cotton.

The reason that Egyptian cotton is widely regarded as a superior type of cotton is because

it's known for its long, supple fibers which, like I said, is going to ultimately produce

a higher quality fabric.

Not to mention, Egyptian cotton is typically picked by hand from the Nile River Valley

rather than picked by machine, which helps those cotton fibers to stay long and strong.

That said, Egyptian cotton is not the only type of cotton that features long fibers.

Pima and Supima cotton are also great examples of this.

The main name of the game is that you want to make sure you're sticking with long or

extra-long staple cotton.

Another question I get all the time was, how often are you supposed to wash your sheets?

The short answer is once a week.

Washing your sheets once a week is going to keep all those icky allergens at bay and cut

down on any bacterial build-up.

If you want to know more about why you should wash your sheets once a week, go to sleepopolis.com.

Type in how often to wash your sheets.

It'll be the first thing that pops up.

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