The best bed sheets are, of course, comfortable and breathable to sleep on, but many of them offer more rewards beyond a good night’s sleep. We’ve covered the benefits of swapping regular pillowcases for finer options made of materials like silk, which can reduce friction that forms premature wrinkles on your face and causes staticky morning hair. But did you know that the same idea applies to your sheets?
According to Joshua Zeichner, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist and the director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at New York City’s Mount Sinai Hospital, sheets that use softer materials like bamboo decrease friction and wick sweat off your skin while you sleep. This means a reduced risk of premature wrinkles from the neck downwards, less hair breakage and split ends for long-haired folks, and less sweat-induced body acne.
New sheets can not only step up your head-to-toe beauty regimen, but it’s also worth mentioning that finding the right set for you can help with other issues like temperature regulation (hi, fellow hot sleepers), helping you sink into sleep without waking up in a cold sweat. Plus, shelling out for spiffy new sheets may feel like a hefty expense, but investing in a high-quality set can prevent you from needing to replace them regularly because of pilling and wear over time.
Here, we’ve rounded up the best sheets sets that are so soft and comfortable, you’ll get more than just beauty sleep.
Editor’s Note: Pricing is based off of twin sizing unless noted otherwise.
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