Getting into bed after a long day is one of the most exciting and anticipated feelings we get to have every single night. Setting yourself up for a good night's rest is the best thing you can do for yourself. Everyone loves that moment of surrender to our nighttime thrones, and we're here to tell you it can get even better. For those cool evenings during the fall months, here are some specific bedsheet materials that will help you fall asleep comfortably every time.
When you imagine cozying up by the fire or wrapping yourself up in a woodsy cabin, does flannel come to mind? There's a good reason for that! Flannel is super warm and cozy. It's a classic option for fall weather when you want something extra comfortable to dive into. With the gentle touch of flannel sheets, you'll fall asleep and dream sweetly every night. It's also lightweight and breathable, so it actually acts as a temperature control rather than a heater. It'll keep you warm when you need it, and regulate your body temperature if you start to get too hot. If you tend to get really hot at night, but still want to feel comfortably warm when you're falling asleep, flannel is a great choice for your sheets.
One thing to keep in mind is that flannel is a material, not a print. So your sheets don't need to be lumberjack plaid — unless you want them that way. You can find flannel sheets in all kinds of luxurious colors and creative designs. Just find the set (or two) that complements your room's color story. To keep your flannel sheets from pilling over time, try to wash them in cold or warm (not hot) water with only some white vinegar or light detergent. You'll find they'll keep their shape better in cooler washes, too.
Fall Tip: Get cute with the family in some matching flannel pajamas for holiday pictures, or just regular home lounging.
Linen sheet sets are another luxe but laid back suggestion for fall weather nights. Linen is often considered a summer fabric, but if you like feeling cooler in bed, it's the choice for you. While everyone's sleep preferences are unique, sleep experts say that your room should be somewhere between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit. That's significantly cooler than some of us like to keep our homes. You can balance the difference out by choosing sheets that won't heat you up.
If you're a hot sleeper, it can be challenging to find the right sheets during those months when the heat first kicks on but it's not super cold out yet. Linen sheets are a great way to keep it light, and they're super breathable, so you won't overheat at night and wake up chilled if a breeze passes over you. While linen isn't a material everyone is very familiar with, it's easy to get started with your first set. It's recommended that you wash your linen sheets a couple of times to soften them up before first using them. From there, you'll want to snuggle down in them every night. Just wash them in cold or warm water on a gentle cycle and tumble dry on low. There's nothing extreme about linen except the long-lasting comfort you'll fall in love with.
Fall Tip: Invest in a divine down comforter to be sure you stay as warm as you want to be with your linen sheets.
Everyone knows and loves cotton. From our pajamas to our shirts, socks, and sheets, cotton reigns supreme. Supima cotton sheets are perfectly suited for cool fall weather, with this natural material offering a silky touch and a glorious night's sleep. Supima cotton is one of the most unique types of cotton in the world, and is only grown in the United States. Extra-long fibers make this material extremely soft, so much so that you instantly feel like you're in a luxury hotel any time you rest your head.
Supima cotton sheets are also extremely durable, even more than your normal cotton sheets, while somehow surpassing all other types of cotton in softness as well. You can throw them in a regular wash without much thought and they'll come out as good as new. If you still want to take precautions, you can wash them in cold or warm water and dry on low heat — most materials don't love getting blasted at high heat if we can help it. You can even find Supima cotton sheets that are wrinkle-resistant, so your bed will look as good as it feels.
Fall Tip: Bring warm fall colors into the home (burgundy, deep greens, reds) to bring some seasonal spice into view.
For chilly evenings or brisk mornings, make sure your entire bedroom is setting you up for success. Along with the right sheets for your sleep, you'll want comfy pillows, a cozy comforter, and a couple of throw blankets for good measure. Don't forget to keep your slippers at the foot of the bed so you can start your day off feeling warm and wonderful.