Cooling sheets can make all the difference, especially if you sleep hot. Choosing sheets that reduce heat build-up, increase airflow, and work throughout the night to keep you cool can be a great decision. But what do you look for in cooling sheets? Who do you buy from?
We’ve compiled this list of the best cooling sheets in Canada. Each sheet set was evaluated by our test lab crew first, then given to testers. Each tester gave their honest option, which resulted in just a few standouts in the group. We evaluated based on materials, breathability, thread count, and more.
Best Cooling Sheets for Canadians
- Best Overall: Hush Iced 2.0 Bamboo Cooling Sheets and Pillowcase Set
- Best Organic: The Endy Sheets
- Best Egyptian Cotton: Silk and Snow Egyptian Cotton Bed Sheets
- Best Luxury: GhostBed GhostSheets
- Best Tencel: QE Home Aruba BeechBliss TENCEL Modal Sheet Set
- Best Colour Options: Kotn Fitted Sheet and Pillowcase Set
- Best Bamboo: Bedsure Cooling Bed Set
Why Did We Choose These Cooling Sheets in Canada?
As we evaluated each of these sheet sets, they started to stand out in special categories. These categories are ultimately what helped us decide which sheets to recommend to you. Here’s why we chose each of these cooling sheets – and why you should too!
The best cooling sheets in Canada overall are the Hush Iced 2.0 Cooling Sheets and Pillowcase Set. The 100% bamboo design and moisture-wicking properties make these sheets great for those who overheat during the night.
When it comes to organic sheets, you won’t find better than the Endy Sheets. These airy, 100% organic cotton sheets are extremely breathable and cool. The sateen weave is soft and only gets softer with every wash. Your bed will stay fresh and cool.
When it comes to Egyptian cotton, the Silk and Snow Egyptian Cotton Bed Sheets are the best. These genuine Egyptian cotton sheets are silky and breathable, as well as soft enough for the most sensitive skin.
GhostBed’s GhostSheets are made with a blend of Supima cotton and Tencel, meaning they are both breathable and moisture-wicking. These comfortable sheets will keep you cool throughout the night, and they’ll last for years and years.
The QE Home Aruba BeechBliss Tencel Modal Sheet Set is the best Tencel set on our list. Tencel helps wick away moisture and regulate temperature, making them great for those who sleep hot but also tend to sweat more.
When it comes to colour options, look no further than the Kotn Fitted Sheet and Pillowcase Set. While some larger colour options include vibrant colours, Kotn sticks to neutrals and soft tones, so your sheets are bound to be classy no matter which of the 8 options you choose.
Finally, the Bedsure Cooling Bed Set is the best bamboo sheet set we found. Made from 100% organic rayon from bamboo, these sheets can wick away moisture like no one else. These sheets are a must if you’re often sweaty when you wake up.
Hush Iced 2.0 Bamboo Cooling Sheets and Pillowcase Set
It's Great For:
The Hush Iced 2.0 Bamboo Cooling Sheets and Pillowcase Set are extremely cool and comfortable. They’re the perfect sheets for those who sleep hot, and often wake up sweating or overheated. Unlike some of the other cooling sheets we found, these sheets are silky and smooth rather than crisp and textured. If you prefer a silky sheet, this is the best option for you.
These sheets are great if your hair is often frizzy. The pillowcases act a lot like silk, creating a smooth surface for your face and hair. It’s great for your skin and your hair, preventing breakouts and bad bouts of bedhead, too.
There are eight colours available with this sheet set. You can choose from a host of stunning neutrals to some deeper colours, including navy blue and dark grey. These colors add a touch of class to your bedroom, especially because of the pure bamboo sheen.
For cooling, these sheets are extremely breathable. They are naturally moisture-wicking and heat-resistant due to the properties of the bamboo. They are also anti-bacterial, which means that your bed stays clean for longer. These sheets are machine washable, but you won’t have to wash them as often due to the nature of the materials.
The Hush Iced 2.0 Bamboo Cooling Sheets are made of 100% organic, sustainable bamboo, perfect for those who prefer an eco-conscious bedding set. The extremely cool, soft material makes for a more comfortable sleep, particularly for those who struggle to stay cool. These sheets are naturally moisture-wicking and heat-resistant, so you can be sure that you won’t wake up warm during the night. Additionally, anti-bacterial properties help keep your bed clean for longer than standard sheets.
- Made of 100% organic, sustainable bamboo
- Extremely cool, soft material for a more comfortable sleep
- Naturally moisture-wicking and heat-resistant
- Anti-bacterial properties make your bed clean for longer
From the Test Lab
“We loved these silky sheets. Our testers who usually wake up hot were more comfortable with these sheets.”
The Endy Sheets
It's Great For:
The Endy Sheet set is lightweight and luxurious, perfect for those who wake up sweaty or find themselves uncomfortably warm in the middle of the night. These sheets are made with 100% organic cotton, certified by the GOTS (or Global Organic Textile Standard). This means that they are made at the highest level of quality and that the organic cotton used in these sheets is organic. Those who enjoy being a little more eco-conscious will enjoy this sheet set.
In addition, the lightweight cotton makes them extremely breathable. The 300 thread count is the maximum count for breathability. These sheets will be soft and silky, and they’ll only get softer with every wash. Worried about caring for them properly? No worries! You can machine wash and dry these sheets right at home. You can keep your bed fresh without any complicated care instructions or risk of damage.
These sheets are woven in a soft, silky sateen pattern. This pattern allows for a soft, breathable fabric that feels smooth against your skin. The combination of organic cotton and the sateen weave creates a luxurious feel that will ensure you get great sleep night after night. We gave these sheets a breathability rating of 4, meaning these sheets are more breathable than average. The higher thread count doesn’t seem to affect the breathability at all!
These sheets come in six standard mattress sizes. They pair perfectly with Endy’s other bedding accessories, including pillows, duvets, duvet covers, and the Endy mattress. There are three colours to choose from, including Alpine White, Storm Grey, and Glacier Blue. If you choose to get Endy’s duvet cover, it comes in the same colours. You can coordinate your entire bed! You’ll also get a 60-night sleep trial to see if these sheets are right for you.
The Endy Sheets are completely hypoallergenic, making them an idea for those with allergies. If you usually have issues related to your bedding, these sheets might be able to help. When it’s time to wash them, you can wash and dry them for simple, easy care. These sheets are available in all six standard mattress sizes, from Twin to California King. You can also get them in three different colours, including Alpine White, Storm Grey, and Glacier Blue. There’s an option for every bedroom décor!
- Hypoallergenic sheets
- Machine washable and dryable for easy care
- Available in all six standard mattress sizes
- Three colours to choose from, including white, gray, and blue
From the Test Lab
“There lightweight sheets are great for those who sleep hot. The easy care and silky, comfortable surface make them extremely comfortable, too!”
Best Egyptian Cotton
Silk and Snow Egyptian Cotton Bed Sheets
It's Great For:
Silk and Snow are known for making high-quality bedding and bath accessories at a great price. The Silk and Snow Egyptian Cotton Bed Sheets are no exception. These luxurious 100% genuine Egyptian cotton sheets feel silky and smooth against your skin. However, they are also moderately breathable and perfect for most who sleep hot.
These are great sheets for Canadians who appreciate a softer feel, but also need enough breathability to keep cool at night. Egyptian cotton is extremely airy, but the loose sateen weave helps create a softer, more breathable fabric. The 300 thread count also contributes to the luxurious feel of the sheets, without detracting from the airflow each sheet creates.
These sheets are certified as genuine Egyptian cotton, sourced and traced from Egypt. They are also OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified, meaning they are free of all harsh chemicals. We know that Canadians are concerned about ethically-sourced materials and a transparent production process, and Silk and Snow have tapped into that. You can find a detailed look at how each sheet set is made on the listing page, including the source, production methods, and more.
Each sheet set is made in Portugal by expert crafters, meaning you’re getting the best of the best. They come in five colours, including Tempest Blue, Vista, Dusk Gray, Sand, and White. There’s an option for every type of bedroom, from a colourful setup to more neutral options.
These sheets come with a 100-night sleep trial, so you can try them for a long time before deciding if they’re right for you. They’re easy to care for, too – they can be machine washed, but must be dried with wool dryer balls to prevent damage.
The Silk and Snow Egyptian Cotton Bed Sheets are available in five colour options, including two different blues and three neutral colours (including white). These sheets fit mattresses up to 15” in height, so even those with thicker mattresses can enjoy these soft sheets. They are made in Portugal by expert crafters, but Egyptian Cotton is certified as genuine Egyptian cotton.
- Five colour options, including blues and neutrals
- Fits mattresses up to 15” in height
- Made in Portugal by expert crafters
- Certified Egyptian Cotton product
From the Test Lab
“These cotton sheets were extremely soft and smooth enough that our testers thought they were silk! They are moderately breathable and comfortable to use.”
It's Great For:
GhostBed is one of the best sleep companies in Canada, with a ton of offerings from bedding to frames, and pillows to mattresses. The GhostBed GhostSheets go perfectly with all of the other options from GhostBed, especially since they are breathable and comfortable. These sheets are made with a 60% Supima cotton blend that features 40% woven Tencel fibres. Together, these fabrics create a breathable sheet that also wicks away moisture, leaving you more comfortable and less sweaty overall.
GhostSheets are a luxury sheet set that comes in seven sizes, including the six standard sheet sizes as well as a Split King size. Each size has a different set, which includes pillowcases in different sizes and numbers. Split King also includes a fitted sheet for each mattress. These sheets come in two colours: white and grey, so you can match them to most neutral-coloured bedroom sets.
The Tencel fibres used in these sheets are plant-based and eco-conscious, meaning Canadians who are worried about the environment can sleep a little easier. They are extremely crisp, but also durable and wrinkle-resistant. Though these sheets are made of a blend of fabrics, they are extremely comfortable and rival some of the other materials on our list.
Like all other GhostBed products, these sheets make it easy to stay cool. They also stay on mattresses up to 18” thick – in part due to the 2” GhostGrip band. This elastic edging makes up the seams of your fitted sheet, allowing it to grip the mattress without sliding off. Even if you toss and turn all night, these sheets will stay right where you need them.
Plus, GhostSheets are OEKO-TEX Made In Green certified, meaning they are safe for human use and don’t contain harsh chemicals. They are manufactured with eco-conscious methods with fair working conditions, too. These sustainable sheets can change the way you sleep – and they are soft enough that you’ll never want to get out of bed!
GhostBed’s GhostSheets are made from an extremely durable Supima cotton blend, which feels crisp and comfortable on your skin. They are extremely breathable and have moisture-wicking properties due to the 40% Tencel fibres woven throughout the cotton. These breathable sheets are great for use all year round, even in the hottest parts of the summer. The GhostSheets are also wrinkle-free and extremely durable, so they’ll last for years to come.
- The durable Supima cotton blend is crisp and comfortable
- Extremely breathable and moisture-wicking
- Great for use all year round
- Wrinkle-free, long-lasting sheets
From the Test Lab
“GhostSheets don’t feel quite like any of the other sheets we tested, and that’s a good thing! These comfortable sheets are great for even the warmest sleepers.”
QE Home Aruba BeechBliss TENCEL Modal Sheet Set
It's Great For:
QE Home’s Aruba BeechBliss Tencel Modal Sheet Set uses a temperature-regulating material called Tencel Modal. This sustainable material uses beech wood fibres to create a lightweight and moisture-wicking surface. Tencel is one of the best materials to use for temperature regulation, so those who sleep hot can feel comfortable and cool with these sheets.
Tencel is also extremely soft to the touch. It’s silky and light, perfect for those who usually get hot with standard sheets. They are sustainably made from forest to fabric, meaning that you can sleep a little easier when it comes to environmental impact. These sheets are also completely carbon-neutral and can reduce your carbon footprint when compared to standard sheets.
These sheets come in four sizes, including Twin, Double, Queen, and King. The twin size comes with a single pillowcase, while the other three sizes come with two pillowcases. This set has an OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certification, meaning that they are made without harmful chemicals.
The BeechBliss Tencel Modal sheets are simple to care for, too. You can wash them at home on cold, and tumble dry on a gentle setting (or without heat). These options make it easy to keep your bed fresh, but it’s worth following the guidelines for long-lasting sheets. With these care instructions, these QE Home Aruba BeechBliss Tencel Modal sheets will last for years.
QE Home’s Aruba BeechBliss Tencel Modal Sheet Set is made of sustainable Tencel Modal, made from European beech wood. These sheets are natural and breathable. They have an OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certification, and they are also completely carbon neutral. Tencel helps wick away moisture and regulate temperature, meaning you sleep cooler overall. That’s because these unique sheets are extremely cool and comfortable.
- Sustainable sheets made from Tencel modal
- OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified
- Wicks away moisture and helps regulate temperature
- Cool and comfortable
From the Test Lab
“These cooling sheets were a hit with our sweatiest testers. The moisture-wicking properties made them incredibly comfortable and temperature-regulating.”
Best Colour Options
Kotn Fitted Sheet and Pillowcase Set
It's Great For:
Kotn’s Fitted Sheet and Pillowcase Set is a great example of 100% Egyptian Cotton. These sheets are luxuriously soft and durable, with a neutral matte finish that makes you want to touch them. There are a total of 8 colour options available, including several neutrals, black, blue, and sage green. Each of the colours is soft and comfortable. The fitted sheet featured elasticized trim to help the sheets stay in place and provide a precise fit.
If you don’t use a top sheet, you’re in luck! There are no flat sheets available in this set, though you can purchase a flat sheet and more pillowcases separately. This is because some people don’t use their top sheets and prefer to snuggle right into the duvet cover.
At 400 thread count, these sheets are just a little denser than some of the other options on our list. However, Egyptian cotton makes up for it. These sheets are a joy to touch and sleep on. You can rest assured that your sheets are of the highest quality with the OEKO-TEX certification, which provides an evaluation based on the age and chemical composition of your fabrics.
If you are looking for other bedding, homewares, or accessories from Kotn, all are easily accessible through their website.
The Kotn Fitted Sheet and Pillowcase Set are ethically crafted in Egypt, so you know that it’s one of the best options you can find for Egyptian cotton. It’s OEKO-TEX certified, meaning it’s safe for human use and doesn’t use toxic dyes or chemicals. You can machine wash and tumble dry these sheets without damage. These soft, luxurious sheets feel great against your skin.
- Ethically crafted in Egypt
- OEKO-TEX certification
- Machine wash and tumble dry without damage
- Soft, luxurious sheets
From the Test Lab
“The colours were soft and the sheets were comfortable. Our testers were very appreciative of this classy sheet set.”
Bedsure Cooling Bed Set
Bedsure’s Cooling Bed Set is unique on our list. This low-thread-count bamboo sheet set is made from 100% organic viscose that comes from bamboo. This means that these sheets are eco-conscious, but also that they are comfortable and soft. Bamboo is great at wicking away moisture and heat, leaving you with a soft, comfortable sheet that is perfect for those with sensitive skin.
The Twill weave is denser than some of the other options on our list, but these sheets still create plenty of comfortable airflow. They work to keep you asleep for longer, ensuring that you don’t wake up too hot during the night. They’re extremely durable and less likely to tear than standard materials.
These durable sheets come in 14 different colour options, including some very fun vibrant colours. You can get deep blues and reds here, as well as purple and pink. There are a few neutral options so those who don’t want vibrant sheets can still pick the best option for them.
Bamboo helps keep you cool, so of course, these sheets will help. They are very comfortable for those warm nights. They’re also fairly easy to care for, as they wash easily at home with some specific instructions. These deep-pocketed sheets fit mattresses up to 16” deep, too. These sheets are extremely comfortable and breathable enough to keep even the warmest of sleepers comfortable and happy throughout the night.
Bedsure’s Cooling Bed Set is made from 100% organic viscose from bamboo. These soft, breathable sheets are great for regulating temperature. They help move heat and moisture away from you during the night, leading to a much more comfortable sleep overall. 14 vibrant colour options fit with most bedroom décor situations, including reds, purples, and pinks.
- Organic viscose from bamboo
- Silky soft and breathable
- Moisture-wicking sheets for better temperature regulation
- 14 vibrant colour options for all bedroom décor options
From the Test Lab
“We loved all of the available colours in these deep-pocket sheets. Our testers loved how soft and breathable these sheets were.”
Why Trust Us?
Years in the sleep industry have given us an edge. We know what to look for when it comes to a great night of sleep! When we evaluated these sheets (and many others), we looked for a few key features that set them apart. We ran tests in our lab and took feedback from testers to arrive at these recommendations. Some of the performance areas we checked during our search for the best cooling sheet sets in Canada were:
- Materials. What the sheet is made of is one of the most important things to consider. Fabrics like bamboo, cotton, and Tencel are the best for heat, so we looked for options that used these cooler materials.
- Thread Count. Thread count might not be important for regular sheets, but lower thread counts are generally less dense and more breathable. This makes low-thread-count sheets great for those who sleep hot. We evaluated this as we looked at each set.
- Breathability. Breathable sheets have a better chance of keeping you cool. We looked at each of the mattresses here and gave them a breathability rating based on how much airflow they could create as you sleep.
- Weave. The weave of the fabric can make all the difference when it comes to cooling sheets. We looked for sheets with cooler weaves like sateen to help with breathability and airflow.
How Can Cooling Sheets Help You?
Cooling sheets can help you sleep more comfortably and stay asleep longer, particularly if you often overheat or wake up sweaty. Sheets made to have cooling properties can help regulate temperature and moisture. Increased airflow can reduce heat build-up under your sheets, meaning you’ll be more comfortable for longer.
If you can find the right combination of materials for you, cooling sheets can work. Combined with a cooler duvet and a cooling mattress, you’ll be comfortable even if you often overheat. Cooling sheets and other bedding can also help mitigate the effects of those hotter summer nights, keeping you comfortable all year round.
How to Choose Cooling Sheets
Now that you know why you should choose cooling sheets, it’s time to look at some of the ways you can choose your cooling sheets. Here are some of the main things you should look for when it comes to cooling sheets.
What are your sheets made of? The material can make all the difference, especially when it comes to options outside of cotton. Here’s a quick breakdown of the types of materials you’ll find as you shop for cooling sheets.
- Cotton. There are a few different types of cotton to consider, including Supima and Egyptian. All cotton sheets are a little more breathable than other materials, and they are often light as well. Cotton is never a bad way to go.
- Tencel. Tencel is an ethically-sourced material that wicks away moisture and heat. Tencel is used in a lot of cooling products because of these properties, making Tencel a great choice for cooling sheets.
- Bamboo. Bamboo is another all-natural option that wicks away moisture and heat during the night.
Thread count is a measure of how many threads are in one square inch of fabric. Because you want cooling sheets, you have to look for more breathable options. This means that while high thread-count sheets are generally more desirable for their softness and quality, they aren’t going to help when it comes to overheating.
That’s why we looked for thread counts under 300 where we could find them. These lower thread counts (down to 180) make for breathable, lightweight sheets that are great for summer temperatures. They are also much better at regulating temperature than thicker, high-thread-count options.
The key to cool sheets is breathability. To help evaluate these sheets, we developed a system that ranks breathability on an easy scale from 1 to 5. We assigned each sheet a rating based on our test lab results, as well as feedback we received from testers.
Our breathability scale is:
- The least breathable options we found.
- Slightly more breathable.
- Moderately breathable.
- More breathable than average.
- Extremely breathable and best for sweaty sleepers.
Each of the sheets on our list has a breathability rating, so make sure to see which options are best for you! These rankings are not exclusive. Many of the sheets on our list are rated at 4 or 5 for breathability!
Of course, sheets come in sets. It’s rare that you find a single sheet on its own (though it does happen with some sets). That’s why we’ve carefully listed out everything you get in these sheet sets. Some sets don’t include the flat sheet, and they must be purchased separately. If that’s the case, we’ll let you know when we talk about the sheet sets.
Most sets come with a fitted sheet, a flat sheet, and a pillowcase. Larger sheet sizes (full and up) usually contain two pillowcases, as these beds are big enough for multiple pillows. Some sets allow you to order additional pillowcases separately, too.
If you often wake up sweaty and uncomfortable, moisture-wicking is one aspect of cooling sheets that you need. Some materials (such as bamboo) wick away moisture, including sweat. This means that you won’t wake up soaked anymore – you’ll be fresh and clean! Moisture-wicking materials are special, and only a few types of sheets will have moisture-wicking and/or absorbent properties.
If this sounds like something you’d enjoy, look for bamboo sheets and other options that are clean, fresh, and include moisture-wicking properties. It could change the way you sleep!
The way your sheets are woven can impact how comfortable or soft they are. There are a few different types of weaves, but we’ll be focusing on some of the common options we found on our list.
- Sateen. Sateen is a weave that uses a 3 (or 4)-to-1 design to create an extremely airy breathable fabric. This weaving method is durable and secure, but it’s also extremely soft and lightweight.
- Twill. Twill is a durable, sleek weave that creates an opaque fabric. It drapes well and feels lightweight, but it’s a thicker weave than other basic weaves (and even sateen). With the right materials, it can be breathable.
While it might not seem like a big deal, choosing the right weave can help your sheets feel more comfortable, more durable, and more. There are a few more weaves available, but you should always look into the type of weave and what it might mean for breathability.
Some sheet sets include a sleep trial. Much like in mattresses, a sleep trial allows you to try the sheets before you commit to purchasing them. Sleep trials for sheets can last anywhere from two weeks (14 days) to 60 days. Some companies may offer longer sleep trials. If you aren’t sure if you’ll like your sheets, going for a set with a longer sleep trial is the best option for you.
Each company has different policies for its sleep trials. For the most part, you’ll get free returns and a full refund during the sleep trial period. Returned sheets are donated to those in need in most cases.
Always make sure to check the company’s sleep trial policy before you take part. Some companies have vastly different policies and exceptions, especially about when you can return the sheets (and in what condition).
There are a few different certifications for materials used in sheets. All of them are meant to signify quality, so you can guarantee that a certified sheet set is made with the best possible materials. Here are a few of the different certifications you can expect to encounter as you shop for sheets:
- GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard). This certification is related to organic fibres. Fabrics that are GOTS certified have to meet very strict environmental standards, social criteria, and an organic textile supply chain. It’s a difficult certification to obtain, but it’s a reassurance that your fabrics are made from organic fibres.
- OEKO-TEX. OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certification is a type of evaluation carried out by a third-party company. This evaluation determines whether the fabrics and materials are safe for human use, made without harmful chemicals, and with sustainability in mind. OEKO-TEX also offers Made In Green as a certification, which verifies sustainability, ethical practices, and more.
- Egyptian Cotton Certification. Egyptian cotton is an expensive type of fabric. Lots of companies claim to sell Egyptian Cotton without this certification, but you should be wary. Cotton genuinely sourced from Egypt will be certified as genuine. The oversight from companies that offer this certification is a guarantee of quality, too.
If you have allergies, you aren’t alone. Many Canadians struggle with allergies to dust, mites, and other allergens that might be lurking in your bedding. While most allergies aren’t necessarily triggered by bedding, there are a few that might get to you.
Many of the sheets on our list are hypoallergenic, which means they are resistant to dust and mites. This means you’ll sleep easier with these sheets if you often have issues with allergies. Look for sheets that are specifically designed to be hypoallergenic.
Frequently Asked Questions
Natural fibres like cotton and linen are best for those who need cooling sheets. Natural fibres are usually more breathable than synthetic fibres, meaning you won’t wake up so sweaty.
As we mentioned above, lower thread counts are the coolest. They are less dense, and therefore more breathable. Thread counts between 180 and 300 are best for those who sleep hot, as they create better airflow overall.
Though Microfibre is a synthetic material, it’s generally just as breathable as cotton. It’s also moisture-wicking and helps regulate body temperature.