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Slumber sweetly with the best summer sheets perfect for hot sleepers

Goodnight, sweaty nights spent tossing and turning!

There’s almost nothing quite as frustrating than a muggy night when you just can’t seem to fall asleep due to the heat. No matter whether you try a wet cloth, flipping over your pillow to the cool side or your fan on full bore, it can seem like falling asleep is impossible.

However, one thing you can do that will make all the difference is to sleep in cooling sheets – made from materials such as linen, cotton or bamboo.

Considering the average person spends 26 years asleep with an additional seven years trying to get to sleep, investing in good bedding is a true investment in your wellbeing.

What type of sheet is best for summer?

To have the coolest sleep during summer, it is a good idea to invest in sheets made from naturally breathable and moisture-wicking materials. Linen, bamboo, tencel and percale cotton sheets are your best bets for cooling spring and summer sheets.

What are the best sheets for summer in Australia?

To help you choose the best cooling sheets, we’ve rounded up the best sheets for hot sleepers currently on the market. Read on to snooze soundly without a sweat drop in sight.

The best bamboo sheets for summer

ecosa bamboo bedding olive green

Ecosa bamboo sheet set in olive green, from $192 at Ecosa

Made from sustainably grown bamboo, this affordable sheet set from Ecosa comes in 13 natural colourways – ideal for the hot sleeper with an environmental concern. Silky smooth on sensitive skin, these sheets feature a 400TC sateen weave and are hypoallergenic, as well as odour-resistant and antibacterial.


emma sleep bamboo bedding set

Emma bamboo bedding set, from $165 at Emma Sleep

From the makers of cult buy mattresses, also comes this 100 per cent bamboo bedding set that keeps you cool, calm and collected while sleeping. With a 100-night trial, free shipping and returns, what have you got to lose testing out this quality summer bedding?


sleep republic bamboo sheets

Charcoal grey bamboo bed sheets, from $143.65 (usually $169) at Sleep Republic

Experience ultimate sleep comfort with this gorgeous sheet set, featuring 100 per cent bamboo that is sustainably sourced and gets softer with every wash. A cool and airy rest lies ahead with this durable sheet set you can return within 100 nights if you’re not satisfied.


macoda bamboo sheet set

Macoda white bamboo sheet set, from $190 (usually from $240), Macoda

Made from 100 per cent bamboo which wicks away night sweat and featuring a sateen weave which makes these sheets extremely soft, there’s not a lot you won’t love about this bedding. Bonus? Macoda offers a 60-night trial and free delivery so you can try out its bamboo sheets with confidence. 



Linen House Nara bamboo cotton 400TC white sheet set, from $229.99 at Myer

Crafted from bamboo and cotton with a sateen weave, these sheets regulate body temperature so you’re not too hot, and not too cold. Moisture-wicking and antimicrobial, they will become even more buttery soft over time.


The best linen sheets for summer


Eva hemp linen sheets, from $285 (usually from $315) at Eva

Sustainably made, these hemp-linen sheets marry snuggly with breathable, are great for all-year round, and come in five natural hues.


Cultiver Linen Sheet Set

Linen sheet set, $320 at Cultiver

Crafted from pure linen, these gorgeous sheets are woven from European flax and are pre-washed for a soft vintage feel from their very first use. There are 16 colours to choose from, as well as a range of different sizes.

“These beautiful sheets and pillowcases are a joy to sleep in and a treat for the guests we host in our accommodation,” wrote one five-star reviewer. “We wouldn’t consider buying any other brand.”



Bamboo cotton sheets, from $209.99 at Adairs

The silky smooth blend of cotton and bamboo creates high breathability ensuring a comfortable night’s sleep. The fabric also regulates body temperature, so whilst they’re perfect for summer, they can be used all year round too – making them a worthwhile investment.


Love a discount? Find your Adairs Coupon Code here.

hardtofind summer sheet set

Montauk Style pure linen sheet set in Cactus, $379 at Hardtofind

Pre-washed and constructed from 100 per cent pure French flax, these are the sheets dreams are made of. You’ll also sleep better knowing this linen is a sustainable material.


Bed Bath n Table

Morgan & Finch Milano linen sheet set, from $179.95 (usually $299.95) at Bed Bath N’ Table

Made from 100 per cent linen, which is stronger and more durable than cotton, these sheets will continue to soften with age. They’re also hypoallergenic, breathable and available in four colours to suit any décor.


The best cotton sheets for summer

Sheet Society Cotton Fitted Sheet Set

Sheet Society Leo Washed cotton fitted sheet set, from $110 at Sheet Society

Get a better night’s sleep with Sheet Society’s Leo Washed sheet set. Made with 100 per cent cotton in a plain weave, they are stone-washed for that lived-in look and feel. Soft on your skin and relaxed on your bed frame, it will be like you’ve been sleeping in them for years.


sheridan percale sheets

300tc classic percale sheet set in soft blue, from $167.97 (usually $279.95) at Sheridan

Made from 100 per cent organic cotton, these percale weave sheets are soft, light and breathable. Available in six colours, you’re sure to find one to suit your bedroom scheme!


Sol organics

Crisp Percale organic sheets, from $84 (usually from $129) at Sol Organics

Lightweight, breathable and featuring longer fibres which gives a stronger, finer and smoother result, these 100 per cent certified organic cotton sheets will do the job and then some. During summer, they will be cool and inviting against your skin so you can say goodbye to restless nights.


Looking to save money on summer sheets? Check out our coupon codes for MyerEcosa and more.

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