The Best Kind of Sheets If You Sweat at Night

Sweating in the night is uncomfortable and can feel much worse if your bed linens become hot and sticky too. Crisp, clean and cool cottons will help make you feel fresher and help you get a better night's sleep.

Egytian Cotton

Egyptian cotton bed sheets are made from cotton grown on the shores of the Nile River and reputed to be the best in the world. The extra-long cotton fibres combined with a high thread count make the sheets feel soft and luxurious. The natural fibre does not irritate skin and allows the fabric to breathe.

Man-Made Fibers

Man made fibres, such as nylon or rayon, may offer a cheap alternative for bedding but are not a good option if you suffer from night sweats. The material will become hot and sticky, and the fibres do not allow air to flow easily, making you more likely to suffer from body odour.

Specialist Cooling Sheets

Cooling sheets known as wicking or temperature control sheets are available if night sweats are a problem. Wicking sheets contain a blend of natural and man-made fibres that soak up the sweat and help it evaporate quickly. Temperature control pillows are also a useful solution, with brands like the Chillow incorporating a coolant to regulate the temperature.

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Tallulah Roberto has been writing since 1987, with her first job at Home Counties Newspapers just outside London. Roberto holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of East London.