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# 262104 5-Jan-2020 22:38
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I get incredibly hot in bed which I don’t think is helped by my choice of bed linen. I have read that percale sheets can help but they’re hard to come by and the set I did happen to find at Briscoes were very poor quality.

My old queen bed had an amazing set which I could no longer use when I went up a size. Can’t remember what the old ones were sadly.


Anyone have suggestions for something that will help keep me a bit cooler ?

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  # 2385642 5-Jan-2020 22:59
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  # 2385646 5-Jan-2020 23:04
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Any high thread count cotton should be fine.

 

 

 

My advice is put a heatpump in your bedroom! 😎






 
 
 
 


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  # 2385690 6-Jan-2020 07:53
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Get Linen bed sheets. They are awesome in summer and winter. Look out for Briscoes sales on Royal Doulton Marlow linen sheets.


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  # 2385691 6-Jan-2020 07:58
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You could do what they seem to do in the UK. Have no top sheet and just use a duvet. 


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  # 2385704 6-Jan-2020 08:35
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lxsw20:

 

You could do what they seem to do in the UK. Have no top sheet and just use a duvet. 

 

 

That what we do, always have. Not from the UK.

 

 

 

But OP - good cotton sheets are your friend. We have Hotel sheets - crisp white cotton. So nice. I'm a cold sleeper (I think, well, I get too hot if under too many things, I like to sleep cold) My wife is the opposite.




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  # 2385737 6-Jan-2020 09:09
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I just checked my sheets. It’s 100% Egyptian Cotton 1200TC. They were On sale $160 from Bed Bath and Table. Although I have recently discovered that thread count is the bedding equivalent of chasing higher Megapixels in cameras. More does not equal better because of the way the thread count is counted. 

 

 

 

Mine are fine during winter but in summer I get waaaay too hot. 

 

 I’ll check out linen sheets. Thanks for the suggestion. 


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  # 2385742 6-Jan-2020 09:16
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I think those 1200TC sheets are a bit of a have, they must feel almost like silk if their TC is that high. Ours are 400TC cotton. They feel cool.

 

 

 

Also - look into getting a ceiling fan in your bedroom - best thing we did.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2385923 6-Jan-2020 10:10
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Couple of bits for you

 

Look for sheets around 600 as higher thread counts do not breath well as thread is stretched for weaving then tightens afterwards.

 

Some duvet covers are lighter than others due to cotton used look for Kas some are much lighter than others

 

Check your mattress protector if quilted is usually filled with polyester even though packaging mostly stated cotton- Use Protectabed Cumfysafe

 

is waterproof and uses Tencel fabric on top which has cooling effect

 

Depending on your mattress may have high amounts of polyester in Quilting above mattress protector will help

 

Silk Duvet inner from Silk Sensations makes a huge difference comes in different weights 

 

 

 

Hope the above helps

 

FYI Untill recently i owned a bed store for 24 years


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  # 2385924 6-Jan-2020 10:11
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trig42:

 

I think those 1200TC sheets are a bit of a have, they must feel almost like silk if their TC is that high. Ours are 400TC cotton. They feel cool.

 

 

 

Also - look into getting a ceiling fan in your bedroom - best thing we did.

 

 

Consumer or someone local explained it at some point. Marketing ploy. Meant to be measured per sq cm/inch. And like the folding paper ~9 times thing you get to a finite point where the machines can't actually handle the thread into a packed space. So the common thing is to count the individual smaller strands that make the thread and include it in the final figure. 

 

/edit found em

 

https://www.consumer.org.nz/articles/buying-bed-linen 

 

 

reasonably high thread count (over 180 threads per 10cm²) is good, as closely woven fabric wears well and shrinks less. However – and this is where it gets confusing – a higher thread count doesn’t always mean better quality or greater durability.

 

A thinner yarn produces a higher thread count as more threads can fit into each 10cm² of fabric. The fabric will be soft and smooth, but it’s also more delicate and may not last as long. Durability depends on the strength and quality of the fibre and the quality of the weave.

 

 

 

In the early 1-day days I got some 800-1000s soft ones. Man they were good. Until the roll patch started wearing through and UV got to them! That's when you realise they are more satin like and not as durable :(




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  # 2385934 6-Jan-2020 10:49
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I bought my bed a couple of years ago. It’s a $9000 bed and was marketed as having gel layer to help regulate body temperature and keep cool in summer. So I’m guessing it’s the sheets that are keeping me too warm. 

 

I also used a $400 dream seeker  mattress protector from my old queen bed but as it was too small for my new bed, it became annoying so I stopped using it. That sort of helped a little. 


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  # 2385972 6-Jan-2020 11:55
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Given there's no mention of it, I assume you're finding it so warm that you're currently using nothing other than sheets at the moment?

 

It's just that the material of your top layers can have a huge difference on sleep comfort, not just warmth, especially in relation to how well they breathe. I'm also a really warm sleeper, so know the frustration (my worst experience has to have been microfibre sheets with a poly-filled duvet with a polyester duvet cover in summer!)

 

If using a duvet, then stay away from synthetic inners I reckon (we use a feather duvet; some like wool, but personally I find it too heavy). Similarly, a 100% cotton (or other natural fibre) duvet cover is best, especially in warm weather (I find this can make a big difference). For the warmer weather, if needing something more than a sheet, I've found a café blanket (a light feather blanket) is ideal.

 

Also, I'm somewhat sceptical of those 'gel' layers on mattresses - I think they're more about trying to manage the heat retention from modern mattress design, what with all their additional foam layers (especially memory foam, which is horror in regards to heat retention). I find our new mattress way warmer than our older, far less flash mattress. A cotton blanket between the mattress and bottom sheet may help.


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  # 2385980 6-Jan-2020 12:02
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Also a warm sleeper here, try bamboo or bamboo/cotton mix (more durable).

 

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  # 2386686 7-Jan-2020 14:10
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Big fan of sheridan percale 300 TC cotton sheets usually sold at farmers.  Agree with the other posters re synthetic fabrics such as polyester.   Recently removed a cotton mattress protector and now just sheet on matress which has helped things cool.  The  mattress protector didn't breath well.


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I slept on a foam mattress protector for a short while and got very sweaty with that.

 

In the summer just a duvet sheet without any inner is enough for me.


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