If having a soft space to lay down at the end of a long day is number one on your ‘must haves’ for relaxation, it may be time to switch to satin sheets. Unlike cotton sheets, which are typically crisp, satin is made from nylon, silk or polyester and has a cool, smooth finish. Giving any bed a luxurious upgrade, satin sheets not only feel, but also have several benefits you may not know about.
Satin sheets are gentle on skin and can be a great option for anyone with skin sensitivities, including psoriasis and eczema since they won’t aggravate dry patches. Satin sheets are naturally moisture-resistant, which is once again good news if you have sensitive skin or like to use lotions before getting into bed. Lotions and creams will remain on your skin and not be absorbed by your sheets, helping to leave the skin feeling hydrated and refreshed in the morning. Like silk pillowcases, satin pillowcases are also popular because they minimize frizz and static in hair.
As a naturally moisture-resistant fabric, satin sheets are also a good option for allergy sufferers since they are not a conducive breeding ground for dust mites and other airborne allergens. Plus, satin sheets look great for sexy time. Hey, we were all thinking it!
Satin sheets are cool to the touch and feel luxurious, but they are not as breathable as cotton sheets, which may make them better for cold weather use or by sleepers who don’t easily overheat.
We’ve also included some sateen sheets on our list. Both satin and sateen are made with the same weave style and have one shiny and one dull side. While satin is made from filament fibers, sateen is made from cotton and rayon, making it more breathable and easier to care for (sateen can be machine washed, satin is often hand wash or dry-clean only). Both sheets provide a silky, luxurious finish that makes for a soothing sleep.
Not sure which satin sheets are right for you? Check out some of our top picks below!
1. Vonty Satin Sheets
Get everything you need for a silky smooth night’s sleep with a set of Vonty Satin Sheets. Available in Twin to California King, the set, which includes a fitted sheet, top sheet and two pillowcases, has a high gloss and cool, touchable finish that sets the tone for a luxurious bedroom. Made from 100% polyester, the sheets are gentle on hair and skin and can be machine washed in cold. Suitable for use year-round, the silky sheets feel is cool in warm months and provide added warmth when the temperature outside dips.
2. Madison Park Satin Sheet Set
Like many satin sheets, the Madison Park set is naturally wrinkle-resistant for a bed that looks as good in the morning as it did the night before. The luxurious sheet set includes a fitted sheet, top sheet, and four pillowcases, making it easy to rotate pillowcases when necessary or fill your bed with pillows. The fitted sheet features an all-around elastic for a secure fit and the 100% microfiber polyester fabric is fade-resistant and durable. Made in an OEKO-TEX certified facility, the sheets are machine washable and dry quickly.
3. Satin Sheets by Pure Bedding Store
MADE FROM MICROFIBER
The Satin Sheets by Pure Bedding Store offer one of the best selections of colors and prints available in satin sheets. Made from microfiber and offering a fade-, shrink- and stain-resistant finish, the sheet set is available in several solid color options, as well as some saucy patterns (we see you, Gold Leopard). Featuring a deep pocket fitted sheet that eliminates fighting with your mattress, the easy care sheets are safe for the washing machine.
4. Luxury Satin Solid Sheet Set
For a satin sheet set that will gently lull you to snooze-ville, there’s the Luxury Satin Solid Sheet Set from Target. This affordable set is made from 100% polyester and can be machine washed and tumble dried for easy care. Gentle on the hair and skin, the solid color set comes with a fitted and top sheet, as well as two matching pillowcases in Twin, Full, Queen, King or California King. While the sheets look and feel high-end, they’re a great price for any budget.
5. Solid Satin 6pc Wrinkle Free Luxurious Sheet Set
For sheets that look as good as they feel, there’s the Solid Satin 6pc Wrinkle Free Luxurious Sheet Set from Target. Available in several sizes and solid color options, the wrinkle-resistant sheets look great even after being slept in. Made under Oeko-Tex certified conditions, the sheets are machine washable and cool to the touch. Unlike most sets that only include two pillowcases, this set includes four.
6. Elite Home Satin Cooling Cotton Queen Sheet Set
BEST FOR WARM SLEEPERS
One of the drawbacks of satin is that it’s not as breathable as its cotton sheet counterparts, but the Elite Home Satin Cooling Cotton Sheet Set has taken this note into consideration with its design. The set is made from 100% cotton, giving it the breathable, cooling features that warm sleepers need, but has a tight, silky weave that mimics the look and feel of satin. The machine-washable set, which includes a fitted sheet, top sheet, and two pillowcases, includes a stripe motif that creates a high-end finished look to any bedroom décor.
7. Sateen Top Sheet by Parachute
BEST SATEEN OPTION
If you’re looking for the softness of satin but need a sheet that is more breathable, check out Parachute’s lineup of sateen sheets and pillowcases. The 100% premium certified long-staple Egyptian cotton sheets become softer with each wash. A durable product that is available in several muted natural colors, the Sateen Top Sheet feels smooth against the skin and has a matching pillowcase and fitted sheet available.
8. 300 Thread Count Organic Sateen Sheets by Coyuchi
For an organic option that has the smoothness of satin and the matte finish of traditional cotton sheets, there’s the 300 Thread Count Organic Sateen Sheets by Coyuchi. The sheet set has a softness that feels great on the skin and is made from 100% organic cotton. Like satin, the sheets have a subtle luster on one side and a more matte appearance on the other. The heavyweight sheets are ideal for year-round use, especially in cooler months.