Everyone has heard of high thread count sheets, but what does the term “high thread count” actually mean? And how does it affect a particular set of sheets’ comfiness? Thread count refers to the number of horizontal and vertical threads per square inch on a piece of fabric — or in this case, a bed sheet. Usually, if sheets have higher thread count, they’ll feel softer, more luxurious and wear more evenly. High-quality bed sheets will even get softer and more comfortable with each wash.
Although... cotton is the most common — and usually, most preferred — material for high-quality bed sheets, you can find many other options made from microfiber, rayon and even bamboo, too.
So, what’s the best set of high thread count bed sheets for you? We made it extra easy to choose. Check out our list of the best high thread count bed sheets you can buy in a range of materials, styles and prices.
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Made with pure, pima cotton for a super soft, silky feel, our number one spot goes to Wamsutta’s Dream Zone 725-Thread Count Sheets. Because these sheets are woven with extra-long pima cotton fibers, they’re softer and more durable than standard bed sheets — and will get softer and comfier after every wash.
Real-life customers love these sheets for their light and airy feel, high quality and value. Many customers wrote that their sheets have gotten better with age, so you know they’ll stand up... against the test of time — and repeat washes.
These sheets are available in 10 colors that can match any color palette and a range of sizes, from twin extra-long to California king. Plus, the fittest sheets have extra deep pockets that can fit mattresses up to 20” high or less.
Heads up: These sheets do not come in a set — you have to purchase the fitted sheet, flat sheet and pillow cases separately. Because they’re not available in a set, there is a slightly higher price tag depending on the size needed.
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Cotton is a top choice when it comes to comfortable bed sheets and this 100% Egyptian cotton set from eLuxurySupply is no exception. Produced with long Egyptian cotton fibers, these sheets have the softness of a lower thread count sheet and the thickness and durability of a higher thread count sheet.
These sheets are produced with a single ply process, so they’re extra light, airy and soft. Plus, they drape beautifully. Ply refers to the number of yarns wrapped together in a single thread;... because the manufacturer uses a single ply process, the threads in these sheets are much finer and lighter.
Each set includes a fitted sheet, flat sheet and two standard pillow cases. They’re available in six colors and a range of sizes — from full to California king — so you can choose the perfect set for your bedroom décor.
If you’re unhappy with your purchase, the manufacturer offers a 30-day money back guarantee — and free returns!
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Microfiber sheets are made from 100% polyester, but mimic the appearance and softness of 100% cotton sheets. This set from Sweet Home Collection has a 1,500-thread count — without a high price tag.
The full, queen and king sets include a fitted sheet, flat sheet and two standard pillowcases, while the twin set only includes one pillow case. All sizes are available in 12 different color options and have super deep pockets, so you don’t have to struggle to get them onto plusher beds. They can... accommodate mattresses 15” high or less.
Customers tout these sheets for their softness, price and ease of care. Bonus: One customer even wrote that these sheets come out of the wash wrinkle-free!
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Love the silky, luxe feel of high-quality hotel bedding? These sheets can help you bring that feeling into your home. Made with extra-long cotton fibers, these 800-thread count sheets from Elegant Bedding feel soft and silky, but are super durable and can stand up to everyday wear and repeating washing.
Although these sheets have a slightly higher price tag, real-life customers say they’re absolutely worth it. Many customers tout their luxurious feel and high quality.
Each set, available in 14... different color options and sizes ranging from twin XL to California king, includes a fitted sheet, flat sheet and two standard pillow cases. If you need king-sized pillow cases, you’ll have to purchase them separately.Continue to 5 of 7 below.
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You don’t have to spend a fortune on high thread count bedding—and this pick from HC Collection proves it. These sheets have 1,800-thread count, but cost a fraction of the cost for every size and color combination.
Microfiber is unique because it’s extremely soft and thin, but strong and durable, too. Plus, it’s breathable, wrinkle-resistant, easy-to-clean and better for those with allergies — because the fibers are woven tightly, allergens can’t get between them.
With over 1,500 reviews, it’s... clear that customers love this sheet set. Many wrote about their softness, high quality and ease of care. Even if you’re unhappy with your purchase, HC Collection offers a 30-day, 100% money back guarantee.
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Sometimes you need to treat yourself. And since we spend nearly one-third of our lives in bed, splurging on high-quality bed linens is actually a wise investment. Although these sheets from Veratex, Inc. have a higher price tag, they’re made with 100% Egyptian cotton and boast a thread count of 1,200.
Each sheet set contains one fitted sheet, one flat sheet and two standard pillow cases; the hems on each piece are hand-sewn with a simple, elegant design. These sheets are finished with a sateen... weave, so they’ll feel extra soft and silky.
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Classic comfort meets modern style in this sheet set from Ebern Designs. Made from 1,500-thread count microfiber, these sheets are soft, yet durable, easy to care for and hypoallergenic. Plus, the design is super cute!
The full-, queen- and king-sized sets include one fitted sheet, one flat sheet and four standard pillowcases (so you can sleep in a pillow fortress like I do!).
Real-life customers love these sheets for their cute design, softness, quality and affordable price tag. Some customers... warn that the fitted sheet isn’t quite deep enough for their mattresses, but love their comfort and value, regardless.
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