If you’ve hopped on the silk pillowcase trend, you probably feel like you have just discovered the answer to all of your creased skin, bed head, and overall meh sleep problems. So why not spread the love to the rest of your body? Regular sheets are out, and silk sheets are so, so in.
There are a ton of silk benefits for both your hair and skin. Natural silk contains 18 amino acids, which can help repair skin damage and soften the look of fine lines and wrinkles, and because silk reduces friction as you toss and turn in your sleep, it lessens the pulling and creasing of your skin and protects your hair from split ends and frizz. Plus, the fabric is naturally hypoallergenic, so it’s gentle for all skin types.
Still not convinced to make the swap to luxurious silk bed sheets? Consider this: Silk is an incredibly breathable fabric, which is temperature-regulating. For all you hot sleepers out there, that means the best silk sheets are quick to adjust to your body temperature so you can have a cool, blissful night’s rest. Not more waking up in a sweat (sign me up!).
When picking out a quality silk sheet set, it’s important to look at the momme count (the silk equivalent to a thread count). Standard silk sheets typically have a momme count of around 19, while higher quality versions tout a 22 through 25 count. Below is a roundup of the best silk sheet sets out there (and a few silk dupes for when you’re on a budget), so you and your bed can look and feel good.
ZimaSilk 4 Piece 100% Mulberry Silk Bed Sheet Set
While most silk sheets require dry cleaning or hand washing, ZimaSilk sheets can be thrown in your washing machine. Best of all, the fabric is rip-proof and shrink resistant. Here’s to easy, stress-free sleeping.
THX Silk Sheet Set
THX Silk’s 19 momme count sets come in rich hues like metallic gold and emerald green. This purple option adds a subtle pop of color to a room with a neutral color palette.
Celestial Silk Luxury Silk Sheet Set
Celestial Silk sheets have luxury written all over them. Clocking in at a momme count of 25, the sheets contain 30 percent more silk per square inch than the average silk sheet set (hence the high price tag). Their dense weave makes them strong yet lightweight, while also protecting the luster and sheen of the sheets over time.
Mulberry Park Silks Queen Silk Sheet Set in Pink
Exquisitely Lavish 100% Tencel Soft Sheet Set in Sage
High quality bedding doesn’t mean sacrificing sustainability. These sheets are made from 100 percent tencel lyocell fibers, which come from eucalyptus plants and act as a dupe for silk. It’s ideal for absorbing moisture, so the sleek sheets will keep you dry and cool all night long.
Manito Silk Sheet Set
Although Manito’s bedding comes with a hefty price tag, it also comes with high quality. The sheet set is made from 100 percent Mulberry silk with a momme count of 22.
LilySilk 22 Momme Seamless Silk Bedding Set
Already have a pair of silk pillowcases? LilySilk lets you create your own sheet set bundle and offers items like duvet covers and bed skirts. So if a monochrome bed just isn’t your thing, get ready to mix and match your way to happiness.
Brave Era Naturally Hypoallergenic Silk Travel Sheet in Natural White
Brave era makes a 100 percent pure silk travel sheet that acts as a luxurious silk sleeping bag for those who just can’t sleep any other way. The sheet is machine washable, resistant to bed bugs and mosquitos, and compact–perfect for the traveler who still prioritizes her beauty sleep.
Honeymoon Home Fashions Satin Sheet Set
Satin is like the laid-back cousin of silk. Equipped with a similarly smooth feel, this Amazon favorite satin sheet set will have you feeling like Blair Waldorf, minus the Upper East Side penthouse. And unlike standard silk sheets, these are suitable for both machine washing and drying.
Zhiyuan Black Leaves Silky Satin Duvet Cover Set
The easiest way to add some personality to your bedroom is with patterned duvets and pillowcases. In addition to this leafy pattern, Zhiyuan has tons of other options, like leopard and lotus prints. Made from satin, these sets are another easy-care option that will still provide an elevated look and feel.