I Slept on High-End Cooling Sheets for a Week and These Are My Honest Thoughts
As someone who writes about home decor—and scours the web in search of the very best products and deals—for a living, I've admittedly become somewhat of a sheet snob. (Proof: My linen closet, which is jam-packed with all the cotton, percale, and sateen you can dream of.) I have a shortlist of bedding brands that I rarely stray from but when I heard about Eucalypso's sheets, I was eager to give this option a try.
Made with tencil Lyocell—which is derived from sustainable sources like eucalyptus wood pulp—Eucalypso touts its offering as "the world's softest and coolest sheets." Not only are they reportedly antibacterial, hypoallergenic, and antimicrobial, but the brand also claims that these cooling sheets are 70% more moisture-wicking than cotton. As someone who always run hot when they sleep, I have to admit this was a big draw. The catch, however, is that price starts at $195 for a twin set. Eucalypso's tencel sheet set is not cheap, but is it worth it? For me, it's a resounding yes.
When I received my sheets, I immediately noticed how silky smooth they were. (Honestly, if I didn't know about the brand beforehand, I would've been convinced that they were silk sheets.) They were also very cool to the touch, though I was admittedly skeptical about how they'd hold up overnight.
When I say that I run hot when I sleep, I don't mean that I feel a little warm in the morning: I often feel like I'm waking up in a pool of sweat—as if I just finished a workout. Even my easy, breezy linen sheets haven't fully cured this problem. After my first night of sleeping on Eucalypso's tencel sheet set, I noticed that, while I could feel the heat from the vent a few feet away from my toes, my body wasn't sweaty. Convinced it might be a lucky coincidence, I tried again, feeling just as comfortable the next morning. And the next morning. You get the picture.
If staying cool while you sleep isn't your top priority, Eucalypso's tencel sheets have plenty of other perks. According to Eucalypso, the sheets's antimicrobial and antibacterial properties make them ideal for acne-prone or sensitive skin, and you can get away with washing them less frequently. They're also available in a handful of gorgeous colors, from a classic white to the charming pink that set I received. My favorite feature, though? The fitted sheet, which has elastic bands at each corner to make sure it doesn't budge overnight.
Like anything in life, Eucalypso's sheets aren't perfect. The one—albeit very small—gripe I have is that my top and fitted sheets look a tad wrinkled fresh out of the box. I can only imagine they'll look similar if I forget to use a dryer sheet. However, when I think about everything Eucalypso's sheets do get right, they're worth the investment.
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