Don't Sweat It: Find Out Which Sheets Will Keep You Cool During the Hottest Months!

This article from Mulberry Park Silks explains why silk bedding is an ideal option for keeping you cool and comfortable in warm summer temperatures (or if you are a hot sleeper).

Stay Cool on a Hot Summer Night by Sleeping on Silk Sheet

Woman Sits in Front of Fan During Heat Wave


Ah, summer! If you’re like us, you love (almost) everything about the summer season. But even the most devoted warm weather fans would happily do without the hot sleepless nights when you struggle to find a cool spot on your sheets.

Fortunately, there’s no need to sleep miserably when the mercury rises. Switching to pure mulberry silk sheets will go a long way toward keeping you comfortable and preventing the overheating that disrupts your good night’s rest. Read on to learn why silk sheets from Mulberry Park Silks are perfect for staying cool and sleeping soundly in the summer.

Silk: Performs Well in Warm Weather

Older Woman Holds Silk pillowcase

The inherent properties of pure mulberry silk make it a wonderful choice for cooling sheets in summer.

  1. Naturally regulates body temperature: Protein-based silk fiber is breathable and can regulate body temperature while you sleep, keeping you cool in hot weather. In fact, silk sheets are recommended for anyone who normally sleeps hot or is coping with night sweats or hot flashes.
  2. Wicks moisture: The unique cellular structure of silk draws moisture away from your body. This is in sharp contrast to a cotton sheet, which will absorb sweat and remain wet. The moisture-wicking properties of silk sheets keep you dry and comfortable. (Note: even high-quality Egyptian cotton sheets or bamboo sheets will absorb moisture, as they are plant-based fabrics).
  3. Smooth and lightweight: High-quality silk bedding is lighter in weight than cotton pleasingly soft to the touch.
  4. Hypoallergenic and non-irritating: Silk is inherently hypoallergenic and resistant to dust mites, mold, and other allergens. This makes silk bedding a wonderful fit for anyone with allergies or sensitivities seeking a hygienic and healthy sleep environment.
  5. Comfortable: For thousands of years, silk has been known for comfort (and luxury!). Silk is also non-irritating to even sensitive skin (that’s why dermatologists recommend it!).

Don’t Settle for Anything But Genuine Silk

Couple in Bed with silk Sheets

With the growing popularity of silk bedding (we can’t open our social media accounts without seeing an ad for a silk pillowcase) you may be confused about the difference between satin and silk. They are not the same! While the term “satin weave” can be used to describe fabric that is smooth and lustrous on one side and matte on the reverse, satin bed sheets are made of petroleum-based nylon or polyester. A satin sheet set does not deliver the benefits of cooling silk sheets. Read more about the differences between silk and satin sheets here and if you want the best cooling sheets, buy only genuine silk.

The Best Sheets for Comfortable Summer Bedding

Mulberry Park Silks produces silk pillowcases, sheets, bedding and accessories in a range of weights and price points. All of our silk products are made from 100% pure mulberry silk, Grade 6A (the highest quality on the market), and STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified to be safe from more than 400 harmful chemicals; read more about this rigorous testing protocol here. Our sheet sets come in 19, 22, and 30 momme weights and a variety of stylish shades, with 22 momme being our most popular “signature” sheet. Our silk sheets are also easily washed by hand or machine following these simple instructions. They are sold as a set or you can purchase the flat sheet, fitted sheet, and pillowcases individually.

 Woman holds Blue Silk Pillowcase

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As a U.S. based company, Mulberry Park Silks is entirely transparent about the quality and pricing of our silk. We are proud to say that -- unlike many silk bedding retailers -- our corporate offices, warehouse, and customer service center are located in Connecticut. Our team is here to answer questions and offer recommendations to help you find the perfect silk bedding. We can even send you complimentary samples to review at home before you purchase.

Mulberry Park: Accessible and Affordable Luxury Silk

We founded Mulberry Park with one simple mission: to design the highest quality silk items in the market and offer them at an affordable price. And we've done just that, with a full range of silk products made from 100% pure mulberry long strand silk fabric. The silk fabric used for our silk sheets and silk pillowcases has also been OEKO-TEX® Certified (Standard 100) to be free of chemicals.

Visit us online or call us at (800) 860-1924 to learn more about our silk sheets, silk pillowcases, duvet covers and shams, and real silk accessories including sleep masks, travel pillows, and silk hair scrunchies.