Nothing beats the simple pleasure of sinking into a comfortable bed with high quality cooling sheets at night. Learn why percale organic cotton sheets are best for hot sleepers.

As summer approaches, many of us eagerly look forward to basking in the warm rays. However, for some, the rising temperature can turn restful nights into a struggle, especially if your body tends to run and sleep hot.

Temperature plays a crucial role in our sleep quality. According to a 2017 research article in ScienceAdvances, increases in nighttime temperatures were linked to reported sleep loss. Following our body’s internal clock, also known as the circadian rhythm which controls our wake cycles, our core body temperature naturally drops around bedtime, rising again as we start to wake up. Therefore, keeping your sleep environment cool and comfortable, at an optimal temperature of 65 Fahrenheit degrees as recommended by experts, can help you relax into a peaceful slumber and prevent sleep disruptions.

As we are learning, sleep is vital to our wellbeing. Inadequate reset can impact our memory and mood and lead to an array of health issues, including high blood pressure, depression, and diabetes. Even a loss of just 1 to 2 hours per night over an extended period of time can have the same impact as if you haven’t slept at all for a day or two. As the global temperature rises due to climate change, it is concerning how increased heat waves will impact human health in relation to sleep quality, especially among vulnerable individuals, including the elderly, infants and pregnant women.

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Read more: How Temperature Affects Sleep

Other than the temperature of your surroundings, what comes in direct contact with your skin matters, and that includes your pillowcase, blankets, and bedsheets. The skin is the largest organ in the body and holds the key to temperature regulation. Therefore, swapping your bedding with Avocado’s Percale Organic Cotton Sheets can improve your sleep and help you find solace during the sweltering summer nights with its lightweight and airy qualities.


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If you are looking for a way to combat the heat and improve your sleep quality, investing in high-quality and cooling percale sheets might be your answer. Here are some reasons why percale is the quintessential choice for hot climates and hot sleepers:

It keeps you dry and cool

With the rising temperature, the last thing you want is to trap the heat in your sheets. Known for its breathability, percale’s unique weave allows air to flow freely through the fabric, acting as a built-in ventilation system. If you are prone to night sweats or hot flashes, these lightweight sheets assist in regulating your body temperature through its superior moisture-wicking abilities. By absorbing sweat from your skin and releasing heat through evaporation, your body will remain dry, cool, and deep asleep throughout the night.

It’s an affordable luxury

Whether you are lounging in a daybed or nestled in your bedroom, upgrading your sheets can add a touch of luxury to your home. As a matter of fact, many high-end hotels opt for percale sheets for their luxurious look and durability. Cotton percale is made with high-quality cotton that provides maximum comfort and softness. Even though it is considered a high-quality fabric, it is a more affordable alternative to other luxurious materials like silk.

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It’s ultra-durable

Percale cotton is one of the most durable bedding materials, which deems it a worthy investment. It is also fade, wrinkle, and pill resistant – so you don’t have to worry about washing it often. Especially during the hot and humid months, it is important to wash your sheets regularly, at least once a week, to get rid of the build-up of bacteria, oil and dead skin that may lead to poor hygiene and skin issues. Thankfully, percale sheets are low-maintenance, so you can just throw them into your washing machine for a quick cycle.

It looks and feels nice

Smoother than linen and cooler than sateen, percale provides  the perfect balance between form and function. Its unique weaves form a sleep surface that is both smooth in appearance and to touch. While linen provides great breathability, it wrinkles easily and has a rougher, artisanal texture. Sateen, on the other hand, has a smooth and buttery feel but is more tightly woven than percale and therefore warmer.

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You can use it all-year-round

As a medium-firm fabric, percale sheets are just as suitable for sweater weather as they are for sweaty weather. If you have a higher-than-average body temperature, they can still keep you warm on cooler nights in the winter while maintaining its breathability. Instead of buying a new bedding set for every season, you can roll around in your favorite percale bedding all year long.

It’s Hypoallergenic

Even though there are many types of percale to choose from, those made with organic cotton are the safest choice for you and your family, especially if you’ve got young children or individuals with allergies. Organic cotton is grown without synthetic pesticides or fertilizers, which reduces the risk of skin irritation and allergies and minimizes damage to the environment. Avocado Green percale bedding is made with GOTS-certified organic cotton that is STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®, which has passed safety tests for presence of harmful substances.

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It’s better for the environment

Organic cotton is a more sustainable choice than conventional cotton due to its gentler environmental footprint. The process for producing organic cotton reduces the pollution from toxic pesticides and chemicals released into the environment and can even improve soil health through regenerative farming practices.

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