How to Choose the Best Sheets for Your Leesa Mattress

Have you recently purchased your dream Leesa mattress? To ensure the best sleep possible, you must choose the right sheets.

By Nicole Gleichmann

You’ve invested many hours and hundreds of dollars into choosing a mattress that will be your nighttime companion for many years to come. Don’t make the mistake of pairing your new Leesa mattress with cheap sheets. The right set of sheets can help you get a good night’s rest and spark excitement each night when you head to bed.

Leesa Mattresses, Memory Foam, and Temperature Control

Leesa hybrid mattress in a bedroom

Every Leesa mattress has an upper layer of contouring memory foam. This layer hugs your unique curves for a restful night’s sleep. The reason why memory foam is second-to-none when it comes to molding to your body and providing pressure point relief is because it’s heat-responsive.

When you lie down on a memory foam mattress, your body heat is to thank for the foam’s marshmallow-y feel. But there is a consequence of this heat response—memory foam mattresses have greater heat retention than traditional innerspring mattresses. This is why some people will find that memory foam mattresses sleep hot.

Fortunately, there are steps you can take to support a cool night’s sleep on a memory foam mattress. One of the most influential? Use the right sheets. There are sheets that exacerbate heat retention and others that relieve it.

Finding the Right Sheets for Your Leesa Mattress

Before you commit to a new set of sheets, follow the tips below to help you find the best set of sheets for your new mattress.

Tip #1: Opt for Natural Fibers

Synthetic textiles like microfiber and polyester are inexpensive and can feel nice to the touch, but be careful. These petroleum-based fibers trap heat, making them a poor choice for those who sleep hot.

Instead, look for cooling, all-natural fabrics. Some of the best options include:

  • Cotton: An incredibly light and breathable fabric, you can find budget-friendly and luxury cotton sheets. The most comfortable and durable sheets are made from Supima or Egyptian cotton, both of which produce long staple fibers that result in softness and resistance to pilling. 
  • Bamboo: While a bit warmer than cotton, bamboo excels in wicking away moisture, helping you to stay dry at night. Bamboo is a breathable, smooth, and eco-friendly option.
  • Linen: Made from the flax plant, linen sheets are one of the most breathable and lightweight options out there. The cons? Linen is expensive and not quite as soft as cotton or bamboo.
  • Silk: Well-known for its creamy and lightweight feel, silk is incredibly cool. Keep in mind, however, that silk sheets are expensive, difficult to clean, and not particularly durable.


Tip #2: Watch Out for High Thread Count

Thread count—the number of strings of fabric per square inch—is often touted as the end-all-be-all for sheet quality. While high thread count sheets made from high-quality textiles, such as long staple cotton, are both durable and comfortable, they trap body heat.

The ideal is to purchase sheets with a high enough thread count to be comfortable, but not so high as to trap excess heat. For cotton sheets, the sweet spot is around 200-300. Bamboo sheets can feel luxurious at an even lower thread count.

Tip #3: Choose the Right Weave

You will want to consider how the threads are weaved together to create the sheets. Weave is just as influential as fabric when it comes to the feel and breathability of a set of sheets.

Percale sheets are typically the best choice for memory foam beds. The percale weave yields a fabric that is crisp, cool, and breathable.

Sateen sheets are another popular choice as their silky-smooth feel is loved by many. Yet sateen sheets sleep warmer than percale sheets, so they may be better during cooler months.

Tip #4: Sizing

Because memory foam moves with your body throughout the night, you will want your fitted sheet to be the right size to stay in place and provide a bit of give. Many memory foam mattresses are thick, requiring an extra deep pocket, but this isn’t the case with Leesa mattresses.

Leesa mattresses are between 10 and 12 inches deep, well within the depth requirements for standard bed sheets. Resist buying deep pocketed sheets as they can result in loose sheets and extra fabric. A standard set of sheets should provide enough give for comfort while staying in place as you move around at night.


Fabric, thread count, and weave are three important factors to consider when choosing the right sheet set for your new Leesa mattress. If you think that cotton is the right fabric for you, try the Leesa sheets as they’re designed specifically for the Leesa mattress.

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