I’ve always been a light, sensitive sleeper, so everything about my bedroom environment from black-out curtains to ambient temperature affects my ability to fall asleep and stay asleep. One of the biggest factors that contribute to the quality of rest is the comfort of my bed. Is there any better feeling than crawling under a fresh, clean set of soft, smooth bed sheets after a long day? I think not! I’ve tried everything from department store brands to Amazon.
Today, I’m sharing my comparison of the Hush Iced Cooling Sheet Set and the Brooklinen Percale Core Sheet Set to see which brand is worth the splurge!
If you are looking to stay cool … Hush.
What makes the Hush Iced Cooling Sheets stand out is their heat and sweat-wicking material, which caters to hot sleepers suffering from night sweats, like my husband and myself. They keep you cooler, so you can sleep dry and more comfortably all night long. What’s more, these bed sheets are also naturally antibacterial, meaning they stay cleaner for longer. This in turn can potentially alleviate irritation and breakouts for sensitive skin.
When I tried the Brooklinen Percale Sheets, I found these sheets are breathable though as someone who runs hot at night, they feel a tad warmer than I’d like.
If you are looking for softness … Hush.
One of the first things you’ll notice about the Hush sheets is how incredibly soft they are. These sheets are made of bamboo viscose with a 300 thread count, which Hush claims is the equivalent of 1500 thread count cotton sheets because of the longer fibers. And they definitely feel way softer than any of the more expensive cotton sheets I’ve tried in the past. Another perk is I’ve noticed my hair is less frizzy and I don’t wake up with crazy bedhead with the Hush sheets.
The Brooklinen Percale Core Sheets feature a rich, buttery smooth weave with a slightly luminous finish. They claim their cotton material will get softer with every use and wash but they’re not as impressive right out of the box. These have a 480 thread count.
If you want the most color options … Brooklinen.
The Brooklinen Percale line offers 5 basic color and print options, as well as 10 limited-edition options. For all options, you can choose from Twin, Twin XL, Queen, Full, King, and Cali King sizes.
Meanwhile, Hush offers 8 color options and no prints. You can choose from Twin, Twin XL, Queen, Full, and King sizes in white or grey but they only offer 3 sizes (Twin, Queen, and King) in the other colors.
If you are looking for a more eco-friendly option … Hush.
Brooklinen’s Percale Core Sheets are made from 100% long-staple cotton. Although cotton is a natural fiber, inorganic cotton production requires a lot of water, plus the use of GMOs, fertilizers, and chemicals.
Hush’s Iced Cooling Sheets are made from 100% organic bamboo, the fastest growing woody plant in the world. Bamboo renews rapidly while requiring very little water, fertilizer, or pesticides. Hush is the more environmentally conscious option of the two.
If price is a factor … Hush.
The Brooklinen Percale Core Sheet Set includes 1 Flat Sheet, 1 Fitted Sheet, and 2 Pillowcases, and will set you back $159 for the Queen set. On the other hand, the Hush Iced Cooling Sheet and Pillowcase Set includes the exact same textiles but comes in at $139 for the Queen. This makes Hush the more affordable option of the two.
My personal pick … Hush.
I find that both brands offer high-quality products. Both sheet sets feel buttery smooth, ultra-soft, and luxurious and contribute to a good night’s rest. But for someone who tends to run hot at night like me, Hush edges out the competition and is the winner in my book. Check them out today!