My family and friends are groaning right now, because they've had to listen to me rant and rave on this topic since Thanksgiving! Nonetheless, I've discovered something so fabulous, so life-altering, so revolutionary, that I just can't keep it to myself. I've discovered fleece sheets.
So, as I was faced with the cute snowflake-pattern fleece sheets on my temporary bed, I felt, well, nervous. Would I be too hot? Would my clothes stick to them? Would they even feel like sheets?
I needn't have worried. They were downright heavenly; like sleeping on a cloud. That chill when you first slide into a cold bed? Gone. They stayed in place and nicely tucked in. They were soft as silk. I was toasty warm, but not overheated. I was amazed. I was HOOKED.
I then proceeded to ramble on about my love for fleece sheets to anyone who would listen, incessantly, right up until Christmas. My parents took the hint and got me a set as a gift. (They may have just been trying to shut me up, in retrospect.) I then fretted anew: Would they be as awesome as I remembered? Would this set live up to the November snowflake sheets? Well, my friends, the answer is YES. My new set, purchased from Kohls, is just as amazing. I slapped them on my bed without even washing them (GASP), and I've slept like a baby ever since! They are the best sheets I've ever experienced, and I'm sad I didn't find them years ago.
Full disclosure: I don't think I'd use these in summer. While I've never felt too warm in these sheets, I'm sure they might be a bit much for the sweltering temps of, say, August . . . though the top sheet might make the perfect lightweight summer blanket! I also suspect they might pill after repeated washings. I've read online reviews of many fleece sheet sets, and the general consensus seems to be that pilling is minimal, though I know my fleece jackets and throw blankets have pilled over time. Still...even if I end up buying a new set each year, these sheets are worth it. They're THAT good.
If you want to give them a try, they're on sale all over the place right now. Here are a few candidates:
Sierra Trading Post
Touch of Class
The Company Store
Kohls (This is the set I have!)