Linen fabrics, known for their ultra breathability and moisture-wicking qualities, are a perfect temperature regulator for warm sleepers and an ideal choice for hot summer nights. Not only do linen fibers have a heat conductivity rating five times higher than wool fibers, they also help you maintain cooler body temperatures by approximately four degrees when compared to cotton or silk.
The popularity of linen in bedding has grown significantly in recent years due to the strength and durability of the fabric, as well as its ability to keep sleepers cool at night. As a sign of its durability, unwashed linen has a stiff feel, but with washing and use over time, the fabric gets softer and more relaxed. Unlike cotton sheets, linen does not have a smooth surface, but rather a subtle texture, making it most commonly used for top-of-bed articles, such as duvets and shams.