In Balance Temperature Balancing Sheets

Soft, Snug Fit, No Temperature Extremes

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Many people with fibromyalgia deal with wildly swinging temperatures. Some especially tend to get overheated at night which can lead to night sweats. Being hot and sweaty certainly doesn't help you get good-quality sleep. In Balance Sheets are meant to "provide a more comfortable sleeping environment by balancing temperature swings." But do they work?

Description

  • White bed sheets.
  • 50% cotton, 50% special temperature-balancing fabric.
  • 350 thread count.
  • Deep-pocket corners on the fitted sheet for mattresses up to 18 inches thick.
  • Elastic bands to keep them on tight.
  • Made by Select Comfort, makers of the Sleep Number bed.

Pros

  • Preventing overheating and sweating at night.
  • Feeling warm all the time.
  • Extremely soft to the touch.
  • Accommodate extra thick mattresses.
  • Wash nicely.

Cons

  • High cost, which doesn't include pillowcases.

Review

You'll likely be pleasantly surprised by these sheets. Our tester says that she only got a little too warm occasionally during the hottest weeks of the summer, but that it was a big improvement over her usual which consists of constantly shifting position because the bed's too hot and frequently getting out of bed to soak her feet and cool off. During the winter, she was able to tolerate a warmer temperature in the bedroom which made getting out of bed in the morning more comfortable (and made her partner happy).

Another surprising feature is that the sheets don't feel cold when you first climb into bed. This is because of what the company calls "Outlast Adaptive Comfort Viscose fiber."

Fibromyalgia makes skin extremely sensitive to texture, and even a slight roughness can feel like sandpaper. These sheets feel nice against your skin. They're luxuriously soft with a thread count of 350.

These sheets are made to fit a big, fat mattress and they also have extra elastic bands running diagonally across the corners to keep them from slipping. That's also important with fibromyalgia because sheet wrinkles against the body can really hurt.

They wash nicely as well.

These are not budget sheets, though; they cost about the same as designer sheets or 2 to 3 times what you'd expect to pay for a nice set. Pillowcases are sold separately, which adds to the cost. However, if you're most bothered by face/head sweat, you could try just the pillowcases.

A blanket containing the same temperature-control material is also available.

The Bottom Line

In Balance Sheets are great for anyone who has nighttime temperature issues. They're also a good choice with fibromyalgia because of the softness and tight fit on the mattress.

Disclosure: Review samples were provided by the manufacturer.