Great sheets ensure a good night sleep no matter what climate you live in. 

In 2018, we upgraded our bed to a Sleep Number smart bed. It’s been a godsend to both my fiance and I because we both have different sleeping needs that are fulfilled by the Sleep Number bed. While I expected to be impressed by the bed’s features and mattress quality, one thing I wasn’t expecting was the amazing sheets that Sleep Number creates. I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to try out their Essential Fit Cotton Sheets recently and I can’t be happier with how they feel. 


The Essential Cotton Fit Sheets from Sleep Number are designed to be perfectly smooth with a flexible fit. They have what Sleep Number calls an “ExactFit” design so that the sheets can move with you. They also have a SmartFit design to keep the sheets snug and secure. As is the case with all Sleep Number bedding, the sheets feature Logic labels so that you are never confused by how they should be installed on the mattress. You have the option of mixing and matching any Sleep Number blankets or duvets with these sheets to create your own signature style. The sheets are designed at Sleep Number’s headquarters in Minneapolis, MN, and made with imported materials. The sheets can fit any mattress up to 15” mattress thickness. This sheet set includes: 

Sleep Number Essential Fit Cotton Sheets
  • Fitted sheet: 95% extra-long staple 300-threadcount cotton, 5% elastane.
  • Flat sheet and pillowcases: 100% extra-long staple 300-threadcount cotton.

There are many color/pattern choices including Light Gray, Aqua, Wheat, Steel Blue, Navy, White, Ivory, Plum, Navy Cube, Light Gray Cube, Steel Blue Dot, Rose, Wheat Plus, and Plum Dot.


Sheet sets from Sleep Number are packaged in a simple canvas wrap. The wrap takes the shape of the folded sheets and there is usually a piece of cardboard in the package to help the sheets keep their shape. Unwrapping the set is not difficult. The set includes a flat sheet, fitted sheet, and two pillowcases. There is also a small card that describes the materials included in the set as well as care instructions for the sheets. 

Sleep Number Essential Fit Cotton Sheets

The sheets come in different sizes (as noted above) and depending on your bed size, you might have a different setup experience. Our mattress is the Split Top King and so the installation of the sheets is a little more complicated than standard sheets. I started with the fitted sheet which slips over the bottom section of the mattress as usual, but the top is sort of like putting on two twin-size sheets. This can get a little difficult because the edges can slip easily until you get it secured. Sleep Number actually includes an elastic loop on the fitted sheet, which helps to keep the sheet in place and not slip on the corners of the mattress. The fitted sheet of the set does slip around a little, but once I got the elastic loops wrapped around the corners of the mattress, I didn’t have any trouble with the fitted sheet. The rest of the sheet set was installed easily and was a good fit for the bed. 

Sleep Number Essential Fit Cotton Sheets

We started using the sheets when the weather was still quite warm at night and they kept the bed cool so that it was comfortable for sleeping. Even though the sheets have ‘cotton’ in the name, they have a sateen feel. They are very soft and sleek which makes them great for relaxing. We got the gray color, which as you can see in the pictures is quite dark. There is a light gray option, but the darker color is quite nice and gives them a luxurious feel. Because the sheet has a slick, cool feel, the pillowcases are also ideal for sleeping and relaxing. Now that the weather has turned cooler, we have found that the sheets are still comfortable even when the nights are cold. 


I’ve never been disappointed with sheets from Sleep Number, but the Essential Fit Cotton Sheet Set is a great all-around set – no matter what type of climate you live in. They look great and feel amazing. If you are looking for a great set of sheets that are soft, wear well, and work for warm or cool nights, the Essential Fit Cotton Sheet Set is a great set to use. 

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