What are the Most Comfortable Pillowcases? From Temperature Regulating to the Best for Your Skin

When you're looking for comfort in your pillowcases, material matters. These are the best you can buy

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The most comfortable pillowcases can make or break a good night’s sleep. Egyptian cotton and linen provide a lightweight and breathable solution whilst silk pillowcases have gained popularity in recent years with their beauty benefits. It might seem like the perfect pillow is just about the right filling, but the exterior is just as important.

Considering we spend approximately a third of our lives sleeping, choosing the right pillowcase is a step in the right direction for those seeking a restful night’s sleep. And though you might be investing in the best bedding sets already, that doesn't always mean the included pillowcases are going to be the best you can find.

Whether you’re seeking a bedroom refresh or designing from scratch, our exclusive list of the best pillowcases saves you some time and stress on your way to finding the perfect piece.

1. Best cooling pillowcases

2. Best cotton pillowcases

3. Best silk pillowcases

How much does a silk pillowcase cost?

Silk is a labor of love. Extracted from the fibers spun by silkworms, the process of making silk is not just a costly exercise but a labor and time-intensive one. First produced in ancient China, this sleek material has become synonymous with luxury the world over. It’s not just beautiful too, silk is a durable and breathable choice for pillowcases and bedding. In recent years it’s gained popularity with the beauty community. Its fine surface reduces hair breakage, friction against the skin (a.k.a fewer wrinkles), and acne. With such a variety of products on the market, it can be difficult to ascertain the true cost of a silk pillowcase from the best bedding brands.

'Silk pillowcases tend to be pricier than their cotton counterparts. However, costs can vary significantly based on factors such as brand, silk quality, and size,' says international interior designer, Shalini Misra. When shopping for your silk pillowcase, remember to check the percentage of silk, specifically the momme with a unit of weight for real silk. Producers like Slip (from $58) have become industry leaders for bringing attention to the resurgence of silk pillowcases.

Writer and design expert Faaizah Shah is the founder of The Interiors Consultancy. She has worked with designers such as Staffan Tollgard and design houses such as Sanderson to help them understand and communicate their narratives. She is known for crafting engaging stories and imaginative content, and understanding great decor from her years alongside some of the best creatives in the industry. She is also a contributor to Livingetc.