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The best bedding for a good night's sleep, according to Good Housekeeping

Upgrade your bedding with these cozy winners.
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If getting a good night's sleep sounds more like a dream than a reality, you may want to think about changing up your bedding.

Luckily, Good Housekeeping wants to help you do just that. The experts at Good Housekeeping Institute's Textiles Lab have tested hundreds of items for your nighttime routine — from sheets and pillows to mattresses and blankets — for durability, fabric strength, pilling resistance, washability and more. In addition to lab equipment, the team also tapped more than 300 sleepers over the course of five months to test factors including comfort, support, fit, softness, temperature regulation and appearance.

Jessica Teich, Deputy Editor at the Good Housekeeping Institute, stopped by TODAY with Hoda & Jenna to share a look at eight of the 2024 Best Bedding Awards. Some of the winners you'll find include cooling cotton sheets, affordable pillows and other top-rated bedding essentials.

Keep reading to check out all the best bedding products that will have you begging for a few more minutes in bed.

2024 winners | How we chose

Good Housekeeping Best Bedding Awards 2024 winners

Zinus Heidi Metal Platform Bed Frame

Add a vintage flare to your bedroom with this frame from Zinus, "which is really on-trend right now," remarks Sachs. "It’s done in a way that’s subtle enough to pair it with any home design," she says.

This frame offers up to 11 inches of under-bed space to store excess necessities. Plus, the brand says it doesn't require a box spring for support, and is easy to to set up. 

Thuma Platform Bed

What's unique about this bed frame is that it comes in multiple configurations: a wood and cushioned headboard, an entirely wood frame or a wood and "pillow" board. All of which claim to be sturdy and tool-free to assemble.

"Each piece fits together like a puzzle so it all snaps in place with no tools needed," says Sachs. "Our at-home testers set it up on their own and could not stop raving about how easy it was."

Serta Perfect Sleeper Hybrid Mattress

A good mattress can do wonders for your posture and sleep, hence why Serta's hybrid mattress earned a spot on this list. The mattress features an 850-coil system, three zones of comfort, cooling benefits and memory foams that contour the body, says the brand. They also mention that it promises to relieve aches and pains, and suit all sleep positions, which Good Housekeeping can attest to. 

"Our sleep tester gave it perfect scores across the board, noting that it was both contouring and supportive," mentions Sachs. "She even said it alleviated her shoulder and back pain."

California Design Den Certified 100% Egyptian Cotton Sheets

Quality bed sheets should meet these expectations: Longevity, breathability and softness. California Design Den's pure Egyptian cotton sheets check every mark, especially from Good Housekeeping's Lab. Based on its description, the sheets have sateen fabric and a cooling effect, regardless of how many times you wash them. Plus, the quality promises to stay the same, so expect there to be little to no wrinkling, pilling or shrinking.

Slumber Cloud Performance Sheet Set

Slumber Cloud's sheet set is made for hot sleepers, and Sachs says the testers were "amazed" by how they felt cool throughout the night. They're crafted from soft viscose fibers and moisture-wicking fabric to keep you cool and regulate your temperature, says the brand.

Beckham Hotel Collection Bed Pillows Standard 

It's no secret that pillows aren't cheap. Boasting over 160,000 five-star Amazon ratings, reviewers say this affordable set of bed pillows are incredibly comfortable for what they’re worth. The filling is a soft yet fluffy down alternative — a plush fiber — surrounded by a light cotton fabric that the brand suggests accommodates every type of sleeper.

Twilla Adjustable Pillow

When you find yourself tossing and turning during the night, it might seem impossible to drift to sleep. Twilla offers a pillow that is almost entirely customizable. For instance, the pillow comes with cushioned "position pods" that you can remove, add and adjust according to your sleeping needs. You can even move these pods around to better align your spine and add extra neck support.

"Testers say it really feels like one solid pillow and you don’t feel the individual pods," explains Sachs. "But they do like that you can shift the pods around to give you support where you need it for alignment."

PeachSkin Oversized Comforter Set

Sachs says GH testers loved this comforter for its appearance and noted that it stayed in place all night. This comforter set comes with nearly all you need to complete your bedding, and accommodates almost everyone's sleep needs, too. According to the brand, it has down alternative filling for those with allergies, temperature controlled for hot sleepers and gentle enough for sensitive skin.

How we chose

The experts at Good Housekeeping Institute’s Textiles Lab and Lexie Sachs, fiber scientist and executive director of the Textiles Lab at Good Housekeeping, shared winners of their recent Bedding Awards with the Shop TODAY team and TODAY with Hoda & Jenna.