The sheets arrived just a few days after placing the order. After washing them and putting them through 2 dryer cycles (they are very heavy and tend to roll into a ball in the dryer) we put them on the bed. Our initial reaction was that they were a bit scratchy and made a lot of noise. After just one night though they relaxed and are the nicest sheets we have ever had. The more they are washed and used the more we appreciate them. They are not too hot or cold, body temperature remains comfortable for the entire night.