Now that your sheets have been through the wash, they’re ready to be dried. It is recommended that you tumble dry your sheets on the lowest heat for the shortest time possible — you can always check the care tag to make sure you are using the correct heat for your fabric.
One of the biggest mistakes people make when drying their sheets is leaving them in the dryer for too long. This drying faux pas can cause sheets to wrinkle and shrink. Some experts suggest removing your sheets from the dryer before they are fully dry in order to avoid wrinkling (of course, you cannot store these sheets until fully dry, so a drying rack may be needed). Using a low heat setting on your dryer can also help prevent your sheets from shrinking.
It is also important to note that sheets may dry quicker than thick, heavy towels, but take longer than thin fabric clothes. Because of this, sheets should be dryer separately from all other linens, clothes, and textiles for optimum drying.