There’s nothing better than getting into bed at the end of a long day. Actually, there is one thing better – climbing into bed with freshly washed or new sheets. It’s one of those home comforts that we all have, and you just can’t beat your own bed. With so many different options when it comes to bedding, it can be hard to choose the perfect set. Different styles, designs and materials are all contributing factors, but is that choice about to become much easier?
For most of us, cotton fabric feels the best when we need a good night’s sleep. It is hypoallergenic, which is a must for anyone with skin sensitive to non-natural materials and it absorbs moisture, which can help keep you cool on warm nights. Silk sheets may sound nice, but they’re not so good when you wake up sticking to them.
The talk of thread counts may go over your head, but once you know what to look for, it makes choosing your next bedding much easier. Long staple cotton is one of the better threads, due to the soft end product it makes. Long strands of cotton are used to create longer, stronger yarns which will remain soft, especially in comparison to shorter threads which will leave rough edges. You may also see the words percale and sateen, when choosing your sheets. Both of these are known for being high quality due to their breathability, so either of these would be a good choice.
It’s important to remember that there are different types of cotton quality, which can affect the feel of the sheets drastically. Firstly when choosing your next cotton bedding, check the label to make sure it is 100% cotton. Some manufacturers use cotton alongside other materials, which changes the feel of the fabric. Look out for cotton rich or poly cotton, which will feel significantly different than if you were to choose pure cotton. If you’re a dab hand with a sewing machine, you could even look for your own cotton fabric, such as those found at https://www.higgsandhiggs.com/fabrics/plain-cotton-fabric.html, and make matching duvet covers and pillows.
Once you know what to look for in terms of material and thread count, you’ll wonder how you ever slept on non-natural sheets again. Sweet dreams!…Read more