Talk Sheets to Me: Sheet Education
The average person spends 8 hours a day or up to ONE THIRD of their lifetime sleeping! That’s a lot of time spent in your sheets. Sheets matter, preferences vary, which is why we’re here to help you make the best decision for your snoozing needs.
The most popular fabric used to make sheets and bedding is Cotton. Why do people love cotton? Cotton is crisp, it’s comfortable, it’s stain resistant, and it wicks moisture away from your body as you sleep. For you cold-side of-the-pillow types, Cotton is the sheet you need to keep you cool while you sleep.
Thread Count 101
Thread count is actually the number of fibers per square inch of fabric. Contrary to popular belief, high thread count does not always indicate better quality.The higher the count, the more fibers per square inch, meaning that a 1,000 thread count sheet is much heavier than a 300 thread count sheet. What it really comes down to is personal preference and time of year. A good guide to shop by is to avoid anything less than 200 thread count as these will likely feel coarse. A 300-400 thread count sheet is typically your best bet as they’re mid-weight, luxurious and soft.
Microfiber sheets are composed of finely woven fibers that make for a thin, yet strong sheet that is very smooth and comfortable. They are wrinkle resistant and repel stains and water due to the tightly woven fibers. These are perfect for someone who is not looking to make an investment but wants a soft sheet at an affordable price.
Looking to try something new but still craving the softness of cotton? Feel the ultimate in softness of the Bamboo Rayon sheet, these plush and luxurious sheets will keep you comfortable all night long. Bamboo Rayon sheets are naturally hypoallergenic resisting pollen and dust mites.
RECAP of the three common sheet fabrics
Cotton: crisp, breathable and comes in a variety of styles (Classic Cotton, Jersey Knit, Flannel and Cotton Rich)
Microfiber: smooth and wrinkle resistant, hypoallergenic and affordable
Bamboo Rayon: luxuriously soft and hypoallergenic
Now that you know the different types of sheets and the varying benefits of each, the choice is yours. Sheets are a matter of preference, so use your new-found sheet knowledge to make the choice that’s right for your sleeping needs.