How to pick out good bed sheets
You spend about a third of your life sleeping, or if you’re like me, more. This means a third of your time is spent lying on your bed, relaxed and sleeping. What does this mean? This means you shouldn’t skimp on your bed linens. Having good bed linens means you’re going to get a better night of sleep and that means being a better mood the next day. So having a great set of sheets is definitely an investment in yourself. Let’s take a look at a few things you should look into when buying a good set of sheets.
Cotton is the go-to fabric for bed sheets. It’s light and breathable and is perfect for sleeping on. Try to avoid synthetic fibers, as they are less breathable and may be uncomfortable to sleep on. Other fabrics that are good are cotton blends, such as cotton-linen. However, stay away from wool unless it is very cold, or silk, which, although it sounds luxurious, really isn’t very comfortable. The best cottons to find are Egyptian cotton, Pima cotton, or Sea Island cotton.
Thread count is another important factor to take into account when buying sheets. What the thread count signifies is the amount of warp and weft threads in a square inch of fabric. Many hotel collection bedding sheets have very high thread counts. The higher the thread count, the smoother and more comfortable the fabric gets. Once you hit 300 or 400 thread count, it means that the sheets are double-ply, with each ply between 150 to 200 thread count.
While patterns may not be as important while sleeping, it is always nice to wake up to. Finding colors and patterns you like that match your aesthetics can spruce up any bedroom. Whether it is bright patterns or pastels, there are a ton of options for anyone!