The average person spends about one-third of his or her life asleep. It makes sense that you would want to choose the most comfortable bed linens available when you move into your new home. But with so many choices available, how can you know which bedsheets are best for you? The following primer on evaluating bed linens can help!
Cotton has long been the most popular material for bedsheets, but it’s certainly not the only one. Real linen sheets are fantastic for hot climates because they do an excellent job of wicking away heat from the body. Real linen can also last for many years to come. However, this material will require ironing. If you prefer bedsheets that are easy to care for, look for a cotton poly-blend. If you’re in the market for traditional cotton sheets, there are lots of different types to choose from.
Consider the following:
Egyptian: Egyptian cotton has extra-long-staple fibers. In other words, it’s the most luxurious sheet you can buy.
Pima: Pima cotton has medium-to extra-long-staple fibers, making it luxuriously soft, yet more affordable than Egyptian cotton.
American Upland: This cotton has short-to long-staple fibers, making it an affordable and widely used option.
The thread count is the number of threads in one square inch of fabric. As a general rule of thumb, the higher the thread count is, the more luxurious the bedsheets are. Most people enjoy a thread count between 300 and 500.
Another factor to consider is how the material is woven. Here’s a look at some common weaves:
Percale: A plain-weave, tightly woven fabric with a fine finish that produces a crisp, cool bedsheet
Oxford: Tolerates frequent washes well, thanks to the extra warp threads
Sateen: Has a satin finish and a lustrous, silky feel
In general, most people in hot climates prefer percale.
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