We spend a third of our time sleeping. Even though not everybody has the luxury to sleep eight hours a day (e.g. mothers, parents, overtimes), everyone spends a portion of their time sleeping. In fact, everybody should find time to sleep. Sleeping recharges your body for the lost energy. Not only will it do the body well, but it will make you feel good as well.
What better way to sleep than on super comfortable and soft bed sheets? It is only logical to invest in good quality bedclothes that you can sleep on for long. But not every brand is created the same. With a lot of styles, color, material, etc. Available, choosing the right bed sheets can be intimidating. But here are a few tips to consider in choosing some bedclothes to help narrow down your choices and find the right ones.
There are several materials available in the market. The most familiar ones are linen, Pima or Supima cotton, pure cotton, and poly-blend sheets. Linens are best for cold climates. They can be expensive but they will definitely last for decades. Some linens even get better with age. Aging gracefully? You can call it that. Pima or Supima cotton have medium to long fibers. It has a little shine and is less expensive than pure cotton. Pure cotton or popularly called Egyptian cotton, is considered the best quality out there. Its fibers are extremely long which make the sheets ultra-soft and strong. This also means that it’s the most expensive among the bunch. Poly-blend sheets are a combination of polyester and cotton. They are on the affordable side. They don’t tend to wrinkle, unlike cotton sheets.
- Thread Count
Thread count means the number of vertical and horizontal threads per square inch. A rule of thumb suggests that the higher the number, the better the quality. And it most possibly will get improved over time. A good range is between 200-800. But nowadays, thread count only applies to great quality and precious fabrics. Many companies cheat with the thread count by adding fibers of cheaper fabric to expensive ones or vice-versa, to increase thread count. Careful and watchful choosing is necessary when choosing bed sheets based on thread count.
A weave refers to how threads and fibers are woven together. Two of the most common weave types are percale and sateen. A weave is based on the number of weft and warp threads. Basic-weave sheets have the same number of warp and weft threads. Percale is in a way the same as basic-weave sheets because they have the same number of threads. The only difference is that cotton is woven into the fibers tightly. This makes for better quality than basic ones. Sateen sheets have a higher warp count than weft which makes it softer, shinier, and silkier than percale. But because they are super soft, they are more likely to rip and tear. If durability is important for you, this won’t be your best choice.
The best bed sheets are only as good as the mattress they are clothed into. If you need your old mattress replaced, you can call bulk trash pickup Fort Lauderdale or professionals near you to have your mattress taken out.