What Makes The Perfect Satin Bed Sheet for All Type of Bed?
Author : Satin Boutique | Published On : 16 Oct 2021
Most people naturally attribute a good sleep with a comfortable mattress or pillows, but in actual fact the bed sheets themselves can impact your quality of sleep just as much. Think about it. It is the bed sheet that you actually lie directly on and move around on all night. The fit of the sheet on the mattress, ensuring it stays in place, is important but what about the fabric?
The variety of bed sheets available to us these days is enormous. So how does one choose which sheet is best? Most people will automatically select cotton bed sheets as these are traditionally the most popular due to the durability, as well as the fact that it is breathable and easily washed. Cotton is an excellent choice for a bed sheet in both the summer and winter because not only can it trap heat but it can also allow cool air to pass through it easily. There are more luxurious cottons, such as Egyptian cotton, which are traditionally softer to the touch and feel more luxurious. Linen is another option which is excellent in warmer climates, but require more ironing and can therefore be harder to maintain. Some people prefer the silky feeling of satin sheets, but remember these can be very warm and also slippery. These are just a small sample of the fabrics available as there are also many blends available, each with their own pros and cons.
Another factor to consider when buying bed sheets is the thread count. What does this mean? Essentially this refers to the number of threads in a square inch of fabric. You may have heard that the higher the thread count, the softer the fabric (and also the more expensive the fabric!). Be careful not to take this too literally as the quality of the fabric is so important. For example, a higher thread count of a lower quality cotton may not be as a soft as a lower thread count of a higher quality cotton such as Egyptian cotton. Thread counts can go up to as much as 1000, but usually a thread count of 250-500 is adequate for most household bedding.
Bed sheets come in various sizes, depending on the size of your bed. Standard sizes are normally single, double, queen, king and super king. However, in USA, there is not just one single bed size and in fact there are single long and single king beds too. The single long bed will require a specific single long sheet and is suitable for taller people as it is 16cm longer. The single king bed is not only the same length as the single long bed, but also 14cm wider. As such, it is important to ensure when buying fitted sheets for single beds, you need to ensure you are buying for the correct type of bed due the different measurements.
Bed sheets are widely available in stores and online. Some people will prefer to actually see and touch the sheets before buying them, especially if you are after a more luxurious or softer feel to the fabric. There is nothing worse than ordering a high thread count sheet online only to find that the quality is so poor that the thread count is almost meaningless! Hopefully this guide will leave you better equipped to pick the best bed sheets for your home.
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