Bedsheets: things to know

Comfortable bed sheets are a necessity for a good night’s sleep. There are different types of clothes used in the bedroom like sheet sets, quilt covers, flat and fitted covers, bed skirts and valance and many more. However, buying them is not as easy as it seems because it has a lot of influence on their comfort.

This article will talk about the things to look out for a while dressing in a bed.

1. Know about the type of Weave

Even though the weave of any fabric is not taken very seriously, it is a very significant factor. It may not be seen to the naked eye, but weaves can be woven in a certain way, which affects the softness, longevity, appearance and even the price of the sheets. For instance, the percale sheets are very light and crisp, with the ability to hold them underneath.

2. Cotton Fabric can make a difference

Out of all the fabrics available in the market, cotton sheets can make a huge difference. They are very natural, which make them easy to wash and also very breathable. There are different types of cotton fabrics like the Supima, Pima and the Egyptian, which are very long and soft cotton. The long fibres of this cotton do not pill the fabric, and it can feel very soft. However, pure cotton sheets or sheet sets can be costly for some.

Many people consider polycotton or linen to be affordable, and polycotton makes fewer wrinkles. Moreover, they are also lightweight and easy to breathe.

3. The finish is important

Organic cotton sheets sometimes come with the specific feature of a “pure finish”. It means that they are free from any kinds of chemicals. Sheets are indeed treated with chemicals to make them stay in shape or not wrinkle. However, in both cases, the consumer decides to choose between them. It is their own choice.

Therefore, before buying the sheets, feel them in person and understand their nature and fabric before finalising the decision.

4. Look out for the manufacturer

The quality of a bedsheet can be very evident. Always buy the bedsheets, pillow cover or anything related to it, from the best of the manufacturer. It is a fabric that the body would be in contact with for a long time. Also, look at the price, which can guide the spectrum of your buying options.

5. Know the impact

As it is very clear, chemicals have a tremendous negative impact on the environment. So the use of chemicals on bedsheets also harms the environment. However, some chemicals are used to prolong the lifespan of bed sheets, leading to an 87 per cent decrease in the impact on the environment. It is also to be noted that cotton is an inductive water fabric that takes a lot of water to be manufactured.

Studies say that it is good to choose bed sheets that are very lightly dyed along with cotton-polyester blends. In this way, their shelf life can be prolonged. This should be an easy choice for those who prioritise the environment.

While buying things for the bedroom, certain things to go for like the wrinkle-free sheets, or even certain things to consider buying. For example, it can include a mattress topper of extra deep sheets to give height to the mattress. Washing the sheets is also important for it to remain neat and clean.

Author:  Alison Lurie