The last time you purchased a mattress, you probably gave it a lot of thought. It’s doubtful that you walked into a store, saw the first cheap one and said, “This one looks fine. I’ll get this.” You likely spent time weighing the pros and cons of the different types and models while finding the most comfortable one. When you sleep on a bed night after night, you want it to be comfortable. That’s not surprising. What is surprising, however, is what little thought and consideration people often put into choosing bedding for the new mattress. They often buy a cheap bedding set, giving more consideration to the bedroom’s décor than to its comfort. While you may be tempted to save money on bargain sheets, you might want to reconsider. Your body only touches that material you have on top of your mattress, so without the right bedding you won’t experience the full comfort potential of your bed. Let’s take a look at a few of today’s most popular fabrics for sheets and comforters.
There are many types of cotton used in bed sheets today. With varying degrees of softness, smoothness, and durability, you’re likely to find a cotton sheet that suits you. One popular type is combed cotton, which is formed by a process that removes short fibers and any other impurities in the material, resulting in a smooth, soft product. Egyptian cotton is another popular type of cotton. Grown only in Egypt, it is known worldwide as the strongest, most luxurious cotton. Egyptian cotton sets almost always have a high thread count, so you’ll experience exceptional softness.
When people think about polyester, they rarely think “comfortable.” But polyester has come a long way since gracing the shoulder-reaching lapels on your father’s old suit. While some polyester items can be scratchy and gritty, blends like microfiber are extremely soft. Polyester bedding also has some advantages over more natural feeling materials. Wrinkle resistance, durability, and high color retention are aspects of polyester that make it a smart choice for bedding. The longer your sheets and comforter keep their original look and feel, the longer you can go without spending money to replace them.
Wool is an excellent material to keep on your bed during the cold nights of winter. Wool comforters and throw blankets provide additional warmth and, because of their dense, strong construction, last for a long time. But wool doesn’t always have to provide excessive warmth. Many wool blends in sheets and comforters provide the same breathability as other, more airy materials. Many of these blends can stay on your bed year round and won’t cause overheating.
Are you one of the many people that neglects your bedding? When was the last time you bought new sheets? Did you buy a cheap set because the color was right? Take the time and spend the necessary money to get yourself the most comfortable bedding. You spend a lot of time in that bed. Why not make it more comfortable?