We spend a vast amount of time in our beds throughout our lives. In fact one third of our lives will be spent sleeping. So it is important that the bed sheets you have on your bed are the most suitable and comfortable ones possible. When it comes to what bed sheets to own we have a number of different options available to us.
The most popular material from which bed sheets are now made is Egyptian cotton. Not only are these sheets very comfortable but very soft as well. But in order to get the best possible ones you should be looking closely at their thread count luxury silk bedding . A higher thread count means the weave of the material is much tighter and this provides a much softer feel to the material.
The other benefit that is to be gained from getting Egyptian cotton sheets over the more traditional cotton woven ones is that they are far more durable. The life span of high thread count sheets made from Egyptian cotton is much longer and they stay softer for much longer as well. As long as they are properly looked after once they have made it to your home.
The other materials from which bed sheets are now being made and which have seen a surge in popularity are satin and silk ones. Although Egyptian cotton bed sheets are comfortable, satin or silk ones add a hint of luxury to the décor of a room.
But be aware that satin bed sheets, which are cheaper than silk ones are made from manmade fabrics such as polyester, rayon, nylon or polymer, based materials. The problem with these is the material cannot breathe and so the chances of you becoming overheated at night when covered by them are greatly increased.
When buying bed sheets there are certain things which one needs to take into consideration before you purchase any. We have talked about the kinds of materials from which these sheets can be made from and you know what size your bed is. You will still need to make sure that you purchase the right size sheets for it. Is all well a good buying bed sheets that fit the size of your mattress but you have to make sure they will they cover the sides of it also.
To make sure that the depth of the bed sheets along with their width and length are suitable for your mattress. It is best to go slightly bigger on your bed sheets because soon as you wash them they will shrink by around 7%. They may have fit well straight out of the packaging but once you have washed them you may find that you can no longer get them on your bed.
Also although buying silk or high quality cotton bed sheets may add to the overall feeling of comfort in your room. Can you really afford to be spending money on sending them to the dry cleaners every time that they need cleaning? Instead save yourself money by purchasing those that you can clean yourself easily at home, but make sure when washing bed sheets you follow the manufacturer’s cleaning instructions to the letter. Doing this will ensure that they last for much longer and remain looking as good as the day you first purchased them.