Do you know how to choose the right sheets? How to choose a sheet which not only is attractive but also can offer the sleeping surface you want?
The weave may be the number one factor in how your sheet feels. The most common is percale weave – sort of a basket weave. A percale weave is crisp and cool. To create a luxurious appearance and a “slick” feel, a sateen weave puts more threads on the surface. If you see a twill weave with a fluffy, raised surface, it might be the cozy, warm flannel sheets. If the sheet makes you have the feel of your t-shirt and have the most stretch, it might be the knitted jersey sheets.
- Bamboo: Bamboo sheets are soft and breathable. Bamboo is a true friend for the environment. Bamboo needs no artificial chemicals to grow. Bamboo is sustainable and easily replaced. Bamboo is one of the world’s fastest-growing
- Cotton: Cotton is known as breathable, comfortable and durable. Egyptian cotton is breathability and highly absorbent. However, Pima Cotton, found in the Southwest and South America, is the most durable. Sheets made of cotton and polyester are easy to care and have many breathable properties of cotton.
3. Thread count
When buying sheets, some people always first consider thread count. Thread count is important for a sheet but isn’t the primary factor. Determining how a sheet feels and lasts depends on a variety of factors. Sheets with high thread count feel heavy and stiffer, if this is your comfort level, that’s great. Sheets with lower thread count make you feel soft. Generally, choose a sheet with thread count between 200 and 800.
Ply is a way that thread count can be manipulated. For instance, a single ply sheet with 800 thread count has 800 threads in a square inch. A double-ply sheet has 400 double-ply threads in the inch because it is made up of two threads twisted together. There’s a big difference if the double-ply sheet is made up of inferior yarn while that’s still 800 threads. Conclusion, single-ply sheets are delicate and can give you a thinner, cooler feel, while double-ply sheets are durable.
Price does count. You are probably going to find the best sheet at the median price.
In a word, your sheets not only make your bed look pretty but also can welcome you with a crisp and cool feel.