How to Pick Bed Sheets

When picking bed sheets, you should consider its fabric type, weave and thread count.

1. Fabric.

As we know, most sheets on the market came in cotton. Egyptian cotton is the finest and the most expensive type available. Pima cotton is another high-quality choice. Cotton-polyester blends are good ideal for children’s beds. Linen sheets are suitable for warm climates, for they absorb body heat. Bamboo sheets, made from sustainable material, have antimicrobial properties.

2. Fit.

Fitted sheets have elastic edging all the way around the sides, helping sheets stay snug on the bed and preventing them from slipping off. It is recommended to buy sheets that are made for your mattress size, such as king, queen, twin or full. You should look for sheets that specifically fit your non-standard mattress, such as pillow-top or California king. Do not purchase fit standard sheets on a non-standard mattress. If you use a foam pad or topper with your mattress, you may need bigger sheets.

3. Thread Count.

Thread count is the thread count that woven into a square inch of the sheet’s fabric. Good sheets range anywhere from 200 to 800.4. WeaveSheet’s weave – the way its fabric is interlaced – is the measure of how soft or crisp a sheet is.Sateen is soft and supple. Percale is smooth and crisp. A flannel works well areas with cold winters, for its weave helps keep skin warm. T-shirt sheets have a soft as well as flat knit, but they may easily slip off the mattress.

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