There are different types of bed sheets, including microfiber, cotton, bamboo & silk sheets. There are two most popular types: silk sheets & Egyptian cotton sheets. Both of them have their advantages and disadvantages in different aspects.
|Silk Sheets||Egyptian Cotton Sheets|
|Source||Natural protein fiber from silkworm cocoons, primarily sourced from China in Asia||Thread from the cotton plant, sourced from Egypt in the Middle East|
|Quality||Measure quality by “Momme weight“||Measure quality by “thread count” (minimum thread count of 400 is recommended)|
|Insulating||High insulating properties (keeps you warm in the winter, cool in the summer)||Average insulating properties|
|Hypoallergenic||Naturally hypoallergenic (Resists mold, mildew, dust mites and fungus)||Not hypoallergenic|
|Comfortable||Extremely comfortable to sleep on||High thread count cotton sheets can be quite comfortable to sleep on.|
|Wash||Hand wash recommended. Machine wash in cold water, under a fine cycle and a minimum rotation period.||Machine wash|