The Science of Comfort: Choosing Bed Sheets Pt.1

The Science of Comfort: Choosing Bed Sheets Pt.1


Have you ever felt overwhelmed with options when purchasing bed sheets? I know I have. And I know I’m certainly not alone. When it comes to buying bed sheets, there are countless amount of options and we become spoilt for choice. There are so many different types of sheets available, each which have their own unique features and benefits. In this 2 part series, we'll take a closer look at the most popular types of sheets, so you can choose the one that's right for you.


Let’s get started…


  • Cotton Sheets are one of the most popular bedding options for several reasons. Firstly, the natural fibres that cotton provides are soft, comfortable, and breathable, making them ideal for all seasons. Keeping you cool in summer and warm in winter. Secondly, cotton sheets also come in a range of thread counts, these can range from 200TC to 1000TC. Thread counts refer to the number of threads per square inch per fabric. It does not always mean that it is a better quality. However, the higher the thread count, the softer and more luxurious the sheets. With this said, they will get softer after every wash. Egyptian cotton is considered the highest quality cotton, and it’s known for its long fibres and softness. Pima cotton on the other hand is also a great option, as it’s durable and soft. Cotton sheets are easy to care for and can be machine washed.


          • Flannel Sheets are easily my favourite choice through the colder winter months as they are known for their warmth and coziness. They are made from either a cotton or wool blend. Flannel sheets are soft and fluffy, and they come in a range of patterns and colours to suit any decor. From the classic and traditional plaid to modern designs.


          “.. silk is a natural protein fibre that is soft, lightweight and breathable.”


          • Silk sheets are very luxurious bedding option, known for their silky texture and high-end feel. Silk is a natural protein fibre that is soft, lightweight, and breathable. Making them ideal for the warmer weather. Silk sheets are hypoallergenic and gentle on the skin, making them a great choice for people with sensitive skin and hayfever sufferers. Silk sheets are also moisture-wicking, meaning they can help regulate body temperature and keep you cool in those warmer months.

          In the second part of this series, we will be discussing sheets made from materials such as satin, microfiber, linen, and bamboo. As you read on, you will find the features and benefits on each of these types of sheets.

          Part 2

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