Whether you just bought a new mattress or are spring cleaning your sleep sanctuary, there is nothing like the feeling of snuggling up to a new set of clean, crisp sheets. Understanding some of the basics about fabrics and technology will not only help you find quality sheets but could improve your well-being and sleep health overall.
First things first, where do you start? Knowing where to purchase a quality set of sheets is the first big step in building your bedroom oasis. Shopping online or at a big-box retailer means you are on your own, facing a (sometimes toppling) mountain of choices. In order to get the service you deserve from someone who has your sleep health in mind, head to a specialty sleep retailer.
Now for some myth busting. Are you ready for this? A higher thread count does not mean you are buying a higher quality sheet set. For years, the thread count myth has had consumers shelling out lots of loot based on thread count alone, but this is not the only indicator of quality sheets.
So, what should you actually be looking for? The key combination here is a sheet set made with premium construction and high quality fibers. Sheets made with a higher quality fiber but a lower thread count can not only feel softer but will stand up to washing regularly as a opposed to a low quality fiber with a ridiculously high thread count.
Here’s another myth buster for you. We all know that cotton makes for high quality and durable sheets that can stand the test of time. But instead of focusing on the length (or strength) of the cotton fiber in our sheets, we’ve all been obsessed with where the cotton was grown. Egyptian cotton ring a bell? If so, you may have fallen victim to paying too much for poor quality sheets.
A long staple (long fiber) cotton is superior in strength, meaning it won’t pill or lint like a shorter fiber (regardless of where it was grown). Quality cotton sheets sets not only feel fabulous but also have naturally added benefits like moisture-wicking to boot. Some key words you will want to look for are “Long Staple,” “Pima,” and “Supima.”
With the basics in mind, it’s time to ask what your sheets can do for you, Advances in fiber technology have allowed us to create PureCare Elements, an entire collection of sheets woven with technical textiles that can enhance your health and wellness. Take for instance our Celliant™ sheet sets, which aid in the reduction of minor aches and pains and make for over-all better mornings.
Lastly, you’re going to want sheets that actually fit! There is nothing more annoying than waking up in a ball of sheets that have slipped off of your mattress. Look for sheet sets with Precision-Fit™ corners and elastic bands on the fitted sheet to ensure a crisp and steady sleep surface.
Now that you have the know-how to find the perfect set, ditch those shabby sheets and create the perfect sleep haven! Your sleep health and well-being will thank you.