Home And Decoration Tips: How To Buy The Right Bed Sheets

How To Buy The Right Bed Sheets

Did you know that most people spend up to 1/3 of their lives in bed sleeping? To enjoy your sleep you need to ensure that your bed is as comfortable as possible. One of the ways of having comfortable sleep is to buy the right bed sheets. To help you out here are tips on how to buy the right sheets:


Bed sheets are made from different fabrics. For example, there are those made from cotton, polyester, satin and others from silk. Each fabric has its pros and cons. For example, while cotton has a great natural feel, it has the tendency of causing skin irritations with some people. Cotton also tends to shrink and wrinkle.

If you are irritated by cotton you should go for units made from polyester. The cool thing with polyester is that you can fabricate it. It also doesn't wrinkle much and lacks allergens thus won't irritate you.

Satin and silk bed sheets are thin and feel excellent against your skin.

Weave Type and Thread Count

There are different weave types that you can go for: sateen, twill, and pinpoint. Sateen is the most common and is extremely soft; however, it's not durable. Twill is cheaper, folds well and holds up in the wash. Pinpoint is hard at the start, but it softens after a number of washings.

The thread count determines the number of horizontal and vertical threads in each square inch of material. Always remember that the higher the thread count, the softer the material. To determine the thread count you only need to read the label on the bed sheet.

If the count is below 300, the sheet will be scratchy. A count of below 175 will be a waste of your money regardless of the cost of the bed sheet. A sheet with a count of 600 or more tends to be thin unless it's a two-ply.

Type of Manufacturing

There are different ways in which bed sheets are manufactured: Jersey, compact, and flannel. Jersey sheets are usually knitted and don't have a thread count. The cool thing with them is that they are very soft, durable and warm. Flannel sheets are soft, thick and durable.

Compact means that the fibers in the sheets have been bound together tightly. Due to this, sheets manufactured using this technique are wrinkle resistant and durable.

All the three manufacturing techniques produce warm sheets and all you need to do is to choose the one that meets your taste.