Monday, April 11, 2016

Step Up Your Bed Sheet Game.



Yes, this IS a real post, and we ARE talking about bed sheets. 

Oh, and by no means, is this post sponsored. 

I legit want to talk about the importance of picking the right bed sheets! You sleep everyday. Why shouldn't we talk about how important it is to be sleeping on the right kinda sheets? Amirite?!

Okay, so I have done some extensive research...Lol. No, I'm not a weird fabric scientist or anything, but I am fucking anal about the sheets I sleep on. Sleep is something I don't mess around with. You know why? Because if you don't get enough of it, you'll age much quicker, and we all know how I feel about aging....

So, naturally I need my 8 hours of sleep and they need to be quality 8 hours. None of this tossing and turning, getting up five times to pee kinda sleep. I need 8 FULL hours of non-disturbed sleep. Anal right? (I bet all the new moms out there are giving me some major eye rolls right now...) 

Thankfully, as of right now, I'm not juggling kids AND sleep...but can you imagine?! I'll reassess when I get there.

So after a bit of research and testing out many, MANY kinds of bed sheets, I've narrowed it down to four key things you need to look for when buying your bed sheets. 


Material. Thread Count. Weave. Ply.


If you follow these four things, your sheets will NOT disappoint. 


Material:

Cotton is obviously the most popular fabric for bed sheets. It was back in the day and it still is, now. Egyptian Cotton to be precise. It's great for both, winter and summer climates. It's more on the cooler side, so if you sleep warm, then cotton should be your go-to.  

I also LOVE bamboo fibre sheets. Again, this is a total personal preference, but I've been really drawn to the softness and comfort of bamboo fibre sheets. They seems to work well with my body temperature as well. Bamboo is sustainable and naturally antimicrobial, and therefore absorbs moisture a little better than cotton will. 

Also remember that washing your sheets should make them softer in time. 


Thread Count:

Most people think thread count is the most important factor when buying sheets. It is important, however, not the be all and end all factor. 

What exactly is thread count? It's the number of threads in 1 square inch of fabric. 

Higher thread count DOES NOT mean softer sheets. There are many factors that can make up soft sheets. It's mainly its the type of fabric. Pima cotton, Egyptian cotton, and Sea Island cottons are the higher standards. 

Also consider the length of the fibre. The longer the fibre, the longer lasting your sheets will be. Don't get sucked in by a thread count that's 800-1000. They can be just as soft at 400-500. 


Weave:

This really depends on whether you want your sheets a little crisp or just soft. There's sateen or percale. Most cotton sheets will be percale and will be a more cool, crisp feeling, whereas a sateen is more tightly woven and heavier in weight. It's a matter of personal preference. Feel those sheets up well and good before getting them. 


Ply:

This one is simple. There's either the single-ply or multi-ply. You definitely want to get the single-ply sheets, as those ones produce the finest, and strongest threads, which will keep your sheets soft and long lasting. 


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In the end, it all comes down to feeling those sheets. Don't ever buy sheets that you can't feel. 

K, so is anyone else THIS anal about their bed sheets, or is it just me? 

If you are, and have other factors that we should all keep in mind when buying sheets, please share them in the comments!

I'm off to curl up in my bamboo-fibre sheets and watch Season 5 of Downton Abbey. 

Xx, kim





2 comments:

Stephanie said...

Wonderful post. I have been on the hunt for the perfect bed linens. Love your pjs !

Kimberley Marquis said...

Thanks Stephanie!! Good luck with your hunt! Let me know if you have any questions xo

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