3 Things You Need To Know About Your Bed Sheets

There so many things you consider while buying bed sheets, like considering designs, prints, colors, fabric, thread count, bed size, and many more. In this article, we have discussed a few things in detail so that you can pick the right bed sheets that are budget-friendly, perfect for your bed, and will also help you sleep better. Read the following to know some important things about the bed sheets.

  1. Thread count

Thread count is something that will come across whenever buying the bed sheets. You may find bed sheets from 150 to 800, or even 1000 and 1500 thread count bed sheets. Sellers will suggest you buy high thread count claiming that they are the softer among all. While it’s true that bed sheets with thread count 1000 or 1500 are soft and luxurious, but that doesn’t mean that low thread count bed sheets aren’t good quality. Thread count is the number of thread weaved per square inch, both lengthwise and widthwise.

The more the thread count, the softer is the bed sheet. Therefore bed sheets range from 150 thread count which is cheaper and up to 1000 or even 1500 which are most expensive among all. Though they are luxurious and softer, but not budget friendly. Bed sheets with high thread count are sometimes the tricky way to inflate the thread count. They can be the number of piles to make one thread and not the exact thread count.

So you don’t have to rush for only high thread count while buying bed sheets. Bed sheets with a thread count between 200 and 800 are good quality, softer and comfortable too. You can pick up a budget-friendly 600 thread count bed sheet, and it can give you what you were expecting from higher thread count bed sheets like 1000, 1200 or 1500.

  1. Weave

Weaving is the process of arranging the threads that is warp (Vertical Yarn) that floats over or under the weft (horizontal yarn). The over and under the ratio of yarn determines the quality of the cloth and three main categories of weave are:-

  • Percale: This is soft and matte, due to their tightly woven fabric and it follows the strict one-over, one-under ratio.
  • Sateen: Sateen has higher shine than percale, but it has a looser weave than percale because it follows wrap over weft that is four over to one under.
  • Twill: This weave pattern is different from others, as it follows the diagonal pattern.

Percale and Sateen are the most common weaving names.  Percale sheets have a crisp weave, are durable and strong. If you are in search of a lightweight bed sheet, then choose the percale weave with a thread count between 200 and 400. The Sateen bed sheets are not much durable as percale but offer a fabulous sensuous comfort.

  1. Fabric

Cotton and blends of cotton/poly are the most common type of fabric. The blends of poly and cotton are the most durable and wrinkle-free, but they cannot offer the 100% breathability and comfort that cotton provides. Even there are few more categories in Cotton like Egyptian cotton, Pima Cotton, and many more. But Egyptian and Pima are common cotton types used in bed sheets.

  • Egyptian cotton: Egyptian cotton is the premium quality cotton and is one of the highest quality cotton fabrics in the world due to their long, silky fibers which makes them softer and comfortable.
  • Pima Cotton: Pima is also high-quality cotton due to their longer fibers. Pima cotton is found in the United States, Australia, and Peru.

So buying the Egyptian and Pima cotton bed sheets can cost you more, but are cost-effective and worth it.