Simply put, good sleep equals good health. When it comes to our overall well-being, having a good night’s sleep is just as important as a healthy diet and exercise. In fact, getting consistent, quality sleep has been proven to improve brain function, prevent depression, increase productivity, improve immunity, and maintain a healthy weight.
And, as March is Sleep Awareness month, this is the perfect opportunity to evaluate how well you sleep, and what you can do to improve it. Besides following good sleep hygiene—like turning off your cell phone and avoiding screens an hour before bedtime, and keeping your bedroom dark and cool—what you may not know is: your choice of bed sheets is a crucial ingredient for a good night’s sleep.
The Importance of Bed Sheets
We all know that it’s essential to have a good, supportive mattress, as well as a good pillow to support your neck and head. In addition, the quality of your bed sheets is just as important—and can either increase or decrease your quality of sleep.
Bed sheets are what you wrap yourself in—what your skin touches. With that in mind, it makes sense to select the right kind of sheets—based on the material’s quality and weight—that feel good on your skin and optimize your comfort.
When it comes to bed sheet materials, there are several options, such as cotton, linen, bamboo, polyester, and blends. You can choose organic fabrics or those that have been OEKO-TEX certified, and then there are various thread counts from 200 and up. Different materials have different characteristics, and depending on your skin type, choose a material that doesn’t irritate your skin or trap too much body heat.
Look for sheets that are soft while having the breathability you need. Each person is different, so knowing what works for you and what doesn’t will help guide you to make the right decision.
Material and weight go hand in hand when it comes to bed sheets, because what your sheets are made of and their thread count determines the weight, from heavy to light. Choosing seasonal sheets that you can switch out when times are warmer (lighter sheets) or cooler (heavier sheets) will give you the flexibility to maximize your comfort level. No one wants to sleep in too-heavy sheets on a hot summer’s night!
Natural fabrics like cotton and linen tend to be lighter in weight and are wonderful options for spring and summer. Consider long-staple sateen cotton which offers comfort and durability, while its sateen finish promises premium softness—great bedding for hot sleepers. Microfiber polyester is a good option if you need more warmth, and they have the added bonus of being less expensive and easy to care for.
If you’re in need of new sheets for this spring and summer, we have several collections, including our 400 Thread Count Cotton Sateen, Relaxed Cotton Sateen, Cotton Percale, and Lux Collection. Check out these collections to see which one would be the right fit for you.
All our luxury bedding collections are made of the highest standards of craftsmanship and materials and are OEKO-TEX certified. Our mission is to redefine softness that feels custom-made just for you. Bedding that envelops you with a tranquil hug, feels welcoming and gets better with age. It’s where your days begin and end, and where you can exhale in a soft haven all your own.