Your bed is important. Good, comfortable sleep is vital to your health and wellbeing, and this is only possible when your bed is right for you. However, once you’ve found a bed and mattress that you love sleeping on, what a lot of people don’t realize is that the bedding you dress it with can also make a big difference to how comfortable your bed will be night after night. If you are ready to buy some new sheets, duvet covers and pillow cases, then it can be a good idea to do some research so that you can choose something that you’ll love sleeping with, as well as which will look great in your bedroom.
The key to comfortable bedding is to choose something made of the right sort of fabric. There are lots of choices out there, and they vary a lot in cost, so it pays to know what the differences are:
CottonThe most common thing used in bedding is cotton, and this is a good start because it is natural and breathable. However, cotton weaves vary a lot, and you need to choose something that will be soft and comfortable. High thread count cotton sheets and duvet covers in high end cottons like Egyptian cotton may be expensive, but they feel amazing and also have a satin-like sheen that can look beautiful. If that isn’t within your budget, look out for ranforce cotton which is much cheaper, but offers a soft feel, a good texture, and a high level of quality.
Silk and Satin
Silky sheets are often thought of as a good thing, because these materials feel nice on the skin and look luxurious on the bed. However, if you have never slept with them before, you may find you don’t get on with the slippery feeling, and actually prefer high thread count cotton. Never buy cheap imitation satin bedding made of polyester or other synthetic fabrics, because it won’t be breathable and will quickly become uncomfortable.
Bamboo fibre is another option you have for bedding, and is a really good choice. It is natural and breathable, wicks moisture away from skin on hot nights, feels soft to the touch, and even has antibacterial properties. This makes it a great choice for people with sensitive skin, skin problems or allergies. While bamboo bedding is nowhere near as common as cotton or synthetics, it is still possible to find it in a wide range of attractive designs for both adult and children’s sized beds. For example, this cool 3D bamboo duvet cover which uses the trend for 3D effects to create a fun, appealing look.