For someone who spends one third of her life in bed, you would not know that from the sheets I use. I have never been an expert on sheets and when I buy them, I go for the cheapest price. In retrospect, I am not sure how I would have known there was much of a difference in how sheets feel as I never thought about it. It was my oldest daughter that said something when she visited for the weekend and used my bed. The next morning she asked what thread count my sheets were and I told her I had no idea. She said they were the scratchiest sheets she ever slept on and I had to get new sheets right away. We went online to bone up on the subject and here is what we found:
- Fiber:Sheets in the lower price range are typically a polyester/cotton blend. The sheets are affordable because polyester is half the cost of cotton, but it is also inferior to 100% cotton. The all cotton sheet is soft, stays cool and will keep moisture away from your skin unlike polyester that attracts moisture.
- Weave:The weave of a sheet affects many areas of the sheets including the way it looks, feels and how long it lasts as well as the price. The lower priced sheets are woven in a vertical and horizontal weave in equal numbers. Sateen sheets have more vertical than horizontal weaves. The higher the vertical count, the more likely it is to pill and tear more easily.
- Finish: With most sheets, you will find they are treated with chemicals to keep them from shrinking, losing their shape and from wrinkling. The problem with that is the chemicals typically used are High thread counts can certainly make for better sheets, but it’s the thread that matters most. In fact, a sheet of a better-quality fiber with a lower thread count will feel softer and stand up to washing better than a sheet of a lower-quality fiber with a higher thread count. Besides thread count, here’s what you pay for when you’re buying sheets. You can find sheet with no finish but they will wrinkle easily, which for many is a small price to pay.
- Dye: If your sheets have a pattern or color, that is usually applied after the weaving process. This makes your sheets stiff and they will soften after several washings. For softer sheets that are colored or patterned, they were woven with yarn that was already colored. If you are looking for bedding that is incredibly soft and affordable, the products from Dress Ur Bed are exactly what you are looking for.
What To Look For When Buying Sheets
Once I learned more about the process sheets are made, I felt I was ready to find proper sheets for my bed. Now that I knew what to look for when buying sheets, I did some looking around and found that Dress Ur Bed had the products that I needed. This company has a wide selection of luxurious and comfortable bedding products for your home. You can find excellent blankets, comforters, duvet sets, sheet sets and pillows. I was sent a set of sheets in a pretty sage green color and could not wait to put them on my bed! After washing the sheets before I put them on the bed, I went to pull them from the dryer and the first thing I grabbed was a pillowcase. I was absolutely shocked at how soft these sheets were and then what Chelsea had told me immediately made sense. I could not believe what I have been missing for all of these years, but I can assure you I will not make that same mistake again! You can purchase bedding from Dress Ur Bed on their website, including the king size sheets I was sent for $99.00