We spend a third of our lives in bed. Sheets that are comfortable, attractive and durable ease our rest. If we get a good price, we sleep even better.
Material: At night, everyone perspires. As the perspiration cools on our skin, we stir in bed, breaking out of the deep, REM sleep that restores our bodies. Fabrics that breathe well, such as pure cottons, bamboos and silks, give us more restorative sleep.
Thread Count: The thread count is how many threads are woven into an inch of fabric; a higher number gives a better result. Anything above 200 is suitable for most needs. While it's possible to find high thread counts at low prices, watch out for bogus claims, especially if you see "two-ply" on the package.
Sets or Singles: Sets include everything you need for the bed - bed cover, sheets, pillowcase and more. Often cheaper than buying à la cart, sets make it easy to decorate a bedroom. To find a wide range of designs, materials and prices, type "bed in a bag" into your browser's search bar. Buying single sheets and pillow cases allows even greater flexibility.
Measure Twice: There's a huge variability in what is meant by "king size," "twin," and so on. Measure your bed carefully, and check the sheet's dimensions before ordering. A fitted sheet's pocket size is its depth, corresponding to the depth of the mattress. A pocket slightly bigger than necessary is better than one that's too small. Look for fitted sheets with elastic all around