Sheets are one of the most important purchases you can make. After all, the average person spends between seven and nine hours a day in bed, and rough or heavy sheets can impede one’s ability to rest comfortably. The result is that you wake up exhausted and unable to go about your day. With so many sheet options on the market, the good news is you can find the right choice for your needs. You just have to do your research. Keep reading to learn about the various bedding materials and weaves along with tips on finding the right one for you.
Choosing the Perfect Weave
One of the benefits of cotton is that it’s available in different weaves, so you can select the one that suits your tastes and preferences. Do you love the way it feels to slip between a fresh set of hotel sheets? If so, percale might be the weave for you. Crisp, light, and delightful, percale is perfect for those who sleep hot or reside in warmer climates. The cool breathable nature of this weave will ensure that you rest easy and never wake up soaked in sweat. As a bonus, percale has a clean look that adds a simple beauty to any bed.
Of course, some people simply love the sleek softness of silk sheets. If you want the comfort of silk coupled with the health benefits of Egyptian cotton, a sateen weave is the way to go. Boasting a satiny soft finish and a luminous shine, this bedding option is a little thicker than percale, meaning it’s a great choice for those in cooler areas of the planet. We especially love how it feels to swathe yourself in sateen on chilly winter nights.
Getting to Know Cotton Varieties
After selecting your ideal weave, you can consider which variety of cotton best suits your skincare needs and preferences. Typically, shoppers have three options from which to choose: Egyptian cotton, rayon/bamboo cotton, and regular cotton, the most common selection.
The most commonly chosen bedding option, regular cotton is also the most affordable due to the presence of short-staple cotton fibers. However, the material used to manufacture these sheets tends to make them scratchier and more prone to pilling. If you have sensitive skin – or particular tastes – regular cotton might not meet your bedding needs.
Sheet fabric doesn’t seem like it would be the source of a fad. However, the truth is that bedding materials are constantly shifting into and out of popularity. The latest trend in the world of sheet shopping, bamboo bedding is prized for its silky feel. Still, there are some downsides to using this material. While manufacturers often claim that bamboo is sustainable, the truth is this bedding type requires chemicals to dissolve the bamboo pulp and extract cellulose to spin into fibers. So, bamboo sheets may not be as eco-friendly as sellers claim.
Widely regarded as the top choice for a good night’s sleep, Egyptian cotton boasts extra-long staple fibers. That fact, coupled with the fibers’ exceptional softness, may explain its designation as the king of all cotton. As a bonus, Egyptian cotton gets softer every time you wash it. So you don’t have to worry that your brand-new sheets and pillowcases will tear, pill, or fall apart in the laundry. Durable and delightful, this material is a great option for anyone with sensitive skin or allergies.
Sleeping in Comfort
Do you tend to sweat at night? If so, you might be what’s colloquially known as a hot sleeper who has specific needs concerning bedding. While both cotton and bamboo have a reputation for breathability, it’s hard to beat the long-staple fibers that compose pure Egyptian cotton. Because moisture can pass through with ease, you don’t have to worry about waking up in a tangle of damp sheets or suffering from heat rash or other negative effects.
Speaking of comfort, it’s hard to beat the cool, silky-soft feel of our Hira Sheet Set. Manufactured with extra-long staple Giza cotton fibers and OEKO-TEX® Certified Non-Harmful Chemicals, this line is exceptionally soft thanks to a luxurious 400 thread count and silky sateen finish. Plus, the collection gets serious style points from the contemporary accent diamond embroidery on both the pillowcases and flat sheet. Customers can choose from an array of on-trend colors, including classics like White and Tan and more surprising shades such as Charcoal and Midnight.
Of course, a high-quality sheet set is only part of the bedding package. If you want to stay warm year-round, a duvet cover is essential. We recommend protecting your comforter (and your skin) with the Hira Duvet Cover Set. Silky and lustrous, this collection includes matching shams with diamond embroidery and comes in an array of shades. Select the same color as your sheets or mix things up with a coordinating option.
Make Pure Parima Your Choice for Egyptian Cotton Bedding
At Pure Parima, we’re sure beyond a doubt that you’ll love your new bedding. To that end, we offer all customers a 100-day risk-free trial. If for any reason your purchase doesn’t meet your needs, simply return it within the window for a full refund. Ready to discover a better night’s sleep? Shop our selection online for a wide array of products in all the latest shades. We look forward to becoming your top choice for Egyptian cotton sheets and bedding.