Sheets are one of the most important assets to your bed to ensure you get a great night’s sleep, not only because it protects your mattress but also because it comes in direct contact with your skin - this is extremely important to remember for those with extremely sensitive skin.
Due to the vast variety of choices on the market for sheets, we thought Pure Parima could help you understand labels and choose the sheets best for you.
Sheets on the market come in many different fabric types but the most popular to date is cotton due to its comfort, durability, and breathability. Cotton keeps warmth in but also allows cool air to pass, making it a great fabric for all seasons. For higher quality and even more breathability, comfort, and luxury, Egyptian cotton is recommended.
Pure Parima only uses 100% Egyptian cotton, certified by the Cotton Egypt Association (CEA) for its gold standard of cotton types. True Egyptian cotton is grown and processed according to specific and strict stipulations set by the CEA.
Sheets may come in other materials such as linen but due to its fabric makeup, it does not hold onto heat well and thus easily creases and wrinkles all over. Linen sheets require a lot of care, time, and ironing. Satin sheets are marketed as beautiful, shiny sheets but they retain body heat, making you stick to your sheets. On the other hand, Egyptian cotton looks luxurious and silky, feels soft on your skin, and keeps your body temperature well regulated in any season.
Quality over quantity, a higher thread count does not mean that it is a better sheet. A material’s thread count is the total number of threads in one square inch of fabric, and when companies market their products as being 1000 thread count sheets, it is just to increase sales and profits. Unfortunately, this thought process has been ingrained in consumers, but fret not, this informative guide is here to help you. In truth, the sweet spot for luxuriously soft sheets is between 250-400.
A higher thread count does not necessarily mean better quality. A very low thread count sheet will not be soft enough, a high thread count makes the fabric too stiff. Higher thread counts will cause more issues than it solves. To sum it up, a lower thread count sheet made from fibers that are softer by nature, such as Egyptian cotton, will feel silkier and softer than a higher thread count sheet made from a lower-quality cotton blend.
Choosing the right size for your mattress is essential for the perfect fit. Make sure to use our size guides provided in the product description to ensure you correctly select the right sheets for your mattress.
Pure Parima even caters to nonstandard mattresses. We offer extra-long twin, California king, and other nonstandard sheets to provide the perfect fit for you. If your mattress has foam pads or any other mattress toppers, make sure to accommodate for it when selecting your sheets.