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If you think lack of sleep is a rare condition, you may want to think again. On the contrary, 35 percent of Americans sleep less than the requisite seven hours a night and suffer the consequences in terms of impaired performance at school or work, stress, obesity, and even heart disease. While not all causes of insomnia are easily fixed, there is one factor that’s within your control to correct, and that’s issues related to poor-quality bedding. Not only can low-end bedding cause sleepers to overheat in the night, waking up damp and exhausted rather than recharged and ready to face the day, but it can also lead to discomfort. After all, it’s hard to sleep when your bedding is ripped, torn, or covered in pills that irritate your skin. Fortunately, there’s a solution to bedding-related sleep woes: Egyptian cotton sateen sheets courtesy of Pure Parima.
A leader in premium bedding, Pure Parima takes pride in providing 100 percent Giza Egyptian cotton sheets made from fibers picked by hand in the Nile River Valley. Featuring a uniquely supple weave, our sateen sheets are designed for customers with a penchant for luxury. Boasting a silky feel, soft luster, and aesthetically pleasing drape, sateen truly offers a superior sleep experience. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of sateen sheets and discover how Pure Parima can help you and your family get better rest.
What Is a Sateen Sheet?
Bedding shoppers often confuse the terms satin and sateen, which is an understandable mix-up. However, the fact is that the satin and sateen are made from entirely different fibers. Typically, satin bedding is made from silk, polyester, or nylon, while sateen is generally made from cotton and refers to the weave style rather than the fabric. To craft Giza Egyptian cotton fibers into sateen, our manufacturers use a one yarn under, three or four yarn over weave. The result of this weaving option is not just a texture that’s delightfully smooth and silky but also a subtle shine that adds beauty and luxury to any bedroom.
Additionally, many customers opt for sateen sheets because they’re less prone to wrinkling. If it’s important to you that your bed be smooth, sumptuous, and wrinkle free, sateen is likely the way to go. Warm and silky soft, sateen sheets are a great option for those seeking a more comfortable night’s rest.
Weave Versus Thread Count
When shopping for new bedding, customers often put thread count at the top of their priority list. Although this factor does play a role in bedding quality, the truth is that weave is usually the more important factor when it comes to sheet comfort and softness. While weave refers to the way threads are entwined, thread count is a measure of the number of woven threads that make up a square inch of fabric.
When you visit a bedding store, you may see thread counts ranging from 150 on the low end to 1,000 or higher on the upper end. However, it’s worth noting that only about 800 threads can actually fit in this space. To make their sheets seem more luxurious, less ethical manufacturers use lower-quality multi-ply thread woven together rather than high-quality single-ply thread. The end result is a rougher, less durable sheet that’s more prone to pilling and tearing. If you want to ensure your sheets are truly high-end, it’s important to choose bedding made from 100 percent pure Egyptian cotton from the Nile River Valley.
Get to Know Egyptian Cotton
So how exactly does Egyptian cotton differ from the pack? Comprising just 1 percent of the world’s entire cotton supply, Egyptian cotton is grown along the Nile River, where the soil is rich, fertile, and packed with vitamins and minerals. Additionally, the climate in this desert oasis results in warm, mild temperatures during the growing season. Come September and October, the cotton is ready to be hand picked and turned into bedding.
After Egyptian cotton is harvested, manufacturers utilize the single-ply yarn to create sheets and bedding. Because Egyptian cotton is made with extra-long staple fibers, there are fewer breaks when the yarn is spun. The end result is a smooth, strong, highly durable fabric that resists pilling and maintains its softness even after hundreds of trips through the wash.
Percale Vs Sateen
Once you’ve decided that Egyptian cotton sheets are right for you, it’s time to choose a weave style. So far, we’ve talked about the benefits of sateen sheets. However, some sleepers rest better under bedding featuring a percale weave. Unlike sateen, with its one under, three or four over weave, percale has a more classic pattern of one over, one under. The end result is a crisp, fresh-feeling sheet that’s reminiscent of the kind of bedding traditionally found in high-end hotels.
Additionally, percale and sateen differ when it comes to warmth. The weave style of percale makes it cooler and more breathable. As a result, percale sheets are a favorite among hot sleepers and those prone to night sweats. On the other hand, if you’re the type who's always cold no matter the temperature, you may do best with warm sateen sheets and pillowcases.
While both sateen and percale have a beautiful, luxurious appearance, the two fabrics do have some visual differences. Typically, percale has a matte finish while sateen boasts a uniquely elegant shine. The good news is both percale and sateen Egyptian cotton sheets are machine washable, so you can toss them in the laundry whenever they need it and dry them in the dryer.
Why Sleepers Love Sateen
If you’ve decided on sateen sheets, then congratulations. You’re in for a restful, relaxing night in a bed of pure luxury. And since sheets are the bedding article that comes into the most contact with your skin, it’s only logical to splurge a little on this all-important item. Here are just a few of the reasons that buyers love Egyptian cotton sateen sheets:
Soft to the Touch
Whether you have sensitive skin or simply prefer softer bedding, sateen is a natural choice. Delectably soft, this material has a lovely drape that makes any bed look beautiful. In fact, many buyers who love the feel of silk but want to enjoy all the health benefits of cotton choose sateen sheets over other options.
Warm in Winter
Those who struggle to sleep on cold winter nights tend to be drawn to sateen sheets. Heavier and warmer than percale, sateen feels like being wrapped in a cozy hug. It’s a great choice for those who sleep cold.
How to Care for and Wash Sateen Sheets
You spend time and money choosing your sateen sheets and want to ensure they last for years to come. Fortunately, Egyptian cotton sateen is a highly durable fabric that will hold up through numerous trips through the wash. The key is to follow the care instructions and treat your bedding properly.
To start, take time to pre-treat any stains that have appeared on your sateen sheets. We recommend spot treating soiled spots with warm water and a little bit of your usual detergent. Give the treatment 15 to 30 minutes to soak before rubbing the stain gently with your fingers or a soft cloth. Then wring out excess water and detergent prior to washing.
For best results, avoid washing your sheets with other clothing items. After all, zippers and buttons can snag on your Egyptian cotton bedding and cause rips or tears. After placing your sheets in the wash, add half the stated amount of your favorite mild liquid detergent. We recommend avoiding soaps made with stain-removing chemicals as well as whiteners, fabric softeners, and bleaches, as they can damage your sheets over time. The goal is to protect the fine Egyptian cotton fibers while avoiding color loss. Wash your sheets in cold water and avoid pouring the detergent directly on top of them.
Line drying your linens is the best way to keep them strong and supple for the long haul. However, one of the benefits of buying Egyptian cotton is that you can put it directly in the dryer. After removing your sheets from the wash, take a moment to shake them out and unravel them if they’ve balled up. Then put them in the dryer and set it to a low-heat option such as delicate or permanent press. It’s best to avoid overloading the dryer. Additionally, we recommend removing your linens just before they’re completely dry. Doing this helps prevent wrinkles and ensures your bedding looks its best on the bed.
After washing and drying your sateen sheets, it’s important to take steps to store them properly. To give the natural fibers in your Egyptian cotton room to breathe, we recommend stowing them in a cool, dry part of the home. Protect your bedding from dirt and unpleasant odors by keeping them in their Pure Parima fabric pouch when not in use. Doing this also helps stop bedding from yellowing over the years.
Create a Silky Retreat with Sateen Sheets
There’s a reason people love spending the night in a fine hotel. Of course, it’s fun to be vacationing somewhere far from home, but hotel guests also appreciate the high-end bedding. Silky soft and gloriously smooth, hotel sheets invite you to stretch out, rest, and recharge. So how do you recreate the luxury and comfort of hotel sheets at home? These Pure Parima sateen sheets can help you experience true relaxation.
A timeless and classic choice for sateen sheet lovers, the Yalda Collection is at once sophisticated and luxurious. Crafted with extra-long staple Egyptian cotton fibers, this stunning set features double-hem stitching and comes complete with a fitted sheet, a flat sheet, and two matching pillowcases. And because it comes in a wide range of hues, including White, Tan, Spa, Midnight, and Olive, we’re confident you can find the perfect option for your space.
The most sumptuously soft sheets in our online store, the Triple Luxe Sateen Set is part of our acclaimed Hotel Collection. Exceptionally warm and silky thanks to a thread count of 700, this collection boasts triple embroidered stitching over lush, opaque, and soft-to-the-touch sateen. The design features a subtle stripe pattern in the following colors: Arctic, Gold, Teal, Ocean, Graphite, Nickel, and Black.
Another choice in our sateen collection, the Hira Sheet Set is a boldly modern option thanks to contemporary accent diamond embroidery. The set is crafted from extra-long staple Egyptian cotton that was picked by hand and comes in an assortment of shades, including White, Soft Peach, Charcoal, and Midnight.
The most romantic line in our shop, the Ariane Sheet Set gets added style points thanks to self-colored scroll embroidery over exceptionally soft Egyptian cotton sateen. This timeless collection, which comes complete with a flat sheet, fitted sheet, and two pillowcases, is available in an array of soft hues, such as Linen, Icy Blue, and Grey.
Make Pure Parima Your Choice for Sateen Sheets
At Pure Parima, we believe it’s not enough to offer the softest and strongest sateen sheets on the market. On the contrary, we go above and beyond by ensuring every product we sell bears the Cotton Egypt Association seal of approval as well as being OEKO-TEX certified. Unlike our competition, we only sell sheets made with 100 percent pure Egyptian cotton from the Nile River Valley. Moreover, we manufacture our products free from harmful chemicals and substances. The end result is you can feel good about where your loved ones are laying their heads. Shop our sheet sets online today and start experiencing the joy of better bedding.