How to choose your perfect bed linens?

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A good night’s sleep is essential to our physical & mental health & living quality. Bedding is our most intimate sleeping buddy, accompanying us every night of rest. Beyond Sleep always care about your quality sleep, we have introduced how to choose your perfect mattress in the earlier stage, and this time, we will share with you how to choose the bed linens which suit you most.

6 Factors To Consider When Choosing Your Perfect Bed Linen

1. Fabric

There are various choices of bed linen fabric. Common fabrics in the market include cotton, polyester, silk, linen, etc.

Polyester is a kind of artificial fabric that is comparatively cheap and durable. However, polyester is not breathable and non-biodegradable. It can also shed plastic microfibres when washed, polluting our seas. And when it comes to the feeling, some people may find their skin unwell with polyester bed sheets.

Pure cotton feels best next to the skin, and the porosity allows it to store plenty of air between the fibers. It is very breathable, good for perspiration, and wicking moisture away from your skin. Cotton fabrics are suitable for every season. Egyptian cotton fibers are unique among all varieties of cotton, known as “the platinum of cotton”, it is the strongest, softest, and most beautiful cotton on Earth that delivers the ultimate look, feel, and performance. Pure Egyptian cotton breathes exceptionally well and you will feel supremely comfortable with it. Fine Egyptian cotton is truly heirloom linen; it improves with age and grows more comfortable as you use it.

BEYOND SLEEP Flat Sheet/Duvet Cover/Pillow Case – 100% Egyptian cotton, satin or percale, weaved, dyed, and finished 100% in Italy. The product has been gutted by hand following the thread, so it will always be straight after washing and have a shrinkage margin to have the correct size after washing.

Silk is a must for skincare, which contains natural proteins and oils that care for your skin. The extraordinarily smooth texture reduces friction to pulling at the skin and hair while you sleep, therefore bringing you a smooth and beautiful complexion and hair. In addition, silk is breathable, anti-bacterial, and good for wicking moisture, especially letting you feel comfier in the hot summer.

Linen is a gospel for allergy. Linen from French & Belgian is generally regarded as the highest quality. The excellent insulation allows you to maintain the most comfortable temperature in any season. Linen is strong and durable, and its antimicrobial property especially helps if you have an allergy or skin condition. Although it is not as soft as pure cotton, the softness enhances with each wash.

Apart from the natural fabrics we just mentioned, there are several emerging eco-friendly fabrics such as bamboo and bamboo silk. Bamboo has a wealth of benefits for humans and the environment. It is a naturally renewing plant that grows quickly without the need for pesticides and can provide a highly durable, lightweight, incredibly soft fabric that is easy to care for. It’s as gentle on the planet as it is on your skin.

NAKEDLAB BambooSilk Bedding Set – Ensure you sleep comfortably every night, no matter which season. Crafted from 100% organic and sustainably sourced bamboo, you can rest easy knowing your bedding is vegan and eco-friendly, Oeko-tex is certified free of any harmful chemicals and made from the earth’s most efficient plants.

Panda London Bamboo & French Linen Bedding – Made from 70% bamboo & 30% French linen! This tantalizing blend is plump and luxurious. Textured to touch, like linen. But seriously soft, like bamboo. Available in six luscious colours.

2. Texture

The texture feeling of bed sheets is affected by their weaving. Sateen and percale are the first choices for high-quality bed sheets and duvet covers. Sateen sheets are silky and soft, they are heavier and warmer than percale sheets. thus they are the top choice of five-star hotels. Though percale sheets are less luster, they are more breathable and thus more suitable for comparatively warm weather.

3. Thread Count

Thread count is a measure of the number of threads woven into one square inch of fabric. Essentially, it’s a measure of how tightly woven fabric is. Thread count is used as one of the indicators of the softness and feel of a fabric. Generally, the higher the thread count, the softer and more breathability the sheet. But the quality of the fabrics used is also an important indicator, it is often more important than the thread count.

In general, bed sheets with a thread count of 200 meet the standard, lower than this standard may result in a less comfortable sleeping experience. Bed sheets with 300 thread count have reached the standard of comfortable bedding while the international five-star hotels are using bedding with over 300 thread count.

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4. Size

It is essential to choose bed sheets in the correct size. You are recommended to select a bed sheet the length and width are longer than your mattress by at least 70 cm. If you would like to use a fitted sheet, you can simply choose the same size or one size up. Beyond Sleep Collection provides various styles and colours of both bed sheets and fitted sheets for you to choose from.

BEYOND SLEEP Flat Sheet / Fitted Sheet

5. Patterns

Match the color tone of your bed sheet, duvet cover, and pillow case with your bedroom to improve the aesthetic. Besides, picking the right color of bed linens can soothe your soul and help lower the room temperature. We have rounded up some methods for injecting vibrant color into your bedroom. Read more tips now – summer refresh tips for a staycation-worthy bedroom for you.

6. Packaging

Single-use plastic packaging causes damage to our environment. Changing some habits in our daily life could bring a positive impact and a better future for the next generation. We could simply start from our living and shopping habits, supporting eco-conscious brands, and choosing products including beddings with biodegradable packaging.

Beyond Sleep, a sustainable sleep concept store for discerning sleepers who look for a journey to quality sleep. We aim for offering you the best-selected bedding products including mattresses, sustainable beds, mattress toppers, mattress protectors, pillows, pillow cases, bed linens, bed sheets, duvets, duvet covers, eco comforters, eco towels, bedding accessories, and other sleep-aided products, made from natural and sustainable materials which on one hand guarantee your sleeping quality; on the other hand, ensure we are acting as a force for good in aspects of community and environment as well.