The world is made up of two types of people: Those who keep their “perfect” sheets forever, even when they’re ratty and frayed — and those who just can’t resist upgrading to a new luxury set every year. (We don’t judge and we think both types are perfect just the way they are!) Either way, it’s probably a good time to start thinking about refreshing your bedding. In fact, we believe that any time is a good time for this! As you start down this exciting road on a new journey to better ZZZs, our bedding experts have a few tips to help guide you.
Are Higher Thread Counts Always Better?
It’s a common misconception that the higher the thread count, the fancier — and more expensive — the sheets are. It’s true that bedding with higher thread count can be softer and more durable than its low-number counterparts. However, a thread count does not a sheet set make. There are other variables like fabric content and cotton quality that get thrown into the mix too. Here’s a tip: Experts say that any number over 300 doesn’t really make a huge difference in comfort, so keep in mind while you shop that more isn’t always better (except when it comes to cheesecake, but that’s another blog post).
Cotton or Poly-Cotton Blend?
During the shopping process you may come across polyester-cotton blend sheets that boast a ridiculously high thread count and think to yourself, “Self, these are the sheets for me!” Well, we hate to burst your bubble but it may be time to think again. Low thread count sheets made out of 100% cotton will always beat poly-cotton blend sheets with a high thread count in a battle royale. That said, poly-cotton sheets are more durable, able to withstand washing in hot water, and they don’t wrinkle nearly as much. They’re also less expensive than their all-cotton counterparts.
Beyond thread count and fabric content or quality, you also should make sure you measure your mattress and make sure the sheets you’re considering will fit your bed. If you have an oversized mattress look for “deep pockets” somewhere on the packaging or in the description. Some brands — like Dreamfit luxury sheets — are designed to fit your mattress and stay on, no matter how much tossing and turning you do.
Whether you’re investing in a much-needed upgrade or just switching things up, it’s important to research your sheet options before making a purchase. Still confused about how to find the right set of sheets? Get in touch or visit us in person to talk to our bedding experts!