The sleep environment is a very important aspect of ones rest at night. Sleep plays a big role in ones health and performance during the day hence making it important to ensure that sufficient and comfortable sleep is obtained. While this may be so, the quality of bed sheets also brings out some sense of beauty and class to the bed while serving their purpose of keeping as warm on cold nights or lightly covered on those very hot nights. While choosing quality bed linen, the element of lasting long should be coupled with tenderness, comfort as well as easy of care and the preferences of the user. This is why bed linens are made of different fabrics giving maximum comfort. The most common being, cotton, polyester, silk and flannel sheets.
Cotton is the most common used fabric for making of bed sheets. This is usually defined by the number of thread counts that are used in sewing the fabric. The cotton is divided into two categories, the percale cotton which is made of a minimum of 200 threads and has a tight weaving in comparison to normal cotton fabric. This makes it easier to take care of since it requires less ironing and dries considerably faster.
Also used in making of bed linen is polyester. Being a synthetic fiber makes is a cheap and easy to clean fabric for making bed sheets. It is also affordable and accommodating to low income earners. Though easy to care for, the bed sheets made of this fabric may not be suitable for individuals with allergies as they may cause allergic reactions.
Among the luxurious and lavish bed spreads are those made of satin and silk, bed sheets made of this two fabrics are soft and gentle which offers comfort because of their lightness. Bed sheets made of silk are comfortable to use both in cold weather as well as hot weather. Another advantage of using this kind of bed sheets is that they are naturally hypoallergenic and do not give off fluff making them suitable for people with allergies. Silk and satin bed sheets are more expensive but the most recommended form of bed spread.
Another material used to make bed sheets and mostly used for the very cold months is flannel. Flannel sheets are made of a blend of wool and cotton. The type of flannel is usually determined by the total weight of the bed sheets with the heavy ones having a higher grade. Flannel sheets are mainly suitable for cold areas or for the cold seasons as they are very warm. Due to their blend of fibers, the flannel bed sheets are not suitable for people with allergies especially to wool.