Do you have trouble falling asleep at night? If so, you're not alone.
Sleep disorders have become a huge problem in the United States. And, while several factors can contribute to a lack of sleep, one of the best ways for better sleep, is by starting with your bed.
Having the wrong sheets can make you uncomfortable, which can affect your quality of sleep. So, even if you do manage to get an appropriate amount of shut-eye, you may still find yourself feeling exhausted in the morning.
Ready to learn more about how to shop for sheets so you can find the best set to suit your needs?
Here's everything you need to know about how to choose the perfect sheets for you.
Bedsheets are not a one-size-fits-all commodity. Everything from where you live to your skin type can affect the kind of sheets you should be using.
So, before you buy yourself a new set of sheets, you should take some time to ask yourself a few questions.
Here are all of the factors you're going to need to consider before choosing a pair of sheets.
The easiest thing you'll need to decide when buying new sheets is what size you need.
The most common mattress size by far in the United States is the queen, followed by the king and full-sized. That said, no matter what size mattress you use, finding the right size sheet is imperative to the quality of your sleep.
If your sheets are too small, they won't be able to cover your mattress completely, which can lead to them popping off as soon as you get into bed. But, if your sheets are too loose, they'll wind up falling off — especially if you move around in your sleep.
Before choosing a new set of sheets, take the time to double-check the size of your mattress.
Here's where things get a bit more complicated.
From cotton to microfiber to sateen, there are dozens of different materials used in creating bedsheets. All of the fabric options come with plenty of pros and cons. That said, all that matters is how your skin reacts to the fabric.
Temperature also plays a massive role in deciding what sheets are right for you. If you live in a particularly warm area or find yourself getting too hot at night, you'll want to look for light, breathable sheets to help keep you cool.
When looking for new sheets, many people look toward thread count as a deciding factor. That said, a higher thread count does not automatically equal higher quality sheets.
For most materials, and thread count of around 300 is more than enough. Be wary of sheets with a thread count above 600, they may feel soft at first, but will likely fall apart after just a few washes.
Now that you know how to shop for sheets, it's time to start looking for the best set for you.
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