Alaska Sleep Education Center

Choosing the Right Sheets for You

Posted by Jennifer Christensen on Aug 26, 2013 10:00:00 AM


A third of your life is spent in bed, and for Alaskans in the winter, it’s probably a little more. A good set of sheets can mean the difference between a night of blissful sleep or ending up in knots from tossing and turning. When you’re in the market for a new set of sheets there are so many things to consider: cotton, flannel, Egyptian cotton, tempur-pedic, and more. How are you supposed to know what to buy without breaking the bank? 

Here are a few things that well help you make your decision when purchasing your next set. 

  • Egyptian cotton vs sateen. Although sateen sheets feel and look luxurious, the material is prone to wrinkling and pilling where Egyptian will last several years. 
  • Go with a fabric that works for you. Certain materials aren't suitable for daily use and require frequent dry cleaning and may be reserved for special occasions. Where flannel sheets are more functional and cozy for the winter months.
  • Consider easy-care cotton sheets for the summer months
  • Purchase just a luxurious pillow case and not the whole set 

 After you make your decision on the perfect set the longevity of your sheets is up to you. Always use lukewarm water and avoid drying on high heat. This will cause them to expand and shrink breaking them down faster.


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