Go Natural: Your Natural Material Options for Bed Sheets

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One of the elements that influence the quality of sleep you get every night is your bed. Other than a comfortable mattress and bed frame, you should also make sure that you pick the best possible bed linen. There are different types of bed linen you need, including duvets, mattress toppers, duvet covers, bed sheets, and pillowcases.

Most people just pick the best-looking bed sheets, particularly those that match their bedroom’s color scheme without much thought to the product’s material. But there are many reasons natural material options exist. They are not only eco-friendly but also stronger and more durable compared to their synthetic counterparts. The following are your options for natural materials for bed sheets, which you can buy in mattress stores in Utah.

Cotton

This is considered the gold standard for bed sheets nowadays. Egyptian, Pima and American Upland are the variants of cotton bed sheets on the market. The difference among all these lies in the length of the cotton fiber used. Egyptian cotton has the longest fiber and is, therefore, the softest, followed by Pima cotton and finally American Upland, which is at times denoted as 100% cotton. Cotton bed sheets are durable, easy to maintain, soft and breathable. Unfortunately, they do not insulate well and are expensive.

Silk

modern bed with silk sheetsThis is the gold standard of luxury among natural bed sheets. It is made from a natural protein fiber, which is incredibly soft yet strong and offers excellent thermoregulation. Silk bed sheets can absorb a considerable amount of sweat. They are hence ideal for those who sweat a lot when asleep. Silk bed sheets, however, are expensive and caring for them can also be a challenge. You will need to dry clean them regularly to keep them in proper optimal condition.

Linen

This is derived from the flax plant. Linen bed sheets are crisp and breathable though more expensive than silk. High-quality linen bed sheets will last for decades and are very strong, soft and easy to clean. Unfortunately, the bed sheets will wrinkle easily, and you might need to iron them regularly to keep them looking good and new.

Bamboo

Bamboo has been used for bed sheets for ages but only recently gained popularity. Bamboo bed sheets are soft, durable, eco-friendly, absorb considerable moisture and have natural antimicrobial and hypoallergenic properties. They also offer thermoregulation and will hence keep you cool in summer and warm in winter. Bamboo Rayon, bamboo Lyocell and blended bamboo are the variants of bamboo bed sheets currently available. Though softer than cotton bed sheets, bamboo bed sheets are expensive.

You will spend approximately 1/3 of your life sleeping. To this end, your sleeping environment has a significant impact on your health since you breathe into your bedding. The above natural bed sheet materials are the best choices to guarantee that you breathe in clean air. You, after all, cannot do much to decrease air pollution outside your home. By picking the above materials for your sheets, you can control the amount of contaminants you let into your bedroom.

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