When it comes to bedding fabrics that will promote a good night’s sleep Lauren Roe from online bedding store I Love Linen (pictured below) says you can’t go past natural fibres such as cotton and linen.
“They will always cost a little more but your sleep and health is so important so it’s the best choice you can make,” she says. “Look at high quality cotton or French flax linen.”
The thread count in bedding can often confuse people but, as Lauren explains, it refers to how many threads of fibre have been woven into your fabric. Which one you prefer is a matter of personal taste.
“The higher the thread count the more cotton or flax is in your bedding,” Lauren says. “Typically higher thread counts such as 1000 in cotton will produce a more luxurious sheet, but for fibres like flax which is thicker and more coarse, it will be absolutely fine woven around the 400 thread count mark.”
Sleep expert Cheryl Fingleson from The Sleep Coach says natural fibres are more conducive to a good sleep because they can pull sweat away from your body and are naturally antimicrobial, making your more comfortable.
“Allergy experts highly recommend washing sheets and pillowcases in hot water frequently to help rid your linens of dust mites,” she says.