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Cotton bed sheets versus silk bed sheets

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Written by Lewis Robinson

Here at Mattress Nextday, we naturally pride ourselves on providing the highest quality mattresses at the best possible prices. However, having the perfect mattress isn’t always enough to ensure that you get a good night’s sleep: it’s also important to have the right kind of sheets. Your bed sheets can make a significant impact on how well you sleep because you are in direct contact with them all night. It’s therefore vitally important that you choose sheets that feel comfortable for you. Your two main options are cotton sheets and silk sheets. Our mattresses are suitable for use with both types, so think carefully about which one is likely to help you get the best night’s sleep.

Cotton bed sheets are generally more affordable than silk sheets. What’s more, the vast majority of cotton sheets are machine-washable, meaning that you don’t have to take them to the dry cleaners. If you aren’t generally troubled by the way your bed sheets feel, cotton sheets are usually the more sensible option. Cotton sheets also have one major advantage over silk sheets from a comfort perspective: they tend to be somewhat lighter and cooler. In hot weather, they are absolutely ideal. However, they can sometimes feel a little coarse if you have very sensitive skin. If you suffer from this problem, you may wish to consider silk sheets.

Silk sheets feel very luxurious and smooth. Even if you have sensitive skin, you are unlikely to be bothered by the feel of silk sheets during the night. However, they can sometimes be a little thicker and warmer than cotton sheets, which can be a problem during hot weather. Summer heat can be somewhat oppressive, so you may wish to wait until autumn or winter if you plan on investing in silk sheets.

In summary, we recommend cotton sheets for people who don’t suffer from sensitive skin but who do need cool sheets during the hot weather. In contrast, we recommend silk sheets for individuals who are troubled by the feeling of cotton sheets or who need sheets that will help keep them warm during cold weather.

Choosing the right type of sheet can help you get a great night’s sleep – so can choosing the right mattress, but this is much easier: you just have to invest in one of ours.

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Lewis Robinson