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Selecting the best sheets for your bed

Your bedding doesn’t just help pull your bedroom together; it can also impact the quality of your rest. Many people consider a good set of sheets a luxury, but they’re also a worthy investment. The good news is that you don’t need to spend a fortune for quality sheets. Here are some tips to help you find and care for your next set of sheets to help you get the best sleep.

Thread Counts

We’ve always heard the higher the thread count, the softer the sheets, and many consumers make their choice based on this feature alone. Good quality sheets have a thread count between 200 and 400, and according to Consumer Reports there’s no reason to pay extra for sheets with a thread count over 400. Independent testing revealed that sheets claiming to have a thread count of 1,200 actually have as few as 416. Don’t forget that other factors can have at least as much of an impact on your sheets’ look, feel, and durability (such as the material or the length of the fiber).

Choose your bed sheet materials carefully

Cotton-poly blends and 100 percent cotton are your best choices as they are comfortable, breathable, and affordable. Look for words like Egyptian, Pima, or Supima as these all refer to quality and indicate a softer cotton. Percale sheets are ideal if you like the feeling of crisp and fresh sheets. Sateen sheets offer something a little softer but are not as durable as a percale weave. Local stores such as Gatherings or a chain like Bed Bath & Beyond carry great options in addition to the accessories provided by BoxDrop.

Test the sheets out

Many stores will have sample sets either out of the packaging or a fabric swatch available along with the display. Test how the fabric feels against your skin; if it’s itchy or rough against your skin in the store, it’ll feel uncomfortable in your bed too.

Keep them clean

To keep your sheets in top condition, it’s recommended to wash them every week or every two weeks in warm water for hygiene purposes and avoid drying in high heat (unless the manufacturer instructions dictate otherwise). Clean sheets feel better, smell better, and will prevent a build-up of dead skin that dust mites feed on. While it may seem like a good idea to use fabric softener to make your sheets feel even cozier, chemicals in fabric softener can build up and wear out your sheets even faster.

Schedule your consultation with the staff at BoxDrop Corpus Christi and we can advise you on the correct maintenance of your mattress and more. Contact us today at (361) 876-4445 to set up a consultation to test our inventory or drop in and see us at 1251 Nile Drive, Corpus Christi, Texas. Don’t forget to follow our Facebook and Instagram for news, testimonials, and promotional offers.