Getting a better night’s sleep depends on many different factors, one of which is the quality of your bed linens. When you purchase sheets and other bed linens for your bed, don’t just choose based on colour and pattern. Choose natural fabric bed linens for a cool, comfortable night’s sleep.
If you’ve ever played the game The Sims, you’ll know that buying a bed that’s a 10 comfort will mean that your sim gets recharged much more quickly than they would with a not-as-good bed. As with beds, when it comes to sheets and bed linens, buy the best you can afford.
Having comforters or duvets that are too heavy or warm for the season (or your personal requirements) will leave you feeling sweaty and unable to sleep well. Shivering under too-thin coverings can be just as bad, though. Like with clothing, I like to have light layers on my bed.
I start with great quality bed sheets, like the ones from Frette, then layer with a cotton-filled duvet with a cotton duvet cover. I also have a thin quilt that I can place on top if it gets really cold at night. During the warmer month, I have two light quilts that I can layer to get the right amount of warmth that I need.
Natural fabric bed linens
Of course, the most important piece of the layering process are the bed sheets that touch your skin. It’s not true that you have to choose plain, boring colours in order to have great feeling (the intersection of decent thread count, natural materials, and high quality) sheets.
In order to get a better night’s sleep, I always recommend lightweight sheets made of cotton. I find this type of sheet keeps me cool, yet not cold at night. Sheets that are polyester tend not to breathe very well and feel rough to the touch.
Check out the soft, beautiful sheets and other natural fabric bed linens from Frette.
I’m sharing my tips here in partnership with Frette. Having used their sheets, I can speak first-hand about their high quality.